Thwarted by unforeseen circumstances in 2015, the Chicago rockers get a second chance at their Asheville debut.
The Los Angeles band’s music — as showcased on its third and latest album, Freedom is Free, released March 3 — weds infectious soul grooves to thought-provoking lyrics, and draws from styles well outside the Latino music scene. Chicano Batman plays The Mothlight Wednesday, March 22.
Roedelius makes a rare North American appearance at The Mothlight on March 18 before heading to Knoxville for this year’s Big Ears Festival.
Shoegaze groups Knives and Daggers and VIA will open the record release show on Friday, Feb. 17.
Roach and The Fly By Night Rounders play at The Mothlight on Sunday, Feb. 12.
All four of the acts spotlighted in this edition are American; none is from Asheville, but all are musically adventurous and intriguing enough to justify a trip out on a potentially wintry February (or early March) Asheville evening.
Indigo De Souza opens and Darion Bradley’s MachineSpeaks performs the afterparty for the show, which begins at The Mothlight on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Marching Church will play The Mothlight with Bernardino, Femminielli and KNVOI on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
During January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness month, newly launched local organization Project FIGHT is hosting several events aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat trafficking in Western North Carolina. Rock band Armadilla will headline one such benefit concert at The Mothlight on Sunday, Jan. 29.
In addition to performances by The Moon and You and Rob Nance and the Lost Souls, an upcoming benefit for the ACLU will include three literary readings by A.C. Reynolds High School students. The Mothlight hosts the event on Friday, Jan. 13.
For those of us who want to kick this year to the curb and see in — albeit with some trepidation — 2017, here’s where to sip some bubbly, wear a wacky hat, dance like no one’s watching and party like it’s 1999 (there’s no shame if you secretly wish it was).
“We are proud to support NARAL and the worthy cause of protecting women’s reproductive rights in the United States,” says Melissa Hyman of Sweet Claudette, the band headlining an upcoming fundraiser for the nonprofit. The Mothlight hosts the show on Thursday, Jan. 5.
The final roundup of 2016 includes Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Nth Power, The Cheeksters and Marching Church.
From the standpoint of live music, this year has been another remarkable one for Western North Carolina. In addition to some superb homegrown/local talent, Asheville remains a popular destination for some of the very best touring musical acts.
The band will perform a Home Alone-themed show at The Mothlight on Friday, Dec. 23.
If Section Secrets, a nine-track mix of rock, experimental and ambient sounds will be released with a show at The Mothlight on Sunday, Dec. 18.
The band, led by singer-songwriter Eric D. Johnson, returns to The Mothlight on Sunday, Dec. 4.
For their second full-length album, The Resonant Rogues are returning to Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Their crowdfunding campaign for the project culminates on Friday, Nov. 18, when the band performs at The Mothlight.
“I didn’t have a plan that I was going to write political songs, but the songs occurred out of the unavoidable situation we’ve been in,” Townsend says. “It’s always a tenuous line to walk: music, politics, that kind of thing.”
The couple met in 2009 at the National Old-Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho.
The growth Natalie Mering exhibits on her new Weyes Blood album Front Row Seat to Earth is the type of breakthrough music lovers dream about, yet rarely see.