Cindy Wilson will celebrate the release of ‘Change’ with an East Coast tour, including a stop at The Mothlight on Tuesday, June 27.
Three of this edition’s artists are local to Asheville, and the other represents an important piece of the history of nearby Athens, Ga.’s music scene.
The benefit show takes place at The Mothlight on Wednesday, June 14.
Sarah Louise Henson and Sally Anne Morgan pool their considerable knowledge of traditional music while embracing minimalism and experimentation.
Each of the four acts profiled in this edition is highly respected in its respective field. All are nationally-touring acts. And all are most certainly worth your time and heard-earned entertainment dollar.
The band brings its passion for performance to The Mothlight for a free show on Monday, May 29.
This time around, all four featured acts are nationally touring artists. Funk, pop, rock and rockabilly are on the musical menu.
The Moth Story Slam champion will visit Asheville along with two other champions—host Steve Shell and Alison Fields—at The Mothlight on Sunday, May 21.
Currently a four-piece (banjo player Jim McCarthy and guitarist Dave Gilbert plus bassist Max Steel and Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr.), Skunk Ruckus originally came together around the core duo of McCarthy and Steel. Gilbert describes that duo’s sound as “old-time ballads with electric bass.”
Lucianna Ania and Spaceman Jones will join Lingua Franca at The Mothlight on Saturday, May 6.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Acid Mothers Temple, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Electro-Music Asheville are in this week’s roundup.
The song “Samba Si Kairi” is the album’s centerpiece. “This song talks about my childhood, my parents,” Touré says. “My grandfather would sing ‘Samba Si Kairi’ to me as a child, and I would dance. Samba who never breaks, who never runs from threats, who is not afraid. This song is an homage to my grandparents.”
The first Hex, which will include performances by hip-hop artist Nervous Dupree and three local DJs, takes place at The Mothlight on Friday, April 14.
Searra Jade plays The Mothlight on Thursday, April 6.
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.