The Orange Peel hosts the fashion show on Friday, April 28.
The second season of The Girl From Carolina debuts online, YWCA of Asheville screens a documentary on women’s body image and more.
In the penultimate stop on their U.S. tour, the L.A. rockers maintained a high level of showmanship.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Acid Mothers Temple, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Electro-Music Asheville are in this week’s roundup.
Noname will perform her coming-of-age hip-hop at The Orange Peel on Friday, April 14.
Blues that isn’t blues; goofy, fun-filled rock; a guitar legend and darkly psychedelic music … those are among your concertgoing choices over the next 30 days in Asheville.
“I’m super thankful to the musical community of Asheville for being part of the Skidoo project throughout its whole [development]. I’m part of a community, and I know that.” Skidoo returns to Asheville on Sunday, March 19 for a performance at The Orange Peel.
Australian duo Oh Pep! opens June’s show at The Orange Peel on Monday, March 6.
For the fifth year, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic will promote safe sex at its Condom Couture fashion show. The event features garments made with hundreds of condoms each and takes place at the Orange Peel on Saturday, March 11.
The local production, benefiting Helpmate, takes place at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 25.
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.
The nearly four-hour show, with DJ Plain Ole Bill scratching next to Ant, was a vibrant bravura for Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers Entertainment label, home to Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed latest release (The Impossible Kid) and the proving ground of the beloved late rapper Eyedea.
“A lot of these younger bands, you know, they tend to sound alike,” says Del McCoury. “But those boys, they have their own sound.”
This week’s roundup includes Dweezil Zappa, Wendy Jones, Airpark and The Legendary Shack Shakers.
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).
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.
British-based quartet The New Mastersounds recently released a split single with New York City-based funksters Turkuaz. Guitarist Eddie Roberts says that the shared tour is “a logical thing to do; musically, it’s such a great fit. There’s a certain amount of crossover with our audience.”
Since the group’s start in 2006, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have positioned Rising Appalachia as both a musical project and a vehicle to express their social justice concerns, and to help foster a community with like-minded interests.
The group’s big sound invites comparisons to 1970s megastars like Queen. And two tracks were written and produced by American artist Gregg Alexander.
TRiG returns for his second show at The Orange Peel with fellow local artists Trip Gang, Deelayne, Leequan, Lazz and YPC Darius on Friday, Nov. 25.
This week’s roundup includes the California Guitar Trio, TAUK, Howard Jones and The O’Connor Band.