"Whether it's Bassnectar or Tim McGraw, each band comes with their own seperate issues," says USCC general manager Chris Corl of genre-related security concerns. Photo by Kat McReynolds

Asheville, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll: a look at local concert security

UNLUCKY SEVEN On Saturday, Oct. 25, Sound Tribe Sector 9 began its headlining show at the US Cellular Center without a hitch, but shortly thereafter, security personnel identified seven audience members suffering from drug-induced medical conditions. The seven were quickly transported to Mission Hospital, but over an hour later, the band’s set was stopped and the […]

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Foster the People played a thrilling if baffling show at the U.S. Cellular Center last week. It was one of the band’s few dates in advance of their forthcoming sophomore album. Local indie-pop artist Elijah Wyman opened with a solo set that may well have stolen the show. Photos by Halima Flynt.