Articles by: Caleb Calhoun

From street to stage, Bella’s Bartok makes klezmer punk mischief

From street to stage, Bella’s Bartok makes klezmer punk mischief

Your first exposure to this circus punk band might be an accident, but your next five shows certainly will not.

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Night of the songstress: Leyla McCalla and Jane Kramer at Altamont Theatre Wednesday

Night of the songstress: Leyla McCalla and Jane Kramer at Altamont Theatre Wednesday

Both women open up and invite you to feel what they feel.

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
It’s a family affair as Tellico explores its sound, hits its stride

It’s a family affair as Tellico explores its sound, hits its stride

Tellico will play The Altamont Theatre on Friday.

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Emma’s Lounge love-bombs The Altamont Theatre

Emma’s Lounge love-bombs The Altamont Theatre

This is Emma’s Lounge, a magical place where everyone is accepted for who they are.

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Reviews
Moogfest announces 2017 lineup and program highlights

Moogfest announces 2017 lineup and program highlights

Moogfest returns to Durham beginning May 18.

by March 12, 2017 2 comments Asheville Music
Emma’s Lounge, Dr. Bacon ready to get weird Friday at Altamont Theatre

Emma’s Lounge, Dr. Bacon ready to get weird Friday at Altamont Theatre

Both bands offer up messages of love and acceptance through their music.

by March 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Dynamo

Dynamo, Window Cat set to bring the funk to Isis Music Hall Friday

Window Cat, a prog-jazz band from Asheville, teams up with neo/funk/soul band Dynamo from Nashville for the West Asheville show.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Maradeen, gaining traction, arrives at Asheville Music Hall on Friday

Maradeen, gaining traction, arrives at Asheville Music Hall on Friday

Maradeen, a Nashville-based quintet, recently won a contest to open for Bon Jovi.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Wook Hunting: A Personal Essay, and the time I was bagged and tagged

Wook Hunting: A Personal Essay, and the time I was bagged and tagged

Exploring the cultural phenomenon of snapping photos of dread-locked, drugged-out music fans and sharing them online.

by February 15, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music, feature
The Mantras plan Carolina family reunion at New Mountain AVL this weekend

The Mantras plan Carolina family reunion at New Mountain AVL this weekend

The Mantras aim to tell a different story will every show they play.

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Fringe Festival: A review in three acts

Asheville Fringe Festival: A review in three acts

By Caleb Calhoun (Act 1) The car, a late-90’s Taurus, is already running when we arrive. The driver, although cordial, is clearly uneasy. He holds the door for Dr. Mack, Ms. Mariposa, and myself as we climb in, unsure as to what exactly we have gotten ourselves into. Then noises from the trunk. Banging and shouting and chaos and confusion.[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Asheville arts
Versatile Krasno arrives at New Mountain AVL ready to groove

Versatile Krasno arrives at New Mountain AVL ready to groove

Krasno’s “Blood from a Stone,” released last year, deftly melds the vintage and the contemporary.

by January 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
On Lotus, longevity and the jam band scene

On Lotus, longevity and the jam band scene

Lotus will play a two-night run at The Orange Peel in Asheville this weekend.

by January 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Hard-charging Backup Planet arrives at Isis Music Hall in Asheville Saturday

Hard-charging Backup Planet arrives at Isis Music Hall in Asheville Saturday

Backup Planet has been relentless about touring, and they’re planning an even bigger 2017.

by January 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Exuding effortless positivity, Jahman Brahman ready for Isis Music Hall stage Saturday

Exuding effortless positivity, Jahman Brahman ready for Isis Music Hall stage Saturday

The band, which formed in Ohio and relocated to Asheville, is ready for a big show at Isis Music Hall.

by January 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

An album release show from The Infamous Stringdusters, with Billy Strings opening. It doesn’t get much better than this if you’re a bluegrass fan.

by January 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Runaway Gin at Grey Eagle on Friday will fill your Phish wish

Runaway Gin at Grey Eagle on Friday will fill your Phish wish

Runaway Gin captures the playful side of Phish’s music as perfectly as one can and ties the well-executed songs together with original jams and segues.

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville songstress Jane Kramer’s new source of musical inspiration: happiness

Asheville songstress Jane Kramer’s new source of musical inspiration: happiness

Jane Kramer and a band full of Asheville all-stars, will perform Saturday at the Grey Eagle.

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Nth Power brings their “Conscious Jazz” to Asheville Music Hall Thursday

Nth Power brings their “Conscious Jazz” to Asheville Music Hall Thursday

The Nth Power is mainstay in the funk and jam scenes across the country.

by December 27, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
The New Mastersounds/Turkuaz funk train rolls into Orange Peel Saturday

The New Mastersounds/Turkuaz funk train rolls into Orange Peel Saturday

Both bands are known for their exciting live performances.

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Town Mountain and The Honeycutters Holiday Hang at Grey Eagle Friday

Town Mountain and The Honeycutters Holiday Hang at Grey Eagle Friday

Crisp country and progressive old-grass should make for a great combination.

by December 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2016, part II: The magic of Weir, Krauss chemistry

Christmas Jam 2016, part II: The magic of Weir, Krauss chemistry

The chemistry between Bob Weir and Alison Krauss brought electric new life to the Grateful Dead’s “Peggy-O.”

by December 13, 2016 6 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2016, part I: Haynes, Johnson and Krauss kick off

Christmas Jam 2016, part I: Haynes, Johnson and Krauss kick off

Holly Bowling was also one of the bright stars of the night.

by December 12, 2016 2 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Karl Denson brought the funk but not the fire to Asheville show

Karl Denson brought the funk but not the fire to Asheville show

Caleb Calhoun I came into the night tittering like a school girl. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with special guest Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic guitarist) at New Mountain AVL last week was enough to get me pumped. The addition of local hotshots The Digs to the lineup provided an extra shot of adrenaline. This was, I suspected, going to be a night to remember.[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
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