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Good morning! Asheville metal band Lifecurse brings zombie apocalypse with slick video

Good morning! Asheville metal band Lifecurse brings zombie apocalypse with slick video

Lifecurse, “12:34” Directed & Edited By: Justin Reich Assistant Director: Blake Faucette SFX & Colorist: Justin Reich Make-Up Artist: Sandi Ghee www.facebook.com/ShandisFacePainting.BodyArt  www.theantimatterstudio.com Lifecurse Members: Matt, Jared, Will, Tom, Roddy Sounds Like: The Ghost Inside, Parkway Drive, Texas In July, August Burns Red, My Bitter End (official) Bio: 5 guys, all about the music…

by June 19, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

The Black Belles, Fruit Bats, Floating Action, Kovacs and the Polar Bear and more all coming to Asheville’s Emerald Lounge

Check out this amazing list of shows coming to the Emerald Lounge over the next few weeks. Wow. Got a TON of great shows coming up at the Emerald Lounge!  You can always check out our upcoming schedule here (and get tix for all our showshere), but I wanted to give you a heads up on a few upcoming shows you should DEFINITELY[Read More…]

by June 18, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Video: Dawes in Asheville at the Orange Peel 6/13, “A Little Bit of Everything”

Video: Dawes in Asheville at the Orange Peel 6/13, “A Little Bit of Everything”

by June 16, 2012 2 comments Asheville Music

Paul’s Creek and legendary fiddler Arvil Freeman to play Altamont Theatre in Asheville

  Press release here. Check these guys out – they’re the real deal: Join Paul’s Creek plus legendary fiddler Arvil Freeman @ the Altamont Theatre This Saturday at 8 p.m. for an upbeat concert of traditional & original mountain songs, stories & award winning dance. Carol Rifkin’s voice shines on everything from Carter family songs to originals. A touring artist[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Space Capone, Secret B-Sides, play Downtown After Five party on Friday

Space Capone, Secret B-Sides, play Downtown After Five party on Friday

Press release here: Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors, continues on Friday, June 15 from 5-9pm with Space Capone taking the stage following opener, The Secret B-Sides. Taking place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free. Inspired by 70’s funk, soul[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Video: CaroMia, “Bird On My Shoulder”

Video: CaroMia, “Bird On My Shoulder”

A new video, and a little new local music. Fans of Kate Bush might like Asheville’s CaroMia. CaroMia “Bird On My Shoulder” from Greg Herman on Vimeo. CaroMia’s CD release show is June 20 at the Altamont Theatre, 8 p.m. $10. Here she is with Asheville rockstar Woody Wood: “Mountains of North Carolina”

by June 13, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
The Killers set rare club date in Asheville: July 19 at The Peel

The Killers set rare club date in Asheville: July 19 at The Peel

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Via the Charlotte Observer’s Sound Bites blog: The Orange Peel announced today that Vegas pop-rock band the Killers will make a rare club appearance at the downtown Asheville venue Thursday, July 19 en route to its headlining performance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware July 21 and 22. The Killers have technically only[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Dawes ticket giveaway! Show is Wednesday night at the Orange Peel

Dawes ticket giveaway! Show is Wednesday night at the Orange Peel

We’ve got two tickets to see Dawes Wednesday night at the Peel. To win, just be the first one to tell us, in the comments section of this post, which sometime member of Wilco is credited with appearing on the first Dawes release. Winner will receive two tickets to the show. Just give your correct first and last name in[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 6 comments Asheville Music
New Rising Appalachia song and video: I’ll Fly Away

New Rising Appalachia song and video: I’ll Fly Away

Asheville favorites and former Ashevilleans Rising Appalachia have released a video of their gorgeous, live-in-the-studio rendition of “I’ll Fly Away.” Recorded here in Asheville at Echo Mountain Recording Studios. “Part Appalachia, part New Orleans, part us.” Enjoy.

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Jam in the Van mobile recording studio at the Bywater today, Tuesday with Aaron Wood, The Honeycutters and more

Jam in the Van mobile recording studio at the Bywater today, Tuesday with Aaron Wood, The Honeycutters and more

Recording sessions are open to the public and Jam in the Van encourages fans “to check out these great musicians” recording live in the Jam Van. Scheduled to record are E. Normus Trio, Kellin Watson, The Honeycutters, Velvet Truckstop and Aaron “Woody” Wood. From Erin at Dreamspider Publicity: Welcoming the folks with Jam In the Van to Asheville!! They’ve turned a Winnebago into[Read More…]

Asheville musician Ben Lovett takes home Madrid International Film Festival prize

Asheville musician Ben Lovett takes home Madrid International Film Festival prize

The Asheville singwer-songriter behind music, several impressively produced videos and a new experimental short film takes home a prize in Madrid: Best Soundtrack, for his short film Ghosts of Old Highways. This is just the most recent award for Ben Lovett and his movie, which have both also won 2012 awards at film festivals in Denver, Memphis, Charleston and Atlanta.[Read More…]

by June 11, 2012 1 comment Asheville Music, Asheville News

Shindig on the Green set to return to downtown Asheville on June 30

One of Asheville’s signature summer events. Press release here: The celebrated mountain tradition Shindig on the Green, which showcases the region’s rich heritage through its folk musicians and dancers, kicks off its 46th annual season by returning to the heart of downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park. With its first gathering of the summer on Saturday June 30th, this year’s[Read More…]

by June 11, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Catch the Lovestruck Suckers on Saturday at The Altamont Theatre in Asheville

Here’s the great note from loyal reader Silas: Hi Jason, how are you? I’ve got a new project that I’m very excited about that I would love to turn your readers on to. The group is called Lovestruck Suckers, and it features 3 out of 4 members of The Opal String Quartet. Our bio is at the bottom of this email,[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Asheville Percussion Festival set for June 8-10

This looks fantastic. Press release here: The first annual Asheville Percussion Festival will take place June 8th-10th, 2012 at the Creative Technology and Arts Center – Odyssey School in Asheville, NC. The theme is ‘Tradition to Innovation’. The festival will be hosted by Asheville’s ambassador to rhythm River Guerguerian. There will be workshops with Master teachers such as Jamey Haddad[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Harvest Recordings teams with Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) record label to co-release new record from Floating Action

Harvest Recordings teams with Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) record label to co-release new record from Floating Action

On the heels of an Asheville musician joining Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, more big Asheville music news: Asheville band Floating Action, who’d previously attracted attention from major-label act Dr. Dog, scores big again. Harvest Recordings (the record label of Asheville’s indie record store, Harvest Records), together with Removador Recordings and Solutions (Jim James’ label), releases  Floating Action’s upcoming record “Fake[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 6 comments Asheville Music
Beauty Will Come: CD release day for Asheville bluegrass/Americana band, Red June

Beauty Will Come: CD release day for Asheville bluegrass/Americana band, Red June

Beauty Will Come is available on CD Baby and iTunes, as well as locally at Harvest Records, Karmasonics and Acoustic Corner. Listen here. From Facebook: Red June is an acoustic power trio from Asheville, NC, performing beautifully distilled Americana music that literally drips with soul. The Red June sound is as versatile and original as the musicians themselves; they touch[Read More…]

by June 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
New CD, single and video from Asheville’s Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

New CD, single and video from Asheville’s Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The “kid-hop” artist (with a lot of grown-up fans) released a new album last month after a successful funding run on Kickstarter. “Make Believers” is the new CD, and here’s the video for “Gotta Be You,” the first single.

by June 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville musician Michael Libramento joins Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, appears in video for new single, “Never Go Back”

Asheville musician Michael Libramento joins Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, appears in video for new single, “Never Go Back”

According to Stephanie Morgan of stephaniesid, Asheville musician Michael Libramento, who’s played locally with stephaniesid, Floating Action and Jar-E, has joined Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Check Libramento out above in the video to “Never Go Back,” the first single from the new Grace Potter release due June 12. Michael Libramento bio from the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts[Read More…]

by June 4, 2012 2 comments Asheville Music

Goodbye, Doc. Enjoy those uncloudy days

Here are a few photos I shot of Doc Watson over the years of attending Merlefest. The Saturday morning show Doc did every year at the festival was always the best, in my mind. More intimate. More of a feeling of Doc taking you to church with his music. The beauty of his music on those mornings made me cry.[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 3 comments Asheville Music
Get on the (LaZoom) bus with Americana performer Baby Gramps June 10

Get on the (LaZoom) bus with Americana performer Baby Gramps June 10

Members of Asheville’s The Mad Tea bring an interesting act to town: Blues/freak folk singer Baby Gramps plays Jack of the Wood on June 12, and makes a special appearance on the big purple bus on June 10. The JotW show is 9 p.m. $5, openers The Mad Tea. LaZoom bus shows are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 2 comments Asheville Music

Bluegrass Today: Doc Watson hospitalized after fall

Folk music legend Doc Watson, 89, has been hospitalized, according to Bluegrass Today. More: According to two close friends of Watson’s, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his home. After taking a turn for the worse, he was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he is being treated for what may be a[Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Happy Birthday! Google honors Bob Moog with doodle that’s playable, recordable synthesizer

Google is honoring Asheville’s Bob Moog in an amazing way – with a doodle on its website that is a playable, recordable synthesizer. The doodle will go up Wednesday, which would have been Moog’s 78th birthday. From mashable.com: In celebration of Robert Moog’s 78th birthday, Google has created an epic Google Doodle to honor the electronic music pioneer. The Doodle,[Read More…]

RiverMUSIC, new music series in Asheville’s River Arts District announced: The Krektones, Mad Tea Party, Sanctum Sully, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, much more

The 2012 RiverMUSIC lineup.

by May 22, 2012 11 comments Asheville Music

Bele Chere 2012 music line-up announced: Balsam Range, Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Kovacs & The Polar Bear, The Critters, Larry Keel, much more

The music line-up has been announced for the 2012 version of Asheville’s Bele Chere music festival. The Citizen-Times has a story here. It is definitely a step up from the past couple of years, imho. What do you think? • ArtOfficial • Aunt Martha • Balsam Range • Blackberry Smoke • BoomBox • Boys in the Well • Brandi Carlile[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 4 comments Asheville Music
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