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Instagram fan pics: Singer The Weeknd in Asheville at the Orange Peel

Instagram fan pics: Singer The Weeknd in Asheville at the Orange Peel

Rapper/singer/producer/R&B artist Abel Tesfaye, who performs under the name “The Weeknd,” played the Orange Peel on Saturday. Some fan pics from Instagram.

Video: Underhill Rose at Jack of the Wood last Friday night, “2000 Miles”

Video: Underhill Rose at Jack of the Wood last Friday night, “2000 Miles”

Recorded June 22, 2012.

by June 25, 2012 1 comment Asheville Music
New release from Rising Appalachia, “Across the Blue Ridge Mountains”

New release from Rising Appalachia, “Across the Blue Ridge Mountains”

“An unreleased gem that will be included as a bonus track on our upcoming DVD!!!” Video includes beautiful scenery of our mountains. Your Sunday morning jam has arrived, Asheville. Too short at a minute and a half.

by June 24, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Harvest Records in West Asheville brings the jams with summer mixtape

Harvest Records in West Asheville brings the jams with summer mixtape

From the best damn newsletter in Asheville. New Harvest records mixtape series kicks off with Vol. 1, “Summer Jams”: We’ve curated our very first installment of the HARVEST MIX TAPE SERIES, and this volume is entitled “Summer Jams“… No bells and whistles. It’s not a bunch of songs from 2012 releases so you’ll come in and buy ’em. Not a bunch[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Moogfest releases more detail about 2012 event; cheaper tix, no outdoor stage

Moogfest releases more detail about 2012 event; cheaper tix, no outdoor stage

Moogfest organizers began releasing more information about the 2012 edition of the Asheville music festival, and fans are asking for more details. Moogfest has already announced that last year’s three-day event will be a two-day event this year. More from the Moogfest page on Facebook today: Weekend passes will be available for the U.S. Cellular Center as well as single[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Attention Moogerfoogers: Music software company offers Minimoog-V music software download, $199 value, for free

Attention Moogerfoogers: Music software company offers Minimoog-V music software download, $199 value, for free

The Bob Moog legacy lives on: As part of World Music Day, French music software company Arturia is giving away downloads of Minimoog-V Original music software (a recreation of  a 1974 Minimoog synth, $199 value) for free starting today at 6 p.m. The Minimoog-V Original software “includes all the sounds (more than 1,000 presets created by talented artists and renowned sound designers)[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 1 comment Asheville Music
Update: Toubab Krewe giving away VIP tix to Carnavalito festival

Update: Toubab Krewe giving away VIP tix to Carnavalito festival

Toubab Krewe is giving away VIP tix to the upcoming musical fest Carnavalito.

by June 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Asheville music video roundup: The Black Belles, Red June and Edwin McCain

Here’s a look at a few videos from shows around Asheville recently. The Black Belles at the Emerald Lounge: Red June at the Altamont Edwin McCain at the Orange Peel

by June 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Morrissey plays Asheville/Orange Peel date Dec. 5, tix on sale Fri at noon

Morrissey plays Asheville/Orange Peel date Dec. 5, tix on sale Fri at noon

Morrissey fans, Merry Christmas to you: Morrissey’s just announced a Dec. 5 date at the Peel. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Morrissey 2012 tour dates

by June 20, 2012 5 comments Asheville Music
Win tix now: Fri night Emerald Lounge show, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, Travers Brothers Band, Men on Earth

Win tix now: Fri night Emerald Lounge show, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, Travers Brothers Band, Men on Earth

Want to catch a show Friday night downtown? Two tix, $10 value. One pair goes to the first commenter to tell us the name of the band’s most recent record. “Apparently nobody told Daniel Ellsworth that when you drop your first full-length, it’s not supposed to be a greatest hits record. You’re supposed to build up to that. I say[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 5 comments Asheville Music

Hope Griffin, Blue Rags to perform Friday at Black Mountain Ale House

Press release here: I wanted to connect with you regarding the upcoming events at the Black Mountain Ale House. This coming Friday, the Ale House will celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Cookout Celebration featuring Hope Griffin and Blue Rags starting at 7:30 p.m. 20% of all food proceeds from the event will benefit the Black Mountain Town Square Project.[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Underhill Rose to play Jack of the Wood on Friday

Underhill Rose to play Jack of the Wood on Friday

Press release here. I’m a big fan of these ladies: ASHEVILLE, NC, June 11, 2012: Underhill Rose will headline Jack of the Wood, (95 Patton Avenue) in downtown Asheville on Friday, June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Returning to Western North Carolina after launching their 2012 summer tour with a multi-city trek through Eastern Tennessee, Underhill Rose brings their patented blend[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Moogfest 2012 dates announced; be alert for special announcement on June 25

Moogfest 2012 dates announced; be alert for special announcement on June 25

Here’s the press release. Make your plans now, because Moogfest is one of Asheville’s premier musical events: Put it in stone. Moogfest 2012 will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in downtown Asheville, NC. The festival will be a little different this year. Change is good! The full line-up will be announced in mid-July. Tune in to Facebook[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
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…]