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Rooted in Asheville, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo breaks through w/ Grammy, movie deal

Rooted in Asheville, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo breaks through w/ Grammy, movie deal

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will hold an EP release show at The Orange Peel on Sunday.

by March 13, 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
VIDEO: Soundcheck AVL feat. Ben Sollee

VIDEO: Soundcheck AVL feat. Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee comes by for a chat and some cello music.

by March 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Soundcheck AVL: The Jon Stickley Trio

Soundcheck AVL: The Jon Stickley Trio

The Jon Stickley Trio stops by Ashvegas for a Soundcheck with our very own Caleb Calhoun. The Trio plays this Friday at the Grey Eagle.  

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Amadeus Festival starts Friday, features astonishing wealth of music

Asheville Amadeus Festival starts Friday, features astonishing wealth of music

A variety of music and other performances are scheduled, featuring stars including Midori and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

by March 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
In Asheville, late-night dance party returns, this time at Broadway’s

In Asheville, late-night dance party returns, this time at Broadway’s

Whitney Shroyer is bringing “Soul Night” to Broadway’s every Wednesday for the month of March.

by March 6, 2017 0 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
Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

The Asheville Symphony could hire its first woman music director.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Asheville tourism officials are spending more than $20,000 on the marketing partnership with the popular bluegrass band.

by February 23, 2017 1 comment 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
Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The win validated the work of a host of musicians who have pursued their art and their music in Asheville for years.

by February 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

This year’s festival also includes: Jon Stickley Trio, The Screaming J’s, Unifire Theater, Les Amis, Ashley Heath & Her Heathens and more.

by February 16, 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
News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

A modest home on Brevard Road was once a destination for music-lovers around the world who sought a taste of bluegrass.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News, 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
Orange Peel Events, Highland Brewing continue outdoor concert series

Orange Peel Events, Highland Brewing continue outdoor concert series

A Primus show has already sold out, while tickets for St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Mac DeMarco go on sale Friday.

by February 1, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music
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
Asheville’s venerable Grey Eagle venue ushers in new year with changes

Asheville’s venerable Grey Eagle venue ushers in new year with changes

Look for more comedy shows, more late-night dance parties and the quality music programming fans have grown to love.

by January 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
VIDEO: Billy Strings

VIDEO: Billy Strings

Check out Billy Strings.

by January 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
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
WIN TIX to see Talib Kweli at The Orange Peel on New Year’s Eve

WIN TIX to see Talib Kweli at The Orange Peel on New Year’s Eve

Leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to see Talib Kweli at The Orange Peel in Asheville on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. Kweli is a hip-hop artist who has been on the scene for about 20 years, and is known as much for his solo work as for his collaborations. This[Read More…]

by December 27, 2016 23 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
Ben Phan/ photo by Adam McMillian

PODCAST: Ben Phan at The Brew Pump in West Asheville

Ben Phan recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to record a new album in 2017.

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Laura Blackley, performing at the Asheville Regional Airport as part of the pop-up concert/podcast series Music on the Fly.

Asheville airport partnership with Ashvegas wins national marketing award

Music on the Fly, part pop-up concert and party podcast, brings live local music to the airport every month.

by December 19, 2016 3 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
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
10th annual Holiday Liquor and Dance Party Saturday at New Mountain AVL

10th annual Holiday Liquor and Dance Party Saturday at New Mountain AVL

DJ Marley Carroll will be spinning the dance music all night long.

by December 15, 2016 1 comment 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
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 fastest selling Orange Peel concerts

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 fastest selling Orange Peel concerts

Awolnation comes in at number 10.

by December 13, 2016 1 comment 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
Asheville musicians Townsend, Sirius B, seek crowdfunding support

Asheville musicians Townsend, Sirius B, seek crowdfunding support

Time’s running out, but it’s not too late to support these great Asheville musicians.

by December 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

The free, outdoor mini-festival will raise money and awareness for victims of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg.

by December 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
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
The Last Waltz Band gives Christmas Jam 2016 in Asheville extra special glow

The Last Waltz Band gives Christmas Jam 2016 in Asheville extra special glow

The concert also raises money for a great cause, the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

by December 7, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Nick Waterhouse brings his bluesy, soulful perfectionism to The Mothlight

Nick Waterhouse brings his bluesy, soulful perfectionism to The Mothlight

With “Never Twice,” Waterhouse has one of the smoothest records of the year.

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
WIN TIX To Kid Hop Hooray at The Orange Peel on Saturday

WIN TIX To Kid Hop Hooray at The Orange Peel on Saturday

DJ Oso will be spinning kid-friendly tunes for this wintertime dance party for kids.

by December 5, 2016 12 comments Asheville Music
Flat-picking phenom Billy Strings rolls into Grey Eagle Friday

Flat-picking phenom Billy Strings rolls into Grey Eagle Friday

Billy Strings wowed crowds at Merlefest earlier this year. He returns to Asheville on Friday for another high-energy show.

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Goodbye, Admiral dance parties

Goodbye, Admiral dance parties

The late-night night dance parties at The Admiral restaurant in West Asheville will stop at the end of the year. It’s the end of one of Asheville’s most beloved late-night dance traditions. The dance parties at the Admiral started up in 2007, about the same time that West Asheville’s comeback started and the city’s food scene began to get wider[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 comments Asheville Music
Fritzgiving show at Asheville Music Hall was funk-infused crowd-pleaser

Fritzgiving show at Asheville Music Hall was funk-infused crowd-pleaser

The first ever Fritzgiving was a show for the ages.

by November 28, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Giant Panda Dub Squad grooves at Asheville Music Hall

Giant Panda Dub Squad grooves at Asheville Music Hall

By Caleb Calhoun How exactly does one come up with a band name like Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad?  To be honest, with music this good and a vibe this chill, it’s hard to even care. Seriously, it’s hard to care about anything other than dancing when they are playing. This post-election Saturday night, that seems like a damn fine[Read More…]

by November 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Get your Fritz fix Friday at Asheville Music Hall

Get your Fritz fix Friday at Asheville Music Hall

The Asheville-based funk band, with two new records in the works and a growing fan base, has a lot to be thankful for these days.

by November 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Review: Moon Taxi invites fans into their musical family during Orange Peel show

Review: Moon Taxi invites fans into their musical family during Orange Peel show

During their show, the indie rockers out of Nashville performed “Hallelujah” in honor of Leonard Cohen’s passing.

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music