Asheville arts

Word on the street: Asheville Dance-A-Thon postponed

I heard yesterday that the Asheville Dance-A-Ton, scheduled for Feb. 4, has been postponed. The inaugural event was to be a fundraiser for the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Can anyone confirm?

Warren Wilson College faculty musicians to perform in Kyrgyzstan as members of the Red State Ramblers

From loyal reader Ben: Two Warren Wilson College professors, Dr. Kevin Kehrberg (Department of Music) and Dr. Jeffrey A. Keith (Department of Global Studies), are preparing for a two-week State Department tour of Kyrgyzstan as members of the Red State Ramblers, an Appalachian string band. Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan is celebrating[Read More…]

by January 18, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Rolling Stone: Avett Brothers prepare to release new album, with tunes recorded in Asheville

Rolling Stone reports that the Avett Brothers “get aggressive” on the new Rick Rubin-produced record. More: The folk-rock crew recorded more than 20 tunes in Asheville, North Carolina, last year for the follow-up to 2009’s breakthrough album, I and Love and You, once again working with producer Rick Rubin. “Before the last album, the demos were the album,” says Avett.[Read More…]

by January 10, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

AHA AVL: Kovacs and the Polar Bear

AHA AVL is Asheville’s coolest concert series, held in the sound lab of Moog Music near downtown Asheville. It’s Moog’s way of highlighting Asheville’s wonderfully vibrant music scene. The event is invitation only, but is giving away tix. Here’s the video from the last show, featuring Kovacs and the Polar Bear. Next up is The Critters.

by January 10, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Diana Ross to play Harrah’s

Legend Diana Ross is coming to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Check it out: WHO: In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time. Beginning in the 60s as lead singer of the world renowned singing group, The Supremes, and as[Read More…]

by January 9, 2012 1 comment Asheville Music

The Foreign Orange seeks funding for debut album, film project just outside Asheville

Here are the details about The Foreign Orange project, an Asheville art collective that wants to record an album and shoot a film of the process. More about The Foreign Orange on Kickstarter: The Foreign Orange is independently recording it’s debut album at a studio set up in a cabin outside of Asheville, NC. While this process is happening, a[Read More…]

by January 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music

Glide Magazine: 2011 Christmas Jam ‘one of the most remarkable in the event’s storied history’

From Though Warren Haynes’ annual Christmas Jam has become synonymous with legendary performances and monumental collaborations, it should have surprised no one that the 23rd edition would exceed even those lofty expectations. It’s an enigmatic number, 23, and the significance of the sum of the month (12) and year (11), along with the lunar eclipse that happened during the[Read More…]

by December 24, 2011 0 comments Asheville Music

Video: Asheville Symphony Chorus sings at mall, WalMart

Here’s video of the Asheville Symphony Chorus singing Christmas carols at the Asheville Mall, WalMart and Sam’s Club from a few weeks back.

by December 22, 2011 0 comments Asheville features, Asheville Music

Asheville’s Curious Sense launches Grateful Dead Game

Asheville-based video game-maker Curious Sense has launched its unique video game, Grateful Dead Game – The Epic Tour. Here’s more from loyal reader Adam: Hi Jason Thought you’d like to know that Asheville-based digital studio, Curious Sense, today launched Grateful Dead Game – The Epic Tour. Phase 1 is a “gathering of the tribe” where we’re asking fans to vote on the Dead’s[Read More…]

by December 19, 2011 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News

The Lift Studios, new digs in River Arts District, now open

Here’s the great note from loyal reader Daniel, who wants folks to know about his new studio in Asheville’s River Arts District: And to elaborate on what The Lift is… my wife Michelle and I bought and renovated an old (1907) building on depot st and are operating as a working studio and gallery for my artwork (which you can[Read More…]

by December 16, 2011 3 comments Asheville arts

Swannanoa Solstice concert arrives Sunday

Simply beautiful music. From press materials: At winter’s arrival Asheville audiences come together for this holiday celebration filled with holiday songs old and new, religious and secular, joyful and poignant, in a warm and intimate winter concert. A Swannanoa Solstice’s Asheville performance is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and is made possible by Performance[Read More…]

by December 16, 2011 0 comments Asheville Music

Tuning up: Derin Togar of Asheville is singing her song

Derin Togar has really never stopped singing. As a little 3-year-old, Togar wouldn’t stop singing. Would. Not. Stop. There was so much singing, in fact, that Togar’s mom thought there was something seriously wrong. Turns out there wasn’t anything amiss. The tot just loved to belt out tunes, and that’s pretty much all she’s been doing since. Now 23, the[Read More…]

by December 14, 2011 5 comments Asheville Music

Missing the Xmas Jam? Check out the art show up at Satellite Gallery

The Christmas Jam show at Satellite Gallery is amazing. Here’s a note I received from Joshua, one of the artists on display: Hi Jason, Just wanted to extend an invite to the Satellite Gallery X-Mas Jam Art show opening tomorrow night (Fri) from 4-7. I will have my new Grateful Dead poster up. I was hired to do the poster[Read More…]

by December 12, 2011 0 comments Asheville features, Asheville Music

Christmas Jam 2011 in photos

A few photos from Christmas Jam 2011. Photos by Taryn Gentry

by December 11, 2011 1 comment Asheville Music

Christmas Jam 2011 wows Asheville crowd

The 2011 version of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam wowed a sold-out crowd at the Asheville Civic Center on Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. Here’s a sampling of some of what’s out there: Listen to Gov’t Mule’s set here as you read on. A slew of great Christmas Jam 2011 videos for you to check. A few of[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News

Club Metropolis opens in Asheville

Club Metropolis held its grand opening last weekend. The joint appears to be the former Club 828, which shut down suddenly last year. Anyone got any details?

by December 5, 2011 4 comments Asheville Music