Articles by: Caleb Calhoun

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

“Robert Hunter’s lucid visions painted a landscape across my most formative years,” says Josh Blake.

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Marcus King Band/ photo by David McClister

Marcus King’s musical journey home

Marcus King will host his third annual Family Reunion show at Pisgah Brewing on Sept. 27-28. Scheduled performers include The Marcus King Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yonder Mountain String Band and much more.

by September 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Gov't Mule played a sold-out show at the Highland Brewing Meadow Stage on July 3rd. Asheville native Warren Haynes leads the band. It's the first time in years that Haynes and his band have played outside Haynes' annual Christmas Jam concert held each year in Asheville./ photo by Stephan Pruitt

From hippies to Harley riders, Asheville fans cheer Gov’t Mule

Asheville native Warren Haynes and his band kicked off the July Fourth holiday weekend in fine form by rocking the night away at Highland Brewing’s Meadow Stage.

by July 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville musician Joshua Phillips, shown here, and fellow musicians Philo Reitzel, Elijah Cramer, Casey Cramer, Oso Rey, and Patrick Armitage have a popular Beastie Boys tribute band called High Plains Drifters. They'll be playing at the Salvage Station on Friday./ photo by Katherine Powell via High Plains Drifters

The enduring appeal of cover bands on the Asheville music scene

Cover and tribute gigs can represent a lucrative (by Asheville musician standards) way to play out on a regular basis.

by June 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination to run for president in the 2020 Election, stumped in Asheville on Friday, May 18, at the Salvage Station music venue. /photo by Stephan Pruitt

In Asheville, Bernie Sanders rallies his supporters

It’s 85 degrees and about a thousand percent humidity and we are all, literally, feeling the Bern.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Josh Blake/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Josh Blake, vulnerable and showing us his way with new release, Nothing’s In The Way

Asheville musician Josh Blake will celebrate the release of his new album, “Nothing’s In the Way,” with a

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Ghost Light/ photo by Jason Siegel

Ghost Light returns to Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday; weekend musical festivities abound

Other Asheville shows coming up include Billy Strings, Rising Appalachia, Phosphorescent and Brie Capone.

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Punch Brothers /photo by Josh Goleman

Punch Brothers, marrying the folk and formal, set for The Orange Peel in Asheville

The Punch Brothers are coming off a big Grammy Award win earlier this year.

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Andrea Gibson

5 questions with poet Andrea Gibson

Gibson is set to perform at the Grey Eagle on Friday.

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Fritz

The Fritz ready to bounce their disco/funk/soul into the Orange Peel

The Fritz will bring their dance-inducing mix of disco, funk, and rock to a sold-out Orange Peel in support of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on Friday.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Top 5 Asheville concerts of 2018

The Top 5 Asheville concerts of 2018

David Byrne’s May show in Asheville, equal parts rock concert, theater performance and political rally, won’t soon be topped.

by December 29, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Wide-ranging Midnight North plays Salvage Station on Saturday

Wide-ranging Midnight North plays Salvage Station on Saturday

Look for some surprise guests to be sitting in with Midnight North on Saturday night.

by December 27, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Warren Haynes, left, and Ray Sisk at the 30th anniversary Christmas Jam. / photo by DAVID SIMCHOCK for Ashvegas.com

Christmas Jam 2018 recap 2: Haynes, Potter, James and ‘I Shall Be Released’

After four nights of incredible music, where do we go from here? Wherever the hell Warren Haynes wants to take us.

by December 11, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2018 recap 1: Grohl, Abby the Spoon Lady, Dark Side of the Mule, more

Christmas Jam 2018 recap 1: Grohl, Abby the Spoon Lady, Dark Side of the Mule, more

For all the attention on big national acts, the annual Christmas Jam is a giant spotlight on local talent.

by December 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
5 things we’re psyched to see at Christmas Jam 2018

5 things we’re psyched to see at Christmas Jam 2018

Here’s one: Dave Grohl playing “Play” live, for the first time ever.

by November 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Fall LEAF 2018

Asheville Music Weekend: Fall LEAF 2018

Brothership is back running the Open Mic at Pisgah on Sunday.

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: RADfest at Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sunday

Asheville Music Weekend: RADfest at Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sunday

On Saturday, both The Fritz are Emma’s Lounge will be playing great shows in support of new music.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Emma’s Lounge breaks down their new single, ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’

Emma’s Lounge breaks down their new single, ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’

Emma’s Lounge will celebrate the release of their latest album on Saturday at the Asheville Music Hall.

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Town Mountain/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Asheville Music Weekend: Town Mountain at The Orange Peel, Marcus King Family Reunion

Also, the Marcus King Family Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: The Resonant Rogues, One More Saturday Night

Asheville Music Weekend: The Resonant Rogues, One More Saturday Night

For all you West Asheville hippies, don’t forget the Dirty Dead at UpCountry Brewing.

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Colby Deitz, Aaron Price, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Colby Deitz, Aaron Price, more

Also, Spiro and Nicole Nicolopolous are hoping to help create a scene of sober music fans to support each other while enjoying live music.

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: The Snozzberries, The Screaming J’s, more

Asheville Music Weekend: The Snozzberries, The Screaming J’s, more

Saturday night The Rahm Squad, featuring Jaze Uries, is playing at One World West, and more.

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Jam in the Trees pacs some great music into Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Also, Styrofoam Turtles are singlehandedly building a new grunge scene in Asheville, and they’ll be playing with Sane Voids over at the Sly Grog on Friday night.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: LEAF Downtown, Taylor Martin album release, more

Asheville Music Weekend: LEAF Downtown, Taylor Martin album release, more

Also, The Bywater is the perfect place to while away a Sunday afternoon, especially with mandolin wizard Drew Matulich leading a bluegrass jam there.

by August 1, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Jahman Brahman/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Asheville Music Weekend: Jahman Brahman, Jane Kramer and Ben Phan, more

Also, Alexa Rose at Catawba South Slope, The Resonant Rogues at The Mothlight in West Asheville, and much more.

by July 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Sanctum Sully, Modern Strangers

Asheville Music Weekend: Sanctum Sully, Modern Strangers

Also check out Keegan Avery on Thursday night at One World West.

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Natural Born Leaders at Salvage Station, new Brevard music venue, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Natural Born Leaders at Salvage Station, new Brevard music venue, more

The Pilot Cove amphitheater in Brevard is one of the most picturesque settings for live music in Western North Carolina.

by July 5, 2018 3 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: River Rats album release, Emmylou tribute, Pisgah Sunday Jam

Asheville Music Weekend: River Rats album release, Emmylou tribute, Pisgah Sunday Jam

The new River Rats album has the feel of young local rockers all grown up.

by June 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Drayton and Friends, Empire Strikes Brass, Indigo De Souza

Asheville Music Weekend: Drayton and Friends, Empire Strikes Brass, Indigo De Souza

Check out some of the great music that’s on tap in Asheville this weekend.

by June 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Jane Kramer

Xpand Fest unfolds into second year as Asheville’s downtown celebration

Xpand Fest encapsulates the idea the idea that nothing like this can ever happen without an entire community coming together.

by June 12, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Soundcheck AVL: New Albums by Brothrs, RBTS Win, more

Soundcheck AVL: New Albums by Brothrs, RBTS Win, more

Also, Saturday is Xpand Fest, the big South Slope event featuring a ton of local music, arts and more.

by June 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Off With Your Radiohead, Phuncle Sam, Fritz Mashup, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Off With Your Radiohead, Phuncle Sam, Fritz Mashup, more

A special event on Tuesday at the Sly Grog is also not to be missed.

by May 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Hoot and Holler, Metaphonia, Jorden Okrend, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Hoot and Holler, Metaphonia, Jorden Okrend, more

Also, Styrofoam Turtles have a gig coming up at Pulp.

by May 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
David Byrne choreographs searing Asheville show with his progressive music, political activism

David Byrne choreographs searing Asheville show with his progressive music, political activism

David Byrne has taken us to another level.

by May 9, 2018 5 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Natural Born Leaders, Screaming J’s, French Broad River Fest

Asheville Music Weekend: Natural Born Leaders, Screaming J’s, French Broad River Fest

Also, Jane Kramer and Free Planet Radio play the Diana Wortham Theatre.

by May 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Earth Day at Straightaway Cafe, Toubab returns, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Earth Day at Straightaway Cafe, Toubab returns, more

Toubab Krewe plays two nights at the Ellington Underground in celebration of a long-awaited third album.

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: SIYAH talks AVL hip-hop, more

Asheville Music Weekend: SIYAH talks AVL hip-hop, more

Also, check out the Travers Sunday Jam at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

by April 13, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Ashley Heath, Chuck Lichtenberger, Papadosio

Asheville Music Weekend: Ashley Heath, Chuck Lichtenberger, Papadosio

Also The Meadow, the outdoor venue at Highland Brewing, opens this weekend with a full slate of music.

Asheville Music Weekend: Sister Ivy, Emma’s Lounge, Alive Poets Society, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Sister Ivy, Emma’s Lounge, Alive Poets Society, more

Every month, the Alive Poets Society aims to empower others in the community to come out and read their writing.

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Modern Strangers, Music Works benefit, Grey Eagle metal showcase

Asheville Music Weekend: Modern Strangers, Music Works benefit, Grey Eagle metal showcase

Temptation’s Wings, Dissent and Horseflesh will be in the spotlight at the Grey Eagle on Sunday.

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Jon Stickley Trio, Phuncle Sam, Hannah Kaminer

Asheville Music Weekend: Jon Stickley Trio, Phuncle Sam, Hannah Kaminer

The Jon Stickley Trio’s show this weekend is their first local gig featuring a band’s new drummer, Hunter Deacon.

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Insane Clown Posse/ photo by David Simchock

Insane Clown Posse at the Salvage Station in Asheville: Faygo, face paint and catharsis

I crash to the ground and bounce up, elbows in, shoulders out, and dive back into the mosh pit.

by March 13, 2018 18 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Dr. Bacon, Bella’s Bartok, The Paper Crowns and more

Asheville Music Weekend: Dr. Bacon, Bella’s Bartok, The Paper Crowns and more

The Paper Crowns have been playing together for nearly a decade, and when you listen to them, you begin to understand why longevity matters.

by March 8, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Stephanie Morgan, RBTS Win, Double Benefits

Asheville Music Weekend: Stephanie Morgan, RBTS Win, Double Benefits

It’s shaping up to be another great weekend on the Asheville music scene.

by March 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
In warm Asheville concert, Gladys Knight and friends raise cash for community project

In warm Asheville concert, Gladys Knight and friends raise cash for community project

Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Little Big Town and Lyric take the stage in a collaborative love-fest that wows a sold-out Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

by October 31, 2017 5 comments Asheville Music
Photo by Dylan Langille © WinterWondergrass Festival 2016

Greensky Bluegrass to make Salvage Station debut Thursday in Asheville

Greensky Bluegrass has a special connection with their fans that goes beyond the music.

by October 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Sylvan Esso heats up Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville

Sylvan Esso heats up Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville

The electro-pop duo from Durham is pushing the limits of what popular music can be, and they’re quite comfortable doing it.

by October 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Tuesday Night Funk Jam celebrates decade-long run in Asheville

Tuesday Night Funk Jam celebrates decade-long run in Asheville

The Tuesday Night Funk Jam starts promptly at 11 p.m. and has featured a host of local and out-of-town talent.

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Asheville band Window Cat bends genres, wins fans

Asheville band Window Cat bends genres, wins fans

The chemistry the Window Cat bandmates share is transcendent.

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music