Electronica Producer Marley Carroll Releases LP “Flight Patterns”

Marley Carroll's album Flight Patterns was November 16 and is available now via Loci Records. You can also pre-save the album on Apple Music or Spotify using this link.  Asheville, NC (November 16, 2018) — Flight Patterns by acclaimed electronic artist Marley Carroll is out on Emancipator’s Loci Records. The release of the majestic, multifaceted album follows a series... Continue Reading →

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Body Language: Reuben Negron’s Intimate Nude Portraits

Asheville-based figurative watercolor artist Reuben Negron explores the human experience with intimate nude portraits  BY JOHN C. TRIPP This interview was conducted during Summer 2015. View more recent works by Reuben Negron at his website. Reuben Negron will be part of Asheville's Blue Spiral Gallery's Into the Blue - Artist Invitational 2019, opening January 11 -... Continue Reading →

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Ten Must-See Free and Streaming Documentaries on Asheville and Western North Carolina

National Geographic Travel: Asheville By Design Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville has a history of craft and creativity, cool mountain air, and breathtaking attractions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5KwyL-7E5M Watch full episode here Moog | A Documentary Film by Hans Fjellestad Moog, the film, takes us inside the mind of this legendary figure as... Continue Reading →

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Asheville’s Blue Spiral 1 Opens New Year With “Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2019”

On January 11, Asheville's Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition will present artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year nine artists have been selected, working in a range of media, including figurative watercolor, abstract ceramics, textiles, print and glass. Artists: Chris Ahalt, Scott Belville, Jodi Hays, Connie Lippert, Paul Messink,... Continue Reading →

Sunda Arc’s “Flicker” EP out Dec 7 on Gondwana Records. Drawing on techno, electronica, neo-classical and post-rock influences

Sunda Arc are brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart. Best known as key members of Norwich based alternate-jazz trio Mammal Hands.  Sunda Arc channels the duos love of electronic and dance music, without losing any of their deep musicality. Drawing on techno, electronica, neo-classical and post-rock influences, Sunda Arc compose and perform using both electronic... Continue Reading →

Book Event: Quincy Trope, Author of “Miles and Me” at Malaprop’s, Asheville Dec. 8

Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intimate detail the sometimes harrowing processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and travails Davis's passionate and... Continue Reading →

Asheville Musicians Invited to Play Bob Moog’s Baby Grand. Bob Moog Foundation Shares Legacy Through “A Song For Bob’s Piano”

Asheville, NC — November 28, 2018 The Bob Moog Foundation is sharing an intimate facet of the inventor’s personal legacy by inviting local musicians to play his piano, recently installed at the Foundation’s Pop-Up Store at its new location at 56 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville. The piano, an unusual Yamaha teak upright baby grand, has... Continue Reading →

‘Tru Thoughts 2018’ (out 3rd December) is the latest edition of the Tru Thoughts Annual Label Compilation Series

As 2018 draws to a close, ‘Tru Thoughts 2018’ (out 3rd December) is the latest edition of the Tru Thoughts annual label compilation series. Curated by A&R, co-owner and respected DJ, Robert Luis, the digital album celebrates the best of the Brighton-based label’s wide-ranging and international releases from this year. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts’ classic artists, new signings... Continue Reading →

Strut Records ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch. Featuring Music From Germany’s Post-punk and Indie

Strut present an exclusive new compilation curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch, ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany’s original post-punk and independent scene from 1979 to 1985. This was an era of particular artistic upheaval in Germany; emphasis was placed on expression rather than technical perfection, artistic impact rather than skill. Bands... Continue Reading →

Thievery Corporation to Perform Two Nights at Asheville’s Orange Peel, December 11-12. On Tour For Treasures From The Temple

In celebration of their new Treasures From the Temple album release, Thievery Corporation travels to Asheville, NC to perform 2 NIGHTS at The Orange Peel on Thursday, December 11, 2018. An additional performance is scheduled for Friday, December 12, 2018. Thievery Corporation's most recent release, Treasures from the Temple, is a companion LP to the band’s chart-topping 2017 album, Temple... Continue Reading →

Comedy Late Night TV Regular Carmen Lynch to Perform in Asheville 11/17

On Saturday, November 17th, comedian Carmen Lynch, who’s been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Inside Amy Schumer, CONAN, @midnight, and more, will perform at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48R4gSpNH-I Carmen was recently listed on Splitsider’s “2016’s Best Late Night Sets” for her appearance on CONAN. She has also performed twice on The Late... Continue Reading →

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