Intercontinentally-influenced instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe's third studio album, Stylo, is out now and the band are embarking on an extensive tour in its support. Toubab Krewe will be at Ellington Underground, Asheville 4/20-21 Asheville-based instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe have just released their third studio album Stylo. The eight-track compilation is a testament to the West African influenced band’s creative abilities to produce genre-bending rhythms and … Continue reading Asheville’s Toubab Krewe Release “Stylo”, On Tour Now
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of … Continue reading Story Telling as Performance: The Moth Elevates Tales of Life (and Strife)
North Carolina-based Senegalese kora master Diali Cissokho took his American bandmates from Kaira Ba back to his hometown of M’bour on a long wished-for trip to record an album together, what became Routes (Twelve | Eight Records; release: June 29, 2018). Nearly fresh off the plane, Cissokho and bassist/ producer Jonathan Henderson dashed around the port city, looking at concrete-block room … Continue reading North Carolina’s Kora Master Diali Cissokho Returns to His Senegalese Roots to Record Routes
Reggae jam fusion band Roots of Creation Will Be Performing in Asheville, NC on Tuesday, February 20th! Roots of Creation will be on tour supporting their new reggae influenced Grateful Dead cover album, Grateful Dub. It will be released worldwide March 9th, 2018 on the band’s label, Bombshelter Records, in collaboration with Controlled Substance Sound Labs (distribution: SRG-ILS via Caroline/Universal Music Group). … Continue reading Roots of Creation Bringing “Grateful Dub” to Salvage Station, Asheville, Tuesday, February 20th
Show Details: Sunday, March 4th, 2018 The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Doors: 7:00 PM // Show: 8:00 PM All Ages $28 - $30 Event Page Tickets The GRAMMY-nominated, King without a Crown Matisyahu has announced his 2018 Forest of Faith Tour. While he wraps up the Broken Crowns Tour with Common Kings, Matisyahu continues to keep his eyes firmly on … Continue reading Matisyahu at the Orange Peel Asheville, Sunday, March 4th. On Tour for New Album “Undercurrent”
Late last year, The Marcus King Band released their sophomore, self-titled album, produced by Warren Haynes and released on Fantasy Records.The band then released a new four-song collection titled Due North EP . The digital-only EP consists of three songs the band recorded during their sessions at The Carriage House Studio in Stamford, Connecticut and a fourth live recording: an epic 15-minute … Continue reading The Marcus King Band and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville, 2/16
Show Info: St. Vincent @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC Beginning 2018 much as 2017 ended, St. Vincent’s “Fear The Future” tour continues to leave critics and audiences spellbound. About her first show of the new year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raved "St. Vincent … Continue reading St. Vincent ‘Fear the Future’ Tour in Asheville, 2/15
In Asheville, Firestorm Cafe and Book Collective are kicking off a week of rebellious activities with a Haywood Road block party to share food, fun, and knowledge. This is a free event open to everyone.
David Brendan Hopes is a prolific playwright. His plays Abbott’s Dance, 7 Reece Mews, Edward the King, and, most recently, The Loves of Mr. Lincoln have been produced in New York. ASHEVILLE, NC: Asheville-based writer, poet, actor, and playwright David Brendan Hopes’ award-winning, coming-of-age drama, Night Music will open on February 1, at The … Continue reading Night Music by Asheville Playwright, David Brendan Hopes Opens the Magnetic Theatre’s 2018 Season
Ambrose West, a gorgeous, brand new event space and music venue comes to Beacham's Curve on Haywood Road in West Asheville in February 2018 Ambrose West, a brand new contemporary event space and listening room in West Asheville is set to open on Thursday February 15th, 2018 with three nights of fantastic music, including internationally acclaimed … Continue reading Ambrose West, West Asheville Performance and Event Space Opening in February
Pierce is on tour for "The Afterlives" and will be reading from the novel at Malaprop's Books, January 16 Author Thomas Pierce forthcoming novel, The Afterlives, is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out). Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. … Continue reading Author Thomas Pierce’s Novel “The Afterlives” Asks What Happens After We Die? Apparently A Lot.
Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam returns to Asheville @ Highland Brewing Co. Asheville, NC: Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam from Lancaster PA returns to Highland Brewing Company (12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville NC) on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 7-9pm. The performance is free and all ages. "Consistently stellar" (Price, PA Musician Mag), Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam … Continue reading Funk-driven Powerhouse Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam at Highland Brewing Company, January 19
2018’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF) will be its most fearless yet, with dozens of performances that push the boundaries of art in our community. “This year’s performances include a wide variety of genres from artists who are experimenting with their art form and creating work that seems to be in response to today’s political … Continue reading 2018’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF): Fringe Worthy Art and Performance!
MARQUEE MAYFIELD W/ NAKED SCHOLAR Fri Jan 12 The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall 10:00pm Donations @ Door The upbeat, fun attitude with which Marquee Mayfield conducts themselves is one reason their approach to pop-fusion, funk and soul music works. Reimagining the sounds of previous eras while in an evolving musical tapestry, they sound at ease … Continue reading Nashville-based, funk/disco group, Marquee Mayfield at The One Stop, Asheville, January 12
THE SHAPE OF WATER R 1:00 4:00 7:00 Daily + 9:40 Fri & Sat Playing Downstairs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA DIRECTED BY: Guillermo del Toro STARRING: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer RUNTIME: 119 Min. RATED R From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set … Continue reading Oscar Contenders “The Shape of Water” and “Darkest Hour” at Fine Arts Theater
Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. On Friday, January 19, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will be in conversation with Warren Wilson Professor … Continue reading Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors in Asheville, Friday, January 19
DAVID RAWLINGS IS CURRENTLY ON A THIRTY-THREE DATE US HEADLINING TOUR NEW ALBUM, POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK, OUT NOW VIA ACONY RECORDS. AT THE ORANGE PEEL, ASHEVILLE, JANUARY 26 David Rawlings partnered with Apple Music to create a dreamy narrative video for the GRAMMY-nominated single "Cumberland Gap." Shot on location in Tennessee with acclaimed director James … Continue reading David Rawlings Touring South for “Poor David’s Almanack”, in Asheville January 26