Celtic Americana Band Josephine County plays Isis Music Hall, Asheville, May 10

Josephine County is more than the combination of four powerful traditional musicians. It is a gathering of friends, sharing their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for music ranging from the United States to  French Canada to Ireland and back.  Erica Brown, Matt Shipman, Hanz Araki, and Colleen Raney very simply create an exceptional musical experience. Each concert promises … Continue reading Celtic Americana Band Josephine County plays Isis Music Hall, Asheville, May 10

Neyla Pekarek of the Lumineers at Grey Eagle, Asheville, Feb. 6

Neyla Pekarek, formerly of the Lumineers, has announced her first solo tour dates in support of her “fearless” (Billboard) debut album ‘Rattlesnake,’ coming out January 18 on S-Curve Records/BMG. She will join fellow-Coloradans Devotchka for a run of 9 of shows beginning January 31st in Kansas City, MO. In addition to touring with Devotchka, Neyla … Continue reading Neyla Pekarek of the Lumineers at Grey Eagle, Asheville, Feb. 6

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

Soul Sensation Sam Ravenna Releases “Fragile”, With a Nod to Motown and Classic Soul

SAM RAVENNA RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM FRAGILE EXPLORES LIFE’S PERSISTENT NATURE IN NEW ALBUM   (Lake Tahoe) – Sam Ravenna’s new album Fragile picks up where his self-titled EP left off, diving deeper into the world that drives Ravenna as an artist. On the new album he explores themes of the fragility and fluid nature of … Continue reading Soul Sensation Sam Ravenna Releases “Fragile”, With a Nod to Motown and Classic Soul

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reto A Ichi (Prefuse 73) Releases ‘The Lapse Of Exchange / Alone Moving Often’ on !K7

Prefuse 73 announces long-awaited release of ‘The Lapse Of Exchange / Alone Moving Often’  an ambient & cinematic record, under new alias Reto A Ichi.  Prefuse 73’s new project, inspired by the Japanese character Zaotichi, has been released as a double album on !K7 Records "Reto is a different part of my mind from Prefuse 73,” … Continue reading Reto A Ichi (Prefuse 73) Releases ‘The Lapse Of Exchange / Alone Moving Often’ on !K7

Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre Holding General Auditions For 2019 Season

The Magnetic Theatre will hold General Auditions for roles to be cast in mainstage productions, workshops, and readings planned for the 2019 season. The auditions will be held, by appointment, at The Magnetic Theatre on Saturday, December 15 th , from 10am-until 4pm and on Monday,December 17 th from 6:30pm until 10pm. Actors may sign … Continue reading Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre Holding General Auditions For 2019 Season

Ty Segall Performs Solo and Acoustic with Greg Cartwright at Grey Eagle 11/15

Scream it from the rooftops, 'ole Segall's gone solo! Well, not really, but for more than twenty days we get Ty all to ourselves! Beginning at the end of October, Ty starts a very special solo and acoustic tour across the country. The venues more intimate, the songs more acoustic, the vibe more mellow! The acoustics expand upon contact, creating new shapes … Continue reading Ty Segall Performs Solo and Acoustic with Greg Cartwright at Grey Eagle 11/15

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