Asheville’s Toubab Krewe Release “Stylo”, On Tour Now

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

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North Carolina’s Kora Master Diali Cissokho Returns to His Senegalese Roots to Record Routes

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

Roots of Creation Bringing “Grateful Dub” to Salvage Station, Asheville, Tuesday, February 20th

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

Matisyahu at the Orange Peel Asheville, Sunday, March 4th. On Tour for New Album “Undercurrent”

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”

St. Vincent ‘Fear the Future’ Tour in Asheville, 2/15

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

Ambrose West, West Asheville Performance and Event Space Opening in February

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

Funk-driven Powerhouse Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam at Highland Brewing Company, January 19

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

Nashville-based, funk/disco group, Marquee Mayfield at The One Stop, Asheville, January 12

 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

Oscar Contenders “The Shape of Water” and “Darkest Hour” at Fine Arts Theater

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

Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors in Asheville, Friday, January 19

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 Touring South for “Poor David’s Almanack”, in Asheville January 26

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

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Nominated for 5 Golden Globes

Shot on location in Sylva, North Carolina Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths) and starring Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo) just opened. Three Billboards was the first major production to shoot on location in Sylva since 1993s The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing is the story of a mother, Mildred Hayes, who after months have passed … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Nominated for 5 Golden Globes

NYC Busking Sensations Too Many Zooz at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, January 13

Brass is back and Too Many Zooz are leading the charge. The band will bring its stomping horns to Asheville in January. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMe6Y8GDVEI&list=RDjMe6Y8GDVEI&t=507 Too Many Zooz busted out of the underground of New York City, busking in the city's subways for the past few years, all the while gathering praise and momentum. They band has … Continue reading NYC Busking Sensations Too Many Zooz at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, January 13

Downtown Asheville Map & Guide, Winter 2018, Out Now!

Explore Asheville With This Free Map & Guide to Downtown Map and Guide to Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. A handy reference for navigating the city, with a map of downtown, a calendar of events, a guide to eateries, shops, galleries, cafes and bars, and a quick reference to local media, services, recreation and government. https://issuu.com/johnc.tripp/docs/map-guide-dec-17Continue reading Downtown Asheville Map & Guide, Winter 2018, Out Now!

Mt. Joy On Tour Now, To Release Debut Album March 2 On Dualtone Records

In just over a year Mt. Joy has racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify, toured with The Shins, Whitney, The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Made In America and Lollapalooza. They are gearing up for a January tour with Neko Case and are … Continue reading Mt. Joy On Tour Now, To Release Debut Album March 2 On Dualtone Records