Oates, half of the popular 1970s and ’80s pop/rock duo, was hanging on Biltmore Avenue.
2012 Year in Review: In music, Moogfest vs. Mountain Oasis, 3 local Grammys, Floating Action rises, more
A space-rock soundtrack to “Night of the Living Dead,” 23 Skidoo moves to Cali…
The fire dancers of Asheville’s Unifire Theatre get some big-time attention.
The show will be the first chance for patrons to hear music inside the new West Asheville venue, which opened about a month ago.
New French Broad festival celebrates autumn, food, beer, music and riverside fun for the whole family.
Great band, great venue, your chance to win two tickets now!
The deeply Asheville-connected major-label act Band of Horses has a new CD out.
Death Grips, Harold Budd, Keith Lowe and Andy Stott added to line-up.
Congrats to our winner, Sarah Armstrong.
Metro Pulse profiles influential music promoter Ashley Capps, who has strong connections to Asheville.
Ben Sollee Daytrotter session recorded live in Asheville at musician-magnet Echo Mountain Recording Studios
Asheville, just a reminder: Echo Mountain is putting Asheville into the awareness of America’s musicians.
Added 10:39 p.mm.: Looks like this was recorded in Asheville at Echo Mountain, according to a Rolling Stone article. Click here to check out a song preview (“Live and Die”) from the new Avetts CD, The Carpenter. The Carpenter will be released on September 11 on Universal Records.
Here’s the press release. Make your plans now, because Moogfest is one of Asheville’s premier musical events: Put it in stone. Moogfest 2012 will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in downtown Asheville, NC. The festival will be a little different this year. Change is good! The full line-up will be announced in [...]
We’ve got two tickets to see Dawes Wednesday night at the Peel. To win, just be the first one to tell us, in the comments section of this post, which sometime member of Wilco is credited with appearing on the first Dawes release. Winner will receive two tickets to the show. Just give your correct [...]
One of Asheville’s signature summer events. Press release here: The celebrated mountain tradition Shindig on the Green, which showcases the region’s rich heritage through its folk musicians and dancers, kicks off its 46th annual season by returning to the heart of downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park. With its first gathering of the summer on [...]
Here’s the great note from loyal reader Silas: Hi Jason, how are you? I’ve got a new project that I’m very excited about that I would love to turn your readers on to. The group is called Lovestruck Suckers, and it features 3 out of 4 members of The Opal String Quartet. Our bio is at [...]
Folk music legend Doc Watson, 89, has been hospitalized, according to Bluegrass Today. More: According to two close friends of Watson’s, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his home. After taking a turn for the worse, he was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he is being treated [...]
Google is honoring Asheville’s Bob Moog in an amazing way – with a doodle on its website that is a playable, recordable synthesizer. The doodle will go up Wednesday, which would have been Moog’s 78th birthday. From mashable.com: In celebration of Robert Moog’s 78th birthday, Google has created an epic Google Doodle to honor the [...]
Bele Chere 2012 music line-up announced: Balsam Range, Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Kovacs & The Polar Bear, The Critters, Larry Keel, much more
The music line-up has been announced for the 2012 version of Asheville’s Bele Chere music festival. The Citizen-Times has a story here. It is definitely a step up from the past couple of years, imho. What do you think? • ArtOfficial • Aunt Martha • Balsam Range • Blackberry Smoke • BoomBox • Boys in [...]