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BEATLIFE Showcases the Work of Producer DFLN @ the Mothlight
The next BEATLIFE show, thrown by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective, happens Saturday, 9/17, and is a tribute to the late North Carolina producer DFLN (Derrick Curtis). A lineup of special guests and friends of Derrick will show support and love at West Asheville's Mothlight.
Music as a Spiritual Practice: Battle Trance Perform BMCM+AC Benefit Show Friday, 9/9 (Interview)
Asheville Grit spoke with Travis Laplante, the founder of tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, before their upcoming show. The show happens on Friday, September 9th at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and is presented by Free Range Asheville. All proceeds will go to the BMCM+AC.
RBTS WIN Take the Mothlight Stage (Interview)
RBTS WIN play the Mothlight Saturday, 9/3, with Doc Aquatic and Marley Carroll. RBTS is one of the Grit's favorite bands and this is an incredible lineup, so we thought it was the perfect time to release this just-recovered (post-tech crash) interview we did with them at Moogfest!
PHAZE GAWD: Charlotte Rapper Talks NC Hip Hop and the State of the Genre
Charlotte rapper PHAZE GAWD (Tony Potts) recently released Definitive Theosis, a new EP produced by deceased artist DFLN, and it's powerful stuff. We talked with the GAWD about music, politics, race, and the state of hip hop in North Carolina and the country. PHAZE GAWD plays BEATLIFE at the Mothlight on September 17th.
Jeff Thompson Giving Trio Reinvents Live Show
Jeff Thompson is bringing a new format for the Giving Trio's live show to the Altamont, where he'll play on Saturday, September 3rd. The show will feature special guests and a visual art and dance installation that will accompany the music.
An Interview with Horse Lords: Coming to the Mothlight w/ Nest Egg (8/30)
Horse Lords will play West Asheville's the Mothlight with openers Nest Egg on 8/30. We talked with guitarist Owen Gardner about the upcoming show and the goals they had for their new album, Interventions, out now on Northern Spy.
Meditate.io: Asheville Popup Meditation from the Founders of Buddhist Geeks
Buddhist Geek founders Vincent and Emily Horn are bringing their newest program, Meditate.io, to Asheville as a popup meditation. The first event happens this coming Wednesday, August 3, from 7:30-8:30 am at the Asheville Yoga Teacher Training Center.
The Path to Wellness: Medea's Real Food Cafe Offers Education, Community + More
Medea Galligan, of Medea's Real Food Cafe in Asheville, sat down with us to talk health, wellness, and the importance of delicious things.
Facing the Future: 10th Letter's Escape from ATL
Atlanta-based producer and Asheville BEATLIFE performer 10th Letter (Jeremi Johnson) recently released new LP, Escape from ATL. It's a vivid exploration of a future that is both strange and strangely like our own.
Tarocco: Nights of Wonder at Diana Wortham
Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale is a gorgeous, unique production from Fox and Beggar Theater playing through the weekend at Diana Wortham in downtown Asheville. Includes a photo gallery from Christopher Greene.
Underdogs and Psychedelic Cowboys: An Interview with Hip-Hop Artist Musashi Xero
Asheville's Musashi Xero (Tyler Jackson) reflects on the past two years of his musical and personal evolution, including his collaborations with members of the Asheville Beat Tape Collective and his upcoming projects with Xero God.
Steve Gunn and the Outliners at the Mothlight 7/13
Steve Gunn and the Outliners hit the Mothlight stage on Wednesday, July 13th with openers Spacin' to celebrate his new album, Eyes on the Lines, out now on Matador Records.
TOKiMONSTA, Ambre Perkins, Panther God at Asheville Music Hall: Ticket Giveaway
This Thursday at Asheville Music Hall, producer TOKiMONSTA, the first woman on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label, takes the stage with support from Ambre Perkins and local producer Panther God. We're giving away two tickets--to win, share this post on Facebook and tag someone you'd want to bring.
Celebrate BEATLIFE on the 4th of July @ the Mothlight (Free Show)
There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by exerting your personal right to dance your face off. This month's free BEATLIFE show happens on July 4th at the Mothlight with headliners BomBassic and Electrochemical and support from Samuel Paradise, DJ Kutzu, and Musashi Xero.
An Interview with Ahleuchatistas (All Go West)
Asheville's own Ahleuchatistas play the Pisgah Brewing Stage at the Mothlight at today's All Go West 2016 festival in West Asheville. I got the scoop on the band from founding member and guitarist Shane Parrish.
All Go West Brings Atlanta's The Difference Machine // Interview
Atlanta's unclassifiable hip hop psychedelic group The Difference Machine takes the stage at the Mothlight for All Go West. Asheville Grit spoke with members DT and Dr. Conspiracy about what to expect.
Salome Blood & Gold << A Rock Opera and Costume Party w/ Two Queens 6/25
Performance artist trixxie carr brings her amazing one-woman faux queen rock opera to Asheville's Grey Eagle on Saturday with the help of Two Queens, Tranzmission, and an impressive posse of local and regional musicians, DJs, artists, and performers.
Black Mountain @ The Grey Eagle << Thursday, 6/23
Black Mountain's heavy edges and psychedelia-infused sound make them a unique listening experience. They head to Asheville's Grey Eagle on Thursday, June 23rd for a show with Majeure.
An Interview with I Speak Machine // Moogfest 2016
We caught up with I Speak Machine's Tara Busch and Maf Lewis at Moogfest 2016 about their multimedia graphic novel, their live horror scores, and what's up next for them. I Speak Machine will be at NMASS Festival in Austin next week.
Rhinoleap's The Tempest is Gorgeous, Innovative || Review
Rhinoleap, a production company made up of NC School of the Arts alums and current students, is staging a beautiful version of The Tempest at Asheville's Masonic Temple through Sunday.
Rhinoleap Performs The Tempest @ the Masonic Temple << June 9-12
Rhinoleap, a production company made up of North Carolina School of the Arts alumni and current students, are bringing their production of The Tempest to Asheville as part of their first North Carolina tour. It's a retelling of Shakespeare's classic work, complete with puppets and an original score.
PUJOL @ Ole Shakey's || Ticket + Track Giveaway
Nashville-based band PUJOL comes to Ole Shakey's this Saturday night @ 7 pm. We've got two pairs of tickets to give away, and the winners will also get a free track download. To enter, share our Facebook post about the on your page. We'll announce the winners on Friday at midnight!
Nive & the Deer Children @ the Altamont Theatre << Thursday, June 2
Nive & the Deer Children have come all the way from Greenland to bless your ears with their otherworldly sounds this Thursday at downtown Asheville's Altamont Theatre.
Big Chief Juan Pardo Promises "One Hell of a Good Time" @ Beer City Festival || 5/28
"Believe it or not, Asheville parties the way New Orleans does." Asheville Grit interviewed headliner Big Chief Juan Pardo (of the Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians) about what we can expect at this year's Beer City Festival!
The Mid-Moogfest Report: 6 Things to See Saturday + Sunday
We're halfway through a fabulous Moogfest in Durham. Here's what we're most excited to see today and tomorrow.
Beer City 2016 Spotlight || The Resonant Rogues
Asheville's own Resonant Rogues play Beer City Festival 2016 this year. We talked with Sparrow about the festival, their performance, their tour plans, and their new Kickstarted album. Don't miss them at Beer City!
An Interview with Zombi // Moogfest 2016
Synth duo Zombi plays Moogfest on Thursday, May 19 @ Motorco. I talked with them about the festival, the evolution of their sound, and how they both embrace and break away from their influences to create a totally new sound experience.
Roberto Lugo @ CCCD << Thursday, 5/12 @ 6:30
Philadelphia-based ceramic artist Roberto Lugo, who is shifting conversations around pottery and identity, will speak on "Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect," at the CCCD on Thursday, May 12th @ 6:30 pm. The talk is free and open to the public.
Free Range Asheville Presents Roomful of Teeth
This Thursday, 4/28 at the Masonic Temple, Free Range Asheville presents the experimental, boundary-pushing, and strangely beautiful a cappella group Roomful of Teeth. The show starts at 7 pm.
BEATLIFE @ Mothlight << 4/29 w/ Futexture
On Friday, 4/29, BEATLIFE throws down at the Mothlight with Futexture, eMe, Koresma, Vietnam Jerry, and Bobby FKN White. The show starts at 9 pm and costs $5.
6 Moogfest Must-Sees
Our list of 6 must-sees on the Moogfest schedule this year include the cyborg Neil Harbisson, playtime with the Oculus Rift, performance artist and rapper Mykki Blanco, and Asheville band RBTS WIN.
Austin Artist Mobley Plays the One Stop Friday 4/22
Austin-based world traveler and multi-instrumentalist Mobley plays a free show at the One Stop on Friday, 4/22 @ 10 pm. We interviewed him to get the scoop on his new EP and his unique style.
Dance of Darkness: The Asheville Butoh Festival Returns 4/7-4/10
The 10th Asheville Butoh Festival brings world-class performers, both international and local, to explore the edges of expression via this uniquely fascinating dance form.
Digital Photography + Phantom Practices: Colby Caldwell on Photo+Craft
Colby Caldwell of REVOLVE Gallery on Photo+Craft, the panel and screening he's organized, and how advances in the digital realm are shifting the our perceptions of art and of the world.
Finding Craft in the Photograph: Robert Asman's Photo+Craft Workshop at the Asheville Darkroom
The Grit sat down with Bridget Conn of the Asheville Darkroom to talk about Photo+Craft, the workshop she's organized, and all things Darkroom.
All That Jazz: An Interview with Pianist Andrew Fletcher
Jazz pianist Andrew Fletcher talks music history, silent film, and the Asheville music scene.
Review: The Caro Savanti Experience is a Full Helping of Lighthearted Fun
The Caro Savanti Experience, now at Magnetic 375, is a hilarious send-up of foodie culture with a surprisingly sweet finish.
photo+craft Brings WNC Creative Community Together (March 31-April 3)
This inaugural photo+craft event takes place March 31-April 3 in arts spaces around Asheville. It's the first event of its kind to unite not only two areas within the arts--photography and craft--but also to unite the larger Asheville arts community.
"Under the Sink": Larkin Ford's Intersections of the Grotesque + the Beautiful
UNCA alumnus + painter Larkin Ford returns to Asheville to present his solo exhibit, "Under the Sink." The opening reception is Friday, January 19 from 6-8 pm in Owen Hall (on the UNCA campus).
For Love & Yoga: A Valentine's Event @ Go Yoga Asheville
This Valentine's Day, Go Yoga Asheville is hosting a special couple's event that pairs romance with yoga and aphrodisiacs.
Talk Uncovers the Racially Charged Roots of the Cake Walk (2/11)
On Thursday, 2/11 @ 7 pm, artist Anna Helgeson explores the history and evolution of the Cake Walk in a conversation at Revolve Asheville.
Your Sacred Life: The Mysteries of Saira Raza's Inertia
Multi-instrumentalist Saira Raza's new album is an experimental journey into the worlds of mysteries, dreams, and the experience of the soul.
Asheville Fringe Festival: Julian Vorus talks Mothertongue
Local playwright Julian Vorus talks about his new piece, Mothertongue, which will premiere at the 2016 Fringe Festival.
Avant-Garde + Punk Rock: An Interview with Jozef van Wissem (Big Ears 2015)
From Big Ears 2015: an interview with lutenist Jozef van Wissem, whose work on the "Only Lovers Left Alive" film soundtrack earned him the Cannes Soundtrack Award.
Aligning Minds Recordings Launch Party @ The Orange Peel | Saturday, 12/19
Aligning Minds Recordings hosts its launch party this Saturday, 12/19, at the Orange Peel. Headliner and AMR artist A Path Untold headlines, with support from Futexture, Aligning Minds, and BomBassic, as well as a plethora of multimedia artists.
Big Ears Line-Up Promises Innovation + Diversity
The line-up of the Big Ears Festival, happening in Knoxville in March 2016, is what distinguishes this event as one of the most unforgettable music events of the year.
Meeting the Shadow: An Interview with Xero God
An interview with Xero God about their new self-titled album. All photos: Sarah Carballo. Album design: Kent Hernandez. Logo: Mariano Oreamuno.
Green Man's Holly King Release @ Satellite Gallery
Thursday, 12/3, marks the date for the pre-release of Green Man's Holly King Holiday Ale, with a celebration of local artist Rob Hunt at Satellite Gallery.
Muhammad Ali Biographer Davis Miller To Speak at Malaprop’s
Author Davis Miller will be speaking about his new biography, Approaching Ali, at Malaprop's this coming Tuesday, 12/1.
Album Review > Xero God Drops Their Latest
When these guys work together, there’s an automatic flow of creativity that results in invention and beauty.
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