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Ali McGhee Asheville
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.
A Path Untold Releases Secret Subtle Light on Aligning Minds Recordings
The latest solo project from Daniel Merril is a lush, expressive record that’s ethereal, psychedelic, and atmospheric in a way that the best dreams often are.
Heavy Dreaming: KYLESA Celebrates 'Exhausting Fire' @ New Mountain > 10/10
Savannah-based KYLESA just dropped a new album and are bringing their unique, dark, "dream rock" / metal to New Mountain.
Thinking Machines > Autechre at the Orange Peel 10/8
Massively influential electronic duo Autechre are gracing The Orange Peel with their conceptual, abstract, and always enthralling sounds Thursday, October 8. The duo shift the way we think about what music is, how it’s made, and where it’s headed.
This Month’s BEAT LIFE > Hosted by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective Sept 25
This month’s BEAT LIFE, hosted by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective at the Mothlight, brings an eclectic mix of performers to the stage on Friday, September 25. It’s going to be literally impossible not to dance your face off.
Fall Into Dance: Ballet Celebrates Local Artists, Autumn in Asheville
The Asheville Ballet's first Fall performance (which is free and looks freaking amazing) is this Friday and Saturday, September 25-26 at 7:30pm. They will take place at the Masonic Temple downtown, and did I mention are free?
Homeboy Sandman with Xero God @ New Mountain SOL Bar > 9/8
New Mountain’s SOL Bar hosts a night of hip hop, wordsmithing, and deep beats on Tuesday, September 8th. The intimate venue is ideal for an up close and personal night with some of the best emcees and DJs in Asheville and beyond.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Adam Johnson, Comes to Malaprop’s
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson will be speaking at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café this Friday, September 4th at 7 pm. His newest book is a collection of short stories that are beautifully drawn, lyrical, and emotional reflections on human life.
Tanlines @ The Mothlight Wednesday July 22
Brooklyn-based duo Tanlines have a new record out that is heartfelt without ever being cynical, nostalgic without pretension, danceable without cliches. The excitement I feel for this album is only eclipsed by the thrill I get when I realize they're playing in Asheville at our very own Mothlight...
Brian Panowich, Author of Bull Mountain @ Malaprop’s 7/15
Brian Panowich pulls from a deep well of knowledge of Southern culture—its music, geographies, and flavors. His debut novel is fascinating, and talking with him was like focusing a magnifying glass on the wild traditions that make these mountains so special.
Author of Silver Linings Playbook @ Malaprop's June 29
Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Linings Playbook, will be sharing his newest novel, Love May Fail, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe with a reading, Q&A, and signing on Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
BomBassic Headlines BEAT LIFE @ the Mothlight June 27
BomBassic headlines this month’s BEAT LIFE show at The Mothlight, happening on June 27. The evening promises to be another experience to remember brought to you by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective, a group of artists and producers who are at the forefront of innovation in sound.
Jaga Jazzist Plays New Mountain Tuesday June 23
Ultimately unclassifiable, Jaga Jazzist's music, which has been alternately regarded as nu jazz, acid jazz, electronica, and post-rock, is infectious. Characterized by the creative melding of sounds across genres, performances are energetic, virtuosic, and not to be missed.
Memento Mori: Francesco Lombardo’s Skulls at Izzy’s
Francesco Lombardo wants you to think more about death. The painter, a long-time resident of Marshall, NC, will be sharing some of his newest works with the Asheville community in a show that runs June 5 – July 2 at Izzy’s Coffee Den
Beach Goth @ New Mountain: An Evening with the Growlers June 10
The psychedelic sounds of the Growlers, purveyors of “Beach Goth,” are coming your way on June 10th to New Mountain AVL. The band’s music melds darkly poetic lyrics with the jangly guitar of surf-rock. It’s a midnight bonfire on a haunted beach, and you’re invited.
Founder of Asheville Beat Tape Collective Plays One Stop May 8
Nigel One has been an instrumental member of Asheville's electronic music scene and founded the Asheville Beat Tape Collective, a group seeking to continue a supportive, networked community that expands our city’s presence on the national scene.
All Star Line up TONIGHT > Asheville Music Hall
This month’s BEAT LIFE is a chance to see exceptional nights of music at the One Stop and Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville.
Moon Duo’s Lunar Dreamscapes > The Mothlight | March 12
Moon Duo’s music, flavored by the surreal and the psychedelic, dreamy and still rough around the edges, will fill Asheville’s Mothlight on Thursday, March 12th.
BEAT LIFE Presents 10th Letter on February 4th at The Mothlight
Wednesday, February 4th, is one of the first in a series of shows put on by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective – a group of local electronic artists, musicians, and DJs who are making an effort to expand Asheville’s electronic music horizons.
Asheville Hip-Hop Artist Musashi Xero Talks Life, Asheville, and his New EP
Asheville isn't exactly known for its thriving hip-hop scene with jam bands and folk musicians aplenty. But onto the music scene comes Musashi Xero...
Ringing in the New: A New Year’s Eve Walking Tour of Downtown Asheville
Dear readers, I have compiled a New Year’s Eve Downtown Walking Tour just for you giving options to wander between spots or find your perfect venue and stay put.