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Well Played Board Game Cafe's Grand Opening: This Week's GritVegas Highlight!
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.
Prof. Logik headlines BEAT LIFE at the Mothlight
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.
Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee Co-Headline with Rare Solo Sets in Asheville (3/17)
There's still time left to snag your ticket to this show on Friday, 3/17, at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee co-headline, and Mary Lattimore opens the night of intimate, and rare, solo performance.
Ben Sollee on Soundcheck AVL
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!
Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!
Ben Sollee Headlines the Mothlight with Utah Green
Cellist and singer Ben Sollee brings his signature sound to the Mothlight on Thursday, March 9th, with Jordan Ellis and opener Utah Green.
Superbowl Weekend 2017: Your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Groundhog Day and the Superbowl are just two things happening this weekend. See what else is going on in this edition of the weekend update!
Midnight Snack Releases "Shadow Chaser"
Asheville's Midnight Snack releases their new single, "Shadow Chaser," today, and celebrates on February 4th at West Asheville's Mothlight.
Big Thief @ The Mothlight<< Mon, Jan 16th
Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 5-8
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!
Fringe Festival 2017: Freak Passes + Tickets On Sale Now
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
BEATLIFE Celebrates with Oak City Slums
Saturday night, head to the Mothlight for a BEATLIFE celebration with headliner Oak City Slums.
Dylan LeBlanc and his Cautionary Tale Come to the Mothlight [Interview]
Inflected with the sounds of the deep South, Dylan LeBlanc's latest album offers a meditation on the singer's life so far--and far ahead. He'll play the Mothlight Tuesday, December 6th.
Damien Jurado Plays the Mothlight with Opener Luke Roberts
Damien Jurado comes to the Mothlight this Saturday with opener Luke Roberts.
“Like a Secret You Already Know:” Flock of Dimes’ grace-filled, healing sound
Flock of Dimes, the solo project from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, comes to the Mothlight this Sunday, 11/6/
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 13-16
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!
Hiss Golden Messenger Plays West Asheville's Mothlight 10/14
Hiss Golden Messenger plays the Mothlight Friday, October 14th with openers The Dead Tongues.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 6-9
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!
Playing In the Dark: A Benefit for the Asheville Darkroom @ the Mothlight (10/8)
West Asheville's Mothlight hosts a benefit for the Asheville Darkroom this Saturday, October 8th. The Darkroom just moved to the Refinery Creator Space.
An Interview with Julianna Barwick
An interview with Julianna Barwick, who is playing at Asheville's historic Forsythia Hall on Friday, 9/30 with opener Mary Lattimore in support of her newest album, Will. The show is presented by the Mothlight.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 15-18
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
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!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Labor Day Edition
We've got your weekend events for Labor Day weekend in Asheville, from Thursday, September 1st through Labor Day!
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.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 25-28
This weekend kicks off with the 100th birthday of our national parks, plus a ton of other fabulous events, from free music and dance at the Millroom to Queer Girls Reading at the Mothlight. Where will you be, Ashevillains?
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.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 21-24
It's going to be hot this weekend, Asheville! We've got 5 tips to beat the heat, plus a whole bunch of events that will keep your weekend cool (in every sense of the word).
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update 7/14-17
Welcome to your weekend in Asheville!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 7-10
This weekend, beat the heat with these awesome events. Live music, benefits, fundraisers, and fashion shows are just a few of the options. What are you going to do?
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: July 4th Edition
It's 4th of July weekend in Asheville, and we've got a lot of ideas for how you can celebrate Independence Day--and all the days around it. From live music to independent bookstores to downtown shopping and, of course, brunch, we've pretty much covered all the bases. Happy 4th, y'all.
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.
Frazey Ford at the Mothlight: Show Review
Singer-songwriter Frazey Ford brought her soulful sound to West Asheville's Mothlight on June 15th. Ford, a founding member of The Be Good Tanyas, is touring in support of her sophomore record, Indian Ocean.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! // June 16-19
Happy weekend everyone! This Sunday is Father's Day--check out our suggestions for how to celebrate! We also have some very special guests this week as part of our new Pet of the Month feature!
A Night with Waxahatchee @ the Mothlight || Review
Waxahatchee performed at The Mothlight in West Asheville on Tuesday night. It was a stellar show with an opening act from her twin that got things rolling.
B Boys Slam Dunk w/ Parquet Courts << Tuesday, May 17th @ 9:30 // The Mothlight
But seriously, all basketball puns aside... These Brooklyn rippers play their unique blend of post punk (esque) sonic offerings on Tuesday May 17 @ The Mothlight. This in support of Parquet Courts return to Asheville. If you were at their last show here, you know it was in all ways a proper f’ing rock show!
WAXAHATCHEE @ MOTHLIGHT << 6/7
Waxahatchee is coming to The Mothlight on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12; what are you waiting for?
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! << April 29-May 1
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update fills you in on what we're most excited about each weekend! With hosts Ali McGhee of Asheville Grit and Jason Sandford of Ashvegas.
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.
Small Black @ The Mothlight Ticket Giveaway!
Indie dream-rockers Small Black hit Asheville's Mothlight on Monday, 4/18, with Bayonne.
Plankeye Peggy Release Debut Album 'Let's See What We Have Here'
Local four piece vaudevillian outfit Plankeye Peggy will release their debut Album 'Let's See What We Have Here' March 18th at the Mothlight.
All Go West 2016 Schedule Leak
All Go West's 2016 lineup and stages have been announced! All Go West happens in West Asheville on Saturday, 6/25.
The First GritVegas Weekend Update!
The premiere of the GritVegas Weekend Update!
5 Fabulous Fringe Shows Flying Under the Radar
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival schedule is packed with incredible performances. Here are five (and an extra!) that you'll definitely want to check out.
Weekend Grit Picks << January 15-17
From live music to art, Asheville's got it going on this weekend.
RBTS WIN and Forever FC
PHOTO GALLERY >> Charlotte hip-hop collective Forever FC joined local favorites RBTS WIN at The Mothlight on June 20, 2014.
I Can't Stop Saying This Band Name
It's a bold move for a band to line the front of the stage with four guitarists, but what do you expect from a band named Diarrhea Planet?