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The Orange Peel
The Top 10 Orange Peel Shows of 2016
2016 was a big year at Asheville's Orange Peel. Did you make it out to any of their favorite shows?
THE ASHEVILLE GRITVEGAS WEEKEND UPDATE: New Year EDITION! DECEMBER 30-January 1
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.
The legendary Peter Hook comes to The Orange Peel on Monday, 11/21.
Let's Get Dreamy
Wild Nothing and Small Black come together for a show at The Orange Peel this Thursday.
The 12 Days of Alice's Winter Ashevilleland
Experience Alice going down the Asheville rabbit-hole in this new take on an old classic at the Orange Peel > 12/5
Allen Stone Brings His Neo Soul to the Orange Peel
Spend your Friday night moving + grooving to Allen Stone at the Orange Peel.
Janeane Garofalo is Coming to Asheville
The iconic comedian and actor is performing at the Orange Peel in January and tickets go on sale November 6.
Steve Martin to Join Steep Canyon Rangers @ The Orange Peel
The band that encapsulates what North Carolina sounds like will play Asheville in January with a very special guest.
Slack Rocker Mac DeMarco Doesn't Give a F*ck
Don't take yourself too seriously...Mac DeMarco doesn't. Mac has established himself as a down to earth, albeit goofball, slack rocker who draws a massive following.
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.
Fight For Your Right to Vote
The Orange Peel is hosting a dance party on Friday, August 14 to raise funds for Democracy NC fighting to protect the voting rights of all North Carolinians. Grab some friends and your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie for Democracy.
See Dave Rawlings Machine w/ Gillian Welch at The Orange Peel
The Dave Rawlings Machine will be performing at The Orange Peel on April 24 with Gillian Welch, his partner in life and music for 20 years. They have played sold-out shows to appreciative audiences in Asheville over the past few years and return this week.
Looking For the After Party? BomBassic Knows Where It's At
Is anyone throwing "official" after parties for local electronic shows? BomBassic’s increasingly popular After Hours are the only ones I'm hearing about and attending. Let's make these guys official, for goodness' sake.
Lotus Returned to The Orange Peel for its Gilded Age Tour
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakout album, Lotus returned recently to The Orange Peel where they played a sold out show. I was able to chat with guitarist and keyboardist Luke Miller as well as some fans about their unique and enduring style.
Up Close + Personal with Asheville's Posh Hammer
Photographer and blogger Abi Fields sat down with probably the youngest retro band in Asheville for an in depth discussion on what it's like being Posh Hammer.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks
It's the definition of blustery out but we suggest you bundle up and take on some of the fun things going on around town this weekend starting tonight.
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.
Some Must-See Shows in Asheville This Fall + Winter
Local promoter Charlie Traveler Presents shares his knowledge of the Asheville music scene and offers up his top picks of some great shows coming up.
Three New Orleans Acts Come To Asheville
From Dumpstafunk to Trombone Shorty to 101 Runners, New Orleans has been representing hard in Asheville as of late and there's even more from the area coming up this month.
Un-Peeled: 5 Burning Questions to Liz Whalen Tallent of The Orange Peel
Asheville's music scene and culture is a huge draw to our economy and The Orange Peel has been a big part of that.
10 Reasons Local Jeweler Erin Joy Loves Living in Asheville
What a freakin’ treat this woman is! Like her beautiful handmade jewelry, she’s super sweet with an edge, a bad-ass with a heart of gold.
5 Questions with DIG Festival Founder Justin Ferraby
With DIG making it's return the weekend of August 22-23 after a brief hiatus, I asked the festival's founder, Justin Ferraby, a few questions about himself, his many hats, and what we can expect from the event this year.
5 Ways To Make Moogfest Profitable
There's a lot of talk around town about the future of Moogfest. After taking a financial hit for the 2014 edition, Moogfest organizers are going back to the drawing board. I think that I can help, in five easy steps...
This Past Week of Goodness...
Click through the band links in this article. Give them a listen, buy an album, buy two albums. One for you and one for your cousin who only listens to shit music.
Lucius and Her Marigold @ The Mothlight
Lucius, of Brooklyn, and Her Marigold, from Asheville, played a sold out show this past Saturday at The Mothlight. (Photos + Video)
The Felice Brothers Trying to Find Themselves
It can be tough enough drawing a big crowd on any Monday, and this proved to be the case on July 7th as the Felice Brothers played to an Orange Peel floor that was, maybe, only a third full.
The Black Jacket Symphony Play Pink Floyd
The Black Jacket Symphony, a group that recreates classic albums live, showed up at The Orange Peel to play Pink Floyd's seminal album, Dark Side of the Moon. How'd they do?
Xavier Rudd & Ash Grunwald Energize The Orange Peel
The arrival of summer brought with it the arrival of two of Australia's finest musicians to the Orange Peel for an evening of high energy, immense talent, and infectious spiritual consciousness.
Downtown After 5 Returns Friday with Drivin' N Cryin' and American Aquarium
Downtown's free summer concert series is back Friday, June 20 with Drivin' N Cryin' and American Aquarium.
20 Ways To Not Be An A**hole In Town
It's easy to complain. It can be even easier to just not be an ass. Here are 20 tip so you can try and avoid being one.
What #avl Was Tweeting About This Week
The Obamas are moving here?! Possible whiskey shortage?! I can be in the next Galifianakis movie?!
Lessons From Lucinda
The other night I did something that I rarely do...I went out after nine. Go ahead and make fun of me all you hipsters, but I am old, I could break a hip!
Solo African Dance Piece "Without A Shadow" To Make Asheville Premier
On June 5 at The Orange Peel, Barakissa Coulibaly will be premiering her solo dance piece "Without A Shadow".