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Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
Forest Friday: Me and Ali McGhee
Dogwood Alliance spends some time outside, at Pisgah National Forest's Moore Cove Falls, with Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update July 28-31
What's up Asheville? Be sure to check our our weekly GritVegas Weekend Update, with the scoop on LEAF and other AVL events. We're also doing a ticket giveaway on Instagram for the person who hits the most spots! Win 2 tickets to Asheville Fashion Week--all you have to do it go out and have fun. Happy weekend!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Aligning Minds Announces New Record Label
Regional favorites and visionary producers Aligning Minds (Mike Folk and Daniel Merrill) have been heavy hitters in the local scene for years now. Now, Aligning Minds is also turning their attention to production and artist representation with the founding of Aligning Minds Recordings.
Futuristic Sexy Soul Sound: An Interview with BomBassic
Asheville's BomBassic is on the threshold of greatness as the word continues to spread about their performances. I sat down with the guys to talk about the trajectory of their relationship, the development of their sound, and all of the exciting things on the horizon for them.
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.
Michael Franti + Spearhead @ New Mountain Friday 6/26
Michael Franti and Spearhead's infectious sound, based in roots-rock rhythms and swelling, immersive chords, is an expression of the absolute joy of being alive – even when taking on darker subjects.
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.
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
BEAT LIFE Presents P3riph3ral + More at One Stop | March 14
The Beat Tape Collective is constantly pushing Asheville’s electronic music horizons further, bringing in new and innovative acts from afar and highlighting up-and-coming local talents.