UPCOMING MUSIC
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Sat, Mar 25 · acoustic · activist · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · fusion · improvisation · indie · jam · local · progressive · rock · roots

Acoustic Syndicate – Night 2
Almost Acoustic
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)

“Through our music, we have tried to maintain a consistent message, a reminder, that this Earth is the only one we will ever have. And though we speak of some lofty ideals in our music, my most fervent hope is that when people listen to us or come to our show, they leave with a laugh and a smile and the satisfaction of having been a part of something positive.”


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · chamber · classical · eclectic · hip hop · pop · rock

Black Violin
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $35 / Student $30 / Child $20)

Classically trained Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, the founders of Black Violin, meticulously meld classical, hip-hop, rock and pop music.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · dance · funk · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · local · rock

The FRITZ
w/ LITZ
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the Asheville-based band takes its rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the wellcrafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook's original songs take on the usual country spin on shitty relationships, bad decisions, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · festival · indie · local · rock · roots

Echofest 2017
12:00pm at UNC Asheville Quad
(Free)

Thirty+ bands on four stages! Lineup includes: PSYLO JOE, Chit Nasty Band, A Boy Named Banjo (pictured), The Freeway Revival, Sol Sound Company, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, DJ Red Spinach, Mellowfield, Sleep Weather, William Hinson, Silicon Soldiers, Izz the Unknown, Pace House, Ghostdog, Stereoriots, Rumbletramp, Slugly, The Eccentrics, Ghost Pals (Lows Antenna x No Parking), Charlatan Basement Blues Revue, Rae Ackerman, Skipper the Lion, The Mercury Arcs, Ray Buckner, Rickey Starr, Tongues of Fire, The City Portrait, Emotion in General, Mr. Mange, Dollhands, Little Nose, Mama Danger & more.


Sat, Mar 25 · americana · country · honky tonk · local · roots

Cyndi Lou & the Want To
7:00pm at Catawba Brewing

Cyndi Lou & the Want To plays Honky-Tonk and Country classics with a few surprises thrown in. The Asheville-based band includes Cynthia Galli (guitar, vocals), R. Scott Murray (pedal steel, guitar, vocals), Mick Glasgow (bass, vocals) and Stacey Bowers Glasgow (drums, vocals).


Sat, Mar 25 · blues · classic rock · country · eclectic · pop · retro · rock · roots · soul

Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul, with influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings.


Sat, Mar 25 · jazz · local · pop · singer-songwriter · soul

Jeff Thompson Band
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Be prepared to be treated to an evening of not only some of the most catchy and sophisticated jazz/pop/soul in the region, but to a gorgeous and creative stage set. Thompson, three time winner of a "Best of WNC" award in the singer songwriter category, also has a history in performance poetry and professional theatre, and likes to "to think of the whole show as a piece of art, from beginning to end. No wasted moments." - Performing Songwriter Magazine


Sat, Mar 25 · blues · dance · funk · jazz · local · vocal

Jesse Barry & Daniel Iannucci
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

Jesse Barry, known for her soulful blues pipes and contagious enthusiasm on stage, is often described as an "old soul" and audiences are stunned by the huge voice that comes out of her small body. Originally from Raleigh, bassist Daniel Iannucci has been living and performing in Western North Carolina for the past 10 years. As a duo, Jesse and Daniel create soulful sounds with a mix of blues and jazz standards, funky dance tunes, and beautiful ballads.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · hard rock · hardcore · indie · local · metal · rock

Thundering Herd
w/ Twist of Fate, Electric Phantom & Tombstone Hwy
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Thundering Herd is a three-piece beast of blistering guitar, hammering drums, and pounding bass from the Bull City of Durham, North Carolina.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · americana · classic rock · hard rock · indie · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons are carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · americana · country · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Time Sawyer
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free)

From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · dance · dj · dub · electronic · funk · hip hop · indie · psychedelic · soul

Daily Bread
w/ BomBassic + Soul Candy
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(Free)

Atlanta-based Daily Bread brings the heat and some soulful hip-hop beats to New Mountain AVL for a FREE pop-up show with BomBassic and Soul Candy.


Sat, Mar 25 · americana · country · honky tonk · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Laurel Lee and the Escapees
9:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Instant classics, original country music, on the honky tonk side of the tracks.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · eclectic · hip hop · indie · local · rock · roots · soul

Natural Born Leaders
w/ Conspirators, Inc.
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8)

Natural Born Leaders' sound is an eclectic mix of neo-soul, roots rock, and hip-hop!


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · folk · indie · local · rock

Armadilla
w/ June Bunch
9:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, Free)

Armadilla is an indie rock / folk band based in Asheville.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · eclectic · fusion · hip hop · indie · psychedelic · reggae · rock · soul · world

Sol Seed
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free, donations encouraged)

Oregon-based Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam all over a solid Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own.


Sat, Mar 25 · acoustic · blues · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

LYRIC
10:00pm at Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

Leeda Lyric Jones needs no introduction in Asheville. She's the city's queen of soul and proves it every time she takes the stage.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · indie · punk · retro · rock · surf

Jason Paul & The Know It Alls
w/ Lonely Teardrops
10:00pm at The Lazy Diamond

Jason Paul & The Know It Alls are a fun punk band from Milwaukee/ San Pedro. Openers, Lonely Teardrops, sound like party Cramps, monkey surf, '60s, etc.


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Sun, Mar 26 · acoustic · guitar · instrumental · world

Pierre Bensusan
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($20 adv / $25 DOS / $30 VIP)

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre Bensusan was voted Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey.


Sun, Mar 26 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

James McCartney
w/ Emily Easterly
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter James McCartney (son of Paul McCartney) has remained fiercely dedicated to his musical vision of melding smart hooks and feral alt-rock with the grandeur and spiritually centeredness of psychedelic music.


Sun, Mar 26 · blues · dance · funk · jazz · local · vocal

Jesse Barry & The Jam
w/ Zack Page
12:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free)

Blues, funk, and soul to lift you up on a Sunday afternoon brought to you by Jesse Barry & The Jam!The band includes Jesse Barry (lead vocals), Kelly Jones (guitar & vocals), Zack Page (bass) and Micah Thomas (drums).


Sun, Mar 26 · alternative · dub · funk · indie · rock

PaperWork
2:30pm at Salvage Station
(Free)

Formed in 2012 by three childhood best friends, PaperWork has been introducing South Carolina to their own brand of futuristic funk at every show. While also paying tribute to some of the greatest artists of all time, the P-Dub has taken their act on the road long drives from their hometown of Myrtle Beach SC.


Sun, Mar 26 · acoustic · appalachian · bluegrass · celtic · fiddle · folk · harmony · irish · local · old time · roots · stringband · swing

Strictly Strings
4:00pm at Cork & Keg
(Free)

Strictly Strings came together through fiddle classes in the Watauga County JAM [Junior Appalachian Musicians] Program at the Jones House in Boone, and has blossomed into an exciting multi-faceted band, enjoying the genres of old time, bluegrass, Irish, and swing, all topped off with fresh harmony vocals.


Sun, Mar 26 · guitar · indie · jazz · local

Nuclear Tiger
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Nuclear Tiger consists of Tyler Kittle on Tenor Saxophone, Michael Collings on Electric Guitar, Daniel Iannucci on Upright Bass, and Micah Thomas on drums.


Sun, Mar 26 · blues · dance · folk · gypsy · jam · local · old time · roots · traditional · world

Resonant Rogues
7:30pm at Barley's Taproom

With a plethora of diverse influences, the Resonant Rogues write songs that transcend genres. Their meaningful lyrics and infectious melodies will catch your ear and move your feet. Gypsy jazz and traditional eastern European music blend seamlessly with American folk traditions like old-time, blues, and vintage hot jazz.


Sun, Mar 26 · acoustic · folk · spiritual · traditional · world

Danny Maseng
Presented by The Center for Jewish Studies
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

Beautiful inspirational songs and music from two thousand years of Jewish and world traditions - songs of peace, joy and harmony. Blending ancient melodies with original compositions, from popular Israeli songs to liturgical gems and everything in between - Hebrew, English, and Ladino - Danny brings you the most beautiful inspirational songs and music from two thousand years of Jewish and world traditions.


Sun, Mar 26 · alternative · indie · local · punk · rock

Abjex & No Ways
Pabst Sabbath Vol. 5
10:00pm at The Lazy Diamond

This is the fifth installment of the Sunday funday boogie-woogie beer marathon. This time with two bands from right down the street, Abjex (punk) and The No Ways (rock, pictured). Members of Abjex will DJ before and after the bands.


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Mon, Mar 27 · improvisation · indie · jazz · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Siamese Jazz Club
8:00pm at 5 Walnut

Siamese Jazz Club’s sound is born from a highly diverse and infectious melting pot of influences. SJC is just as deep into the world of R&B & Soul as it’s improvisational jazzy undertones. The love child of prolific Asheville music scenesters, Simon Thomas George & CaroMia Tiller, SJC was formed in the summer of 2015. Always teasing the line of technical musicality and emotional depth, SJC embraces the affection of music aficionados and the casual listener alike.


Mon, Mar 27 · alternative · dance · eclectic · guitar · hard rock · indie · local · metal · noise · rock

Albert Adams
w/ MANAS & The Tom Peters Theremin Odyssey
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

"... forceful, riff-driven tunes that shake and roll across the soundspace ... scores one for bassists everywhere with challenging riffs that crawl all over the place." - Listen Asheville


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Tue, Mar 28 · folk · indie · pop · soul

JOHNNYSWIM
w/ Bruce Sudano
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 / $65 VIP)
SOLD OUT

JOHNNYSWIM is a Los Angeles-based duo composed of Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez. The two began writing and singing together in the spring of 2006 and found that their similar influences of folk, soul, and rock blended together lusciously. Nashville newspaper The Tennessean describes JOHNNYSWIM as "a mix of Lauryn Hill and John Mayer."


Tue, Mar 28 · acoustic · blues · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

LYRIC
w/ Rhoda Weaver and the Soul Mates
6:00pm at Ben's Tune-Up
(Free)

Leeda Lyric Jones needs no introduction in Asheville. She's the city's queen of soul and proves it every time she takes the stage. Rhoda Weaver and the Soul Mates start the show at 6pm followed by Lyric's solo set at 8:30. One Night, two incredible voices. No Cover!


Tue, Mar 28 · dance · dixieland · jazz · local · new orleans · ragtime · swing

The Low-Down Sires
Swing Asheville Dance
7:00pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore
($5)

The Low-Down Sires are dedicated to the lost sounds of early jazz, inspired by the compositions and arrangements of Joe "King" Oliver, Edward "Kid" Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, and other giants from the storied origins of the art form. Their raucous style predates the smoother sounds of big band swing and the intellectualism of modern jazz and transports you to the streets of New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes.


Tue, Mar 28 · alternative · indie · local · punk · rock

The Spiral (Album Release)
w/ Fashion Bath & Kingdoms and Classes
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

The Spiral took off shortly from a bedroom project to an energetic live performance after their first EP released in 2014. Two years later they are ready to take the next steps as a full on high energy rock and punk influenced indie band. This year they will reach a benchmark with the release of their first full length album, a single released with another dynamic indie rock group Shadow Show, and becoming part of a DIY Asheville based group/label Pave who recently released a compilation album featuring 15 local indie artists from the Asheville and Atlanta area, The Spiral being included on this work.


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Wed, Mar 29 · blues · classic rock · pop · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Steve Miller Band
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($65.50-$130)

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come. Then, in the ’70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with.


Wed, Mar 29 · acoustic · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

LYRIC
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12)

LYRIC needs no introduction in Asheville. She's the city's queen of soul and proves it every time she takes the stage. Her band makes bodies move and puts smiles on faces wherever they play. This intimate dinner show will be a bit different, however, and surely one to remember. It will be an intimate solo performance by the Soul / Funk / R&B artist. Expect Lyric to have her acoustic guitar with her and to tell a stories about her life and music.


Wed, Mar 29 · americana · rock · singer-songwriter

Whiskey Myers
w/ The Steel Woods
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The band is scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks to create "no frills, no bullshit rock and roll."


Wed, Mar 29 · ambient · hard rock · hardcore · local · metal · rock

A World Of Lies
w/ REdEFIND & GnarlScar
8:00pm at PULP
($6 members / $8 non-members)

A World Of Lies is a five-man metal band based out of Asheville that plays their own unique blend of metal!


Wed, Mar 29 · alternative · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

David Dondero
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(Free)

“Dondero is this generation’s Townes Van Zandt, a peripatetic tumbleweed casting across the country’s highways and dirt roads searching for truth and love. His reedy tenor shuffles through clever verbal forays, over raga-muffin folk, brightened by Dondero’s road-wizened stoicism.” – Houston Chronicle


Wed, Mar 29 · alternative · funk · indie · jazz · rock

Desmond Jones
9:00pm at The Summit - New Mountain AVL
($5 Suggested Donation)

Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/rock/jazz fusion band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. With original music written to compliment the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines, funky drum beats, and tasteful saxophone.


Wed, Mar 29 · acoustic · alternative · chamber · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · spiritual · vocal

Six Organs of Admittance
w/ Tashi Dorji & WNC String Ensemble
9:30pm at The Mothlight

In preparing for the first album of non-Hexadic Six Organs of Admittance music since 2012’s Ascent, Ben Chasny had a think about what he’d be saying in his own tongue for the first time in a half-decade. As ever, a head-full of ideas were driving him to think and speak music as a spirituality superimposed onto a reality, with the ghosts of both whispering at each other. In the end, what sits in our listening ears is the sound of communion. Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet.


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Thu, Mar 30 · alternative · americana · indie · pop · psychedelic · retro · rock · singer-songwriter · soul

Allah-Las
w/ The Babe Rainbow
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The band's trajectory, formed around mutual appreciation for the same kinds of music and a host of shared experiences, focuses on both the outer trappings of their home and surroundings, and the through line of darkness that suffuses life in LA county.


Thu, Mar 30 · gospel · r&b · roots · soul · spiritual · vocal

The Gospel Keynotes
10:00pm at The Double Crown
($10)

The Gospel Keynotes were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Detroit and the American Gospel Quartet Hall of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama in 1999.


Thu, Mar 30 · african · afropop · dance · guitar · pop · roots · world

Mandingo Ambassadors
The Sound of Guinea
7:00pm at Lipinsky Auditorium - UNC Asheville
($15 / $10 OLLI members & UNC Asheville alumni; free for UNC Asheville students with OneCard)

Founded in New York City by guitarist Mamady Kouyaté, a veteran of 1970s Guinean dance bands, the Mandingo Ambassadors make music that is “structured to make you feel good,” with “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system,” according to The New York Times. UNC Asheville's student Afropop Ensemble will open the show.


Thu, Mar 30 · brass · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · new orleans · progressive · roots · soul

Naughty Professor
w/ Stoop Kids
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country, now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band's mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty Professors' live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists.


Thu, Mar 30 · acoustic · americana · folk · guitar · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

Dave Desmelik
w / Andy Ferrell & Matt Townsend,
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, Free)

Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them.


Thu, Mar 30 · alternative · hardcore · indie · metal · progressive · rock

Behind The Sun
w/ I am Godot, Persistent Shadow & Dying Sun
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Behind The Sun is a four-man Progressive Metal band from the Upstate of South Carolina.


Thu, Mar 30 · alternative · country · honky tonk · outlaw country · psychedelic · punk · rock · rockabilly · roots

The Psycho-DeVilles
w/ Little Lesley and The Bloodshots & The Go Devils
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Hot Rod Walt shares the stage with two talented and loyal musicians, Burford T Ogletree on the Upright bass and Steve "Burnout" Barnett, the hard hittin' punk rock drummer who never runs out of energy. Together the Psycho-DeVilles perform a super high energy show, singing songs about hot rod cars and mean women.


Thu, Mar 30 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · jam · jazz · local · rock · roots

Circus Mutt
9:00pm at Foggy Mountain Brewpub

Originally formed in 2010 in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, Circus Mutt draws from a spectrum of musical influences including rock-n-roll, jazz and bluegrass.


Thu, Mar 30 · blues · funk · fusion · indie · jazz · local · tribute

Alien Music Club
Tribute to Wayne Shorter (part 2)
10:00pm at Barley's Taproom
(Free)

This Asheville-based band, conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP), plays a melting pot of various types of music including rock, jazz, blues, funk and some other genres that can't be defined. Tonight's show is a tribute to Louis Armstrong.


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Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · art rock · classical · experimental · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Patrick Watson
w/ Trevor Sensor
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Patrick Watson blends cabaret pop and classical music influences with indie rock to create a sound that has been compared to Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd for its experimental musicianship.


Fri, Mar 31 · country · guitar · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sam&I
6:00pm at Catawba Brewing

A duo of Guitars (Richard Gibson singer/songwriter & Sam Caldemeyer steel/bass) play a little bit of country, rock, and lots of original material.


Fri, Mar 31 · indie · local · metal · rock

Skylight Heights
w/ Bleedseason, I The Supplier & No Neutral Ground
7:00pm at The Ridge at New Mountain AVL
($12)

Ashevile-based metal band Skylight Heights is known for bringing crowds to life, hitting the stage with extremely energetic shows including smoke blasters and LED effects.


Fri, Mar 31 · americana · bluegrass · blues · indie · local · rock · roots · soul

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by Asheville native Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar/harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band with a fiery live show and a horn section to top it all off.


Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · dub · indie · jam · local · reggae · rock · roots

Station Underground
8:00pm at The Joint Next Door
(Free, donations encouraged)

Station Underground is an Asheville-based Reggae / Rock / Jam / Dub band.


Fri, Mar 31 · acoustic · alternative · americana · bluegrass · humor · improvisation · indie · jam · rock · stringband

Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(Free)

Blazing tempos, outlaw attitude, foot-stomping intensity, acoustic wizardry. These things all accurately describe Grandpa's Cough Medicine's tongue in cheek approach to bluegrass music. Carving out a niche that is all their own, they include humor and dark subject matter in their lyrics, yet are fully capable of letting their musicianship do the talking with instrumental compositions. The trio's seemingly simple combination of flat-picked guitar, Scruggs style banjo, upright bass and two vocals creates a sound so huge, that it can make a six piece band blush.


Fri, Mar 31 · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

One Leg Up
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. The band formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Band members include: John Stineman (guitar, vocals), Jim Tanner (Guitar), Zack Page (bass), Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax) and Steve Trismen (violin, vocals).


Fri, Mar 31 · acoustic · alternative · appalachian · cello · folk · harmony · indie · local · singer-songwriter · ukulele

Tina & Her Pony
w/ Hannah Kaminer
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Indie Appalachian folk duo Tina & Her Pony was formed in 2010 in Asheville by Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan. Nationally known for their tight, sweet, smooth harmonies and simple, exposed, crafted instrumentation on cello, tenor ukulele, tenor banjo & guitar, they have a fresh, palatable sound that is bewitching.


Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · experimental · folk · indie · local · singer-songwriter

Livingdog
w/ Clint Roberts
9:00pm at The Burger Bar
(Free)

Livingdog is the moniker of Asheville-based Indie/Alternative-Folk musician Corey Parlamento. His songs combine the personal narrative lyricism of traditional folk music with experimental instrumentation and production, creating songs that feel both haunting and refreshing.


Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · blues · indie · punk · retro · rock · rockabilly · swing

Viva Le Vox
w/ Deadly Lo-Fi
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Viva Le Vox is a "Bone Swinging Rock & Roll" band from Greensboro. Opener Deadly Lo-Fi is a spooky Rock & Roll band from Atlanta / Athens, Ga.


Fri, Mar 31 · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

LYRIC
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

LYRIC needs no introduction in Asheville. She's the city's queen of soul and proves it every time she takes the stage. Her band makes bodies move and puts smiles on faces wherever they play.


Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · hip hop · humor · indie · rap

Devin the Dude
9:30pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15 adv / $20 DOS)

Devin Copeland, better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. He is perhaps best known for his unique rapping style, his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records, as well as his 2002 songs "Lacville '79" and "Doobie Ashtray". In 2013 Devin starred in the stoner comedy Highway 420, in which two pot smoking buddies go on a quest to find the best bud in the country.


Fri, Mar 31 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · funk · indie · jazz · soul

Window Cat
9:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $5)

With influences ranging from Hiatus Kaiyote and Moonchild to Snarky Puppy and Vulfpeck, Window Cat creates innovative art with a neo-soul/jazz/funk sound.


Fri, Mar 31 · acoustic · bluegrass · harmony · improvisation · jam · roots · soul

The Mighty Pines
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free, donations encouraged)

The Mighty Pines (formerly Acoustics Anonymous) bridge the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into anything they touch, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed.


Fri, Mar 31 · dub · local · reggae · ska · world

Dub Kartel
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Dub Kartel pays tribute to the golden era of Jamaican music, drawing on the tradition of Studio One, Treasure Isle and Dub luminaries like King Tubby and Scientist, bringing a classic roots tradition into the modern era.


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Sat, Apr 1 · acoustic · celtic · fiddle · folk · guitar · instrumental · irish · traditional

Máirtín O’Connor Trio
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $32 / Student $27 / Child $20)

As figureheads of Irish music, each member of the Máirtín O’Connor Trio is a master musician and a seasoned veteran of other well-known traditional ensembles, including Dervish and Four Men and a Dog. Combining the rich sounds of the accordion, fiddle and guitar, the acclaimed ensemble brings together dazzling sets that proudly display their own musical connections and tight rapport with one another.


Sat, Apr 1 · americana · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($20 adv / $23 DOS)

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville, TN. Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors has found their place in today’s landscape of singer/songwriter Americana.


Sat, Apr 1 · americana · folk · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Dangermuffin CD Release
w/ The Dead 27s
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful, a cohesive blend of Alt-Americana, Island grooves, Folk and Jam. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach.


Sat, Apr 1 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · hard rock · humor · indie · metal · psychedelic · world

THE 2017 MOCKSTROCITY TOUR
w/ Mac Sabbath, Metalachi and Okilly Dokilly
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

THE 2017 MOCKSTROCITY TOUR features Mac Sabbath (pictured), Metalachi (The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band) and Okilly Dokilly.


Sat, Apr 1 · funk · fusion · jam · jazz · local · rock

Kaizen
featuring Jeff Sipe
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $7)

Mind melting jam with Jeff Sipe, a rock and jazz fusion drummer and founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit along with Col. Bruce Hampton. He also played with Leftover Salmon and in the Zambiland Orchestra (an experimental big band featuring members of Phish, Widespread Panic and others).


Sat, Apr 1 · dance · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · swing

The House Hoppers
9:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Mick Glasgow leads a stellar swarm of musical friends in the Old New-Orleans-style jazz band tradition.


Sat, Apr 1 · alternative · electronic · improvisation · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock

Flux Capacitor
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, this band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation, and electronica. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambiance of tribal jamming.


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Sun, Apr 2 · alternative · festival · hard rock · indie · local · rock

828ROCKFEST
2:00pm at Boiler Room
(18+, $10)

Two stages - 25 local rock bands - including The Dirty Soul Revival (pictured), Didges Christ SuperDrum, Deconbrio, Mellowfield, Pröwess, The Mercury Arcs, The Styrofoam Turtles, Kingdoms and Classes, Silver Tongue Devils, Kimberly White Project, Thundering Herd, The Stir, Obsideoneye, The Ides of June, The Future Babes, The Buzzards of Fuzz, Reason Define, Tennessee Iron Band, The Black River Rebels, Cypher Machine, Chad Ray, I Am Godot, Michael Tracy and more to be announced!


Sun, Apr 2 · acoustic · americana · benefit · bluegrass · folk · guitar · local · roots · stringband

A Fundraiser for SHATTERPROOF
7:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15)

With their front-woman bass player, unique harmonies and impressive picking styles, The Clydes (pictured) bring an unabashed energy and relatable emotion to the stage. Taylor Martin + Woody Wood, Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs, and Evelyn's Couch will also perform at this benefit for Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastating effects of addiction.


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Mon, Apr 3 · alternative · experimental · guitar · improvisation · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

John Kadlecik Solo Acousti’Lectric
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. Also an original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980s and touring nationally for the last 20 years.


Tue, Apr 4 · acoustic · cello · folk · fusion · metal · percussion · rock · vocal · world

Geoff Tate (of Queensryche)
The Whole Story “Ryche” Acoustic Tour
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Geoff Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. Geoff is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years. Geoff Tate will present his upcoming all acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland and will feature three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genres most recognized songs.


Wed, Apr 5 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Mark Eitzel
w/ Howe Gelb
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Hey Mr Ferryman, Mark Eitzel’s latest work, features the vivid melodies long associated with his former band American Music Club (a.k.a. AMC), which remains a cult favorite to this day. As both a solo artist and the frontman for AMC, Mark Eitzel is a celebrated lyricist and champion of the downtrodden. A hauntingly evocative singer, he has earned even greater notoriety for his brilliance as a composer, combining the intensity of Ian Curtis, the pastoral beauty of Nick Drake, and the melodrama of Scott Walker and Jacques Brel to build one of the most impressive and darkly poetic bodies of song in the modern pop canon.


Wed, Apr 5 · alternative · fusion · indie · local · progressive · rock

Night Idea
w/ Shadow Show, Fashion Bath & New Thread
8:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Night Idea is a Virginia-based Prog Indie band. Openers Shadow Show, Fashion Bath & New Thread are all based in Asheville.


Thu, Apr 6 · alternative · americana · blues · folk · funk · indie · jam · jazz · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

The Wood Brothers
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

NPR’s World Cafe raved that “there is so much warmth, soul and musicianship at a Wood Brothers show, it’s no surprise that the band’s audience keeps growing,” and Live At The Barn is no exception. Over the course of the album’s nine tracks, the band careens from soul to folk to funk to blues to rock, mixing acoustic and electric instruments and effortlessly blending eras and regions of American music.


Thu, Apr 6 · americana · country · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock · vocal

The Charlie Daniels Band
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($47.50 - $71.50)

North Carolina native and recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels is known for such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course his Grammy Award winning song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”


Thu, Apr 6 · americana · blues · folk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Gracie Lane
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co

Louisiana by birth, Arkansas by fate, Asheville by choice - Gracie Lane is a bluesy singer-songwriter with an indie edge.


Thu, Apr 6 · americana · folk · guitar · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Stevie Lee Combs
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(Free)

Stevie Lee Comb's music is an omnivorous strand of Americana that seeks to blend urban/rural traditions.


Thu, Apr 6 · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

JD McPherson
w/ Cannonball Jars
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished - a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Little Richard would not recognize.


Fri, Apr 7 · blues · jazz · soul

Davina and The Vagabonds
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Join us for a night filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments, and a retro rollicking good time with Davina and The Vagabonds! With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time.


Fri, Apr 7 · benefit · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Sister Hazel
Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association Benefit
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($30.50)

The engine that drives Gainesville, FL-based Sister Hazel is based on the fundamental principles that attracted the attention of a major label, garnered hit singles on the radio and endeared them to a legion of avid fans: well-crafted, hook-infused songs complimented by solid instrumentation and lush harmony vocals. Amazingly, their secret weapon is not a secret. It’s no more of a secret than their reputation for being professional, funny and - not so amazingly - really damned good.


Fri, Apr 7 · blues · r&b · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Bonnie Bishop
w/ Me and Molly
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $18 DOS / $23 VIP)

It’s only a matter of time until Hollywood snaps up the story of how singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop connected with Dave Cobb, one of the hottest producers in the business, to unlock her inner soul singer and record the best album of her career, “Ain’t Who I Was”.


Fri, Apr 7 · americana · country · pop · singer-songwriter

Corey Smith
w/ Jacob Powell
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(16+, $24 adv / $26 DOS)

The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet.


Fri, Apr 7 · alternative · hard rock · indie · local · metal · rock

Something Clever
Live Local Music Series w/ Blitch, These are the Angles & Broken Testimony
9:00pm at Boiler Room
($7)

Something Clever is an active rock/metal quintet from Charlotte, NC with fist-clenching, 'go-for-it' attitude.


Fri, Apr 7 · alternative · americana · blues · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Maggie Koerner
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

You may recognize this soulful singer-songwriter from her two-year stint with the funk band Galactic, but now Maggie Koerner performs with her own band. Don't miss her unique blend of laid-back americana and indie rock, drenched in the blues.


Fri, Apr 7 · jazz · local · piano · vocal

Vendetta Creme
9:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Aaron Price (keys) and Kelly Barrow (vocals) are Vendetta Creme. Their fresh interpretations of songs from around the world–by such luminaries as Edith Piaf, Noel Coward, Kurt Weill, Josephine Baker (to name a few) make the exquisite repertoire a breath of fresh air.


Sat, Apr 8 · alternative · hip hop · rap

Ghostface Killah
Glorious Days Tour
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $35 / $30 limited earlybird)

Wu-Tang's Iron Man sums up his move to Def Jam succinctly: "Same music, different label." For Tony Starks's legions of fans, those four words should bring dope music to their ears - literally. Yep, Ghost is back with his fourth solo LP, The Pretty Toney Album, and ain't nothing changed but the imprint.


Sat, Apr 8 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · jazz · pop · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Missy Raines and the New Hip
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

"With a string of high profile gigs and seven bluegrass Bassist of the Year awards behind her, Raines offers her solo debut, Inside Out. The CD showcases the range of Missy's talent, as she leads her quintet of young acoustic aces through bluegrass, newgrass, pop, and jazz terrains with solid yet inventive support, fluid solos, and engaging vocals." - Bass Player Magazine


Sat, Apr 8 · country · harmony · honky tonk · local · roots · traditional · vocal

The Old Chevrolette Set
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

This ain't no Jet-Set band, their steak and martinis are cold beer and weenies. Come listen to some great Classic Country with this new band bringing together great harmonies and solid country twang. Laura Blackley and Mark Jackson on vocals and guitars, Tom Pittman on pedal steel, Stephen Frankel on bass and Nate Pusateri on drums will get you dancing two-steps and more!


Sat, Apr 8 · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Malcolm Holcombe
w/ Jared Tyler
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Malcolm Holcombe's presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned. He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He’s even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery.


Sat, Apr 8 · americana · bluegrass · country · honky tonk · jam · local · outlaw country · rock · roots

Town Mountain
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances.


Sat, Apr 8 · blues · classic rock · country · harmony · piano · roots · soul · southern rock

The Freeway Revival
9:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $5)

The Freeway Revival's blend of classic rock, blues, country, and soul incorporates lyrics that are an expression of life on the road. Tasteful guitar harmonies, vocal harmonies, and an assortment of piano and organ melodies provide an all-encompassing, familiar sound.


Sun, Apr 9 · alternative · benefit · dance · electronic · festival · folk · funk · indie · local · progressive · psychedelic · soul · spiritual

Harmonia By The River
3rd Annual Fundraiser and Outdoor Fest
2:00pm at Salvage Station
(By donation)

Music lineup includes Sirius Colors, Third Nature, ElectroChemical (pictured), Natural Born Leaders and Bubba Love Music and Friends. The mission of Harmonia is to empower through education and compassion. Harmonia's main project, the Decompression Lounge, provides a safe space and supportive care to those undergoing difficult experiences. We believe that we can support each other in reaching our highest potential.


Sun, Apr 9 · acoustic · alternative · americana · folk · indie · jazz · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

Millie Palmer Trio
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Millie Palmer was born and raised in Asheville. Growing up in a musical household, she began singing and playing piano and guitar at a young age, and began playing professionally in her early teenage years. Since then, she has made a name for herself in Asheville and the surrounding areas as an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter. In addition to obtaining a music degree in jazz studies from UNC Asheville, Millie has studied songwriting with Darrell Scott, Mary Gautier, and the late Guy Clark.


Sun, Apr 9 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · singer-songwriter · vocal

WHY?
w/ Eskimeaux
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 / $75 VIP)

Mastermind Yoni Wolf's sour-sweet croon complements his deadpan poet's drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement.


Sun, Apr 9 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · dance · folk · gypsy · humor · indie · progressive · punk · rock · roots · world

Gogol Bordello
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $30 adv / $35 DOS)

Gogol Bordello, led by Eugene Hutzan, displays an uncategorizable blend of international influences, anchored by the gypsy rhythms Hutz grew up with in Ukraine.


Mon, Apr 10 · acoustic · cello · chamber · classical · guitar · instrumental · local

Sing to Me of the Night
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Franklin Keel, cello • Amy Brucksch, guitar
6:30pm at Haen Gallery
($15 prebuy / $20 day of show / $5 Students (With 7% NC tax: $16.05 / $21.40 / $5.35, respectively))

Sing to Me of the Night, soundscapes of flute, cello, and guitar in Pan Harmonia’s spring concert - experience sumptuous sounds in the beautiful art-filled Haen Gallery. Music will include works by JS Bach, Australian Paul Svoboda, American composers Vivian Fine and Dana Wilson. Awaken your senses and join us for a special experience of wine, art, and music. Wine at 6:30, Music at 7:15pm.


Mon, Apr 10 · alternative · appalachian · eclectic · fiddle · fusion · instrumental · irish · jazz · local · progressive · roots · samba · soul · world

Andrew Finn Magill
w/ Paul McKenna + Leah Song (of Rising Appalachia)
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Andrew Finn Magill is a fiddler/violinist who straddles genres. By 14, he was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland fiddle championships. In 2011 he produced a Fulbright- MtvU funded concept album about AIDS with Afro-vibes artist from Malawi Peter Mawanga. He currently leads his own quartet of Brazilian choro, The Andrew Finn Quartet in Rio de Janeiro.


Mon, Apr 10 · alternative · hard rock · hardcore · indie · local · rock

Bleedseason Album Release
w/ I, The Supplier & A World of Lies
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Original Asheville metal / hard rock / alternative music comes bursting out with Bleedseason, 8 Vacant Graves (featuring members of Electric Phantom) & Pleasure to Burn!


Wed, Apr 12 · blues · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · tribute

Dark Star Orchestra – Night 1
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26 adv / $28 DOS)

By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Grateful Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon.


Wed, Apr 12 · alternative · blues · celtic · classical · contra · eclectic · fiddle · funk · pop · psychedelic · rock

Duncan Wickel
featuring Chris Rosser & River Guerguerian
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Original hard driving blues and electrified old time fiddle music intertwined with mind-bending pop reminiscent of 60’s era psychedelia and twisty, sometimes satirical violin-funk instrumentals. The Boston Globe calls Duncan Wickel a “Considerable talent…[he] is as persuasive in a traditional Irish ballad as he is country fiddling or ripping through cascading classical flourishes or atonal double stops”. A “mad scientist of the violin”, Duncan conjures boiling rhythms and syrupy textures unchained by the stereotypes associated with the violin in today's world.


Wed, Apr 12 · americana · improvisation · jam · local · psychedelic · rock · roots · tribute

Phuncle Sam
Dark Star Orchestra After Party
11:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
($7 w/ DSO ticket stub or wristband / $10 without)

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Improv / Americana, Dead-Centric "jam band." Over three years of intense jamming and rehearsing finds Phuncle Sam with an ever-expanding body of original music. The band will also serve up quintessential interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others.


Thu, Apr 13 · blues · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · tribute

Dark Star Orchestra – Night 2
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26 adv / $28 DOS)

By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Grateful Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon.


Thu, Apr 13 · acoustic · americana · blues · country · folk · guitar · jazz · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Joe McMurrian
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, Free)

Joe McMurrian is a modern acoustic Country Blues & Roots based songwriter/Guitarist that pushes the boundaries of traditional roots music and performance. He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazing singer like no other. He blends flavours of old country Blues, Folk, Hill music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true American gumbo. Imagine Son House, Skip James or Fred McDowell with the fire of Hendrix or Buddy Guy, the sophistication of Bert Jansch, Kelly Joe Phelps, Nick Drake and John Martyn with the soulful voice of a storm.


Thu, Apr 13 · activist · african · afropop · alternative · fusion · guitar · indie · jazz · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · spiritual · world

Vieux Farka Touré
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. In 2015, Vieux released a genre-bending collaborative album with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin, aptly titled 'Touristes'. The album shot to the top of the iTunes World chart and earned critical acclaim, including that of John Schaefer (NPR) who called it "brilliant."


Thu, Apr 13 · alternative · hardcore · indie · local · metal · rock

Thunderchief
w/ Midmourner & Horseflesh
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Thunderchief is a Blackened Doom / Drone NIGHTMARE from Kill Devil Hills, NC.


Fri, Apr 14 · alternative · folk · indie · local · pop · psychedelic · rock

Alarm Clock Conspiracy
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Alarm Clock Conspiracy is an Indie Rock / Power Pop band from Asheville, NC. The "conspiracy" which we speak of, is the fallacy that all humans must awake to a bellowing alarm clock each morning, only to rush off to work at a job that they truly hate. ACC's influences are drawn from '60s & '70s acoustic folk, and rock music, as well as more current indie rock sounds of today.


Fri, Apr 14 · acoustic · folk · guitar · humor · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Bean Tree Remedy
8:00pm at The Joint Next Door

Ashley Bean and David Tarpley organize songs into a sound that will make your ears smile.


Fri, Apr 14 · bluegrass · fusion · jazz · old time · rock

Circus No.9
w/ Anya Hinkle
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Asheville's Bluegrass Sweetheart is Anya Hinkle. Circus No.9 is a new progressive acoustic group that embraces the influences of Bluegrass, Americana, and more.


Fri, Apr 14 · alternative · hip hop · indie · progressive · rap · singer-songwriter · vocal

Noname
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)

Noname (born Fatimah Warner) is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates. Noname was hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016.


Fri, Apr 14 · acoustic · eclectic · indie · jazz · local · pop · retro · swing · vocal

Drayton & The Dreamboats
9:00pm at Crow & Quill

Featuring vocalist and violinist Drayton Aldridge, guitarist Tim Doyle, bassist Craig Sandberg, and drummer Mike Oliver, Drayton & The Dreamboats play a tasty blend of vintage styles, mixed in with more modern influences and the ancient musical secrets of the dream world. Through a mix of up-tempo swing, cool ballads, and catchy pop tunes, Drayton & The Dreamboats distill your dreams into musical reality.


Sat, Apr 15 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · eclectic · improvisation · indie · jam · psychedelic · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Larry Keel Experience
8:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. He's also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it's a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map.


Sat, Apr 15 · funk · improvisation · indie · jam · pop · rock

BIG Something
w/ Broccoli Samurai
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Named Best Rising Artist of 2014 by Live Music Daily, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles.


Sat, Apr 15 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Alexa Rose
w/ Brie Capone, Elisabeth Beckwitt & Ashley Heath
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $5)

Female Power! Headliner Alexa Rose is a rootsy, alternative folk songstress from the Carolina mountains.


Sat, Apr 15 · alternative · country · garage · honky tonk · humor · indie · psychedelic · r&b · retro · rock · rockabilly · singer-songwriter

Southern Culture on the Skids
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy.


Sat, Apr 15 · alternative · ambient · art rock · dub · electronic · emo · experimental · folk · indie · noise · punk · trance

Explosions In The Sky
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)
SOLD OUT

Shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk somehow coexist without a hint of contrivance.


Sat, Apr 15 · alternative · art rock · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Midnight Snack
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Midnight Snack have developed a varied and eclectic sound with this latest offering, the most personal and introspective of their lengthy discography. Lead single, Magic, showcases a more soulful side to the group’s varied influences, fusing the intimacy of a Sufjan Stevens soundscape with the playfulness of Talking Heads.


Sun, Apr 16 · blues · classic rock · jazz · local · r&b

JustUs Duo
7:30pm at Barley's Taproom

JustUs Duo performs classic rock, blues, and standards, with a splash of jazz and R&B.


Sun, Apr 16 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · improvisation · indie · instrumental · piano

Pocket Vinyl
w/ Fashion Bath & Mr. Mange
7:30pm at The Summit - New Mountain AVL

Pocket Vinyl is a duo from New London, CT consisting of a one man piano slammer and an onstage painter, who creates a beautiful and unique work of art at every show. The painting is then auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the night. Every painting and show is one of a kind!


Sun, Apr 16 · dub · indie · reggae · roots · spiritual · world

Chronixx
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Jamaican musician Chronixx has ignited a torch in people’s hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture.


Tue, Apr 18 · alternative · blues · folk · indie · irish · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Jump, Little Children
6:30pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)

Named in honor of the song by bluesmen Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, acoustic funk-popsters Jump, Little Children formed at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where founding members Jay Clifford (vocals, guitar), Ward Williams (cello) and brothers Matt (harmonica, accordion, mandolin) and Evan Bivins (drums) were originally studying classical music. Influenced by a friend from Dublin, they began playing traditional Irish folk music in their spare time, increasingly drawing influence from Delta blues as well; eventually, the group quit school to focus on performing full-time, even gigging in Ireland in 1992 before returning to the U.S. and settling in Boston. There Jump, Little Children began writing and performing original material, and in the spring of 1994 they relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, adding upright bassist Jonathan Gray and building a grass-roots following through their extensive street-corner performances and club dates.


Tue, Apr 18 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · indie · noise · progressive · psychedelic

Acid Mothers Temple
w/ BABYLON
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Acid Mothers Temple, a "freak-out group for the 21st century", was founded in 1995 by members of the Japanese soul collective led by Kawabata Makoto. The group's self-titled debut album on PSF Records (Japan) in 1997 was selected as one of the 50 best albums of the year by the British music magazine The Wire.


Wed, Apr 19 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · guitar · gypsy · harmony · jazz · old time · roots · singer-songwriter

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12)

Two-time Grammy® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer celebrate their 45th recording, Get Up & Do Right. They are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. An eclectic folk festival on their own terms, their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk including some original gems. Their versatility defies a brief description, perhaps “well rounded Americana” does it best. “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.” — Billboard Magazine


Wed, Apr 19 · bluegrass · blues · country · eclectic · guitar · jazz · pop · rock · surf · swing

Junior Brown
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Brown still prefers to refer to his favorite music as "Country and Western" as it was called when he began his career. More recently, however, with the exception of Classical, Modern Jazz and Rap, he has shown himself to be equally adept at virtually all styles of American music, leading many to dub him America's most versatile musician. A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Rock and Roll, (Hard Rock, Surf, etc.), Blues, Trad. Jazz, Swing, Pop, Bluegrass, and even Mariachi.


Wed, Apr 19 · alternative · avant garde · experimental · folk · indie · psychedelic · rock

Foxygen
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

Foxygen's latest work is a morphing, splice-and-paste journey through soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers. Foxygen, now expanded into a 9-piece touring machine as Star Power, calls the album “a cinematic, auditory adventure for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits ... the radio station you can only hear if you believe.”


Thu, Apr 20 · alternative · americana · blues · indie · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($30 adv / $33 DOS)
SOLD OUT

Nathaniel Rateliff practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness.


Fri, Apr 21 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · eclectic · indie · psychedelic · rock

Ween
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($50)

Ween is an American alternative rock band formed in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1984 by childhood friends Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, better known by their respective stage names, Gene Ween and Dean Ween. They will be joined by Claude Coleman, Jr., Dave Dreiwitz and Glenn McClelland.


Fri, Apr 21 · eclectic · fusion · improvisation · indie · instrumental · jazz · percussion · punk · rock · tribute

Mike Dillon Band
ft. Claude Coleman (of Ween) w/ VERY special guests
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $15 adv / $20 DOS)

How many artists can claim being praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he’s fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas native has set his own standard for 25 years now.


Fri, Apr 21 · alternative · dance · electronic · indie

Big Wild
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Stemming from a relentless desire to create something new, Big Wild's sound taps into the natural curiosity we all share by exploring beyond conventional boundaries in music. Oh yea, he also likes to make you dance...


Fri, Apr 21 · art rock · classic rock · jam · psychedelic · rock · tribute

Pink Talking Fish Is Bowie
9:30pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music: Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Phish ... and on this tour, BOWIE!


Sat, Apr 22 · classical · instrumental · local · orchestral · piano

Asheville Symphony: The Passion of Chopin
w/ Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth)

“All three composers on out April program had a firm grasp on the art of choosing the perfect instruments for the right musical moments. Debussy’s Petite Suite is one of the many French works originally written for piano that take advantage of the full palette of the orchestra. Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto is an example of the beauty that can exist when the solo piano perfectly intertwines with the orchestra. And Franck’s D minor Symphony stands as a richly woven tapestry of emotion and musical ideas.” – ASO conductor Daniel Meyer


Sat, Apr 22 - Sun, Apr 23 · acoustic · appalachian · celtic · guitar · instrumental · local · world

Robin Bullock
Homecoming Concert
7:30pm at Black Mountain Center for the Arts
($22)

Award-winning Robin Bullock returns to the intimate listening room of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts for an evening of amazing acoustic works for mandolin, cittern and guitar. His virtuosic abilities are on full display as he moves seamlessly from one genre to the next for this fourth annual Homecoming concert.


Sat, Apr 22 · acoustic · americana · celtic · fiddle · folk · guitar · instrumental · irish · roots

Liz Carroll
w/ John Doyle & Billy McComiskey
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $32 / Student $27 / Child $20)

A National Heritage Fellowship Award winner and generally acknowledged to be America’s finest Irish fiddler, Liz Carroll’s playful and expressive fiddling, as well as her massive original repertoire, have made her a living legend worldwide. John Doyle is considered the most influential Irish guitarist living today, known for his original songwriting as well as his unmistakable guitar chops and evocative singing. Also a National Heritage Fellowship Award winner, Billy McComiskey is revered by button accordion enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic. Together these world-class performers make for a thrilling, energized, and purely magical evening of Irish music with an unmistakably American twist.


Sat, Apr 22 · alternative · hard rock · indie · local · rock

Mindshapefist
w/ A Light Divided, Harvester-Band & Tombstone Highway
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6 21+ / $8 under 21)

Mindshapefist is a four-piece Rock / Heavy Groove Band for Asheville.


Sat, Apr 22 · blues · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter

Samantha Fish
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

“The young blues chanteuse has little problem vocalizing her sadness, anger, and pain—and doing so in a bewitchingly seraphic timbre.” - Guitar Girl Magazine


Sun, Apr 23 · acoustic · appalachian · celtic · guitar · instrumental · local · world

Robin Bullock
Homecoming Concert
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($20)

Robin Bullock is award-winning Celtic/American string wizard. Robin is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision.


Sun, Apr 23 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · fiddle · guitar · instrumental · local · old time · roots · traditional

Zoe & Cloyd Album Release Show
w/ Mile Twelve
7:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Husband and wife duo Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller are known for their passion for traditional American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio Red June, their 2015 debut duet album "Equinox" features original and traditional repertoire spanning bluegrass, old-time and folk, and showcases the elegant simplicity of two instruments and two voices.


Sun, Apr 23 · alternative · americana · blues · country · folk · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Lucinda Williams
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $35 adv / $40 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge her stunning debut in 1988. Williams stretches fearlessly in her newest work, experimenting with jazzy vocal phrasing that’s reminiscent of Van Morrison’s more adventurous offerings, and giving full voice to her literary side.


Tue, Apr 25 · alternative · americana · indie · rock · roots

Dawes
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $28 adv / $30 DOS)

On "All Your Favorite Bands", the band's newest release, Dawes manage to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences to establish their own sound and themes.


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