UPCOMING MUSIC
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Tue, Aug 1 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · folk · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · tribute · vocal

The Paper Crowns Band & Phuncle Sam
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with The Paper Crowns Band (pictured) and Phuncle Sam. The Paper Crowns improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums ... often while singing harmonies - with a sound somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam.


Wed, Aug 2 · blues · funk · pop · rock · soul

The Charles Walker Band
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

"Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful." Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk rhythms with pop melodies.


Wed, Aug 2 · blues · funk · jam · new orleans · rock · roots · soul

Galactic
w/ Porch 40
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($20 adv / $25 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

The soulful New Orleans five-piece band Galactic is known for artfully blending soul, funk, blues and rock elements into their classic, unique sound.


Wed, Aug 2 · hard rock · metal · rock

Hellyeah
w/ Kyng & Cane Hill
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($23 adv / $28 DOS / $99 Silver VIP / $149 Gold VIP)

Heavy metal “supergroup” Hellyeah formed in 2006 in Dallas, Texas around the talents of Mudvayne’s Chad Gray (vocals) and Greg Tribbett (guitar), Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell (guitar) and Jerry Montano — the latter also played with Danzig — and Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The group’s self-titled debut was released in April 2007 on Epic Records. Shortly after the album was released, Montano left the band and was replaced by Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla. With a new bassist in place, Hellyeah began to work on new material, and in 2010 released their sophomore album, Stampede. Released in 2012, the Eleven Seven Music-issued Band of Brothers found success on the strength of the singles “War in Me” and the propulsive title cut, and 2014’s Blood for Blood saw the band part ways with Tribett and Zilla, the latter of whom was replaced by Bloodsimple bass player Kyle Sanders. In 2016 the band issued its fifth studio long-player, the brooding and savage Unden!able, which included a blistering cover of Phil Collins’ “I Don’t Care Anymore” that featured guitar parts from late Pantera shredder Dimebag Darrell.


Wed, Aug 2 · funk · fusion · indie · pop · reggae · rock · roots

Spiritual Rez
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12)

Not long into the writing and recording process of their fourth studio album, Setting in the West (2016), reggae-fusion act Spiritual Rez knew they were creating something special. Under the guidance of producer Kenny Carkeet, a founding member of AWOLNATION, the eclectic sextet fused their high-energy reggae sound with an edgy contemporary pop polish.


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Thu, Aug 3 · activist · alternative · benefit · hip hop · indie · rap · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Michael Franti & Spearhead
9:00pm at Salvage Station
($31 adv / $36 DOS)

Musician, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. This is a benefit show to support MountainTrue and a portion of proceeds from the show will go to clean up the French Broad River.


Thu, Aug 3 · acoustic · americana · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Redleg Husky
6:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(Free)

Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots duo based in Asheville. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.


Thu, Aug 3 · alternative · appalachian · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Modern Strangers
Album Release Show w/ Deja Fuze & Story Daniels
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7)

Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based "Mountain Janglepop" band. Fresh off their win at the Race to the Stage band competition and their prime spot at this years Mountain Sports Festival, Modern Strangers are consistently putting on High Energy, Toe Tapping, Dance Floor filling, Hook-filled Parties.


Thu, Aug 3 · classic rock · pop · rock · tribute

ZOSO
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(All Ages, $12 adv / $14 DOS)

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, talent and authenticity.


Thu, Aug 3 · alternative · funk · indie · psychedelic · rock · southern rock

The Southern Belles
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, by donation)

The Southern Belles, based in Richmond, VA, are Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals) and Andrew Carper (bass/vocals). The band plays a high-octane mix of funky Southern psychedelic Rock & Roll.


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Fri, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5 · african · alternative · americana · dance · festival · folk · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

LEAF Downtown AVL
12:00pm at Pack Square Park
(Free)

LEAF Downtown AVL showcases dynamic musical talent, immersive cultural arts performances and local handcraft & culinary artists. Lineup includes The Family Stone (50th Year Anniversary), Easy Star All-Stars (pictured), Rare Essence, Escort [Live Band], LEAF Funk Mix-Tape Band, Free Planet Radio, Fly By Night Rounders, Billy Jonas, Black Masala, The Digs, The Paper Crowns, I-Star, The Hustle Souls, Back South Band, Nex Millen, DJ Malinalli, The Lefties, Lisa Zahiya, Otto Aquaboogy, Big Chief Shaka Zulu, Blue Ridge Pride Drag Show, Unifire Theater, Faerie Kin, Toybox Theater, Hood Huggers Community Talent Show, LEAF International NOLA & many more...


Fri, Aug 4 · blues · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

The Gypsy Swingers
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

The Gypsy Swingers, based in Asheville, perform jazz and blues standards ('30s and '40s) in the style of Django Reinhardt, of the Manouche people (French Romanis). It's a toe-tapping rhythym, perfect for swing dancing, throwing in Latin standards for a little sashaying sweetness.


Fri, Aug 4 · hardcore · indie · local · metal · rock

Temptation’s Wings
w/ Through The Fallen & Low Earth
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($5)

Thick, roaring guitar tone, a massive, thundering bass tone, and drums that sound as if they were played with a warhammer - these are Temptation’s Wings' sonic weapons of choice to bring their style of thrashy doom to life. They are a no frills, no gimmicks metal band from the shadows of the wicked old mountains of North Carolina. With influences ranging from bluegrass to classical, Amon Amarth to ZZ Top, and everything in between, they're out to bring our their brand of "brootality" to anyone that lends an open ear.


Fri, Aug 4 · funk · fusion · jazz · r&b · rock · soul

Dynamo
w/ The Big Takeover
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Dynamo is a Nashville-based band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed - and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.


Sat, Aug 5 · blues · guitar · rock · roots

Tinsley Ellis
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15 adv / $20 DOS)

Legendary blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis continues to bring it night after night, sharing his blues-steeped legacy, fine songwriting, and deep pride in being a Georgia-based artist.


Sat, Aug 5 · alternative · indie · local · rock

Gutterhound
w/ The Black River Rebels & The Shrünken Heads
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Asheville-based Gutterhound is a combo of Mother Soul and Flopchopper with a big smack of Rock Fury.


Sun, Aug 6 · alternative · art rock · cello · classical · indie · pop · rock

Rasputina
w/ Eliza Rickman
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)
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Pioneers in the use of cello as the sole instrument within a rock band, Rasputina has been inspiring young string players to commit a number of musical sins since 1996. The group's concept was written as a manifesto, and manifested accordingly by directress Melora Creager as a wily subterfuge for a plot to open audiences to adventure. The funny, the sad, the heavy, the tender - it can all exist together. Employing elaborate costuming spanning a number of historical periods, Rasputina brings marginalized historical female figures and stories to light in the pop form, using archetypal characters such as Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and Medieval queens.


Sun, Aug 6 · alternative · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

Adam Torres
w/ Daniel Shearin
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

In 2006, 20-year-old Adam Torres released his debut album Nostra Nova. The album’s 11 songs are idiosyncratic and varied – as are many great songs – with each existing as its own little world. It’s influenced by the works of visual artist Adolf Wolfli and C.G. Jung, and it’s the sound of Torres making something beautiful. Having penned more than 100 songs since 2006, he quietly released his first music since Nostra Nova in 2012 through DC cassette-label DZ Tapes, which featured tape-recorded demos made inside the apartments he lived in during his time in Ecuador. In 2015, Nostra Nova saw a small reissue. Called a “cult classic” by The A.V. Club, the album finally achieved its due, earning additional praise from Stereogum, VICE, Popmatters, All Music Guide, and Flavorwire, which wrote of Torres as, “...someone who was, at an early age, able to connect his own odd experiences to the concept of life itself in an almost innate way.”


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Tue, Aug 8 · alternative · folk · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Erica Russo
w/ Kitty Tsunami
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7)

Erica Russo is an Asheville-based singer-songwriter whose otherworldly tunes are at once delicate and soul-piercing, bathing the listener in tender vocals and haunting melodies that call to mind influences ranging from Cat Power to Ani DiFranco to Early Modest Mouse. Russo combines her dreamy style of folk with indie pop to create deeply reflective and unforgettable songs.


Tue, Aug 8 · alternative · indie · local · rock

Mr. Mange
w/ Milo in the Doldrums + Kid Brother
8:30pm at The Ridge at New Mountain AVL
(Free)

Words like indie, rock and alternative get thrown around in modern music in too vague a fashion, but at their heart invoke the epitome of newness and originality. These terms are a much better way to describe the powerhouse of sound that Mr. Mange brings to the table. Founded on the basis of a swirling variety of influences, Mr. Mange brings a sound as fresh as the band itself.


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Wed, Aug 9 · ambient · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · guitar · synth · vocal

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
w/ Art Feynman
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

The Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life. Laetitia has relentlessly followed her music through different dynamics and into a variety of dimensions over the course of four solo albums since 2010 (not to forget her three albums with Monade and the long era of Stereolab) — but the nature of the construction here stands distinctly apart from her recent albums. Laetitia was inspired by a mind’s-eye envisaging of geometric forms and their possible permutations. As she sought to replicate the shapes in music, this guided the process of assembly for her newest work. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble.


Thu, Aug 10 · alternative · indie · rock

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood's latest release has been praised by Rolling Stone as “once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”


Thu, Aug 10 · alternative · indie · local · orchestral · singer-songwriter · vocal

Carly Taich
w/ Maddie Shuler & Livingdog
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Carly Taich’s upcoming album, Reverie, is both an observation and a daydream. Layers of violin weave between her sultry vocals in duet fashion while the rest of the band takes off into a groovy wonderland. Her stories have a raw honesty like those of Sufjan Stevens or Angel Olsen; and a soulful optimism that reminds one of Lianne LaHavas. It is difficult to say who is the album’s true hero - Carly’s vocals, her lyrics, or the powerful orchestration that carries them through from one song to the next. If one thing is for certain, Carly Taich’s music cuts to the center of the heart.


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Fri, Aug 11 · pop · progressive · r&b · rock · soul · tribute

Natural Wonder
The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Natural Wonder rolls into town with the full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres.


Fri, Aug 11 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock · singer-songwriter · synth

Sweet Knives
w/ The Missing Stares & The Chickenhawks
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8)

In 2005 Memphis black-wave synth punk band Lost Sounds called it quits after being kicked out of a house in Stuttgart in the middle of a long long night. With that, four albums and numerous singles and outtakes releases were leftover, and the brutal live show would never happen again. As Jay Reatard (½ of the Lost Sounds songwriting team with Alicja Trout) continued to grow his hopeful career on Matador Records the other band members moved on down less-publicised roads. Rich Crook, drummer of Lost Sounds, formed Lover! and THING and toured as singer/guitar player. Alicja toured with River City Tanlines, Black Sunday, Mouserocket, and released solo recordings as Alicja-pop. Meanwhile time was healing the wounds that had caused the band break-up. Sadly Jay’s light died in January 2010. Alicja, Rich, and original member John Garland have brought back a set of tunes from the old Lost Sounds closet. Along with Johnny Valiant on bass they are called Sweet Knives, named after a song from the Lost Sounds 2004 In The Red “Future Touch” seven song EP. Lost Sounds was known for a sound filled with angst, paranoia, and anxiety all rolled up in a synth laden rock n roll tasty burrito. Sweet Knives carries on the quest with a new delivery, less likely to fall apart and fall off stage, and more likely to infect a room with a symphony of sharpened blades.


Sat, Aug 12 · alternative · indie · instrumental · rock

onj.
w/ To Forget & VIA
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

onj. is a band that writes loud instrumental songs. Their new album, "Alone" is an attempt to capture the various feelings of being left alone while dealing with depression, loss, and separation.


Sun, Aug 13 · alternative · americana · country · folk · humor · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Ben de la Cour
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Ben De La Cour brings to mind a young Townes Van Zandt. He shares a similarly cynical worldview and world-weary, rakish persona, and sings in an assured baritone that he would probably prefer was fueled by quality bourbon, although rotgut might do the job in a pinch. And as he makes clear from the git-go, he’s no stranger to being in a pinch.


Sun, Aug 13 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Waxahatchee
w/ Palehound & Outer Spaces
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield’s fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life.


Tue, Aug 15 · alternative · blues · folk · indie · local · psychedelic · rock

The Cannonball Jars
w/ Cult Of Kings & The Aisles Of Jane Doe
9:00pm at PULP
($7 / $5 members / +$2 under 21)

The Cannonball Jars, based in Asheville, play hazed-out summer love songs and rock and roll anthems dedicated to plants. The song styles range from clandestine poetry to shout-out, sing-a-long choruses. Their output spans Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Punk and Folk. Influences include The Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elliott Smith, Swervedriver, The Beatles, Pixies, Black Lips, Ramones and early Green Day.


Thu, Aug 17 · alternative · americana · folk · harmony · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Wild Reeds
w/ Alexa Rose
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

The Wild Reeds' sound is highlighted by the interweaving vocal harmonies of three phenomenally talented front-women - Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva and Mackenzie Howe - who swap lead vocal duties and shuffle between an array of acoustic and electric instruments throughout the set. They are backed by a rhythm section of Nick Jones (drums) and Nick Phakpiseth (bass).


Fri, Aug 18 · blues · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · tribute

Dark Star Orchestra – Night 1
Outdoor Show
7:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($27 adv / $30 DOS / $48 Both Nights / $55 Hopster VIP)

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.


Fri, Aug 18 · alternative · blues · funk · hip hop · indie · local · percussion · pop · progressive · rock · soul

Cedric Burnside at Downtown After 5
w/ Lyric & The Stump Mutts
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

With the blues running through his blood, Cedric Burnside has been playing music all his life and is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. Grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside, Cedric grew up on tour and has shared the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Black Joe Lewis and Widespread Panic. We’ll have two local openers for the August show. First up, The Stump Mutts playing all original alternative rock. Following, Asheville native, Lyric, takes the stage with her blend of pop, soul and funk.


Fri, Aug 18 · pop · rock · tribute · vocal

Trial By Fire
Tribute to Journey
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Trial By Fire, five seasoned Charlotte musicians, are bringing the 1996 "tour that never happened" to Journey fans across the country... to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.


Fri, Aug 18 · blues · funk · indie · local · new orleans · r&b · soul

Hustle Souls
w/ The Freeway Revival
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Hustle Souls is a high energy neo-soul/blues band who combine roots authenticity with uncontrollable groove. Hustle Souls create music that sparks nostalgia from Motown to the Delta but is undeniably fresh and new. Tight vocal harmonies and unfiltered emotion, brilliantly voiced guitar chords, B3 organ, New Orleans trumpet and the smoothest, most creative rhythm section seen in a long time.


Sat, Aug 19 · blues · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · tribute

Dark Star Orchestra – Night 2
Outdoor Show
7:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($27 adv / $30 DOS / $48 Both Nights / $55 Hopster VIP)

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.


Sat, Aug 19 - Sun, Aug 20 · blues · funk · guitar · local · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

2017 River Valley Blues Festival
12:00pm at Salvage Station
($25 day / $40 weekend)

TWO days of music, food, brews, vendors and more. Artists scheduled to appear include local favorites The Dirty Badgers, The Zuzu Welsh Band, The Paper Crowns, Ashley Heath, Roots & Dore, Virginia and The Slims, and Moses Jones, and two very special national headlining acts - Saturday night, Grammy-nominated Janiva Magness (pictured), and Sunday evening, the 2010 International Blues Challenge winner Grady Champion. Tickets will be $25 for either day individually, or $40 for the weekend. Our emcee again this year will be AshevilleFM's own Blueshound, host of the weekly blues show Soul Of The Blues (Fridays 7-9pm). Saturday Schedule: Ashley Heath 1pm ; Paper Crowns 2:30pm ; Moses Jones 4pm ; Dirty Badgers 5:30pm ; Janiva Magness 7:30pm. Sunday: Roots & Dore 1pm ; Virginia & The Slims 2:30pm ; Zuzu Welsh Band 4pm ; Grady Champion 6:30pm.


Sat, Aug 19 · harmony · progressive · reggae · roots · vocal · world

Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill
40th Anniversary Tour
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Culture is reggae’s preeminent harmony group. Born in the '70s golden age of reggae, the ever viable Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic “roots” albums. Culture’s legendary “Two Sevens Clash” (Shanachie) was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine (April 11, 2002) as #25 of the 50 all time coolest records (the only reggae album to make the list).


Sat, Aug 19 · alternative · guitar · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Lucy Dacus
w/ Molly Burch
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Dacus started playing around Richmond while in college, opening for local acts and eventually meeting Jacob Blizard, a guitarist who invited her to make a record for a college project of his. No Burden, which originally came out in February on the Richmond label EggHunt Records, opens with the forthright, almost brutally honest "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore," the last song Dacus wrote before the album's day-long recording session at Starstruck Studios in Nashville. Dacus delivers scalpel-sharp observations about resisting pigeonholing over chunky guitars, ticking off ideals of femininity and youth until the track's not-quite-resolution.


Sun, Aug 20 · americana · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

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

The gift of a great storyteller is the bringing of the listener into the story, and the story into the listener. It’s not just the words of the songs that provide that rare lasting transformative alchemy that has become so characteristic of Martha Scanlan’s work, and earned her the small loyal cult following that seems to be steadily growing. It’s the space between the words, the current of things, the sound of the place itself.


Tue, Aug 22 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Portugal. The Man – Night 1
w/ The Dig
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Portugal. The Man plays breezy, psychedelia-tinged alt-pop.


Wed, Aug 23 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Portugal. The Man – Night 2
w/ The Dig
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Portugal. The Man plays breezy, psychedelia-tinged alt-pop.


Thu, Aug 24 · alternative · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · funk · harmony · indie · old time · roots · soul

The Danberrys
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10 adv / $15 DOS)

At the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. Drawing deep from the traditions of bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul, the Danberrys offer inspired songwriting delivered with raw emotion, distinct vocal harmonies, and dynamic, top-notch musicianship.


Fri, Aug 25 · ambient · dub · electronic · indie · local · pop · psychedelic · r&b · soul · synth

RBTS WIN (LP Release Show)
w/ Marley Carroll
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Asheville-based band RBTS WIN weaves sample-based psych-pop production under the specter of soul and R&B. RBTS WIN has gained a reputation for cathartic live performances awash in voices, guitars, analog synthesizers, and drum machines. The band’s music is sometimes labeled dark wave or chill-hop.


Fri, Aug 25 - Sat, Aug 26 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · blues · festival · folk · guitar · indie · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

Jam In the Trees
7:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 Friday / $50 Saturday / $60 Two Day Pass)

Jam in the Trees’ Friday schedule starts with Zoe & Cloyd, followed by Underhill Rose, then Larry Keel. Doors at 7, show starts at 8pm, all on the Indoor Stage. Gates open Saturday at 12pm, with music starting at 1pm throughout the day until 11pm on the beautiful Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage, music inside all day, followed by an After Hours Jam at 11pm on the Indoor Stage with special guest artists from the day! Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters (pictured), Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius, Jim Lauderdale, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Jeffrey Foucault, Front Country, Eilen Jewell, Cicada Rhythm & more.


Fri, Aug 25 · funk · jazz · pop · r&b · soul · vocal

The Broomestix
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Nine young men and a girl, The Broomestix is an R&B/Soul/Funk/Pop group out of the Nashville area; an exceptional group of musicians with a stand-out vocalist, taking inspiration from funk, soul and jazz icons way before their time.


Sat, Aug 26 · alternative · americana · funk · indie · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

RiverLink’s RiverFest
w/ The Get Right Band, Ben Phan & The Soul Symphony & The Greenliners
2:30pm at Salvage Station
(Free, $5 Donation For Wristband)

The Get Right Band (pictured) is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. Opener Ben Phan is a prolific poet, songwriter, and guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. The Greenliners are a high energy acoustic ensemble, hailing from Asheville, built around a solid foundation of guitar, mandolin, and upright bass.


Sat, Aug 26 · acoustic · americana · folk · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter

Michael Reno Harrell
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, storyteller, published author and all around great entertainer. One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocketknife, well worn and familiar, but razor sharp and with a point.


Sat, Aug 26 · alternative · indie · pop · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

Goo Goo Dolls
w/ Phillip Phillips
7:30pm at Biltmore House

A Boy Named Goo had a catchy rock sound, and became one of the most successful alternative rock albums of the mid-1990s. It sold modestly in this time; however, it was not until the release of the single "Name" that the band experienced any viable commercial success. A Boy Named Goo became the first album in Metal Blade history to achieve double-platinum status.


Sat, Aug 26 · americana · benefit · classic rock · country · dance · harmony · local · pop · roots

Deep River
10th Anniversary Show
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10)

Deep River features soaring lead and harmony vocals from its three female singers coupled with top-notch musicianship from its instrumentalists to create a unique recipe for Southern country music ‘stew’ including covers and originals flavored with rock, blues, Cajun, folk and bluegrass so our audiences can swing, two-step, shag or clog the night away. Tonight's show benefits the Asheville Humane Society.


Sat, Aug 26 · classic rock · pop · rock · tribute

Rumours
A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Rumours has meticulously put together a Fleetwood Mac Tribute experience that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren't afraid to put on a show.


Sun, Aug 27 · alternative · folk · funk · guitar · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

John Butler Trio
w/ Landon McNamara at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
6:30pm at The Orange Peel
($30 adv / $35 DOS)

There are dirty Stevie Wonder-style boogies, ghostly refrains that could come from Simon and Garfunkel, sonic poltergeists which seem, at times, to resemble lost rock classics. In the hands of a lesser man this would be mere thievery dressed up as ‘eclecticism’. But Butler is a maestro – he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone-art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand.


Sun, Aug 27 · blues · classic rock · local · rock · roots

The Zuzu Welsh Band
7:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($5)

The Zuzu Welsh Band is comprised of Dana Koone on drums, percussion and vocals; Abbot Grivich on electric and acoustic guitars, cowbell and vocals; Johnny Haisman on bass; Bobby Hicks on vocals, guitar and other supporting instruments; occasionally the wonderful Jen Wo on vocals, guitar and whatever else; and Zuzu Welsh on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals.


Wed, Aug 30 · alternative · americana · eclectic · gypsy · hardcore · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · punk · rock · roots · stringband

The Goddamn Gallows
w/ Skunk Ruckus
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland and later in Los Angeles, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments. In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of "twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly", they began picking up stray musicians along the way - washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo - creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.


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