Dance Asheville

Sun, Sep 24 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · indie · noise

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

Liars’ incredible discography leaves the field wide open for their newest album, Mess, which is released in March 2014. Mess is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics, the sound of Liars not only facing their fears, but chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their technicolour glory.


Fri, Sep 29 · alternative · electronic · indie · pop · singer-songwriter

Sylvan Esso
w/ Helado Negro
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($32.50)

Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking. Meath felt it, too. Schedules aligned. Moves were made. And as 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C. A year later, their self-titled debut—a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance—arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.


Sun, Oct 1 · alternative · electronic · indie · noise · pop · synth · vocal

Crystal Castles
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)
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Fusing lo-res electronic noise and pop hooks so effortlessly that it can seem accidental, Crystal Castles began as producer/multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath’s solo project in late 2003. The band’s distinctive sound comes from a keyboard modified with an Atari 5200 sound chip. When Kath collaborated with singer Alice Glass on some songs in spring 2005, Crystal Castles’ lineup was complete.


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Wed, Oct 4 · alternative · electronic · funk · indie · psychedelic · synth

Com Truise
w/ Nosaj Thing & Cleopold
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Com Truise is known for his mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk.


Fri, Oct 6 · dance · dj · dub · electronic · indie · psychedelic · reggae

Liquid Stranger
w/ Manic Focus, Russ Liquid & Freddy Todd
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

Liquid Stranger has earned his reputation for exuding incommensurable talent and taking audiences on a soul-stirring aural journey of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor.


Thu, Oct 12 · alternative · ambient · avant garde · dance · dj · electronic · experimental · soul · trance

Yheti
w/ DMVU & Toadface
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $15 DOS)

Yheti's live performances are an ever morphing detailed sound sculpture that plays with the souls of those open to the more experimental, surreal, low end heavy side of electronic music. He feels that ecstatic dance can be a liberating experience for anyone and intend to create that environment through high energy, deep rhythms, and soul driven melodies.


Thu, Oct 12 · alternative · dance · dj · dub · electronic · indie · reggae · samba · synth · world

Thievery Corporation
w/ Zach Deputy
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $40 adv / $45 DOS)
SOLD OUT

Since 1996, Garza and Hilton have released 8 studio LP's, 2 remix collections, 2 DJ mix albums, and continued to perform live on 5 continents. Along their unique musical journey, they have virtually defined an entire sub-genre of electronic music. And now they’re ready to embark on yet another journey with the release of their new album, “The Temple of I & I.” Longtime fans of Thievery Corporation are keenly aware that the duo has been heavily influenced by Jamaican music. Since their debut LP, “Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi,” the production team has applied a uniquely diverse dub ethos and aesthetic to their music. After paying tribute to bossa nova and easy listening inspirations on their 2014 release, “Saudade,” Hilton and Garza set their sights on the culturally rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica. There, they dove even deeper into their singular exploration of classic Jamaican sounds for the “The Temple of I & I.”


Fri, Oct 13 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · garage · guitar · indie · noise · singer-songwriter

Bill Callahan
w/ Nathan Bowles - Presented by The Mothlight
7:00pm at Asheville Masonic Temple
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bill Callahan has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog. He began working in the lo-fi genre of underground rock, with home-made tape-albums recorded on four track tape recorders. Later he began releasing albums with the label Drag City, to which he remains signed today.


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Thu, Sep 21

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Benefit the Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association
Sat, Sep 23

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
Mon, Sep 25

Buddy Guy
Tue, Sep 26

Sylvan Esso
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Fri, Sep 29

The Head And The Heart
w/ The Shelters
Sat, Sep 30

Wilco
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Mon, Oct 9
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The Marshall Tucker Band
w/ Scooter Brown Band
Sun, Oct 22

The Avett Brothers - Night 1
Fri, Oct 27

The Avett Brothers - Night 2
Sat, Oct 28

Gladys Knight and Friends
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Sun, Oct 29
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Bon Iver
Sat, Nov 4
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The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
Mon, Sep 25
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Scythian
Thu, Sep 28

The Queers
w/ The Ataris & The Indoor Kids
Sat, Sep 30

Greyhounds
Thu, Oct 12

Emily Saliers (of The Indigo Girls)
Murmuration Nation Tour
Wed, Oct 18

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Tue, Oct 31

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Sun, Nov 12

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Broken Social Scene
w/ Belle Game
Thu, Sep 21

Drive-By Truckers - Night 1
w/ Lydia Loveless
Fri, Sep 22
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Drive-By Truckers - Night 2
w/ Lydia Loveless
Sat, Sep 23
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Liars
Sun, Sep 24

Eagles Of Death Metal
Thu, Sep 28

The Lone Bellow
w/ Mt. Joy
Fri, Sep 29
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Crystal Castles
Sun, Oct 1
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Thundercat
Tue, Oct 3

Liquid Stranger
w/ Manic Focus, Russ Liquid & Freddy Todd
Fri, Oct 6

Chris Knight
Sat, Oct 7

Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Easy Action
Tue, Oct 10
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Run The Jewels
w/ Denzel Curry CUZ Lightyear
Wed, Oct 11
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Thievery Corporation
w/ Zach Deputy
Thu, Oct 12
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The Jerry Douglas Band
Fri, Oct 13
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Hiss Golden Messenger
Fri, Oct 20
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North Mississippi Allstars
w/ Danielle Nicole
Sat, Nov 4
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Slowdive
Fri, Nov 17
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Kamasi Washington
Sun, Dec 3
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Angel Olsen
w/ White Magic
Sat, Dec 16
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