Sun, Jul 23 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · guitar · indie · noise · rock · vocalPalm
w/ Palberta & Aunt Sis
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)
Palm plays rock music backwards. Their songs bear a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecture, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos' bass and the careless tumble of Hugo Stanley's drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.
Wed, Jul 26 · alternative · experimental · garage · indie · local · punk · rockCastle of Genre
w/ August Is Ours, Mr. Mange & The Spiral
9:00pm at The Odditorium
Castle of Genre is an Experimental Rock band from Richmond, VA. August Is Ours is an Indie band from Greenville, NC. Mr. Mange is an Asheville-based Punk-influenced Rock band. The Spiral, also based in Asheville, plays Indie Garage.
Sat, Jul 29 · alternative · classic rock · electronic · experimental · local · psychedelic · rock · synth · tributeThe 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn
w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine and The Bad Things & Carpal Tullar
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)
The Madcap Collective will play the whole album of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as well as songs from Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured by Clouds. The Madcap Collective is a group of local Asheville, NC musicians who are dedicated to reproducing the early music of Pink Floyd, including elements of improvisation as well as their own influence. The Madcap Collective first formed in 2015 for a tribute show to celebrate the music of Syd Barrett, co-founding member of the band Pink Floyd. The band is comprised of members of the bands Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine & the Bad Things, Carpal Tullar, The Bradshers, and many more.
Wed, Aug 9 · ambient · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · guitar · synth · vocalLaetitia 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.
Sun, Sep 24 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · indie · noiseLiars
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, Oct 13 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · garage · guitar · indie · noise · singer-songwriterBill 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.