UPCOMING MUSIC
Dance Asheville

Fri, Jul 21 · dance · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

The Digs
Disco Funk Soul Dance Party
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · funk · fusion · holiday · indie · jazz · local · progressive · soul

The Berlyn Trio
9:00pm at One World Brewing

Have a jazzy/funky St. Patty's Day w/ The Berlyn Trio at One World Brewing! The group features Jamie Berlyn on sax, Dan Clare on 8-string guitar, and drums, playing jazz and funk standards with nods to fusion greats like Scofield and MMW.


Fri, Jul 21 · americana · bluegrass · funk · gypsy · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · progressive · reggae · rock

Buddhagraph Spaceship
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, by donation)

Buddhagraph Spaceship is a rock band from Blacksburg, VA, with roots stretching from the old time to the far side and all foundations between. Creating a bridge between accoustic and electronic improvisation, they blend elements of Funk, Jam, Folk, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Americana, Progressive Rock, Reggae, and much more to achieve their eclectic sound.


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · electronic · funk · hip hop · indie · rap · soul

BEAT LIFE
w/ Ill Doots, Shuhandz, mor∆sso & Vietnam Jerry
9:30pm at The One Stop

Beat Life is back again to bring Asheville a curated night of some of the best independent music available. ILL DOOTS will be on headliner duty bringing their original take on high energy hip hop / funk and soul fronted by 2 rappers and delivered via 5 piece band.


Wed, Jul 26 · dance · funk · indie · pop · r&b · soul

The Nightowls
w/ Cam Stack Trio
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Nightowls released their debut album, 'Good As Gold,' in 2014. The Austin Chronicle hailed it as "suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul" and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch, and Texas Music Magazine called the album "a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band's dance-happy fans."


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · dance · funk · indie

Lemon City Trio
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, by donation)

Lemon City Trio is a band based out of Miami bringing a fresh taste to funk music. Every show brings energy for people to dance to, and sophistication to appreciate. The band honed its sound monthly at one of Miami's best live music venues, Lagniappe House, and used it as a platform for creating a sound that is unique and infectious.


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Sat, Jul 29 · alternative · blues · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · local · rap · rock · soul

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
w/ GFE
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $14 DOS)

Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.


Sat, Jul 29 · blues · dance · funk · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Jesse Barry and The Jam
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

We will play you blues, funk, and soul that will make you dance the night away! Jesse Barry on vocals, Kelly Jones on guitar and vocals, Robert Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums!


Sat, Jul 29 · brass · dance · funk · indie · local · r&b · retro · rock

Calvin Get Down
10:00pm at Foggy Mountain Brewpub

Calvin Get Down is a good time booty shakin’ funk band based in Asheville. They consist of a screaming horn section and one of the tightest rhythm sections in the game. Their combination of retro funk and laid back groove music is sure to get you out of your seat and moving.


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Mon, Jul 31 · dance · dj · dub · electronic · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · psychedelic · rap

DJ Shadow
The Mountain Will Fall Tour w/ Teeko & Marley Carroll
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

Shadow’s first full-length, Endtroducing..., was released in late 1996 to immense critical acclaim in Britain and America. The album has frequently been lauded as one of the most important works of the last 50 years, landing on countless “Best Of The ‘90s” lists and polls, including Rolling Stone and NME.


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)
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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 · 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.


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.


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...


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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.


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 · 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 - 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.


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 · 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.


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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.


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.


Fri, Sep 1 · dance · funk · jazz · r&b · soul · tribute

The James Brown Dance Party
w/ The Chase Brothers & Special Guests
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15)

The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star Tribute to James Brown featuring members of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Tedeschi Trucks, Snarky Puppy & More!


Fri, Sep 1 · alternative · ambient · art rock · electronic · funk · indie · local · rock · synth

The Volt per Octaves
Farewell Show” w/ The Volt Per Octaves, Cyboman & Jason Daniello
7:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Consisting of husband and wife team Nick and Anna Montoya, along with their daughter Eva, the trio set out to bring Moog synthesizers back into the spotlight. In a day and age where multi-gigabyte samplers and laptop computers were ruling the electronic music scene, The VPOs have always been adamant about performing their original electronic music sans laptop. Bob Moogs vision was for his his instruments to be used in live performance to create sounds that were like no other sounds that came before! The name they chose The Volt per Octaves (or The Volt/Octs) is a direct reference to the genius of Dr. Robert A. Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer.


Sun, Sep 3 · dance · disco · funk · pop · soul · tribute

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Outdoor Show
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($18 adv / $23 DOS)

Who's Bad's powerpacked performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.


Fri, Sep 8 · activist · alternative · blues · folk · funk · indie · new orleans · pop · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

Hurray For The Riff Raff
w/ Xenia Rubinos
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

For her band's latest recording, Alynda Segarra drew early inspiration from cult favorite Rodriguez, a Mexican-American who translated working-class stories from Detroit into powerful rock ballads, and the Ghetto Brothers, an underground band from the 1970s South Bronx who stitched Puerto Rican nationalist messages into a rough-hewn fabric of Santana and Sly and the Family Stone Afro-Caribbean funk. She reached back to her cultural ancestors in the form of the radical political group the Young Lords and the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe.


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Sat, Sep 16 · alternative · eclectic · electronic · funk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock

of Montreal
w/ Showtime Goma & Nancy Feast
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The band's 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up '60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA's Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl.


Tue, Oct 3 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · instrumental · jazz · punk · r&b · rock · soul · vocal

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

THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Bruner found his instrument at the age of 4. That made him a late-bloomer in the house of Ronald, Sr., who drummed with the Temptations among others. His first bass was a black Harmony, and he practiced to the Ninja Turtles soundtrack until pops played him Jaco Pastorius. He joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. Eventually the name Thundercat stuck, a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of Bruner’s wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft.


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 · alternative · blues · brass · dance · funk · indie · jazz · new orleans · progressive · rock · roots · soul

No BS! Brass Band
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.


Tue, Oct 31 · funk · hip hop · indie · jam · jazz · rock · soul

Lettuce
w/ RDGLRDGRN (Outdoor Show)
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($30 adv / $35 DOS)
Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, July 14

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat.


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Clint Black
Thu, Sep 21

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
Mon, Sep 25

Buddy Guy
Tue, Sep 26

Sylvan Esso
w/ Helado Negro
Fri, Sep 29

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

Wilco
Mon, Oct 9
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The Avett Brothers - Night 1
Fri, Oct 27

The Avett Brothers - Night 2
Sat, Oct 28

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Corey Feldman and The Angels
w/ Joshua Carpenter & The Prey Tells
Fri, Jul 21

Jeff Thompson Giving Trio
w/ Ben Phan
Sat, Jul 22

Ian Ridenhour
w/ Goodfight & Zuzu Welsh Band
Sun, Jul 23

David Cook
w/ Kathryn Dean
Wed, Jul 26

The Nightowls
w/ Cam Stack Trio
Wed, Jul 26

The 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn
w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine and The Bad Things & Carpal Tullar
Sat, Jul 29

The Paper Crowns Band & Phuncle Sam
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
Tue, Aug 1

Spiritual Rez
Wed, Aug 2

Modern Strangers
Album Release Show w/ Deja Fuze & Story Daniels
Thu, Aug 3

Rasputina
w/ Eliza Rickman
Sun, Aug 6
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Waxahatchee
w/ Palehound & Outer Spaces
Sun, Aug 13
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Roky Erickson
w/ Death Valley Girls
Sun, Sep 3
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The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
Mon, Sep 25
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Phantogram & Tycho
Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
Fri, Jul 21

Ashley Heath
w/ Devils In Dust & The Great American
Sat, Jul 22

Zomboy
w/ Grandtheft & Ricky Remedy
Thu, Jul 27

A World Of Lies
Local Metal Showcase w/ Fractured Frames, Chaos Among Cattle & REdEFINED
Fri, Jul 28

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
w/ GFE
Sat, Jul 29

DJ Shadow
The Mountain Will Fall Tour w/ Teeko & Marley Carroll
Mon, Jul 31

Hellyeah
w/ Kyng & Cane Hill
Wed, Aug 2

ZOSO
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Thu, Aug 3

Temptation’s Wings
w/ Through The Fallen & Low Earth
Fri, Aug 4

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Thu, Aug 10

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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The Lone Bellow
Fri, Sep 29
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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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The Jerry Douglas Band
Fri, Oct 13
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Slowdive
Fri, Nov 17
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