Tue, Jul 25 · dance · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · swingThe House Hoppers
Swing Asheville Dance
7:00pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore
Mick Glasgow leads a stellar swarm of musical friends in the Old New-Orleans-style jazz band tradition. Dance ($5) runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes ($2) Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members.
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.
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.
Fri, Sep 8 · activist · alternative · blues · folk · funk · indie · new orleans · pop · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · worldHurray 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.
Fri, Oct 6 · alternative · blues · brass · dance · funk · indie · jazz · new orleans · progressive · rock · roots · soulNo 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.