UPCOMING MUSIC
Dance Asheville

Thu, Jul 20 · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · folk · gospel · indie · metal · outlaw country · r&b · rock · roots · soul · southern rock

The Steel Woods
w/ The Dirty Soul Revival
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12)

Like their name, The Steel Woods are a hybrid musical force, part hard-edged, part Americana roots country folk, man-made, yet organic, rock but also bluegrass, R&B, blues, gospel, soul and heavy metal, “the materials which America is built on” according to co-founder Wes Bayliss. The Nashville-based band is also steeped in the ethos of Southern rock.


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · roots

Kid Trails
(ft. members of Toro y Moi) & Those Lavender Whales w/ Justin Blackburn & Lo Wolf
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(21+, Free)

Kid Trails is the brainchild of South Carolina born musician Patrick Jeffords. Along with drummer Andy Woodward, the duo has spent the last 7 years touring the world as members of renowned musical act Toro Y Moi. Since 2014, they have self released 3 EPs and 2016’s “Kid Trails Rising,” mostly playing shows in and around California. June 2 sees the release of a cassette tape with Silk, out on the notoriously weird San Francisco label Death Records.


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · indie · jazz · local · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

Sister Ivy
8:00pm at Ben's Tune-Up
(Free)

Sister Ivy is a quartet formed in Asheville that fuses together Neo-soul, Jazz, R&B, and Rock elements to carry poetic musings to the listener’s ear on a groove-able beat.


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · art rock · guitar · indie · local · rock

Morbids
w/ Vishnu Basement, Luxury Club & Tundrastomper
8:00pm at The Odditorium

Morbids are an ever-expanding band of twisted indie rock sophisticates who play a head-warming brew of post-modern guitar rock.


Thu, Jul 20 · appalachian · folk · guitar · jazz · local · old time · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Tucker
8:00pm at Aloft Asheville

Sarah is a singer and songwriter with great talent in many genres including rock, folk, jazz, and old time – the music of her mountain home. Her love of literature, poetry and theatre enables her to write songs with great depth and passion. She was voted 2013 Best Young Musician in Western North Carolina by the readers of the Mountain Xpress. Sarah was also voted #3 Best Musician in the XPress for her home town of Marshall and Hot Springs for 2013. At the age of 16, she won the Asheville Music Hall's Brown Bag Singer Songwriter Competition in December of 2011 and has released her first CD, The Windowsill Girl (March 2013). She was featured in the film documentary “Over Home: Love Songs of Madison County”, as the next generation ballad songwriter and performer.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · ambient · electronic · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · synth

Phantogram & Tycho
Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
7:00pm at The Orange Peel
($36 adv / $41 DOS)

Phantogram - Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) blend electro rock, dream pop, electronica and trip hop.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · americana · country · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Robert Earl Keen
w/ Kasey Chambers & The Danberrys (late)
8:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $55 VIP)

From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. Kasey Chambers opens!


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 · indie · kids · local · progressive · rock

Asheville All-Stars at Downtown After 5
w/ Rock Academy students
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

Bringing together some of Asheville’s best musicians, the All-Stars show has quickly become a favorite of the summer. Audiences will be treated to a mix of original songs and fun covers. Students from Asheville’s Rock Academy will open the July show. Rock Academy gives young musicians the opportunity to meet and play together while learning from professional musicians. They may be young, but these kids rock!


Fri, Jul 21 · country · folk · indie · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

The Jangling Sparrows
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

The Jangling Sparrows, led by Paul Edelman, play timeless, original Soul, Folk, Country and ferocious twang rock.


Fri, Jul 21 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · blues · folk · guitar · jazz · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Jody Carroll
7:30pm at Asheville Guitar Bar
(Free)

Jody Carroll (McMurrian) is an acoustic blues & Roots performer and songwriter. His performances are a site to behold as he effortlessly creates modern interpretations of old Blues masters, his own amazing songs and stories or improvisational musical journeys. He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly soulful singer like no other, blending flavors of old country Blues, Folk, Hill music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true American gumbo.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · dance · electronic · rock

Corey Feldman and The Angels
w/ Joshua Carpenter & The Prey Tells
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22-$75)

Returning to the stage as a solo artist with the worlds most beautiful and angelic all-female backing band ever created, featuring one of EDMs up & coming premier DJs DJAC aka Angel Courtney Anne. Corey will also be performing rare songs from all of his solo albums and classic originals from his film soundtrack catalogue, and covers of some of the hits from his own films, including songs off iconic motion picture film soundtracks such as Dream a Little Dream, Lost Boys, The Goonies, & more.


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Fri, Jul 21 · grunge · hard rock · indie · punk · rock · tribute

Nevermind
The Ultimate Tribute To Nirvana
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(21+, $10)

Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta, four guys from the local scene decided that their town needed more Grunge! Specifically... Nirvana. We are dedicated 100% to bringing you the full Nirvana experience! You want hits? We have them! You want deep cuts? We have those too! You want the gear and sound of the actual band? We’ve done the research and tracked down the equipment!


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · appalachian · fiddle · folk · garage · humor · indie · local · old time · retro · rock · roots

Krekel and Whoa
9:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Krekel and Whoa hail from Asheville, and over the past decade have played more places than either can remember, catering their show to fit a plethora of situations. Always upbeat, you’ll hear this duo (and sometimes trio) saw through vintage fiddle tunes, weave original yarns, and pound out esoteric rock-n-roll beaters. You’ll also feel the authenticity and heart they bring to every performance.


Fri, Jul 21 · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

Interstellar Boys
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($18 adv / $22 DOS / $50 VIP)

The Interstellar Boys are first and foremost borne from a collection of friendships. Musical friendships that date back as far as 30 years. Todd Nance, Daniel Hutchens, Jerry Joseph, Sam Holt, John Neff and Jon Mills have shared stages and songs over the years and now form a new band that draws on those decades of collaboration. Todd Nance brings undeniable experience and depth to the band as a founding member/drummer/songwriter of Widespread Panic. Daniel Hutchens has been a driving force with the band Bloodkin for 29 years (and counting) and is widely recognized as one of the South’s great modern day songwriters. Jerry Joseph and his various bands have been recording and touring on a national/international scale since the 80’s. Jerry’s expertise as a musician/songwriter is as unquestionable as his passion for sharing the power of music.


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Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · electronic · indie · metal · percussion · psychedelic · punk · rock · trance

Didges Christ SuperDrum
Clash Of The Titans w/ Frostfang, Amnesis & Binding Isaac
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6 / $8 under 21)

Didges Christ SuperDrum is a Psychedelic Space Tribal Metal band based in Sarasota, Florida featuring tribal drumming and didgeridoo, an electronic trance freakshow for the ancestors to dance to... Joining them will be St. Petersburg thrash/rock/prog band Frostfang along with Asheville heavy hitters Amnesis and in-your-face groove metal band Binding Isaac.


Fri, Jul 21 · art rock · classical · eclectic · electronic · grunge · indie · jazz · local · pop · rock · synth

Tin Foil Hat
w/ Xero God, ILLPO & Tide Eyes
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Asheville-based Tin Foil Hat's music is fresh while teetering on the tight rope between pop and "music for musicians" ... perhaps what would happen if J.S. Bach and Duke Ellington were to make a grunge album together using synthesizers.


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 · celtic · fiddle · folk · harmony · indie · irish · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

House of Hamill
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

House of Hamill is the new collaborative project between Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (Enter the Haggis). Expect intricate and unpredictable original songs and dance tunes with a rock edge, rooted in Celtic tradition.


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · blues · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Erica Blinn
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Erica Blinn constructs American rock songs one earnest melody at a time. She forces Midwestern air through beat-up harmonicas and hammers out honest words that stretch and twist through her songs. The same two hands that have dug graves and revved Harleys on the highway, strum away on an old Fender Telecaster Deluxe that she's armed with onstage. Blinn bends the rules of blues and knocks down the walls of pop to create her own brand of blue collar rock-n-roll music that everyone can stand up for and be proud of.


Sat, Jul 22 · hardcore · indie · local · metal · rock

Temptation’s Wings
w/ Fall of an Empire, The Shrünken Heads & Sound and Shape
7:00pm at The Odditorium
($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.


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Sat, Jul 22 · classic rock · local · orchestral · rock · synth · tribute · vocal

An Evening with The Lost Chord
A Tribute to The Moody Blues
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($10 adv / $12 DOS / $15 VIP)

The Lost Chord is an Asheville-based Moody Blues tribute band that was formed in 2016. Theirgoal is to reproduce the classic, cosmic sound of the legendary band’s original studio recordings in a live setting. The focus of their repertoire is on the seven albums of the Moodies’ classic period, spanning from Days of Future Passed to Seventh Sojourn. They cover most of the well known hits as well as some of the more obscure gems from that era.


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · electronic · fusion · hip hop · indie · local · progressive · psychedelic · rock · synth

Asheville Livetronica Showcase
w/ ElectroChemical, Third Nature & Mr. Clock
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($7-$10)

Electrochemical (pictured) is Bass-slapping psychedelic progtronica. A unique mixture of Tipper meets Primus meets STS9. Third Nature's blend of rock, house, hip-hop, and downtempo is bringing taste and originality to the world of live electronic music. Sultry melodies are paired with evocative harmonies over a pulsating rhythm that beckons you to the dance floor


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · harmony · indie · rock · roots

The Good Bad Kids
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

The Good Bad Kids bring a refined folk rock/bluegrass sound to the stage. Known for powerful harmonies and musical diversity, they take the stage and deliver an electrifying, riotous performance that is sure to get you hooked, up out of your seat, and on to the dance floor.


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Sat, Jul 22 · classic rock · improvisation · jam · jazz · psychedelic · rock · roots · southern rock · tribute

Steal Your Peach
Revelator Hill Performs Traffic
9:30pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DO)

Steal Your Peach is a mixture of some of hardest working musicians in the Philadelphia area, specializing in a mashup concept, fusing the music of The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead.


Sun, Jul 23 · blues · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Emma Hern
w/ Zach Torres
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Emma Hern bridges the time gap with her retro rock and soul sound. Her music is steeped in the late '60s and early '70s rock and blues she was raised on in Richmond, Virginia, while her electricity on stage is a fresh force to be reckoned with.


Sun, Jul 23 · african · art rock · classical · electronic · indie · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · synth · vocal

Koden
w/ Brucemont
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall

Koden combines Chill-Wave, Motown and African rhythms with post-modern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan. With vocal styles reminiscent of Elliot Smith and Sade, the band, invokes an urban serene feel to its music. Recently released our self-titled debut album and are on a southeast tour this weekend wrapping up in Asheville on Sunday at Isis Music Hall.


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Sun, Jul 23 · alternative · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Ian Ridenhour
w/ Goodfight & Zuzu Welsh Band
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7 adv / $10 DOS)

Ian Ridenhour writes smart, piano-driven alternative rock music with pop sensibilities and a dark streak, or as Sav Buist of The Accidentals puts it: “like Jack White and Ben Folds had a baby.”


Sun, Jul 23 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · guitar · indie · noise · rock · vocal

Palm
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.


Mon, Jul 24 · alternative · indie · local · psychedelic · rock

Fashion Bath
w/ Fraternal Twin, Stolen Jars & Meadower
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Fashion Bath's music has been described as "If Radiohead wrote the soundtrack to every Nickelodeon show".


Wed, Jul 26 · alternative · country · electronic · guitar · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

David Cook
w/ Kathryn Dean
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 / $70 VIP)

When David Cook moved to Nashville in 2012, the expectation was that this singer-songwriter from the Heartland would emphasize the rootsy side of his sensibility, and sure enough, he had immediate success co-writing country tunes, including the Top-20 single “Kiss You Tonight” for David Nail in 2014. But new album Digital Vein is something else entirely, with Cook’s powerful voice and dynamic guitar work knifing through vibrant soundscapes that boldly juxtapose man-made grooves and electronic textures.


Wed, Jul 26 · dance · local · retro · rock

3 Cool Cats
7:30pm at Cork & Keg

Looking for vintage rock & roll? Featuring Hank Bones on electric guitar and vocals, Mike Filippone on Bass and vocals and Russ Wilson on drums and vocals, this funky little trio plays all the hits (and quite a few obscure oddities) from the '50s & '60s. Dance on the Cork & Keg's vintage (1925) dance floor!


Wed, Jul 26 · alternative · indie · pop · punk · rock · vocal · world

Pinky Doodle Poodle
w/ OBSiDEONEYE
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Pinky Doodle Poodle is a high energy, female fronted rock band from Tokyo, Japan.


Wed, Jul 26 · alternative · experimental · garage · indie · local · punk · rock

Castle of Genre
w/ August Is Ours, Mr. Mange & The Spiral
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

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.


Thu, Jul 27 · appalachian · folk · guitar · jazz · local · old time · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Tucker
6:00pm at Pritchard Park

Sarah is a singer and songwriter with great talent in many genres including rock, folk, jazz, and old time – the music of her mountain home. Her love of literature, poetry and theatre enables her to write songs with great depth and passion. The Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series is presented by Echo Mountain Recording and organized by Asheville Downtown Association.


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · bluegrass · folk · indie · jazz · old time · punk · rock · roots · stringband

The Tillers
CD Release
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Musically, the Tillers wear many hats. Their sound has proven to be an appropriate fit with a wide range of musical styles, including traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, and punk rock.


Fri, Jul 28 · ambient · hard rock · hardcore · local · metal · rock

A World Of Lies
Local Metal Showcase w/ Fractured Frames, Chaos Among Cattle & REdEFINED
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($6 advs / $8 DOS)

A World Of Lies is a five-man metal band based out of Asheville that plays their own unique blend of metal!


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · blues · fusion · guitar · improvisation · jam · jazz · psychedelic · rock · roots · southern rock

Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip – Night 1
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($25 adv / $30 DOS)

Jimmy Herring, one of the most sought-after contemporary American guitarists, is embarking on the next chapter of his career with his new band, The Invisible Whip. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, he currently serves as the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic.


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · dance · humor · indie · local · psychedelic · punk · rock

Plankeye Peggy
9:30pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Plankeye Peggy designs their shows to get their crowds involved, whether through themed costumes, on-stage antics, or dancing. High strung and spasmatic, their performance reveals musical adventures that are desperate and preening, flirtatious and dangerous, yet always aimed at getting the crowd moving.


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · dance · indie · pop · punk · rock

Nihilist Cheerleader
w/ The Power & Jackson Harem
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Nihilist Cheerleader is "Dance punk outta Athens Georgia reflecting on all the bad things but still tryna party."


Sat, Jul 29 · acoustic · blues · guitar · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Roots and Dore
6:00pm at 5 Walnut

Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again, Riyen Roots and Kenny Dore are taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits.


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 · alternative · classic rock · electronic · experimental · local · psychedelic · rock · synth · tribute

The 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.


Sat, Jul 29 · alternative · blues · fusion · guitar · improvisation · jam · jazz · psychedelic · rock · roots · southern rock

Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip – Night 2
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($25 adv / $30 DOS)

Jimmy Herring, one of the most sought-after contemporary American guitarists, is embarking on the next chapter of his career with his new band, The Invisible Whip. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, he currently serves as the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic.


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.


Sun, Jul 30 · electronic · emo · folk · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Charles Walker
w/ Ashley Heath & Brie Capone
7:00pm at The Ridge at New Mountain AVL

Boone-based songwriter Charles Walker, 19, blends traditional folk songwriting with rock and electronic elements. Taking influence from Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, and The Thermals, his debut album Truth Be Told was released independently in 2014. He shares the stage with local singer-songwriters Ashley Heath and Brie Capone.


Sun, Jul 30 · alternative · art rock · chamber · classical · electronic · fusion · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter

Alex Travers
w/ Bless Your Heart
9:00pm at PULP
(21+, $7 members / $9 non-members)

Alex Travers is a musician living, teaching and working in the city of Asheville. Born 1991 in upstate NY, he was raised in the Raleigh area. While growing as a musician and individual he acquired his bachelors degree in violin performance from Appalachian State University. Throughout his upbringing and education, his work as a collaborative artist, arranger, performer, teacher, violinist and songwriter permeated into a variety of musical styles and genres. From Baroque to electronic, from studios to concert halls, his involvement is anything but bland. Absorbing every experience like a sponge, he is likely to squeeze the most out of any piece, performance or project he comes across. Musical influences include Phillip Glass, Elliott Smith, the Pixies, Andrew Bird, J.S. Bach, Buckethead, and many others.


Mon, Jul 31 · alternative · art rock · indie · pop · rock

Floral Print
w/ Brucemont, Truth Club & Too Bad Disco
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Floral Print is a deconstructionist post-pop trio from Atlanta, Georgia.


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.


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 · 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.


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 · 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)
CANCELED

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.


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.


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.”


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.


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 · 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.


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.


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 · 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 · 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.


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.


Fri, Sep 1 · alternative · grunge · hard rock · indie · local · rock

The Stump Mutts (Album Release Show)
w/ MIKE LIVE & Hard Rocket
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Listenasheville.com described the band’s sound as, "crankshaft rock that houses a fair deal of aggression, though its edges are rounded off. It’s logically structured, so the brightest light shines in the portrayal of the feeling." The Stump Mutts’ songs evoke relatable stories of toxic relationships, love and loss, obsession, rebellion, deceit and desire.


Fri, Sep 1 · classic rock · pop · rock · roots · tribute

Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 15th Anniversary in production with over 2500 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind.


Sat, Sep 2 · alternative · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

Mike Farris
w/ The Roseland Rhythm Revue
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($25 / $40 VIP)

Whether rearranging songs of centuries past or infusing new lyrical life to half-songs, it becomes clear that Mike’s vocal gift is simply the surface of a very deep well. Presented by The Altamont Theatre at The Grey Eagle.


Sun, Sep 3 · blues · classic rock · folk · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Roky Erickson
w/ Death Valley Girls
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Legendary rock n roll pioneer Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson hails from Austin, Texas. He is, in the words of music writer Richie Unterberger, one of "the unknown heroes of rock and roll." As singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the legendary Austin, TX band The 13th Floor Elevators, the first rock and roll band to describe their music as "psychedelic", Roky had a profound impact on the San Francisco scene when the group traveled there in 1966. While bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Jefferson Airplane had the their roots in traditional acoustic folk music, the Elevators unique brand of heavy, hard-rocking electric blues pointed to a new direction for the music of the hippie generation.


Sun, Sep 3 · metal · psychedelic · punk · rock

Inter Arma
w/ Brain Tentacles & Uninhabitable
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the Richmond VA-based quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances.


Wed, Sep 6 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Mountain Goats
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26)

The Mountain Goats are an American indie folk band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


Fri, Sep 8 · alternative · americana · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

RiverLink’s RiverMusic: Drivin N Cryin
w/ Darrin Bradbury & Ouroboros Boys
5:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free, $5 Donation For Wristband)

Drivin N Cryin is led by acclaimed rock/ alt-country /folk singer and songwriter Kevn Kinney.


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.


Sat, Sep 9 · americana · bluegrass · folk · rock · roots · tribute

Grateful Ball w/ Travelin’ McCourys
+ Jeff Austin Band
7:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($22 adv / $27 DOS)

The Grateful Ball is a truly unique concert event with a set from Jeff Austin Band followed by a set from The Travelin' McCourys and ending with a combined set from both bands performing all Grateful Dead songs.


Wed, Sep 13 · americana · blues · country · guitar · instrumental · jazz · pop · rock

Bill Frisell Harmony : Two Shows one Night
Shows at 7pm and 9pm
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($30 Advance / $35 Day of Show)

"It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he’s found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." – The New York Times


Thu, Sep 14 · alternative · country · honky tonk · indie · rock

American Aquarium
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Raleigh-based American Aquarium's latest work blends the twang of the pedal steel with the dark, dirty swirl of two electric guitars, creating a sound that's fit for the roadhouse, the honky tonk and the dive bar.


Thu, Sep 14 · alternative · blues · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Michelle Malone
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)

Atlanta native Michelle Malone is “equal parts rowdy guitar slinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar World). Her mastery of guitar, along with her trademark voice and songwriting skills, have earned her 3x Best Female vocalist, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Album of the year, and 2 grammy ballot appearances (Best Contemporary Blues 2006, Best Americana 2009), and the 2015 Georgia Music Award for Best Female in Rock. Malone’s performances are “raucous and jubilant” (Rolling Stone) and can make the biggest venue feel cozy as a campfire and an intimate venue feel like the center of the universe.


Fri, Sep 15 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock

Delta Rae
w/ Liz Longley
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20)

Rolling Stone proclaimed that "if Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae."


Fri, Sep 15 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · old time · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

Billy Strings – Downtown After 5
w/ Whiskey Shivers
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets, Billy Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Hailing from Austin, Whiskey Shivers’ bluegrass-fueled Americana infused with punk rock energy, is infectious and joyful.


Fri, Sep 15 · alternative · contra · humor · indie · outlaw country · rap · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

The Lacs
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(21+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

The Lacs, from South Georgia, blend together every genre from traditional country and southern rock to rap and spoken word.


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.


Thu, Sep 21 · alternative · indie · rock

Broken Social Scene
w/ Belle Game
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $24 adv / $26 DOS)

Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning.


Fri, Sep 22 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

Drive-By Truckers – Night 1
w/ Lydia Loveless
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. These master songwriters wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse.


Sat, Sep 23 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

Drive-By Truckers – Night 2
w/ Lydia Loveless
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. These master songwriters wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse.


Sat, Sep 23 · classic rock · rock · southern rock · tribute

The Artimus Pyle Band
An Evening of Lynyrd Skynyrd
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

Not just a "tribute" to Lynyrd Skynyrd, but a tribute to Ronnie Van Zant - the man that defined it. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group, one of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Tony Black, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musicians in the Southeast.


Mon, Sep 25 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($25.50 - $45.50)

He sounds and acts a bit like solo-era John Lennon, Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn, while taking a few cues from Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Muhammad Ali.


Mon, Sep 25 · alternative · art rock · emo · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 / $99 VIP)
Tickets now on sale

the church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, is like a lighthouse on the brink of a continent forever to be discovered: 25 albums over 35 years and countless diversions that have almost destroyed them a dozen times, yet always reaffirm a mutual commitment to an uncompromising and unparalleled act of creation.


Tue, Sep 26 · blues · guitar · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Buddy Guy
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($37.50 - $67.50)

Chicago-based guitarist Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.


Tue, Sep 26 · alternative · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Emily Easterly
w/ Mr. Mange
9:30pm at Burial Beer Co.

"With a mix of D.I.Y. attitude, guitar proficiency, and songwriting skills modeled after Cat Power and Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair, Emily Easterly made her debut in 2001 with the self-released Assembling Emily. Featuring collaborations with several of Easterly’s hometown heroes (including Sparklehorse’s Alan Weatherhead and Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman), the record was issued during the songwriter’s final weeks of high school in Richmond, VA. The following months saw Easterly relocating several hours south to study music at the University of Miami, where she released Cole in 2002 and garnered support from college radio. Seasons Never Change followed in 2005, boasting an intimate, stripped-down sound that reflected upon the singer’s four-year stay in sunny Miami, and Easterly subsequently moved to Brooklyn to pursue her craft full-time. Inspired by Neil Young, the Beatles, and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Heart Comma Heart arrived in late 2007. The following year, Easterly teamed up with fellow songwriter JSeger to record a split single, Please, Please Say Goodnight/City Love Is Strange, which was released on 45-rpm vinyl that fall." -Andrew Leahey, allmusic.com


Thu, Sep 28 · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · gospel · harmony · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

The Secret Sisters
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, The Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by a range of uniquely American musical styles, including country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.


Sat, Sep 30 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Head And The Heart
w/ The Shelters
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($45-$65)

The Head And The Heart’s 2011 self-titled debut album captured a nascent but undeniable creative partnership between six strangers thrown together by little more than a shared love of music. It became one of Sub Pop Records’ best-selling debut releases ever, and rocketed the band to acclaim well beyond its then-home base in Seattle. The formative experiences that followed both on and off the stage heavily informed the 2013 follow-up “Let’s Be Still,” which continues to remind Russell of “the stale beer, bleach and potato chips from all the venues we saw once this became our livelihood.”


Sat, Sep 30 · pop · punk · rock

The Queers
w/ The Ataris & The Indoor Kids
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The Queers have been playing music and touring all over the world for almost 30 years now. They released a few records for Lookout! Records in the early '90s and then had a terrible stint with Hopeless in the late '90s, but afterwards switched to their favorite record label ever, Asian Man Records.


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.


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.


Sun, Oct 8 · alternative · folk · grunge · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Widowspeak
w/ Clearance
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Widowspeak exists somewhere in the overlap between somber indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre, “cowboy grunge.” At the heart of the band, there is a palpable duality, a push and pull between the delicate and the deliberate: the contrast of lead singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton’s strikingly beautiful voice and poignant melodies with the terrestrial reality of being a four-piece rock band.


Mon, Oct 9 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Wilco
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($45-$85)
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday, July 21

Wilco, led by Jeff Tweedy, is based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure.


Tue, Oct 10 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Easy Action
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Over the last three decades, J Mascis’ songwriting has continued to pursue confusion, isolation and mis-communication as its main themes (which is one of the reasons he’s always been the artist-of-choice for so many misfits), but he has really worked on the craft of songwriting, and he’s constantly improving his ability to convey these feelings rather than merely inhabit them.


Fri, Oct 13 · americana · bluegrass · blues · celtic · country · folk · guitar · instrumental · jazz · rock · roots

The Jerry Douglas Band
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $32 adv / $35 DOS)
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Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.


Sat, Oct 21 · activist · alternative · hard rock · indie · punk · rock

Against Me!
w/ Bleached & The Dirty Nil
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($20 adv / $23 DOS)

Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band’s sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on a life of its own, connecting with thousands of new listeners drawn to Grace’s honesty and complexity while still pleasing Against Me!’s dedicated fanbase.


Thu, Oct 26 · alternative · americana · blues · gospel · indie · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul

Son Little
w/ ALA.NI
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R & B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound - blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll - through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. The currents empty into an estuary, and into this well water Son dips his bucket - trusting innately in the magic's existence. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.


Fri, Oct 27 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Avett Brothers – Night 1
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($35-$55)

Ultimately, The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about experiences that they as humans have known to humans who know what they mean. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.


Fri, Oct 27 · americana · bluegrass · country · instrumental · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sam Bush
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($30 adv / $35 DOS)

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck.


Sat, Oct 28 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Avett Brothers – Night 2
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($35-$55)

Ultimately, The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about experiences that they as humans have known to humans who know what they mean. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.


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.


Tue, Nov 14 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Shawn Colvin
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Premium Seating $70 / Regular Seating $50)

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. This fall she celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her breakthrough album "A Few Small Repairs," featuring Colvin and a full band performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. Special guests Larry and Teresa Campbell will appear as support on the tour. A copy of Shawn Colvin's forthcoming album is included with your ticket order for this show.


Fri, Nov 17 · alternative · emo · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · vocal

Slowdive
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $35 adv / $40 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

UK shoegaze pioneers Slowdive made three great records in the 1990s before disbanding. They reunited in 2014 - members include Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics).


Sun, Nov 19 · alternative · bluegrass · celtic · country · folk · indie · irish · jam · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Gaelic Storm
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.


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