Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · ambient · electronic · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · synthPhantogram & 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 · art rock · classical · eclectic · electronic · grunge · indie · jazz · local · pop · rock · synthTin Foil Hat
w/ Xero God, ILLPO & Tide Eyes
9:30pm at The Mothlight
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.
Sat, Jul 22 · classic rock · local · orchestral · rock · synth · tribute · vocalAn 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 · synthAsheville Livetronica Showcase
w/ ElectroChemical, Third Nature & Mr. Clock
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
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
Sun, Jul 23 · african · art rock · classical · electronic · indie · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · synth · vocalKoden
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.
Thu, Jul 27 · dance · dj · electronic · synthZomboy
w/ Grandtheft & Ricky Remedy
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 DOS)
UK producer and DJ Zomboy, one of the biggest names in bass, has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. 2014 saw the release of his eagerly anticipated LP ‘The Outbreak’ on Never Say Die Records, which allowed him to expand his musical horizons and explore new styles. The album was incredibly well received, charting at No.1 on iTunes in the US, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Italy, Guatemala, Czech Republic and New Zealand.
Sat, Jul 29 · alternative · classic rock · electronic · experimental · local · psychedelic · rock · synth · tributeThe 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn
w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine and The Bad Things & Carpal Tullar
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)
The Madcap Collective will play the whole album of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as well as songs from Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured by Clouds. The Madcap Collective is a group of local Asheville, NC musicians who are dedicated to reproducing the early music of Pink Floyd, including elements of improvisation as well as their own influence. The Madcap Collective first formed in 2015 for a tribute show to celebrate the music of Syd Barrett, co-founding member of the band Pink Floyd. The band is comprised of members of the bands Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine & the Bad Things, Carpal Tullar, The Bradshers, and many more.
Wed, Aug 9 · ambient · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · guitar · synth · vocalLaetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
w/ Art Feynman
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)
The Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life. Laetitia has relentlessly followed her music through different dynamics and into a variety of dimensions over the course of four solo albums since 2010 (not to forget her three albums with Monade and the long era of Stereolab) — but the nature of the construction here stands distinctly apart from her recent albums. Laetitia was inspired by a mind’s-eye envisaging of geometric forms and their possible permutations. As she sought to replicate the shapes in music, this guided the process of assembly for her newest work. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble.
Fri, Aug 11 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock · singer-songwriter · synthSweet Knives
w/ The Missing Stares & The Chickenhawks
9:30pm at The Mothlight
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.
Fri, Aug 25 · ambient · dub · electronic · indie · local · pop · psychedelic · r&b · soul · synthRBTS WIN (LP Release Show)
w/ Marley Carroll
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)
Asheville-based band RBTS WIN weaves sample-based psych-pop production under the specter of soul and R&B. RBTS WIN has gained a reputation for cathartic live performances awash in voices, guitars, analog synthesizers, and drum machines. The band’s music is sometimes labeled dark wave or chill-hop.
Fri, Sep 1 · alternative · ambient · art rock · electronic · funk · indie · local · rock · synthThe Volt per Octaves
Farewell Show” w/ The Volt Per Octaves, Cyboman & Jason Daniello
7:00pm at The Mothlight
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.
Wed, Oct 4 · alternative · electronic · funk · indie · psychedelic · synthCom 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.