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Travers Brothership Turns 5 at Pisgah Brewing
June 24, 2017
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Travers Brothership Turns 5 at Pisgah Brewing

Bands Plays Pisgah June 29, 30 There was a night recently where Kyle Travers got a nod of recognition from one of the greats. Ike Stubblefield, who is considered the master of the Hammond B3 organ and played with a who’s who of popular music, was on stage with the Travers Brothership. Kyle and his brother, Eric, have played...

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Homegrown Sundays Are Back At Asheville Food Park
May 29, 2017
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Homegrown Sundays Are Back At Asheville Food Park

2017 Homegrown Series Starts June 4 Make the weekend seem a little longer by squeezing in one more adventure – a Sunday evening at the Asheville Food Park for the Homegrown Concert Series. The event is presented by 98.1 the River, along with the Food Park and Cascade Lounge, with support from Echo Mountain Recording...

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Indigo Girls coming back to The Orange Peel
April 27, 2017
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Indigo Girls coming back to The Orange Peel

The last time the Indigo Girls played at The Orange Peel the duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers packed the house, delivered a great performance and had strangers arm-in-arm singing chorus after chorus of their most popular tracks. But, really, isn’t that every time they play in town? An evening with the Atlanta-based duo is...

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Asheville fans Dawes return for Orange Peel show
April 23, 2017
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Asheville fans Dawes return for Orange Peel show

California band headlines another night in town The four members of Dawes know Asheville pretty well. To the point where bass player Wylie Gelber already knows where at least one meal will likely take places when the rockers head to town this week. “Trying to get some dinner at The Admiral and we’ve got our show at The...

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Feast Your Ears On Midnight Snack’s New Release
April 10, 2017
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Feast Your Ears On Midnight Snack’s New Release

Indie Group Set For Isis Show This Midnight Snack isn’t something you eat, but the band’s music is quite devour-able. The five-piece Asheville indie band is ready to drop its third release, this one titled “Child’s Eyes.” The former music school students from Boston relocated to Asheville several years ago and have...

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Radio Beer: River IPA Returning To Pisgah
April 06, 2017
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Radio Beer: River IPA Returning To Pisgah

River IPA On Tap For Pisgah’s 12th Anniversary If you could get beer through your radio, it may very well taste like Pisgah Brewing’s River IPA. “Working with 98.1 the River is a collaboration of local proportions,” says Pisgah’s Benton Wharton, citing the radio station’s love for all things...

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Dangermuffin Brings New Music to Singer’s Adopted Home
March 17, 2017
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Dangermuffin Brings New Music to Singer’s Adopted Home

Some of the island-influenced songs on Dangermuffin’s newest release weren’t written with sand between singer Dan Lotti’s toes. Nope, some were written in his new mountain home. Lotti moved to Weaverville a couple of years ago and has dropped roots in the area. He and his bandmates will celebrate its eight-track EP,...

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Sir Paul’s Son James McCartney Gets Back To Asheville
March 17, 2017
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Sir Paul’s Son James McCartney Gets Back To Asheville

Paul McCartney’s Son James Plays The Mothlight British singer-songwriter James McCartney, Sir Paul’s son, returns to Asheville ready to share his critically acclaimed tunes. McCartney released “The Blackberry Train” last year, the follow-up to his debut “Me,” which was released in 2013. The album was...

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Asheville’s Jon Stickley Trio Set To Drop New Album
March 03, 2017
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Asheville’s Jon Stickley Trio Set To Drop New Album

After a successful Kickstarter program helped fund their critically acclaimed second album, 2015’s Lost at Last, the members of Jon Stickley Trio asked their fans to help with their newest project. Their fans didn’t let them down. More than 425 fans kicked in money and raised almost $30K for the group to record...

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Airpark: A Band of Brothers
January 19, 2017
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Airpark: A Band of Brothers

Airpark Plays Altamont Jan. 27 Brothers Ben and Michael Ford have played in bands together for years and recently struck out as a duo named Airpark. The Nashville-based musicians formerly were a part of The Apache Relay, a successful touring indie roots band that spanned six years and two acclaimed albums. That group, which...

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Home Alone Party with Holy Ghost Tent Revival
December 07, 2016
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Home Alone Party with Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Band Throws Bash Based on Christmas Classic Holy Ghost Tent Revival bass player Kevin Williams may have his name screamed out more than once during the band’s upcoming “Home Alone” Christmas-themed show. The show, which is at 9 pm on Dec. 23 at The Mothlight, will have a theme based on the 1990 Christmas classic....

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