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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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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Back On Tap At Pisgah Brewing
June 13, 2017
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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Back On Tap At Pisgah Brewing

Legendary Piano Player Answer Questions On Career Bruce Hornsby is one of the best known piano-men in pop music. But pop isn’t his only style. Over a long career Hornsby has done a bit of everything in the music industry. Number one hit? Yes, when “The Way It Is” hit the top spot in 1986. Grammy victories? A couple,...

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Celebrate Summer At Fletcher Firefly Festival
June 13, 2017
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Celebrate Summer At Fletcher Firefly Festival

Blue Ghost Hosts Firefly Festival June 24 The mason jar had to have holes poked into the lid. Daylight needed to slowly be fading away. Shoes were always optional. The small window to chase fireflies always made for the end of a perfect day Fireflies are part of summer for kids, just like juicy red watermelons, pool parties and...

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stephaniesĭd Frontwoman Stephanie Morgan Set For Solo Release
May 21, 2017
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stephaniesĭd Frontwoman Stephanie Morgan Set For Solo Release

Stephanie Morgan has remained quite busy since the break-up of her ever-popular Asheville pop outfit stephaniesĭd. Now, the singer, musician and voice actor, is back on the stage with a release under her own name. Morgan headlines a three-act show that begins at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, at The Mothlight. Opening the show...

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Pierce Edens Releasing New Tunes
May 16, 2017
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Pierce Edens Releasing New Tunes

Asheville troubadour Pierce Edens has played around town in different projects over the years and he’s especially happy with his newest arrangement. He and lead guitarist Kevin Reese have toured all around with their two-guitar act and now hope to transition to playing overseas, as well. Before that happens, though, the...

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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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Laura Blackley readies new music with the Wildflowers
April 25, 2017
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Laura Blackley readies new music with the Wildflowers

Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers is ready to share its first batch of songs with fans. The five-piece outfit, which is said to play “folk tunes with a rock and roll soundtrack,” have “Tell It To The Darkness” ready for consumption. The band will celebrate its new music at 9 p.m. Friday at The Grey Eagle in Asheville....

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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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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Play The Meadow At Highland
April 21, 2017
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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Play The Meadow At Highland

Rolling Stones Opener Headlining Highland While St. Paul and the Broken Bones may not be a name that every music fan knows, there are thousands who caught them on a huge stage. For two shows in 2015, the Alabama-based soul band opened for The Rolling Stones. “It was good,” singer Paul Janeway said. “It’s one of those...

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The Hip Abduction brings beach flair to mountains
April 18, 2017
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The Hip Abduction brings beach flair to mountains

The sound of Florida is ready to be played in the mountains. The six members of The Hip Abduction, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based group that mixes West African beats with early Jamaican reggae/dub music, released their third effort “Gold Under the Glow,” on March 11, 2016. They’ll play at 9 pm on Thursday, April 20 at...

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Music Video AVL Turns 10
April 11, 2017
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Music Video AVL Turns 10

A Decade of Music Video AVL Our neighbors to the east may have their CMA’s but Ms. Underwood can’t hold a flame to the Ashevillian red carpet extravaganza that is Music Video AVL. April 19th marks 10 years that Music Video AVL has been showcasing the eclectic range of talent of local filmmakers and musicians by presenting...

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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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Dark Star Orchestra Marks Two Decades Of Dead Concerts
April 04, 2017
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Dark Star Orchestra Marks Two Decades Of Dead Concerts

Members of Dark Star Orchestra don’t hop on the stage and cover a Grateful Dead show. Sure, they go by set lists from the Hall of Fame band, but that’s all. “Even though we’re playing someone else’s music, 90 percent of what we’re doing is improvised and that’s us. You can’t copy improvisation,” said drummer...

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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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New Music From Black Robin Hero At Isis
March 09, 2017
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New Music From Black Robin Hero At Isis

The members of Black Robin Hero are ready to unleash their new record, “Lonely High” after a brief hiatus and will share the stage with another CD release. On Saturday, March 18 the rock band will share the bill with David Earl, who will release “Catch A Thrill.” The show, which will include opener J.W. Carlson, is set...

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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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Lights, Jam, improv: Umphrey’s McGee brings It All
February 09, 2017
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Lights, Jam, improv: Umphrey’s McGee brings It All

While fans in the audience dance and sway as they listen during an Umphrey’s McGee concert, they aren’t hearing the music like band members do. For an improvisational rock band, there’s a key to what makes the song flow so smoothly into ear-crunching solos and groove-infested jams. “There’s part of it that is...

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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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Andrew Scotchie’s Musical Birthday Bash
January 03, 2017
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Andrew Scotchie’s Musical Birthday Bash

Scotchie Celebrates With Song Jan. 14 If Andrew Scotchie were to send out a birthday party invitation, it could easily say: No presents, just bring your dancing shoes. The almost-24-year-old will host a birthday bash at 9 pm on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Friends The Patrick Dodd Band, Aaron Woody Wood...

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