Mon, Oct 24 · country · honky tonk · indie · local · outlaw country · roots

brodyhunt Brody Hunt and The Handfuls
8:00pm at The Double Crown

Country music archivist Brody Hunt and his Handfuls play country music the way its meant to be heard - classic country '50s / '60s / '70s style.

Mon, Oct 24 · alternative · contra · dance · dj · eclectic · electronic · indie · synth · techno · trance

buddysystem Buddy System
at the Monday Night Contra Dance
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle

Buddy System creates live sonic landscapes that will put you in a dance trance. Fiddler Noah VanNorstrand is known for his playing with The Great Bear Trio, one of the hottest and most influential dance bands in the country, as well as the Andrew and Noah Band and Giant Robot Dance. Julie Vallimont performs nationwide with the bands Nor’easter, Firecloud, and more. he pioneer of this new live form of techno contra, she fuses musical worlds and strives to create a transcendent dance experience. Contra dance lesson at 7:30pm.

Mon, Oct 24 · alternative · art rock · indie · local · punk · retro · rock · surf

ouroborosboys Ouroboros Boys
w/ No Ways & Chickenhawks
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Surf the milky way with Ouroboros Boys! The Asheville-based band's influences include Ennio Morricone, Link Wray, Martin Denny, Skinny Puppy, The Ventures, Chrome/Helios Creed, Henry Mancini, Dystopia, The Friends of Dean Martinez, Santo and Johnny, Nancy and Lee, Rudimentary Peni, The Wipers, The Sadies, The Pixies and The Plugz.


Tue, Oct 25 · blues · guitar · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

ryleywalker Ryley Walker
w/ Circuit de Yeux
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Ryley Walker is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist from Rockford, Illinois.

Tue, Oct 25 · reggae · rock · roots · tribute · world

talkingdreads Talking Dreads
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Talking Heads hits – ‘Psycho Killer,’ ‘Burning Down the House,’ ‘This Must Be The Place’ and many more – re-imagined reggae/Caribbean style. The Talking Dreads is the brainchild of Jamaican born Mystic Bowie, best known as a vocalist of the Tom Tom Club, the hit side project of Talking Heads co-founders Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. Authentic on so many levels, The Talking Dreads deliver iconic hits driven by joyous rhythms and jubilant island vibes.


Wed, Oct 26 · blues · classic rock · local · rock · roots

zusuwelshband The Zuzu Welsh Band
6:00pm at The Grey Eagle
(Free Show on the Patio)

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, Oct 26 · alternative · americana · country · harmony · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

sallyandgeorge Sally and George
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

The Nashville-based duo Sally and George consists of Joel Timmons on guitar, percussion and vocals and Grammy-nominated Shelby Means playing upright bass and singing. Drawing from their love for the classic duet styles of Johnny Cash and June Carter, as well as contemporary artists, The White Stripes and Shovels & Rope, Sally and George breathe life and love into the ever widening world of Americana. Merging George’s freeform live performances (Sol Driven Train) and Sally’s energetic structure and bluegrass pedigree (formerly of Della Mae), they offer new material with stripped down instrumentation, emphasizing song craft and hypnotic vocals.

Wed, Oct 26 · blues · funk · r&b · soul · vocal

charlesbradley Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)

For health reasons, the Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries on Wednesday, October 26th has been canceled. All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Charles Bradley transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. The year following the release of "No Time For Dreaming" was one triumph after another including a breakthrough performance at SXSW, several television performances and having the album named to many year-end “best of” lists. He has made a name for himself as a riveting live performer and was named to the top spot on Paste Magazine’s Best Live Acts of 2015.


Thu, Oct 27 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

mymorningjacket My Morning Jacket
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

My Morning Jacket formed at the tail-end of the 1990s, when Jim James’ group Month Of Sundays folded, and he began recording new songs with ex-members of Winter Death Club. At Above The Cadillac Studios – in reality, a shed on the grounds of guitarist Johnny Quaid’s grandparents’ farm – the group took shape, drawing upon their rich knowledge of classic rock, country, soul and psychedelia, and spinning these influences into fresh, life-affirming rock’n’roll and aching, haunting balladry.

Thu, Oct 27 · alternative · ambient · dub · electronic · indie · psychedelic · synth

ott2016 Ott
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Ott has been messing about with sound boxes every day for as long as he can remember. Having spent the ‘90s flitting between his day-job as a freelance studio engineer and long weekends under the stars at psychedelic trance parties, the obvious next step, as the millennium turned, was to create music of his own from the jumble of sounds which filled his head.

Thu, Oct 27 · alternative · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

ian_ridenhour Ian Ridenhour
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

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.”

Thu, Oct 27 · dance · jazz · local · ragtime · swing

lowdownsires2016 Swingin’ Halloween Ball w/ The Low-Down Sires
at Swing Asheville Dance
8:30pm at Club Eleven on Grove

It's time for our spooky (and swingin') annual Halloween Ball at Grove House! Costume contest (Suggested themed: dark fairytale) w/PRIZES, Spooktactular cocktail menu and Event photographer. Music by local jazz band The Low-Down Sires, who are dedicated to the lost sounds of early jazz, inspired by the compositions and arrangements of Joe "King" Oliver, Edward "Kid" Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, and other giants from the storied origins of the art form. Beginner lesson at 7:30pm ($10).

Thu, Oct 27 · blues · dance · funk · new orleans · r&b · roots · soul

californiahoneydrops2016 California Honeydrops
w/ HoveyKraft
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows.

Thu, Oct 27 · country · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

olddominion Old Dominion
2016 Meat & Candy Tour w/ Steve Moakler
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($22 adv / $25 DOS / $129 VIP)

Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion lends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound.

Thu, Oct 27 · bluegrass · blues · classic rock · eclectic · folk · pop · punk · rock

patricksweany Patrick Sweany
w/ The DuPont Brothers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

On a given night (or on a given album) he'll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He's a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing 'em all together seamlessly into his own stew.

Thu, Oct 27 · gospel · new orleans · roots · soul · spiritual

joyboyz The JoyBoyz
w/ Honorable Chief Smiley Ricks & Keesha Rainey
9:00pm at The Double Crown

The JoyBoyz and Keesha Rainey from Nashville will fill out the gospel part of the program and the Honorable Chief Smiley Ricks and Indians of the Nation from New Orleans will bring the Mardi Gras Indian spirit back to The Double Crown with special guests Big Chief Shaka Zulu, Spyboy Loco and Flagboy Charles Coleman.

Thu, Oct 27 · alternative · hardcore · indie · noise · punk · rock · vocal

weakwrists Weak Wrists (Album Release)
w/ Pallor, Secret Shame & Pig Latin
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Asheville’s Weak Wrists speak power to power with a frenzied cavalcade of post-hardcore guitar pyrotechnics (by Adam, Marcos, and Mims), ultra-violent emo-drumming by Hatchett, and gut-wrenching, head-exploding, eyebrow-searing screamotional vocals by Janie.


Fri, Oct 28 · funk · hip hop · indie · jam · jazz · rock · soul

lettuce Lettuce
w/ Eliot Lipp
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 early bird / $30 adv / $35 DOS)

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.

Fri, Oct 28 · alternative · country · honky tonk · indie · rock

americcanaquarium American Aquarium
w/ Radio Birds
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.

Fri, Oct 28 · alternative · indie · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal

chasingjonah Chasing Jonah
w/ Hannah Kaminer
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Florida-based Chasing Jonah is the Alternative Indie/Pop project and stage name for vocalist & composer Ashley Dudukovich. Known for her haunting vocals and cinematic compositions, Chasing Jonah has also been musically compared to artists such as Florence and the Machine, Of Monsters and Men, as well as Lana Del Rey.

Fri, Oct 28 · alternative · comedy · country · eclectic · funk · fusion · humor · indie · jazz · local · reggae · rock · soul

supatight Supatight
w/ The Chit Nasty Band
8:00pm at Salvage Station

Currently out of Asheville, Supatight delivers a high energy live performance that is funk driven and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. While specializing in hard-hitting funk, their music incorporates elements of reggae, soul, jazz, and comedic country.

Fri, Oct 28 · blues · local · pop · r&b · roots · soul · vocal

peggyr2016 Peggy Ratusz
Blues/Jazz Dinner Show
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

While influences such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, BB King, Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt are evident, it can’t be denied that Peggy Ratusz's unique soul and voice are one of a kind.

Fri, Oct 28 · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

onelegup3 One Leg Up
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. The band formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Band members include: John Stineman (guitar, vocals), Jim Tanner (Guitar), Zack Page (bass), Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax) and Steve Trismen (violin, vocals).

Fri, Oct 28 · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock · ska

theindependents2016 The Independents
w/ Pleasures of the UV & Electric Phantom
9:00pm at The Odditorium

Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost non-stop, touring with bands such as The Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick and The Queers; just to name a few. The Recipe: 1 part Ramones, 1 part punk, 1 part ska, and a whole lot of Elvis. This is one band that truly has mastered the horror-punk sound. The Independents are ska-punk bliss. They've captured the horror punk sound so completely not only have they installed that style to their music but have changed it around and given it a fresh sound mixing in Ska beats and Ramones-ish pop to it.

Fri, Oct 28 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · funk · indie · jazz · soul

windowcat Window Cat
9:00pm at One World Brewing

With influences ranging from Hiatus Kaiyote and Moonchild to Snarky Puppy and Vulfpeck, Window Cat creates innovative art with a neo-soul/jazz/funk sound.

Fri, Oct 28 · funk · improvisation · indie · jam · rock · soul

cbdb CBDB
Lettuce After Party
11:30pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, Free)

Lettuce After Party! CBDB, formed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plays a unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed Joyfunk. CBDB blends soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation with smart, tasteful songwriting. On stage, they parade tight, ambitious compositions that seamlessly gives way to loose, adventurous improvisation.


Sat, Oct 29 · celtic · eclectic · singer-songwriter · spiritual · vocal · world

loreenamckennitt Loreena McKennitt
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Loreena McKennitt is well known as a composer and singer. In a recording career spanning more than three decades, Ms. McKennitt’s ‘eclectic Celtic’ music has received critical acclaim worldwide, and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in 15 countries across four continents. To date, she has sold over 14 million albums with a catalogue that includes seven studio recordings, three seasonal recordings, a live in-concert DVD and two DVD documentaries. She’s won two Junos, Canada’s premiere music award, and has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sat, Oct 29 · benefit · cajun · dance · local · roots · traditional · zydeco

zydecoyaya Zydeco Ya Ya
3-6pm Benefit for One Youth at a Time
3:00pm at The Grey Eagle

Asheville-based Zydeco Ya Ya performs everything from traditional zydeco to swamp pop, second line, and Cajun swing. Dance lesson with Deborah Swanson. Benefit for One Youth at a Time.

Sat, Oct 29 · acoustic · blues · local · singer-songwriter

rootsandfriends Halloween Blues Party
w/ Roots & Friends, Evan Wade and more
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Roots & Friends (pictured), based in Asheville, has been taking the blues/rock/roots music scene by storm with energetic live shows and unique original music that stays true to its roots.

Sat, Oct 29 · americana · blues · folk · indie · ragtime · roots · singer-songwriter

woodypines2 Woody Pines
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody Pines continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78s and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.

Sat, Oct 29 · funk · improvisation · indie · jam · local · reggae · rock

thegetrightband2016 The Get Right Band
Bywater Halloween GET DOWN!
9:00pm at The Bywater

Bywater Halloween GET DOWN! The Get Right Band is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks and Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year” choice. They have performed on the famed World Cafe, a nationally syndicated NPR show. Combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to move your head, heart, and hips.

Sat, Oct 29 · alternative · funk · indie · jazz · local · r&b · rock · soul

thedigs2016 The Digs and Friends Funky Halloween Party
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

A unique concoction of funk, soul, RnB and jazz, The Digs have been turning heads and gaining national attention over the past year from their home base of Asheville. With a rotating door of three seriously exceptional drummers, Claude Coleman (of Ween), Jaze Urias (The Broadcast) and Phill Bronson (formerly of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra), constant rejuvenation comes easy.

Sat, Oct 29 · acoustic · eclectic · indie · jazz · local · pop · retro · swing · vocal

draytonandthedreamboats Drayton & The Dreamboats
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

Featuring vocalist and violinist Drayton Aldridge, guitarist Tim Doyle, bassist Craig Sandberg, and drummer Mike Oliver, Drayton & The Dreamboats play a tasty blend of vintage styles, mixed in with more modern influences and the ancient musical secrets of the dream world. Through a mix of up-tempo swing, cool ballads, and catchy pop tunes, Drayton & The Dreamboats distill your dreams into musical reality.

Sat, Oct 29 · alternative · indie · retro · rock · roots · soul

greyhounds Greyhounds
w/ The Cerny Brothers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top." The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them. - Ardent Music


Sun, Oct 30 · americana · folk · gospel · harmony · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

thebattlefield The Battlefield
w/ Don Gallardo
5:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The Battlefield is a Los Angeles-based Americana Band comprised of three talented singer/songwriters Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver, and James Addison. Their tight vocal harmonies, contemplative lyrics and stirring melodies reflect the famous folk & gospel artists of America’s past.

Sun, Oct 30 · alternative · ambient · art rock · avant garde · eclectic · experimental · guitar · improvisation · indie · local · percussion

tashi_tyler Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
7:00pm at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
(Suggested donation $5-$10)

Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) & Tyler Damon (drums/percussion) reside in separate locales but have come together from a place of mutual admiration. The pair has scarcely spoken of intention regarding their music yet channel a sound which seems to reference the familiar and the non-idiomatic at once. Flashes of ecstatic intensity, blurred timbral lines, fractal repetition, noir-ish, cinematic mystery and inclinations toward free play suggest that the two are pleased to follow a winding path to destinations yet unknown. They are on tour promoting their debut studio release "Both Will Escape" on Family Vineyard. They will be performing solo sets before they play together as a duo.

Sun, Oct 30 · electronic · hip hop · rap · vocal

dannybrown Danny Brown
w/ Maxo Kream & Zelooperz
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($25 adv / $28 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)

Over the course of a decade making mixtapes in both Detroit and New York, he’s taken his time perfecting a sound—aggressively high-pitched vocals over hypnotic electro beats — unlike anything ever heard in hip-hop. His persona — the voracious sexual appetite, the fond friendship with molly and Adderall — is a part of his art. Yet he never seems to be putting on a show.


Mon, Oct 31 · hard rock · hardcore · indie · local · metal · noise · psychedelic · punk · rock

bleedseason Halloween Metal Fest
6:00pm at The Odditorium

Lineup includes Bleedseason (pictured), Amnesis, I, The Supplier, Skylight Heights, A World of Lies (AWOL), Mindshapefist, Tongues of Fire, Vices and Vessels, and Artificial Oceans.

Mon, Oct 31 · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · country · local · roots

acmr 3rd Annual Honky Tonk Halloween Bash
w/ Asheville Country Music Revue
8:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Asheville Country Music Revue features members of Town Mountain Bluegrass Band. Dress As Your Favorite Country Star! Cash Prizes For Best Costumes.

Mon, Oct 31 · afropop · funk · indie · jam · jazz · r&b · rock · roots · world

themotet2016 The Motet
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

The future of funk is clear on The Motet’s new self-released studio album, Totem, which hits streets July 8, 2016. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totemwas written collectively by the seven members of the band. Each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.

Mon, Oct 31 · ambient · dance · dj · electronic · psychedelic · trance

desertdwellers Desert Dwellers
Samhain Celebration w/ Living Light, Templo Music, Nifty Earth, BomBassic & Soul Candy
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Samhain Celebration taking over ALL THREE FLOORS of New Mountain Asheville. Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States.

Mon, Oct 31 · alternative · dj · hip hop · indie · local · rap

benihana Beni-Hana
9:00pm at Boiler Room
(21+, $10)

Beni-Hana is an Underground Hip Hop Emcee from Asheville. The Carolinian wordsmith has worked with such artists as Bubba Sparxxx, Jelly Roll, Snowgoons, Haystak, Lil Wyte and C-Lance.

Mon, Oct 31 · alternative · dub · indie · local · psychedelic · punk · rock · tribute

themissingstares Halloween Cover Show
Wayne Robbins, Seth Kauffman w/ Michael Libramento & Missing Stares
9:30pm at The Mothlight

All Local Halloween Cover Show! Wayne Robbins and better twin will perform Neil Young's classic Tonight's the Night. Seth Kauffman of Floating Action and Michael Libramento will cover Lee Scratch Perry, and Missing Stares (pictured) will cover Velvet Underground classics such as Can't Stand it Anymore, Sister Ray, Guess I'm Falling in Love, Run Run Run and who knows, maybe Rock n' Roll.

Mon, Oct 31 · alternative · grunge · humor · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock

shelshag Shellshag
Halloween Show w/ Vacation & Kreamy Le Seergique
10:00pm at The Lazy Diamond

"There's only two people in Shellshag. Shell and Shag. Shell plays guitar and sings while Shag plays drums standing up and also sings. She has bells sewn on her belt and ankles, so there's lots of frantic wiggling to coax the noise out of them. They both sing into a mic stand they built themselves that's shaped like a Y, so they face each other while they play. They're known for putting on shows that bring the house down, sometimes literally. You can always expect some crowd surfing, things being thrown across the room, and the singing along that sometimes threatens to drown them out. The end of their show usually results in the two of them either building a sculpture out of their instruments, amps, and themselves, or completely smashing Shag's drums." - Johnny No Pants Maximum Rock and Roll

Mon, Oct 31 · alternative · comedy · country · guitar · honky tonk · humor · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · retro · rockabilly · roots · singer-songwriter

unknownhinson Unknown Hinson
Halloween Show
10:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Halloween Show! While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it! Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the Cartoon Network's "Squidbillies".


Tue, Nov 1 · classic rock · folk · gypsy · jazz · rock · tribute · vocal

anniemosesband Annie Moses Band
7:30pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Adults $40 / Senior $35 / Student $20 / Child 12 & Under $15)

The sweeping vocals and elegant strings of this group showcase some of the world’s most beautiful melodies with old-school elegance. In the "Art of the Love Song" the Annie Moses Band's string-playing is world-class, flavored with close, retro-harmonies and a delightful dash of gypsy-jazz. But it is the lead vocals that take center stage. Annie Dupre's voice is captivating, delivering glorious melodic lines with heartfelt passion and skill. The show includes songs from the Great American Songbook of the ‘40s and ‘50s as well as the folk/rock songsmiths of the ‘60s and ‘70s such as Don McLean, Paul Williams, and John Lennon.

Tue, Nov 1 · alternative · harmony · indie · pop · rock · synth · vocal

lucius Lucius
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(All Ages, $18 adv / $22 DOS)

Centered around the powerful voices and compelling songwriting of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the Brooklyn band has evolved from a promising duo into the dynamic quintet. Hailed by Rolling Stone as a Band to Watch, lauded by The New York Times for their “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies” and praised by NPR for their “charisma and charm,” Lucius pairs the synchronous vocals of Wolfe and Laessig, who play synth and keyboards, with guitars and drums from Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri. Together, they make music that evokes classic girl-group pop and iconic rock ’n’ roll with a modern twist, that belongs solely to Lucius.


Wed, Nov 2 · acoustic · folk · indie · progressive · reggae · roots · singer-songwriter · spiritual

trevorhall Trevor Hall
w/ Dustin Thomas
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($18 adv / $22 DOS)

Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12 track album Chapter of the Forest available now via iTunes and the Vanguard Records store. The 12 songs on Chapter of the Forest were born during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events.

Wed, Nov 2 · acoustic · folk · guitar · humor · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

beantreeremedy2 Bean Tree Remedy
8:00pm at One World Brewing

Ashley Bean and David Tarpley organize songs into a sound that will make your ears smile.

Wed, Nov 2 · alternative · ambient · electronic · indie · pop · singer-songwriter · synth · vocal

rufusdusol RÜFÜS DU SOL
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($18 adv / $20 DOS)

Using layered synths, drums and warm vocals, Jon, James and Tyrone have built a soundscape and aesthetic that is instantly familiar, yet distinctly their own.

Wed, Nov 2 · alternative · electronic · indie · rock

elteneleven2016 El Ten Eleven
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Dunn and Fogarty are the only musicians - everything you hear is done by the two of them using two basses, electronic drums, acoustic drums, and myriad looping pedals and effects. While most artists use looping technology improvisationally, Dunn and Fogarty see the loopers themselves as another instrument. Over a decade plus together they’ve attained hard-won virtuosity with the devices, and can now concentrate on songwriting itself rather than logistics.

Wed, Nov 2 · alternative · americana · eclectic · gypsy · hardcore · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · punk · rock · roots · stringband

thegoddamngallows The Goddamn Gallows
w/ Gallows Bound & Stump Tail Dolly
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 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.

Thu, Nov 3 · classical · dance · jazz · tango

austinpquartet Austin Piazzolla Quintet
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Hailed by critics as "one of the foremost tango ensembles in the country," Austin Piazzolla Quintet has been stunning audiences in Austin and beyond since 2009. APQ specializes in the intense and passionate Nuevo Tango music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, and continues the tango tradition with unique arrangements of Piazzolla's classic works, talented improvisations, and breathtaking original compositions.

Thu, Nov 3 · folk · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal

callaghan2016 Callaghan
w/ Jimmy Landry
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($13 adv / $15 DOS / $25 VIP)

Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmylou Harris. Her gift for melody and impactful songwriting ranges from uplifting, exuberant anthems to poignant, mesmerizing ballads.

Thu, Nov 3 · blues · cajun · guitar · new orleans · roots

tabbenoit Tab Benoit
w/ Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

3 times Grammy Nominated, 4 times Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and 5 times "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner, Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends.

Thu, Nov 3 · blues · classic rock · country · harmony · piano · roots · soul · southern rock

freewayrevival The Freeway Revival
8:00pm at Salvage Station

The Freeway Revival's blend of classic rock, blues, country, and soul incorporates lyrics that are an expression of life on the road. Tasteful guitar harmonies, vocal harmonies, and an assortment of piano and organ melodies provide an all-encompassing, familiar sound.

Thu, Nov 3 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · fusion · indie · jam · noise · progressive · psychedelic · world

KikagakuMoyo Kikagaku Moyo
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Kikagaku Moyo started in the summer of 2012 when Go Kurosawa and Tomo Katsurada were forced to play on the street due to complaints from the neighbors in their Tokyo apartment complex. They met bassist Kotsu Guy while he was recording vending machines for his noise project and guitarist Daoud Popal through at the university Tomo was attending. Go’s brother Ryu had been studying Sitar in Kolkata, India. What started as a free music collective quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists.

Thu, Nov 3 · dance · dj · dub · electronic · indie · psychedelic · reggae

liquidstranger Liquid Stranger
Weird & Wonderful Tour w/ Bleep Bloop, Perkulat0r & Shlump
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Liquid Stranger has earned his reputation for exuding incommensurable talent and taking audiences on a soul-stirring aural journey of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor.

Thu, Nov 3 · brass · funk · hip hop · indie · rap

pitchblak2016 PitchBlak Brass Band
w/ Primate Fiasco
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Brooklyn-based PitchBlak Brass Band uses the epic sounds of tubas, trombones, saxophones and other typically non-hip hop instruments in the spirit of The Roots and some of rap’s iconic live bands, to deliver an energy that samples, loops and breakbeats can’t always capture.

Thu, Nov 3 · dance · funk · native american · new orleans · roots · soul

cha_wa2 Cha Wa
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” – a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a non-stop groove machine.

Fri, Nov 4 · folk · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

jonathanedwards2016 Jonathan Edwards
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $35 VIP)

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” everyone’s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, “Shanty,” and the anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today).”

Fri, Nov 4 · appalachian · bluegrass · country · gospel · jazz · local · old time · swing · traditional

balsamrange2016 Balsam Range
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $32 / Student $27 / Child $20)

With a vocal and instrumental sound unique to their home base in the mountains, Balsam Range has quickly become one of our region’s most accomplished cultural exports on the world stage, handily earning the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year (2014 and 2015), Entertainer of the Year (2014) and Album of the Year (2013). From high-energy tunes to tender ballads, Balsam Range infuses elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing, and old-time music into its remarkable performances.

Fri, Nov 4 · art rock · classic rock · tribute

startmakingsense Start Making Sense
Talking Heads Tribute
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live!

Fri, Nov 4 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

drivebytruckers2016 Drive-By Truckers – Night 1
w/ Kyle Craft
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)

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.

Fri, Nov 4 · alternative · americana · country · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

samlewis The Sam Lewis Band
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville’s most talented new tunesmiths. His songs reverberate with earnest emotion and restless energy, rich with the intimate lyricism of folk, country’s raw integrity, and a lived-in muscularity born of Lewis’ captivating vocal timbre.

Fri, Nov 4 · blues · funk · indie · local · new orleans · r&b · soul

hustlesouls Hustle Souls
w/ Window Cat
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Hustle Souls is a high energy neo-soul/blues band who combine roots authenticity with uncontrollable groove. Hustle Souls create music that sparks nostalgia from Motown to the Delta but is undeniably fresh and new. Tight vocal harmonies and unfiltered emotion, brilliantly voiced guitar chords, B3 organ, New Orleans trumpet and the smoothest, most creative rhythm section seen in a long time.

Fri, Nov 4 · cello · country · harmony · local · r&b · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

sweetclaudette2016 Sweet Claudette Album Release
w/ The Mobros
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Sweet Claudette returns to The Mothlight to celebrate the much-anticipated release of their new album, Whiskey Drunk on Puppy Love. Asheville’s premier Country/Motown supergroup boasts a powerhouse lineup, with each person alternating between lead and background vocals. The band includes guitarist Dulci Ellenberger (Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Big Sound Harbor), cellist Melissa Hyman (The Moon and You), banjo player Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters) and percussionist Amber Sankaran (Òmra Bodywork).

Fri, Nov 4 · acoustic · americana · blues · folk · guitar · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

ashleyheath2016 Ashley Heath and Her Heathens
w/ The Paper Crowns
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Ashley Heath is a singer-songwriter from Marshall, NC who plays a wide range of Americana music. You can hear influences from Eva Cassidy to Bonnie Raitt in her velvety vocals and bluesy guitar picking.

Sat, Nov 5 · blues · dance · jazz · local · swing

virginiaandtheslims Virginia and the Slims
8:00pm at White Horse Black Mountain

Virginia and The Slims are a jump blues, jazz and swing band out of Asheville. They bring a unique, uptempo vibe, flashy clothes and guitars, and a whole lot of fun wherever they go!

Sat, Nov 5 · country · harmony · honky tonk · local · roots · traditional · vocal

oldchevroletset The Old Chevrolette Set
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

This ain't no Jet-Set band, their steak and martinis are cold beer and weenies. Come listen to some great Classic Country with this new band bringing together great harmonies and solid country twang. Laura Blackley and Mark Jackson on vocals and guitars, Tom Pittman on pedal steel, Stephen Frankel on bass and Keith Buchanan on drums will get you dancing two-steps and more!

Sat, Nov 5 · blues · guitar · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

jackiegreene Jackie Greene
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Greene has an uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music. Armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Greene has carved out a unique musical niche, and the album marks another creative landmark in his already compelling body of work.

Sat, Nov 5 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

drivebytruckers2016 Drive-By Truckers – Night 2
w/ Kyle Craft
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)

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, Nov 5 · dance · electronic · instrumental · jazz · psychedelic · rock

sts9 STS9
9:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($32 adv / $35 DOS)

Santa Cruz-based STS9 take fans to groovy new stratospheres with impassioned performances and a unique mix of EDM, jazz, and psychedelic rock.

Sat, Nov 5 · alternative · art rock · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

midnightsnack Midnight Snack
Single Release Party w/ Carly Taich & DJ Walkhome
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Midnight Snack have developed a varied and eclectic sound with this latest offering, the most personal and introspective of their lengthy discography. Lead single, Magic, showcases a more soulful side to the group’s varied influences, fusing the intimacy of a Sufjan Stevens soundscape with the playfulness of Talking Heads.

Sat, Nov 5 · alternative · folk · indie · singer-songwriter

weyesblood Weyes Blood
w/ Truly & Noel Thrasher
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Natalie Mering, who performs as Weyes Blood, is a singer-songwriter rooted in American and British folk.

Sat, Nov 5 · dance · electronic · rock

zoogma Zoogma
STS9 Afterparty
11:30pm at New Mountain AVL
($10 adv / $15 DOS)

STS9 Afterparty! Zoogma is a live electronic band, based in Nashville, blending genres into a musical experience that has been called "refreshingly original, yet steeped in dance music tradition".

Sun, Nov 6 · alternative · americana · bluegrass · blues · fiddle · folk · indie · progressive · roots

cornmeal Cornmeal
w/ The Greenliners
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($10 adv / $12 DOS / $20 VIP)

Cornmeal, based in Chicago, is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, seamlessly blending lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers.

Sun, Nov 6 · art rock · comedy · guitar · humor · retro · rock · roots · surf · world

igorandtheredelvises Igor and The Red Elvises
w/ Ointment Appointment
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock 'n' roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

Sun, Nov 6 · alternative · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

marissanadler Marissa Nadler
8:30pm at Asheville Music Hall
($8 adv / $12 DOS)

One of the best singer-songwriters in America, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone.

Sun, Nov 6 · alternative · electronic · experimental · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

flockofdimes Flock of Dimes
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

It's been a year since Jenn Wasner left Baltimore, where she grew up, where her family is, where she began playing music, and where she started Wye Oak with Andy Stack. Now she lives in a brand new place: in a quiet house in the woods in North Carolina. Flock of Dimes started out as an outlet for Wasner's more experimental/electronic side and her debut LP is the culmination of three years of rapid growth & exploration for her, physically, musically and psychologically.

Mon, Nov 7 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · synth

daughter Daughter
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Igor Haefeli’s beefed-up, majestic guitar lines surge and reverberate with renewed urgency and purpose on Daughter's latest work, cut through by Remi Aguilella’s unflinchingly muscular, red-blooded drumming — all of it gilded by a gorgeous electronic undertow. The lyrics — always singer/guitarist Elena Tonra’s domain — are more forthright, too, an even more honest reflection of her ever-questioning state of mind.

Tue, Nov 8 · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · retro · roots

karlblau Karl Blau
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Karl Blau is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca. He has released more than 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest labels K and knw-yr-own.

Tue, Nov 8 · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

onelegup2 One Leg Up
8:00pm at Salvage Station

One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. The band formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Band members include: John Stineman (guitar, vocals), Jim Tanner (Guitar), Zack Page (bass), Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax) and Steve Trismen (violin, vocals).

Tue, Nov 8 · hardcore · psychedelic · rock

bongzilla Bongzilla
w/ Wizard Rifle & Horseflesh
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Since the seeds were planted in the mid-'90s, Bongzilla has been sowing Madison, Wisconsin's rich soil with homegrown, psychedelic sludge-core.

Wed, Nov 9 · activist · americana · blues · folk · gospel · guitar · indie · piano · r&b · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

kelleyhunt Kelley Hunt
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($18 adv / $20 DOS)

Roots R&B / Americana singer-songwriter pianist / guitarist Kelley Hunt makes music on her own terms with an identity steeped in blues / roots / gospel traditions and a refreshing originality. Righteous roots intact, Kelley rosses boundaries, has an open-minded and exploratory attitude, taking on social and political issues.

Wed, Nov 9 · big band · indie · jazz · local · swing

russwilson2016 Russ Wilson’s Swingin’ 50th Birthday Bash
8:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Russ Wilson celebrates 50 years ~ An Evening of Music featuring His Famous Orchestra with guests : Jay Meachum on Trumpet, Walter Kross on Tenor Sax, Bob Gregory on Trombone, Marc Brookshire on Guitar, Nathan Hefner on Piano, Zack Page on Bass & Rick Dilling on Drums, Wendy Jones, Hank Bones, Lin Lewellyn, Blake Anthony Ellege, Mike Filippone, Melodee Edington Leyshon, The Sireens with John Corbin and many others singin' and swingin' the night away.

Wed, Nov 9 · alternative · art rock · indie · psychedelic · rock · synth

theeohsees Thee Oh Sees
w/ Amplified Heat & Nest Egg
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The guitar sounds more colossal and ethereal at the same time, riding roughshod over the vacuum sealed rhythm section, spiraling skywards, and diving into the emerald depths so quick your guts tingle. Synths, strings and smoke soaked things crawl behind the scenes to make an extra far-out party platter.

Wed, Nov 9 · alternative · indie · rock

chrisrobinsonbrotherhood2016 Chris Robinson Brotherhood
9:00pm 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.”

Thu, Nov 10 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

teganandsarah Tegan and Sara
w/ Torres
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($37 adv / $39 DOS)

Twins Tegan and Sarah are an Indie / Pop / Alternative band from Vancouver, BC.

Thu, Nov 10 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · harmony · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

tellico2016 Tellico
w/ The Stray Birds
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Tellico is the most recent product of Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, its members well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic Appalachiacana sound. This new band as of 2014 features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle, vocals) and Stig Stiglets (bass, vocals), formerly of Dehlia Low, with Aaron Ballance (also formerly of Dehlia Low) on dobro and lap steel and Jed Willis (formerly of Town Mountain, Wooden Toothe) on mandolin, clawhammer banjo and telecaster. Well known for their rootsy, authentic singing and vocal harmony, as well as in the hard-edge nostalgic yet modern themes of their songwriting, the quartet combines some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond.

Thu, Nov 10 · hardcore · local · metal · punk · rock

eightvacantgraves Eight Vacant Graves
w/ A World of Lies (AWOL) & Bleedseason
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Eight Vacant Graves headlines this showcase of Ashevile metal / hardcore / punk bands.

Fri, Nov 11 · acoustic · blues · guitar · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

stolenhearts Carolina Acoustic Blues Showcase Fall Concert
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Lineup includes Stolen Hearts (Pam Taylor and Robert Johnson, pictured), Roots and Dore, Ashley Heath, Mike Kane, Evan Wade, Stevie Lee Combs, Bob Zuzu Welsh, and a Roots & Friends Acoustic Blues Jam with all artists!

Fri, Nov 11 · acoustic · cello · classical · local

panharmonia_alternatecurrents Pan Harmonia
Alternate Currents
7:30pm at St. James Episcopal

Pan Harmonia perform the music of Dosia McKay, William Bradbury and Amy Beach. The group includes Kate Steinbeck, flute with Opal String Quartet, Mariya Potapova and Karen Pommerich, violin, Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello.

Fri, Nov 11 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · guitar · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

peterrowan Peter Rowan
w/ The Joe Walsh Band & Matt Flinner Trio
8:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.

Fri, Nov 11 · art rock · classic rock · jam · psychedelic · rock · tribute

pinktalkingfish2016 Pink Talking Fish
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands (Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish) and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Fri, Nov 11 · alternative · indie · jam · progressive · rock

moontaxi2 Moon Taxi
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Nashville's Moon Taxi have kind of restless, adventurous sound that has won them fans in both the indie-rock and jam-band camps.

Fri, Nov 11 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · rock

guidedbyvoices Guided By Voices
w/ Surfer Blood
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the '90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV "the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!" After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Doug Gillard (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).

Sat, Nov 12 · classic rock · folk · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

bobdylan Bob Dylan
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($59.50 - $127.50)

Bob Dylan’s career has lasted the better part of fifty years now. That’s pretty remarkable. What is more impressive is that Dylan has remained not only active for almost all of that period, but controversial. He has never gotten by on sentimentality or nostalgia. He has never repeated his successes. For better or for worse, Dylan has always pushed his work ahead.

Sat, Nov 12 · pop · r&b · retro · soul · vocal

charleswiggwalker Charles ‘Wigg’ Walker
Super Soul Revue
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $30 VIP)

Walker, based in Nashville, is one of the few remaining original soul singers from back in the day when old school R&B/soul was brand new on the music scene.

Sat, Nov 12 · acoustic · afropop · dance · disco · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · reggae · roots · swing

kellerwilliams2016 The Keller Williams KWahtro
feat. Gibb Droll, Danton Boller & Rodney Holmes
8:30pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $21 / $23 DOS)

The KWahtro is Keller Williams' evolution of Acoustic Dance Music, using his songs as a template for creations involving improvisational bursts of new disco, reggae, drum and bass and jazz swing afro trap, all with two acoustic guitars, double bass and drums.

Sat, Nov 12 · blues · dance · funk · jazz · new orleans · rock · roots · soul

New-orleans-suspects New Orleans Suspects
w/ The Northside Gentlemen
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years. The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan, bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green, drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band), saxophone; Jake Eckert, guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and C. R. Gruver (The Meters Experience, Outformation), keyboards and vocals. The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.

Sat, Nov 12 · art rock · eclectic · electronic · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

damienjurado Damien Jurado
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Movie music, from the storied scores for Zabriskie Point and Blade Runner to the more recent The Martian, has long been part of Damien Jurado’s diverse sound palette. When he began collaboration with producer Richard Swift, the pair additionally bonded over psych, proto-punk and outsider rock ‘n’ roll nugget miners like Captain Beefheart, The Cramps, Bo Diddley and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Not to mention such softer dream weavers as Linda Perhacs and Gordon Lightfoot. This tapestry of influences — cinematic, lysergic, folkloric — threads seamlessly with the pair’s natural pop craftsmanship.

Sun, Nov 13 · blues · folk · gospel · hip hop · pop · progressive · r&b · rock · soul · spiritual · vocal

mavisstaples Mavis Staples
w/ Lyric
7:30pm at The Orange Peel
($35 / $55 VIP no seat / $65 VIP seated)

She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road. Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new album Livin’ on a High Note (ANTI-), she is only gaining momentum. Produced by M. Ward with songs by Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Tune-Yards, Aloe Blacc and others, the album serves as a summation and furtherance of her illustrious career.

Sun, Nov 13 · acoustic · cello · classical · local

panharmonia_alternatecurrents Pan Harmonia
Alternate Currents
3:00pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church
($15 / $5 students)

Pan Harmonia perform the music of Dosia McKay, William Bradbury and Amy Beach. The group includes Kate Steinbeck, flute with Opal String Quartet, Mariya Potapova and Karen Pommerich, violin, Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello.

Sun, Nov 13 · blues · eclectic · folk · fusion · guitar · instrumental · rock · soul

ericjohnson Eric Johnson
7:30pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($24.50 - $35)

Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. Guitar Player magazine has called Johnson "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet".

Sun, Nov 13 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · jazz · pop · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

missyraines Missy Raines and the New Hip
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

"With a string of high profile gigs and seven bluegrass Bassist of the Year awards behind her — Raines offers her solo debut, Inside Out. The CD showcases the range of Missy's talent, as she leads her quintet of young acoustic aces through bluegrass, newgrass, pop, and jazz terrains with solid yet inventive support, fluid solos, and engaging vocals." - Bass Player Magazine

Tue, Nov 15 · hardcore · metal · rock

carcass Carcass
w/ Deafheaven & Inter Arma
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Liverpool’s Carcass first began churning out its unique brand of psychopathological gore in 1985, creating a signature sound of black metal, shoegaze, and post-rock.

Tue, Nov 15 · alternative · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

mitski Mitski
w/ Fear of Men & Weaves
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as “inventive and resourceful,” while Rolling Stone celebrated her “deep-cutting lyrics.” NME said of Bury Me, “it’s a record that doesn’t tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata.” She has also received widespread attention for her “cathartic” live shows as dubbed by The New York Times.

Wed, Nov 16 · alternative · americana · country · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

darrellscott Darrell Scott – Night 1
w/ Malcolm Holcombe
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($28 adv / $32 DOS / $40 VIP)

Suzy Bogguss was the first of many to record a Scott song, taking his “No Way Out” into the country singles charts in 1996. Darrell’s compositions became highlights of albums by Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Kathy Mattea, Maura O’Connell and even his mentor, Guy Clark. Darrell’s solo CDs, session work, touring gigs with Steve Earle’s Bluegrass Dukes (of which he remains a member), Guy Clark, and Newgrass Revival founder Sam Bush, and his own live shows have steadily drawn rave reviews. USA Today praised his “brilliantly clever songs”; Entertainment Tonight raved about his “powerful songwriting, passionate vocals and masterful picking”; Rolling Stone listed his 2003 CD, Theatre of the Unheard, in their list of Critics’ Top Albums and compared him to Clark and Springsteen “at their best.” Performing Songwriter went all the way, dubbing him “the best of the best.”

Wed, Nov 16 · alternative · americana · blues · country · indie · punk · rock · roots

revpeytonsbigdamnband2016 Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
w/ The Supersuckers
8:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.

Wed, Nov 16 · americana · eclectic · fiddle · folk · harmony · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

driftwood2016b Driftwood
w/ Chinquapin Trio
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n' roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette. But the melodies, the harmonies and the lyrics are something else entirely.

Thu, Nov 17 · alternative · americana · country · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

darrellscott Darrell Scott – Night 2
w/ Boy Named Banjo
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($28 adv / $32 DOS / $40 VIP)

Suzy Bogguss was the first of many to record a Scott song, taking his “No Way Out” into the country singles charts in 1996. Darrell’s compositions became highlights of albums by Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Kathy Mattea, Maura O’Connell and even his mentor, Guy Clark. Darrell’s solo CDs, session work, touring gigs with Steve Earle’s Bluegrass Dukes (of which he remains a member), Guy Clark, and Newgrass Revival founder Sam Bush, and his own live shows have steadily drawn rave reviews. USA Today praised his “brilliantly clever songs”; Entertainment Tonight raved about his “powerful songwriting, passionate vocals and masterful picking”; Rolling Stone listed his 2003 CD, Theatre of the Unheard, in their list of Critics’ Top Albums and compared him to Clark and Springsteen “at their best.” Performing Songwriter went all the way, dubbing him “the best of the best.”

Thu, Nov 17 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · cello · experimental · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

sarahblanton Sarah Clanton
w/ Pretend Sweethearts & Heather Mae
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Taking her background as a classically trained cellist and flipping the script a bit, Sarah brings an infectious energy rarely seen by typical singer-songwriters. Wielding a cello and a sultry voice, Clanton delivers Americana-tinged songs touching on pop, jazz, rock, and folk influences that draw comparisons to Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Frank Zappa and Lady Gaga.

Thu, Nov 17 · alternative · art rock · honky tonk · indie · orchestral · outlaw country · psychedelic · punk · rock

murderbydeath Murder By Death
w/ Laura Stevenson
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

"They brawl like Johnny Cash's cellmates or dreamily swoon like Nick [Cave], stomping saloon floorboards in 4/4 time as grand strings fade into high noon." - SPIN Magazine

Fri, Nov 18 · americana · folk · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

dangermuffin2016 Dangermuffin
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach.

Sat, Nov 19 · country · folk · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

karlabonoff Karla Bonoff
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $35 VIP)

“Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today." - Billboard

Sat, Nov 19 · classical · instrumental · local · piano

conradtao Asheville Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue
Masterworks 3 with Conrad Tao, piano
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth)

The program includes Copland's Our Town and Billy the Kid, Diamond's Symphony No. 4 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Soloist Conrad Tao has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times. Daniel Meyer is conductor.

Sat, Nov 19 · funk · hip hop · improvisation · jam · jazz · progressive · rock

tauk TAUK
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

TAUK, based in Oyster Bay, New York, is an all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz, revealing refined musicality and unbridled creativity.

Sat, Nov 19 · alternative · bluegrass · harmony · indie · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

mipso2016 Mipso
w/ Look Homeward
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 standing adv / $25 seated adv / $18 standing DOS / $28 seated DOS)

While the instrumentation on the acclaimed Dark Holler Pop embraced North Carolina’s bluegrass heritage head-on, Old Time Reverie finds Mipso shifting their focus away from bluegrass, introducing new instruments and textures to create a distinctly different sound. Clawhammer banjo out of 1920s early country music meets atmospheric electric organ (played by Josh Oliver of The Everybodyfields) more native to 1970s pop. Add imaginative songwriting and a group cohesion gained from two years of near constant touring, and the resulting sound is powerfully rhythmic, lyrically sharp, and woven with beautiful four-part harmonies.

Sat, Nov 19 · alternative · harmony · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

rainbowkittensurprise Rainbow Kitten Surprise
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their unique sound will keep you humming their tunes all day long. The Alternative / Indie Pop band is influenced by Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon.

Sun, Nov 20 · alternative · blues · country · funk · hip hop · jam · pop · progressive · psychedelic · reggae · rock · roots · southern rock

bluestraveler Blues Traveler
w/ Ripe
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical directions evident on their upcoming record Blow Up The Moon. A clever collaboration between various artists, Blow Up The Moon sees Blues Traveler keep an open-minded perspective on making music and enlists an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the band’s remarkable 25+ year career, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop.

Sun, Nov 20 · acoustic · classical · guitar · local · vocal

panharmonianov2016 Asheville Baroque Concerts presents La bella più bella
Vocal and instrumental music from early seventeenth-century Italy
3:00pm at Oakley United Methodist Church
($15 adv / $20 DOS + 7% NC tax)

The direction of vocal music was changed forever by the innovation of monody, a dramatic style that highlights melody over accompaniment, soon giving rise to the art form of opera. Radiant soprano Molly Quinn will breathe life into exquisite songs, laments and cantatas from this genre, accompanied by Cincinnati-based Annalisa Pappano on lirone, an ethereal sounding 14-stringed bowed instrument created to accompany singers in this “new” style. The lush, unique timbre of the ensemble is complemented by David Walker of Chicago on theorbo and Baroque guitar (pictured), and ABCs’ Gail Ann Schroeder on viola da gamba. The program will feature works by Luigi Rossi, Virgilio Mazzochi, Girolamo Frescobaldi and Giovanni Battista Buonamente.

Sun, Nov 20 · alternative · funk · fusion · indie · jazz · local · percussion · progressive · rock · soul · world

jonathanscales Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
w/ The Funky Knuckles
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales is likely the most innovative steel drummer on the planet. Driftwood Magazine made a similar observation, when it wrote that “Scales is to steel pans what Béla Fleck is to the banjo - an über innovator.” Pan On The Net, a blog dedicated to the global steel drum community, echoes the sentiment in its description of the modest Asheville-based composer as having “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity.” His band includes Robert “Sput” Searight of Snarky Puppy, MonoNeon of Prince, and Weedie Braimah of The Nth Power.

Sun, Nov 20 · art rock · avant garde · garage · indie · pop · psychedelic · punk · r&b · retro · roots

kingkhan The King Khan & BBQ Show
w/ Paint Fumes & Cadavernous
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($14 adv / $17 DOS)

This is rock'n'roll. This is punk. This is early r&b. This is psych. This is doo-wop. This is garage. It's all this and more, without trying to be anything.

Mon, Nov 21 · alternative · retro · rock · tribute

Peter_Hook Peter Hook & The Light
A "Joy Division" Celebration
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $21 adv / $24 DOS)

Peter Hook, legendary bassist of both Joy Division and later New Order, perform Joy Division's “Substance” live and in full with his band The Light.

Tue, Nov 22 · blues · jazz · pop · r&b · retro · soul · vocal

andraday Andra Day
w/ Chloe x Halle
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $29 adv / $32 DOS)

Retro-soul singer and songwriter Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she performed in church and enrolled at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. After she graduated from the school, she leaned toward contemporary R&B and pop, but was eventually drawn back to the classic jazz and soul vocalists she heard as a youngster. A major break came when a performance of hers was caught by Kai Millard Morris, who subsequently took some of Day’s music to husband Stevie Wonder, who in turn connected Day with music industry veteran Adrian Gurvitz. Aligned with Gurvitz and Jeffrey Evans’ Buskin label, Day built up a YouTube following and eventually signed with Warner Bros.

Wed, Nov 23 · alternative · blues · indie · punk · retro · rock · roots

dirtybadgers The Dirty Badgers
w/ Hard Rocket & AVL Burnout
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle

There will always be a sweet spot for music where Blues and Punk hit. Legitimate idea of what happens when hard mountain blues meets old school CBGBs New York punk. Here’s the Dirty Badgers. Think “New York Dolls.” Think “White Stripes.” Think Pussy Galore’s version of “Rocks Off.” The idea that a gang can stand up and play something real – that’s still real.

Fri, Nov 25 · folk · holiday · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

davidwilcox David Wilcox’s Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Concert
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Always providing a cavalcade of great tunes, David personally invites some close friends and well respected songwriters to join him on stage as part of his Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Concert. You never know who might show up, as these special guests are typically unannounced.

Fri, Nov 25 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · classical · country · folk · guitar · jazz · roots

krugerbrothers2016 The Kruger Brothers – Night 1
8:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($25 adv / $28 DOS)

Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music.

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Buddy System
at the Monday Night Contra Dance
Mon, Oct 24

The Zuzu Welsh Band
Wed, Oct 26

Patrick Sweany
w/ The DuPont Brothers
Thu, Oct 27

American Aquarium
w/ Radio Birds
Fri, Oct 28

Zydeco Ya Ya
3-6pm Benefit for One Youth at a Time
Sat, Oct 29

w/ The Cerny Brothers
Sat, Oct 29

Unknown Hinson
Halloween Show
Mon, Oct 31

Trevor Hall
w/ Dustin Thomas
Wed, Nov 2

Tab Benoit
w/ Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Thu, Nov 3

Ashley Heath and Her Heathens
w/ The Paper Crowns
Fri, Nov 4

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My Morning Jacket
Thu, Oct 27

Loreena McKennitt
Sat, Oct 29

Sat, Nov 5

Bob Dylan
Sat, Nov 12

Asheville Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue
Masterworks 3 with Conrad Tao, piano
Sat, Nov 19

28th Annual Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam
Sat, Dec 10
Pre-sale starts at noon Monday, Oct 24; regular tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov 1

NYE Get Down w/ G Jones, Papadosio & Freddy Todd
Sat, Dec 31

Asheville Symphony: Joyous New Year
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Sat, Dec 31

Blackberry Smoke
Fri, Feb 3
Tickets on sale Friday, Oct 21 at 10am

Arlo Guthrie
Fri, Feb 24

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Talking Dreads
Tue, Oct 25

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Wed, Oct 26

Old Dominion
2016 Meat & Candy Tour w/ Steve Moakler
Thu, Oct 27

w/ Eliot Lipp
Fri, Oct 28

Danny Brown
w/ Maxo Kream & Zelooperz
Sun, Oct 30

The Motet
Mon, Oct 31

Tue, Nov 1

El Ten Eleven
Wed, Nov 2

Liquid Stranger
Weird & Wonderful Tour w/ Bleep Bloop, Perkulat0r & Shlump
Thu, Nov 3

Drive-By Truckers - Night 1
w/ Kyle Craft
Fri, Nov 4



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