September 2016


Tue, Sep 27 · acoustic · cajun · dance · folk · local · stringband · traditional

cafesho2016b Cafe Sho
7:00pm at Jack of the Wood
(Free, donations encouraged)

Asheville Cajun band Cafe Sho includes Barry Benjamin, Hannah Seng and McLean Bissell, sometimes with special guests Cailen Campbell on fiddle and Cary Fridley on bass. Cajun food will be available.

Tue, Sep 27 · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

wildchild Wild Child
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Made up of the core duo of Kelsey (violin and vocals) and Alexander (ukulele and vocals), together with a talented five-piece band, the Austin-based Wild Child has built a sprawling grassroots following on the strength of two charming albums, as well as high-spirited live shows that feel like self-contained joy benders.

Tue, Sep 27 · art rock · dance · pop · singer-songwriter

stlucia St. Lucia
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

High-energy, artful pop that tugs at the heartstrings as it pulls you onto the dance floor.


Wed, Sep 28 · acoustic · comedy · folk · guitar · humor · roots · singer-songwriter

donwhite Don White
w/ Josh Harty
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Don White is a storyteller­ comedian ­author ­troubadour ­folk singer­ songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.” Opener Josh Harty is a midwest singer­-songwriter with a keen eye, observant lyrics and a fine, driving guitar­ style that pulses with feeling and fire.

Wed, Sep 28 · acoustic · bluegrass · blues · guitar · instrumental · local

ericcongdon Eric Congdon
w/ Dave Desmelik
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Guitarist Eric Congdon has a low-key virtuosity. His finger-picking guitar style radiates both skill and charm, and his instrumental material incorporates everything from blues to bluegrass. Whether playing solo or with a small ensemble, Congdon's forceful yet delicate style doesn't flaunt as much as it insinuates. Asheville-based Congdon has been playing for 30 years, and he fell in love with the fingerpicking style early on.

Wed, Sep 28 · alternative · metal · rock

skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch
w/ Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker & All Hell
9:00pm at The Mothlight

Since signing with Prosthetic seven years ago, a new SKELETONWITCH album has materialized like clockwork every other October. First, there was the group's sophomore breakthrough, "Beyond The Permafrost." Produced by late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot and featuring iconic artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), the album – and subsequent tours with the likes of Danzig, Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth – told the world what the rest of Ohio already knew: that SKELETONWITCH was a metal force to be reckoned with.

Wed, Sep 28 · alternative · dub · pop · progressive · r&b · reggae · rock · roots · soul

newkingston New Kingston
w/ Sensamotion
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $13 DOS)

New Kingston formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, when brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) began covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The three brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves New Kingston to appropriately reflect a combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. The musical styles of both places informed their sound and songwriting. As second generation Jamaican-Americans, they are able to just as easily hold their own with the traditional reggae scene.

Wed, Sep 28 · alternative · country · indie · outlaw country · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

wheelerwalkerjr Wheeler Walker Jr
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Wheeler’s debut album is already being called “the filthiest country album in history”. But to merely label it as that would be a crime. It’s one of the finest country albums ever put to wax (or files, or whatever). Eleven songs of the most ass-kicking, moving and heartfelt real country you’ll ever hear.

Wed, Sep 28 · alternative · hard rock · hardcore · indie · punk · rock

thehurtensemble Hurt Ensemble
w/ Kno, Tongues of Fire & Southron Rancor
9:00pm at The Odditorium

Hurt Ensemble is a hardcore / post-rock / post-punk band from Providence, RI.


Thu, Sep 29 · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

onelegup3 One Leg Up
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions.

Thu, Sep 29 · alternative · bluegrass · improvisation · indie · jam · progressive · roots · stringband

greenskybluegrass2016 Greensky Bluegrass
Outdoor Show w/ Larry Keel Experience
7:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $55 VIP)

The five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.

Thu, Sep 29 · folk · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

steveforbert Steve Forbert
7:30pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $30 VIP)

After years with local bands, Steve Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of recording deals and larger audiences. He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at infamous spots like New York City’s CBGB’s. At a time when rootsy rock was fading, Forbert’s folk pop “Romeo’s Tune” hit #11 on the charts and brought him into the international spotlight.

Thu, Sep 29 · alternative · americana · blues · folk · indie · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

thefelicebrothers The Felice Brothers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Among the folk and blues touchstones, the band takes a certain inspiration from Neil Young and the Meat Puppets, too.

Thu, Sep 29 · alternative · blues · country · honky tonk · indie · local · outlaw country · rock · roots · soul

whiteoaksplits White Oak Splits
w/ Jackson Harem & The Turn Leaves
9:00pm at The Odditorium

A night of Rock & Country with The Splits aka White Oak Splits, from Madison County, joined by Asheville's own Jackson Harem (Blues/Soul influenced Rock) and The Turn Leaves (Alt Country)

Thu, Sep 29 · gospel · harmony · spiritual · vocal

violinaires Danny Walker & The Fantastic Violinaires
10:00pm at The Double Crown

The year was 1952. The city was Detroit, Michigan. Isaiah “Lil Shoot” Jones, Wilson DeShields and Leo Coney decided to form a gospel quartet group. They would come to be known as The Violinaires. From this humble beginning the world was introduced to the greatest gospel group to sing God’s praises. Know for their high falsetto background and lead singers, the group would make an indubitable mark on gospel music.


Fri, Sep 30 · acoustic · alternative · americana · country · guitar · humor · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

3womenandthetruth Three Women & The Truth
featuring Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson & Gretchen Peters
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $35 VIP)

Three women, three guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Three Women and The Truth is a trio of accomplished, richly talented, multiple award winning female songwriters whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities. Writing from their own experience, these songwriters are skilled in balancing personal tales with classic underpinnings, which hint at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless.

Fri, Sep 30 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · festival · folk · indie · jam · local · progressive · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

daniellehowle2016 Asheville Barnaroo – Day 1
4:00pm at Franny's Farm
(Fri: $15 / $40 camping - Sat: $20 / $45 camping - Weekend pass: $35 / $70 camping)

BARNAROO is a regional festival (camping optional) Sep 30-Oct 2 that celebrates the spirit of regional and local rock and roll. A portion of festival proceeds will also go to benefit Asheville Music School. Lineup FRIDAY: 5:30pm Pierce Edens ; 6:45pm Danielle Howle (pictured) ; 8pm Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats ; 8:45pm Travers Brothership and River Rats Super Jam ; 10:30pm Late night barn party!

Fri, Sep 30 · acoustic · americana · country · folk · guitar · harmony · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

nikkitalley2016b Nikki Talley
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

She sings her boots off, plays acoustic guitar as well as her mountain clawhammer banjo while hubby Jason Sharp plays leads on an ole '57 Gibson LG-2 & also plays bass and sings harmony.

Fri, Sep 30 · acoustic · bluegrass · country · fiddle · folk · harmony · old time · roots · traditional

highplainsjamboree High Plains Jamboree
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

“High Plains Jamboree brings to the stage everything that we love about folk and roots music: a beautiful tapestry of homespun lyrics, instrumentation, and high lonesome harmonies.” –Jenni Finlay, Eight 30 Records

Fri, Sep 30 · classic rock · guitar · jam · rock · southern rock · tribute

liveatthefillmore Live At The Fillmore
The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

LIVE AT THE FILLMORE is the continuation of our devotion to performing the music of the original Allman Brothers Band as it was performed in those early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts.

Fri, Sep 30 · ambient · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

juliannabarwick Julianna Barwick
w/ Mary Lattimore - Presented by The Mothlight
9:00pm at Forsythia Hall

"Lacking definable lyrics, Julianna's songs create their own themes sonically and leave nameless emotional impressions. Julianna’s talents as a vocalist push most of the musical strength in the album, her choice of melodic vocal overdubs with vocal percussion is fascinating and dizzying. Some sounds become as indecipherable as the human voice. Comparable to Björk's Medulla approach to end instrumentation, most of the tracks are all vocal based." - Time Out New York

Opener Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Philadelphia. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects.

Fri, Sep 30 · acoustic · alternative · bluegrass · folk · jam · pop

hotbutteredrum Hot Buttered Rum
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California's own acoustic music.

Fri, Sep 30 · americana · bluegrass · blues · classic rock · country · jam · jazz · rock · roots

theflatlandtourists The Flatland Tourists
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Based in Waxhaw, NC, The Flatland Tourists' music reflects a wide range of influences: country, blues, bluegrass, jam, early rock, even jazz elements. One common thread is evident through all their influences, though, and that’s the band’s connection to American roots music.

Fri, Sep 30 · alternative · americana · blues · country · folk · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · traditional

laurablackley_wildflowers Laura Blackley & The Wildflowers
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

A fixture of local music in WNC, Laura Blackley is also known for being a DJ and host on local radio treasure WNCW 88.7. Expect great songwriting with a country twang.

Fri, Sep 30 · art rock · classical · eclectic · electronic · grunge · indie · jazz · local · pop · rock · synth

tinfoilhat Tin Foil Hat
w/ Lake Lawn, Band & the Beat & The Volt Per Octaves
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, Oct 1 · alternative · art rock · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

angelolsen Angel Olsen
w/ Rodrigo Amarante
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Angel Olsen's disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center than before in her new work, and the overall production is lighter. Yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain, so anyone who might attempt to pigeonhole Olsen as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality is going to be wrong whichever way they choose - Olsen continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace.

Sat, Oct 1 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · festival · folk · indie · jam · local · progressive · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

yarn2 Asheville Barnaroo – Day 2
11:00am at Franny's Farm
(Fri: $15 / $40 camping - Sat: $20 / $45 camping - Weekend pass: $35 / $70 camping)

BARNAROO is a regional festival (camping optional) Sep 30-Oct 2 that celebrates the spirit of regional and local rock and roll. A portion of festival proceeds will also go to benefit Asheville Music School. Lineup SATURDAY includes Shivering Timbers * This Mountain * Taylor Martin * Goldie and the Screamers * Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats * Porch 40 * Roots of a Rebellion * Asheville Music School Rock Band * Shake it Like A Caveman * Folk Soul Revival & YARN (pictured)

Sat, Oct 1 · alternative · country · festival · honky tonk · indie · local · outlaw country · punk · rock · rockabilly · roots

littlelesley 8th Annual Hellbilly Hootenanny!
Music Festival and Pre-'73 Hot-Rod & Bike Show
12:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($20 / kids under 13 free)

Music lineup includes Antiseen, Crank County Daredevils, Hillbilly Casino, Reno Divorce, The Straight 8s, Dead Dick Hammer, Little Leslie And The Bloodshots (pictured), The Go Devils and The Barnyard Stompers. Bring your camp chair!

Sat, Oct 1 · benefit · country · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal

nealmccoy Neal McCoy
Benefit for Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Neal McCoy has released ten studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It”.

Sat, Oct 1 · alternative · eclectic · folk · hip hop · pop · rock · roots

judahandthelion Judah & The Lion
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($16 adv / $18 DOS / $30 Early Entry Package / $45 Meet & Greet)

From the earthy stomp of roots music to the bold bounce of hip-hop, ‘Folk Hop N Roll’ casts a wide net, proof that Judah & the Lion — who are now four releases into their career — have developed quite the roar. It’s a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot.

Sat, Oct 1 · alternative · appalachian · bluegrass · country · funk · indie · jam · local · rock · roots · southern rock · swing

bigdaddylove2016 Big Daddy Love
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Big Daddy Love's ‘Appalachian Rock’—a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass—has landed this Western NC quintet on the radars of music lovers all over North America and beyond. Like a typical Southern rock line-up, the interplay between the lead instruments—Stratocaster riffs and soaring Allman-esque slide guitar on the one hand, and electric and acoustic 5-string Scruggs / Fleck style banjo picking on the other—leads the charge. Supported by a rhythm section that is equally at home in a groove or driving the bus with country, swing, funk or straight ahead rock.

Sat, Oct 1 · alternative · blues · fusion · hard rock · indie · jazz · local · progressive · rock · vocal

mandara2016b Mandara
w/ The Coeds
9:00pm at The Odditorium

Mandara is a progressive / indie rock band based out of Asheville, including Amanda Mandara Sky (lead singer-songwriter and founder), Joe Campbell (drums), Spencer Cranfill (guitar) and Chris Brittian (bass). Their music is a blend of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz, and Blues.

Sat, Oct 1 · alternative · funk · indie · jazz · reggae · rock

thereality The Reality
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Known for their unique blend of funk, jazz, reggae and rock, the collective trio from Tampa always dares to push the limits and break new boundaries. Fans compare us to the classics such as Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix, mixed with modern sounds such as Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and John Mayer, IF you can wrap your mind around that one.


Sun, Oct 2 · art rock · emo · hardcore · metal · pop · progressive · psychedelic · punk · rock

coheedandcambria Coheed and Cambria
w/ Saves The Day & Polyphia
7:00pm at The Orange Peel
(All Ages, $30 / $45 Gold Package)

Although originally forming as a rock trio in 1995, New York’s Coheed and Cambria officially took root in 2001, shedding their former name of Shabutie and embracing a fusion of progressive rock, emocore, and highly conceptual album themes. The band's latest album, The Color Before the Sun, is the band's first album not connected to The Amory Wars storyline, exploring a more pop punk, stripped down approach.

Sun, Oct 2 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

jessicaleamayfield2016 Jessica Lea Mayfield
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Jessica Lea Mayfield has gained widespread acclaim for singing delicate confessions about love, heartbreak, and contradictory emotions in a way that captivates listeners and enchants critics. Whether she was heartbroken, or breaking hearts, Mayfield's acoustic strumming and laid back demeanor have remained consistent since her earliest recordings.


Mon, Oct 3 · alternative · dance · disco · electronic · indie · pop · soul · techno

juniorboys Junior Boys
w/ Egyptrixx & Borys
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Fusing disco and soul with industrial pop and techno is what makes the band's newest work so distinctive and compelling. It's the sound of Junior Boys both cutting loose and reconnecting.

Mon, Oct 3 · alternative · avant garde · experimental · indie · singer-songwriter

iskadhaaf Iska Dhaaf
10:00pm at SOL Bar - New Mountain AVL
(21+, Free)

In 2011 Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes left their Seattle-based projects behind and began collaboration on Iska Dhaaf (taken from Somali, translated roughly to “let it go”). Inspired by Sufi poetry, limitation, and an obsessive preoccupation with writing, they have fused their seemingly disparate musical and personal backgrounds into something searching and honest. Their songs, with heavy rhythms and cutting melodic hooks, are at once infectious and sweetly disarming.


Tue, Oct 4 · metal · rock

anthrax Anthrax
w/ Death Angel & Avatar
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(16+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

Anthrax is a thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene during the 1980s. Of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands (the others being Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer).

Tue, Oct 4 · alternative · indie · pop · rock

nadasurf Nada Surf
w/ Amber Arcades
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Lo and behold, what would have been another really good Nada Surf album (their seventh since getting signed to a major in the go-go '90s and scoring a worldwide alterna-hit with "Popular") became what could well be the most representative collection of the group's two-decade career, all while pushing towards whatever comes next. While the band has always had a surplus of horsepower for velocity rockers and an astounding level of confidence live, they've been gaining the discipline and finesses to change gears, more so with each release.

Tue, Oct 4 · improvisation · instrumental · jazz · percussion

gunwale Gunwale
(Rempis, Wildeman, Packard)
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 / $5 students)

Gunwale matches veteran Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis (Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Engines, Ballister, Vandermark Five) up with two of the up-and-coming stars from the next generation of Chicago improvisers. Ryan Packard is known mostly for his extensive work as a composer and percussionist within the thriving contemporary classical scene in Chicago, while bassist Albert Wildeman has achieved fame for his meteoric rise from novice instrumentalist to one of the busiest players in town after relocating to Chicago from the Netherlands in 2011 to immerse himself in the city’s broad-shouldered music world.


Wed, Oct 5 · blues · guitar · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

twrobadours David Ryan Harris & Gabe Dixon
Twobadours on the Run Tour
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

DAVID RYAN HARRIS (left) is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album, Lightyears, in the fall of 2015. Elmore Magazine calls it a look at “Harris doing what he does best… performing alone with his guitar, singing beautiful and all-too-real lyrics.” GABE DIXON released his sophomore solo album, Turns To Gold, on April 8. Paste Magazine calls it “heart-wrenchingly honest,” and No Depression says it’s “simply an exceptional album” with “all the makings of a big breakthrough.”

Wed, Oct 5 · honky tonk · indie · psychedelic · punk · retro · rock · roots · surf

thegrowlers The Growlers
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

The Growlers took the phrase “Beach Goth” as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

Wed, Oct 5 · alternative · rap · singer-songwriter · vocal

rittz Rittz
w/ Jarren Benton
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $18 adv / $23 DOS)

Atlanta-based Rittz says he’s “just a normal guy who raps” - a contradiction if there ever was one - but he makes you believe, with the humility of the everyman and the talent of a superstar.


Thu, Oct 6 · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock

moe Moe.
6:30pm at New Mountain AVL
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. Their music is clever, melodic, refined; their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing and epic. There's a reason that Rolling Stone magazine placed Chuck and Al among the top twenty new "guitar gods," why the pair were featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar; why Jim and Vinnie have been featured in Drum! magazine; why Rob in Bass Player and State of Mind magazines - all in the same year - because they're that good!

Thu, Oct 6 · alternative · metal · rock

augustburnsred August Burns Red
w/ Erra, Silent Planet, & Make Them Suffer
7:00pm at The Orange Peel
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Since their formation in 2003, the local upstart from Lancaster, PA has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.

Thu, Oct 6 · americana · country · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · traditional · vocal

amandaanneplatt Amanda Anne Platt
w/ Rebecca Pronsky
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Amanda Anne Platt has been described as "easily one of the best songwriters coming out of Western North Carolina these days" (Martin Anderson, WNCW), with a voice that "sings like Carolina farmlands after a rainstorm" (Harvey Robinson, Monkeywhale Productions). She is the songwriter and lead singer for the Asheville-based band The Honeycutters.

Thu, Oct 6 · americana · brass · funk · gospel · r&b · rock · roots · soul · vocal

sistersparrow Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

"They may be from Brooklyn, but the fiery brass- and gospel-infused funk emanating from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is rooted in Memphis soul," writes the LA Times. "Their rhythmic wheelhouse combines big-city grit and down-home sweetness with a little bit of Americana twang."

Thu, Oct 6 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · classic rock · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · synth

andthekids2016 And The Kids
w/ Palm
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

And The Kids channel existential crises into pop euphoria. With this sleight of hand, the quartet manages to conjure chunky indie rock, blissful new wave, chamber folk, jarring avant-garde, and brawny classic rock. Guitarist and vocalist Hannah Mohan swoops heavenly for high tones, digs deep for swaggering rock n’ roll low tones, and manages to mash up sweet sass with new wave bliss for a vocal feel that masks sage wisdom beneath sweet innocence. In addition to Mohan, And The Kids is Rebecca Lasaponaro on drums, Megan Miller on synthesizers and percussion, and bassist Taliana Katz.

Thu, Oct 6 · alternative · eclectic · fusion · humor · indie · jazz · percussion · pop · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

mike-dillon Mike Dillon Band
Official Moe. Afterparty
11:00pm at Ridge Room at New Mountain AVL
(21+, Free)

Official Moe. Afterparty! How many artists can claim being praised a "punk rock provocateur," "jazz vibraphone visionary" and "percussion virtuoso" in the same sentence? Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon’s trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy.


Fri, Oct 7 · blues · indie · local · pop · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · soul

Blitzen-Trapper RiverLink RiverMusic
5:30pm at Carrier Park

An Evening of Blues and Rock! 5:30: Get Right Band (Asheville funk/rock/reggae band) * 6:45: The Broadcast (Asheville rock/blues band with powerhouse lead singer) * 8pm: Blitzen Trapper (pictured, laid back Portland-based indie rock band)

Fri, Oct 7 · bluegrass · blues · celtic · folk · indie · pop · roots

elephantrevival Elephant Revival
w/ Ben Sollee
5:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($18 adv / $23 DOS)

A haunting sound, at once evocative and mysterious, ushers in Petals, the latest album by Elephant Revival. Notes rise and suffuse the silence; are joined by a deep bass drone, a quiet pulse of cello and a percussive tick: daybreak made music. Outdoor show - rain or shine.

Fri, Oct 7 · benefit · classic rock · local · pop · psychedelic · rock · tribute

imaginelennon150 Imagine Lennon
6:00pm at Highland Brewing

Imagine Lennon is a benefit for the Aurora Studio & Gallery featuring: The Alarm Clock Conspiracy, The Dirty Badgers, Cyndi Lou & the Want To (pictured). Special guests include: Dorsey Parker, Ian Harrod, Carpal Tuller, Forrest Smith, Bill Kopp, & many more!

Fri, Oct 7 · alternative · americana · electronic · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · roots

darlingside2016 Darlingside
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $32 / Student $27 / Child $20)

Darlingside’s boon on the Americana scene is the result of locomotive folk-pop fusions so richly executed it’s hard to tell if there’s one voice or twelve in the mix. Masterfully blending electronic sounds into traditional acoustic textures, this tour de force of a band offers a sound that defies standard genre classification – a sonic gem to be envied and witnessed.

Fri, Oct 7 · alternative · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

carlbroemel Carl Broemel
of My Morning Jacket w/ Daniel Martin Moore
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle

As a member of My Morning Jacket, Broemel helped establish the band as one of the best currently in the game. During downtime between album and tour cycles, Broemel booked studio sessions in Nashville and, over a four year span of these tiny windows, recorded the sprawling collection of songs that form his newest work.

Fri, Oct 7 · country · dance · honky tonk · local · vocal

heartsgonesouth Hearts Gone South
w/ Jackomo and Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Hearts Gone South plays true, solid original country and honky tonk. Born out of an unfortunate tale of love gone wrong and ending in a stack of classic country-style hits. Hailing out of Asheville, the band is led by Tricia Tripp, with a cast and crew of all star country players cranking out tear soaked ballads, heartfelt dance tunes and straight up solid country gold. Two step dance instruction with Deborah Swanson shortly after doors open at 8:30pm.

Fri, Oct 7 · cajun · dance · local · new orleans · progressive · traditional · zydeco

bayoudiesel2016 Bayou Diesel
9:30pm at Upcountry Brewing

Bayou Diesel, based in Asheville, is a cajun-zydeco Mardi Gras band performing traditional and ‘progressive’ high energy Louisiana style dance music since 2002.

Sat, Oct 8 · blues · jazz · pop · soul · vocal

nnennafreelon Nnenna Freelon
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $40 / Student $35 / Child $20)

Winner of both the Billie Holiday Award from the Acadamie du Jazz and the Eubie Blake Award from the Cultural Crossroads Center in New York City, Nnenna Freelon employs her iconic smooth tones and creativity to delight audiences with hit originals and beloved standards that recall the heydays of jazz legends. No stranger to the limelight, the six-time Grammy nominee graces the stage with a versatile and enthusiastic style, making her a captivating and compelling performer.

Sat, Oct 8 · alternative · americana · appalachian · folk · indie · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

riverwhyless2016 River Whyless
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $13 adv / $15 DOS)

"This band is an amalgamation of folk and pop and beyond. Brilliant harmonies and words. An abundance of talent from this Asheville band." ~ Bob Boilen

Sat, Oct 8 · alternative · indie · jam · local · rock · roots

everymanjones Everyman Jones and the Stick People
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10)

Asheville's indie music scene in the early to mid 90's included bars like the Alternative Pub, Be Here Now and 31 Patton. Everyman Jones and the Stickpeople emerged on the scene in late 1994 and quickly established themselves as a cult favorite. With eclectic influences ranging from Counting Crows to Widespread Panic and Jane's Addiction to Uncle Tupelo, this group from Mars Hill College was much more than just a good party band, they were an sonic experience that could rarely be described to the uninitiated. Today, the members are spread out across the country but come together once a year for reunion and recharging and occasionally making an local appearance for the lucky few.

Sat, Oct 8 · hard rock · indie · psychedelic · rock

thestir The Stir
w/ Mellowfield, Kingdoms & Classes & Tongues of Fire
9:00pm at Boiler Room
(18+, $7)

The Stir is a psychedelic hard rock band from Atlanta.

Sun, Oct 9 · americana · appalachian · blues · country · local · singer-songwriter · soul · traditional

gritsandsoul Grits & Soul
2:00pm at Sierra Nevada Brewery

At the heart of Grits & Soul are song-crafters Anna Kline and John Looney. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, they take the influences of mountain bluegrass and classic country and fuse it with Mississippi soul and blues, for a distinctly Americana Soulgrass sound.

Sun, Oct 9 · alternative · americana · fiddle · folk · indie · pop · roots · singer-songwriter

mikeandruthie The Mike + Ruthy Band
5:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Americana stand-outs Mike + Ruthy have assembled a new band and, as was the case with their last one, The Mammals, fans and critics alike are showing a lot of love. Their debut album, Bright as You Can, was released in June 2015 and top critics had this to say: "One of the year's standout Americana albums" (Boston Globe), "In the vanguard of today's vibrant folk revival"(PopMatters), "honoring the great musical traditions of the past while at the same time welcoming, with open arms, the future of what music can be” (Folk Alley), and much, much more.

Sun, Oct 9 · acoustic · folk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

janekramer2016 Jane Kramer
w/ Anya Hinkle
5:30pm at Wedge Brewery

"Jane Kramer makes gorgeous music. With sensual magnetism in her voice, honesty in her lyrics and elegance in her melodies, her songs cast a wonderful spell. Give 'Carnival of Hopes' a listen, you will be taken on a lovely ride deep in the mystical world on an artist on the rise." - Mary Gauthier, American songwriter and performer

Sun, Oct 9 · alternative · country · indie · jam · pop · rock · soul

lucero Lucero
w/ Cory Branan
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

"You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of '98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation ... I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone. Eventually we got out of town, and playing 250 shows year not only made us tight as a band but as a family as well. We are still one of the few bands out there with the original line up from almost the beginning, and it shows."

Mon, Oct 10 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · experimental · improvisation · indie · rock

sigurros Sigur Rós
8:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós will be performing without the string and brass sections that have been characteristic of recent performances, opting instead to focus on the core unit of the band itself.

Tue, Oct 11 · dance · eclectic · electronic

whatsonot What So Not
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 DOS)

Hailing from the sandstone bedrock that is Sydney, ‘WHAT SO NOT’ set their sights on the world in 2013. One part electronica breakthrough ‘Flume’, one part Aussie all star ‘Emoh Instead’, this young duo caused quite a stir in the year gone. Transcending genre & BPM, their highly intense live shows & sound had them Dubbed ‘Voice of the ADD generation’.

Wed, Oct 12 · alternative · electronic · indie · piano · pop · singer-songwriter · synth · vocal

ohwonder Oh Wonder
w/ Kevin Garrett
8:30pm at The Orange Peel
($18 adv / $20 DOS)

Though they vary from piano-led ballads to whip-sharp electronica, what unites all of Oh Wonder’s songs is their extraordinary sense of humanity.

Wed, Oct 12 · alternative · eclectic · electronic · funk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock

of-Montreal of Montreal
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The band's 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up '60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA's Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl.

Thu, Oct 13 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock

deltarae Delta Rae
w/ Sean McConnell
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

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

Thu, Oct 13 · classic rock · country · eclectic · hip hop · outlaw country · rap · rock

yelawolf Yelawolf
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(16+, $24 adv / $26 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)

“I’m not reinventing the wheel. It’s nothing Kid Rock hasn’t done. But what is new is my deep appreciation for lyricism in hip hop, [my desire] to be a great lyricist. And a deep appreciation for outlaw country, for raw classic rock. I started to learn how to blend concepts together.”

Fri, Oct 14 · acoustic · classical · instrumental · local

harpflute Harp and Flute House Concert
Private House Concert at Downtown Asheville Loft featuring Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp • Kate Steinbeck, flute
5:30pm at Undisclosed Location
($30 plus tax, includes wine and light food)

Iconic North Carolina harpist, Jacquelyn Bartlett, joins flutist Kate Steinbeck in performances throughout the region in October. They will be playing music of Romantic French composer Gabriel Fauré, Americans Lowell Liebermann and Alan Hovhaness as well as Brazilian master Osvaldo LaCerda and Polish original Witold Lutoslawski. Enjoy this special and intimate experience in a historic downtown Asheville loft. Wine and light snacks will be served. Seating is limited to 30. Address will be emailed after ticket purchase.

Fri, Oct 14 · acoustic · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

erickbaker Erick Baker
w/ The Tall Pines
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $30 VIP)

Knoxville-based Erick Baker "perform[s] with absolute sincerity and enthusiasm - a smoke and whiskey tenor with plenty of range and emotion." - Mountain XPress

Fri, Oct 14 · blues · eclectic · electronic · funk · hip hop · soul

manicfocus2016 Manic Focus
w/ Marvel Years, Live Animals, illanthropy., Soul Candy & Tenorless
8:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own.

Fri, Oct 14 · alternative · country · outlaw country · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

shooterjennings Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws
w/ Brody Hunt and The Handfulls
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on a tour bus. Born Waylon Albright Jennings, Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had already begun taking piano lessons, only to break them off and follow his own path to an understanding of the instrument.

Fri, Oct 14 · acoustic · african · indie · jam · latin · native american · percussion · rock · roots · world

rustedroot Rusted Root
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Pittsburgh-based Rusted Root is known for fusing acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences.

Fri, Oct 14 · alternative · art rock · eclectic · electronic · funk · humor · indie · jazz · pop · punk · rock · ska · surf

tsushi TsuShiMaMiRe
w/ We are the Asteroid
9:00pm at Ridge Room at New Mountain AVL
($7 adv)

TsuShiMaMiRe is a Japanese Alternative Girls Rock Trio founded in 1999. Their style is electric punk rock, free jazz, ska, surf and funk, mixing noisy and pop instrumental sounds with idiosyncratic, quirky, often funny or disturbing lyrics. They've never had a member change for 17 years, so their groove is super tight and emotional.

Fri, Oct 14 · alternative · country · folk · indie · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter

hissgoldenmessenger Hiss Golden Messenger
w/ The Dead Tongues
9:30pm at The Mothlight

Hiss Golden Messenger has occupied a strange place in the folk/country scene for some time. The group’s spare arrangements and fragile melodies recall anti-folk stalwarts, but M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch have always had a fondness for arrangements that allow the group’s songs to flourish. Their take on these traditions has always been rich and devoted without falling into slavish obsession with tradition. Taylor and Hirsch are still fully aware that they’re musicians in the 21st century, as evidenced by the tinges of rock and R&B that bleed into the group’s songs. - Pop Matters

Sat, Oct 15 · alternative · americana · country · singer-songwriter · vocal

andersoneast Anderson East
w/ Los Colognes
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Anderson East learned to sing and play guitar at 11 years old. He is the grandson of a southern Baptist preacher, while his mother played piano in the church. After spending much of his time touring and engineering records, he was discovered by Dave Cobb at Nashville's Bluebird Café.

Sat, Oct 15 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

telenovella Tele Novella
8:00pm at Ridge Room at New Mountain AVL

Tele Novella is an inspired macabre-pop band out of Austin, TX. They are dreamy, they are spooky, and they write real fucking songs. While one may detect the influence of the nocturnal jungles of Os Mutantesor the lapelled, knee-socked smarts of Belle and Sebastian, they have cobbled together a special kind of mineral all their own worth making room on the Table of Elements for. Earnest, yet sinister; Vampy, but sentimental. The precise recipe that goes into this concoction cannot be revealed, but it is a delightful snow globe of warm, colorful darkness.

Sat, Oct 15 · activist · alternative · hardcore · progressive · punk · vocal

henryrollins Henry Rollins
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($25 adv / $27 DOS / $150 VIP)

Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.

Sat, Oct 15 · grunge · hard rock · local · metal · rock

blitch2016 Blitch
w/ Spearfinger & My Seven Mouths
9:00pm at The Odditorium

Blitch is an all-female hard rock / grunge / metal band from the Mountains of WNC.

Sun, Oct 16 · psychedelic · rock

chromepony Chrome Pony
w/ That's My Kid
7:00pm at SOL Bar - New Mountain AVL

Chrome Pony is a psychedelic rock 'n' roll band from Nashville, TN.

Sun, Oct 16 · blues · folk · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

overtherhine Over The Rhine
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($22 adv / $25 DOS / $30 VIP)

Over the Rhine is an Ohio-based folk rock band, the core of which is the husband-and-wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist.

Sun, Oct 16 · alternative · eclectic · pop · psychedelic · singer-songwriter · vocal

cassmccombs Cass McCombs Band
8:00pm at The Mothlight

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It's a career that has twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. Diverse, cryptic, vital and refreshingly rebellious — just when you think you have him pinned down, you find you're on the wrong track.

Sun, Oct 16 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

brettdennan Brett Dennen
w/ Lily and Madeleine
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 adv / $24 DOS)

"California iconoclast Brett Dennen is an anomaly in today’s musical landscape, carving out a niche for himself with his self-titled first album back in 2004 and proceeding to spin out funkily elegant strands of timeless pop that turn on heart, hooks and the total absence of irony. With his androgynous voice, romantic inclinations and gift for neoclassic songcraft, Dennen has built a devoted following while existing outside of any trend or movement —which is why cynics find him such a turn-off. But this dude apparently couldn’t care less —the shots he’s taken from the dark side seem to roll off him like water off a duck; Dennen is completely comfortable in his own skin and in his life-embracing vibe." - Paste Magazine

Tue, Oct 18 · experimental · guitar · improvisation · instrumental · jazz · rock

waynekrantz Wayne Krantz 2X [Salvation]
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Since the late ’80s Wayne Krantz has been revered as one of the world’s great guitarists, working alongside such rock legends as Steely Dan (both as a bandmember and later on solo projects by Donald Fagen), jazz saxophonists Michael Brecker, Chris Potter and David Binney, composer Carla Bley and drum icon Billy Cobham. In addition to his influential studio albums as a leader, Krantz has released several recordings of his celebrated live trio performances, which have become major concert draws worldwide for fans of powerfully adventurous improvised music.

Tue, Oct 18 · african · alternative · classic rock · indie · percussion · pop · psychedelic · world

kongos Kongos
w/ The Joy Formidable
8:30pm at The Orange Peel
($20 adv / $22 DOS)

The brothers KONGOS — multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists — craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. Expect classic rock elements, African rhythms and Balkan beats.

Wed, Oct 19 · blues · dance · folk · gypsy · local · new orleans · pop · ragtime · roots · swing · world

sparrowandherwingmen2 Sparrow and her Wingmen
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

With a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, Sparrow & her Wingmen play gems from every era of early jazz, featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals & accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, Je Widenhouse on cornet, JP Furnas on Trombone, and Craig Sandberg on the upright bass. The Wingmen were formed by dancers Sparrow & Keith, with a goal of playing great dance music inspired by the folk roots of jazz, with an emphasis on improvisation, creative arrangements, and having a blast.

Wed, Oct 19 · classic rock · folk · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · tribute · vocal

joanosborne Joan Osborne
Sings Songs of Bob Dylan w/ Keith Cotton & Andrew Carillo
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

"... a rediscovery of familiar Dylan, re-mined for new riches ... hearing Osborne singing and dancing the Dylan greats was further testament to their versatility, beauty, and his genius" - HuffingtonPost.

Joan Osborne felt this would be a great chance to work out an idea she had of doing a "Songbook Series" of albums - the way Ella Fitzgerald did in recording the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others - but with the songs of more recent writers. Dylan was an obvious choice.

Wed, Oct 19 · dance · dub · electronic · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · pop

biggigantic Big Gigantic
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26 adv / $29 DOS)

The Colorado-based saxophonist/producer, Dominic Lalli and drummer, Jeremy Salken, are veterans of blending electronic dance music with their live instruments to create Big G’s truly unique sound, that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. Big Gigantic mixes musically mature melodies with addictive beats and samples, that are familiar to a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single, and crosses all styles of music from jazz to hip hop, funk to dubstep.

Wed, Oct 19 · alternative · funk · indie · r&b · retro · rock · soul

dianecoffee Diane Coffee
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Diane Coffee, fronted by Shaun Fleming (former Disney child actor and current drummer for Foxygen), channels the New York Dolls and T-Rex at their strutting-est and Meatloaf at his most theatrical, with shades of Motown-worthy soul.

Thu, Oct 20 · art rock · funk · fusion · indie · jazz · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · soul

esperanzaspalding Esperanza Spalding
presents: Emily’s D+Evolution
12:00am at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

“Ms. Spalding is still enamored of Wayne Shorter’ s harmonic depth and Stevie Wonder’ s melodic lift, but her frame of reference has broadened in salutary ways: ‘Funk Your Fear’ ha(s) the serpentine gnarl of a Funkadelic anthem, and ‘Noble Nobles’ brazenly evoke(s) Hejira-era Joni Mitchell.” – NY Times

Thu, Oct 20 · celtic · festival · irish · pop · punk · rock · roots · scottish · world

albannach CELTOBER
w/ Albannach & Screaming Orphans
7:00pm at The Grey Eagle

5th Annual Celtober! An evening with the best in Celtic Tribal / Rock / Pop: Scotland's own Albannach (pictured) and Ireland's favorite daughters The Screaming Orphans.

Thu, Oct 20 · dance · folk · gypsy · indie · klezmer · punk · rock · roots · world

bellasbartok Bella’s Bartok
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

This 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The boundless energy on stage not only compels you to dance, but has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who's counting?).

Fri, Oct 21 · alternative · eclectic · improvisation · indie · instrumental · jazz · piano · rock

marcobenevento Marco Benevento
w/ Eric Krasno Band
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he’s a satellite to the muse.

Fri, Oct 21 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · country · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

mandolinorange Mandolin Orange
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

This "Lyrical-Country-Grassy-Folk" band from Chapel Hill counts John Hartford, Gram Parsons, Iris Dement, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian & Dave, Cole Porter, Norman Blake, The Beatles, The Books, Tim O'Brien, My Morning Jacket, Vetiver, The Black Keys among their influences.

Fri, Oct 21 · folk · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

johnpaulwhite2016 John Paul White
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

John Paul White, formerly of the Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, is also a founder of Florence, AL based indie label Single Lock Records and Single Lock Records’ live music venue 116 E. Mobile with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and Will Trapp.

Fri, Oct 21 · local · metal · psychedelic · punk · rock

broadrivernightmare Broad River Nightmare
w/ Thundering Herd & Built On The Ruins
9:00pm at The Odditorium

Broad River Nightmare is a Metal / Stoner / Punk band from Asheville.

Sat, Oct 22 · eclectic · electronic · funk · jam · jazz · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock

perpetualgroove Perpetual Groove
6:45pm at New Mountain AVL
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Perpetual Groove, based in Athens, GA, has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original band touching upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. The band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade". The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.

Sat, Oct 22 · classical · instrumental · local

eeeeeekeyof In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double
Asheville Symphony's Frighteningly Diverse Halloween Celebration
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth)

October’s concert opens with two works perfect for Halloween. Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre is perfectly named — a waltz from beyond the grave! In another musical fright, Florent Schmitt created a wildly lush score to the biblical story of Salome’s insistence on the beheading of John the Baptist. An unsung opera, Schmitt’s piece teems with aural imagery that still shocks the ear today. The concert finishes with Brahms, as our own concertmaster Jason Posnock and Alistair MacRae join forces on the brilliant Double.

Sat, Oct 22 · country · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

joelasherjr2016 Joe Lasher Jr.
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

From Asheville to Nashville, Joe Lasher Jr. is known for high energy performances and original music reflecting his passion for Country, Southern Rock and '80s and '90s music.

Sat, Oct 22 · acoustic · americana · blues · guitar · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

Willie-Watson Willie Watson
w/ Aoife O'Donovan
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($20 adv / $22 DOS)

Willie Watson’s work with Old Crow Medicine Show is a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. Watson is now center-stage, armed with an acoustic guitar, banjo and the occasional mouth harp.

Sat, Oct 22 · dance · dj · electronic · guitar · indie · pop · rock · vocal

bobmoses Bob Moses
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($16 adv / $20 DOS / $50 VIP)

"Bob Moses is proof that underground dance music and pop-savvy songwriting don't have to be mutually exclusive." - Billboard “We were never happy just making music on guitars,” says Tom Howie of the organic-electronic sound of Bob Moses, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Canada duo he formed with partner Jimmy Vallance. “Our live show combines what a DJ does with a rock band,” Vallance adds. “Everything flows together in a continuous mix for the dancefloor, but it’s all our own original music, with live vocals and guitar. Then again, we came out of a scene that was trying to change what dance music is – that pushed beyond the expected sonic spectrum.”

Sat, Oct 22 · alternative · indie · rock

naturalchild Natural Child
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Let's get a few things about Nashville-based Natural Child out of the way: they're not retro, not the bastard sons of Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top, not barnstormers or foot stompers or country-fried bumpkins sharing their latest "stew." To some they are saviors, to others they're the soundtrack to countless substance-fueled nights. To themselves, they're a rock 'n' roll band, chugging along, in every sense of the word.

Sun, Oct 23 · americana · blues · country · dance · jazz · roots · western swing

asleepatthewheel Asleep at the Wheel
7:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($30 adv / $35 DOS)

The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s pegged The Wheel as “one of the best live acts in the business.” Taking a page from Bob Wills’ book, the band has constantly toured at a national level throughout its history; with anywhere from 7-15 of the finest players Ray Benson could talk into jumping in the bus to play a string of dates.

Sun, Oct 23 · alternative · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

bandofhorses Band Of Horses
The Shelters
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $37)

Seattle based indie rock Band of Horses includes local guitar/singer-songwriter hero Tyler Ramsey.

Sun, Oct 23 · alternative · humor · indie · punk · rock

babybaby Baby Baby
w/ Bel Heir
8:00pm at SOL Bar - New Mountain AVL
(21+, $5)

Searching to define Atlanta-based Baby Baby's music, the only description is “Fun Rock” – a mélange of Indie, English and Swedish Punk, Bayou Rock, Vaudeville and Carnival. If Tony Robbins put on a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of swimshorts, downed a bottle of bourbon, listened to nothing but Blink 182 and GG Allin for 24 hours and then decided to deliver a musical motivational speech, pick up your girlfriend and steal your cab, this is what it would sound like. On fire.

Sun, Oct 23 · alternative · ambient · avant garde · electronic · indie · psychedelic · soul · synth · trance

theorb2016 The Orb
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)

The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. Frontman Dr. Alex Paterson's formula was quite simple: he slowed down the rhythms of classic Chicago house and added synthwork and effects inspired by '70s ambient pioneers Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream. To make the whole a bit more listenable - as opposed to danceable - obscure vocal samples were looped, usually providing a theme for tracks which lacked singing.

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 · funk · r&b · soul · vocal

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

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 · bluegrass · blues · classic rock · eclectic · folk · pop · punk · rock

patricksweany Patrick Sweany
12:00am 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 · 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 · blues · dance · funk · new orleans · r&b · roots · soul

californiahoneydrops2016 California Honeydrops
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 · 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.

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.

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Tue, Sep 27 St. Lucia (18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

Fri, Sep 30 Live At The Fillmore The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band (18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Sat, Oct 1 Judah & The Lion ($16 adv / $18 DOS / $30 Early Entry Package / $45 Meet & Greet)

Sun, Oct 2 Coheed and Cambria w/ Saves The Day & Polyphia (All Ages, $30 / $45 Gold Package)

Tue, Oct 4 Anthrax w/ Death Angel & Avatar (16+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

Wed, Oct 5 The Growlers (18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

Thu, Oct 6 August Burns Red w/ Erra, Silent Planet, & Make Them Suffer ($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Sat, Oct 8 River Whyless (18+, $13 adv / $15 DOS)

Tue, Oct 11 What So Not (18+, $15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 DOS)

Wed, Oct 12 Oh Wonder w/ Kevin Garrett ($18 adv / $20 DOS)

Thu, Oct 13 Yelawolf (16+, $24 adv / $26 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)

Fri, Oct 14 Rusted Root w/ SIMO (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Sat, Oct 15 Henry Rollins ($25 adv / $27 DOS / $150 VIP) SOLD OUT

Tue, Oct 18 Kongos w/ The Joy Formidable ($20 adv / $22 DOS)

Wed, Oct 19 Big Gigantic (18+, $26 adv / $29 DOS)

Thu, Oct 20 Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution (18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Fri, Oct 21 Mandolin Orange (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Sat, Oct 22 Bob Moses ($16 adv / $20 DOS / $50 VIP)

Sun, Oct 23 Band Of Horses The Shelters (18+, $37) SOLD OUT

Tue, Oct 25 Talking Dreads (18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Wed, Oct 26 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)

Thu, Oct 27 Old Dominion 2016 Meat & Candy Tour w/ Steve Moakler ($22 adv / $25 DOS / $129 VIP)

Fri, Oct 28 Lettuce w/ Eliot Lipp (18+, $25 early bird / $30 adv / $35 DOS)

Sun, Oct 30 Danny Brown w/ Maxo Kream & Zelooperz ($25 adv / $28 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)

Mon, Oct 31 The Motet (18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

Tue, Nov 1 Lucius (All Ages, $18 adv / $22 DOS)

Wed, Nov 2 El Ten Eleven (18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Thu, Nov 3 Liquid Stranger Weird & Wonderful Tour w/ Bleep Bloop, Perkulat0r & Shlump (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Fri, Nov 4 Drive-By Truckers - Night 1 w/ Kyle Craft (18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)

Sat, Nov 5 Drive-By Truckers - Night 2 w/ Kyle Craft (18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)

Mon, Nov 7 Daughter (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Wed, Nov 9 Chris Robinson Brotherhood (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Thu, Nov 10 Tegan and Sara w/ Torres ($37 adv / $39 DOS) SOLD OUT

Fri, Nov 11 Moon Taxi w/ ELEL (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Sat, Nov 12 The Keller Williams KWahtro feat. Gibb Droll, Danton Boller & Rodney Holmes (18+, $21 / $23 DOS)

Sun, Nov 13 Mavis Staples w/ Lyric ($35 / $55 VIP no seat / $65 VIP seated)

Tue, Nov 15 Carcass w/ Deafheaven & Inter Arma (18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Sat, Nov 19 Mipso w/ Look Homeward (18+, $15 standing adv / $25 seated adv / $18 standing DOS / $28 seated DOS)

Mon, Nov 21 Peter Hook & The Light A "Joy Division" Celebration (18+, $21 adv / $24 DOS)

Tue, Nov 22 Andra Day w/ Chloe x Halle (18+, $29 adv / $32 DOS)

Wed, Nov 30 Dopapod w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

Thu, Dec 1 Mike Gordon Bass player for Phish (18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Fri, Dec 2 STRFKR w/ Gigamesh & Psychic Twin (18+, $20 adv / $23 DOS)

Tue, Dec 6 The Hot Sardines ($32 adv ($42 seated) / $37 DOS ($47 seated))

Wed, Dec 7 Flosstradamus w/ Towkio & Gent & Jawns (18+, $30 / $35 DOS)

Wed, Dec 14 Rising Appalachia w/ Hope For Agoldensummer (18+, $23 adv / $28 DOS / $40 both nights) Tickets on sale Friday, Sep 23 at noon

Thu, Dec 15 Rising Appalachia w/ Hope For Agoldensummer (18+, $23 adv / $28 DOS / $40 both nights) Tickets on sale Friday, Sep 23 at noon

Sat, Dec 17 The New Mastersounds w/ Turkuaz (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Mon, Dec 19 Tory Lanez I Told You Tour with special guest VeeCee ($22 adv / $29 + album / $25 DOS / $49 VIP / $99 Meet & Greet)

Fri, Jan 20 Steep Canyon Rangers - Night 1 w/ Del McCoury (18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

Sat, Jan 21 Steep Canyon Rangers - Night 2 w/ Del McCoury (18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

Sun, Jan 22 Steep Canyon Rangers - Night 3 Seated show (18+, $35)

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Sat, Oct 1 Neal McCoy Benefit for Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association ($29.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Mon, Oct 10 Sigur Rós ($35.50-$75) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Oct 22 In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double Asheville Symphony's Frighteningly Diverse Halloween Celebration ($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Thu, Oct 27 My Morning Jacket ($46) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Oct 29 Loreena McKennitt ($39.50-$69.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Nov 5 STS9 ($32 adv / $35 DOS) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Nov 12 Bob Dylan ($59.50 - $127.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Nov 19 Asheville Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue Masterworks 3 with Conrad Tao, piano ($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Sat, Dec 31 Asheville Symphony: Joyous New Year Beethoven’s 9th Symphony ($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Fri, Feb 24 Arlo Guthrie ($38.50-$78.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

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Tue, Sep 27 Wild Child ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Wed, Sep 28 Wheeler Walker Jr ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Thu, Sep 29 The Felice Brothers ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Fri, Sep 30 Hot Buttered Rum ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Sat, Oct 1 Angel Olsen w/ Rodrigo Amarante ($15 adv / $18 DOS) SOLD OUT

Sun, Oct 2 Jessica Lea Mayfield ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Tue, Oct 4 Nada Surf w/ Amber Arcades ($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Wed, Oct 5 David Ryan Harris & Gabe Dixon Twobadours on the Run Tour ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Thu, Oct 6 Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Fri, Oct 7 Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket w/ Daniel Martin Moore ($15)

Sun, Oct 9 Lucero w/ Cory Branan ($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Wed, Oct 12 of Montreal w/ TEEN ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Thu, Oct 13 Delta Rae w/ Sean McConnell ($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Fri, Oct 14 Shooter Jennings with Waymore's Outlaws w/ Brody Hunt and The Handfulls ($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Sat, Oct 15 Anderson East w/ Los Colognes ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Sun, Oct 16 Brett Dennen w/ Lily and Madeleine ($20 adv / $24 DOS)

Tue, Oct 18 Wayne Krantz 2X [Salvation] ($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Wed, Oct 19 Joan Osborne Sings Songs of Bob Dylan w/ Keith Cotton & Andrew Carillo ($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Thu, Oct 20 CELTOBER w/ Albannach & Screaming Orphans ($15)

Fri, Oct 21 John Paul White ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Sat, Oct 22 Joe Lasher Jr. ($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Thu, Oct 27 Patrick Sweany ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Wed, Nov 2 Trevor Hall w/ Dustin Thomas ($18 adv / $22 DOS)

Thu, Nov 3 Tab Benoit w/ Andrew Leahey & the Homestead ($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Sat, Nov 5 Jackie Greene ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Tue, Nov 8 Karl Blau w/ LAKE ($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Wed, Nov 9 Thee Oh Sees w/ Amplified Heat & Nest Egg ($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Thu, Nov 10 Tellico w/ The Stray Birds ($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Fri, Nov 11 Guided By Voices w/ Surfer Blood ($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Sat, Nov 12 New Orleans Suspects w/ The Northside Gentlemen ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Sun, Nov 13 Missy Raines and the New Hip ($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Fri, Nov 25 David Wilcox's Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Concert (18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Sun, Dec 11 Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony ($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Wed, Dec 14 Luke Bell ($10 adv / $12 DOS) Tickets on sale Friday, Sep 23 at 10am


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