UPCOMING MUSIC
Dance Asheville

Thu, Feb 23 · alternative · americana · blues · country · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Lonesome Doves
w/ Brody Hunt & The Handfuls
8:00pm at The Double Crown

Erica Lewis of Tuba Skinny fronts this New Orleans-based group with her perfect pipes.


Thu, Feb 23 · alternative · americana · folk · guitar · instrumental · roots

Daniel Bachman
w/ House and Land & Hunter Holmes
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($8)

Daniel Bachman is a 6 string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia currently living in North Carolina. Bachman grew up steeped in the traditional music of the Commonwealth, drawing from and expanding on it in his own fingerstyle guitar albums including Seven Pines(Tompkins Square, 2013), Orange County Serenade (Bathetic, 2014), and the new LP River (Three Lobed, 2015). On record and in person you’re introduced to a veritable landscape of winding guitar with Bachman treating his guitar lines and licks in a way that resembles the earth itself, at its most pristine, delicate, yet also primal and overpowering. Solo guitarists come and go and it takes Daniel Bachman, like John Fahey or Jack Rose before him, to completely show you the power in one man and his instrument.


Thu, Feb 23 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Charlotte Berg
w/ Colby Deitz Band
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Charlotte Berg began her music career in Melbourne, Australia, where she wrote, recorded and performed her first songs in local pubs and bars, quickly gaining a following. She was classically trained on piano from the age of eight. In 2014, she moved to Nashville to further her career. Asheville's Colby Deitz Band opens.


Thu, Feb 23 · eclectic · improvisation · jam · jazz · local

Up Jumped Three
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

This Asheville-based band fuses colors and shades of West Coast jazz, free jazz, and more modern elements, resulting in a ‘chamber jazz’ sound that is at once dynamic, engaging, and lyrical.


Thu, Feb 23 · americana · bluegrass · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · progressive

Mountain Feist
7:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Mountain Feist is a groove oriented and high energy progressive bluegrass band, inspired by traditional bluegrass and shaped by music from many genres. The band plays a fast paced, interactive show supported by tight three part harmonies, instrumental features and an eclectic repertoire of original music as well as fresh covered material and traditional songs. A bluegrass jam follows the band around 9pm, with a scorching lineup of the area's best bluegrass musicians.


Thu, Feb 23 · acoustic · folk · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Clay Cook
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15)
CANCELED

Clay writes: "Incredibly bummed to announce that I have to cancel my upcoming solo tour due to an unexpected but necessary ear surgery. I fully expect to recover in time to go on tour with Zac Brown Band as planned, and will do my best to reschedule the solo tour at a later date." An accomplished songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, Clay Cook has recorded & toured with John Mayer, Sugarland, The Marshall Tucker Band, & Shawn Mullins. In 2009 he became a member of the 3-time Grammy winning Zac Brown Band but he still finds time to tour his brand of acoustic singer-songwriter music.


Thu, Feb 23 · acoustic · blues · guitar · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Roots and Dore
Riyen Roots & Kenny Dore
8:00pm at One World Brewing

Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again, Riyen Roots and Kenny Dore are taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits.


Thu, Feb 23 · alternative · funk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Raviner
w/ Danger Scene, American Gonzos & Carolina Wray
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Nashville alt-rockers Raviner are currently on the road with power pop duo Danger Scene for the LIGHTS OUT tour supporting their latest releases. They’ll join rock powerhouses Carolina Wray and American Gonzos.


Thu, Feb 23 · blues · funk · fusion · indie · jazz · local · tribute

Alien Music Club
Sonny Rollins Tribute
9:00pm at Barley's Taproom
(Free)

This Asheville-based band, conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP), plays a melting pot of various types of music including rock, jazz, blues, funk and some other genres that can't be defined. Tonight's show is a tribute to Sonny Rollins.


Thu, Feb 23 · blues · dance · funk · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Jesse Barry and The Jam
Bluesy Dance Party
9:00pm at Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

We will play you blues, funk, and soul that will make you dance the night away! Jesse Barry on vocals, Kelly Jones on guitar and vocals, Robert Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums!


Thu, Feb 23 · americana · blues · folk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Gracie Lane
9:00pm at The Town Pump Tavern

Louisiana by birth, Arkansas by fate, Asheville by choice - Gracie Lane is a bluesy singer-songwriter with an indie edge.


Thu, Feb 23 · alternative · indie · reggae · rock · roots

The Movement
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $13 DOS)

Formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut album, "On Your Feet."


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Fri, Feb 24 · acoustic · activist · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Arlo Guthrie
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($38.50-$78.50)

Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He is the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie, and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company. His career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant”, whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the ’60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of “Alice’s Restaurant”, directed by Arthur Penn. With songs like “Alice’s Restaurant”, too long for radio airplay; “Coming into Los Angeles”, banned from many radio stations (but a favorite at the 1969 Woodstock Festival); and the definitive rendition of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans”, Guthrie was no One Hit Wonder.


Fri, Feb 24 · dance · eclectic · funk · local · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · soul

Travers Brothership
w/ Maradeen
9:30pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Twin Brothers Eric and Kyle Travers have been brewing soul stew since they first began performing together when they were 13 years old. In 2012 the brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, a 7-Piece Neo-Soul, Funk, Rock n' Roll ensemble based out of Asheville. Travers Brothership performs a wide variety of music, making each concert a unique experience. Utilizing the the band's eclectic songwriting, the band provides an atmosphere that turns the audience into a community embracing musical fulfillment. Providing soulful grooves that insist on dancing shoes, the band is sure to get you up on your feet to absorb the high energy performance.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · blues · indie · reggae · rock · roots

Father, Misty, and the Big Rock
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

Hailing from Northampton, MA Father, Misty, and the Big Rock aims to unite our brothers and sisters with aged harmonies & positive goodness.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · dub · progressive · psychedelic · reggae · rock · roots

Positive Mental Attitude
7:00pm at Highland Brewing

Gathering influences from Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, and Alternative/Psychedelic sounds, PMA offers a unique style of music that is sure to lift your spirits.


Fri, Feb 24 · americana · country · folk · singer-songwriter · vocal

Eric Taylor
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest Southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett (both of whom have covered several of his songs) and Steve Earle.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · eclectic · folk · indie · jam · local · ukulele

Byrdie & The Mutts
7:00pm at Catawba Brewing

Asheville-based band includes Byrdie (flute, ukulele, vocals), Ronnie Ruvolo (guitar, vocals) and Brett Tingley (bass) and features a different mix of talented local Mutts at every show.


Fri, Feb 24 · blues · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · ragtime · swing

Wendi Loomis & the Red Hot Sugar Babies
8:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $5)

A Red Hot Ball! Join us for dinner and a Mardi Gras dance party the Friday before Fat Tuesday. Great food, hot jazz, sassy swing, and sultry blues!


Fri, Feb 24 · dance · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

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, Feb 24 · americana · improvisation · jam · local · psychedelic · rock · tribute

Phuncle Sam
Grateful Dead tribute
8:30pm at The Altamont Theatre
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Improv-Americana, Dead-Centric “jam band.” Years of intense jamming and rehearsing finds Phuncle Sam with an ever-expanding body of original music. The band will also serve up quintessential interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others.


Fri, Feb 24 · blues · eclectic · jazz · local · pop · r&b · rock · soul · tribute · vocal

Kat Williams Birthday Bash
8:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain
($20 adv / $22 DOS)

There’s a beautiful old Quaker hymn entitled “How Can I Keep From Singing?” The lyrics express joy in in the face of life’s trials, and could serve as an appropriate theme song for Asheville singer Kat Williams. The beloved entertainer has been living with End Stage Renal Disease, a serious condition that requires costly treatment and an eventual kidney transplant. Nevertheless, she’s announcing loud and clear that she’s still here with a gala 50th Birthday Celebration! Joining Kat for the party will be Asheville soul machine WestSound.


Fri, Feb 24 · electronic · funk · hip hop · rap · rock

Modern Measure
w/ Project Aspect
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($7 adv / $10 DOS)

Modern Measure is a hybrid electronic project like none other. Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets Modern Measure apart. Modern Measure was formed in the musical hotbed of Atlanta in 2013, taking inspiration from around the world, along with Electronica, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, and Rock influences.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · humor · improvisation · indie · jazz · progressive · rock

That 1 Guy
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can conjure, expect to see magic as well now integrated into the already clever performance.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · blues · jazz · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · tribute · vocal

Tom Waits 4 No Man
9:00pm at The Bywater

Tom Waits 4 No Man (TW4NM) is an Asheville-based Tom Waits tribute concept led by Stevie Lee Combs.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · jazz · local · piano · pop · r&b · rock · soul

The Chuck Lichtenberger Collective
9:00pm at Foggy Mountain Brewpub

The Chuck Lichtenberger Collective is the brainchild of one of the areas most sought after pianists. His previous bands have been Stephaniesid, The Goodies, and The Archrivals. The Collective's biggest influences are The Bad Plus, Van Halen, Ahmad Jamal, and Al Green. The band also includes Jonathan Pearlman (Alien Music Club, Stephaniesid) on guitar, Zack Page (One Leg Up) on bass and Nik Hope (Hope Massive) on drums.


Fri, Feb 24 · dance · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

The Digs
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies.


Fri, Feb 24 · bluegrass · harmony · stringband · traditional · vocal

The Gibson Brothers
CD Release Celebration
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($20)

The Gibson Brothers’ brand of bluegrass is a visceral mix of heritage and soaring harmony, making them the premiere brother duet of the genre, following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · blues · funk · indie · rock · soul · vocal

MojoFlo
w/ Electric Soul Pandemic
9:00pm at Salvage Station
($7 adv / $10 DOS)

Neo soul group, MojoFlo, is as known for their captivating stage performance as their infectious rhythms and catchy lyrics. Named “Best Band” (2016) by both Columbus Monthly and (614) Magazine for their dynamic live shows featuring vivacious vocalist Amber Knicole. From aerial performances and Soul Train lines to hula hoop choreography and near-cringe-inducing leaps off the drum riser in 6-inch heels this lady has a knack for leaving audiences enthralled.


Fri, Feb 24 · acoustic · bluegrass · country · jam · local · roots · traditional

Bull Moose Party
9:00pm at One World Brewing

Swannanoa, North Carolina's premier Bluegrass, Partygrass and Country band!


Fri, Feb 24 · acoustic · alternative · appalachian · fiddle · guitar · indie · jazz · local · ragtime · singer-songwriter · stringband

Carolina Catskins
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Birthed in North Carolina the Carolina Catskins ravage the streets of Asheville for any signs of shrunken catskins to shake and relish in the old hair as if it were confetti.


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · indie · rock

Joshua Carpenter
w/ Schooner & Shelles
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

"Keith Richards said that maybe, when it comes to rock 'n roll, people have forgotten the ROLL. Carpenter has possibly forgotten the roll, he admits that he has forgotten a lot of things, but he has not forgotten the rock." - Adriana Peterskind


Fri, Feb 24 · grunge · hard rock · indie · punk · rock · tribute

Nevermind
The Ultimate Tribute To Nirvana
10:00pm at The Orange Peel
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta, four guys from the local scene decided that their town needed more Grunge! Specifically... Nirvana. We are dedicated 100% to bringing you the full Nirvana experience! You want hits? We have them! You want deep cuts? We have those too! You want the gear and sound of the actual band? We’ve done the research and tracked down the equipment!


Fri, Feb 24 · alternative · blues · indie · psychedelic · rock

The Mammoths
10:00pm at The One Stop
(Free, donations encouraged)

The Mammoths have refined their sound and found their sweet spot in blending elements of blues, rock and psychedelic into their songwriting. With face-melting guitar licks, hard-hitting drum beats and soulful vocals, this motley crew has found their home in Austin, Texas.


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Sat, Feb 25 · americana · celtic · country · fiddle · folk · irish

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

Celtic-Americana-folk-country barely hints at the seamless mix, the elegant melodies, and the masterful musicianship of Solas, “Irish America's most influential band” (NPR's Thistle and Shamrock).


Sat, Feb 25 · americana · country · folk · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour
w/ Brent Cobb & Jonathan Tyler
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15-$45)

Nikki Lane is a country/Americana singer-songwriter from Greenville, SC.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · blues · brass · funk · indie · jazz · local · new orleans · rock

Empire Strikes Brass
Mardi Gras & CD Release Celebration
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

Based in Asheville, the Empire Strikes Brass is a New Orleans 2nd line style brass band that is determined to bring funk, rock, and a lot of energy to every show.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · americana · country · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

The Bird and The Bear
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

The Bird and The Bear, based in Nashville, is a romantic folk duo with an intimate approach to Americana.


Sat, Feb 25 · blues · jazz · pop · soul · vocal

Maureen Renihan Jazz Duo
6:00pm at 5 Walnut

Evoking the charm of a bygone era, Maureen Renihan (based in Boone, NC) is a vocalist influenced by some of the greatest singers: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.


Sat, Feb 25 · acoustic · americana · folk · guitar · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

Dave Desmelik Trio
7:00pm at Highland Brewing

Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · americana · bluegrass · indie · jam · progressive · roots · stringband

The Sweet Lillies
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

The Sweet Lillies play high energy, progressive, original Americana / Jamgrass / Bluegrass music, Colorado style.


Sat, Feb 25 · acoustic · appalachian · bluegrass · local · old time · roots · stringband · traditional · world

Fin Dog
7:00pm at Catawba Brewing

Fin Dog is an Asheville-based string band rooted in bluegrass and traditional American music, but known to bring in sounds from all over the musical world.


Sat, Feb 25 · dance · guitar · gypsy · jazz · local · swing

Menage a Swing
8:00pm at Pillar

Menage-a-Swing will play gypsy jazz stylings with an emphasis on dance-ability. The band includes Magic Sean (Guitar), Craig Sandberg (Bass), Steve Alford (Saxophone) and Phil Alley (Guitar).


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · americana · folk · harmony · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

Penny & Sparrow
w/ Corey Kilgannon
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)
SOLD OUT

With influences that range from The Swell Season to Iron & Wine to Stephen Sondheim, Penny & Sparrow create music that is equally as intimate and poignant as it is powerful and earnest.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · garage · indie · jam · retro · rock

The Nude Party
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, NC in 2013 and gained their namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with.


Sat, Feb 25 · dance · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

The Digs
Disco Funk Soul Dance Party
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, Free)

Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies.


Sat, Feb 25 · eclectic · electronic · funk · jam · jazz · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock

Perpetual Groove
9:00pm at Salvage Station
($22 adv / $24 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, Feb 25 · hard rock · hardcore · indie · noise · rock

Bardus
w/ Grizzlor & Horseflesh
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Bardus is a killer Philly Hardcore / Sludgecore band.


Sat, Feb 25 · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

LYRIC
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

Led by Leeda Jones, this Asheville band aspires "to inspire, influence and changes lives through the power of music and Lyric(s)."


Sat, Feb 25 · acoustic · art rock · comedy · eclectic · experimental · folk · funk · gypsy · harmony · humor · indie · local · punk · rock · roots · world

Sirius.B
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $5)

Mardi Gras Party! Sirius.B brings to you the finest Absurdist Gypsy Folk Funk Punk that the world has to offer, created with an eclectic mix of vocal harmonies and instruments including cello, accordion, violin, marching band & African percussion, charango, flamenco and acoustic guitar, banjo, and melodica.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · avant garde · electronic · experimental · improvisation · indie · jazz · pop · soul · synth

Hotline
w/ Axxa Abraxas & Quincy Winston
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($8)

Hotline is a fresh indie-soul/neo-pop outfit founded around the lifelong collaboration between songwriter Ryan Trauley and synth auteur Tim Matthews. The duo employs an ever-expanding network of friends and collaborators to cultivate a recorded repertoire and live show that bridges the gap between free-wheeling instrumentalism, and immaculate prepared sonics.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · indie · jam · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Wooks
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout.


Sat, Feb 25 · alternative · electronic · funk · indie · jam · psychedelic · rock

Universal Sigh
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free, donations encouraged)

Universal Sigh is a high energy, metamorphic rock show. Hailing from Athens, GA the foursome features a two-guitar attack and driving rhythm section, producing versatile music which reflects a deep fondness for artists such as Radiohead, Snarky Puppy, and Umphrey’s McGee. Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, the quartet has crafted a diverse catalog, which includes both lyrical tunes and instrumental arrangements. Each song is a voyage, with harmonious melodies soaring through epic peaks and dramatic descents into electrifying funk grooves.


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Sun, Feb 26 · alternative · indie · punk · retro · rock

Burning Itch
Pabst Blue Sabbath Vol. 1
10:30pm at The Lazy Diamond

Totally rulin' '77 punk, gods among men from Knoxville. Sounds kinda like The Normals. Starting with this bad motherpuppy of show, there will be a band and DJ every Sunday at Lazy D!


Sun, Feb 26 · dance · electronic · indie · pop · synth

Cherub + The Floozies
w/ Freddy Todd
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(16+, $23 adv / $25 DOS)

The pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risqué, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth, while their studio expertise results in alluring grooves.


Sun, Feb 26 · alternative · americana · rock · roots

Boy Named Banjo
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(Free)

Boy Named Banjo, described by Sonicbids as, “Tennessee’s Americana apostles,” is creating a lot of buzz in the southeastern music scene. The Nashville natives founded the group in 2011 and released their debut album, The Tanglewood Sessions, before graduating high school. Boy Named Banjo has since released its sophomore album, Long Story Short, performed at Bonnaroo, and received a nomination for Best Local Band (Nashville, TN) by The Tennesseean for the year 2015.


Sun, Feb 26 · benefit · jazz · local · piano

Richard Shulman Quartet & Dan Keller Quartet
WNC Solidarity Concert Series
3:00pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore
(minimum suggested donation is $10; additional donations encouraged as well)

Richard Shulman (pictured) Quartet and the Dan Keller Quartet will perform. Both groups feature Rick Dilling (drums), Cameron Austin (bass) and Jason DeCristofaro (vibes). Tonight's show benefits the Center for Honey Bee Research. The goal is to raise $1000 for Center for Honey Bee Research by the end of the concert.


Sun, Feb 26 · dance · dixieland · jazz · local · new orleans · ragtime · swing

The Low-Down Sires
Mardi Gras Party
5:00pm at Catawba Brewing

Post Asheville Mardi Gras Parade event! We will have Cajun Cuisine from Deli Llammma Food Truck and a brass New Orleans style band, The Low Down Sires, playing.The Low-Down Sires 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. Their raucous style predates the smoother sounds of big band swing and the intellectualism of modern jazz and transports you to the streets of New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns.


Sun, Feb 26 · acoustic · alternative · americana · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Rebecca Loebe
w/ Luke Jackson
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Austin-based Indie/folk singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe tours the world with only a guitar and her award-winning original songs.


Sun, Feb 26 · dub · local · reggae · ska

Dub Kartel
6:00pm at Ben's Tune-Up

Dub Kartel pays tribute to the golden era of Jamaican music, drawing on the tradition of Studio One, Treasure Isle and Dub luminaries like King Tubby and Scientist, bringing a classic roots tradition into the modern era.


Sun, Feb 26 · guitar · jazz · local · tribute

Page Brothers
Bumping on Haywood, a salute to Wes Montgomery
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall

The Page Brothers, along with some of the area's top jazz musicians, present a tribute to jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery. The classic albums “Full House” and “Smokin’ at the Half Note” will be performed in their entirety. The band includes Andy Page on Guitar, Ben Colvin on Saxophone, Alex Taub on Piano, Zack Page on Bass and Michael Libramento on Drums.


Sun, Feb 26 · eclectic · improvisation · jam · jazz · local

Up Jumped Three
Plus One
7:30pm at Barley's Taproom

This Asheville-based band fuses colors and shades of West Coast jazz, free jazz, and more modern elements, resulting in a ‘chamber jazz’ sound that is at once dynamic, engaging, and lyrical.


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Mon, Feb 27 · activist · african · dance · folk · harmony · roots · vocal · world

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Night 1
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $45 / Student $40 / Child $20)

The four-time Grammy Award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues as the greatest exporter of South Africa’s rich musical traditions. For more than 50 years, this beloved a cappella group has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future.


Mon, Feb 27 · alternative · dance · indie · pop · rock

Louie Louie
w/ Brucemont & Impossible Vacation
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Louie Louie is an all female rock n' roll group whose live show will satisfy your desire for familiarity while taking it to bold and sometimes dark places. They love the classics and the weirds and, while their aesthetic is persistent, they find endless room to explore sound and vibe. If their music was served on a platter you would probably throw down your silverware and dance! Members are Emily Robb (Myrrias, Lantern), Emily K Eichelberger (Paradise Gardens), Leslie Burnette and Jenna Robb.


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Tue, Feb 28 · holiday · jazz · local · new orleans

Mardi Gras Marauders
1st Annual Asheville Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration
7:00pm at Salvage Station
($5 / AMG Members $2)

Side show performances by Kenny the CLOWN beginning at 7pm. The featured band, Mardi Gras Marauders, will be performing at 9pm-midnight. Costume Contests and Prizes! Special Cajun dishes available, including The Vegetarian Cajun CookOff winning dish and Vegan Gumbo, Cajun Po Boys and Muffaletta Sandwiches.


Tue, Feb 28 · activist · african · dance · folk · harmony · roots · vocal · world

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Night 2
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $45 / Student $40 / Child $20)

The four-time Grammy Award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues as the greatest exporter of South Africa’s rich musical traditions. For more than 50 years, this beloved a cappella group has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future.


Tue, Feb 28 · alternative · classical · folk · humor · indie · jazz · piano · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Ben Folds And A Piano
w/ Sarah Jarosz
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($35 adv / $40 DOS / $139 Folds Fan Soundcheck Experience / $259 Ben Folds Masterclass)

Throughout his career, Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending musical art that includes pop albums as the front man for Ben Folds Five, multiple solo rock albums, as well as unique collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to Weird Al and William Shatner. His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works, in part recorded with the revered classical sextet yMusic that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.


Tue, Feb 28 · americana · blues · country · honky tonk · outlaw country · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Margo Price
Born to Ramble Tour w/ Jonny Fritz
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

From the honky tonk comeuppance of “About To Find Out,” to the rockabilly-charged “This Town Gets Around” to the weekend twang of “Hurtin' (On The Bottle)”, Margo Price adds fresh twists to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could’ve made hits in any decade.


Tue, Feb 28 · acoustic · cajun · dance · fiddle · local · roots · traditional

Cafe Sho
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Dance
8:00pm at Cork & Keg

Join us for Asheville's hot Cajun band - Cafe Sho. Serving up the tunes are Barry Benjamin - accordion, McLean Bissell - guitar, Hannah Seng - fiddle, and Cary Fridley - bass.


Tue, Feb 28 · alternative · eclectic · experimental · indie · local

The Pop Up Music Co-Op
8:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

The Pop Up Music Co-Op is a collective of musicians whose goal is to connect, collaberate, and create new music together. We create bands out of members who sign up each month, who in turn will write unique music to be showcased during our end of the month show. All styles and sounds come together for an experience like no other. Come meet musicians, improve your skills, or just have fun!


Tue, Feb 28 · dance · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · swing

The House Hoppers
Swing Asheville Dance
9:00pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore
($5)

Mick Glasgow leads a stellar swarm of musical friends in the Old New-Orleans-style jazz band tradition. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members.


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Wed, Mar 1 · activist · alternative · americana · country · folk · indie · progressive · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Amy Ray
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($20)

For decades, Amy Ray has performed with Emily Saliers in the Indigo Girls, and their ongoing success derives, in part, from intricate, ethereal harmonies, from the interplay of their distinct voices and sensibilities. Ray also has turned up the volume in her solo career as an ax-slinging rocker, producing six albums with punk edges and defiant, powerhouse vocals. In both capacities, she integrates the personal with the political, the dynamics of relationships with principles of progressive social justice.


Wed, Mar 1 · alternative · hard rock · indie · punk · retro · rock · surf

Agent Orange
w/ Guttermouth, The Queers & Atom Age
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene.


Wed, Mar 1 · alternative · americana · country · indie · roots · soul · vocal

Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

This duo from Nashville combines their own unique styles to create a new blend of soul and alternative country. Mike Wolfe from American Pickers said, "She's a true American talent... I couldn't stop listening."


Wed, Mar 1 · indie · psychedelic · retro · rock · surf

Khruangbin
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.


Wed, Mar 1 · art rock · classical · electronic · improvisation · indie · jazz · piano · progressive · synth

Haywyre
w/ The Opiuo Band
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

Haywyre is a project that synthesizes the best of two musical genres, that of contemporary electronic, along with the more established traditions of classical and jazz. It has been building and maintaining momentum since its creator, Martin Vogt, returned to the U.S. from Austria in 2008. Vogt’s primary tool for composition is piano improvisation; it provides the foundation for his work and the core of his musical identity.


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Thu, Mar 2 · americana · guitar · jam · local · rock · roots

Bill & Company
7:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free)

The band features Gus Vigo, Spiro Nicolopoulos, Steve Griffin, Jeff Ruby and Bill Evans. Ranging from acoustic to electric, the contributing musicians will be a fluid mix, and the material will include Grateful Dead and much more.


Thu, Mar 2 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · blues · folk · old time · roots · singer-songwriter

Merlefest on the Road 2017
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

MerleFest, the popular Americana music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson, will give music lovers in the Asheville area a sneak peak of this spring's festival when it brings MerleFest on the Road, an ensemble show of bands in its lineup, including Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys, Locust Honey (pictured), and Mark Bumgarner.


Thu, Mar 2 · punk · rock · ska · tribute

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
w/ Sun-Dried Vibes
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

The phenomenon known as Sublime ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time.


Thu, Mar 2 · alternative · americana · folk · harmony · indie · pop · roots · singer-songwriter

JOSEPH
w/ Kelsey Kopecky
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Joseph - made up of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner - was selected as a #SpotifySpotlight artist, and booked for festivals including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, and Sasquatch even prior to the release of the single “White Flag,” a song inspired by an article predicting a massive earthquake for the Pacific Northwest.


Thu, Mar 2 · art rock · comedy · electronic · humor · singer-songwriter · synth

Supersillyus
w/ Templo
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($10 adv / $13 DOS)

Supersillyus (Robert Jacob Max) is a multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer based in Denver. His extensively layered soundscapes and penchant for cinematic storytelling take listeners on a truly extraordinary adventure through unique rhythms and poignant melodies. Part composer, part comedian, Supersillyus commands an army of synths and sounds with the computer to enchant more than just the brain with his live electronic performances.


Thu, Mar 2 · alternative · indie · pop · rock

Amandla Record Release Show
Claude Coleman Jr (drummer for Ween)
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free)

Amandla is the music and group of Claude Coleman Jr., familiarly known as the perversely versatile, original drummer for the group Ween. His 25-year discography stretches across an eclectic array of artists and players throughout the NY/NJ area and beyond.


Thu, Mar 2 · alternative · blues · country · garage · grunge · indie · local · psychedelic · punk · rock · rockabilly

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
w/ White Oak Splits & Survival Crimes
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones is a Punkabilly band from Kingston, NY. White Oak Splits is a Rock/Country band from Madison/Buncombe, and Survival Crimes is a Garage/Grunge/Blues band from Asheville.


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Fri, Mar 3 · blues · dance · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

The Gypsy Swingers
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

The Gypsy Swingers, based in Asheville, perform jazz and blues standards ('30s and '40s) in the style of Django Reinhardt, of the Manouche people (French Romanis). It's a toe-tapping rhythym, perfect for swing dancing, throwing in Latin standards for a little sashaying sweetness.


Fri, Mar 3 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Shovels & Rope – Night 1
w/ John Moreland
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)

Charleston, SC-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, “Hell’s Bells,” in the 2010 season of True Blood. The duo is inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, the Cramps, and the soulful harmonies of Johnny Cash and June Carter.


Fri, Mar 3 · bluegrass · folk · guitar · jazz

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass, and jazz, Lage & Eldridge showcase, as the New Yorker writes, a “familiarity with the fretboard... so extravagant and capacious that they bring flourishes to this music that it simply hasn’t enjoyed before.” Their performance is sure to astound.


Fri, Mar 3 · classic rock · guitar · jam · psychedelic · rock · tribute

Dark Side of the Dead
Cosmic Charlie's Grateful Dead / Pink Floyd Tribute
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Dark Dide Of The Dead is a hybrid show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. The centerpiece of the show is a live performance of Pink Floyd's legendary "Dark Side Of The Moon" album. The album is performed start-to-finish, by the Cosmic Charlie "big band" that includes two drummers, 4 keyboards, backup singers & saxophone. Before and after the Dark Side album performance, Cosmic Charlie will offer up two heaping helpings of its signature high energy Grateful Dead.


Fri, Mar 3 · indie · punk · rock · synth · vocal

Secret Bleeders
w/ Indighost & Lunar Creature
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Secret Bleeders is a Dark Synth-fueled Punk band from Johnson City, TN.


Fri, Mar 3 · blues · classic rock · country · harmony · piano · roots · soul · southern rock

The Freeway Revival
w/ Upland Drive
9:00pm at The Bywater

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.


Fri, Mar 3 · funk · fusion · jazz · r&b · rock · soul

Dynamo
w/ Window Cat
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($7 adv / $10 DOS)

Dynamo is a Nashville-based band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed - and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.


Fri, Mar 3 · bluegrass · fusion · jazz · old time · rock

Circus No.9
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing

Circus No.9 plays a fusion of bluegrass, old-time, jazz, and rock.


Fri, Mar 3 · blues · guitar · rock · roots · vocal

Jonny Monster Band
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York but now based out of Knoxville, TN, Jonny Monster’s original mix of acoustic blues and hard dynamic electric guitar are not to be missed!


Fri, Mar 3 · alternative · americana · garage · hard rock · indie · local · progressive · psychedelic · rock · southern rock

Royal Thunder
w/ & Bask & The Howling Tongues
9:00pm at Broadway's Asheville
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Atlanta-based Royal Thunder plays revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn. Bask, based in Asheville, plays heavy progressive psychedelic Americana. The Howling Tongues, based in Atlanta, feature fuzzy guitars and overdriven organ garage rock.


Fri, Mar 3 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Landlady
w/ Giant Giants
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

"Landlady occupy a big middle space always in need of willing entrants: brainy, melodic pop-rock. They move through their second record Upright Behavior like the USS Sincerity, offering to share with you in your biggest fears: death, loneliness, lack of purpose." - Pitchfork


Fri, Mar 3 · afropop · brass · dance · funk · indie · jam · jazz · roots

Big Mean Sound Machine
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

A polyrhythmic monster with a crisp, constant, unrelenting groove, the band brings together many musical traditions in a unique blend that reinterprets and reanimates live dance music unlike any other band playing today.


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Sat, Mar 4 · alternative · benefit · folk · funk · hip hop · indie · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

A Benefit Concert for Food Connection
w/ Lyric, Ashley Heath and Her Heathens & Jr. James and the Late Guitar
6:30pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $14 DOS / kids under 5 free)

This third annual benefit, presented by Wicked Weed Brewing, includes performances by some of Asheville's best musicians, including Lyric (pictured), Ashley Heath and Her Heathens, and Jr. James and the Late Guitar. The show benefits Food Connection, a local Asheville nonprofit guided by a simple idea: connect freshly prepared surplus meals from restaurants, events, caterers and institutions in the Asheville area with nonprofits who feed the hungry.


Sat, Mar 4 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Letters to Abigail
7:00pm at Highland Brewing

Letters To Abigail is an acoustic Americana band based in Flat Rock, fronted by songwriters James Harrell and Kelli Redmond. Inspired and influenced from the songs and sounds of classic country, bluegrass, folk, and singer songwriters they have created a unique and refreshing sound.


Sat, Mar 4 · acoustic · appalachian · dance · fiddle · harmony · local · old time · stringband

Pretty Little Goat
w/Jamie Laval
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($12 adv / $15 DOS / $20 VIP)

High energy, highly danceable old-time fiddle tunes, old songs, serious grooves, tight harmonies and new original music from Brevard.


Sat, Mar 4 · country · harmony · honky tonk · local · roots · traditional · vocal

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 Nate Pusateri on drums will get you dancing two-steps and more!


Sat, Mar 4 · cajun · dance · local · roots · traditional · zydeco

Zydeco Ya Ya
8:30pm at Cork & Keg
($8)

Dance your boots off to the hot rhythms of Asheville's own Zydeco Ya Ya.


Sat, Mar 4 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Shovels & Rope – Night 2
w/ John Moreland
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)
SOLD OUT

Charleston, SC-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, “Hell’s Bells,” in the 2010 season of True Blood. The duo is inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, the Cramps, and the soulful harmonies of Johnny Cash and June Carter.


Sat, Mar 4 · dance · local · rock · soul · vocal

Jim Arrendell Dance Party
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($5)

Get warm with an evening of Motown and Soul from the '50s through the '70s - music that will make you want to dance.


Sat, Mar 4 · dance · disco · dj · dub · electronic · indie · local · psychedelic · synth · techno · trance

Earthtone Soundsystem
Dance Party
9:00pm at The Bywater

Earthtone Soundsystem is a Southeast DJ Collective born out of the DIY free party movement of the early '90s. Expect Downtempo, House, Disco, Balearic, Deep House, Electro, Edits & more.


Sat, Mar 4 · alternative · fusion · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · rock · tribute

JAZZ is PHSH
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ IS PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history.


Sat, Mar 4 · fusion · jam · jazz · local · rock

Kaizen
featuring Jeff Sipe
9:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, $7)

Mind melting jam with Jeff Sipe, a rock and jazz fusion drummer and founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit along with Col. Bruce Hampton. He also played with Leftover Salmon and in the Zambiland Orchestra (an experimental big band featuring members of Phish, Widespread Panic and others).


Sat, Mar 4 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz
w/ Vagabon
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Allison Crutchfield has been writing and performing over the years, most notably in her co-founding projects Swearin’ and P.S. Eliot. Lately she’s been part of the Waxahatchee live band and self-released the Lean In To It EP, but 2017 will see the release of her first proper full-length work.


Sun, Mar 5 · alternative · pop · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

Jimmy Eat World
w/ AJJ
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $30 adv / $32 DOS)

'90s Pop-Punk icons Jimmy Eat World, based in Mesa, Arizona, are back and better than ever.


Sun, Mar 5 · dance · roots · traditional · zydeco

Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
5:30pm at The Mothlight
($15)

Founded in 2001 and hailing from Duson, Louisiana, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys play a traditional style of Zydeco music with its foundation in Creole La La Music. Led by accordion player Terry Domingue the band plays some of the most interesting contemporary zydeco around, both highly innovative and deeply respectful of tradition. Introductory Zydeco Dance Lesson before the show.


Sun, Mar 5 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · indie · rock

Bit Brigade
7:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $8 adv / $10 DOS)

Bit Brigade plays live NES music in time with live game play. Don't miss this opportunity to catch them playing the Mega Man 2 soundtrack while it is being beaten live. When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn't count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between "Oh! Agh! Please don't die!" and "YES! He's doing it!" Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums.


Sun, Mar 5 · acoustic · folk · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

John Gorka
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($20 adv / $23 DOS)

Rolling Stone called him “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement.” His rich multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country.


Sun, Mar 5 · alternative · americana · appalachian · art rock · avant garde · electronic · indie · psychedelic · singer-songwriter

Tall Tall Trees (album release show)
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The man behind Tall Tall Trees is Mike Savino, a pioneer in the the world of experimental and psychedelic banjo music. If you've seen Kishi Bashi live over the last several years, chances are you've already seen this insane banjo virtuoso playing in K's band, and perhaps opening the show. Often performing solo, Savino’s modern take on the one-man band involves running his homemade instrument, dubbed the "Banjotron 5000" through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements to support his lyrically driven songs.


Mon, Mar 6 · alternative · blues · country · folk · guitar · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Valerie June
w/ Oh Pep!
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)

June’s astonishing and singular sound, a blend of rural roots and country, bridges Alan Lomax’s acoustic field recordings with biting, electric indie-blues.


Mon, Mar 6 · alternative · garage · indie · rock

Pink Mexico
w/ Cadavernous
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

After playing drums for countless other bands, including Shilpa Ray and WALTZ, Robert Preston went for a change and began his solo project, Pink Mexico. After moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Preston self-released the first Pink Mexico LP, pnik mxeico, in June of 2013, attracting the attention of Austin-based record label Fleeting Youth Records.


Tue, Mar 7 · alternative · art rock · electronic · indie · rock

Young the Giant’s Home of the Strange Tour
w/ Lewis Del Mar
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $28 adv / $30 DOS)

"In the past Young the Giant might have indulged in the wispy guitar swirls of early Coldplay, then bear down on a straight-up radio-rock crunch. Here they flaunt a new-wave sheen that flatters them, replete with nifty electronic sound effects... It's a sound that comes from both everywhere and nowhere." - Rolling Stone


Wed, Mar 8 · acoustic · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · funk · fusion · jazz · old time · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

Tim O’Brien
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($27 adv / $30 DOS)

It has been four years since Tim’s last solo recording. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy winning recording with Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize; he’s barely had time for a shower. Still, somewhere in O'Brien's vivid imagination, the seeds of Pompadour began to sprout. His newest work swirls together bits of bluegrass, deep roots Appalachian music, field hollers, old school rock 'n' roll, traditional jazz and even James Brownian funk.


Wed, Mar 8 · blues · rock · roots · soul

Los Lonely Boys
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($37.45 balcony / $45.48 orchestra)

Los Lonely Boys is a close-knit, Texas-based trio of brothers playing bluesy rock 'n' roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul.


Wed, Mar 8 · alternative · indie · pop · punk · rock

Franks & Deans
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Franks & Deans are Las Vegas Punx playing the best in Lounge and Pop Punk a la '90s Fat Wreck.


Wed, Mar 8 · alternative · electronic · indie · singer-songwriter · synth · vocal

Alex Cameron
w/ Southern Racing Inferno
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Cameron and his business partner / saxophonist, Roy Molloy, hit the road with a live show full of celebration, jubilance and industry know how. Described by Clash Magazine as ‘Sydney’s most literate song writer’, Cameron knows what he is doing, and the creative juggernauts of the international music industry are taking notice. So much so that Jonathan Rado of Foxygen described the first Cameron performance he saw as ‘one of the most memorable, moving concerts I have or will ever witness’, and music icon Henry Rollins described Cameron as being ‘right out of a David Lynch hell dream!’


Wed, Mar 8 · blues · brass · dance · funk · jam · jazz · new orleans · roots

Big Sam’s Funky Nation
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $15 DOS)

Big Sam's Funky Nation has boldly established their presence at the forefront of the vibrant New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader "Big Sam" Williams has been celebrated as "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz" by the San Francisco Chronicle and the band has been consistently touted for "bringing a straight raw party" by Jambase.


Thu, Mar 9 · blues · jazz · local · pop · vocal

Wendy Jones
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, Free)

A classically trained vocalist with over 15 years of professional theatre experience as part of her background, Wendy Jones now consistently receives accolades for her energetic and entertaining renditions of swing, bop, post bop, originals, and Great American Songbook standards.


Thu, Mar 9 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · country · folk · honky tonk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Momma Molasses
8:00pm at One World Brewing

Momma Molasses is a musical project created by N.C. based songwriter Ella Patrick. Originally from the Piedmont/Sandhills North Carolina, Ella grew up singing gospel songs in church and was inspired by her balladeer uncle to pick up the guitar. After high school she ventured to western North Carolina, and studied old time music, and art at Warren Wilson College. Heavily influenced by Roots music, she played fiddle for Asheville based band, The New Olde Fashioneds. However, after a bout of heartbreak, homesickness, and empty pockets she returned home to Carthage N.C. and began to write songs, and define her unique "fingerpicking" guitar style. Self proclaimed "weird kid" and "general questioner of reality" her music naturally draws on a wide range of ideas, combining Alt-Country, blues, honky-folksy whatever into a sweet dripping, slow moving sound.


Thu, Mar 9 · alternative · art rock · experimental · funk · improvisation · indie · jazz · rock · vocal

Everyone Orchestra
(Oteil, Holly Bowling & more) w/ Trongone Band
8:00pm at Salvage Station
($18)

Everyone Orchestra features: Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) on bass, Claude Coleman, Jr. (Ween) on drums, Holly Bowling on keys, Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) on trombone / vocals, Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk) on guitar, Wallace Mullinax (Dead 27's) on guitar and Mike Quinn on sax.


Thu, Mar 9 · hardcore · local · metal · rock

Lifecurse
Metal Showcase w/ 8 Vacant Graves, I, The Supplier & Sunseeker
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($5 adv / $7 DOS)

Local Metal Showcase! Asheville-based Lifecurse is far from afraid to delve into the darkest corners that metal, hardcore and deathcore have to offer, never backing away from an opportunity to push the envelope.


Thu, Mar 9 · americana · country · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Kelsey Waldon
w/ Savannah Smith and Southern Soul
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Thinking about country music, Kelsey Waldon muses, "If it's a part of who you are, it's a part of who you are." And country music is very much a part of who she is, a part of who she's always been. The Kentucky singer/songwriter hails from Monkey's Eyebrow, in rural Ballard County where her family put down roots several generations ago. Even so, Waldon's musical tastes reach well beyond those borders, as evidenced on her newest release.


Thu, Mar 9 · acoustic · activist · alternative · americana · classical · eclectic · folk · indie · instrumental · jazz · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

Ben Sollee
w/ Jordan Ellis
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15)

Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee’s music is difficult to pin down. Following a performance at the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, the New York Times remarked how Sollee’s “...meticulous, fluent arrangements continually morphed from one thing to another. Appalachian mountain music gave way to the blues, and one song was appended with a fragment from a Bach cello suite, beautifully played.” In teaming up with international organizations such as Patagonia Clothing and Oxfam America, Ben has come to be known as a thoughtful activist and dedicated informer at shows.


Fri, Mar 10 · eclectic · improvisation · jam · jazz · local

Up Jumped Three
7:00pm at Pillar

This Asheville-based band fuses colors and shades of West Coast jazz, free jazz, and more modern elements, resulting in a ‘chamber jazz’ sound that is at once dynamic, engaging, and lyrical.


Fri, Mar 10 · dance · local · retro · rock

3 Cool Cats
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

Looking for vintage rock & roll? Featuring Hank Bones on electric guitar and vocals, Mike Filippone on Bass and vocals and Russ Wilson on drums and vocals, this funky little trio plays all the hits (and quite a few obscure oddities) from the '50s & '60s. Dance on the Cork & Keg's vintage (1925) dance floor!


Fri, Mar 10 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · fiddle · guitar · gypsy · hip hop · jazz · local · progressive

Jon Stickley Trio
Album Release Show w/ Blair Crimmins and The Hookers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The originality and sheer energy of the genre-bending Jon Stickley Trio serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.


Fri, Mar 10 · alternative · ambient · art rock · electronic · indie · orchestral · psychedelic · spiritual · trance

The Human Experience
w/ bioLuMigen & Morphonic
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

“The Human Experience” is David Block’s principal project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer. Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds.


Fri, Mar 10 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · country

West End String Band
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

West End String Band, based in Greenville, SC is dedicated to playing and performing traditional bluegrass music and old country songs with modern appeal.


Fri, Mar 10 · alternative · blues · emo · experimental · indie · noise · rock

Crocodiles
w/ AJ Dávila & Missing Stares
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Dirty, stripped down Jesus and Mary Chain style wallop combined with bits of experimental noise, bluesy swagger, and dense shoegazey goodness, The Crocodiles seem to reevaluate tried and true styles of rock from the past while injecting some fresh new blood into the proceedings.


Fri, Mar 10 · dance · jazz · local · rock · soul · vocal

Jim Arrendell & The Cheap Suits
10:00pm at Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

The Cheap Suits pays tribute to two great eras of music, the glamorous vocal jazz era of the '20s '30s and '40s, and the infectious Motown and Soul era from the '50s through the '70s. Whether you prefer a classic vocal jazz ensemble or a “blow the roof off the place” dance band, or both, The Cheap Suits delivers the goods.


Sat, Mar 11 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · blues · folk · guitar · instrumental · old time · roots

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians - Rob Ickes is a longtime, well established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist - is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts.


Sat, Mar 11 · americana · improvisation · jam · local · psychedelic · rock · roots · tribute

Phuncle Sam
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Improv / Americana, Dead-Centric "jam band." Over three years of intense jamming and rehearsing finds Phuncle Sam with an ever-expanding body of original music. The band will also serve up quintessential interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others.


Sat, Mar 11 · big band · instrumental · jazz · local · progressive

The Asheville Jazz Orchestra
8:00pm at White Horse Black Mountain
($15)

Drawing from a wide variety of influences, a performance by the AJO will range from the swing era sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman to the progressive sounds of Thad Jones, Gordon Goodwin, and Stan Kenton to premiering new charts by local composers.


Sat, Mar 11 · alternative · guitar · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Delicate Steve
w/ Imaginary Tricks
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Stevge's tunes establish their hooks immediately, and drop you with him as he runs alongside leopards, scales a Western peak, nurses a boozy Kingston come-down, before clocking out at under three minutes and depositing you somewhere else on a technicolor continuum. Throughout the set, Steve's guitar melodies rise and crest, unguarded expressions of wonderment and positivity.


Sat, Mar 11 · americana · blues · country · folk · jazz · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

David Bromberg Quintet
w/ Austin Shaw
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($35 adv / $40 DOS)

David Bromberg is a godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars.


Sat, Mar 11 · alternative · indie · local · metal · percussion · psychedelic · rock

Female Drummer Oddity Show
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Metal/Rock show with all female drummers, featuring Binding Isaac, Murder Maiden, and Blitch (pictured).


Sat, Mar 11 · acoustic · blues · folk · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · spiritual

Noah Proudfoot Trio
w/ LifeLikeWater
9:00pm at The Bywater
($5)

Noah Proudfoot performs a unique blend of soul, blues, and 'spirit-folk,' accompanied by Allison Zopel on cello and Nichelle Nichols on violin.


Sat, Mar 11 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · synth

Axxa Abraxas Record Release Show
w/ Acid Reign, Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog) & Shaken Nature
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Axxa/Abraxas is the music and art project of Ben Asbury. His experiences as a record collector and music obsessive from a very young age (“I got into punk in the third grade”) are easily evident in his debut release. Going full circle from being introduced to 60′s pop as a kid, through his foray into punk rock at an early age, into post-rock and Elephant Six indie, right back into 60′s Psychedelia, Ben has honed his influences (Neil Young, Television Personalities, ‘Elevators, The ‘Dead, Olivia Tremor Control) into a cohesive blend to adapt his own take on psych-influenced art-pop.


Sat, Mar 11 · alternative · americana · country · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · rock · roots

Cale Tyson
w/ Cyndi Lou & The Want To
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

"Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans." - Rolling Stone


Sat, Mar 11 · blues · rock · roots · soul · southern rock

Whiskey Dixie
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Based in Calhoun, Ga., Whiskey Dixie is an Southern Soul Rock band pulling influences from Rock N Roll, Blues, Roots, and Soul.


Sun, Mar 12 · acoustic · celtic · fiddle · folk · guitar · instrumental · irish · traditional · world

Lúnasa – Evening Show
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($25)

Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle.


Sun, Mar 12 · alternative · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin
w/ SeepeopleS
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The story starts in the early '80s at Hedgen’s, a “country club for the spiritually impoverished and emotionally destitute” as chief songwriter Dan Baird would later identify it. Bassist Keith Christopher, drummer Mauro Magellan and guitarists Dan Baird and Rick Richards were all playing on the Atlanta circuit in various bar bands such as The Hellhounds, The Brains and The Woodpeckers. These bands would gradually morph into the original Georgia Satellites.


Sun, Mar 12 · acoustic · celtic · fiddle · folk · guitar · instrumental · irish · traditional · world

Lúnasa – Afternoon show
3:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($25)

Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle.


Sun, Mar 12 · acoustic · folk · guitar · humor · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Bean Tree Remedy
5:00pm at The Joint Next Door

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


Sun, Mar 12 · alternative · indie · noise · pop · punk · r&b · rock

Priests
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10)

Priests' newest work is its stylistically most diverse to date, expanding on their lo-fi post-punk bona-fides with ideas drawn from pop, R&B, and industrial noise.


Sun, Mar 12 · garage · grunge · indie · local · rock · surf

Kitty Tsunami
w/ Spirit Ghost & Calico Blue
10:00pm at The Burger Bar
(21+, $3-$5 Door Donation)

Asheville-based Kitty Tsunami plays lo-fi, garage surf pop with a hint of grunge.


Mon, Mar 13 · acoustic · brass · cello · chamber · classical · instrumental · orchestral

Walk with Wolfgang – A Progressive Chamber Music Concert
6:00pm at Drhumor Building
($22 adv / $27 DOS / $11 Students)

With Kate Steinbeck, flute; Rosalind Buda, bassoon; Tate Addis, piano; Mariya Potapova, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola; Franklin Keel, cello and others! Mozart will resonate throughout historic and hip downtown Asheville as Pan Harmonia hosts a unique musical walking tour with ensembles at three different venues: The Haen Gallery, Asheville Museum of Science and Blue Dream Curry House (Optional $5 tasting plate of Blue Dream Curry’s finest plus beverage). This leisurely paced tour will begin and end at the Drhumor Building, with light refreshments to finish. Ensembles include Pan Harmonia’s all-stars and the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s own brass ensemble. This progressive concert is being presented as a part of the Asheville Amadeus Festival.


Tue, Mar 14 · alternative · americana · blues · country · folk · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Son Volt
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($18 adv / $22 DOS)

In his latest work, band founder Jay Farrar’s notion of the blues focuses on specific guitar tunings, courtesy Skip James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Nick Drake. And on the structure of the songs themselves – repeated lines, a few phrases borrowed from older blues. Both provided entry points to his new songs.


Tue, Mar 14 · americana · country · outlaw country · rock · rockabilly · roots · tribute · vocal

Cash’d Out
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($10 adv / $15 DOS)

Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson vocals, Kevin Manuel guitar, George Bernardo drums, and Stephen Rey bass), a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. How can you tell? Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won six San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, and being the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page, JohnnyCash.com, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. “Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny's hair in a glass locket,” explains front man Douglas Benson.


Wed, Mar 15 · alternative · pop · rock

Freerunner
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7)

Throughout the course of their musical union, Todd Siff and Matt Live of Freerunner have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. After meeting in Austin, Texas at their apartment's front gate, they have performed at a variety of venues and made countless public appearances all the while recording new songs. This talented Stadium rock band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.


Thu, Mar 16 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · fiddle · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Anya Hinkle
7:00pm at Upcountry Brewing
(21+, Free)

An intimate "Dinner Show" with Bluegrass Darling Anya Hinkle - Maybe you've seen her at Merlefest or here in Asheville playing with Tellico. She has a unique style and is a multi-fasceted instrumentalist.


Thu, Mar 16 · alternative · ambient · classical · electronic · synth · trance

FKJ
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15)

Futuristically Classy Vincent Fenton, French Kiwi Juice, (better known by the abbreviation FKJ), has mastered the sound of sophisticated, smooth electronic music.


Thu, Mar 16 · funk · fusion · improvisation · indie · jam · progressive · retro · roots

CBDB
w/ The Digs
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10)

Filtered through the waters of Alabama’s Black Warrior River, a crisp, revolving blend of progressive rock, funk, jam, and fusion.


Fri, Mar 17 · activist · alternative · americana · cajun · country · dance · folk · indie · reggae · rock · roots · zydeco

Donna The Buffalo
w/ Locust Honey
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna the Buffalo’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs.


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · hardcore · indie · local · metal · punk · rock

St. Patty’s PUNK & METAL Fest
6:00pm at The Odditorium
($8)

Blue Mountain Mischief Productions presents our first ever St. Patrick's day punk and metal festival! Featuring Hooliganz, A World of Lies, Municipators, Spearfinger, Bleedseason, Vic Crown (pictured) and Binding Issac.


Fri, Mar 17 · acoustic · chamber · classical · instrumental

The Jerusalem Quartet
Asheville Chamber Music Series
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($40)

The Jerusalem Quartet record exclusively for Harmonia Mundi and their discs have been awarded with numerous prizes. Their recording of Haydn’s String Quartets won the chamber category of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Tonight's program includes Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 64, #5 “Lark” ; Mozart: Quartet in G major, K. 387 ; and Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 59, #1 “Razumovsky”.


Fri, Mar 17 · blues · funk · jam · jazz · r&b · rock · soul · tribute · vocal

Melvin Seals and JGB
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby
Presented by The Mothlight at Asheville Masonic Temple w/ Mary Lattimore
8:00pm at Asheville Masonic Temple
($18 adv / $20 DOS)

Presented by The Mothlight at Asheville Masonic Temple! Waxhatchee’s latest record, "Ivy Tripp", drifts confidently from previous albums and brings forth a more informed and powerful recognition of where Katie Crutchfield has currently found herself. The lament and grieving for her youth seem to have been replaced with control and sheer self-honesty. Co-headliner Kevin Morby is a young, gifted songwriter with a kind face and a complicated mind. Harpist Mary Lattimore opens the show.


Fri, Mar 17 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · harmony · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Tellico
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($12 adv / $15 DOS / $20 VIP)

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.


Fri, Mar 17 · acoustic · appalachian · celtic · contra · dance · fiddle · holiday · instrumental · irish · traditional

The Red Wellies
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

"From the mountains of North Carolina, this trio of twin fiddles and bouzouki are a force to be reckoned with. Straight pure Irish spirit bottled in North Carolina ... played as well as you might find in Galway, Cork or Dublin." - Alex Monaghan, Folkworld Magazine


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · dance · funk · indie · local · psychedelic · rock · soul · tribute

Space Cowboys & Cosmic Girls w/ Deja Fuze
St. Patty's Party
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, Donations at the door)

The Space Cowboys & the Cosmic Girls is the South's only full on Jamiroquai tribute group. Hailing from Asheville, NC, the Space Cowboys & the Cosmic Girls bring a non-stop boogie down by using the elements that made the music of Jamiroquai the sensation it is: groove, soul, and swagger.


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · holiday · indie · local · rock

St. Paddys Day Rock Party
9:00pm at Boiler Room
(18+, $7)

JTaylor Entertainment Presents Local Live Music Series - St. Paddys Day Rock Party Featuring live performances by Mr. Mange (Asheville, pictured), Field Notes (Johnson City, TN), Indighost (Bristol, TN) and The Acorn People (Nashville, TN).


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · funk · fusion · holiday · indie · jazz · local · progressive · soul

The Berlyn Trio
9:00pm at One World Brewing

Have a jazzy/funky St. Patty's Day w/ The Berlyn Trio at One World Brewing! The group features Jamie Berlyn on sax, Dan Clare on 8-string guitar, and drums, playing jazz and funk standards with nods to fusion greats like Scofield and MMW.


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · humor · psychedelic · rock

Monsters of Japan
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Monsters of Japan were hatched from eggs during the Pre-Mesozoic era. Born of a dragon named Akira. It was the immaculate conception of rock. As they were traveling the world rocking faces off, they realized something was missing. While storming the villages somewhere around Peru, they happened upon a beautiful creature of darkness being burned at the stake. They destroyed the village and saved the lass and gave her the name Devilicious. Now a complete unit, Roast (throat, guitar), Skeet.R (throat, bass), Bakin' (thunderous pounding) and Devilicious, (master of movement, torture) set off to save the world from the horrible state of the current music industry and bring true rock back to the forefront.


Fri, Mar 17 · alternative · ambient · dance · dj · electronic · indie

Astronautica
w/ Panther God, Koresma & Hubbble
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free, donations encouraged)

Los Angeles native Edrina K. Martinez is Astronautica, one of Alpha Pup Records’ newest artists. Bringing a unique style of lush electronica and a playful sense of exploration to the label, the young producer is a fresh face to the thriving local beat scene.


Sat, Mar 18 · blues · country · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · rock · roots

Left Lane Cruiser
St. Patrick's Day Weekender w/ Steel City Jug Slammers
5:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Left Lane Cruiser's whiskey fueled two man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promises to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time. Opener Steel City Jug Slammers at 5pm ; Left Lane Cruiser plays at 9pm.


Sat, Mar 18 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · cello · experimental · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Clanton
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

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.


Sat, Mar 18 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · jazz · local · piano · pop · r&b · rock · soul

The Chuck Lichtenberger Collective
in The Meadow
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

The Chuck Lichtenberger Collective is the brainchild of one of the areas most sought after pianists. His previous bands have been Stephaniesid, The Goodies, and The Archrivals. The Collective's biggest influences are The Bad Plus, Van Halen, Ahmad Jamal, and Al Green. The band also includes Jonathan Pearlman (Alien Music Club, Stephaniesid) on guitar, Zack Page (One Leg Up) on bass and Nik Hope (Hope Massive) on drums.


Sat, Mar 18 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · improvisation · jam · jazz · old time · progressive · psychedelic · roots · stringband

David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($45 standing / $75 VIP)

For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms — jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom — "Dawg" music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he's inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.


Sat, Mar 18 · alternative · blues · jazz · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · tribute · vocal

Tom Waits 4 No Man
8:00pm at Aloft Asheville

Tom Waits 4 No Man (TW4NM) is an Asheville-based Tom Waits tribute concept led by Stevie Lee Combs.


Sat, Mar 18 · indie · rock · southern rock · vocal

Black Stone Cherry
w/ Caleb Johnson and Through Fire
8:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)

A decade ago, Black Stone Cherry made its attention-grabbing self-titled debut at David Barrick's Barrick Recording near their hometown of Edmonton, KY. It proclaimed the arrival of a vibrant and exciting new force in Southern rock 'n’ roll, a group that played with fire, sang with brimstone and had plenty of cajones.


Sat, Mar 18 · acoustic · bluegrass · country · harmony · local · old time · rock

The Barsters
8:30pm at Cork & Keg
(Free)

Join us for some old time / bluegrass / country / acoustic rock fun with Rob Mangum, Parrish Ellis, James Johnson, Doug Sharkey and Ben Harvey! The Barsters bring a sound that draws from all sorts of styles from the past. Strong singing and harmonies with flat-out hot pickin' makes for an entertaining evening.


Sat, Mar 18 · dub · electronic · hip hop · indie

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

Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party-­crushing alter ego Minnesota, is one of the most innovative and proficient electronic producers to come out of the West Coast bass music movement. His sound breaks away from the various subgenres of EDM but holds onto origins of dubstep and hip-­hop, creating a truly authentic experience for his audience.


Sat, Mar 18 · alternative · ambient · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · jazz

Hans-Joachim Roedelius
w/ Xambuca
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15)

Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a German experimental, ambient and electronic musician. He is best known as a co-founder of the krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia and for his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello.


Sat, Mar 18 · dance · pop · retro · rock · tribute

The Breakfast Club
'80s Tribute Band w/ The Rewind House Band
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

The Breakfast Club® is the longest running, most recognized ’80’s tribute band in the United States. Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind. The mission was simple: create an entertainment group that embodied the enigmatic, creative, and buoyant spirit of music and live performances of the original MTV generation of the 1980’s. That mission remains today.


Sat, Mar 18 · alternative · hard rock · indie · metal · rock

Bound by Fate
w/ A Pleasure to Burn, A World of Lies & 8 Vacant Graves
9:00pm at Boiler Room

Bound by Fate is a Cleveland-based metal band playing since 2008.


Sun, Mar 19 · alternative · hard rock · indie · local · metal · rock

Local Live Music Series
9:00pm at Boiler Room
(18+, $7)

Local Live Music Series with performances by Pleasure To Burn, A World Of Lies, 8 Vacant Graves and Bound by Fate.


Sun, Mar 19 · avant garde · dub · electronic · funk · fusion · improvisation · jazz · psychedelic

Hip Bones
1:00pm at Barley's Taproom

North Carolina based Hip Bones features Gary Schwantes on saxophones and bamboo flutes, Shannon Hoover on bass and loops and Robin Tolleson on drums. Bad long before The Bad Plus, Hip Bones has been called “renegade jazz,” “psychedelic funk,” and “monsters of the mash-up.” It has been written, “These gentlemen push the boundaries of jazz ... and get away with it!” Hip Bones' music combines funk and dub-flavored original instrumentals, along with spirited psychedelic covers from such diverse sources as Jimi Hendrix, The O'Jays, Sting, and Freddie Hubbard.


Sun, Mar 19 · classical · dance · hip hop · kids · local

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
2:30pm at The Orange Peel
($10 / $15 ticket & album / FREE for kids under 3)

Album Release Show for “Mozartistic” - a real classy EP collaboration with Asheville Symphony, Orion Weiss, & Marley Carroll.


Sun, Mar 19 · acoustic · chamber · classical

Asheville Baroque Concerts presents ‘Oltremontano’
3:00pm at Oakley United Methodist Church
($15)

The 17th century musical invasion of Italy influenced every national style throughout Europe, and the Lowlands were no exception. The stunning virtuosity of the Italians, combined with the skill and artistry of the Flemish composers, resulted in a perfect blend of color and dazzle. This concert will feature San Francisco’s virtuoso recorder player, Frances Blaker, conductor of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and founding member of Ensemble Vermillion. She will bring these solos, duos and trios to life with ABCs’ Gail Ann Schroeder on viola da gamba and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. This colorful trio blending winds, strings and keyboard, will explore the exciting and expressive works of Cazzati, Castello, A Kempis and van Wichel.


Sun, Mar 19 · acoustic · chamber · classical · festival · local · orchestral

Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert
w/ Midori
3:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($28-$93)

Headlining the 2017 festival as featured performer and artist-in-residence is master musician and innovator Midori. Midori made her now-legendary debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 11, and as a seasoned artist she is champion of making music education accessible for children in underserved communities. A Grammy Award winner, she received the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in recognition of her devotion to community engagement work worldwide, and has been named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations.


Sun, Mar 19 · alternative · americana · blues · country · guitar · honky tonk · outlaw country · psychedelic · rock · rockabilly · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Reverend Horton Heat
w/ Unknown Hinson, The Goddamn Gallows & Birdcloud
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($18 adv / $22 DOS)

Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-traveling space-cowboy on a endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for getting to tag along.


Tue, Mar 21 · classic rock · guitar · pop · rock · tribute

Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull)
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.


Tue, Mar 21 · activist · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Conor Oberst
w/ The Felice Brothers
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $31 adv / $36 DOS)

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he has released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.


Tue, Mar 21 · alternative · americana · blues · folk · indie · rock · roots

The Districts
w/ The Halves
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12)

The Pennsylvania four-piece channels its long-forged bonds into visceral, explosive rock and roll. You'll hear hints of Americana, moments of the blues and folk, but written into songs so expressive that those labels are transcended.


Wed, Mar 22 · acoustic · americana · blues · cello · folk · indie · jazz · roots · singer-songwriter

Leyla McCalla
formerly of Carolina Chocolate Drops
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre

Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty—it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.


Wed, Mar 22 · celtic · dance · fiddle · folk · harmony · irish · traditional · vocal · world

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($41.50 - $107.50)

VOICES OF ANGELS showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from the forthcoming Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award-winning signature style.


Wed, Mar 22 · americana · blues · folk · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Gracie Lane
8:00pm at One World Brewing

Louisiana by birth, Arkansas by fate, Asheville by choice - Gracie Lane is a bluesy singer-songwriter with an indie edge.


Wed, Mar 22 · activist · alternative · hip hop · indie · rap · vocal

Blackalicious
w/ FTO & King Garbage
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($18 adv / $22 DOS)

Imani, Vol. 1 lives up to the beloved California-bred duo's hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop's most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces. Acclaimed for the sublime combination of Gab's verbal dexterity and lyrical eloquence, and X's bracing beats and distinctive soundscapes, Blackalicious has earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive, personally charged innovations of its first three albums, 1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft.


Wed, Mar 22 · indie · pop · rock · soul

Local Natives
w/ Little Scream
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26 adv / $29 DOS)

The band delves into dancier, poppy moments, Fleetwood Mac-inspired dark pop, blue-eyed-soul stomp and prospective anthems in their newest work - and while this is new ground for Local Natives to some degree, the sound never loses those qualities that made us fall in love with them in the first place, an accomplishment the band endears to simply following their desire to please themselves. What has always been there for Local Natives is their meticulous crafting of musical elements while constantly pushing and pulling melody, harmony, and rhythmic components from within their construct and out into the cosmos.


Thu, Mar 23 · art rock · folk · humor · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Loudon Wainwright III
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($27 adv / $30 DOS)

His varied subject matter includes depression, drinking, senior citizenship, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership and New York City’s arcane practice of alternate side-of-the-street parking.


Thu, Mar 23 · blues · local · pop · r&b · roots · soul · tribute · vocal

A Tribute to Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash & Lucinda Williams
w/ Peggy Ratusz, Mare Carmody & Ellen Trnka
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($12 adv / $15 DOS / $20 VIP)

Asheville-based blues singer Peggy Ratusz (pictured) joins Ellen Trnka and Mare Carmody for "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," a Tribute to Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams.


Thu, Mar 23 · folk · singer-songwriter · vocal

Catie Curtis
CD Release
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. She has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by The New Yorker.


Thu, Mar 23 · electronic · hip hop · indie

Space Jesus
w/ Shlump
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Space Jesus aka Jasha Tull is a Brooklyn, NY based electronic music producer. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jasha’s firm roots in hip-hop are apparent in most of his productions. With a focus on bass-line synthesis, commanding beats and futuristic feels, Jasha injects his signature sound on every sub-genre he graces.


Thu, Mar 23 · dance · folk · gypsy · indie · klezmer · punk · rock · roots · world

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

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, Mar 24 · acoustic · activist · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · fusion · improvisation · indie · jam · local · progressive · rock · roots

Acoustic Syndicate – Night 1
Almost Acoustic
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)

“Through our music, we have tried to maintain a consistent message, a reminder, that this Earth is the only one we will ever have. And though we speak of some lofty ideals in our music, my most fervent hope is that when people listen to us or come to our show, they leave with a laugh and a smile and the satisfaction of having been a part of something positive.”


Fri, Mar 24 · blues · gospel · local · pop · r&b · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · spiritual · vocal

Candice Glover • American Idol Winner
w/ Lyric & Rhoda Weaver and The Soulmates
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($25)

These are three of the best voices on the planet in one room, for one night! This a rare show you don't want to miss!


Fri, Mar 24 · blues · dance · folk · gypsy · local · new orleans · pop · ragtime · roots · swing · world

Sparrow and her Wingmen
8:30pm at Cork & Keg
(Free)

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.


Fri, Mar 24 · alternative · blues · jazz · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · tribute · vocal

Tom Waits 4 No Man
Blues Gone Green
9:00pm at Crow & Quill

Tom Waits 4 No Man (TW4NM) is an Asheville-based Tom Waits tribute concept led by Stevie Lee Combs.


Fri, Mar 24 · alternative · art rock · folk · indie · orchestral · psychedelic · rock · spiritual · vocal

The Collection
w/ Alexa Rose and WHYM
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Somewhere between bonsai orchestra and over-filled rock band lies the Collection, a Greensboro-based band whose name is as self-descriptive as it is ambiguous. With an army of instruments and influences, the 7 member ensemble creates songs layered with strings, brass, and woodwinds, crescendoing like a gigantic wave crashing on a shore of folk melodies and rock rhythms. The vocal ranges echo the myriad of instrumental textures, accompanying death and hope filled lyrics, weaving in and out of spiritual survival and thriving.


Fri, Mar 24 · alternative · bluegrass · folk · indie · jazz · metal · psychedelic · rock

The Plate Scrapers
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin', and let this hungry bunch "take you out of this atmosphere."


Fri, Mar 24 · alternative · hip hop · indie · psychedelic · rap

Hippie Sabotage
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(16+, $20 adv / $25 DOS / $100 VIP Meet & Greet)

Hippie Sabotage is two brothers from Sacramento who make hip hop music.


Sat, Mar 25 · acoustic · activist · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · fusion · improvisation · indie · jam · local · progressive · rock · roots

Acoustic Syndicate – Night 2
Almost Acoustic
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($17 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)

“Through our music, we have tried to maintain a consistent message, a reminder, that this Earth is the only one we will ever have. And though we speak of some lofty ideals in our music, my most fervent hope is that when people listen to us or come to our show, they leave with a laugh and a smile and the satisfaction of having been a part of something positive.”


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook's original songs take on the usual country spin on shitty relationships, bad decisions, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · chamber · classical · eclectic · hip hop · pop · rock

Black Violin
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $35 / Student $30 / Child $20)

Classically trained Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, the founders of Black Violin, meticulously meld classical, hip-hop, rock and pop music.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · hard rock · hardcore · indie · local · metal · rock

Thundering Herd
w/ Twist of Fate, Electric Phantom & Tombstone Hwy
9:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Thundering Herd is a three-piece beast of blistering guitar, hammering drums, and pounding bass from the Bull City of Durham, North Carolina.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · americana · classic rock · hard rock · indie · psychedelic · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons are carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana.


Sat, Mar 25 · alternative · eclectic · fusion · hip hop · indie · psychedelic · reggae · rock · soul · world

Sol Seed
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free, donations encouraged)

Oregon-based Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam all over a solid Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own.


Sun, Mar 26 · guitar · indie · jazz · local

Nuclear Tiger
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Nuclear Tiger consists of Tyler Kittle on Tenor Saxophone, Michael Collings on Electric Guitar, Daniel Iannucci on Upright Bass, and Micah Thomas on drums.


Sun, Mar 26 · acoustic · guitar · instrumental · world

Pierre Bensusan
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($20 adv / $25 DOS / $30 VIP)

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre Bensusan was voted Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey.


Sun, Mar 26 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

James McCartney
w/ Emily Easterly
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter James McCartney (son of Paul McCartney) has remained fiercely dedicated to his musical vision of melding smart hooks and feral alt-rock with the grandeur and spiritually centeredness of psychedelic music.


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