Tag: music

Rabbit at the Hop

Rabbit at the Hop

Is it raining candy? Are you sipping on sunshine? Then you must be listening to “Rabbit!”.Taking a musical cue from the bubblegum scene of the late 1960’s and marrying it with a quirky combination of acoustic and electronic instruments, Rabbit! creates indie pop for the new millennium. Rabbit is a quartet out of Florida on […]

Bele Chere 2011

Bele Chere 2011

The annual Bele Chere Festival kicked off Friday, continuing through the weekend. Generally attracting large crowds from all over WNC, Bele Chere features local, regional and national music performers, street musicians, artists and food vendors.

Panogram of 28 photos taken on pack square

Old Time Music and Dance at Swannanoa Gathering

Old Time Music and Dance at Swannanoa Gathering

It’s Old time music and dance week at the Swannanoa Gathering. This summer-long exploration of folk music traditions features workshops, classes, dances,  jam sessions and performances.  This week classes and performances focussed on “Old Time Music” and included folk storytelling, clogging and traditional mountain music. Wednesday’s performance was followed by a square dance, called by […]

Downtown After 5 – July Edition

Downtown After 5 – July Edition

Downtown After 5, Asheville’s monthly street music festival continued July 15. This Friday featured the fusion jazz of the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and guitarist Aaron Wood’s rock & roll band, with singer Kellin Watson. Despite the cloudy day, the crowd gathered to fill the street over the course of the evening.

Dustin Spagnola New Work At Harvest Records

Dustin Spagnola New Work At Harvest Records

Harvest Records hosted a show of new works by West Asheville artist Dustin Spagnola. For this show, Spagnola, a mixed-media artist, draws heavily from musical influences in his life here in Asheville. Mixed with images of local artists like Pierce Edens and Jaye Bartell are those of his travelling musical heroes such as Ian Mackaye […]

Downtown After 5

Downtown After 5

Downtown After 5 has become an Asheville tradition of giving music and a street party to the people of Asheville. Always a good crowd of Friday after-work revelers in a family-friendly, outdoor pub kinda way. This week had two bands, but we caught only the 2nd one, The New Familiars.

Wednesday at Pulp

Wednesday at Pulp

On off nights, there is a club under the Orange Peel called Pulp. Off nights for upstairs that is. This is an intimate room and one of the best places to see local bands like they were playing in your very own man-cave. This night saw a newish band to the Asheville music scene, The […]

Friday Night Bands At The Grey Eagle

Friday Night Bands At The Grey Eagle

This night ran the gamut from single guitar/voice to big-band punk with stops at gypsy punk and indie rock. Starting off the night was The Pete Lutz, a local videographer and singer with a short set featuring some well-done covers of Tom Waits songs. Next up was the G String Orchestra, fresh off the road […]

Bayou Diesel at Downtown After Five

Bayou Diesel at Downtown After Five

Celebrating its 23rd year, Downtown After Five kicked-off the summer season in Asheville on May 20. Free live music and dancing started at 5 pm with food and drink available for purchase. Bayou Diesel focused on performing the powerful Cajun, Zydeco and Mardi Gras style dance music of Louisiana. The performance featured accordion, rub-board, rhythm […]