30 Days Out, February 2024 #1: Nirvani, John McCutcheon, Andrew Thelston Band, Stick Men

The quiet season continued herei n Asheville, with tourist traffic slightly diminished. But there’s plenty of great live music, and locals can enjoy it without being (as) overrun by outta-towners. […]

Album Review: Tu-Ner – T-1 Contact Information

If you’re seeking compelling and challenging music, in and around the orbit of King Crimson is a very reliable place to begin your search. The members, former members, friends and […]

30 Days Out, August 2023 #2: Phuncle Sam, tu-NER, Tangerine Dream, The Nude Party

There’s never any shortage of fantastic live music on offer in Asheville. Highlights over the next 30 days include a beloved Dead-flavored local band, another local band often mentioned among […]

Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Places

Country-rock singer/songwriter Ashley McBryde was born in 1983 in Arkansas and raised near Saddle and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. With a population of less than 1000 persons, Mammoth Spring is nearly […]

Album Review: Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar 3

The idea that classical music and popular forms of music can coexist isn’t a new one. The Moody Blues bridged the gap between the two with Days of Future Passed […]

Album Review: Anchor and Burden – Kosmonautic Pilgrimage

Impressionistic bloops and bleeps. Delightfully jarring stabs of percussion. Wild throbs of thunderous bass guitar. Otherworldly sonic textures courtesy of touch guitar. Those are merely some of the components of […]

Take Five: Pat Mastelotto

One of the most varied and versatile drummers in all of music, Pat Mastelotto celebrated his 67th birthday on September 10. Artists as varied as Hall & Oates, Al Jarreau, […]

EP Review: Stick Men — Tentacles

Considering the degree to which each of its members is known for other projects, it’s remarkable that Stick Men even exists. Drummer extraordinaire Pat Mastelotto has been on every King […]

Hundred-word Reviews for April 2022, Part 2

Picking up where I left off yesterday, here are five more brief capsule reviews of new albums. This is a remarkably eclectic assortment. Speedfossil – No Anesthesia If you like […]

AUDIO: A Conversation with Tony Levin of Stick Men

For more than a decade now, Musoscribe has been home to my interviews, features, reviews and essays, all in print form. Going forward, I’ll be expanding into audio and possibly […]