30 Days Out, June 2024 #2: The MGBs, The Remantlists, Buffalo Galaxy, David Wilcox

Lots of homegrown talent this go-round.

Artist: The MGBs
Venue: The Orange Peel
Date: Monday, June 24, 8 p.m.
Door: $12
Mark Goldthwaite is a well-known man about town. He and his wife Julia own and operate Asheville Guitar Bar, a beloved home away from home for local music lovers. Even with his busy schedule, Goldthwaite is a regular fixture on the AGB stage, where he shares his heartfelt and tuneful original songs, ably backed by some of Asheville’s best musical talent. It’s quite rare to find him and his MGBs at other venues, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Artist: The Remantlists
Venue: The Grey Eagle
Date: Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m.
Door: $15
Asheville multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Chris Tullar decided to give himself a challenge: write a rock opera, using the song titles of The Kinks’ classic concept album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) as a prompt. Nothing beyond that, through; his Not Arthur has no connection to the Kinks’ work beyond those titles. He’s assembled a who’s who of Asheville talent to perform it, and – you guessed it – they’ll also stage Arthur in its entirety. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert.

Artist: Buffalo Galaxy
Venue: The One Stop
Date: Saturday, July 6, 10 p.m.
Door: $free
You’d think that Western North Carolina would have so many bluegrass bands that touring acts from other locales wouldn’t even come here to play. But this Minneapolis band puts a fresh spin on the style by folding some psychedelia into the recipe. At their shows, you’re as likely to hear a Lil Nas X tune (‘grass style) as you are to encounter a Dead tune or a bluegrass classic.

Artist: David Wilcox
Venue: Ayurprana Listening Room
Date: Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Door: $30 advance / $35 day of show
One of the most compelling singer-songwriters – and one of the most engaging performers – happens to be based in Asheville. He’s often on tour in far-flung locations in the U.S. and abroad; this hometown show is an opportunity to catch him live. And for those who somehow haven’t seen and heard him, it’s a chance to understand why he’s so busy.

See you at the show!