live shows Archive

Music to Your Ears: Pink Floyd’s ‘Obscured by Clouds’

NOTE: This is a live, in-person event and it won’t be live streamed, so it’s primarily of interest to those in or near Asheville NC.) New monthly discussion series takes a deep dive into important records, artists and movements in music. Hosted by the Asheville Guitar Bar, a new discussion series provides deeper understanding and

30 Days Out, May 2022 #2: Albert Cummings, Jason Isbell, Gov’t Mule, Destroy Boys

In the next 30 days, there’s all manner of live music to be experienced in Asheville. This roundup focuses a bit more on c&w, but there’s something for every taste on the stages of Western N.C. Artist: Albert Cummings Venue: Isis Music Hall Date: Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. Door: $23 advance, $28 day of

Concert Preview: Beabadoobee

Canadian rapper Powfu’s 2020 single “death bed (coffee for your head)” is an irresistible slice of pop wonderfulness, combining kittenish folk-bedroom pop with hip-hop in a way that works splendidly. And I’m not the only one who thinks so: the tune has received 1.2 billion plays on Spotify, and that’s merely one streaming service. But

Stile Antico: Leading without a Leader

What multiple Grammy award nominee Stile Antico does is unusual enough that it’s best to go right to the source for a description. “We’re a 12-voice ensemble specializing in Renaissance polyphony,” explains James Arthur, spokesperson and one of three bass vocalists in the London-based group. Stile Antico (pronounced STEE-lay an-TEE-co) was founded by a group

30 Days Out, May 2022 #1: Mountain Skies, Parthenon Huxley, Belle & Sebastian, Little Feat

Asheville draws an eclectic assortment of artists to the region, and the highlights among performances scheduled for the next 30 days is no exception. Event: Mountain Skies Electronic Music Festival Venue: White Horse Black Mountain Date: Fri.-Sun, May 6-8 Door: $25 Okay, so there isn’t a great deal of advance information available about this event.

30 Days Out, April 2022 #2: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Karla Bonoff, Victor Wooten, Brian Jonestown Massacre

Steel-pan jazz, classic singer-songwriter, visionary funk/jam/beyond, and real rock ‘n’ roll. Those are merely the highlights of what’s featured in and around Asheville live-music-wise in the next 30 days. Artist: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Venue: Asheville Music Hall Date: Thursday, April 21, 9 p.m. Door: $15 Scales is one of the most unque and visionary musical

BOOK EVENT! Thursday 4/14 @ 7pm EDT

Readers of this online mag are unlikely to have escaped the news that I have, indeed, written and published my second book. Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the rise of New Wave came out this winter, and I’m currently doing what I can to promote it. It’s a fascinating story, both as a piece

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 even video content. As a little taste of that — and because it’s really worthwhile on its own merits — here’s audio of a conversation

The ‘British Invasion Years’ Are Now

There’s an old saying – attribution unknown – that asserts, “if you remember the ‘60, you weren’t really there.” But a quartet of musicians from Edison, New Jersey does remember. And they distill those memories into a thrilling night of music, packing dozens of songs into a two-hour performance under the banner The British Invasion

30 Days Out, April 2022 #1: Philip Glass Ensemble, Moon Hooch, Samantha Fish, Stick Men

There’s some fantastic live music coming to Asheville in the next 30 days. No foolin’: sophisticated modern minimalism, a sax-and-drums trio that’s equal parts out-there and accessible, a blues (and more) hero for the 21st century, and some of the most compelling and powerful instro-prog you’ll ever experience. Roll your pennies and go to the