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Preview: Music to Your Ears presents ‘Band on the Run’

Hosted by the Asheville Guitar Bar, a discussion series provides deeper understanding and greater enjoyment of classic albums and recording artists. Led by Asheville speaker, author and music journalist Bill […]

Preview: A Hard Day’s Night

The feature film debut from The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night captures the humor, exuberance and musical genius of The group at the height of the Beatlemania phenomenon. A special […]

Preview: Music Movie Monday – The Stones and Brian Jones

The story of Rolling Stones founder and guitarist Brian Jones is explored in a new documentary, made with the close cooperation of Stones bassist Bill Wyman. A special November 13 […]

Preview: Music Movie Mondays – ‘Quadrophenia’

In October 1973, The Who released their ambitious 2LP set Quadrophenia. Following on from songwriter Pete Townshend’s previous conceptual/narrative works Tommy and (the aborted) Lifehouse, Quadrophenia was superior in most […]

Interview Roundup: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

In the years after punk and new wave had their moment, it would become fashionable to rag on the so-called “dinosaurs” of progressive rock. The thinking went – or so […]

30 Days Out January 2022 #2: Ben Phantom, Cory and the Wongnotes, Dogs in a Pile, The Fritz

This roundup of “30 Days Out” features two Asheville-based acts and two nationally touring ones. Artist: Ben Phantom Venue: Highland Brewing Downtown Date: Saturday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. Door: free […]

That Time Was Then…and Now Again

The dB’s are one of my favorite groups. So I was delighted when I recently learned that a digital-only album that Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple released last year during […]

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30 Days Out: February 2020 #2: Gordon Lightfoot, Marley Carroll, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Pinkest Floyd

Lots of great live music coming to Asheville, N.C. in the next 30 days. Below is merely a sampling from among the best: two local acts, two nationally touring artists. […]

Bianchi & Cofod

This is my original version of a feature written in 2018; the previously-published version included some editorial additions that were not part of my article as filed and that didn’t […]