30 Days Out, December 2023 #1: Toubab Krewe, Bask, Chloe and Leah, Blue Rags

Here at 30 Days Out, I spotlight some of the best live music coming through Asheville. This time of year is extra-special in many ways, not least because local-based touring […]

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 […]

Pussy Riot: There’s (Still) a Riot Goin’ On

Guerrilla performance art collective Pussy Riot has gained at least as much notice for its activism as for the music it makes. Originally based in Russia, the feminist protest group […]

Acid Mothers Temple: 21st Century Psychedelic Band

Musical prophets without honor in their home country, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. have been making mind-melting psychedelic music for nearly three decades. The quintessential underground band […]

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 […]

Bluesman Mighty Mike Schermer on Inspiration and Songwriting (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Did Albert King’s style of playing inform your approach to the guitar? Mighty Mike Schermer: Definitely. Albert played really loud, and the band was really cracking. […]

Bluesman Mighty Mike Schermer on Inspiration and Songwriting (Part 1 of 2)

Nevada-based Mighty Mike Schermer released his eighth solo album last year. He humbly titled it Just Gettin’ Good, but the plain truth is that he’s been making great music for […]

Album Review: Bobby Rush – All My Love for You

Bobby Rush is on a tear. Approaching his 90th birthday this November, the singer-songwriter-guitarist is as busy and productive as ever. In the first two decades of this century, Rush […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 5 of 5

Continued from Part Four… In the final part of my wide-ranging conversation with Big Star, we explore what the late Alex Chilton was like as a person, and learn about […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 4 of 5

Continued from Part Three… In the fourth part of my conversation with Jon Auer, we dig deep into history and learn the story of how he discovered the music of […]