Two acclaimed local/regional acts, some lively and unusual (forgive the term; they use it) “world music” and some up-against-the-wall-mofos rock ‘n’ roll: those are the highlights of live music in Asheville these next thirty days.
Artist: Rocky Horror Music Show
Venue: Orange Peel
Date: Saturday, July 15, 8 p.m.
I don’t need to explain what this is, do I? This Asheville-based troupe revives the camp classic in style. This is one hot ticket; they know how to do it right. So dress up and c’mon out (so to speak); let’s do the Time Warp yet again. I wrote about (and interviewed) the cast last year.
Artist: Mike Rhodes Fellowship
Venue: Pisgah Brewing
Date: Thursday, August 3, 6:30 p.m.
Door: free (but there’s a tip jar!)
Drummer Mike Rhodes is one of the most admired musicians in the region (and beyond). His tasteful and adventurous spirit find flower in his ongoing collaborative events like these. His spirit of musical sharing and dialogue is part of what makes WNC’s music scene special. Always unpredictable, always compelling.
Artist: Polyphony Marimba
Venue: White Horse Black Mountian
Date: Saturday, August 5, 8 p.m.
This Santa Fe NM ensemble launched in 2010 and has been a touring unit since 2012. Husband and wife Peter and Karyna Swing put together an all-marimba group inspired by the roots music of southern Africa. They’ve played hundreds of concerts, bringing their call-and-response vibe to engaged audiences all over.
Artist: The Supersuckers
Venue: The Grey Eagle
Date: Thursday, August 10, 8 p.m.
What can I say or write about Eddie Spaghetti and his band that I haven’t already said? Not much, other than go go go. And before you go, read some of that stuff I’ve written; he’s always a fun interview.
See you at the show!