asheville Archive

30 Days Out, July 2024 #1: Ska City, Banned From Utopia, Brushfire Stankgrass, Steel Pulse

This time around, 30 Days Out features two touring acts — a legendary reggae outfit and a kind of alumni-tribute band – plus two wildly popular Asheville-based acts. Go see […]

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 […]

30 Days Out, June 2024 #1: Beach Boys, King’s X, Kim Gordon, Pinkish Floyd

Wow. Some big names – from both a commercial and critical perspective – are coming to town in the next 30 days. And a local group that serves up the […]

30 Days Out, May 2024 #2: George Trouble and the Zealots, DJ Lil Meow Meow, Rising Appalachia, Mdou Moctar

So much great music in Asheville. This time around, our look at music for the coming 30 days includes two locally-based acts, an award-winning DJ who’s also from Asheville, and […]

A Profile of Harvest Records in Asheville NC

The Record Store: Neighborhood, Community, and Celebrations in the Blue Ridge Mountains This feature first appeared in SPIN In the early 2000s, Mark Capon and Matt Schnable were pals attending […]

30 Days Out, May 2024 #1: Eric Slick, Carpal Tullar, Cypress Hill, Real Estate

What an impressive lineup of touring (and local) acts on the calendar over the next 30 days in Asheville. Even with everything going on in the world, what a great […]

30 Days Out, April 2024 #2: Pylon Reenactment Society, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Primus, Destroy Boys

A whole lot is happening in Asheville during these next 30 days. This time around, I’m featuring four touring groups, all of which I’ve interviewed at one time or another […]

30 Days Out, April 2024 #1: Alejandro Escovedo, Disco Biscuits, Pretty Little Goat, Flight Attendant

A critically acclaimed artist whose body of work spans punk, Americana and more; a heavy-gigging jam band; a great local group that’s bubbling under; an up-and-coming band outta Nashville about […]

30 Days Out, March 2024 #2: Scott Stapp, Western Carolina Writers Showcase, Consider the Source, Los Straitjackets

Rock, regional singer-songwriters, popular prog and the best surf-style music you’ll ever hear: those are the highlights of Asheville live music in the coming 30 days. Here we go… Artist: […]

30 Days Out, March 2024 #1: Sub-Radio, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Bob Dylan, Dervish

Indie pop, cinematic instrumental music, stirring and traditional Irish tunes, and the musical bard of the 20th century: those are the highlights in live music for Asheville in the coming […]