Show Review: The Oh Hellos @ The Orange Peel

Listening to modern folk band The Oh Hellos’ current release, Dear Wormwood, I imagined the band to be a relaxed, inconspicuous presence on stage. I couldn’t have been more wrong. While breezy, earthy vocals take precedence over the instrumentals on most of The Oh Hellos’ recordings, the live performance shows off the complicated conglomeration of […]

Six great concerts coming to Asheville this spring

Though it’s been hard to believe these past couple of frigid weeks, warmer days are in sight and they are bringing some great music to the mountains. Here are eight shows to consider dropping a few dollars on as we near the halfway point of the semester, in the order of their occurrence. Houndmouth @ […]

Mountain Faith to Perform at WCU

America’s Got Talent semifinalist Mountain Faith will perform at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov.5. The Jackson County-based bluegrass-gospel band prides itself in being a family collective. The lead vocalist and fiddler is Summer McMahan. Her father, Sam McMahan, on bass, and her brother, Brayden McMahan, on […]

4 Asheville Concerts to Attend Before the End

Exhale, friends. We’re halfway through the semester. Maybe it’s been a refreshingly easy semester for you, or maybe it’s been a slow bus ride through Hell. Either way, take comfort in knowing we’re on the descent. In the meantime, as our countdown for the end begins, I know of four concerts in big Asheville-town that […]

New Music Monday: Noah Gundersen

October usually means a couple of significant things to me: the slice of heavenly fall break is coming and I’m going to a lot of concerts. Fall is a popular touring season for many artists. One musician touring for the second fall in a row is folk singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen. Gundersen’s easy-going yet dark style […]

A day of heritage

The 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day kicked off Saturday, Sept. 28 at Western Carolina University. The day consisted of music, food, and performances that celebrated the heritage sewn through Western North Carolina. Events started early with a 5K race at 8 a.m. Other events included a chainsaw competition, the Cherokee game Stickball and Fish, and […]