Sol Rhythms
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Sol Rhythms

9 pm

Free show

"Infectious Latin groove masters Sol Rhythms will get you spinning under the sun with their eclectic world music." - livemusicnewsandreview.com

Using the power of music, Sol Rhythms' mission is to promote a care-free and celebratory atmosphere. We encourage our audiences to dispel of all their worries, be themselves and to let loose to our fiery rhythms. 
The lyrical content in our music sends out a message of peace, love, and harmony. Many different rhythms can be heard throughout our music including salsa, merengue, bomba and plena. Percussionists/singers Roni Delerme and Sergio Diaz, who are natives of Puerto Rico, have played together for over twenty years. Together they provide the crucial rhythm combo of timbales and congas. In recent years, Sol Rhythms has re-emerged in Asheville with the help of musicians Gary Morris (bass), Freddie Barry (guitar) and Zach Richardson-Bull (keyboard). Influences range from Tito Puente, Fania All Stars and Santana.

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Time Sawyer | $5
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Time Sawyer | $5

Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.

The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that lead vocalist/guitarist Sam Tayloe and vocalist/banjo player Houston Norris, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.

 

 

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enRage Against The Machine
Dec
9
to Dec 10

enRage Against The Machine

enRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is Charlotte's one and only rage against the machine tribute band.  
Come be reminded of the hits and high energy performances that brought RATM international acclaim! With the ability to span over a decade of hits and dozens of songs, every show provides a unique high energy live music experience. enRATM is dedicated to performing the true meanings and writings behind RATMs music. enRATM is celebrating the 25th anniversary of RATM's self titled debut album this year keeping true to social activism, while aiming to reach new and long time Rage fans.  

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TWEED | $5-$7
Dec
14
to Dec 15

TWEED | $5-$7

Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of composition and improvisation. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging disco dance parties driven by their own incessant beat.

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Departure (Journey Tribute)
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Departure (Journey Tribute)

DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. They also highlight the early Journey years when Gregg Rolie was lead singer; featuring DEPARTURE keyboard/ piano player and lead vocalist, Joel Hayes. They perform for 2 hours straight without taking a break to give their audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used.

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Craig Campbell
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell has never taken a backseat to anything. He’s certainly never taken a backseat in his career as one of Country’s brightest rising stars who launched onto the Country music scene in 2011 and continues to exist in a perfect sweet spot between tradition and modernity.

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Hustle Souls
Jan
6
to Jan 10

Hustle Souls

Hustle Souls is a soul and roots rock band based in Asheville, NC who are quickly growing in reputation from Tennessee to NYC as one of the most exciting bands in the South East. With 4-part vocal harmony, get you on your feet grooves, trumpet, head turning solos, and B3 organ, Hustle Souls create music that sparks nostalgia from New Orleans to Muscle Shoals but is undeniably fresh and new. This is the band you have been looking for.

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Phuncle Sam | Free
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Phuncle Sam | Free

Phuncle Sam is Asheville's own Dead-centric "jam band". SInce their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. The band serves up inventive interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others. They have built up a faithful following by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Grateful Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.

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The Motet and Dopapod | $20-$22
Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

The Motet and Dopapod | $20-$22

THE MOTET

Bridging the gap between retro funk & soul, while keeping a focused eye on the future of funk, The Motet blasts off with their latest single, Supernova. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. His sinfully soulful voice and rich lyrics are powerfully prevalent throughout Supernova and light up the performances of the 7-piece funk powerhouse.

The Colorado-based band, who will be headlining Red Rocks for the second time on Fri June 2nd, along with Jurassic 5 and The California Honeydrops, will also be ramping up for Red Rocks by making a splash across the state – releasing "Motet Mocha" ice cream at Sweet Cow locations, dishing out treats at the Sweet Cow at Stanley Marketplace as part of a benefit for the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts on May 22nd, and singer Lyle Divinsky will be performing the National Anthem at the Rockies game on May 30th.

The Motet began in 1998 in Denver, Colorado, where the band’s then-rotating cast of musicians amassed an enthusiastic and loyal throng of hometown fans. The Motet took their infectious dance parties on the road about four years ago, and their national fan base has been growing exponentially ever since. Today, their shows sell out from coast to coast at iconic venues Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago’s Park West, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, and Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. A favorite along the festival circuit, The Motet has performed at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Fest and many others.

The Motet are Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), and Drew Sayers (saxophone).

DOPAPOD

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous appearances on stages such as Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

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Hot Buttered Rum w/ Thorp Jenson | $10-$12
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Buttered Rum w/ Thorp Jenson | $10-$12

Hot Buttered Rum is a postmodern string band from San Francisco that combines bluegrass, reggae, folk and jazz into a riveting blend of Americana. At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of five best friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands.

Opener: Thorp Jenson

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Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

$10-20 Suggested donation at the door; All $ goes to Americares Nonprofit, helping the victims in TX, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico! 
Music and performance SCHEDULE: 
Doors open at NOON
1:30-3pm : SIRIUS B
3:15-3:45 : ZABUMBA (drum and samba crew)
4-5:30 : FUNK TRIO with Jake Wolf, Ram Mandelkorn, & Jacobe Baumann
5:30 : BINDAAS BHANGRA Dance Crew
5:45-7 : DEVILS IN DUST
7pm : LIQUID SIRENS Dance crew
7:15-9:15 : DJ NEX MILLEN (hip hop) + dance performers
9:30-12am : the SAYLOR BROTHERS of BRUSHFIRE STANKGRASS

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Ride The Lightning (Metallica Tribute)
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Ride The Lightning (Metallica Tribute)

18+ to Attend | $10|

Ride the Lightning - The Ultimate Metallica Tribute   is a no-holds-barred, high-energy Metallica tribute band that prides themselves on being a musically faithful reproduction of the entire Metallica live experience. The show encompasses Metallica's vast catalogue of songs from the first album: Kill Em All, through the most current album: Hardwired - To Self Destruct. Whether a faithful member of the Metallica "OG" or a new fan...Ride the Lightning delievers a captivating performance that is sure please the musical tastebuds of any Metallica enthusiast.

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100 Musicians: Improvisational Music Night
Nov
9
to Nov 10

100 Musicians: Improvisational Music Night

Tickets are $10 or $7 if you bring a percussion instrument.
Music starts at 6pm

Diversity Productions presents the 100 Musician Improvisational Music Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Salvage Station in Asheville’s River Arts District. 

This event is the first in the series of Concerts For Racial Harmony, designed to honor improvisational music pioneers Sun Ra and Jerry Garcia and the life and works of Asheville’s beloved educator Chris Weaver. The program will feature musicians from diverse cultures and music genres performing together in a rare night of musical exchange.

Performing together will be many players from Asheville’s diverse music scene, including members from Natural Born Leaders, Mystic Ferrymen, Sherri Lynn & The Mountain Friends Band, The James Berlyn Quartet, Cosmic Intuition, Umoja Percussion Ensemble and many other groups. Musical explorations will feature pianist Patrick Littlejohn, multi-instrumentalist Wind and Ron Greenberg, hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones and dozens more. Expect improvisational dance by Amanda Levesque and Friends.

There will also be drum/percussion jams in between music sets led by conga master Kayin Burney. Admission is $10 or $7 if you bring a drum or percussion instrument and play in the drum jams. Concerts For Racial Harmony is a non-profit series under the auspices of Zamani Refuge, a 501C(3) organization.

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Reckless Kelly | $15-$20
Nov
4
9:00 PM21:00

Reckless Kelly | $15-$20

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.

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(Indoor) Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Flamingosis | $15-$17
Nov
3
to Nov 4

(Indoor) Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Flamingosis | $15-$17

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fan base "the Flock" growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks... and they're loving every minute of it.

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Outdoor Show: Oteil & Friends | $25-$33
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Outdoor Show: Oteil & Friends | $25-$33

Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time.

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The Black Lillies w/ Christian Lopez | $15-$20
Nov
2
to Nov 3

The Black Lillies w/ Christian Lopez | $15-$20

The Black Lillies’ story is one of hard work and highway miles … a story that traces their evolution from a group of friends making music in songwriter and frontman Cruz Contreras’ living room into what is now one of Americana’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz.

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Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Freeway Revival | $22-$25
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Freeway Revival | $22-$25

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. 

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RaeLynn | $10-$12
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

RaeLynn | $10-$12

On WildHorse, we hear that same warmth and accessibility and sense the same buoyant personality that ushered her into the spotlight on NBC’s “The Voice.” But she was only 17 years old then, her appeal defined in part by her innocence and openness to all that lie ahead. She’s still young but at 22 she can apply a deeper dimension to those qualities. That same Texas twang colors her voice; add to it a new sophistication, a broader palette, with a maturity in her ability to deliver a performance, and you’ve got something special.

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The New Mastersounds | $20-$22
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

The New Mastersounds | $20-$22

In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was running a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Simon Allen and Eddie had played together in 1997 as The Mastersounds, though with a different bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respectively, and The New Mastersounds were born. Though it was raw, and more of a boogaloo sound at first, it was powerful from the start. Their first rehearsal was hot enough for Blow it Hard Records to release on two limited-edition 7” singles in 2000.

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Chamomile and Whiskey | Free
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

Chamomile and Whiskey | Free

Growing up in Nelson County, Virginia, a small town along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman met each other in elementary school. Little did they know then that one day they would be touring with each other as a musical duo. While both considered the duo as a side project in the beginning, they eventually decided that it was time to sit down, formulate a band, and officially start making music. Marie made chamomile tea and luckily, Koda happened to bring a fifth of Evan Williams. They instantly decided that mix -- of earthy tea and a strong, warm kick of bourbon -- embodied the exact sound they were working toward.

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Phuncle Sam | Free
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Phuncle Sam | Free

Phuncle Sam is Asheville's own Dead-centric "jam band". SInce their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. The band serves up inventive interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others. They have built up a faithful following by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Grateful Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.

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Ashley Heath and Her Heathens | Free
Oct
20
9:00 PM21:00

Ashley Heath and Her Heathens | Free

"Ashley Heath and Her Heathens" are a six piece Americana Band from Asheville, NC formed in May 2016. The music has a very much soulful/ blues/ rock element to it with powerful dynamic vocals and a heavy guitar presence. Often compared to a mix of Norah Jones and Susan Tedeschi. The band members consists of Ashley Heath on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and lead guitar, Patrick Dodd on backup vocals and lead guitar, Casey Cramer on lead guitar, Ryan Burns on keys and organ, Elijah Cramer on bass, and Patrick Thomas on drums. Heath will be releasing her Sophomore album "Where Hope Never Dies" in Fall/Winter 2017 and will be the first album titled under the full bands name.

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The California Honeydrops w/ Steady 45s | $10-$15
Oct
17
to Oct 18

The California Honeydrops w/ Steady 45s | $10-$15

The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world, playing festivals of all kinds and touring widely across North America, Europe and Australia. In 2016 the Honeydrops were honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour—and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

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MachineFunk (Tribute to Widespread Panic) w/ Murmuration | $10
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

MachineFunk (Tribute to Widespread Panic) w/ Murmuration | $10

MachineFunk "Tribute to Widespread Panic" is the nation's premier Widespread Panic Tribute band. Formed in South Carolina in 2006, the band has toured the southeast for the last eleven years. Night after night their set lists are never the same, with having over 120 songs in their repertoire you will not see the same show twice. They also include songs from Led ZeppelinBlack Sabbath, Talking Heads and many others. Machine Funk has shared the stage with musicians from The Dirty Dozen Brass BandNorth Mississippi Allstars, and Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic. Each show is a musical journey that can't be explained, only experienced! 

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Eleanor Underhill & Friends | Free
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Eleanor Underhill & Friends | Free

Born from the thriving Asheville music scene, Eleanor Underhill and Friends banded together in 2014 to create music that would entertain the dancer and the listener alike. With genre-bending grooves, thoughtful original compositions, and cover songs you would never expect from a banjo-fronted band, they create a sound that blends elements of Americana, world, pop, jazz, reggae, and acoustic rock. Unafraid to launch from Radiohead's Creep into TLC's Creep and back again, Eleanor Underhill and Friends thrives on experimentation and boundary-pushing.

Eleanor Underhill, singer, songwriter, and banjo player, is best known from her work with Americana-folk group Underhill Rose. Christopher Chappell Pyle, drummer and percussionist, toured the world over with Royal Trucks, Soulgrass Rebellion, The Get Right Band and most recently The Artimus Pyle Band and Chappell. Zack Page is a mainstay in the Asheville music scene, lending his upright bass talents to The Page Brothers, One Leg Up, regional jazz jams, and countless other notable acts. Eleanor Underhill and Friends features guests from the Asheville music scene at most shows, so you never know what surprises await. 

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