Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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48 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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1045 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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51 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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BIRTHDAY Duo show. Join us at one of downtown Asheville's most iconic and historical restaurants. Local brew, great food, live tunes!

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20 South Spruce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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If joy were a person, he'd bring both peace and frenzy. He'd be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage. "I feel fortunate that when it's time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that's all music," says Bush. "The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes -- I just become part of the music." That rapt merging of life and art fills Bush's new album Storyman, a freewheeling collection that gleefully picks and chooses from jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass to create a jubilant noise only classifiable as the Sam Bush sound. Many of the songs are stories -- several of them true -- and the legendary mandolin player co-wrote every one of them with friends including Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff Black, and others. "I'm hoping it just kind of flows for people and makes them go, 'Hey! It's a Sam record. It sounds like Sam and the band,'" Bush says. "But for the first time ever, I also find myself thinking, 'I hope you enjoy the stories.' It's my singer-songwriter record." The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new. Raised on a farm just outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush grew up plowing tobacco fields in the Southern summer heat alongside his family. He started playing mandolin when he was 11 years old. "I believe growing up on a farm probably helped me channel my energy into learning music and being so interested in it," Bush says. "Me and my sisters, we all loved it. I've often wondered if that's because growing up on a farm, you couldn't go ride your bike all over town and horse around like the other kids." For Bush, a lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike. Bush took about four years to record the latest installment in that legacy. "It's still important to me that all of the songs fit together on an album," he says. "I'm well aware that people buy individual tracks digitally, and that's good. But I still think of it as an album -- a body of work. And I'm really satisfied with these songs. It's taken a while, but I sure am happy with them." Recorded partially at Neptone Recording Studios in Destin, Florida, and Bush's longtime go-to the Sound Emporium in Nashville, Storyman sounds like the best of friends swapping tales and jamming for the sake of jamming because that's exactly what it is. Bush's voice, which sounds strong and familiar throughout Storyman, is often overlooked because of the sheer ferocity of his playing -- an omission that actually points to the brilliant suppleness, ease, and warmth of his vocals, which instead of drawing attention to themselves are always fully in service of the song. Written with Jeff Black, "Transcendental Meditation Blues" recounts a long 1978 ride Bush took on a sweltering, broken-down Greyhound to see a girl named Lynn in Louisville. Today, Lynn and Bush have been married for 31 years, and the glimpse into their early courtship -- layered over rolling strings -- is relatable, toe-tapping, and sweet. "When I finally got to Louisville, there was Lynn, sitting in her little orange VW waiting for me," Bush says. "You know you're in love when you ride the Greyhound bus." Humanistic optimism punctuates the entire album. "Play by Your Own Rules," co-penned with Sam Bush Band guitarist Stephen Mougin, rowdily encourages listeners to be themselves, "favor kindness over wealth," and live fully in the moment. Written with Deborah Holland, "Everything is Possible" offers open-armed hope wrapped in reggae-infused instrumentation that matches the positivity of the lyrics' messages. The wryly funny "Hand Mics Killed Country Music" brings Emmylou Harris and Bush together again. Harris contributes harmony vocals on the song, which the two co-wrote. It's a straight-ahead honky tonk shuffle -- the first that Bush has ever recorded on one of his solo albums -- complete with steel guitar and a trio of fiddles. "I thought the song really needed that great, old-time piano, like Pig Robbins. Then I thought, 'Well, call Pig Robbins! Not a younger player who can sound try like him!'" The iconic session player accepted the gig and guided the bluegrass- and jazz-trained musicians through the art of creating a shuffle. "Carcinoma Blues" has co-writer Guy Clark's fingerprints all over its lean lines and inimitable combination of cleverness and heart. Clark and Bush have both had their bouts with cancer, and Bush wanted to write about the experience, directly and holistically. "We wrote it from the points of view of both the patient and of the loved one, who's watching the patient go through it," Bush says. Echoes of Jimmie Rodgers' "TB Blues," which Bush says "scared him as a kid" reverberate throughout the track. Bush and Steven Brines wrote "Lefty's Song" by letter correspondence in the 70s: The two mailed lyrics and music back and forth between Barren County and Lexington. Brines died in the 80s, and Bush lost the tape capturing the song for almost 40 years. "I couldn't believe I found it!" he says, obviously thrilled. The true tale of a small-town newspaperman who falls in love with a traveling actress but can't leave his deaf and mute brother behind, the song features guest vocals from Alison Krauss and a happy twist at the end. The entire Sam Bush Band co-wrote instrumental "It's Not What You Think," which got its title from a disagreement about the location of the one beat. Co-penned with banjo player Scott Vestal, "Greenbrier" grew from a phrase that Bush woke up with at 4 a.m. one morning. Jon Randall Stewart started strings-soaked throwback "Bowling Green" on his own then took it to Bush because of the subject matter. "Jon Randall came over to my house and said, 'Man, I got a song -- it's kind of about your dad,'" Bush remembers. "He played what he had, and he teared me right up. I said, 'Come on, now!'" The finished product is an autobiographical ode to Bush's upbringing and his father's love of the fiddle. Slow-burning "Where is My Love," written with John Pennell, proves Bush should compose and play the blues more often. It's a growling experiment in perspective and audience -- Is the song's protagonist wondering what's wrong with him or where his lover has gone? Hint: probably both. "I Just Wanna Feel Something" -- also written with Jon Randall -- explores the urge to chase love's high before it's too late. "Really, it's about playing the groove and digging playing together," Bush says. "If there is a love in it, it's the love of playing music together." For Bush, that's a love that will never die. "When we play live on stage, if people can feel the joy we're feeling, then we have succeeded," Bush says. "That's the goal to me of playing music: Did the audience feel something?"

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Jazz/FunkCover: Donations @ DoorShow: 10PMAges: 21+Aaron Lebos RealityAaron Lebos Reality is the original group of well-known and versatile South Florida based guitarist Aaron Lebos. No style is off limits as Aaron organically combines elements of Jazz, Rock, Funk, World and more into music that truly transcends genre labels yet is as accessible as it is respected. He received his Bachelors from the University of Miami and a Masters at Florida International University, both in Jazz Performance. Aaron developed much of his versatility playing gigs, touring and recording in the diverse South Florida music scene. He currently also plays with some of the biggest names in South Florida such as Nicole Henry, Nu Deco Ensemble, Spam Allstars as well as doing many other gigs and sessions. In 2010 he recorded an album of jazz standards and his first all original album called Jazzilla. In 2012 he formed Aaron Lebos Reality and has since recored 3 original albums and the next one is due mid 2018 making it his 6th album. During this time the group has been touring, playing festivals and growing in popularity locally and nationally. The musicians in the Aaron Lebos Reality are some of the best and most creative in South Florida and each show is a unique high energy and intimate musical experience. WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING...“This South Florida power trio…plays music like Michael Jordan played basketball - with such grace, skill, energy and sheer dominance, that it’s almost not fair to the other trios out there.” - Ground Up Festival“With his band’s new recording... guitarist, composer and arranger Aaron Lebos takes his group into new musical territory. The band is a more cohesive unit executing Lebos’ complex compositions with ease and verve.” – Ed Bell / WLRN 91.3 FM“Aaron Lebos Reality makes a magical musical statement with its audacious debut, delivering the best in the tradition of the rock/jazz sound.” –AllAboutJazz.com“Aaron Lebos is a guitarist with an interesting approach to progfusion, merging a myriad of influences into an indiosyncratic style.” –AcousticMusic.com“The band’s innovative sound has drawn comparisons to Frank Zappa and jazz supergroup Return to Forever” – Miami Heraldweb: http://www.aaronlebos.com/vid: https://youtu.be/yBCgFS9Z31I

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 / $18 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Appearing solo with other singer/songwriters as part of the monthly singer/songwriter showcase series at Twin Leaf Brewing

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144 Coxe Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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WHERE:  Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, West Asheville, 28806WHEN: Friday May 25, 2018DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: 70's FM rock radioAGES: all agesSEATS: seated general admissionTICKETS: $8 adv. / $10 d.o.s. / $15 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)WEB LISTINGFACEBOOK EVENTThe Fine Colombians: A Steely Dan Tribute:SEE A VIDEO: www.facebook.com/TheFineColombians/videos/2108813145800954/The Fine Colombians began in 2017 when singer/keyboardist Dr. K (Scott Eggert), fresh from finishing a doctorate degree in music composition at The University of Georgia, started nursing a daydream of starting a Steely Dan tribute band. Dr. K had previously played with New York musicians such as Dave Fields, Kevin Brennan, Mark Rivera, and the ensemble Nite-Time. Being a consummate arranger, he started writing arrangements of Dan tunes for a 3-horn jazz band, thinking that “one day I’ll find the players to make this happen.” Out of the blue, his old friend and bassist Scott Robbins texted him, asking if he wanted to do an evening of Steely Dan tunes with his Knoxville-based band State Street Rhythm Section. It turned out that Robbins and guitarist Brian David Lee (who played together for years in Knoxville bands such as State Street, Soulfinger, and Alien Love Charm) had the same daydream and wanted to make it a reality. “Well funny you should ask me that,” Dr. K said…and soon enough they were rehearsing in the home studio of drummer Scott Fugate, another excellent Knoxville musician. Eventually they were joined by vocalists Meredith Whitehead and Michele Williams of the band Freequency, as well as trumpeter Michael Spirko (Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Streamliners Swing Orchestra), alto saxophonist Dave Eckman (Soulfinger, Mighty Blue, City Limit) and tenor saxophonist Robert Knapp (Kenny Rogers, Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton).The band booked their first performance at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville, under the name State Street Rhythm Section. Their show sent shock waves through the Knoxville music scene, and 5 months later their second performance at The Open Chord (Knoxville) sold out, and crowds gathered in the parking lot to hear the show in spite of not being able to get in. Following that triumph, the band has re-christened itself The Fine Colombians, and has scheduled its third show to introduce themselves to the Asheville music scene, at the stellar venue of Ambrose West. This superb group of musicians, each with 30-40 years of professional experience, looks forward to sharing their passion for the music of Steely Dan with their newfound Asheville audience.

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312 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Solo Live Looping Performance of covers and originals poolside at The Cabana at The Omni Grove Park Inn Country Club.

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1 Resort Drive , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Playing vibes with The Gypsy Swingers at The Wicked Weed Menage Freak Festival. Bring your dancing shoes!

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91 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Lost Chord is an Asheville-based Moody Blues tribute band that was formed in 2016. Their goal is to reproduce the classic, cosmic sound of the legendary bands original studio recordings in a live setting. The focus of their repertoire is on the seven albums of the Moodies classic period, spanning from Days of Future Passed to Seventh Sojourn. They cover most of the well known hits as well as some of the more obscure gems from that era.The band features founding member, Garry Byrne, on keyboard sounds, which includes digital samples of Mike Pinders Mellotron, an instrument that was a major characteristic part of The Moody Blues sound. On lead vocals, backing vocals and electric bass is Sherman Hoover, who also performs with The Billy Jonas Band and has been playing at Jubilee services for many years. Todd Byington also sings lead vocals and backing vocals while strumming or picking the acoustic guitar. Doubling on acoustic guitar and backing vocals and rocking out on the lead guitar parts is Paul Quick of the local duo, QuickChester. James Wilson plays the drums on an electronic drum kit, which allows him to program sounds that match the original drummers palette. Kate Barber alternates between playing the flute and percussion and joins in on backing vocals.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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we play 10 - 1

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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Tickets on sale Thursday, 3/29/18THE FRITZ PRESENTS:The King of Pop Meets The Purple OneThe Fritz plays the music of Michael Jackson and PrinceThe FritzThe Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.Originally formed in the rehearsal spaces of University of North Florida's School of Music, The Fritz discovered an immediate chemistry. Drawing on influences such as Prince, Talking Heads and Jimi Hendrix, the quintet integrated their diverse musical tastes and began writing music together. With their college days behind them, the Fritz soon set their eyes on the mountains of Western North Carolina, eventually settling in Asheville in July 2011. After the release of their 2012 debut album, Bootstrap, the band launched into a near-constant touring schedule. With appearances at festivals such as Hulaween, Wakarusa, and Catskill Chill, the band quickly gained a reputation as a live act not to be missed.The band’s 2017 release, Natural Mind, captures a sound that has been years in the making. “We intentionally waited to go back into the studio so that we could really work on the music and figure out what makes this band special,” vocalist and keyboardist Jamar Woods said.For the new album, The Fritz headed north to More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY and enlisted the help of producer Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, Galaxy Smith Studios) and engineers Jason "Jocko" Randall and Jose Varona to assist with the recording process.“We wanted to work with a producer whose work we respected and who we trusted to add a different perspective,” percussionist Mikey “Spice” Evans said. “Dave played an invaluable role in producing our album.”While most of the songs were written in the months leading up to recording, the studio environment allowed for some last minute additions and musical breakthroughs.“We really wanted to arrange these songs specifically for the studio, which was both challenging and fun for us” guitarist Jamie Hendrickson said. “Now we’re very excited to get on the road and have these songs take on a life of their own.”The band is now taking the album and their unforgettable live performances around the country with the Natural Mind tour. Check out www.thefritzmusic.com for local tour dates near you.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Genre: Radiohead TributeTickets: adv. $10 / dos. $12Show: 9PM (Doors: 8PM)Ages: 21+ Off With Your Radiohead Ever since he first heard "Creep" on FM radio as a teenager, Jeff Thompson has been crazy about Radiohead. "The Bends" and "OK Computer" got so much play on his Panasonic boombox in the 90s that the poor machine forgot how to play CDs by other bands.  Jeff screamed along with "Paranoid Android" in his college dorm room so many times and so loudly that a psychiatric intervention became necessary.  "You are not Thom Yorke, Jeff," the doctor repeated to him over and over as he flung himself around his padded cell.  But Jeff ignored the doctor and called him a "Gucci LIttle Piggy."  He was eventually released, not because he got better, but because the nurses grew exhausted from hearing one too many versions of "Fake Plastic Trees" crooned at them. So, getting to sorta pretend to be Thom Yorke on stage is not only the fulfillment of a decades long fantasy (delusion) for Jeff, but it's also a form of therapy for him. Radiohead is, in Jeff's opinion, one of the most brilliant, inspirational, and musically innovative bands in the history of rock.  Pushing the boundaries of convention rhythmically, melodically, harmonically, lyrically, thematically, and all other words that end with "cally," they've also been fearless pioneers and risk takers in the realms of business and progressive ethics.  In short, they do it all, and do it in ways that have never been done before. Getting to pay tribute to them through the project Jeff calls "Off with your Radiohead" is a high honor for Jeff, and one in which he takes great pride.  It is with immense pleasure that he performs the songs of Radiohead to the best of his ability with an assemblage of some of the finest musicians in Western North Carolina---including Aaron Price, Josh and Jake Cavinder, Josh Blake, and Mattick Frick. It seems unlikely that Jeff will ever actually get to BE Thom Yorke, but don't tell him that, and come check out an Off With Your Radiohead show. See if he and his bandmates come anywhere near close to pulling it off. We think you'll be pretty pleased. web: https://www.jeffthompsonmusic.com/off-with-your-radioheadvid: https://youtu.be/Tpifk1pv8iY

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Andalyn Lewis will be taking over the stage at 9PM!

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65 Long Shoals Road , Asheville, NC 28802
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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Playing vibes and percussion with the Asheville Modern Big Band - the ensemble will also be performing some of my compositions and arrangements!

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Solo Live Looping Performance of covers and originals poolside at The Cabana at The Omni Grove Park Inn Country Club.

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1 Resort Drive , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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The Socialfest is an annual Benefit for Homeward Bound!

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Appearing along with Whiskey Smoke, Roots % Dore, The Paper Crowns, and more, for the 4th annual Socialfest.

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Playing vibes with Rick Dilling in a concert featuring several local Asheville drummers. We will be performing a wide array of Jazz and Bop tunes.

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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147 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Lau Magie and friends will come together in the round and tell stories about their music!

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Come out to sly grog for a full night of music. Featuring Battery Powered Hooker Boots, Rich Girl Poor Boy, Ghost Machine, Never Getting Famous, Chilltonic, and The Build.This is a bird-themed costume party. Come get weird.Catering on site, makeup artist, photo booth, live dancers, and late-night blood orgy.You don't want to miss this.

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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fun old time/ roots by Banjo Mitch And The Hill Top Haint while you shop around a beautiful farmers market

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Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Bawdy Blues & Vintage Jazz every Wed in May!

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48 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Heather Taylor and Sean Jerome as local Asheville support for LOST DOG Street Band and Mama's Broke! Lost Dog Street Band was created in the winter of 2010 after a long and bitterly cold trek on foot to Tennessee. Splitting paths from their former project Barefoot Surrender, Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae set out to craft their own original music as a duet. Drawing on inspiration of hard times on the road, personal tragedy, the power of love (and of course their dog) Benjamin continued on with a long legacy of songwriting that cuts to the quick. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues Ashley Mae and Benjamin began to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs. With their packs, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and pup they set out on foot traveling coast to coast by hopping freight, and hitchhiking with the vision of sharing their music. Along the way, they met many inspirational musicians. Amongst them was Nicholas and Shannon Ridout with whom they formed the project Spit Shine in the year 2012. After the tragic loss of their dear friend Nicholas, Lost Dog Street Band hit the road in search of solice and a deep seated need to continue sharing music as a source of comfort. Today, Benjamin and Ashley have made a home in the country side of Tennessee, working the land and carrying on their lives as full-time musicians. As they tour regularly, perhaps you will see them roaming across the country in their van with their dog Copper. vid: https://youtu.be/-gnDyhN5ilM web: http://www.lostdogstreetband.com Mama's Broke Lisa and Amy came together on the road, which keeps on defining their music. They continue to travel the world, by all means, playing anywhere from warehouses in New Orleans to pirate ships in Amsterdam. Two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin while incorporating traditional dance and foot percussion. Original songwriting combined with folk styles ranging from old-time to Balkan to Celtic , create a compelling performance delivered with heart and raw energy . web: http://mamasbroke.ca vid: https://youtu.be/wWXyxM2l6gg

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Tomato Calculator performed it's first show on May 1st, we're happy to return on May 31st to play our second show. Come out and be a part of something spontaneous and fun. We use live looping and layering to create textured compositions on the fly.

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806WHEN: Thursday May 31, 2018DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: world jazz flamencoAGES: all agesTICKETS: $12 adv. / $15 d.o.s. / $20 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)SEATING: standing room onlyWEB LISTINGSultans of String:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO“Your set was sensational. Loved it.”-- Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)"Sultans of String are one of Canada’s hottest new musical exports, dynamically embodying their homeland’s values of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures."-- International Celtic Connections Festival, UK“Transports listeners from one side of the globe to the other within one track. Truly the definition of music without borders. …musical magic. - Rating: Bad-Ass”-- That Music Mag3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees and 3x Canadian Folk Music Award winning Sultans of String are “energetic and exciting with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar that lay down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just 2 people.Celebrating a milestone 10 years together, Sultans of String have landed The New York Times, Billboard’s world music charts, hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and have received multiple awards and accolades, including 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), a SiriusXM Award, plus special guest recordings and performances with such luminaries as Grammy winners Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Richard Bona, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Alex Cuba.Bandleader/violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient, was raised in a Lebanese-Egyptian household just bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, he was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. When he first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar.Sultans of String have been criss-crossing North America for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as NYC’s legendary Birdland and the Lincoln Center, Boston’s Scullers and California’s hip music scene. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, Ontario and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony. Sultans of String were filmed by MPBN’s Maine Arts! in a feature concert, and have performed live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.

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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Genre: Lowdown Country StorytellingTickets: adv. $8 / dos. $10Show: 9PM (Doors 8PM)Ages: 21+ LOST DOG street band Lost Dog Street Band was created in the winter of 2010 after a long and bitterly cold trek on foot to Tennessee. Splitting paths from their former project Barefoot Surrender, Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae set out to craft their own original music as a duet. Drawing on inspiration of hard times on the road, personal tragedy, the power of love (and of course their dog) Benjamin continued on with a long legacy of songwriting that cuts to the quick. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues Ashley Mae and Benjamin began to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs. With their packs, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and pup they set out on foot traveling coast to coast by hopping freight, and hitchhiking with the vision of sharing their music. Along the way, they met many inspirational musicians. Amongst them was Nicholas and Shannon Ridout with whom they formed the project Spit Shine in the year 2012. After the tragic loss of their dear friend Nicholas, Lost Dog Street Band hit the road in search of solice and a deep seated need to continue sharing music as a source of comfort. Today, Benjamin and Ashley have made a home in the country side of Tennessee, working the land and carrying on their lives as full-time musicians. As they tour regularly, perhaps you will see them roaming across the country in their van with their dog Copper. vid: https://youtu.be/-gnDyhN5ilMweb: http://www.lostdogstreetband.com Mama's Broke Lisa and Amy came together on the road, which keeps on defining their music.They continue to travel the world, by all means, playing anywhere from warehouses in New Orleans to pirate ships in Amsterdam. Two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin while incorporating traditional dance and foot percussion. Original songwriting combined with folk styles ranging from old-time to Balkan to Celtic , create a compelling performance delivered with heart and raw energy . web: http://mamasbroke.cavid: https://youtu.be/wWXyxM2l6gg

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Remember when your friend’s band covered “Clint Eastwood” in high school? This is definitely way better than that… we think. Bananaz is the premiere Gorillaz tribute act, comprised of Charleston music groups, Little Stranger & Human Resources. From G-Sides to Demon Days to Humanz, you’ll stand witness to a genre spanning array of Gorillaz hits and deep cuts. How bad could this really be?

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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81 South Lexington Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Playing drums and keys with Ray Ring Trio. 9 - Midnight. Come out for an evening of Jazz fusion!

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Blueprint first gained underground attention as a member of the crew Greenhouse Effect. He then reached a wider audience when he appeared on the track "Final Frontier" from RJD2's debut album Deadringer in 2002. Since then, he has released two albums with RJD2 as Soul Position, as well as several solo albums on Rhymesayers Entertainment, including 1988 (2005) and Adventures in Counter-Culture (2011). In 2014, he released Respect the Architect.

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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My trio will be performing from 9 PM to Midnight, with yours truly on vibes.

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Funk, Reggae, Rock, Blues, JamShow: 10PMCover: Ca$h Donation$Ages: 21+El Dub MusicLee "El Dub" Walsh: Lyric Extraordinaire, Musician, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Vocalist, with a love of music to no end and an even bigger passion to share it!El Dub is what you call a "looper" or "One man Band". He plays all instruments live including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one guy. El Dub uses the RC50 Loop Station as well as a Godin Synth Guitar, and Roland GR55 guitar synth pedal for sounds like horn sections, flutes, organ, piano, and wah clavi, which help him create the staple sounds of a true funk band. You may recognize this type of performance from other "looping artist" like Zach Deputy, and Keller Williams.web: www.eldubmusic.comvid: https://www.facebook.com/eldubmusic/videos/1587885637929526/

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Get your early evening groove with Gypsy Jazz! Prohibition Era Attire is welcome!!! 7-9pm $5 Includes Private Club Membership Password is ***Madhatter***

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1 Battle Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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BLITCH'S CD RELEASE SHOW! RELEASING OUR 3RD FULL LENGTH ALBUM! PLAYING WITH THE STYROFOAM TURTLES AND TOMBSTONE HWY!!

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45 South French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/03/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/03/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/03/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Big Boi Recently, the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified musician celebrated his third full-length solo album, BOOMIVERSE. The project features his latest single “In The South” featuring Gucci Mane and Pimp C as well as singles “Mic Jack” featuring Adam Levine and “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike & Jeezy.  Big Boi previously unveiled the slick and sexy video, “Chocolate” featuring Trozé, to wide fanfare from media outlets and fans worldwide.     Big Boi's 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the "100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far'" and topping year-end lists from Time, Paste, Vibe, and more.  His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamored tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams. Their debut self-titled album was released to critical and fan acclaim.   One of history's tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi's indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi has achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold over 25 million albums, and created a string of music's most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—which went RIAA Diamond and made the duo the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for “Album of the Year.” For latest tour and ticket sales information please visit BigBoi.com. 

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/04/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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25 Sweeten Creek Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/05/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

Parquet Courts began their 2014 release Content Nausea with the repeated refrain, “everyday it starts – anxiety!” And while that track left off at just its start, Human Performance dives in, picking apart the anxieties of modern life with the band’s most innovative and emotional collection of songs to date. Not that that’s the whole story.

“The final product of this album is Exhibit A that we made it through the shit, solved the problem, had the chuckle, took the piss, made up with the other guy, and got home in one piece,” laughs bassist Sean Yeaton.

Whereas other Parquets Courts albums were recorded in a matter of days or weeks, for Human Performance the band took an entire year; it’s the first LP that finds all four band members contributing songs.

Human Performance brings expansive sonic experimentation and shining melodic introspection onto matters of the heart, matters of humanity, of identity. “I told you I loved you, did I even deserve it when you returned it?” singer/guitarist Andrew Savage wonders on the title track. It’s also their most pop-oriented collection yet, coming only months after the release of the largely instrumental Monastic Living EP; a record that was actually made at the same time.

“In a way, Monastic Living was like a palate cleanser for us as a band,” explains singer/guitarist Austin Brown, who produced the entire record, and mixed it in Austin at Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi, “maybe a return to our roots of improvising together, and being a bit more free, and seeing what kind of new sounds we could make.”

The recording sessions started at Justin Pizzoferrato’s Sonelab in Western Massachusetts. Some of it was also made with Tom Schick and Jeff Tweedy at The Loft, Wilco’s visionary studio in Chicago, but the majority of Human Performance was made at Dreamland Studios, a massive upstate NY pentecostal church where records have been made by The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr, and the B-52s (including “Love Shack”). They spent three weeks straight there, writing by day and recording with Pizzoferrato by night.

The result is a record with a palpable sense of fragility. “The process of writing and recording Human Performance, for me, was a fairly uncomfortable confrontation with my emotions,” Savage says. “Emotions I don’t think I’ve fully explored in my life, artistic or otherwise.”

Human Performance is fittingly laced with as much static as softness, with tight-wound percussion pushing along meandering, wistful melodies. There are dazed and disoriented earworms, echoing group chants, downtempo ballads with wired riffs. Lovers leave, existential confusion replaces them, weeks pass, the J train rolls by.

The record leads with “Dust”, a 4-minute opener that takes the mundane daily duty of sweeping the floor and turns it into a frantic, obsessive call for action. “Dust is everywhere … Sweep!” they drolly repeat, before their cyclic back beat gives way to explosive, everyday city sound of car horns.

Savage says “Human Performance” is his most personal song on the record, a solemn musing on love drifting away, a picture-perfect memory of the beginning of things and a hazier recollection of the ending. “It didn’t feel right to be shouting, barking,” he says, reflecting on his tendency to really sing for this first time on this album. “I think a lot of people are attracted to a sort of cerebral side of Parquet Courts, in the lyricism. There has always been the emotional side of our band, which I think has always been an important balance, but Human Performance marks a point where the scales have tipped. I began to question my humanity, and if it was always as sincere as I thought, or if it was a performance. I felt like a malfunctioning apparatus. Like a machine programmed to be human showing signs of defect.”

Across six years, four full-length albums, and two EPs, Parquet Courts have always littered their lyric sheets with question marks, interrogating the outside world to varying degrees. Light Up Gold considered peanuts versus Swedish Fish, an introduction of their sharp, young wit and language of mundane, everyday NYC imagery. Sunbathing Animal channeled that language into noisy punk philosophy, raising wide-view questions about agency versus captivity, choice versus freewill. Content Nausea wondered about anxiety and emotional deterioration under the age of big data, in an aptly self-aware way: “And am I under some spell? And do my thoughts belong to me? Or just some slogan I ingested to save time?”  And with Human Performance—their fifth album and second for Rough Trade—the question marks get turned on themselves more than ever.

“There is a lot of darkness, and general anguish being worked out on this record,” Brown adds. “But it ends kind of peacefully, kind of accepting that you can’t do much about it.”

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Event Date: 06/05/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806WHEN: Tuesday June 5, 2018EARLY SHOW DOORS: 5:30pm | SHOW: 6pm LATE SHOW DOORS: 8:30pm | SHOW: 9pmGENRE:  jazzAGES: all agesSEATS: seated general admissionTICKETS: $40 adv. / $45 d.o.s. / $50 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows)WEB LISTINGFACEBOOK EVENTJohn Pizzarelli:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO World-renowned guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent. Having concentrated on the music of Paul McCartney, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra over the last two years, Pizzarelli has returned to the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim with his July 28, 2017 Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50. With co-vocalist Daniel Jobim, grandson of the legendary Brazilian composer, the two explore songs Sinatra and Jobim recorded in 1967 and 1969 as well as add new songs to the mix flavored with the spirit of the classic Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim album. Pizzarelli’s latest album for Concord is a follow-up to his wildly successful Midnight McCartney, an album The New Yorker said “may be the best collection of McCartney covers ever recorded.” Since its release in 2015, Pizzarelli has toured North America, South America, Asia and Europe performing shows centered on Frank Sinatra’s centennial, the songs of Johnny Mercer and a McCartney program in which his quartet is joined by strings and a horn section. He also tours on a double bill with pianist Ramsey Lewis and is looking forward to touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music for his centennial, which will be in 2019. While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to his music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers in 2005. John has performed on the country’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Great Performances and the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also in New York are regular stands at Birdland with his combo where he will premiere the Sinatra-Jobim collection in August 2017.

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Event Date: 06/05/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Record Prophets, with 2 sets of delicious AND nutritious noise for your pleasure. Our good friend Ned Watrshed will offer some sonic sensations as the perfect appetizer. Plus, Sly Grog Lounge in all it's springtime splendor- glowinthedark tabletennis, most of the wierd toys on earth, vintage video games, and the coolest patio in Asheville! FREE for all (as long as you're cool).

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/05/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806WHEN: Tuesday June 5, 2018EARLY SHOW DOORS: 5:30pm | SHOW: 6pm LATE SHOW DOORS: 8:30pm | SHOW: 9pmGENRE:  jazzAGES: all agesSEATS: seated general admissionTICKETS: $40 adv. / $45 d.o.s. / $50 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows)WEB LISTINGFACEBOOK EVENTJohn Pizzarelli:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO World-renowned guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent. Having concentrated on the music of Paul McCartney, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra over the last two years, Pizzarelli has returned to the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim with his July 28, 2017 Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50. With co-vocalist Daniel Jobim, grandson of the legendary Brazilian composer, the two explore songs Sinatra and Jobim recorded in 1967 and 1969 as well as add new songs to the mix flavored with the spirit of the classic Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim album. Pizzarelli’s latest album for Concord is a follow-up to his wildly successful Midnight McCartney, an album The New Yorker said “may be the best collection of McCartney covers ever recorded.” Since its release in 2015, Pizzarelli has toured North America, South America, Asia and Europe performing shows centered on Frank Sinatra’s centennial, the songs of Johnny Mercer and a McCartney program in which his quartet is joined by strings and a horn section. He also tours on a double bill with pianist Ramsey Lewis and is looking forward to touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music for his centennial, which will be in 2019. While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to his music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers in 2005. John has performed on the country’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Great Performances and the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also in New York are regular stands at Birdland with his combo where he will premiere the Sinatra-Jobim collection in August 2017.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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