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Second Live@Aloft rooftop happening tonight

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Aloft Asheville Downtown will open its rooftop Air Level to the public on Sunday, Sept. 28, for the second in a series of events featuring local music and benefitting a local nonprofit.

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Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Returns for an 8th Season

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The Brown Bag Songwriting Competition is proud to announce the dates for it’s upcoming season of open-mic nights. Now in its 8th year, the Brown Bag will move to the Asheville Music Hall’s main room and kick-off the weekly songwriting and performance competition on Monday, September 8th, 2014 and continue each Monday following until November 17th, 2014. A Brown Bag Finals Showcase will take place on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

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DIG Fest 2014 Kicks Off Friday Night

DIG Fest 2014 Kicks Off Friday Night

What are you doing this weekend? If your answer was anything other than “I’m going to DIG fest”, then you might want to re-evaluate some of your life decisions…kidding, but seriously, you should check it out.

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Bailiff at One Stop in Asheville 8/13/2014

When Josh Siegel confided to one of his Berklee professors that he was dropping out to move home and start a band, that professor had one response: “don’t procrastinate.” A Craigslist ad went up immediately upon Siegel’s return to Chicago:

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Crazy Tom Banana Pants Anniversary Party

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Crazy Tom Banana Pants has over the past few months became one of my favorite local bands to see live. Our videographer, Wes introduced us to Caleb Hanks and his lively band of miscreants a while back when we recorded them for Asheville Sessions. I was hooked. From their catchy guitar licks, amazingly talented horn section, and absolutely fantastic Whitney Houston cover (plus a ton of groovy originals), they have left me more than pleased.

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Seth Walker Record Release Show at Grey Eagle 6/25/14

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Announcing Seth Walker’s Record Release Show at the Grey Eagle on Wed 6/25

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Recap in Pictures: All Go West 2014

Recap in Pictures: All Go West Fest 2014

All Go West 2014 has come and gone, and all that remains are the remnants of beer bottles scattered throughout West Asheville and the throbbing headaches of hungover enthusiasts the next day. All Go West never fails to please and this year was no exception - with an outstanding lineup including some stellar bands such as Soldiers Heart, Nest Egg, and Elephant Wrecking Ball, there was something for everyone. Die hard music lovers could start early and catch the music starting at 11 am, and stay until 1 am that morning - and we salute you if you stuck it out that long. 

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Busy Weekend in Asheville: All Go West Fest & Geek Out

Busy Weekend in Asheville: GeekOut and All Go West Fest June 7th & 8th

Happening June 7th, 2014 the second All Go West Fest is happening in West Asheville. There will be three stages set up with bands playing starting at 11 am until 1 am. Three stages will be used, so pick and choose your bands wisely. Find bands at Isis, The Mothlight, and an outdoor stage (location of the outdoor stage is to be announced.) All Go West is an entirely free event, so be sure to show your local love and buy a beer (or two, or three...) from the venues that offer a fine variety of wares. Unlike last year, Taste of the West - the VIP portion of All Go West is not happening, but we hope to see it back next year. In the meantime, check out the list of amazing artists that are performing June 7th.

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Caleb Johnson Wins American Idol

Caleb Johnson wins American Idol!

It has been a long road, but tonight crowned Asheville's very own Caleb Johnson the winner for the 13th season of the hit reality television show American Idol! Since the season premiered January 15th

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Caleb Johnson in Asheville

Caleb Johnson in Asheville for American Idol Top 3 Countdown

Caleb Johnson, an Asheville area native, has made it to American Idol top 3 finalists. This past weekend the show sent Caleb back to his hometown for a parade down Biltmore Avenue downtown, and a concert at The Emerald Lounge. Caleb was received with warm welcomes and a crowd full of excited supporters and locals - Asheville is excitedly rooting for his continued success on Season 13 of this long standing talent seeking show. 

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