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Local Artists Celebrate EQUINOX With Music, Art

celebrate the spring equinox

This Saturday, Plugged In Publicity joins forces with local producers and artists to present EQUINOX at the Boiler Room.

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Music Video Asheville Tickets on Sale Now

music video asheville

Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase highlighting the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers, is returning in 2015 to the Diane

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Dupont Brothers Play Altamont Theatre March 11

The Dupont Brothers

Zack and Sam are two brothers are reunited after years of geographical separation by a resonant collaboration in music, forming The Dupont Brothers. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of south western desert, the Burlington, Vermont based indie-folk duo has truly honed in on their kindred songwriting synergy.

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Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

Local Flavor AVL Food Connection

Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

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Happenings at Highland Brewery February 23rd – 28th

highland brewing company

Highland Brewing Company always has something interesting going on. Check out this week's list of events:

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8th Annual Music Video Asheville Announces Call for Submissions

Music Video Asheville 2015

We are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the 8th Annual Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase to celebrate the collaboration of Asheville musicians and filmmakers.

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Save the Date: Thriftworks, Russ Liquid, Live Animals play Asheville Music Hall

thriftworks in asheville

New Earth MUZiQ and Asheville Music Hall teamed up to bring Thriftworks back to the music hall’s stage, featuring Russ Liquid with local support from Live Animals, on Feb. 12.

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Sister Helen Plays The Odditorium 1/11/15

Sister Helen Band

New York City punk-prog band Sister Helen will be bringing their own oddness to Asheville’s own odd Odditorium on the odd-numbered date of Sunday, January 11th. Asheville is one stop on their month-long tour behind their September release, the Jasmine EP, available for free online.

Empires wax and wane, states fall asunder and coalesce, and rock bands form and break up like soap bubbles in the sink. However, New York City prog-punk band Sister Helen has been together for the better part of a decade, starting when its members were only in middle school. In fact, the name of their band is the name of the headmistress at the Catholic preschool that both Eva and Clint attended. What does it mean to have spent most of your remembered life playing in one band? 

For drummer Clint Mobley, it’s a special musical experience. “We have a connection,” he says, “that allows us to interact at a level that I can only describe as transcendent.” Transcendence is the means, and, at Sister Helen’s shows, transcendence is the goal. You only need to see sweat-drenched half-clothed emaciated frontman Nathan J. Campbell writhing on the floor in the middle of the audience at a set to understand that Sister Helen take the role of rock band very seriously. 

Sister Helen’s sound takes inspiration from protean proggers the Mars Volta and Mastodon, while Nathan’s vocals have been compared to both Jello Biafra and Jeff Buckley. Guitarist Chris Krasnow says, “sometimes we can get poppy and other times we can confuse the bejesus out of you.” He’s talking about the way the band’s shifting sound goes from intricate progressive rock sections to hard-edged riffs to wiry punk verses to big anthemic choruses, often in the course of one song. The first song on their newest recording, the Jasmine EP, kicks off with fuzzy, desultory bass chords and concludes with an otherworldly trumpet solo. NYC music magazine Dingus, reviewing The Jasmine EP, praised the “unique blend of hooks scattered among the violent cloud. At times it can hush itself into beauty, while in other instances it does nothing short of ‘thrash’.”

Sister Helen express excitement at playing in the South, where, bassist Eva Lawitts hopes, “people don’t just stand still like they often do in New York.” You can see them at the Odditorium on January 11th, or sample their sound—and download The Jasmine EP for free—at
http://sisterhelen.bandcamp.com

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New Earth Muziq To Purchase Asheville Music Hall

Asheville Music Hall is now New Earth Musiq

New Earth MUZIQ is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Asheville Music Hall. To celebrate the grand opening of New Mountain Asheville’s new sister venue, New Earth MUZIQ will host a free “Time Machine Party” with Ben Lovett at Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, January 10th.

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Tellico Enters Recording Studio After Successful Kickstarter Campaign

tellico band

Tellico is happy to announce their Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded and they will be heading into the studio at the turn of the year to record their debut album. Based in Asheville NC with it’s thriving roots music scene, the quartet combines some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond. Tellico features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle, vocals) and Stig Stiglets (bass, vocals) with Aaron Ballance on dobro and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo.

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