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Wakey! Wakey! Coming to Asheville May 1 2014

Indie Pop act Wakey!Wakey! will be departing on the second leg of his North American tour, starting on April 25th  in Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java. Supporting him will be singer-songwriter Andy Suzuki and the Method.

Fresh off a successful first leg of his US tour with Jillette Johnson, Michael Grubbs, the frontman of Wakey!Wakey!, will head out back out down the Southeast of the United States to support his new releases, the “Irresistible EP” and the forthcoming full length “Salvation”. Fans across the country will have the opportunity to experience new material before “Salvation” is released, as well as hear their favorite songs from past albums.

One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role. That’d be the tale of a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”

Since 2010’s full length debut, “Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You...”, Michael has been busy writing and creating new material. The fruits of his creative labors have been realized in two parts, the self released “Irresistible EP”, a five song EP released on January 28th, 2014, and his upcoming full-length album “Salvation”, which is to be released worldwide on ThirtyTigers Records.

Since September 18th, 2013, Michael has been collecting pledges to help fund the production of “Salvation” through crowdfunding site Pledgemusic.com, offering exclusive packages to donors, and reaching more than 141% of his original goal. In addition to helping fund his album, 10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to the American Diabetes Association. Though donations are now closed, preorders of the album are still available through the campaign. The pledge campaign can be found at the link below:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wakeywakey


TICKETS:  http://wakeywakeymusic.com/tour/  

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Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots

Our latest featured local artist is the talented "Hank West & the Smokin' Hots." This group would make the likes of Louis Jordan & Cab Calloway proud. With a modern twist on the classic jazz that helped build the foundation for rock and roll, Hank West & the Smokin Hots have an infectious energy and style all their own.

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Town Mountain & Foghorn Stringband Perform at Isis 3/28/14

Town Mountain & Foghorn Stringband Perform at Isis on Fri 3/28 $12 Adv / $14 doors;  5PM Door / 9pm show; General Admission with Some Balcony Seating 828-575-2737 743 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806  www.isisasheville.com The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. With the success of their latest album, Leave the Bottle, the word is out with some of their best reviews yet. “Thank god that Town Mountain are around to blow a hole in all the genre-juggling games of which music writers like myself are so fond,” said Devon Leger, of Ed Helms’ The Bluegrass Situation. “They play bluegrass. Period. They play it hard, they play it fast, and they play it like their fingers are bleeding and their picks are breaking.” “Phil Barker’s ‘Lawdog’ sounds like an unearthed classic, and the group’s tight harmonies alone make this record a treat for any bluegrass fan,” …

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Interview with Dave Desmelik

1270857_10151908800466528_1536470755_oOur effort to help promote local music continues as Dave Desmelik plays some tunes and chats with Chris about Asheville, his life in music, and how to make the best scrambled eggs. Dave is an accomplished performer who has played in bands all over the nation. Currently Dave is based in Brevard and plays locally all over WNC.

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Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Playing March 11 2014

Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why are an independent rock/soul band based in Asbury Park NJ. Described as a mix between Alan Stone, Bob Schneider, G-Love and Paul Simon, Quincy has played over 500 shows and released four albums since 2008. QM&TRW released their fifth album Its Only Change, produced Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and mixed in Philadelphia by Phil Nicolo (Dylan, Police, Urge Overkill) in July 2013.

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Purling Hiss at The Mothlight March 2 2014

The Purling Hiss sound is revered by discerning listeners for its devastational waves of guitar rock crashing atop sweet melodies and pile-driving rhythm tunes alike. These contrasts in the hands of Mike Polizze impact upon buzzing pleasure centers for each listener, more of them with every lick - people who like rock songs and like to sing along and don't mind a little dirt for their trouble, live or on record. In a best of both worlds scenario, you've got a hot "new" Hiss LP in one hand and a Hiss concert ticket in the other... and so it shall be! Purling Hiss announce a country-wide tour of the U.S.A. in March and the release of Dizzy Polizzy on April 22nd!

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Who’s Bad Playing at the Orange Peel 2/28/14

10 Years In, Who's Bad Going Stronger Than Ever, Spreading Michael Jackson's Music and Spirit Around the World

In 2014, Who’s Bad marks their 10th year performing as The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. In that span, Who’s Bad has played more shows in more cities worldwide than any other tribute act related to the King of Pop. 

Their first show was exactly ten years ago today. What began as a humble college experiment by University of North Carolina alum, Vamsi Tadepalli, has grown to be something bigger and more symbolic than he ever dreamed it could:

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Interview with the Wilhelm Brothers

Chris Schieman speaks with Chris Wilhelm of the Wilhelm Brothers about life on the road and what’s next for this up and coming indie/folk /rock band from Asheville. The Wilhelm Brothers play extensively throughout the United States and right here in Asheville. For more information on this talented duo visit their website: www.thewilhelmbrothers.com. Link to download the entire podcast & take with you on the go: http://kiwi6.com/file/yo7fnighhn

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STEREOSPREAD tonight at LAB

Lexington Avenue Brewery, known locally as “The Lab,” will be hosting a night of soaring synthpop Thursday, Feb. 6, featuring music from Stereospread, OddSTAR, and Divine Love Mission. Fans of bands such as Depeche Mode, Postal Service, Owl City, Goldfrapp, Beach House, Chvrches, or m83 will be right at home at this exciting show.

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Willie Sugarcapps w/ Brigette DeMeyer at Asheville Music Hall

Willie Sugarcapps @ The Asheville Music Hall
Brigitte DeMeyer Opens<
Friday, January 31, 2014
$10 adv / $12 door; doors 8pm/ show 9pm; 21+
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
www.AshevilleMusicHall.com

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