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What have Been the Biggest Music Events in Asheville in the Last Decade?

Asheville is rapidly making a name for itself as one of the best music cities in the United States. There are numerous music festivals focusing on a wide range of genres that occur throughout the year, while well-known international acts are also viewing the North Carolina city as a perfect location to come and perform. Live music has become a significant contributing factor to boosting tourism in Asheville, and the city has a long tradition of hosting popular music events. Here are some of the biggest music events to have occurred in Asheville over the last ten years.

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The top 3 reasons you should learn to play the ukulele

ukulele

You can derive lots of pleasure from playing a musical instrument, as compared to many other leisure activities out there. Research also shows that learning how to play a musical instrument can improve your creativity. You are probably wondering, which is the best musical instrument to learn? One of the best instruments you can learn how to play with great results is the Ukulele. In case you are in doubt about this, here are the top 3 reasons you should learn to play the Ukulele.

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Interesting Things Every Guitarist Should Know

There are many things about guitars and playing a guitar that people don’t know about. They really should know, as this would change the way they approached at least some aspects of guitar music. These can range from important knowledge, to less important but still valuable pieces of trivia which can improve the process for everybody. Some people might suggest running down a checklist of things to learn, but other people swear by a small number of tips and tricks which have served them well over the years.

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The Maine Heads To The Mountains With Mayday Parade

The Maine

An alternative rock staple since 2007, The Maine is taking its talents to Asheville this week. 
 
The Phoenix-based rockers will take the stage at the Orange Peel on Tuesday t

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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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XAVL at The Mill Room Nov 9th 2013

XAVL is a celebration of creative culture, with 30+ artists demonstrating the creative process in real time, including live painters and graphic designers, installation art, photography, fashion, videography, music, and much more!   This is an all-day event, with workshops and panel discussion taking place during the day (2-6:30pm) and main event with music, etc from 8:15pm-2am.  There will be giveaways from Make Noise and Ableton as well as a raffle for a $750. Producer Bundle prize pack (Moog Minitaur + QuNexus).  Tickets on sale now at Harvest Records / The Moog Store  / Online: http://xasheville.eventbrite.com / At the door if event does not sell out beforehand.

The X event has 3 main intentions:

1. Present the creative process in an ecstatic and engaging way, live and uncut.

2. Allow attendees to follow the creative process in real time, giving them an added appreciation for the talents, mediums and forms of modern of expression.

3. Feature cutting-edge local and national talent, furthering the spirit of collaboration as we shape the evening and our future together.

Lineup Includes:  Fashion by Royal Peasantry. Live painters Josh Spiceland, Makasi Siriwayo, Andy Reed, and Caesar Weasel. Nine Bar Creative will have three graphic designers working as a team to demonstrate work flow and the creative process (their screens will be projected live for all to see). Design curator Craig McAnsh (of Mojo Coworking / NATiVE Marketing), Music performances by Jeremy Ellis! , Aligning Minds, Marley Carroll, and Panther God. Plus: Dance by Kathleen Hahn; Photography by (SIC) Images and Micah Mackenzie; Videography by Imaginari Studios; 3D mapped stage design by 27 Folds; Timelapse installation by Daniel Lowe; Performance Art by Jeramie Bellmay… Plus daytime music workshops and panel discussion.

http://xavl.org

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What do you do with an Ol’ timey band born in the 80’s?

You enjoy them! Tar and Rosin has an energy like I haven’t seen in a band for awhile. These folks have wisdom and cadence in their playing that makes you want to get rowdy! With a fiddle, banjo, gee-tar, and wash board, along with collaborations, Tar and Rosin will get your body moving as you order another local brew. Based out of Des Moines, IA at the moment, this mutlicultural band loves Asheville so much, they’re thinking about moving here! If you love a fast string sound, with the passion of a unionist from the 30’s, check out Tar and Rosin. The name of their CD says You Can’t Get There From Here, but if you’re listening while drinking whiskey, you will get there, and you’ll enjoy every minute. They played at a variety of venues around town, including the Westville pub and Highland Brewing Company, while they were here. The band is in Eastern North Carolina right now. They’re headed on up the east coast, but I’ll put money on them coming back here as soon as they can. Just some words of warning: Don’t invite them back to stay the night at your place, and DO NOT call …

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Blues Jam at Westville Pub

Blues Jam at Westville Pub

Westville Pub attracts a fun crowd on Tuesdays with their Blues night. The Westville All Stars headline, and other folks interested in jamming are welcomed up to play. The music starts at 10 P.M., but the sound checks start earlier. If you’re there around 9, you may get to hear Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung in a grizzly ‘ol bluegrass voice while the mics and instruments are tuned up. The crowd is eclectic, the music was hopping, and I haven’t had shrimp and grits that good since I was in Charleston! The space is comfortable and Westville Pub is an easy place to be. With a small dance area, a pool table in the back, and different places to perch, it’s no wonder West Asheville is proud to claim this neighborhood pub. If you’re free on a Tuesday, come dance and buy me a Magic Hat stout at Westville Pub on Haywood, and best of all, no cover charge!

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