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Asheville gets ready to get festive with the 2017 Christmas Jam

Warren Haynes and friends get ready to rock

It's been an Asheville tradition for years, and this go around for the 29th annual Christmas Jam is gonna be a big one. With a lineup that includes Gov't Mule, Ann Wilson, Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab, The Avett Brothers, Les Bros, Blackberry Smoke and more it's easy to see why people from near and far are so excited for this event.

All hail Calvin Johnson

One of the best shows to grace Asheville this year

Last week at The Mothlight was a holy night for all involved. Olympia, Washington native and icon of the DIY music scene Calvin Johnson blessed us with his presence on Wednesday night. Johnson earns his legendary status with decades of musical trailblazing. Calvin founded K Records, an important indie record label with early releases from bands like Beck, Modest Mouse, and Built to Spill. Johnson also found personal success in hugely influential bands like Beat Happening, The Go Team and The Halo Benders. 

Dinosaur Jr. is far from extinct

Things got loud and fun at the band's Orange Peel performance last week

Last Tuesday night at The Orange Peel could probably be heard all the way in the far reaches of outer space, Dinosaur Jr. was in town and they're not afraid to turn the volume up to 11 and crank out the jams. Openers Easy Action added to the night's intensity and got people rocking out way before J Mascis and pals even took the stage.

The Mothlight prepares to be blessed by Calvin Johnson

The indie god makes an Asheville appearance

One of the most influential and interesting personalities of the modern independent music movement is none other than Calvin Johnson. Born in Olympia, WA in 1962, Johnson has truly done it all: musician, songwriter, disc jockey, record producer, label head, you name it. Tomorrow night he will bless The Mothlight with his Selector Dub Narcotic electronic project along with local techno opener Black Box Theory. Y'all better dance. 

Dinosaur Jr. comes back to The Orange Peel

Let's get loud

Part band, part spiritual alternative rock experience – Dinosaur Jr. are legends in every sense of the word. Since 1984, J Mascis and pals have been melting the minds and ears of the music scene with their distinct sound and style of songwriting. Tomorrow night at The Orange Peel, they'll be playing a show with openers Easy Action that is going to be both fun and loud. Very fun. Very loud.

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