Downtown

A smooth night of music at The Altamont Theatre

Powerful performances by two talented folk artists

Thursday night's show at The Altamont Theatre was truly one to remember. On a cold and rainy Asheville night this venue is a perfectly cozy oasis. The soft stage lighting and comfortable seating set the course for a very relaxing and mellow night. What better way to spend a dreary, drizzly evening than with a glass of wine listening to two amazing performers in a beautiful local venue?

Aesop Rock and friends bring the noise

The rapper's Monday night show draws a big crowd

Big and bodacious, Aesop Rock's performance at The Orange Peel on Monday night was one for the record books. The large crowd was hyped up and ready to party all night long with the Portland, Oregon rapper and his posse. Touring on last year's The Impossible Kid album, Aesop Rock pulled out all the stops for Asheville.

Get ready to Rock with Aesop

The indie-rap master gets ready to bring his skills to The Orange Peel

Start your week off right by going to see Aesop Rock (with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone) at The Orange Peel on Monday night. The Portland, Oregon rapper, real name Ian Bavitz, hasn't been to town for a hot minute and is bouncing back after releasing a new album last year. Opening the show is the equally skilled wordsmith Homeboy Sandman. Get ready to vibe out. 

Jonesing for a good time

Howard Jones takes The Orange Peel back to the eighties

The stage setup was futuristically retro on Monday night for the Howard Jones show at The Orange Peel. Keyboards and synthesizers were masked by sleek looking white stands that looked like they could be right out of Star Wars. It makes sense when you consider that Jones is a synthpop legend from the eighties who pushed the boundaries of electronic pop music.

Howard Jones comes to The Orange Peel

The eighties come alive this Monday night

The eighties had their fair share of hitmakers, but perhaps one of the lesser known big names is Howard Jones. Everyone always seems to think of artists like Cyndi Lauper, A Flock Of Seagulls, and The Human League when it comes to defining artists of the decade, but Jones was a powerhouse all his own. On Monday evening he'll be playing at The Orange Peel as part of his US/UK tour.

Peter Hook & The Light go all out at The Orange Peel

The band's Monday night show was far from being Blue

There was no opener Monday night at The Orange Peel, just pure unadulterated New Order and Joy Division goodness thanks to Peter Hook & The Light. The famed bassist and his band shook the walls of the downtown venue with all the hits from both bands extensive music catalog. Bright lights, lots of dancing, and heavy nostalgia permeated the air.

Get Hooked

The legendary Peter Hook comes to The Orange Peel

Asheville will have a chance to see a music legend on Monday evening at The Orange Peel. Peter Hook, of Joy Division and New Order fame, will play a show with his band The Light. They will be performing all of Joy Division's 1988 album Substance in its entirety. This unique experience is exciting for Joy Division fans and eighties music lovers alike. 

Gettin' Wild at The Orange Peel

A celestial evening of music with Small Black and Wild Nothing

It might've not been sold out, but the energy and good vibes in The Orange Peel on Thursday night for the Wild Nothing and Small Black show more than made up for the empty floor space. The two dreamy bands have been touring together since October, and made their way to Asheville this week for a night of spacey synths and shimmering guitars. 

RIVVRS delivers

An intimate night of music at New Mountain

All the way from California, RIVVRS played a cozy show at New Mountain to a dimly lit room of music lovers. Brandon Zahursky is the man behind the name, and his kind gentle spirit stood tall as he rocked out on his acoustic guitar. The night got off to a slow start, but eventually ended up with hearty rounds of applause meeting the end of each of his songs. 

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