A legendary night of music

Explosions In The Sky and Thor & Friends knock Asheville's socks off

This past Saturday night was truly a memorable one thanks to Explosions In The Sky and Thor & Friends. The spring night was warm and the mood out on The Orange Peel floor was calm. Tonight Asheville was lucky to have some of the most talented and critically acclaimed musicians in the game, and the eagerly awaiting crowd had been waiting all week for this.

It's Foxygen time!

The California based rock duo sets their sights on The Orange Peel

Tomorrow night at The Orange Peel, Foxygen will bring their classic-rock leaning experimental pop sound to the hearts and souls of Asheville. The duo is touring on their fourth studio album Hang which was released at the start of this year. Opening the show is Gabriella Cohen, an Australian singer/songwriter influenced by the fuzzy sounds of '50s and '60s pop.

Explosions In The Sky make their way to The Orange Peel

The post-rock quartet heads back to AVL for the first time since 2012

The godlike hype that surrounds Explosions In The Sky speaks volumes to the power and energy that the Texas based band possesses. Founded in 1999 under the name Breaker Morant, the four piece post-rockers have gone on to put out some of the most interesting releases in modern music. Asheville will be graced with their musical talents this Saturday evening for a sold out show at The Orange Peel with Thor & Friends.

Everybody Dance Now

Local Natives bring the party to The Peel

Even on a chilly Wednesday night, the crowd was already warmed up for Local Natives. The delighted fans at The Orange Peel were already dancing and mingling as opener Little Scream took the stage. Laurel Sprengelmeyer aka Little Scream quickly worked the audience into a funky frenzy with her cool moves, expert guitar skills and overall amazing stage presence. After lifting everyone up with her extremely catchy tunes and messages of love, she bid the peeps adieu and headed backstage.

Welcome back Local Natives

The indie band gets set to rock the Peel

Local Natives are making their way back to Asheville and we couldn't be more excited. The last time we were graced with a performance was way back in 2014 during their tour for their second album Hummingbird. The Los Angeles based fivesome is set to hit The Orange Peel's stage yet again showcasing their cool brand of refreshing indie rock this Wednesday evening. 

One wild Sunday night with Jimmy Eat World

The Orange Peel hosts the veteran rockers 

It's no surprise that The Orange Peel's box office had a piece of paper taped to its window emblazoned with the words “Sold Out” on it for Sunday night's Jimmy Eat World concert. I mean, who doesn't like these guys? The presence of AJJ (Andrew Jackson Jihad) as the openers only solidified the sheer awesomeness that was going to be this show. 

Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman woo The Altamont Theatre

The two americana acts play a solid show at the downtown venue

The floor of The Altamont Theatre on Thursday evening was filled with people of all ages who were excited to see Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman do their thing. The two musicians are currently on tour together and fortunately made a stop here in Asheville to share their talents. The overall vibe before showtime was laid back, but when Hartman walked up to the stage and the lights dimmed that all changed. 

Jimmy Eat World prepare to play The Orange Peel

The lovable rock band makes their way to Asheville

Formed in Mesa, Arizona in the early nineties, Jimmy Eat World has always been a band that you can't not like. They seem to contain a secret ingredient in their music that brings on immediate head bobbing and good times. The 4-piece group will play The Orange Peel this Sunday evening with AJJ (Andrew Jackson Jihad) as the openers. 

Get ready for Robert Ellis

The americana singer/songwriter makes his way to The Altamont Theatre

This Thursday evening The Altamont Theatre will host americana musician Robert Ellis for a night of good times and great music. Courtney Hartman of Della Mae fame will also take part in the night's festivities and make sure that your heart and soul go home happy. The intimate atmosphere of the downtown venue, plus these two talented singer/songwriters makes this show a no-brainer.

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?


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