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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?

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.

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