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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. 

Let's get dreamy

Wild Nothing and Small Black come together for a show at The Orange Peel

Thursday evening at The Orange Peel, Wild Nothing and Small Black are playing a show that any dream pop fan should surely not miss out on. Both acts have been in the game since 2009 and have played Asheville before, but this will be the first time they grace the same stage. Having evolved their sound over the years, the two bands continue to steadily put out meaningful music.

Chatting with RIVVRS

Catching up with musician Brandon Zahursky about his humble beginnings, getting famous, and going on tour

Catching up with musician Brandon Zahursky about his humble beginnings, getting famous, and going on tour

Lucius has a big night at The Orange Peel

A wildly theatrical show by the indie pop band lights up the Peel

A slow stream of people made up a slightly sleepy crowd at the start of this past Tuesday night's Lucius show at The Orange Peel. The sleepy vibe didn't last long though, as opener Sam Evian got the steadily growing floor of the venue into the musical mindset. Before long, the Peel was filled with peeps and Lucius was up on stage giving an A+ performance.

Lettuce shreds The Orange Peel

Costumes, colorful lights, and groovy tunes

If you weren't dancing, then you weren't there. Lettuce played a nearly sold out show this past Friday night at The Orange Peel to kick off Halloween weekend. Opener Eliot Lipp got the night started off on the right foot with a super fun DJ set. The night just kept getting crazier from there, with many of the attendees dressed in costume while busting a move on the floor.

Deliciously Lucius

The Brooklyn indie pop five piece heads to The Orange Peel

Tuesday night Asheville will get a chance to see Lucius, a Brooklyn indie pop five piece that has risen to fame thanks to their infectious style of songwriting. Opening the show is Sam Evian, a fellow New Yorker known for keeping things on the mellower side of life. The Orange Peel will be hosting the two artists and is hopefully aware of how much dancing is going to happen.

Lizzy Ross and Fireside Collective make The Altamont Theatre swoon

A peaceful night of music in downtown Asheville

The shiny wood floors of The Altamont Theatre were just as inviting as the softly lit stage that would soon elevate Fireside Collective and Lizzy Ross in front of a crowd of people. The intimate, tucked away music venue that's Asheville's self-proclaimed “best listening room” was the perfect spot to appreciate the elegant night of talented musicians. 

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