West Asheville

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. 

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. 

Brother Oliver and Triptych Soul rock ISIS Music Hall

Both bands put on one heck of a show

The main stage at ISIS Music Hall was all Brother Oliver this past Thursday night for their show with Triptych Soul. The Greenville based brothers were kicking off their East Coast tour at the cozy West Asheville venue and looked cool as ever up on stage playing new and old songs alike. Their new self-titled album was coming out the day after and their excitement for the world to hear it was visible in their energetic performance. 

Checking in with Brother Oliver

The folky bros gear up to play ISIS and drop their new album

I got a chance to speak with Andrew Oliver from the psychedelic folk-rock band Brother Oliver, which is a music project that he and his brother Stephen started back in 2011. The brothers have a big show this Thursday evening at ISIS Music Hall along with Triptych Soul that will mark the start of their East Coast tour. To make things even more exciting, the day after the show their self-titled third album comes out for all the world to hear!

A weekend getaway with Al Petteway

The fingerstyle guitarist treats ISIS Music Hall to an intimate performance

Last Sunday night at ISIS Music Hall the upstairs dining room not only got to enjoy great food but also got to enjoy great music. Al Petteway was there to play a super relaxed set of tunes to the sold out room of fans, friends, and family. With a freshly shaven face, Petteway wasted no time in showing off his super skilled guitar work.

ISIS Music Hall welcomes Al Petteway

The masterful guitarist brings his talents to Asheville

Tomorrow night Isis Music Hall welcomes Al Petteway to the stage. Are you in the mood for some seriously impressive guitar work in a super cozy West Asheville setting? If so, this might be just the show for you. Much of Petteway's work is deeply inspired by the Appalachian mountains, so it's a perfect fit to be showcasing his immense talents in Asheville.

Chill jams and good times

Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon get groovy at The Mothlight

This past Sunday night at The Mothlight was chock-full of chill jams and good times thanks to Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon. The warmth of the music was welcomed on the surprisingly chilly summer night. Both acts are well-loved by many and it was amazing to see them come together and do their thing for the excited folks crowding the West Asheville venue. 

The Mothlight preps to host Darren Hanlon and Chastity Belt

The two talented music acts head to Asheville

This Sunday night, get ready for a double shot of wonderful, because Darren Hanlon will be joining Chastity Belt on their international tour, and they'll be making a stop at well-loved West Asheville venue The Mothlight. If you're feeling like maybe you don't have quite enough amazing music in your life then this is probably the show for you. 

Black Marble and Body Of Light bring the coolness

The Mothlight + these bands = perfect combo

This past Tuesday night at the Mothlight was a nonstop dance party. You can always count on the Haywood Rd. venue to deliver interesting acts in a comfortable atmosphere, and Tuesday night was definitely no different. Black Marble and Body of Light came together for a stunning night of ultra-cool music.

Black Marble descend upon The Mothlight

Joined by Body Of Light, the Mothlight will transform into an '80s industrial club

This upcoming Tuesday night, you better get ready to dance. The Mothlight is hosting two super synthy bands for one night of pure musical pleasure. Black Marble and Body Of Light will be in the house to whet your '80s whistle and get your head bobbing. The combo of these bands together is gonna be a dark and moody dance party that you'll never want to end.

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