Ready, Set, Riff Raff

Smoke cannons, loud speakers, and a ridiculously buff DJ set the tone for the rapper's booming performance.
This past Tuesday night, the usually laid back vibe of downtown Asheville was overtaken by a storm of loud beats, wacky rhymes, and extensive references to purple drank. Who was behind it all? None other than the flashy rap icon, Riff Raff.

Nobody loves Asheville like They Might Be Giants do

The Brooklyn alt-rockers openly confess their love for Asheville in a lively Orange Peel performance
Travel magazines, morning talk shows, and your friend's uncle admiringly rave on and on about how cool Asheville is and how much they like it—but John Flansburgh and John Linnell of They Might Be Giants fame are here to officially set the record straight on who really, truly loves Asheville the most.

They Might Be Awesome

Seasoned alt-rockers return to Asheville
They have a cult following, they're fun and quirky, and they love Asheville—no, I'm not talking about that bicycle riding nun that you always see downtown, I'm talking They Might Be Giants. The same venue that the band fondly wrote a song about back in 2004 will mark the spot where they'll be playing a show on Thursday of this week.

The Front Bottoms go all out at The Orange Peel

The band's current tour concluded Sunday night in a glowing performance of high-energy fun
The line of excited teenagers and young adults wrapped all the way around to the back of The Orange Peel. The first day of Spring in Asheville had brought colder temperatures than what locals had started to get used to, but that didn't stop the large number of people standing in line for the show that night. The Front Bottoms had arrived in Asheville.

The Front Bottoms head to Asheville

The New Jersey indie rockers swoop into Asheville to play a sold out show that will be one to remember
When it comes to writing catchy songs with smart lyrics, look no further than The Front Bottoms. Since 2008, founding members Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich have been releasing their unique brand of emo music to the masses.

CeeLo's “Love Train” tour makes a stop at The Orange Peel

CeeLo Green lights up The Orange Peel with a glowing personality, shiny gold chains, and irresistibly groovy songs
CeeLo Green's sleek, all black tour bus sat parked outside The Orange Peel on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta soul musician's crew prepared for the second stop of the retro themed “Love Train” tour.

The Down-Low with CeeLo

The talented Atlanta soul musician talks about his upcoming tour, the importance of family, and his love for the South
Holden Mesk, writer for Asheville Music Guide, chatted with CeeLo Green on Wednesday about his upcoming Love Train tour that is set to sweep the East Coast starting next month.

Kurt Vile and the Violators Play The Orange Peel

Prepare to be violated Asheville, in the best way possible!

It’s hard to believe Kurt Vile has been around since 2005 and if you have missed out on his previous performances in the area consider yourself unlucky. Vile and his band, the Violators, have graced Asheville with their presence in more intimate settings like the Grey Eagle, but now find themselves on the city’s main stage at the Orange Peel. Kurt Vile and the Violators provide an easy-going sonic experience that anyone can connect with, evoking a Neil Young-Lou Reed crossover that is sure to please.


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