Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Live Music Rocks Asheville This Weekend

Music of all genres can be found in the eclectic mix of styles found on the streets and in the local clubs of Asheville. USA Today recently wrote an article featuring live music as number one on a list of top ten reasons to visit Asheville. This weekend is no different. Check out some of the musical stylings that can be found locally this coming weekend.

The Machine Performs at The Orange Peel Club
Slated as America's top Pink Floyd show, The Machine has a 20-year reputation for excellent performances and the legacy of Pink Floyd reincarnated. They are known for performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, which includes a range of renditions from popular hits to the more obscure songs not often heard. 

The Machine combines professional musicianship with dramatic lighting and video, which is only enhanced by their passionate delivery. These three qualities are what make them a crowd favorite. Over the years they have performed all over selling out clubs, theaters, and casinos throughout the world. The Machine is a New York based band with a focus on the fans.

The Machine performs at The Orange Peel on Thursday, January 10. Doors open at 8p.m. and the show begins at 9p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show. You can order advance tickets for The Machine here.

Vertigo Jazz Project and The Archrivals Perform at the One Stop Deli & Bar
Two of Asheville's favorite bands in one place! Vertigo Jazz Project and The Archrivals come together for an all-out celebration centered around the birthday of The Archrivals' singer and pianist. Join in the celebration on Friday, January 11 at the One Stop Deli & Bar on College Street in Asheville. The doors open at 9p.m. and the show starts at 10p.m. Admission is only $5.

Vertigo Jazz is a power trio of guitar, bass, and drums. They recently finished recording their third album entitled "This is Rock?" set for release in March. They have toured throughout the Southeast as well as locally at the LAAFF in downtown Asheville and the annual Asheville Improvisational Music Festival. Each of the members has a diverse background which comes together to make one fabulous band. 

The Archrivals are known for a blend of jazz and rock influences with some pop thrown in to boot, and a good dose of humor. They perform a visually and sonically captivating show that's sure to please.

Steep Canyon Rangers with Guest Performance by Peter Rowan
The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released a collaborative record with Steve Martin, "Rare Bird Alert", which debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Bluegrass Chart. The group has other hits on the charts and has headlined for various festivals nationwide. They have also appeared on television alongside Steve Martin on "Late Night with David Letterman", "The Colbert Report", and "Austin City Limits".

The Steep Canyon Rangers are known for their smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals, and jaw-dropping harmony. They love to bring Bluegrass to music lovers around the world. 

Come and experience the performance for yourself at The Orange Peel in Asheville. Doors open at 8p.m. and the show starts at 9p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 the day of the show. Advance ticket purchases for the Steep Canyon Rangers can be found here.

Pioneer Condo in Downtown Asheville
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Have you been to the Orange Peel Club or any of Asheville's other musical venues? Who was performing? How did you like the show? Tell us about it in our comment section!

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