Well, its Friday and tine to see what the Orange Peel is up to this weekend. Let me take this opportunity to emphasize the bargain that The Orange Peel brings to our community. They bring quality acts to Downtown Asheville. With gasoline prices going up the Orange Peel can save you even more money. Go downtown, check out a gallery then grab a bite to eat and end up at the Orange Peel for a show. This weekend their offerings are especially promising. Well, they were.
On Friday the 25th you actually cannot hear Yonder Mountain String Band along with Lake Street Dive. This is one reason you need to visit the Orange Peel’s website since popular acts tend to sell out. This is an incredible example.
They’re sold out because Yonder Mountain String Band is a bluegrass band that has the distinction of playing in a cave. (Okay, that’s probably not the only reason.) You’ll have to c and see where you can see them, download live shows, and learn more about the time they played in a cave. instead to visit their website
Sadly, you’ll also not be able to hear Lake Street Dive, a country band who — most importantly— played on A Prairie Home Companion. Once again, you’ll have to click here to visit their website where you can see their video, hear their music, buy their CD, find out where they’ll be next, and —most importantly— see a photo of them with Garrison Keillor.
But you can’t see them because they’re sold out. (Here, have a hanky.)
On Saturday the 26th you can’t catch Purity Ring along with Young Magic. Which is a real shame since Purity Ring is an eclectic band from Canada releasing their first album. Click here to visit their
and learn more about them.
You also can’t hear Young Magic, a widely acclaimed international trio from Brooklyn. You’ll have to settle for visiting their website by clicking here or their Facebook page by clicking here. Both offer their schedule, videos, music, and very intriguing visuals.
Fortunately, on Sunday the 27th you can hear The Helio Sequence with Shabazz Palaces and Paper Tiger. The Helio Sequence is a very lucky group although you’ll have to click here to find out why. Click here to visit their website and watch one of their music videos plus follow a link to their Facebook page. They are releasing their fifth album, Negotiations.
You can always expect a bargain from the Orange Peel and Sunday will be the perfect example. Not only will you hear The Helio Sequence, but also Shabazz Palaces.and Paper Tiger. Shabazz Palaces are a Seattle based hip hop group with an impressive international presence. You can visit their extremely impressive website by clicking here. (HINT: Click on the stars in the windows of the Taj Mahal.)
Paper Tiger is an Asheville based group with several impressive performers including Molly Kummerle, who you may have seen treading the boards locally. Click here to visit their website where you can find out more about them, see photos, videos, and hear their music.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 on Sunday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9. But those tickets are going fast, as you can tell from the first two acts of the weekend. So click here to visit The Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s website. That’s where you can buy tickets or learn what’s playing next week or next month. They also have great videos, podcasts, and photos there.
Pssst. Did I mention Lake Street Dive was on Prairie Home Companion?