This Thursday night the 27th marks the 45th anniversary of blues great Albert King taking the stage of the Fillmore Auditorium with his new band to record his second of two nights for a possible live album. Oh what a blistering hot night it was, with smokin' versions of "San-Ho-Zay", "Call It Stormy Monday", and other gems. The Fillmore, mostly known for its legendary psychedelic rock acts (Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and assorted light shows and more) was open for just one more week before Bill Graham closed it and moved operations to the equally legendary Carousel Ball
English folk-pop singer-songwriter Laura Marling may sound like an old soul, with heavy whispers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Pentangle in her work, but she's just 23, and this is already her 4th album. Perhaps she draws more comparisons to that of Joni Mitchell (who moved to the L.A.
Beyond the 99 percent versus the one percent...beyond Republican or Democrat...beyond Catholic or Muslim or Southern Baptist or Methodist or Jewish...beyond all that there is a more basic difference and inequality that still exists in this country. That difference and inequality is between so-called 'whites' and blacks or even browns.
Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell knows all about that. She is the author of a book called "Beyond Stereotypes in Black and White: How Everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African-American Boys and Men."
Have you ever wanted to work on stage? Have your ever had a dream of becoming a producer or a playwright or even a screenwriter? Well, in Asheville once a year for the past few years, you've had a chance.
06/18/13: We are back home! After a long day of travel Monday, we returned safe and sound with smiles on our faces and the past weekend's adventures still in our minds.
Sunday morning we awoke to flood watches after a night of heavy rain. There was standing water all over the festival grounds and more rain on the way. We packed our belongings and walked about half a mile to the point where shuttles picked up folks to return them to their parking lot at a nearby hotel.
They may be based out of Asheville, but then again they could be based out of Bamako or Timbuktu... Blending traditional music of Mali with a variety of American styles, Toubab Krewe returns to WNCW in advance of their July 3rd and 4th sets at their 2nd annual Carnavalito Festival in Black Mountain.
We celebrate the first week of summer -- and Brian Wilson's 6/20 birthday - with this critics' 5-star favorite Monday night. Layering their pristine vocal harmonies with such quirky tools as harpsichords, Theremin, bicycle bells, and barking dogs, 1966's Pet Sounds remains one of the best-produced and most influential rock albums ever released. Yes, it's up there with such milestone classics as The Beatles' Revolver and Sgt. Pepper, which Brian in particular tried obsessively to compete with. "Without Pet Sounds, Sgt.
Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin, John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that it was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically there half a century earlier. One thing led to another, and Mellencamp was able to team up with novelist Stephen King and producer T-Bone Burnett to create the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Of course they were able to amass an all-star cast for the soundtrack, so you'll hear Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal, Dave Alvin, Elvis Costello (playing Satan), Ryan Bingham, and others