Mini Beer Fest and Pizza War in Asheville NC

On August 14, 2010; Craggie Brewing, Highland Brewing, and French Broad Brewery will be at the Garage at Biltmore to offer you unlimited samples of craft beer. Skyland Distributing will also be on the scene with some great raffle items! Asheville Pizza Wars is where 12+ local pizza companies will be battling it out for the best of Asheville North Carolina. The pizza and beer party starts at 7pm and lasts till 2am. Tickets are available online by clicking HERE.

Get ready for some pizza from the best and enough craft beer for everyone. One price – $15 for the whole evening with lots of music, people and great times. This is a benefit for Families Pursuing Justice of Western North Carolina.

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Sunday Blooming Sunday

Spring is definitely here, and we have the perfect Sunday in store for your celebratory needs.  That is this coming Sunday, April 25th, and here’s what’s in store:

EMMITT-NERSHI BAND

…featuring Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident.

That’s right, all you String Cheese and Salmon heads, there’s no need to wait or travel to get some of this high-energy, face-melting, bluegrassy springtime pickin’.  Emmitt-Nershi Band will be returning to The Garage this Sunday, April 25th for an intimate engagement.

But don’t take my word for it, have a listen:

But wait… that’s not all, cause you see on that same evening (just a couple of hours earlier) we are welcoming to the stage Bess Rogers and Lelia Broussard for some sweet sultry sounds.

Check out Lelia:

WOW!!

And here’s a taste of Bess Rogers:

All under one roof, and on one night!!

The skinny:
who: Emmitt-Nershi Band (9:30pm – 12pm)

when: Sunday April 25th

where: The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville, NC)

tickets for Emmitt-Nershi available at:  www.thegarageatbiltmore.com

who: Bess Rogers and Lelia Broussard (7pm – 9pm)

when: Sunday April 25th

where: The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville, NC)

EP3 Invades Asheville – April 15th

“Hailing from the cultural hotbed of Atlanta, GA comes EP3. After quickly rising in the jam and electronic scenes in the midwest and southeast, EP3 has taken a hold of new technologies and traditional improvisational elements to create a progressive, fresh take on livetronica. Risks and rewards…the application of technical and melodic songwriting with deep grooves and all sorts of experimentation. It’s been a good two years, playing packed theater and club gigs with such artists as: Shpongle, Moe., Parliment Funkadelic, Pretty Lights, Benga, Bassnectar, Pnuma Trio, Mickey Hart, Orchard Lounge, Big Gigantic, Telepath, Ana Sia, Glitch Mob, Raq, U-Melt, M80 Dubstation, Bela Fleck, Eliot Lipp, Sub Swara, DubCouncious, Alex B, Joe Nice, Starkey, as well as official afterparties for STS9, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and the Disco Biscuits…including 2 shows with sit ins from Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits and a late night set at Trinumeral. BIG things happening at the EP3 camp…”

This will be a good time.
Also playing with EP3 are The Werks and Lingo.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Steel yourself

Steel yourself.

Let’s Go To Church–The Lee Boys in Asheville-Thursday April 8th- with Hill Country Revue

We are really excited to have The Lee Boys at The Garage, this coming Thursday (April 8th).  Anyone who has seen these guys should be prepared for the experience.  There will be no sitting down; strictly boogieing down, as their music is infectious.

When The Lee Boys bring their joyous spiritual sound to the stage, audiences instantly recognize that this is not “sitting and listening” music: dancing, shouting out, and having fun are considered essential parts of their tradition. Founder and bandleader Alvin Lee explains “The inspiration and feeling that comes along with our music is the reason that people feel good. It is like the new music on the block and it’s just getting ready to explode!”

As if a feet stomping ensemble like The Lee Boys weren’t enough to get you out of the house and into this lovely spring weather, they are bringing with them, Hill Country Revue. So all you North Mississippi All Stars fans, here’s a special treat for you.

“This is really back to the roots of blues,” says Cody Dickinson. “It’s funky. Really nasty, that’s the best way to describe it. Gritty, messy, stripped-down.”

As part of the North Mississippi Allstars, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew have three Grammy nominated albums under their belts. They have shared the stage with artists as diverse as Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band and Mavis Staples, and toured all over the world steadily since 1996, earning a legion of fans.

Well, I really don’t know what else to say.  This is one heck of a night of music, and it’s all happening right down the road from you at The Garage at Biltmore this Thursday night.

Details:

All Ages

tickets are $15 (under 12 are free if accompanied by their parents)

Doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm

The Lee Boys will go on first, then Hill Country Revue, then they will have an All-star Jam!! Woo-hooo!!

Many of you have bought tickets already at The Garage website (see sidebar for link).  These tickets will be available until the day of the show.  WE WILL NOT BE MAILING PHYSICAL TICKETS. All you will need is your ID, we will have a list of all will call tickets at the door.

Come enjoy this amazing night of music with us!

HERE’S A LITTLE TASTE FOR YOU:

LET’S GO TO CHURCH!!!!!

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Bunnygate 2010: It Has Some Folk Hoppin Mad

I don’t know whether to entitle this article, Jesus: Friend Of The Fast Footed Fury Folk, or Rock And Roll Rabbits To The Rescue, or Bunny Tales From The Crypt.  In any case, we’ve all recently heard or read about the Da Vincey Code and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a love child, and we’ve been exposed to recent revelations that Judas wasn’t such a bad guy after all (I guess he, on a guilt free lark ended up hanging himself for the Hell of it).  What we haven’t heard about is a lesser exposed, perplexing, potentially hare raising discovery.  Recently unearthed gnosarmtic (Gnostic AND Aramaic) 1st century scrolls found in a carrot patch in SW Asia, have shed new light on exactly how the stone, which sealed Jesus’ tomb, was rolled away.  French archeologist and farmer, Pierre’ Lafoot, found these obscure delicate parchments underneath the ground after eye balling what he believed to be a carrot which had the image of a weeping Virgin Mary’s face on it’s surface.  World renowned scientists, using carbon copy dating (apparently the latest thing) have testified that the scrolls were written a couple of months (give or take a week) after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.  After careful examination biblical scholars reason that not only did, fully charged bunny rabbits (guided by the Holy Spirit), furiously dig a small trench beside the large stone, but that they were able to fashion a rope out of Jesus’ shroud they had retrieved, which they then attached around the base of the boulder and proceeded to (working as an equally yoked, harnessed team) pull and un-lodge the large object from the caves entrance.  The author of these ancient writings is unknown but believed to be none other than the awestruck yet groggy Roman guard.  Honestly, do we have to look any further than Bugs B. to observe a truly resourceful and noble creature capable of outwitting a man’s best observations?  The well documented and biblically accurate film “The Passion Of The Christ” displays a forerunner of Peter Cottontail happily leading the way, hopping down the bunny trail towards the empty tomb.  It’s really not a far stretch from talking donkeys and it shows how the angels or Jesus himself may have empowered the unsung heroes of the story, the bunny rabbits (animals of the natural world) to perform yet another miraculous deed.  Were not talking about cute Easter Eggs here which any rational human being knows are created by people to fool and preoccupy unsuspecting children, were talking about hard scientific evidence.

On the local front though; protected sources have revealed that geneticist’s, secretly working with animal husbandry majors at the Contra Dancing College of Far East Asheville, have performed numerous yet unsuccessful attempts at pairing bunny rabbits with chickens.  Apparently, the bunnies are up to the job but the chickens are somewhat skittish.  These young scientist’s, who aren’t just cloning around, ultimate Machiavellian goal, through extensive fiendish genetic manipulation, is to see if this newly formed creature can, in fact, create chocolate covered eggs.  These experiments, funded by your local tax dollars, Hershey’s, and matching government (pork barrel) money, have raised more than one eyebrow in Congress.  PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) have decried the whole process as being inhumane, while undisclosed yet vehemently outraged members of the campus’s YFJ (Youth For Jesus) have stated that these “Frankenstonian scientists are going straight to Hell in an Easter hand basket”.

News That Won’t Make You Snooze,

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