Slice of the Peel: Slayer Review

Slayer at the Orange Peel

Slayer strips the sold-out Orange Peel to its core with thrash metal performance for the ages

Photos and writing courtesy of AskAsheville Music Correspondent Robert Forte.

Godfathers to virtually every relevant metal band to come into existence after 1984, southern California legendary thrash icons Slayer mercilessly delivered a bombastic musical sermon to throngs of head banging disciples at the sold out Orange Peel this past Tuesday.

Slayer arrived in the mountains of North Carolina for an intimate club […]

Five Great Local Asheville Bands

Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats

Photos and writing courtesy of AskAsheville Music Correspondent Robert Forte.

From buskers to bluegrass, classical to country, or jazz to jam bands, one cannot escape nor ignore the vibrant musical collective that is continuously bursting out from under Asheville’s many street corners, sidewalk cafes and music halls.

Because of this, some avid music lovers of our AskAsheville team have dedicated themselves to providing traditional forms of coverage regarding Asheville’s vast musical landscape.  Our mission is to uniquely […]

Asheville Ranks #10 In America For World’s Best Cities

worlds best cities asheville

Travel & Leisure has just released their “World’s Best Cities” list, and guess what? Asheville is the #10 City in America. Oh, and this also includes cities in Canada. There are so many reasons for this… the culture, the beer, the food, the people, the great outdoors, and the reasons go on and on. And it is not just Asheville. There are so many wonderful smaller communities surrounding us including Hendersonville, Waynesville, Weaverville, & Black […]

Q&A: Eleanor Underhill of Asheville Americana Band Underhill Rose

Underhill Rose Asheville Music

AskAsheville caught up with Eleanor Underhill, vocalist banjo and harmonica player for Underhill Rose, prior to her solo performance at 5 Walnut Wine Bar to discuss the band’s new record The Great Tomorrow, the struggles tied to the band doing it themselves and what the band would ultimately define as success.

AskAsheville: For someone that has never heard one note of your music could you describe your sound and what genre or genres of music Underhill Rose is attempting […]