GENIASS PRESENTS: Gnarnia Festival OFFICIAL SHOWCASE w/ Panther God + MORE!
Event Listing: www.ashevillemusichall.com/music-schedule
Panther God has been a busy man as of late, having opened for everyone from Bonobo to Starkey, while honing his craft and working on loads of new music. His latest single, "Touch and Feel," a four to the floor dance floor slayer, was recently named by Symphonic "iTunes Track of the Day," while his ep "Nightshade," a spooky affair with alien abductions and Future Garage, was featured on NPR's "Snap Judgment!" Now releasing on international labels such as Tokyo Dawn (Germany), Proximal (L.A.), Abstract Logic (ATL), and more, including his own imprint, Circuitree Records, Panther God is set to become one of the most sought after producers in electronic dance music. Be on the lookout for his new EP Avenger out later this year, and be sure to catch him on tour in a city near you.
Check out a video: http://youtu.be/q4oemvDEXQA
Amarru is a labor of love, a live synthesis of intuitive musicality comprised of five Asheville based musicians that have played in a wide range of projects over the years. The spirit of Amarru is the force of creation, the pursuit of bringing the future into the light of reality. The human question of becoming our greater self has many facets, and for Amarru it takes the form of: how can they bring their artistic aims to the highest? The band has answered that question with a quest to write challenging and inspiring music that honors genres of all types, from jazz to electronic dance music, from classical to gypsy diddies, from rock and roll to psychedelic ambience, it is Amarru's goal to blend musical hearts and minds in a way that transcends strict definition. They are Andrew Kirk, Will Little, Sarah Fluharty, Miles Cramer and Edwin Leskin, and this project is a gift of sonic work.
Nomadic emerged out of Boone North Carolina from a small apartment on Green St. The four members, (Kevin Rohweder - drums, Nate Rohweder - guitar, Eli Scott - bass, Greg Andersen - keyboards) of Nomadic owe their popularity to their highly captivating and energetic live performances. Nomadic is a melting pot of blues, funk, rock and electronic which brings about dance-able grooves and a blistering frenzy of sound that is unique and immense. Known for their epic and diverse song structures that range from dubstep to anthemic rock to spacey and melodic ballads, Nomadic brings an energy packed live sound that is gripping from start to finish. It is an experience not easily forgotten.
Check out a video: http://youtu.be/hCvWC-QvRIw
Splynter coagulated in early 2010 and has continued to develop since. Live, Splynter captivates listeners with unique and eclectic performances that cover a myriad of angles within electronic music. Splynter is comprised of Graham Tolbert, Carter Magee and fusion belly dancer Kristi Renee.
From Charleston's underground music scene rises Old You, a band that has refused to confine their style to the restrictions of a sigle genre. The young group of four has combined elements of funk, soul, jazz, and acid rock to forge a sound that has captivated audiences around Charleston, SC, as well as the rest of the Southeast.
For the past three years, Old You has generated a tremendous following through word of mouth and constant gigging. "Old You has become a malleable bar band with a positive attitude and an ever-growing repertoire," writes T. Ballard Lesseman of Charleston City Paper. "They've balanced the weekly money gigs with carefully scheduled shows at other more music-oriented venues that feature original, local and touring bands."
The band owes most of their success to their diverse set and broad range of styles. Charleston Scene's Matthew Godbey describes watching their show as, "a time warp from the '60s to the distant future and back within one song."
Old You has not abandoned their roots as a bar band; however, they have moved on to headline larger music venues like The Charleston Pour House, The Music Farm, Sky City, and Smith's Olde Bar. In 2011, they competed in College of Charleston's Battle of the Bands at the Music Farm, taking first place, and later that year was awarded with Up-and-Coming Act of the Year by the Charleston City Paper. The Band has shared the stage with national acts Robert Randolph and the Family Band, State Radio, Bright Light Social Hour, Futurebirds, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
Check out a video: http://youtu.be/bMXRbDHWug8
Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|