57 years ago today The Beatles began their first tour as a featured act! How about we all take some inspiration from the fab four this week and act like we're rockstars embarking on our first featured act tour? We've got more music news and local goodness in this week's newsletter so read on! Don't forget to wash your hands after...
Remember Small, Sweaty Music Venues?
We know we're not the only ones missing intimate shows in cool lil venues! This write up in The New Yorker give us all the feels. Check it out by hitting the button below!
Friends of Moog Music are coming together to livestream performances, Q&A sessions, synth improvisations, tutorials, and more on Instagram Live. Read more about the project below and then click the button to check out the official page on Moog's site:
"We’re excited to present “Synthesize Live,” a new series taking place on our Instagram page where artists will livestream performances, instrument demos, and other original synth-related videos for electronic music fans everywhere.
Meet some of your favorite musicians, discover new artists, connect with the global synth community, get inspired to create, and have fun! Each new stream will be shown in real time on our Instagram Story (enable push notifications through Instagram to be notified). Just head to @moogsynthesizers on Instagram from your phone, tablet, or computer to tune in when the stream is set to begin.
The series begins tomorrow (Saturday, 3/28) at 9PM EST with a live improv performance and Q&A session from legendary hip-hop producer Mike Dean and his arsenal of analog synths: Moog One, Matriarch, Grandmother, Voyager, and more.
Upcoming livestreams will be announced on our social media accounts, here on this webpage, and through our email newsletter. Join our email club to stay up to date with automatic reminders sent to your inbox."
Read the official statement about what the fund is all about and then click the button below to donate:
"We at IamAvl have always prided ourselves on being a tool for artists to gain further exposure, and play what part we can to help push them to the next level in their careers. Now, with gigs, festivals and events being cancelled, the music making community needs your support more than ever. If you are enjoying the content on our website, please consider making a donation by clicking the button above. Make sure to include in the note the name of the artist you would like the donation to go to, and we’ll make sure to get it to them.
From all of us at IamAVL, and from all of the bands you enjoy here – thank you for your support!"
Here's a list of local restaurants offering takeout or delivery services from Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) (list includes members of AIR) - get some takeout from your favorite local spot! Click the button below to see the updated list.
Have you checked out our quarantine approved Spotify playlist yet?
What're you waiting for! We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of local musicians + songs about the city we call home, and put them into one big groovy Spotify playlist! Give it a listen by clicking the button below.