Paul Geta Event Feb 21

Asheville Beat Tape Collective 3rd Anniversary Show feat. MNDSGN (LA) w/ Panther God, 10th Letter, Peripheral, Deflon & Deku

In celebration of the 3 year anniversary of Asheville Beat Collective, they are bringing in one of our favorite producers from LA, the mighty MNDSGN.  Generally regarded as one of the top beatsmiths to emerge from the Low End Theory regime, centered around producers like Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, 2014 sees Ringgo Ancheta as busy as ever with a string of new releases including “Breatharian,” a concept album full of references to the idea that one could gather sustenance from the air and spiritual practices.  His jazz infused beats are reminiscent of late J Dilla but weirder, in a good way.

Founded by Asheville resident Nigel Geiger in 2010, The Asheville Beat Tape Collective started out as a unifying force for artists in Asheville making beats that defy easy categorization, and has since moved on to feature like minded artists from the entire Southeast.  With an emphasis on psychedelic Hip Hop instrumentals in the vein of Madlib, J Dilla and Flying Lotus, the collective has been redefining itself at every corner.  Alumni include the now Colorado based Two Fresh, Asheville’s own RBTS WIN and Peripheral (formerly of Sonmi Suite).  In 2012, Nigel relocated to Michigan where he’s been heavily involved with his own imprint Intimate Venues Recordings, as well as touring, and honing his productions as Nigel One.  The various members and affiliates have since carried on the torch, guiding the Collective into the future with an ongoing stream of events and showcases.  We are proud to celebrate our 3rd year at The Emerald Lounge, come and share in the festivities.

ONLY $5!!!

Paul Geta Event Feb 21

Rae Fitzgerald

Rae Fitzgerald w/ Even The Animals & The Goodness Graceful

Rae Fitzgerald


Rae Fitzgerald (reminiscent of Gillian WelchBright Eyes and Conor Oberst) w/ Even The Animals (selected as Top Release of 2013) and The Goodness  Graceful! Don’t miss this great showcase of phenomenal talent!

8:30 PM

** FREE SHOW!! **



A GREAT review of Rae Fitzgerald:

“Fitzgerald peers behind the fleshy curtain of our humanity into the most neglected corners of the soul, proving she belongs in the company of dime-store prophets, shoe-leather street preachers and blue-collar soothsayers.

The record is a spiritual one, even if Fitzgerald sounds agnostic about religion — it’s stocked with hymns to heartbreak and gospel songs about flawed and failed saviors. Never does she sin by ceding her lovelorn lyrics to tempting, well-worn clichés; instead, each and every phrase is a balanced portrait of fragility and fortitude.

Fitzgerald’s crackerjack band, whose principals include Ian Vardell, Josh Chittum, Phylshawn Johnson and Wil Reeves, beautifully paints her poetry. The collective brings genuine warmth to sentiments that are often weathered and wind-burnt, accentuating the deep shadows and glints of light inherent in her words.

By and large, these songs exist at the intersection of folk and indie rock, marked by shuffling rhythms, rocksteady grooves and dynamic slow-burns. Aesthetically, Fitzgerald comes across as a more citified Gillian Welch or like-minded friend to Sharon Van Etten. She and her band exert a sense of cool control, altering the mood at a moment’s notice and coaxing out all the ambience and atmosphere each song can handle. Each arrangement suitably frames Fitzgerald’s voice.

And oh, that voice. It’s a robust and radiant instrument, worldly and vulnerable all at once, each little fork and bend in a melody like a journey unto itself. Fitzgerald’s is a voice crying out for genuine intimacy and connection in a wilderness of detachment and clean-conscience disentanglements. It’s that deep-seated cry — and her band’s ability to amplify it — that makes [her album] “Quitting the Machine” a real reservoir of sound and soul.”










Mountain Xpress Review:








Ranked #1 Indie/Folk/Acoustic Act in Asheville!







FREE SHOW!!!  Don’t miss this!

The Mobros 2

PIXIES After-Party w/ Wham Bam Bowie Band & The Mobros Album Release

Check out Mountain Xpress’ featured cover-page article on this show!

Doors @ 8:30

Wham Bam Bowie Band

Wham Bam Bowie Band
(Asheville, NC)





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The Mobros


The Mobros
Album Release Show






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Great Female Poets Showcase Featuring Award Winning Poet Andrea Gibson

Tickets: $10 in advance $12 at the door. Buy tickets here:

TWO Shows!

Early Show (all ages) — 7 PM
Late Show (21+) — 9 PM


Your ticket gets you into ONE of the two shows of your choice.  If you would like to attend both shows, please purchase two separate tickets.  Thank you!

Don’t miss this phenomenal showcase of pure, passionate talent!

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