Krewe Picks

Welcome to the Krewe Picks! Every month or two (or three – let’s be real), we will select one member of our esteemed staff (aka The Krewe) to give you an insider perspective about a few interesting shows coming up. We hope you enjoy their recommendations (The Krewe have varied and impressive musical tastes…we’ve seen lotsa shows!)

Krewe Picks

March/April from BK

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Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Saturday, March 21

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Funk powerhouse and hometown heroes, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, will be bringing a full on dance party to the Orange Peel.  Always delivering tight grooves and flashy performances, each individual brings a style and flair to the stage, that with their powers combined, makes for a visual and auditory delight. It’s impossible to witness a Booty Band show and not move your body. This Orange Peel performance will mark their last east coast date before they embark on an extensive west coast tour. Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi-Trucks Band) and Brothership Horns (members of Empire Strikes Brass and Travers Brothership) will be joining them in what is sure to be a funky, one of kind performance of the Asheville favorites!
*In addition to this already stacked lineup, Asheville artist, Adam Strange will be showcasing an art exhibit to open the night up.

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tUnE-yArDs
Sunday, March 29

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Since the tUnE-yArDs first album, released in 2009, they have been on everyone’s hot list. Known for their ability to meld multiple genres, including but not limited to, afrobeat, indie-pop, R&B and freak folk, they appeal to wide variety of fans with far ranging tastes in music. Front woman, Merril Garbus’ voice is full of raw, powerful energy to leave you entranced and in awe during the whole performance. Son Lux (who has been a personal favorite of late) will be opening the night. When these two bands come into town and lead the Orange Peel audience through a musical journey that will be heralded as one of the most genre-melding shows in recent history. As the old saying goes, “never miss a Sunday show!”

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Earl Sweatshirt
Friday, April 24

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Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name, Earl Sweatshirt, has had some very high expectations, and so far, has been living up to them. Earl has garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim for his syncopation/rhythmic approach and enunciation of his raps. When not performing, he is an integral member of the Los Angeles based hip hop collective, Odd Future. His show is sure to be an unconstrained party, full of crazy stage antics, and lyrical content, thought provoking and sometimes brutal, covering a plethora of topics. Not one to be missed.

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Panda Bear
Saturday, May 9

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Neo-psychedelia savior, Panda Bear, will be bringing his boldy abstract, weird and adventurous style to The Orange Peel in early May. Notable for his leading role with Animal Collective, his music is full of beautifully processed guitars and melancholic vocal melodies.  Panda Bear provided vocals for “Doin’ It Right” with Daft Punk which proved to be one of the stand out tracks (and my personal favorite) of their album. This show is anticipated to be one of the most far-out nights in 2015. Be prepared to give your ears a psychedelic journey with an artist that is moving music into a whole new territory.

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