As 2016 approaches and yet another year winds to an end, some will take the opportunity to look back in reflection on what made this year special, some will look forward to set goals and aspirations for the new year, and still others will see how wasted they can get and still make it to midnight. Most of us, however, will be continuing the annual tradition of trying to have as much fun as possible rocking out to our favorite bands with our best friends.
For those still weighing their options on how to best fulfill the final night of 2015, New Mountain Asheville’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza, featuring Greensboro’s The Mantras and Baltimore’s Pigeons Playing Ping Pong may be just the place.
These two staples of East Coast’s live music scene are both currently at the top of their game, blowing away crowds and gaining fans steadily across the country. Whether you’re a die-hard follower or a new-time listener, this “Mantrapong” experience is bound to provide a perfect celebration environment for any music lover, especially for those who may not have it in their budget or schedule to travel across the country for a big multiple-night run, but still want to do something more extravagant than hitting the local dive bar or watching the ball drop in the basement with grans and gramps.
What to expect: Soulful, engaging, danceable music that doesn’t get repetitive or stale; impressive musicianship featuring intricate and technical songs, heavy jams and inspired improvisations; not always high tempo, but always high energy; songs that can be insanely fun, but still pack a powerful message; a loving and fun crowd of enthusiastic fans.
If that sounds like your kind of party, then you can get your ticket now by visiting newmountainavl.com. This show is ages 21+, doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 ahead of time and $25 the day of the show.
Written by Patrick Tobin