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September 23 @ 9:00 pm

Wilderado visits Asheville NC for a stop at The Grey Eagle on FRI September 23 at 9pm with Trash Panda & Pocket Strange. All ages show!





Formed in the California mountains, but originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Wilderado have been steadily building a passionate fan base and defining who they are since 2015. When they first came together, Maxim Rainer (lead vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums) spent a summer in Latigo Canyon, a secluded part of Malibu, with longtime Sufjan Stevens collaborator James McAlister, immersing themselves in writing and recording. Those songs went on to form early EP releases with tastemaker indie labels IAMSOUND and National Anthem, which garnered more than 130 million streams, but more crucially provided the backbone to years of touring.

Following initial recording sessions at their one-time home and creative space named “The Misty Shrub” (the title of the first EP) in Latigo Canyon (the title of the second EP), the band returned Tulsa to base themselves from their hometown. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the USA a half dozen times playing with artists as diverse as Kings of Leon, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Mt. Joy, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and have performed on the main stage at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bottlerock and Austin City Limits.

Some time off from the road in 2020 meant that the band were able to focus on completing their debut eponymous LP. Working with producers and friends James McAlister (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Taylor Swift), Chad Copelin (Broncho, LANY) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) the debut record was released in the fall of 2021 via Bright Antenna Records. Single ‘Head Right’ shows the ambition and intent of a band on the up. With this single and their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band achieved their first Top 10 hit at Alternative Radio, reaching the mark after an incredible 26 weeks on the chart.

A 6 week long totally sold out US tour marked the start of 2022 and the return to the road, with UK and Irish dates supporting alt-J and a full year of touring in support of the record on the horizon.


Trash Panda began in 2015 as the pet recording project of songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist
Patrick Taylor, expanding into a duo then a trio in 2016. Pulling influences as wide as neopsychedelia,
soul, indie rock and pop music, the band considers themselves somewhat post-genre. Darlings of the
indie scene, Trash Panda tapped into both the perils of modern dating and the existential questions of
dark nights of the soul. Their 2016 EP Off features crowd-favorites “Aging Out of the 20th Century”
and “Check Please.” Trash Panda’s 2018 album The Starclimber made a splash with tongue-in-cheek
banger “Atlanta Girls” alongside the psychedelic groove of “Heartbreak Pulsar.” After the album the
band went on hiatus and pursued other projects, emerging four years later in 2022 with several new
members for a single, “Things Will Never Change,” which is quickly gaining attention, featured in its
first week on Spotify’s Indie Chillout and Modern Psychedelia playlists. In its first wave, only two
years of frenzied creativity, the band made a regional splash touring small and mid-sized venues and during its four year hiatus reached a certain level global cult status, with passionate fans spanning the globe. Trash Panda plans to release its second full length album in 2023 coinciding with an extensive album support tour.


Asheville-based Pocket Strange explores the chaotic balance that lies between solace and jubilance.

A half-hearted “we should start a band” conversation during a 2019 road trip became a reality with the release of their first song, Carmel by the Sea – a track recorded in Haydon Welsh’s bedroom in Charlotte when the band was existing as a long distance duo, with Porter Watson making the trip from Asheville up I-26 to finish their first track in April of 2021.

Since then, Pocket Strange has focused on songwriting and comradery – with founding members Welsh (Guitar, Vocals) and Watson (Bass, Vocals) tapping into a spiritual journey to a South Carolina farm to work on new material in July of 2021. Returning with a stronger creative connection and a handful of songs, it became apparent that they needed to grow their sound. A sonic evolution came to fruition with the addition of Harrison Sytz (Guitar, Vocals) and Pierce Deason (Pedal Steel, Percussion), and Jeremy Bryan (Metal Drums) in early 2022, aiding in expanding the types of music they can explore, and fighting the lines drawn by the definitions of genre.

Pocket Strange’s music will transport you somewhere between the tie-dyed side of southern rock and psych-rock indie… with a polite splash of spacy jamming that ties together the loose ends that exist outside the constructs of their songs. They’ve decided to be undecided on where they expect the music to land – and in that realm of the unknown, they are able to connect and float in the “Strange” space that leads the band’s exploration and development.



September 23
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States


The Grey Eagle
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