We don't need your stinkin' help
Richard Florida and many others have noted the city and people of Asheville as being a center of creativity. Publications like Rolling Stones (called Asheville the "New Freak Capital of the U.S."), Self magazine (named Asheville "America's Happiest City"), Outdoor Living, Money and others have put Asheville on the national map of recognition. Last year, Kiplinger's magazine ranked Asheville in the top 10 of their Top 50 Smart Places in America:
“A virtually franchise-free downtown, world-class cuisine, amazing crafts, live music venues and fine arts make this city tucked into the Blue Ridge mountain range one of a kind."All this to say a Greensboro new outlet runs this headline "Smashing Pumpkins' return puts Asheville on music map."
When the Smashing Pumpkins reunited after seven years... the alternative rock band made a surprising choice for its first shows: a small club in the mountains of North Carolina.(via News-Record.com) Link.
The Orange Peel... will host the Grammy Award-winning band... for a nine-show run... in Asheville.... "It's an automatic home run for Asheville," said Mike Rangel, co-owner of the Asheville Brewing Co. brewpub and restaurant, just a few blocks from The Orange Peel. "It puts us up there with the big boys."
Like Asheville needs Greensboro or Smashing Pumpkins to put it on the map.