Acoustic Syndicate

Stage sights: Local concert highlights from June 2015

Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville. From June: Jon Stickley, Tellico, Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, The Honeycutters, River Music, Aaron Burdett, Rising Appalachia, Indigo Girls, Acoustic Syndicate, The Wood Brothers, Omnitet, David Holt, […]

Hawaiian Fire dancer at Folkmoot

Video: A world’s worth of folk dancing comes to WNC July 16- July 26 during Folkmoot 2015

The pounding of bare feet and hard soled shoes resonated deeply with audiences in July 2014 at Folkmoot events when dance and music troops from far away performed the traditional dances of their home places. This year, new groups from other countries and cultures are preparing to wow North Carolina.  Represented in 2015 are dancers and […]

COMMUNITY SPACE: A bar and furnishings by local artisan Jake Dann and metalwork by the River Arts District's Iron Maiden Studios  are features of the decor at PennyCup Coffee Co.'s new café on Depot Street.

PennyCup Coffee Co. opens a cafe, tasting room

PennyCup Coffee Co. opened the doors to its brand-new Depot Street café and tasting room on Monday, June 29, providing the River Arts District with another community hangout space. The local, small-batch coffee-roasting company has grown rapidly since it launched two years ago and now supplies coffee to BattleCat Coffee Bar, Hole Doughnuts, Chai Pani, Earth Fare, Ben’s Penny […]