Heller’s latest effort, the single “Postcards,” featuring singer Sam Island (an Asheville native, now based in LA), just came out this week.
Whether you’re a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.
Words and photos by Adam McMillan During indie-rock outfit Dr. Dog’s recent performance at Pisgah Brewing Co., lead guitarist Scott McMicken asked if anyone in the crowd played lead guitar. He selected from the eagerly raised hands and invited an audience member to come up o stage and jam on a song with them. It […]
Folkmoot USA — an annual cultural festival, now in its 33rd year — brings about 200 folk dancers and musicians from around the world. The chock-full schedule, which includes the Many Cultures Kids Carnival, a global issues forum and a number of Asheville-based happenings (a parade, a theater performance and a dance party) runs from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 21.
Now celebrating its 69th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands takes place at U.S. Cellular Center Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, from 10 a.m., t0 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m.
N.C. needs honest criticism—rather than the false, shallow “we-are-the-finest-state-and-greatest-people-in-the-country”—kind of thing.
“It’s [Rash’s] material,” Smith says. “What I take the most credit for is knowing good material when I find it.”
A frequent and longtime visitor to Asheville, McMurtry will play The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 22.
Playwright Nat Allister tweaked Tarocco following its 2015 debut, and now the emboldened work is set for a tour, beginning at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday-Sunday, July 22-24.
The band’s next participatory experience takes place at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, July 24.
The Magic, Mirth & Meaning variety show “does act as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair,” co-founder T.J. Shimeld says, “but the main purpose is to give an opportunity for people with disabilities to display their talents.” The next performance is scheduled for Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
The “blues-based, melody driven, guitar crushing, hard hitting, dirty and independent,” band plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 23.
Local hip-hop artist C. Shreve the Professor is prolific. He’s constantly turning out new work as well as performing onstage and contributing to efforts like Cypher Univercity. His latest release, Twenty Sixteens is almost a double album, weighing in at 18 tracks.
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse screens locally at The Good Stuff on Thursday, July 21and at the Jackson County Library on Thursday, July 28.
Beth Revis will launch A World Without You at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, July 19. The event includes a Q&A with local writer Alexa Duncan.
If you’ve ever driven past the Vance Monument during one of the many protests held there over the last 20 years, there’s a fair chance that Clare Hanrahan numbered among the folks making their voices heard. For the Asheville resident, writer and activist, visibility is a key tool in the fight against injustice. Hanrahan has […]
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
“The American blues form is foreign to us,” says Malian master guitarist Mamadou Kelly. That may come as a surprise to American audiences who hear in Kelly’s music a connection between his soulful approach and the American indigenous musical form born in the Mississippi Delta.
Set in post-McCarthy era Washington, D.C., Capital Liar follows the exploits of tabloid newsman Sly Goodwin. It’s onstage through Saturday, July 30.
The outdoor art fair is free to browse and takes place on Sunday, July 17.
The series of fortuitous events that took Jake Ingalls from a fan of The Flaming Lips to playing with them has the makings of a Hollywood movie.