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“The songs lend themselves to a lot of space,” Tirey says. “I don’t apply some kind of aesthetic intention; it just happens that way.” When it’s proposed that there’s a southern-Gothic feel to his songs, he demurs a bit, suggesting instead, “just an American ethos.”
Their performance in Asheville draws from their latest album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, and no politician is spared the whip of their witty charades at at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29.
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
The soul-rock band, with vocalist/keyboardist Anthony Farrell and vocalist/guitarist Andrew Trube, played the first RiverMusic concert this summer and returns to headline The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The show, featuring Winstead with Helen Hong, Joyelle Johnson and Buzz Off, Lucille, takes the stage at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The latest effort — onstage through Sunday, Oct. 30, is the product of the well-known folks behind Asheville’s Improv Comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies. Fully Committed, by Becky Mode, is a tour de force one-character play that takes us through a day in the life of a struggling New York actor, working in the call center of a trendy restaurant.
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Asheville City Council will consider new rules that would limit acoustic performances in two of the city’s most popular busking areas, the sidewalk on Haywood Street in front of Woolworth Walk and the Flat Iron at Battery Park Avenue and Wall Street. Also: a grant to support affordable housing development on Simpson Street and a change to the city’s signage ordinance.
McKennitt is playing a series of rare, intimate trio performances with veteran collaborators guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle. The tour stops at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will host the exhibit “drift: [know no borders]” Wednesday, Oct. 26-Sunday-Sunday, Nov. 20. Works by artists Donna E. Price and Elisa Treml’s make up the collection. The exhibit also marks Treml’s first time to both Western North Carolina and the United States.
Stroll downtown Weaverville or visit artists studios around North Buncombe County Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a feature film called Luke & Jo, a new album by a Western Carolina University professor, the Beards of Asheville calendar and a couple’s homesteading video series.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]
The band put its raw sound to work on its latest album, Life in the Dark, self-recorded in a rented garage on a farm in upstate New York.
Whether you are raring to go to the Women & Money Conference, a scary open mic, a benefit in a castle, or a low country boil, Asheville has you covered this weekend! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘SCARY […]
Country for Syria, an Istanbul-based international music collective, blends traditional Middle Eastern sounds with American country.
What to expect from Beats Antique’s Friday performance? “Instead of an LED screen, we have giant geometric lanterns that glow and pulse with our music, and a shadow screen that we use with cutouts and our own bodies.”
The fifth iteration of this local live music showcase is at Salvage Station on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The Asheville-based group redefines circus theater by involving artists of all kinds — dancers, musicians, visual artists and circus performers — to collaborate, teach and perform.
Esperanza Spalding had, in fact, already recorded much of Emily’s D+Evolution before deciding to work with a co-producer. “I didn’t know if this record was valid, or if it was any good to anybody other than me,” Spalding says. She knew she didn’t want to work with someone intent on making her music “sound like a jazz record.”