Ventured and gained: The Clean, an indie-rock band from New Zealand, is one of the confirmed acts at Transfigurations II. The festival celebrates Harvest Records' 10th anniversary. Photo by Tim Soter

Transfiguratively speaking: Harvest Records announces Transfigurations II lineup

Harvest Records announces Transfigurations II lineup Unless you work for, say, AC Entertainment, or are just a glutton for punishment, you probably don’t want to organize music festivals on a regular basis. That’s kind of how Harvest Records owners Mark Capon and Matt Schnable felt after pulling off their highly regarded Transfigurations Festival — and […]

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RBTS WIN release deluxe edition of “Palm Sunday”

Local electronic psyche-pop outfit RBTS WIN (Javier Bolea and Cliff Worsham) dropped sun-drenched, beat-heavy album Palm Sunday last summer, to widespread acclaim. In fact, tracks like “Death Magic” and “Mountain Child” provided the perfect soundtrack to warm days and long evenings. Today, RBTS WIN releases a deluxe edition of that album. It includes extra tracks […]

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MFA BFA RAD: A pop-up exhibition of new works by 18 WCU students

The exhibition, which opened Friday, April 25, is up through this Friday, May 2 at The Tannery, a studio and gallery space off of Old Lyman Street in the River Arts District. It was organized independently of the WCU art program and co-curated by MFA candidates Tonya Anderson and Laura Sellers. Its featured works offer a cross section of the department’s breadth.

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Janelle Monáe leads Moogfest discussion on creativity and community

Psychedelic soul superstar Janelle Monáe came to Moogfest April 24 for a wide ranging talk on everything from the evolution of the music business and community building to what kind of music aliens might enjoy. She was joined at the panel discussion by a pair of colorful musical collaborators from the Wondaland Art Society record […]

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R3MiX3D fundraiser and Moogfest afterparty

Following a Monday, April 14 fire, local business owner Wendy Owens lost the contents of her store, R3MiX3D (remixed). Located on Merrimon Avenue, near Luella’s Bar-B-Que, the store served UNC-Asheville students as well as the North Asheville community. Owens told Xpress that she had chosen the location with the idea to create an artistic hub. […]

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Moogfest Tech Panel Preview: 5 Questions with Claire L. Evans

Claire L. Evans is the lead singer of electro-pop group Yacht and the editor-in-chief of OMNI Reboot, the online version of OMNI science magazine. Evans will appear at the Science Fiction & the Synthesized Sound panel held in the Masonic Temple on Saturday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m. In an email interview with Xpress, Evans shared some insight on the Moog panel, the joys and complications of a being a musician and a journalist, and what the future will sound like.

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AB-Tech’s literary arts journal, The Rhapsodist, launches 2014 edition

AB-Tech’s literary arts journal, The Rhapsodist, includes original art, poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and dramatic dialogue. A faculty advisor and three other college staff members assist in the process of selecting material as well as the layout and printing of the journal. The publication is distributed on the A-B Tech campus at no cost […]

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Bulgarian authors in translation event at Malaprop’s Bookstore

If you haven’t been paying attention to Bulgarian literary fiction lately, you will have an opportunity to set things right this weekend at Malaprop’s Celebrating Bulgarian Authors in Translation event. On Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m., Bulgarian authors Virginia Zaharieva (Nine Rabbits, Black Balloon) and Albena Stambolova (Everything Happens as it Does, Open Letter Books) will visit the bookstore […]