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.”
Conducted by Daniel Meyer, the Halloween-appropriate performance is at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, October 22.
“I think my favorite LEAF was the last time Beats Antique was there. I am lucky enough to dance with the band on the East Coast. It was raining outside and inside the tent the energy was awesome.”
“I have been fortunate enough to recruit among the best of the best musicians and entertainers from the Southeast, particularly New Orleans,” says Jimbo Mathus. “The new show is a realization of all of the potential that lay in the material that we wrote and performed 20 years ago. It is truly a dream come true.”
The Hip Abduction is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., but the indie-pop-meets-roots and reggae outfit is no stranger to Western North Carolina.
The Space Cowboys and Cosmic Girls, a local dance-funk-pop-fusion band, perform the music of the London-based acid jazz band, Jamoriquai. Keith Harry and Matt McCue spoke about their 10-piece lineup, which hopes to spark a dance frenzy.
The musician is set to release his second solo record, Thunder Train, on Friday, Oct. 25.
In advance of the fall iteration of LEAF, held at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, Xpress is talking with a number of LEAF performers about their work and what they have in store for the weekend-long music and art festival.
The band’s haunting and mystical sound exudes folkloric qualities accompanied by a wide assortment of instruments such as the musical saw, the adungu — a Ugandan harp — and the guitarlike vihuela, common to Mariachi groups.
Whether you are gearing up for Halloween with a walking tour of Riverside Cemetery or just wanting to enjoy some autumn cider at CiderFest, this weekend will not disappoint! There are plenty of shows, gallery exhibition openings and family events to choose from. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress […]
The story of Fantastic Negrito is the stuff of Hollywood legends, but it has the distinction of being true. The man born Xavier Dphrepaulezz taught himself to play a multitude of instruments, scored a record deal, made a good album that stiffed, had a car wreck and nearly died, worked his way back to health, reinvented himself musically and got himself discovered all over again.
“What we’re hoping to accomplish with this festival is really empowering people to remember that coming together in a positive way is important,” says Ehren Cruz, performing arts director. “We don’t have to be pro or against anything, we can just be for human connection.”
When Childress set out to record his debut solo album, Mind the Gap — which he’ll launch at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 — theatrics had to take a back seat.
On Monday, Sigur Rós performed a two-act set at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. That much emotional anticipation can set a high bar for live performance. Adding to the challenge, Sigur Rós is touring without a new album and without long-time member and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, responsible for the band’s epic orchestral and string arrangements.
Davis Miller’s story, “My Dinner With Ali,” has recently been turned into Approaching Ali, an autobiographical one-act opera about a man going through a mid-life crisis who has a transcendent experience after visiting his aging childhood idol.
“We like it here in Asheville, and we love a lot of the musicians who come [from] here,” said guitarist Daniel Rodriguez, early in the set.