This is “my salute to the stars and stripes,” says local guitarist Eric Congdon, who shares this video in time for Independence Day.
Andrew Finn Magill’s early influences and trajectory as a violinist are represented on a two-album concept project, Roots and Branches. He holds an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, July 8.
Mixing things up a bit, the latest installment of Acoustic Asheville features a decidedly plugged-in psych-rock quartet from Athens, Ga.
Patriotism never goes out of style; nor does fun in the sun. Commemorations of the Fourth are in force — here’s where to celebrate.
The Asheville native says, “I’ve always been drawn to mountain terrain. …I do like to get back to Asheville. I don’t live there any more, but … I’m still a resident in some sense.” He performs at The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 1.
Warren Wilson College’s 46th Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival celebrates classical music — and its long history at the school — through a multi-weekend, multi-city concert series.
The group plays a free show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 30.
The latest EP by local musician Miles Cramer is a collection of “songs about home, death, love and moving forward,” according Cramer’s Bandcamp page.
Bartell’s shows are in support of his recent release, Light Enough, on Sinderlyn. The label also re-released Bartell’s previous record, Loyalty, which he wrote and recorded in Asheville.
The band invited in a number of friends including local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Jon Stickley and Billy Cardine.
Asheville-based organizations Tranzmission, QORDS and COLAGE, in association with the Asheville Jewish Community Center, have collaborated to present the 15th annual local commemoration of Stonewall. All events are open to the public.
The free performances take place on the first Tuesday of each month.
Asheville city staffers, downtown stakeholders and local buskers turned out in force for the city’s monthly Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss a city proposal for a pilot program regulating downtown public space. The meeting, which was preceded by a community forum with downtown stakeholders, came amid tensions over pilot program, which would add regulations to several […]
The free day-long West Asheville music festival returns stronger than ever after a year hiatus.
That wide-ranging musical approach means that the center’s 80th anniversary season will include performances by classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Friday, June 24), contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant (Saturday, June 25) and innovative banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck (Tuesday, June 28), as well as major symphonic concerts.
The US Cellular Center hosts three R&B veterans plus nine aspiring regional openers on Saturday, June 25.
The collective’s debut album includes work that was contributed remotely, but contributing artists also reunited to record their alternative, psychedelic and sun-warped sounds together. The Mothlight hosts a release party for the self-titled work on Thursday, June 23.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features botanical gardener Joe Hollis’ efforts to disperse his knowledge among online video viewers and hammered dulcimer player Joshua Messick’s new instrumental album.
The band played four songs ahead of its album release celebration at The Mothlight on Friday, June 24.
This week’s suggestions include a Brett Harris and Explorers Club shared bill, The Get Right band, Universal Sigh and Dr. Dog
Virtuoso violinist Mark O’Connor and his wife, Maggie O’Connor — an acclaimed, conservatory-trained violinist herself — bring a workshop and concert to The Altamont Theatre.