All four of the acts spotlighted in this edition are American; none is from Asheville, but all are musically adventurous and intriguing enough to justify a trip out on a potentially wintry February (or early March) Asheville evening.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Ahead of an April 26 album release show, and feeling motivated by the recent presidential election, Jamison and Jackson Dulaney give a performance of a brand new song, “Love Wins in the End.”
The nearly four-hour show, with DJ Plain Ole Bill scratching next to Ant, was a vibrant bravura for Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers Entertainment label, home to Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed latest release (The Impossible Kid) and the proving ground of the beloved late rapper Eyedea.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Asheville Gallery of Art February 2017 Art Show 82 Patton Ave., 828-251-5796, ashevillegallery-of-art.com WE (2/1) through TU (2/28) – For the Love of Art, group painting exhibition. Reception: Friday, Feb. 3, 5-8pm. The Funky […]
What is likely the oldest working pipe organ in Asheville has remained in its sanctuary for nearly a century. The Felgemaker was the main source of music at Mount Zion for 30 years.
Living where he did, gospel was not the only genre Randy Weston was immersed in. “We were around country music, bluegrass, all that,” he explains. “That’s what we grew up around.”
Indigo De Souza opens and Darion Bradley’s MachineSpeaks performs the afterparty for the show, which begins at The Mothlight on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Local comedian and radio host Michele Scheve is currently on the waitlist for pancreas and kidney transplants, two life-saving surgeries.
Guitarist/vocalist/visual artist Andrew Savage discusses his Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package.
Cholmondeley relocated to Asheville more than a decade ago, and he plays shows as a solo act, and is guitarist in Wham Bam Bowie Band. But he spends a good portion of his time away, touring with a big-name act or leading Project/Object.
The Steel Woods open the show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 3.
A prolific songwriter, Doughty was at The Grey Eagle recently to promote his ninth solo studio record, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Science Pub: Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s Behavior 254-7162, ashevillescience.org FR (1/27), 5:30pm – Science Pub: “Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s […]
The career of violinist and singer Gaelynn Lea got a big boost when she won last year’s Tiny Desk Contest. That allowed her to perform on the popular NPR podcast hosted by Bob Boilen.
Marching Church will play The Mothlight with Bernardino, Femminielli and KNVOI on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Musician and producer Josh Blake took inspiration from the Women’s March on Asheville last weekend and put it into song. “I held my cell phone in the air to record some of the action, then went home and sampled it and made this beat,” he writes on the Bandcamp page for the single “This Is […]
A look at the nexus where psychedelia and classical meet, a local jam, ukulele music, and an edgy singer-songwriter for the 21st century.
Emmer will be performing a set at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 4.
In time for the presidential inauguration, local indie-rock/reggae trio The Get Right Band releases its cover of David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans.”
Hiroya — who will be will be performing at Isis Restuarant & Music Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 2 — began his musical journey on this most Appalachian of instruments, though growing up in rural Japan didn’t make it easy for him to learn