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.
Los Colognes opens for the Nashville-based musician at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 15
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
Hiss Golden Messenger’s international tour begins at The Mothlight on Friday, Oct. 14. The Dead Tongues opens.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a sophomore album by Axxa/Abraxas and a book on intentional relationships by Daniel Hermes Sushumna.
Laid-back jazz improvisation, rave/trance, real psychedelic rock (Japanese-style) and sleazy riff-rocking are the focus of this edition of 30 Days Out.
The sextet has a unique sound with three distinct lead singers and a three-piece rhythm section.
From zombie walks to train shows, family festival to art openings – this weekend has no shortage of exciting events! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Autumn Rails Train Show FR (10/7), noon-7pm & SA (10/8), 10am-4pm – Autumn […]
Though their current tour includes a show at Las Vegas’ House of Blues and the revered Mountain Stage in West Virginia, the four musicians of River Whyless are most excited about their Orange Peel date.
Angel Olsen returned to her hometown of Asheville on Saturday to play a sold out show at The Grey Eagle. Inside of the packed venue, fans eagerly listened to the critically acclaimed songs from her newest album, My Woman. A unique element of the show included Olsen’s touring band skillfully playing dynamic pieces from the […]
The group is currently on tour for new album Petals. Ben Sollee opens the show.
Beautiful weather, a big crowd and only a handful of protesters added up to a happy and harmonious Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Asheville’s Pack Square Park.
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
Ras Alan’s 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae tour stops at Salvage Station on Saturday, Oct. 8, and at 185 King Street on Saturday, Nov. 5.