The two groups’ collaborative album Global Symphony Project — recorded after receipt of a 2014 grant from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program — will be released during a performance at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, at 8:30 p.m.
The Hatchett Creative Group will host CATCHING DREAMS, a bohemian styled fashion show, on Aug. 29 at the Masonic Temple.
The Mantras open the show at Pisgah Brewing Co.’s outdoor stage on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m.
The annual Three Days of Light Gathering — now in its fourth year — takes much of what’s great about summer festivals (camping, music, arts and craft vendors, nature) and enhances all of that with an element of spirituality and learning. The festival is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort, from Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a fortuitous recording opportunity for local busker Chelsea Lynn La Bate and an alternative religious text by Dale Allen Hoffman.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.
Taking a break from touring as Neil Young’s current backing band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real recently brought their adventurous brand of rock ‘n’ roll to The Grey Eagle. As an exclusive for Xpress, the band performed “Carolina” before the show.
In celebration of new album Global Symphony Project, a collaboration with The Opal String Quartet, local world music trio Free Planet Radio just released a video for the track “Ecstatic Verses.”
Our series with Sherwood’s Music — showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web — is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Krekel and Whoa perform “How Can It Be?”
The Okeh Record sessions that took place in Asheville nearly 100 years ago. The New York-based label, in a bid to discover lesser-known Southern musicians, took trips to various locations where, with a portable studio, its engineers pressed wax test records. The Asheville session, held the last week of August in 1925, attracted musicians and vocalists from around the region, their styles ranging from jazz and minstrel offerings to gospel and country. A Friday, Aug. 28 concert and talk commemorates the recordings.
This year’s Snake Oil Medicine Show reunion concert is also a release party for “The Golden Hour.” Founding members Phil Cheney, Caroline Pond, George and Andy Pond, Jason Krekel and Jay Sanders will be joined by Billy Seawell on drums at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 21.
The Terrain Biennial originated in 2011 as a fun way to actively engage the local artistic community in the Oak Park Neighborhood of Chicago. This year it expands to 12 locations in four countries, including an installation in West Asheville by local artist Nora Hartlaub.
Ben’s Tune-Up hosts the free beach bash with a headlining set by surf rock act La Luz on Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon until 10 p.m.
During the gear-raiser on Saturday, Aug. 22, supporters can tour Experience Music’s Merrimon Avenue studio and enjoy refreshments and live music.
Daniel Merrill and Mike Folk, aka electronica duo Aligning Minds, headline The Orange Peel on Friday, Aug. 21. The band blends rural roots with synths and effects-processing. They’re also launching an eponymous label.
The concert to benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance kicks off at the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center in Mars Hill on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
The duo’s CD release celebration takes place at the Paintbox’ new stage on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.
John Crutchfield’s latest play is built upon a small selection from a much larger unpublished work in prose called The Intimate Journals of Jacob Higginbotham. It runs at The Magnetic Theatre Thursday-Saturdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12.
Funk-rockers The Get Right Band and folk-rockers Lovestruck Suckers share a stage at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and 185 King Street in Brevard.
With the cool crispness of fall nearly upon us, two Marshall artisan businesses — Smoke Signals wood-fired bakery and Sketchbook Crafts — are partnering to celebrate the shift of seasons with food, friends and art.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one artist’s random, magnetic acts of kindness and a filmmaker’s depiction of his spiritual journey in and out of India.