At LEAF, the Barn is always a great spot to discover new music, and the Roots Family Stage showcases experimental talents.
Some highlights from this season’s festival, including LEAF Schools & Streets performances and Spirit of NOLA acts.
The musicians typically appear in educational and holy settings, clad in matching suits, but an upcoming local show brings the singers to West Asheville bar The Double Crown Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10 p.m.
Flat Rock Playhouse will host a minimalist production of the entire Pulitzer Prize-winning play to benefit Women Helping Women on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.
One Wednesday a month Adam Jack Arthur and his co-host, Troy Burnette, invite local performers to answer questions from a thoroughly researched stack of several hundred topics ranging from beer, superstitions and various geeky minutiae. That event, Super Happy Trivia Challenge, returns Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The musician opens for all female country quartet Sweet Claudette at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m.
Asheville-based performance troupe The Faerie Kin is a collective of “of enchanted stiltwalkers and merry elves.” They roam throughout LEAF all weekend and perform at Elfhaven Village and the Roots Family Stage.
The pop-noir band brings a soulful voice and other sonic pleasantries to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall — where recent album Excavator was partially developed during a 2014 residency — on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8:45.
The Southern-bred travelers play a set at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 p.m., with support from Susto.
Local reggae group Satta Roots opens for the experimental players at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 p.m.
They’re performing their new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m.
Put on by a cast of local stage dwellers, productions are at the Magnetic Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays, from Oct. 1-24, at 7:30 p.m., nightly.
Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one woman’s quest to revive her elders’ traditions and a West Asheville server’s full-fledged street festival.
Xpress speaks with local railroad historian Steven Little ahead of his theatrical performance based on the life of the “railroad convict” Thursday evening at Mars Hill University.
The hell-bent punk veteran plays to support Spiteful — his latest album recorded with members of The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Stooges — at the Odditorium on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.
The ambitious four, who recently won the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, bring their international travels to Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.
Poetry and Pie pairs sweets for the mind and body in support of Great Tree Zen Temple. The fundraiser takes place at Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Nashville duo Escondido opens for LaFarge at the Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m.
Earphunk’s May The Phunk Be With You tour, which also features performances by The Main Squeeze, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Modern Measure, stops at New Mountain Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6-11 p.m.
Local band Holy Ghost Tent Revival opens for the Suffers at Downtown After 5 — a free street festival held on Lexington Avenue — on Friday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.