Fired up: Ahleuchatistas (Shane Perlowin on guitar and Ryan Oslance on percussion) rocked so hard, a speaker ignited. Photo courtesy of Moog Music

Aha moments

One of the most legend-worthy local rock shows of the year belongs to Ahleuchatistas. It was a midweek performance. The beer was cold. And free. And then, because the instrumental duo rocked so hard, a speaker caught on fire. The show was the sixth installment of Moog Music Inc.'s AHA AVL series, a showcase of […]

emma’s revolution benefit CD release concert on Sunday, Aug. 26

emma’s revolution, the project of activist musicians Pat Humphries & Sandy O., is all about creating “new standards in the art and culture of social justice.” The duo holds a benefit for National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s DREAM Act Solidarity Bus Trip to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, “to help keep the pressure […]

Writing from experience: Strayed bases not only her books (debut novel Torch and bestselling memoir Wild) on her own adventures and life-lessons, she also taps her personal stories for her advice column, “Dear Sugar,” now compiled in Tiny Beautiful Things. Photo by Joni Kabana

Tough love

The inside flaps of just-released book, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, are covered with nuggets of wisdom: “Forgiveness doesn’t just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar.” “Every last one of us can do better than give up.” “Walk without a stick into the darkest woods.” That […]

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High aspiration­s

Clouds of Greer play a benefit for Big City Mountaineers. Local climber Eben Henner is raising money for the organization (which provides outdoor experiences for under-resourced urban teens) by summiting Grand Teaton peak — and by throwing this fundraising party at Altamont Brewing Company on Saturday, Aug. 4.