In a press release, Merge Records announced that Asheville-based garage rock outfit Reigning Sound (fronted by Greg Cartwright) has signed to the Durham, N.C. label. William Tyler, aka Lambchop, was also added. Merge writes, “We look forward to releasing albums by both artists in 2013.” The label plans to celebrate the new additions with a […]
In a recent newsletter, local theatre N.C. Stage Company writes, “We are honored to be one of 10 theatres in the entire country to receive a National Theatre Company grant from American Theatre Wing, the founder of the Tony Awards. This prestigious grant is awarded to non-profit regional theatres. American Theatre WIng is flying our […]
This Virginia-based singer-songwriter couple has shared stages, locally, with Red June. Learn about The Honey Dewdrops’ new release, “Silver Lining.” Photo by Jack Looney.
Author Neil Gaiman is still scheduled to appear as part of the literary and music event, held at Diana Wortham Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, he’s not available for interviews after all, so Xpress won’t have a Q&A to post.
Having just released a new single (free download!), Nashville’s Auto Defiance performs with local bands Mystery Cult and Polly Panic, and Some Army from Triangle, N.C.
“Anything Goes — Everything Shows” is the tagline for the exhibition, which runs from Saturday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 27.
Two California bands played a memorable show to a crowd of possibly over-adoring fans at the Grey Eagle last night. Click through for the review.
Pairing psychedelic rock infused with West African and Afro-Colombian rhythm, this band all the way from Oakland, Calif. brings a lot of what Asheville likes to the stage. And, better yet, the Friday show is FREE.
New Belgium Brewing’s traveling film festival and beer tasting event came through Asheville last week (Friday, Sept. 7, in Pack Square Park). According to a press release, it “raised $7,500 at its Asheville stop on September 7, up more than $5,000 from last year. The evening could not have been more perfectly suited for a […]
The San Francisco duo plays Grey Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 13. They’re on tour in support of just-released album “The Bloom and the Blight.” Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson.
In advance of his Wednesday, Sept. 12 show at The Lab, Andrew Leahey talks to Xpress about working with Drive-By Truckers producer David Barbe, overcoming his choir boy vocal style, and taking inspiration from 1920s-era criminals.
The Friday, Sept. 7 show is shaping up to be a cosmic dance party of intergalactic proportions.
The local bluegrass band drops its fourth album. Fans can download the title track for free.
Weekend streetstyle on Battery Park.
The electronic dance duo from Charleston plays Asheville Music Hall this Wednesday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow (Tuesday).
Local fiddler Rayna Gellert has performed with Uncle Earl, Abigail Washburn and Toubab Krewe; she’s recorded with Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III and John Paul Jones among others. Now she’s set to drop her solo debut album, “Old Light,” with a special pre-release party (including advance copies of the CD) at the Grey Eagle on Sept. 4. Photo by Jon Estes.
UPDATE: Due to weather, the Asheville Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra have CANCELLED their performances for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Last week’s two-night run of shows at the Grey Eagle turned up excellent images, and we’ve saved some of the best for last, along with one more exclusive performance video.