On Friday, July 8, the Psychedelic Furs performed the whole of 1981’s Talk Talk Talk along with a set-worth of career hits in a show that felt nostalgic but not dated. Photos by Shaun Hollingsworth.
Members of local steampunk group S.P.A.T.S. posed for photos outside the Wedge Brewery.
Justin Boreta from L.A.-based The Glitch Mob talks about why the electronic trio loves playing Asheville, how the group chooses what to play live and what to automate, and how attitudes are changing when it comes to electronic versus analog music.
A flowered romper and sundress, modeled in Chicken Alley.
A coin-embellished headscarf and bead necklaces. Seen on Lexington Ave.
Jade in a thrifted skull scarf, black knit shift with zipper details and hand-tooled leather bag.
From retro cool to modern pop, Deep River plays classic country.
You may know The Psychedelic Furs as a seminal post-punk ‘80s band. You may recall their brooding British sound, falling just on the edgy side of pop, strangely at odds with the angsty teen romance of Pretty in Pink, (although it was the Furs' song of the same name that scored the 1986 John Hughes […]
A trio of weekend-casual outfits. It’s the cut-off Miami Dolphins t-shirt, turquoise jorts and yellow belt that makes the shot.
The next week brings a bookmaking workshop for children and families, and an author event with mystery writer Mark de Castrique.
Street artist Michael Williams recently installed a piece in downtown Asheville. The art work is already gone, but impermanence is part of Williams’ message.
Man style: shorts, shades, deck shoes and a button down. Photo by Chelsea Kouns.
Floral sundress with a red cardigan, high-waisted sailor shorts with a button placket. Seen on Biltmore Ave.
Floral print and bandana print, a plaid tote and a crochet shoulder bag. Seen on Lexington Ave.
This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday, which means there’s a whole long weekend leading up to it. More days to practice your sparkler dance, select your red, white and blue outfit and perfect your grilling technique. Once you’ve reached your personal peak of patriotic perfection, you’ll need someplace to strut your […]
Early on Halo of Blue, the new album by local singer/songwriter Kellin Watson, a duo of songs — "Swagger" and "Control" — makes short work of showcasing Watson's own swagger and control. At turns funky and bluesy, syncopated and lithe, neither track is what you'd expect from a relative of bluegrass legend Doc Watson. But […]
Sundresses and sandals, matching fringed pouch pendants and hobo bags. Seen on Lexington Ave.
Last Thursday Ben Sollee performed a stellar and unforgettable show at the Orange Peel. He’s currently touring in support of his new album Inclusions with his trio. Guests at the show included local musicians Casey Driessen and Jonathan Scales. Photos by Cameron Yeager.
Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch snapped these shots of Marcus Johnson, aka B-boy Dark Knight, around Asheville.
We’ve come to the final three announced acts on this year’s Bele Chere lineup. All three are local. One is bluegrass, two (including Sonmi Suite, pictured here) are electronic.
If Ben Sollee looks to be an unlikely rock star (he's unassuming and usually bespectacled, possibly sporting a bike helmet and definitely carrying a cello case), just wait until he starts playing. The Lexington, Ky., musician may resemble a math tutor but he can captivate an audience from the first note. (During this year's HATCH […]