We recap some of our favorite local album releases from the past year. Catch up on music you may have missed, and let us know what some of your favorite albums (from this list or otherwise) were.
Pre-game with two local shows: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (pictured), The Mantras and Molly Parti at Pisgah; Total War, Albert Adams, Taylor Rogers and Decent Lovers at the Lab.
The Athens, Ohio-based musician-composer-author-poet-bandleader returns to WNC this week, playing Black Mountain Ale House on Friday, Dec. 28 and Root Bar on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Kwanzaa is a time for remembrance of ancestors. Learn more about the holiday and its traditions and join in the celebration at Jubilee! on Thursday, Dec. 27.
Local experimental band Moue (Andrew Larson of Telecine and Lauren Carol Brown of Knives and Daggers) releases its debut album — a collection of Christmas songs. Hint: Chances are you’ll want to download this one.
Dexter Romweber started Flat Duo Jets back in the mid-80s. The Chapel Hill band influenced the likes of Neko Case and Jack White. These days, Dex performs with his percussionist sister Sara Romweber (Let’s Active). The Dex Romweber Duo plays The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 28. In advance, Dex talked to Xpress about documentary films, N.C. bands, creativity and his real feelings about drum-and-guitar duos.
New local band, Date Night, releases a video filmed and directed by Arlie Huffman and Jameykay Young.
Friday, Dec. 21, is not only the end of the work week, it’s the end of the Mayan Calendar. Which may or may not mean the end of life on earth. One thing we know for sure: It’s a good reason for a party. Leigh Glass (pictured) performs, among others.
The local hip-hop artist headlines a Saturday show at One Stop. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
The news dropped like a bombshell: Moogfest and its booker/promoter, Knoxville-based AC Entertainment parted ways. The announcement came from AC on Monday, Dec. 10, that the company will “rename its multi-day electronic music festival in Asheville as the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit for 2013, continuing to build on the success of the past three […]
Chelsea Lynn La Bate and classical composer Silas Durocher collaborate on this new classical instrumentation-meets-contemporary song writing project. Ten Cent Orchestra debuts at The Lab this Thursday, Dec. 20.
The local musician/super-great-guy plays his last show of the year at The One Stop on Tuesday, Dec. 18 Danger Cube from Knoxville also performs as part of the Two For Tuesday series.
Singer-songwriter and mandolin player Ty Gilpin, of High Windy, releases his solo effort — with a little help from over a dozen of Asheville’s best roots musicians. (Listen for contributions from members of The Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, The Honeycutters and The Dixie Bee-liners among others.)
Woody Pines plays retro-tinged viper jazz, ragtime and country blues at Jack of the Wood this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Photo by Sarah Warda.
“Have you ever wondered when Christmas traditions like kissing under the mistletoe, Santa Claus and exchanging gifts began?” asks a press release from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. “All of these customs started over 100 years ago during the Victorian Era when Christmas wasn’t quite as commercialized and glamorous as it is today.” […]
Overcoat, trilby, vest and corduroys, seen on Lexington Ave. Photo by Anthony Bellemare.