The newly-formed group (members of Spoon, Wolf Parade, New Bomb Turks and Papa) maybe be more of the drum, bass and guitar school, but Britt Daniel says they write songs on synthesizers. And they’re excited to play Asheville.
Local musicians celebrate the Black Mountain College composer’s centennial with an evening of music at The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
She talks to Xpress about life on the road (she and husband Jason Sharp bought a tour van, thanks to a successful Kickstarter) and her upcoming performances at The Altamont Theatre and RiverFest.
Xpress staff and friends weigh in on the festival’s most-anticipated acts. Photo of Thomas Dolby from the musician’s blog.
A week of hip-hop shows at One Stop and Asheville Music Hall includes this Thursday performance as part of Underground Unheard’s Man Tour. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
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 […]
The highly-anticipated festival lineup is announced. See who’s playing and which rumors were true. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 10. Photo of headliner Santigold from Facebook.
Bright shades of red, green and gold, paired with a whimsical fascinator from Chapeaux by Simone.
The Grammy-nominated fiddler plays a hometown show (with live looping and special guests) on Saturday, Aug. 11. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
This year’s African and Caribbean Cultural festival, Aug. 24-27, includes a few new features: A Friday night block party and a Sunday night concert at the Orange Peel by Arrested Development (photo from the band’s website).
Small format book arts non-profit MBS will base its annual gathering from Renaissance Asheville, with four days-worth of events. Photo from Little Ledo Press.
The local musician offers a free download of his “Riversong” in celebration of the annual RiverLink fundraiser and all-day festival.
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 […]
Greg & Andi’s Curbside Coffee — a coffee truck on Charlotte Street — has closed at the end of a non-renewable 180-day permit. Photo by Ayana Dusenberry.
The show, at the Lab, starts at 9 p.m. It will be filmed for a live music video. So, we’re not saying this is your big chance for your 15-seconds of fame. But we’re not saying it isn’t, either.
Diana Wortham Theatre announced its upcoming Mainstage series for 2012/2013. Shows include: • Kathy Mattea on Sept. 14 • Jeremy Kittel Band on Oct. 12 • The Capitol Steps on Oct. 17 and 18 • Janis Ian and Tom Paxton on Oct. 20 • The American Place Theatre’s “The Giver” on Oct. 23 • Motet: Circo Aereo + Gandini Juggling on […]
Videographer Jesse Hamm captures the action of Bele Chere — from air dogs to line dancing — as set to stephaniesid’s cover of The Magnetic Fields’ “Strange Eyes.” Click through for the video.
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 […]
Videographer Jesse Hamm filmed the country/indie-rock cross-over artist’s Sunday set at Bele Chere. Photo by Rich Orris.
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.
The Moogfest lineup is yet to be announced, but the San Fancisco-based rockers are letting fans in on their role at this October’s music festival. Photo from the Primus Facebook page.