This year’s festival includes 40 bands ranging from funk and Americana to hip-hop and Christian r&b. Headliners include Dr. Dog, David Mayfield Parade, Lucero and Brandi Carlile.
The musician/producer/actor seemingly abandoned his quest for the world record of most metaphors used during a concert, in favor of searing, scorching, brilliantly-performed rock. Good choice. Photos by Sandlin Gaither.
Former glam rocker Jesse Malin opens the June 1 show. Photo by M. Chavez.
Two weekends of films kicks off next weekend at the Courtyard Gallery. Photo from “Meherjaan,” a film from Bangladesh that was banned in its home country.
The literary festival, now in its fourth year, features author Elizabeth Kostova (pictured here) and continues tomorrow from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Plus, it’s free.
Jack White attempts to set a Guinness World Record for most metaphors in a single concert at Saturday’s Orange Peel show.
The day-long free event boasts two stages, along with vendors, dancers, crafts and more. Photo by photobug_fred.
Airbird (Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin) and Dog Bite (Phil Jones of Washed Out) open the May 18 show.
The nine-piece funk/soul/r&b outfit from Brooklyn play a Wednesday, May 16 show.
There’s a passage in in Wiley Cash’s debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, where Madison County sheriff Clem Barefield says, “Most people up here claim they’ve got Irish or Scottish or some kind of blood in them, and I think that’s probably true, especially if you listen to all the folks who’ll drive […]
Not too long ago someone painted (and I paraphrase) “Cars stink, ride a bike,” on the I-240 overpass at Lexington Avenue. And while most of us can agree that car exhaust is smelly, four wheels often seem like the most convenient way to get from point A to point B. But Strive Not To Drive […]
The alt-country duo from Charleston just announced a stop at Jack of the Wood tonight.
Rayna, photographed by Wes Stitt.
In case you haven’t heard the local trio’s latest album, “Words from the Well,” here’s a review and a couple of videos. They’re currently on tour in the northeast and in California, but hopefully they’ll have another Asheville show booked before too long. Photo by Amanda Cabanillas.
The band’s new album, “Something In The Water,” is Americana/country-rock at its best. Seamless musicianship, relatable storytelling and at least one instant classic. Leigh Glass & the Hazards play the French Broad Brewery on Friday.
Hats: Fedoras are near ubiquitous, but thanks to the Middleton sisters (Kate and Pippa), other types of hats are making a comeback, too. Newly-opened Charmed, an accessories boutique, is well-stocked with all manner of summery toppers, from straw cloches to wide-brimmed sun hats. The boutique, owned by Zoe Neunen, is “a literal sister store” to […]
“His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius” — and he plays the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 12.
The exhibit, which celebrates motherhood, opens on Friday, May 11. Image of “Best Kept Secrets” by Peggy DeBell.
The local band plays “Crooked Grin” in this video from their show at Asheville Music Hall last Saturday.
Hats, suspenders, sunglasses and red lipstick outside of Izzy’s on Lexington Ave.
Asheville Shades and Market Basket just opened at 36 Battery Park Ave. and some of its stock, including a unique collection of postal bags, is already proving to be a hit.