In advance of The Hermit Kings’ Friday night album release show (Grey Eagle, 9 p.m., $5, Alarm Clock Conspiracy and Deep Chatham open) we give a listen to the band’s new collection of songs. The record whispers and screams, tiptoes and stomps, waltzes and slam dances. That’s a good thing.
Local author Jacob Tomsky (now based in Brooklyn) just published his likely-to-be-a-best-seller, “Heads in Beds,” a “reckless memoir” of the hotel industry. The book goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 20; Tomsky appears at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Nov. 29.
In advance of his Saturday, Nov. 17, performance at The Altamont Theatre (8 p.m., $15), A.J. spoke to Xpress about his 2013 album-in-the-works, the art of collaboration, the importance of place in the recording process and what to expect from his live show. Photo by Rich Cook.
Much-buzzed-about Philly rockers Low Cut Connie play The Emerald Lounge on Friday, Nov. 16. Here, they talk about an Asheville-based hero (Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound), how they weathered Hurricane Sandy and how they took Jack White’s Third Man Records by storm. Photo by Ben Morse.
Folk-soul musician Citizen Cope returned to Asheville (on election day, no less) in support of his new album, “One Lovely Day.” Photos from Citizen Cope’s Facebook page.
Local indie-rockers Antique Firearms release new album, “Vicious Behavior.” The band holds an album release show on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Grey Eagle.
On the heels of a 20th Anniversary tour, and completion of a seventh studio album (due out in 2013), newgrass folk-rockers Acoustic Syndicate recently announced a trio of holiday shows in North Carolina. The Asheville date is set for Friday, Nov. 23 at the Orange Peel. 9 p.m., $15 advance or $17 day of show. […]
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Diamond Brand Outdoors (2623 Hendersonville Road) holds a fundraiser to benefit the ongoing programs of Diana Wortham Theatre. According to a press release, “Step Out & Shop at Diamond Brand Outdoors to benefit Diana Wortham Theatre, with a one-night storewide 20% savings, live entertainment by jazz trio Jazzville, prizes, and Luella’s […]
Local percussionist Will Chatham recently released his solo album. The eight-song record is a surprising amalgamation of quirk, cool, experimental instrumentation and smart beats.
Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket plays The Orange Peel on Thursday, Nov. 8. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The surfer-turned-songwriter returns to the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Photo from KPRIfm.
Local Afropop ensemble Zansa hosts an evening of music at BoBo Gallery, every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) in November.
Buncombe County Public Libraries, The Wolfe Memorial and The YMI Cultural Center collaborate on discussion series, “Race, Truth, and Fiction in Thomas Wolfe’s The Child by Tiger.” The two-part series asks questions like, “Is Asheville still segregated? Are race relations in Asheville different from those in other parts of North Carolina? Does the 1906 Will […]
“In ‘Romeo Loves Juliet,’ the titular star-crossed lovers are both women, and the genders of several other characters have been flipped as well,” says a press release for upcoming performance by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective. “However, aside from the changing of a few pronouns, Shakespeare’s script has been kept intact, lending the ageless power […]
Velvet Truckstop releases new Johnny Sandlin-produced album “Southbound and Down” on Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Highland Brewing’s Wee Bit Louder Fest.
The Electronic/EDM project of Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin plays Asheville on Friday, Nov. 2. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
The local band releases its first full-length album, “Orange,” at The Lab on Friday, Nov. 2.
Nov. 3 brings two fashionable events to downtown Asheville: An evening with Charleston Fashion Week style director and freelance stylist Ayoka Lucas (pictured) and the grand opening of Vintage Moon Modern.