Samantha Crain returns to Asheville in support of her new album, “Kid Face.” She plays Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Lounge (with Dulci Ellenberger) on Tuesday, June 25. Photo by Todd Roeth.
Xpress will give away a pair of weekend passes to the female-led music and arts festival, held in Boone on June 21 and 22. Click through for details on how to win.
Not many opening acts get standing ovations, let alone return to the stage for an encore. But singer-songwriter Samantha Crain did when she opened for William Elliott Whitmore at The Grey Eagle last September. That night, she also played a couple of new songs: “Paint,” with the wrenching line, “I’m almost young this year, now […]
When the director calls "Action!" at the 48 Hour Film Project kickoff, it's no joke. Everyone involved, from writers of costumers to actors and camera crew better move at top speed because that 48 hour deadline is hard and fast. Short films are expected to be scripted, shot, edited and submitted in two whirlwind days. […]
The retro and vintage pop-up clothing sale will be held above Mountain Lights (30 N. Lexington Ave.) on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23.
Relive last weekend at Pisgah Brewing where Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys (the backing band for guitarist/vocalist Del McCoury) took the stage, along with sets by Hot Tuna Acoustic and Jill Sobule, and Asheville’s own bluegrass act Sanctum Sully performing late-night on the indoor stage. Click through for videos.
Even the Animals talks songwriting, band names and creative evolution in advance of their Thursday, June 20 show at Isis. The lineup includes Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills and Waller. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance, filmed by Jesse Hamm.
The L.A.-based Americana band returned to Asheville earlier this week. Photos by Rich Orris.
The short film/music video by Ben Lovett premiered last week in a special event at Isis. This week, Lovett released the film on vimeo.
Author Khaled Hosseini says his just-released novel, And the Mountains Echoed, began with a perfectly clear and vivid picture in his head. “It was this man walking across the desert, and he’s pulling a wagon,” says Hosseini. “In it, there’s a little girl, and a few steps behind there’s a boy who’s shadowing them.” That […]
The Brooklyn-based garage-rock duo opened for Darwin Deez at The Grey Eagle last weekend, performing a high-energy set covering ‘60s influences from girl groups and dance crazes to surf guitar and garage rock. Photo from the band’s website.
The annual downtown street festival gears up for what may be its last year as a city-sponsored event. But even if that is the case, the three-day event is wrapping up more than 35 years with a memorable (and largely local and regional) roster of musical acts.
Asheville’s Alien Music Club releases a playful-dark exploration through jazz, pop and lyrics that project whimsy, acrimony, wit and oddity, funhouse-mirror style.
The Philadelphia-based orchestral pop collective discusses sea changes, perfect eras and new album “Golden Age.” They’ll play Apothecary on Monday, June 17, 9 p.m.
Dawes talks about going indie, recording in Asheville and committing to the long haul. The band plays The Orange Peel with Shovels & Rope on Tuesday, June 11.
In a press release this week, The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit announced that Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (live), Autre Ne Vuet, Delorean, Actress, Shlohmo, Sorne, T.Williams and People Get Ready have been added to the festival’s lineup. Mountain Oasis takes place October 25-27. The lineup already icludes Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, […]
Summer camp is to kids what Vegas is to adults: what happens there (between the canoeing and the s’mores), stays there. Sort of. Campfire-building skills and lifelong friends — those things you take with you. Try-on personas, a penchant for popsicle-stick crafts and first kisses — those things remain in the camp vault. Summer camp […]
While most bands are looking to upsize, working from small stages to full-on arenas, Baltimore, Md.-based Peals is taking a smaller-is-better approach. “We recently played a tea room in Philadelphia,” says guitarist William Cashion. “It was the smallest venue I’ve ever played. I could reach my arm out and touch somebody. But it ended up […]
“I don’t think this is our breakout record,” says Tay Strathairn, keyboardist for Americana/rock band Dawes. He’s talking about the group’s recent release, Stories Don’t End. The record is Dawes’ third, but it was their last album, Nothing Is Wrong, that pushed the band into the national spotlight with critical acclaim, exhaustive touring, radio play […]
Festival organizers are taking fan suggestions for the lineups. Top ranking local musical acts will compete in a battle of the bands for prizes that include slots at LAAFF and DigFest, and a multitrack performance recording.
The local rock quintet releases its debut, self-titled album with two shows: at Emerald Lounge Friday, June 7 and at The Lab on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Carrie Turner.