Mary wears a furry poncho over a plaid shirt, leggings and knee-high combat boots.
No one seemed more surprised than Langhorne Slim himself that his Jan. 21 show sold out. Hopefully that’s enough incentive for the thrash-folk musician to come back to Asheville soon.
Painter Pat Passlof had what’s known as an artistic temperament. Those who knew her called her honest and funny, but her "refreshingly non-PC humor" (according to Alice Sebrell, program director at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center) could be barbed. "She was definitely extraordinary," says local artist Connie Bostic, who (with Sebrell and […]
A Fine Peduncle show is many things: A venture into experimental music, loop pedals and some especially impressive falsetto; a science lesson on insect anatomy; a trust exercise in which the unschooled audience gets close to the stage while the performer sheds his inhibitions — and much of his clothing. The songs alone grab at […]
After 15 years, Hageman announces he will take on a new role at the end of the 2011-12 season. Photo from The Laurel of Asheville.
Local musician Ben Hovey at The Market Place.
A review of the Knoxville-based singer/songwriter’s crowd pleasing set from Friday night. Photo by Molly Kummerle.
Friday, Jan. 27 is one of those dates with a ton of events vying for your attention (including Casey Driessen with Free Planet Radio, pictured). Here are a handful — mark your calendar!
A review of the new album by Chachillie. Official release date is March 15.
Langhorne Slim returns to The Grey Eagle this Saturday. Here are all the reasons why you don’t want to miss this show. Photo by Kathryn Friedman.
It’s a night of so many awesome shows there’s no way to see them all. Here are some of your options. Update to include even more options!
Divas Diana Ross and Mavis Staples play Harrah’s and UNC-Asheville, respectively.
The local glam rocker prepares a stylish launch for his self-titled debut album. The show is at the Lab on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Paper Tiger’s Molly Kummerle performs a DJ set as Molly Parti, opening for Gravitron Project at the One Stop on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show. Photo taken at Moog Music by Erin Brethauer.
Asheville's always been edgy — on the edge of either a breakthrough or a nervous breakdown, or a bit of both. The theater, architecture, history, fashion, music and food is all a part of keeping this town weird. That there is a Fringe Festival is not what's odd, but that this first one, dreamed up […]
Local musician and comedian Jeffrey Hyde Thompson stars in this spoof video, filmed in and around Asheville. Seaweed chip, anyone?
Spiritual Rez, from Boston, brings a reggae dance party to Pisgah Brewing this week. Xpress will giveaway a pair of tickets to the show.
The Asheville-based hip-hop artist just released a self-produced video, setting one of his songs to photos from a shoot for his forthcoming album.
He just won big at the Boston Comedy Festival and, we’re told, is being chased by Hollywood agents. He’s getting away from it all at the Altamont tomorrow. 9 p.m. showtime, $10 cover.
Both bands play The One Stop on Friday, Jan. 13. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets at 2 p.m. Read on for details.
Louisiana-based Cajun/swing/roots outfit The Red Stick Ramblers takes its name from the English translation of the place of its inception: Baton Rouge. (Baton Rouge is French for "red stick.") But in the dozen years since it formed, all of the group's members have moved away from Baton Rouge and five of the six Ramblers (excepting […]