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.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, is a big day. First of the month? Dog days of summer? We’re not sure why, we just know there a bunch of events scheduled that shouldn’t be missed: A YA author event, a new wave show and Jerry Garcia’s birthday are among the options. (There’s a ticket giveaway, too!)
The local hip-hop artist lands on the national music chart with a soulful song that questions morality and pop culture.
The Philadelphia-based indie-rockers perform “Hang On” in this video by Jesse Hamm.
Jesse Hamm sets the sights of Asheville’s street festival to the music of Kovacs and the Polar Bear.
Even if you’re totally over any mention of the three-day festival, now safely behind us for another year, check out photos and videos from the Mexo-Americana outfit’s Sunday afternoon set. Photo by Rich Orris.
Mer people, Djs, afro wigs and parasols.
Today’s the biggest music day of the weekend. With 19 bands performing between noon and 10 p.m., you’re going to find something that rocks/swings/bounces/pops/hops/shimmies/shakes and grooves at every turn. Best to go into it well-rested and with a plan of action. Photo of Delta Rae by Jeff Watson.
Sunny looks on Friday
The local band opened the festival on the Haywood Street stage. Photos by Rich Orris.
Bele Chere is more than just bands and foods-on-a-stick. It’s shopping, too. Think: gifts, apparel, jewelry, accessories and Asheville souvenirs. Here are some of our top shopping picks for this year:
It almost always rains at some point during Bele Chere. The early Friday afternoon storm sent musicians scrambling to cover instruments and the streets nearly cleared of pedestrians for a few minutes.
“A Season Lost,” the newest full-length by singer-songwriter (and former Asheville resident) Jeff Zentner was released earlier this week. For fans of lush, dark, shoegazey-folk, this album is a must listen.
Fitzgerald-obsessed ‘30s-retro band Mornin’ Old Sport plays Jack of the Wood on July 31.
The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson) played a huge show to a sold-out crowd, and rounded out his Asheville visit with a Moog Sound Lab session. Photo by Rich Orris.
Iris’ cool bookish-punk look (the cardigan, the button-down, the school girl skirt) are even more perfect juxtaposed with the chaos of a Downtown After Five street scene.