From a press release: Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, will present a talk, “Colombia Transformed, Architecture = Politics,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Belogolovsky is the author of several books including the […]
New York-based neo-new wave band Heaven (fronted by former Carolinian Matt Sumrow) plays The Lab (with Knives & Daggers) on Saturday, Aug. 17. Here’s why you should check out their just-released debut album.
Local singer-songwriter Mark Bumgarner will be a featured showcase artist and workshop host at The North Carolina Bluegrass Pavilion, Music from The Mountains to The Coast, at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013. “World of Bluegrass Week is the annual bluegrass music homecoming – taking place September 24-28, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina,” says the festival’s […]
Want to learn a new skill or hone a talent? Find a local craft class or join a crafting group.
Southern writer Lee Smith, who was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, is known for acclaimed books “The Last Girls,” “On Agate Hill,” and “Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger.” Since 1968, she has published 15 novels, along with four collections of short stories. She’s received a number of awards including the O. Henry […]
Local photographer Reggie Sheldon Tidwell writes, “I’m on the Board for LEAF and am heading to Rwanda to support LEAF and another non-profit organization (Africa Healing Exchange) that has a pilot program there. I’ll be taking gifts from LEAF to the orphans and photographing them while I’m there.” In 2009, Tidwell, photographed Mizero, a group […]
The upstate N.Y.-based folk-rock trio talks eloquently of storytelling, favorite tour spots, landscapes and a video project. Currently on tour, the band makes its first-ever Asheville stop at Isis on Saturday, Aug. 17. 9 p.m. $8 advance/$10 at the door.
Local artist Julie Armbruster opens her first solo show at Satellite Gallery on Friday, Sept. 6. The exhibit runs through Monday, Oct. 21. From a press release: Hoard Reflex expands some of Armbruster’s classic narratives through 9 large format panels, a collection of smaller works including some sculptures and artifacts, and a companion guide. Beloved […]
“Since 2009, Blue Ridge Pride has selected an organization to receive funds through its community grant process in an effort to build and support resources available to the LGBTQ community,” says a recent press release. Continuing with its mission to “Advocate. Celebrate. Educate,” Blue Ridge Pride has posted its Community Grant Application and interested organizations […]
Register by Friday, August 30 for a Mandala workshop, held at the Asheville Art Museum. The class takes place on Friday, Sept. 6, noon-2 p.m. $40 Museum members / $55 non-members. Members register here: http://www.ashevilleart.org/products-page/event-tickets/mandala-today-workshop-member-ticket/ Non-members register here: http://www.ashevilleart.org/products-page/event-tickets/mandala-today-workshop-non-member-ticket/ From a press release: Using common materials such as paper, colored pencils and markers, this personal […]
The Sunday Jazz Showcase at Isis music hall in West Asheville is an ongoing series. It started, appropriately, on New Year’s Day. Its first shows used the upstairs lounge at Isis, a small but elegant space with a bar, a piano and an understated suave. But Bares was thinking bigger: By early February a piano […]
Local guitarist/Ahleuchatistas member Shane Perlowin brings his Open Letter Music Series to the Double Crown (375 Haywood Rd., West Asheville) on Mondays in August. 7-9 p.m. From a press release: Every Monday in August at the Double Crown will feature new and experimental jazz coming out of Asheville. The concerts will be from 7-9pm. Century […]
Local roots rockers Kyle Sorenson and Horse Ghost is kind of a trio (Sorenson on vocals and guitar, David Erickson on bass and Chris Henry on drums) that sometimes includes a number of other members. But the central vision is Sorenson's and "follows a workingman’s ideology that is just as comfortable around a campfire as […]
Athens, Ga.-based psychedelic rock band New Madrid is set to play Broadway’s on Friday, Aug. 23. Local acts The Hermit Kings and Doc Aquatic share the bill. “New Madrid recently signed to Normaltown Records, the imprint of esteemed New West Records (Steve Earle, The Whigs, Ponderosa), and has just finalized their sophomore album at Chase […]
The return of DIG (Downtown Independent Groove) Festival is not so much a reoccurrence as a comeback. The local music fest was first produced in 2009. The two-day extravaganza takes place the week college students return. It returns Thursday and Friday night. Thirty-six acts (plus one jam session) will fill five stages (The Orange Peel, Emerald Lounge, The LAB, Asheville Music Hall and One Stop). Folk-roots outfit Old North State is one of the bands who will perform.
Andrew Scotchie of local band River Rats plays “Tired Soul” and talks about the evolution of his band, their recent “Barnaroo Bootleg” release (which will be available at the Friday DIG Fest show on the Asheville Music Hall stage) and Scotchie’s DIG Fest picks.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s new member exhibition, “It’s the Wow Factor!” is on display through Sunday, Sept. 8.
We’re still thinking about the incredible Bele Chere set by multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi and his band. Here’s a video of his song “Intro/Pathos, Pathos.”
The local roots-rock outfit is set to play Pisgah Brewing, with Alarm Clock Conspiracy on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The singer-songwriter / lifestyle blogger / boutique owner (and grand-daughter of Hank) is currently on tour in support of this year’s acclaimed release, “The Highway.” She’ll play an early and fully-seated show at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The local post-rock/shoegaze quintet and the psychedelic/new wave trio from New York play The Lab on Saturday, Aug. 17. Meghanz also shares the stage. Photo by Maly Por .