It’s a strange thing to be ramping up for a festival that’s in the process of winding down. Not that Bele Chere, which began in 1979, won’t be as crowded/colorful/overwhelming/noisy/jubilant/arty/street food-y/dance-y as ever. But there’s a very good chance that 2013 marks not only firsts (will septuagenarian rockabilly songstress Wanda Jackson and Baltimore-based electronic musician/Moogfest […]
Local artists, designers and models will be represented at a runway event on Thursday, July 25. Photo from the fashion show’s Facebook page.
The two bands bring avant-garde pop to The Odditorium on Sunday, July 28.
Local musician Jackson Scott releases his much-hyped Fat Possum debut on Tuesday, July 23.
Last weekend’s RiverMusic concert was a showcase of Nashville soul from G.E.D. Records. Click through for two videos by Jesse Hamm.
Short film “Flight of the Mind” (which screens in the Cinema Lounge at Carolina Cinemas on Wednesday, July 24) follows the life and work of local quadriplegic artist, Marcus C. Thomas.
Town Mountain covers the Boss in a green room video shot by Brian Adam Smith.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate is currently on tour in support of his solo debut. He played a high energy show last Friday. Photo by Sara Hobbs.
The singer-songwriter-bandleader brought his self-coined riverboat soul to Asheville last weekend. LaFarge and his band will perform on David Letterman tonight. Photos by John Zara.
It’s a night at the symphony and a night at the theater, says Dominic Aquilino, assistant director of Asheville Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of Carousel. He means it’s like an evening out at both venues at the same time, because this version of the classic musical includes 30 musicians on stage, led by Asheville Symphony […]
Monette Chilson presents her book, “Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga,” at Malaprop’s on Monday, July 15.
Chicago’s Train Company plays Emerald Lounge on Friday, July 19. In advance, guitarist/vocalist John Zozzaro talks about recreating the album for the live show, tour favorites and how Chicago molds the group’s sound.
The local electro-pop group is only playing one local show this summer. It’s Monday, July 15 with Ponderosa and Yip Deceiver. Photo Ben Mason Photography.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin recently released his solo debut, “The Pop Underground,” full of the kind of catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics that McMahon is known for and (as he discusses in a Q+A with Xpress) a project he feels especially proud of. McMahon plays The Orange Peel tonight at 8 p.m. Allen Stone opens. $25.
Asheville Music Today, a live-streamed talk show, launches at http://ashevillemusictoday.com, beginning on Sunday, July 21. “Asheville Music Today is an innovative weekly one-hour live talk show featuring and promoting local music of all genres from Asheville, Western North Carolina and East Tennessee,” says press for the new broadcast. “The show is hosted by national broadcasting […]
“We had an idea of how we wanted it to sound,” says Cliff Worsham, half of local electronic project RBTS WIN. He’s talking about the band’s new album, Palm Sunday, which just released this week (though it’s been in process for most of a year). The collection of songs was envisioned by Worsham and collaborator […]
There’s a definite rise in the number of soul music groups, and not just in the back-in-the-day-revival, televised for a PBS fundraiser special bands. You know: The Drifters, The Miracles, The Bar-Kays. It’s hard to turn on pop radio today without catching a Mayer Hawthorne or Fitz and the Tantrums song. But the real contemporary […]
“People think, with me, that it’s a dress-up contest or a history project,” says dapper roots musician (and former, albeit briefly, Asheville resident) Pokey LaFarge. “I just choose to look nice. When I dress nice I feel good and hopefully that passes on to other people.” In the instance that LaFarge’s sharp suit, shined shoes […]
RBTS WIN’s long-awaited (and well worth the wait) “Palm Sunday” drops today. Click through for details on a ticket giveaway to the album release show on Saturday, July 13.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled debut on Ropeadope releases today.
Last chance to visit Neverland: The Burnsville theatre stages three more performances on July 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m.