The biggest change for this year’s Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is that, while it won’t keep its two-day format from last year (that expansion was special for the festival’s 10th anniversary), it will include a Saturday night component. And that new addition, the Pre-LAAFF-A-Thon Pub Crawl, is an adult oriented evening of music, […]
DJ and multi-instrumentalist Marley Carroll is in the middle of a big year. His spring included touring with Emancipator and festival dates at Coachella and Sasquatch; at the end of June he opened for Moby. Twice. ‘This has been definitely the best year as far as touring and getting exposure,’ he tells Xpress. ‘I hope […]
LAAFF is more than bands, hula hoops, stilt walkers and costumes. It’s also educational. In fact, some of the festival’s interactive events teach skills, hone talents and offer workshop experiences that seem credit-worthy. (It may still be summer on the calendar, but school’s already back in session.) Here are two A-plus activities. Moving Minds Through […]
Half way through a two night run at The Grey Eagle (recorded by Echo Mountain for a live album), Langhorne Slim played a private show for Xpress.
Local country jazz/swing/rockabilly artist Woody Pines and his band pay tribute to influences like Leadbelly and Dock Bogg on their EP, “You Gotta Roll.” Pines will play a Saturday, Sept. 1 show at the Grey Eagle.
A new downtown Asheville multi-use space for artists launches on Friday, Aug. 31, with a kickoff party and four bands (including Fine Peduncle, pictured).
Zansa, The Secret B-Sides and Diali Cissokho & Kairaba make a night of it at Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 30. The event includes dance lessons and African cuisine.
This Friday edition streetstyle post comes with a video feature.
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
Not that there haven't been highly educated bands before, but Nashville-based Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes boasts a doctor (of folklore and ethnomusicology) among its ranks. That's guitarist Timon Lance. Frontman Ellsworth studied classical composition before graduating with a degree in jazz performance. So how does that impact the high-energy indie-rock quartet? The band […]
The Mike Dillon Band and Strange Arrangement play the Asheville Music Hall this Thursday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show. Photo by Zack Smith.
Purple satin for an event at the Grove Arcade.
Two sundresses, but in fall colors, and one is paired with a scarf.
Asheville Sister Cities presents three opportunities to learn about the Mesoamerican civilization, including a lecture and dinner catered by Mamacita’s Baja Kitchen on Aug. 23, and the U.S. premiere of “Palenque Rojo,” a dramatic production of dance, ritual and costume, on Sept. 8 and 9. Advance tickets are available.
An in-depth talk with Asheville-born filmmaker Melika Bass about her creation for Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. Photo courtesy of Mislav ÄŒavajda.
The newest project of Ben Gibbs (Hector’s Nectar), Goddess (the band and the album) explores a breakup through disco, lounge, new wave noir and sonic experimentation.
Tickets are on sale today for Asheville Unchained (with Neil Gaiman). The literature and music event comes to the Diana Wortham Theatre on Sept. 16.
In case you were in the market for a gold lame jumpsuit, or something ’50s-era, or a hat or three, here’s your chance: Asheville Community Theatre throws open its closets for another costume sale. It’s this Saturday, and it’s for only three hours, so don’t be late! From the theatre’s blog: “Oh yes, oh yes, […]
Greenville pop group Eleventyseven releases its take on country, bluegrass and Americana with EP “Attack of the Mountain Medley.” The album drops online today.
Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers plays Jack of the Wood this Friday. He talked to Xpress about his new EP, “Blue Light,” signing with Fat Possum, and the Mississippi-North Carolina connection. Photo by Robyn Friday.
Local filmmaker Melika Bass was recently commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create a video for the group’s new album, “Valtari.” Bass’ film for the song “Varðeldur” was released online yesterday.