Upcoming readings, book launches, book signings and two writing contests contest.
The new local experimental folk quartet (Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar and Kent Spillmann on drums) is just getting started booking local shows, but they’ve already released a debut EP.
Desert Noises performs at Jack of the Wood on Sunday, March 24. Hollis Brown and Drunken Prayer also perform. 10 p.m., $5. In advance, Henderson talked to Xpress about becoming full-time musicians, writing on the road, and what’s so great about Toledo. Photo courtesy of the band.
The local showcase and awards ceremony (to be held on April 24) is accepting locally-made music videos through Tuesday, April 2.
The Widespread panic tribute band plays Asheville on Saturday, March 16. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to Ford’s just-released album, Untamed Beast, to realize she is (at least in song) exactly the kind of girl known to mothers of Teen Vogue readers […]
L.A.-based Local Natives got their start in Orange County, Calif, where Taylor Rice (vocals/guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals/keys/percussion) and Ryan Hahn (vocals/guitar) went to high school together. These days, they live in the Silver Lake neighborhood, known for its wide range of ethnicities and social classes. And hipsters. All of which probably influenced Local Natives’ eclectic/artistic/rhythmic/sweet-yet-cool […]
Hawaiian reggae outfit Natural Vibrations plays Pisgah Brewing on Wednesday, March 13. 9 p.m., $7 in advance/$10 day of show. Aloha, mon.
The local band, led by George Terry, holds an album release party for “Open Season” on Friday, March 15 at The Emerald Lounge. Aaron Woody Wood and The David Earl Band share the bill. 9 p.m., $5.
Ukiah Morrison on life after his stint as one of Asheville’s most infamous residents. The former mostly-nude City Council candidate talks about cannabis activism, raising wolf-dogs, his military career and his hopes for the future.
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
It’s a night of funk, soul and tropical dance at One Stop on Thursday, March 7. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
It's not easy to please everyone, but when it comes to music, the Sunday Jazz Showcase at Isis is making a valiant attempt. “We do stuff that's fairly accessible and it's also stuff that jazz lovers can sink their teeth into,” says bandleader (and music professor) William Bares. “We had a Sonny Rollins night, we […]
The way the Friday, Feb. 22 Tame Impala show (at The Orange Peel) opened (at least from my vantage point) was with a halo of green-gold light exploding just behind the head of guitarist Dominic Simper, while frontman Kevin Parker, all hair and sinew, writhed gently through the intro. As if the band knew they […]
Truth & Salvage Co. is recording their next album at Echo Mountain.
The L.A.-based band’s sophomore album “Hummingbird,” debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200; they recently performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and have been selling out shows across the country. Including their Tuesday, March 19 stop at The Orange Peel. In advance of that show, vocalist/guitarist Taylor Rice took a moment to talk to Xpress about the band’s visual artwork, the intimidation factor of the second album, and where they’re looking forward to playing overseas. Photo courtesy of Local Natives.
The L.A.-based quintet will play Isis on Wednesday, March 6. 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Paper Bird and Shakey Graves also perform. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Monday, at noon, via Facebook.
Avant-soul outfit The Mumbles return to Asheville on Tuesday, March 5. They’ll play One Stop in support of their new live album, “Last Night Wore the Crown.”
The Detroit-based band leader talks about fashion, lucid dreaming and Nick Cave in advance of her band’s March 6 performance at Emerald Lounge.
Flannel-wearers and wine drinkers alike can find durable, stylish menswear at Old North. Photo by Max Cooper It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing […]
It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing the landscape of local style. Rugged but refined Secondhand store Goodwill has been the winner, year after […]