In this, the second installment in a two-part story on the much-loved local used bookstore, we learn about rare and crazy book finds, music events and the story behind the “Drink. Smoke. Read.” slogan.
Follow Xpress as we follow Moogfest, on the ground and in advance. We’ve got an exclusive Q&A, videos, songs and day party insider info.
Mississippi-born pop artist Dent May plays Emerald Lounge on Monday, Oct. 22. Alligator Indian and Sin Kitty share the bill.
The Knoxville-based Talking Heads tribute band returns to the Asheville Music Hall this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
Join Charleston Fashion Week founder Ayoka Lucas during a red carpet “Night of Style,” to be held at MG Road on Saturday, Nov. 3. The full press release follows: Ayoka Lucas, stylist, editor, writer and founder of Charleston Fashion Week, is traveling to Asheville, Saturday, Nov. 3, to be honored at a special red carpet […]
Learn a Whiskey Shivers lyric or two and win tickets to see the Austin, Texas-based “freewheelin’, trashgrassin’, folk tornado” at Jack of the Wood this Saturday, Oct. 20.
Pearl and the Beard returns to Asheville this Friday, for a performance at The Grey Eagle. Here, they talk about knitting projects, fan gifts, the “lather, rinse, repeat” life of tour, and why they heart Perez Hilton.
“An awesome week of comedy in Asheville, starting tonight at LAB with comedian Rory Scovel who is on his ‘Embrace the Fall Tour,’” writes Tom Scheve of Disclaimer Comedy. “Scovel’s last show at LAB was packed wall to wall, and bananas with a capital B-anana. He is an amazing stand-up comedian who is a master […]
The Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist beings his one-man band (complete with multiple didgeridoos) back to Asheville (Saturday, Oct. 20) in support of new album, “Spirit Bird.”
It’s the second Asheville stop this year for the Austin, Tex.-based roots rocker. Fellow Austin duo The Ghost Wolves open the Tuesday, Oct. 16 show.
The L.A.-based funk/soul/Afro-beat collective headlines a local show on Monday, Oct. 15.
As downtown Asheville’s beloved used book store reaches its 25th year in business, we look both backward and forward through its illustrious history. This is the first installment in a two-part series.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, Oct. 13 with this local festival. Vendors, dancers, foods from Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico, and a sizzling musical lineup. Spanglish Fly (pictured) from Brooklyn headlines.
Local world music collective Shantavaani (Jay Brown, Aditi Sethi-Brown, Sarah Carlisle, Matthew Cox and Sarah Moor) started playing together in 2009. Of their sound, their band bio states, “Together they somehow naturally pull together from their eclectic backgrounds of jazz, classical, Americana, blues, folk, reggae, Ghania, East Indian raga, bhajans, & Shabads to create an […]
The annual walking tour is a benefit for the Asheville Art Museum. Photo from a 2009 loft tour.
Evolved from Sunday afternoon jam sessions, musical collective Primrose draws from an eclectic repertoire: folk, old time, country and pop. The group’s core members are Carol Kinsey on guitar and vocals; and Lorna Schultis on hammered dulcimer, psaltery, harp and vocals. Cathy Arrowood, a veteran of Shindig on the Green, will join Primrose on upright […]
The December 15 event lists headliners Blind Boys of Alabama, Sheryl Crow and String Cheese Incident among others.
The new day-long music/activities/vendors event, held the Asheville Outdoor Center, launches this Saturday, Oct. 13. Xpress will give away a family pack of passes. Pictured: headliners The Secret B-Sides.
The Asheville Juggling Festival kicked off yesterday and runs all weekend long. Today’s schedule includes free workshops, a family-friendly show and a late-night ‘80s dance and juggle party.