Local tattoo artist and musician J. Horton (aka Ho-Tron Beatz) is celebrating his birthday (well, the one-year anniversary of his Unification Tattoo Parlor) in style. Asian Teacher Factory, Top-R, Samuel Paradise and others perform at One Stop on Saturday, Dec. 1. Image from Photography by Margaret.
Alligator Indian’s new video for “Dark Fruit” just debuted on Portal. Click through to watch it now.
In case you haven’t caught this yet, ExploreAsheville.com released this scenic video of WNC, set to “Miles of Skyline” by Uncle Mountain.
WNC-based singer-songwriter Angela Faye Martin releases her new album today. The gorgeously haunted 11-song collection features tributes to late musicians Mark Linkous and Vic Chesnutt, and contributions from Linkous’ brother Matt.
The Memorial AIDS Quilt is on display in Asheville all week, leading up to World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo by Leigh Mitchell.
David Wax Museum returns to Asheville to perform at Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, Nov. 27. 9 p.m., $7. Asheville’s Ryan Barrington Cox opens. Photo by Rich Orris.
Psychedelic-soul artist Matthew E. White talks to Xpress about his buddies at Harvest Records, his surprise at the reaction to his debut, “Big Inner,” how he tries to serve the craft of music, and what he hopes happens on Dec. 21. White plays The Grey Eagle with The Mountain Goats on Friday, Nov. 30. Photo from One Way Richmond.
Keep your holiday shopping dollars in the community with these deals at area independent businesses. Photo from Blog Asheville.
Asheville’s Decent Lovers release a new video from their most recent Grey Eagle performance. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
Two local singer-songwriters teamed up for a gorgeously-realized collection of cover songs, “Bring It On Home.” The album releases today.
The Asheville Chocolate & Arts Festival pairs music, dance, fashion, film and visual art with a wide array of chocolate treats. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the US Cellular Center.
Donavon Frankenreiter talks to Xpress about being on the road, translating a two-person record to a full-band live show and discovering new opening acts. Click through for the video interview and two exclusive acoustic performances.
Experimental duo David Daniell and Douglas McCombs play Broadways on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Added awesome factor: Guitarist/composer Daniell recently relocated to Marshall, N.C.
Local artist Linda McCane unveils her new series of paintings, “This Year and Several Thousand Before.” According to a press release, McCrane’s new work is based on her “recent travels in Turkey and Greece, this series of thoughtful compositions – both abstracted and impressionistic –explore the artist’s transformation through both travel and the artistic process.” […]
In advance of The Hermit Kings’ Friday night album release show (Grey Eagle, 9 p.m., $5, Alarm Clock Conspiracy and Deep Chatham open) we give a listen to the band’s new collection of songs. The record whispers and screams, tiptoes and stomps, waltzes and slam dances. That’s a good thing.
Local author Jacob Tomsky (now based in Brooklyn) just published his likely-to-be-a-best-seller, “Heads in Beds,” a “reckless memoir” of the hotel industry. The book goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 20; Tomsky appears at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Nov. 29.
In advance of his Saturday, Nov. 17, performance at The Altamont Theatre (8 p.m., $15), A.J. spoke to Xpress about his 2013 album-in-the-works, the art of collaboration, the importance of place in the recording process and what to expect from his live show. Photo by Rich Cook.