"To play music in Asheville, you have to be into different types of music," says Brien Worsham of RBTS WIN, a band that mixes electronica with traditional instruments. It's a hybrid, and a burgeoning genre in the local music scene. The future is now: Oxford, Miss.-based Zoogma plays Asheville's Emerald Lounge. Photo by Jonathan Welch. […]
S.P.U.D. Patrol returns to Pritchard Park this weekend, giving away baked potatoes to the hungry.
Our Voice drums up support for a worthy cause with a hilarious video. Dudes in heels strut to Frankie Valli’s “Walk Like A Man.”
In his new novel, local author Wayne Caldwell returns to Cataloochee as the area’s residents are forced out by the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Three critically-acclaimed LA producers/electronic musicians play Asheville this Friday. (Read on for ticket giveaway info!)
It’s that time again: Time to make weekend plans, get out and see live music, take in some art, check out a lecture. Lots of budget-friendly choices.
"I'm at the epicenter, so I think I know a thing or two about it," singer/songwriter Austin Lucas says of the current cowpunk resurgence. Sure, punk bands have been drawing inspiration from and even turning to country sounds for decades. Rank & File led the charge in the '70s, Mojo Nixon always mixed his post-punk […]
This is what I keep hearing about Kovacs & the Polar Bear: "I liked them more than I thought I would." And, indeed, following their middle-of-three-bands set at a Rocket Club showcase, most of the audience cleared out: Unfortunate for the band that had to follow Kovacs' excellent performance. Front man Nicholas Kovacs bears a […]
Ahleuchatistas’ Shane Perlowin releases his solo debut, The Vacancy in Every Verse. With video from a recent show.
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A music-filled (hopefully not snow-filled) weekend is on the horizon with an eclectic range of offerings. A DJ-infused art opening, a free show at the UNCA Grotto, piano players, Gypsy jazz, AC/DC covers, one man bands and a group of teen rockers who have already held their own with Johnny Winter. And it’s all $5 or less.
This year, the Xpress wedding guide was born from photos sent in by the community of local wedding-service providers. We appreciate their help and the lovely images we received, and regret we weren't able to use all of them. As you flip through the pages of our album, know that the photos are authentic to […]
Photo courtesy Wedding Inspirations "One of the many blessings that come from an original tailored garment is the opportunity to incorporate personal, poetic and sentimental touches," explains local designer R. Brooke Priddy of Ship to Shore. "Often my clients bring items from loved ones of generations past." It's a concept that goes far beyond the […]
Photos courtesy Artisan Catering Top 10 reasons to buy local food include: Better tasting food, sustaining rural heritage and protecting the natural beauty of the mountains, says the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. For your wedding, tapping into the bounty of local farms has never been easier. "When you buy local food, you help keep local […]
Photos of delicious cakes below It seems like every wedding movie has the requisite scene where the bride- and groom-to-be perch on fussy little chairs and sample an array of pastel-hued slivers of cake. Words like "butter cream" and "fondant" are tossed around and eventually lead to something massive and white and tiered like a […]
There's something about honky-tonk in the throes of a cold snap when all anyone wants to do is forget about the outside world and warm up with the help of a hot toddy and some even hotter dance moves. Enter Cary Fridley and Down South, a self-described Appalachian roots country outfit led by bassist/singer/Freight Hoppers […]
Photo courtesy The Gardener’s Cottage Often venues and accommodations go hand-in-hand. If your Asheville Wedding is a destination wedding, that's likely to be the case. There are plenty of great locales for such an event, from the all-inclusive services of The Inn on Biltmore and The Grove Park Inn to more intimate settings like The […]
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Pick your favorite eatery from the list of more than 20 that are participating. Then grab a table and nosh as usual: 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the Red Cross in support of ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.
To spend a couple hours with Bloodroot by Amy Greene, is to descend into a world both wildly beautiful and brutally violent.