The Nashville-based gospel-soul outfit opened for The Wallflowers as part of an excellent show that also included an appearance from Gary Jules. Photos by Rich Orris.
The prom, that pinnacle of the high school experience, can be more anxiety-making than memory-making. No date, the wrong date, a date who leaves with someone other than who he or she came with, wearing the same dress as another girl, wearing the absolute wrong dress, not being named prom queen. Just watch the ‘80s-era […]
I believe that we, the listeners, best love those artists who tell us something about ourselves. About our humanness and our flaws, but also about our potential: the worth of our dreams. But rare is the musician who holds up that mirror while also letting us into his own world. Josh Ritter is the man […]
The Illinois-based contra dance, folk and swing band plays for three dances (with caller Diane Silver) at Lake Eden Arts Festival next weekend. Photo from the Mean Lids’ Facebook page.
The Howlin’ Brothers play The Grey Eagle on Saturday, May 11. In advance fiddler/vocalist/banjo player Ian Craft talked to Xpress about the band’s “nice gumbo of styles and tastes.” And writing a song with Warren Haynes. Photo by Loyda Cruz.
2013 Downtown After 5 Schedule All concerts take place on the third Friday of the month, on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass). 5-9 p.m., free. Charitable organizations that benefit from the proceeds of wristband sales are listed for each month, below. May 17: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (new Orleans funk) with […]
Mountain Oasis announces its first round of bands, including Nine Inch Nails and Neutral Milk Hotel. Weekend passes go on sale this Thursday, May 2. Silver Apples photo by Sasha Stamatovski.
Swedish folk singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka the Tallest Man On Earth) performs “There’s No Leaving Now” at Moog Music.
Local indie-rock band Total War talks about making the video which won both best song and the audience choice award at this year’s Music Video Asheville. Video still by Brave Sir Media.
Abigail Washburn is a claw hammer banjo player, singer/songwriter, world traveler and, most recently, theatrical writer. She’s a former member of The Sparrow Quartet and a LEAF favorite.
The D.C.-based rock band plays as part of a four-act lineup at Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, May 1.
Athens, Ga.-based sextet opens for Band of Horses at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday, May 1. In advance, multi-instrumentalist Carter King talks to Xpress about why Athens produces great bands, the connection between art and self-determination and what the folkloric character Baba Yaga means to Futurebirds. Photo by Jason Thrasher.
This year’s Music Video Asheville awards event took place this past Wednesday, showcasing more than 30 local videos in front of a capacity crowd. Photos by Halima Flynt.
All Go West, West Asheville’s daylong music festival, returns for its third year. But the home-grown fete, which skipped 2012, comes back with a few updates. First, it moves into West Asheville’s walking district, according to director Arieh Samson. Centered around Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, an outdoor stage will host performances until 10 p.m., […]
The West Asheville festival returns this Saturday (April 27) with bands, a skateboarding showcase and Savor the Westside, a VIP food and drink tasting. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to Savor the Westside. Click through for details. Photo of The Critters by Max Cooper.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Paper Tiger, Jaime Lauren Webb, Total war and Free Radio.
The New York-by-way-of-Asheville band plays the White Horse this week. Here, a bit about their show, and front man Walter Parks’ memories of the recently departed Richie Havens.
Josh Rouse explores the art of contentment with “Happiness Waltz.” He plays The Grey Eagle tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23). Photo by Allen Clark.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Agent 23 Skidoo, Hunter Bennett and Alpha Lee.
WNC-based roots/folk/jazz/gospel singer and composer Lizz Wright has released four solo albums and contributed to many more projects with the likes of Jakob Dylan and Meshell Ndegecello. She plays Lake Eden Arts Festival with Free Planet radio — click through for dates and tickets info.
The avant-drone duo performs at Apothecary on Friday, April 26; vocalist Hanna Olivegren flies over from Sweden to play the show.