The performance video, hosted by Shuffle Magazine, was released this week.
Okay, so they were joking when they said they were Scandinavian. But, even though they’re really based in England, this roots music band has an Asheville connection after all.
The legendary bluegrass musician, known for the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme music and social activism, was raised in N.C.‘s Cleveland County. He died yesterday, at age 88. Photo of Scruggs and his sons from the Flat and Scruggs website.
The Festival of Gnarnia, held in Beech Mountain, N.C., Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11, has a heady lineup. There’s world music, jam and funk, rock, hip-hop, electronic and roots. The festival also promises workshops, performance arts, sports (well, bicycle jousting and mud wrestling) as well as healthy eating. And there’s this: “Ski lifts are available for guests […]
The image on the cover of “A Different Road: From Bum to Mystic,” is compelling: A closeup of a man whose face is half-bearded, half clean-shaven. But the author bio is even more intriguing: “Born in Germany – given up by my first set of parents before I was one. Thrown between foster homes, adopted […]
Last week’s benefit raised over $400. An Indiegogo fund hopes to do more for the local musician who recently lost $5,000 worth of equipment.
"I consider myself a collector," says Larry Keigwin, artist director of New York-based contemporary dance group Keigwin + Company, who perform at Diana Wortham Theatre March 30 and 31. "I collect a lot of ideas and movement vocabulary, and then I edit." Keigwin also collects photos of clothing, store windows, vintage apparel and anything else […]
Back from South By Southwest (my first time attending the festival and visiting Austin), my head is still spinning from the sheer number of musical acts I encountered. According to SXSW's FAQ page, at any given time there are more than 80 bands performing — and that's just the official acts. Add on all the […]
The upstairs of the French Broad Food Co-op becomes a boutique-for-a-day; upcycled and vintage clothing deals run $6-$60.
In case your March 31 plans are not already split over the Kovacs & the Polar Bear show (at the Grey Eagle) and The Critters CD release party (at the Getdown) or the Booty Band (at the Orange Peel) or any number of other possibilities (it’s an exciting night), here’s a roots-rock band from Charlottesville, Va. worth checking out. Sons of Bill plays the Emerald Lounge at 10 p.m.
Two electronic bands, one night (Thursday, March 29), and a ticket giveaway to boot.
Zip line canopy tour, Navitat, located 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, opens for the spring season on Saturday, March 31. “Thrill seekers won’t be disappointed as they navigate the canopy on a series of artfully-designed sky bridges, rappels, tree-based platforms and 10 exhilarating zip lines – including one that soars more than 200 feet above […]
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial’s “Telling Our Tales,” a short story competition for kids in grades 4-12, offers cash prizes to young writers. The deadline is April 27.
Three cocktail dresses at Asheville Art Museum’s Primed opening.
As part of a great, high-energy evening of music, the Raleigh-based band broke out a couple of new songs. Click through for a video.
The Nashville-based folk duo (with former members of Black Mountain’s Walk-In Residents) play a show at BoBo Gallery on Sunday evening.
Here’s a new way to kick off the Shindig On The Green summer concert series: Not with dueling banjos or fiddle licks, but with a road race. All proceeds from the Saturday, June 30 5K race and fun walk/run benefits Shindig On the Green. Race time is 9 a.m. at Carrier Park. Registration is $10 […]
Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues headlines, Blonde Blues opens at Asheville Music Hall this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Photo by Brian S. Kelley.
Nina (in an LBD, wide-brim hat and Jeffrey Campbell platform boots), at the launch for the Asheville Art Museum’s Primed exhibit.
Two Merge Records artists play Emerald Lounge on Thursday, March 22. You can read about The Love Language in this week’s Xpress. Learn more about supporting act Hospitality here.
L.A. based California-country rockers Truth & Salvage Co. got their start in Asheville a decade or so ago as Scrappy Hamilton. In recent years they’ve attracted the attention of The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, recorded their debut, toured with Crowes, made a video for Gap, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and more. But you can read […]