Updated for Saturday, Jan. 30: Due to snow forecasted locally (as well as storms in other parts of the country) a number of shows and events may be cancelled this weekend. Xpress will keep you up to date with the latest on closings as well as who’s still performing, serving, rocking and staying open.
Following December’s big snow, Asheville has learned some lessons and may be more prepared for what this weekend might bring. Read on for schedule changes and tips for the storm.
It’s that time again. Budget-friendly bands, benefits, openings, art, CD releases, soul food and a film screening… better make it a three day weekend.
"I remember my dad buying a beard trimmer in 1990 and it came with a VHS tape on how to use it," says Found Footage Festival's co-creator Nick Prueher. There was a time when "everything came with a VHS tape. The format was so cheap to produce that you got all these weird, esoteric things […]
Reviews of the latest CDs from Treadmill Trackstar and Andrew Larson.
National retailer plans a locally themed party for opening on Thursday, Jan. 28
Where, outside of the symphony and local radio station WCQS, music fans can listen to classical music.
It’s still January, but what with the warmer temps and glut of shows it feels like the year is really taking off. (As illustrated here by Moonlight Bride. Read on to see where they’re playing.) So much so that this edition of Shoestring gets a Thursday start and runs all weekend, with art openings, theatrical readings, a brewery anniversary and loads of budget-friendly music.
Jill Andrews, formerly the female voice of melancholy folk-country outfit The Everybodyfields, recently opened for Willie Nelson at Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre. "I did that for the experience, but mostly just so I could see Willie Nelson," she admits. One is not the loneliest number: Jill Andrews comes into her own. Of the venue itself Andrews […]
Photos by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Photo by Jonathan Welch
If you plan to celebrate Friday by going out tonight, here are three shows worth considering.
Reatard recently played an Orange Peel show. This morning he was found dead in his home in Memphis.
A review in pictures of the local rock band’s recent show.
Here’s your weekly roundup of what budget-friendly events (mostly music this time) are happening around the area. Know of other shows with a $5 or less cover charge? Add them in the comments section.
"You look back at what a buzz it was to plug in an electric guitar, make a lot of noise and have your friends jump along side of you," says Mexican-American musician Alejandro Escovedo. "You realize what an interesting life it's been." Escovedo's life certainly has been interesting: When San Francisco punk band The Nuns […]