The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns to The Orange Peel on Sunday, Sept. 30. Photo by Alissa Anderson.
Last Friday’s electro-pop and new wave revival show at The Orange Peel had its highs and lows. Photos by Rich Orris.
You know how there are those weeks in Asheville where everything seems to happen at once? And even if you cloned yourself, you still couldn’t possibly make it to all the awesome events? This is one of those weeks. Check out out Thursday-Saturday roundup. Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion photo by Neal Casal.
The Fritz holds a single release party this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Thursday, via Facebook.
The shoegazey-singer-songwriter (of Mojave 3) returns to Asheville for an intimate concert event this Saturday.
The indie-rock trio plays The Lab, with Baby Rattlesnakes, on Thursday, Sept. 27. Here, they talk to Xpress about a new project, the importance of romance in music and the secret pipeline funneling indie rockers from Nashville to Asheville. Photo by Luca Venter
Not many show openers (especially solo singer-songwriters) get standing ovations and come back on stage for encores. Ramseur recording artist Samantha Crain did earlier this week. Here’s why.
Austin’s Ghost Wolves swing back through Asheville with a searing new single (and a collaboration with BP Fallon; the trio is pictured here). Check out a preview here; the show is Thursday, Sept. 27 at The Get Down.
The guitarist and singer-songwriter performs with his own band, The High Score, at Emerald Lounge tomorrow (Saturday). Sons of Bill headlines. Photo by Annie Clark-Rankin.
The new 15-track album by local indie-pop project Night’s Bright Colors is out today!
The local indie-pop trio announces that they’ll be taking a break for the foreseeable future. They’ll play one last show at The Bywater on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Experimental funk-rock (Brooklyn’s Dopapod; pictured) meets local electronic music (Sonmi) this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show tomorrow. Click through for details.
The Asheville Poetry Review holds its annual William Matthews Poetry Prize, a poetry contest with prizes including cash and publication in the journal. This year’s final judge is Patricia Smith (www.wordwoman.ws). Submissions are accepted until January 15, 2012: Send 1-3 poems any style, any theme, any length, with a $20 entry fee (payable to Asheville […]
In a press release, Merge Records announced that Asheville-based garage rock outfit Reigning Sound (fronted by Greg Cartwright) has signed to the Durham, N.C. label. William Tyler, aka Lambchop, was also added. Merge writes, “We look forward to releasing albums by both artists in 2013.” The label plans to celebrate the new additions with a […]
In a recent newsletter, local theatre N.C. Stage Company writes, “We are honored to be one of 10 theatres in the entire country to receive a National Theatre Company grant from American Theatre Wing, the founder of the Tony Awards. This prestigious grant is awarded to non-profit regional theatres. American Theatre WIng is flying our […]
This Virginia-based singer-songwriter couple has shared stages, locally, with Red June. Learn about The Honey Dewdrops’ new release, “Silver Lining.” Photo by Jack Looney.
Author Neil Gaiman is still scheduled to appear as part of the literary and music event, held at Diana Wortham Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, he’s not available for interviews after all, so Xpress won’t have a Q&A to post.
Having just released a new single (free download!), Nashville’s Auto Defiance performs with local bands Mystery Cult and Polly Panic, and Some Army from Triangle, N.C.
“Anything Goes — Everything Shows” is the tagline for the exhibition, which runs from Saturday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 27.