Earlier this week, The City of Asheville posted the complete Bele Chere 2010 music lineup on its Web site. Of course a number of these bands have been leaking their Bele Chere performances over the last couple months. That’s given us all plenty of time to think about what group’s we’re most excited about seeing (including Ohio’s The Speedbumps, pictured here).
Usually novelty albums quickly lose their appeal — this is not the case with the Archrivals’ self-titled debut effort.
This weekend’s top 10 includes Asheville’s Broomstars (pictured) playing at MoDaddy’s with Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr. and his band Amandla. That’s Saturday, but Thursday and Friday bring more music, art and author events (including a muralist just published by Punk Planet).
"The butter is French … Not pasteurized," says Rose, the main character in Aimee Bender's new novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. "The parsley is from San Diego. The parsley farmer is a jerk." Lightness and rare beauty: Novelist Aimee Bender says the joy of finding movement in subject matter "eclipses all disappointments." At […]
L.A.-based metal band Dead Meadow makes an Asheville appearance in support of Three Kings DVD and soundtrack set, along with remixes releases.
Models have been casted, the venue secured, designers and boutiques lined up and DJs at the ready. Yes, Push Asheville Fashion — coming to the Orange Peel on July 16 — has big plans for 2010.
The River Arts District Studio Stroll takes place this weekend; continuing Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Take a virtual tour with Xpress.
Yes, Monkey Robot Soldier sounds like a cousin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but Sirius.B tempers the fantasy of this EP with fierce and solid instrumentation.
Austin-by-way-of-Asheville indie-rockers The Baker Family Band talk about their new music, their last album and their upcoming Grey Eagle show.
Lyric Jones (left, on guitar) with her band. Read about them here. Photo by Jonathan Welch.
Xpress has two more sets of tickets to Bonnaroo. Want ‘em? Here’s how.
This week, Weekend on a Shoestring tries something new: a Top 10 of budget-friendly activities. Same idea — art, music, book and festival happenings around WNC with an entry fee of $5 or less … whittled down to 10 not-to-be-missed events.
Unless their last name is Jonas or Cyrus, few aspiring musicians get to blow off tenth grade for recording sessions, but Darien Crossley's debut album, Theorem, shows a maturity beyond her years. Apparently Asheville-based Alive and Well Records saw that, too, because the indie label signed Crossley as its second act (they also represent Dup […]
Composer Brian Turner creates catchy, pop-savvy piano pieces based in classical and jazz genres. Pianist Richard Shulman's work, also based in jazz, often tends toward the meditative and even New Age realm. Still, says Turner, the two would "probably be stuck in the same bin in the CD store." That's due, in part, to the […]