Mark your calendar: Friday, Dec. 7 is one of those days in Asheville where everything is happening. Art openings, music and a singalong are all on the agenda.
Soul artist Lee Fields (RIYL Sharon Jones, The Legendary JC’s, Fitz & the Tantrums) plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6. Sidney Barnes, backed by The Secret B-Sides, opens. 9 p.m., $12 in advance or $15 day of show.
Carolyn J. Brown signs copies of her new Eudora Welty biography, Pisgah Press and Grateful Steps team up for an author event, Shiffer Books releases “Appalachia Mountain Folklore,” and Pack Library holds books sales on Fridays in December.
Starbuck, one of the characters in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” is the first mate on board the Pequod. Accoridng to a character analysis on shmoop.com, “Unfortunately, despite his caution and his morality, Starbuck finds himself strangely unable to resist Captain Ahab’s mad quest for vengeance.” And, “Like Hamlet, Starbuck will face a moment when he’s […]
The local electronic/experimental band headlines Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 30.
Greenlife Grocery (70 Merrimon Ave.) announces a holiday-themed party set for Saturday, Dec. 1. The Winter Wonderland fashion show features the store’s staff in “natural clothing for a warm and wholesome winter.” Brands include Andes Gifts, Blue Hill, Coco Loco, Rising Tide and Threads for Thought. Stop by for hors d’oeuvres and wine at 4:45 […]
Local tattoo artist and musician J. Horton (aka Ho-Tron Beatz) is celebrating his birthday (well, the one-year anniversary of his Unification Tattoo Parlor) in style. Asian Teacher Factory, Top-R, Samuel Paradise and others perform at One Stop on Saturday, Dec. 1. Image from Photography by Margaret.
Alligator Indian’s new video for “Dark Fruit” just debuted on Portal. Click through to watch it now.
In case you haven’t caught this yet, ExploreAsheville.com released this scenic video of WNC, set to “Miles of Skyline” by Uncle Mountain.
WNC-based singer-songwriter Angela Faye Martin releases her new album today. The gorgeously haunted 11-song collection features tributes to late musicians Mark Linkous and Vic Chesnutt, and contributions from Linkous’ brother Matt.
The Memorial AIDS Quilt is on display in Asheville all week, leading up to World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo by Leigh Mitchell.
David Wax Museum returns to Asheville to perform at Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, Nov. 27. 9 p.m., $7. Asheville’s Ryan Barrington Cox opens. Photo by Rich Orris.
Psychedelic-soul artist Matthew E. White talks to Xpress about his buddies at Harvest Records, his surprise at the reaction to his debut, “Big Inner,” how he tries to serve the craft of music, and what he hopes happens on Dec. 21. White plays The Grey Eagle with The Mountain Goats on Friday, Nov. 30. Photo from One Way Richmond.
Keep your holiday shopping dollars in the community with these deals at area independent businesses. Photo from Blog Asheville.
Asheville’s Decent Lovers release a new video from their most recent Grey Eagle performance. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
Two local singer-songwriters teamed up for a gorgeously-realized collection of cover songs, “Bring It On Home.” The album releases today.
The Asheville Chocolate & Arts Festival pairs music, dance, fashion, film and visual art with a wide array of chocolate treats. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the US Cellular Center.
Donavon Frankenreiter talks to Xpress about being on the road, translating a two-person record to a full-band live show and discovering new opening acts. Click through for the video interview and two exclusive acoustic performances.