"At one point I couldn't imagine myself as a 50-year-old rapper, but now I think, why not?" says local hip-hop artist Agent 23. "Tom Waits is killing it and Tom Waits is essentially a storyteller with an old, grizzled personality." Of course, Waits isn't a rapper. But 23 points out that hip-hop and its possibilities […]
Get a preview of Flowers & Chocolate (coming out in April) this Friday at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
Looking for someplace to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish? Here’s our St. Patrick’s Day roundup.
Young models, styled by Daniella Miller of Royal Peasantry, are dressed for a prom photo shoot.
The local hip-hop artist talks about his forthcoming album, Monkeywrench on this podcast. He also talks about some of its inspirations, his personal evolution as a hip-hop artist, the stories behind meeting his collaborators and why being positive isn’t always about being happy.
The author of Under the Tuscan Sun and, most recently, Every Day in Tuscany celebrates the release of the latter in paperback with an author event (Wednesday, March 16) and Tuscan reception, catered by Laurey’s.
Check out Clubland, Weekend on a Shoestring and Smart Bets, but don’t miss these options, either. Bands and book signings (including an event with African Shaman and author Malidoma Some, seen here).
Vadim Bora created art even in his sleep. According to his wife, local writer Constance Richards, Bora slept with a sticky note and light-up pen beside his bed and would wake in the night to sketch an idea. When he went on vacation, he was constantly sketching. Says his son, artist Georgi Bora, the local […]
In advance of the release of his album, Character Farm & Other Short Stories, local steel-pan player Jonathan Scales shows off a thoughtful and inspiring new video.
This weekend, Asheville Streetstyle takes a look back through the past year. In photos, of course. And with musical accompaniment courtesy of local band Wages. Click through for the slideshow.
Jacket with zipper detail at pocket, v-neck sweater and necktie, on Lexington Ave.
Local indie-label Mended Heart Records recently released Band Together Compilation 2011 featuring 14 bands, and benefiting a charity.
Seen on Haywood Street.
Two different takes on a jacket-messenger bag-tights-and-boots theme, on Haywood Street.
Ideas for novels come from unusual sources: "One thing that has interested me was, how do you forgive someone for doing something really awful," asks Elizabeth Stuckey-French. "Is it possible?" She started musing over such karmic implications after discovering the book The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War at the public […]
Most people start a band by posting a "drummer wanted" ad on Craigslist, or by organizing a jam session with their musician friends. Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, the husband-and-wife-duo known as Tennis, went sailing. On Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, Moore entered a post on the couple's blog, WhiteSatinGloves.blogspot.com explaining "our decision to sell all […]
Local musician and man of style Andrew J. Fletcher, seen on Lexington Ave.
Seen on College Street.
Psychedelic indie rock band Doc Aquatic recently opened for The Baker Family Band at the Grey Eagle, performing a varied and innovative set.
A retro zip-up golf jacket and black jeans on Walnut Street.
Dark, wintery colors with leggings and sandals on Haywood Street.