In a new web feature, we invite touring bands to answer a quick, five question interview. Get to know a little bit more about N.C.-based folk-pop quartet Bombadil, back on tour after nearly three years. They play Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16 with Last Bison. Photo by Harry Taylor.
Local indie-pop artist Darwin Deez releases his new album, “Songs for Imaginative People,” today.
Joshe Clarke performing a jump. Photo by David Robbins Hoss Haley with his drawing machine. Photo by Max Cooper Tattoo artist and musician J. Horton. Photo by Max Cooper Some of the greatest love stories are not about star-crossed lovers, but about pursuits of passion. And not romantic passion, but the sort of passion that […]
Chelsea LaBate All events are on Thursday, Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted. For a complete listing, visit Clubland and Calendar. The annual Anti-Valentines Day Pillowfight returns. In case the name doesn’t say it all, there’s a video of the event at http://vimeo.com/20203667. It’s based on one of the same name held in San Francisco, “just […]
The indie-folk group from Virginia, led by musician/songwriter Ben Hardesty, plays Asheville’s Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16. The show is advance of the band’s full-length album release, but they’ll be playing new songs and an array of unique instruments (harpaphone, melodica, Bolivian goat toenails) along with their trademark rootsy-mystical catalog.
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
The local vocalist performs a two-night concert at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. Free Planet Radio shares the stage.
The local pop-punk band signs with indie-label Little Heart Records and gears up for the release of its EP, “Late Nights and Long Drives.” The album drops on Feb. 19 with a party at the Boiler Room on Friday, Feb. 15.
The festival, held May 9-12, features headliners Mavis Staples (pictured), Ozomatli, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits and Abigail Washburn.
Local photographer Mike Belleme’s street skaters images are included on the CNN Photos blog. Image by Belleme, from his website.
It’s a powerhouse local quadruple bill of electronic, New Orleans brass, fusion and swing on Saturday, Feb. 9. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Get into the spirit of hearts and flowers (or whatever manifestations of love spring to mind) with two special events (poet Daniel Ladinsky at Malaprop’s and Asheville Symphony at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) slated for this weekend.
Last year, Somo Publishing (a local creator of digital resources for college courses), released their video, “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” in honor of Women’s History Month. Xpress wrote about the video here: http://www.mountainx.com/article/41209/Bad-Romance-Womens-Suffrage. Somo just announced that it received the Emmy for Informational or Instructional Program at the 27th Annual MidSouth Emmy Awards. Here is […]
In a press release, The Bob Moog Foundation announced an auction of a limited edition red Moog Little Phatty Stage II® synthesizer, signed by over 50 artists who took part in Jam Cruise 2013. The auction runs for one week on ebay, and benefits the Foundation’s educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool. Visit the auction, through […]
Looking for an extra-special Valentine this year? According to a press release, “The Montford Park Players are offering personalized delivery of spoken word sonnets and roses for Valentine’s Day.” All proceeds go to benefit their upcoming renovation of The Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Go to the theatre company’s website to select a date (Tuesday, Feb. 12; […]
The xx headlined a stunning and soulful show at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Moogfest alum Austra opened. Photos by Margaret Hester.
Brooke Priddy’s beloved dress shop moves off Haywood Rd. and reinvents itself as a commissions-only business. But the shop opens to the public for one more day (at its new 85 State St. location), with a huge sale and party. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Abigail Washburn debuts her new genre- and culture-blending trio, The Wu Force (with Wu Fei and Kai Welch), at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Malaprop’s and Xpress collaborate on this reading group, featuring works from WNC authors.
Due to the play’s popularity, The Magnetic Theatre announces an additional show this Saturday at 10 p.m. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets today at noon.