Two world music artists performed an uplifting an innovative show at The Orange Peel last weekend. Photos borrowed from the Peel’s Facebook page
In advance of their Moogfest set (tonight at Diana Wortham Theatre, 11:30 p.m.) local instrumental rock duo Ahleuchatistas spoke to Xpress about their 10 year anniversary, their new album, and how their sounds reflects their home town. Click through for the video by Courtney Chappell.
Start Moogfest a day early with Justice.
After missing their September show in Asheville due to a broken down bus, Nashville’s Turbo Fruits head back to Broadway’s. They play Thursday, Oct. 24.
Producer Pantha Du Prince talks inspiration and equipment.
Bear in Heaven has always occupied an ambiguous space, somewhere between experimental indie rock and noisy, towering electronics. The band’s latest album, I Love You, It’s Cool, blurs the line even more, unapologetic in its polished, synth-driven dance aesthetic. One could argue that’s where the band has always been headed, but this time the evolution […]
Exitmusic tells stories that are emotional, not linear.
Found sounds at 50 WPM.
Emerald Lounge hosts the satellite party.
Want more Moog? The Bob Moog Foundation (set up to honor Moog’s legacy, with a mission of “igniting creativity at the intersection of music, history, science and innovation”) hosts three events at the Diana Wortham lobby. They’ll even be there through the day after Moogfest. Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience The foundation’s hands-on instrument showcase […]
There’s a lot happening this weekend (“weekend” being loosely defined here as the stretch of days between Thursday and Sunday). Much of it is Moogfest-related, but there are also plenty of peripheral activities that are free/cheap and/or off the beaten Moogfest path for festival attendees and festival shunners alike. Day parties (Decent Lovers, pictured, play Apothecary), a Bob Moog-inspired outdoor installation, two athletic events and even an afterparty are on the list. We’ll add more events as we know about them, so check back!
Review and video from last Friday’s show.
The local ambient-electronic musician and composer drops his new project at BoBo Gallery on Friday, Oct. 26. Watch an exclusive performance and video interview, filmed by Asheville Multimedia.
In this, the second installment in a two-part story on the much-loved local used bookstore, we learn about rare and crazy book finds, music events and the story behind the “Drink. Smoke. Read.” slogan.
Follow Xpress as we follow Moogfest, on the ground and in advance. We’ve got an exclusive Q&A, videos, songs and day party insider info.
Mississippi-born pop artist Dent May plays Emerald Lounge on Monday, Oct. 22. Alligator Indian and Sin Kitty share the bill.
The Knoxville-based Talking Heads tribute band returns to the Asheville Music Hall this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
Join Charleston Fashion Week founder Ayoka Lucas during a red carpet “Night of Style,” to be held at MG Road on Saturday, Nov. 3. The full press release follows: Ayoka Lucas, stylist, editor, writer and founder of Charleston Fashion Week, is traveling to Asheville, Saturday, Nov. 3, to be honored at a special red carpet […]
Learn a Whiskey Shivers lyric or two and win tickets to see the Austin, Texas-based “freewheelin’, trashgrassin’, folk tornado” at Jack of the Wood this Saturday, Oct. 20.
Pearl and the Beard returns to Asheville this Friday, for a performance at The Grey Eagle. Here, they talk about knitting projects, fan gifts, the “lather, rinse, repeat” life of tour, and why they heart Perez Hilton.