The N.C.-based singer-songwriter visited Mountain Xpress on the day his new album, Memories & Birds, released. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
In true Feral Chihuahuas style, the local sketch-comedy troupe (in collaboration with exploreasheville.com) manages to both roast and pay tribute to Asheville’s “Beer City” accolade in this not-to-be-missed music video.
The Nashville-based indie rockers returned to Asheville last week for a near-magical show. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
It was at a Black Mountain College celebration at Lenoir-Rhyne University where poet and musician Ted Pope met the writer Michael Rumaker. “He gave one of the most energetic readings,” Pope remembers. “I liked him right away.” Rumaker, now 81, graduated from the short-lived but monumentally influential Black Mountain College in 1955, a mere two […]
The local indie-rock lineup plays the back room at the Lab on Friday, April 5.
Americana-rock outfit Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons play the Altamont Brewing Company on Friday, April 5. In advance of that show, Perley talks about songwriting, thrift shopping and her love affair with the musical saw.
Elephant Stone, from Montreal, Canada, performs Hindi-rock (front-man Rishi Dhir blends psychedelic rock, pop songs and sitar). The band opens for the Black Angels at The Orange Peel on Friday, April 5. Here, Rishi talks about the Canadian music scene, the return of the psychedelic sound, and his dream collaboration. Photo courtesy of the band.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based “jazz infused funk wrapped in soul” outfit plays One Stop on Tuesday, April 2, as part of the Two For Tuesdays series.
Pokey LaFarge’s tenure in WNC may have been short, but he still passes through frequently. The retro roots musician will release his self-titled album on Jack White’s label this summer.
The Athens, Ga.-based rockers play Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, March 30 at 10 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 day of show. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets through Facebook. Photo by Ian Rawn.
If you're a fan of roots-rock outfits like The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Of Monsters and Men and The Head and the Heart, then you've kind of got to love Nasheville's The Apache Relay, too. That band (Michael Ford, Jr., Mike Harris, Ben Ford, Brett Moore, Kellen Wenrich and Aaron […]
Get to know the new project by WNC-native Justin Miles. Luzius Stone’s debut album, “Electric Dream” is set to release later this spring. Xpress has a sneak-peek.
The Nashville-based roots-rockers spoke to Xpress about playing festivals, adding acoustic instruments and the song that best represents them. They return to Asheville on Thursday, March 28, playing The Grey Eagle. Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Roby (formerly of Raleigh-based Six String Drag) will release his exquisite solo album at The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, April 2.
Recently released by Eno Publishing, this collection of prose and poetry by local authors offers up intriguing new perspectives on the place we call home.
Darren Nicholson toured for three years with Nashville singer Alecia Nugent. With her, he played the Grand Ole Opry several times a month. And, he says, “I got to play the Opry with George Jones one time, which was cool for me because I’m a big George Jones fan.” But a couple of the guys […]
Upcoming readings, book launches, book signings and two writing contests contest.
The new local experimental folk quartet (Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar and Kent Spillmann on drums) is just getting started booking local shows, but they’ve already released a debut EP.
Desert Noises performs at Jack of the Wood on Sunday, March 24. Hollis Brown and Drunken Prayer also perform. 10 p.m., $5. In advance, Henderson talked to Xpress about becoming full-time musicians, writing on the road, and what’s so great about Toledo. Photo courtesy of the band.
The local showcase and awards ceremony (to be held on April 24) is accepting locally-made music videos through Tuesday, April 2.
The Widespread panic tribute band plays Asheville on Saturday, March 16. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.