“People think, with me, that it’s a dress-up contest or a history project,” says dapper roots musician (and former, albeit briefly, Asheville resident) Pokey LaFarge. “I just choose to look nice. When I dress nice I feel good and hopefully that passes on to other people.” In the instance that LaFarge’s sharp suit, shined shoes […]
RBTS WIN’s long-awaited (and well worth the wait) “Palm Sunday” drops today. Click through for details on a ticket giveaway to the album release show on Saturday, July 13.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled debut on Ropeadope releases today.
Last chance to visit Neverland: The Burnsville theatre stages three more performances on July 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Local trio The Billy Sea releases a new album that deftly blends world music influences with American roots in a dozen mostly-instrumental tracks. The band holds an album release party at The Isis on Saturday, July 13.
Lake Eden Arts Festival announces a spooky, rootsy, psychedelic-laced lineup for Fall 2013 LEAF.
Asheville-based exotic music duo AfterMyth plays two shows this weekend.
Reed Turchi just moved back to Asheville. His band, Turchi, plays a homecoming and album launch show at The Lab on Saturday, July 6. In advance, Reed talked to Xpress about kudzu, the slide guitar, and local inspiration. Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
Tea company and artist collective Tea For Tyrants is embarking on a mission to pair music with tea brands. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company launched its initial five teas and is now looking for independent musicians whose work will partner nicely with future teas. Read the press release, below: “New tea company Tea […]
Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a girl called Annejoule wakes with a terrible headache to find her home reduced to rubble, her mother and brother dead, and mysterious voices speaking to her. This is the beginning to She Walks On Water, a new novel by writer/editor/City Council member Cecil Bothwell; a book that […]
Why hold just one fundraiser when you can hold seven? Seven times the funds raised, and seven times the fun. “The idea behind DramaRama is to offer many different events at many different price points,” said Susan Harper, managing director of Asheville Community Theatre, in a press release. “We wanted to create a fundraiser that […]
The unique local dance troupe performs on the ground and in the air. Their show “Jump Sessions,” featuring live music by Hello Hugo, closes out tonight at The Orange Peel. 7 p.m., $14. Photo by Michael Oppenheim.
Each week in July, different jazz artists and poems will be discussed at pack Memorial Library as part of a month-long series.
Shonna Tucker, formerly of Drive-By Truckers, headlined last week’s Downtown After 5 with her new band, Eye Candy. Click through for the video where she performs “The Pie Song” from the band’s forthcoming album.
The Knoxville-based synth-rockers play Two For Tuesdays at One Stop on July 2.
A better-late-than-never video shot at the superfer-singer-songwriter’s Orange Peel stop last November.
The Southern roots trio, led by Asheville-native Reed Turchi, plays The Lab on Saturday, July 6.
Nichols reads and signs his book, “The More You Ignore Me,” which takes a humorous look at web trolls. Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
The spark for Reborn came by way of a number of sources, from a bag of pantyhose to a photography series to the birth of Heather Maloy’s son. But Maloy, artistic director of Asheville’s Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, says that she doesn’t set out to collaborate with artists of various media when she’s creating a […]
The local indie-rock band plays The Lab on Thursday, June 27 with The Beast of Riverdale.
Jazz-exotica group Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots releases a new album with two shows: Friday, June 28 at The Altamont Brewing Company and Saturday, June 29 at 5 Walnut. Album art by Grandpappy.