Mary Frances and The Dirty Classics kicked off this season’s concert series on Friday, May 24. Video by Jesse Hamm.
The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has hit its stride — as a trio. But the discrepency of the name works itself out in the local steel pan-fusion band’s favor, says Scales. “We’re already a strange collective, so it’s just one more little thing that makes it even stranger.” He adds that the Fourchestra name is a […]
“I feel like I have a rock ‘n’ roll heart, but it comes out as country,” says Salley Williamson, bassist of local Americana trio Underhill Rose. Songs on the band’s new album, Something Real, are true to the group’s roots music foundation, while also subtly drawing on each of the three musicians’ backgrounds. Vocalist and […]
The local quartet plays Emerald Lounge as part of a June 1 hard rock showcase.
The inaugural Siren Mountain Jam is set for Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, N.C. Joan Osborne and Me’Shell Ndegeocello headline a roster than includes local and regional musicians.
Grey Eagle hosts a local noise-rock showcase on Thursday, May 30.
Local author Katie Schultz launches her new collection of short stories on Memorial Day. Author event at Malaprop’s.
The local country/Americana band recently played a standout two-night run at Isis. Photos by Gabe Spencer.
The jam band plays a Memorial Day weekend show in Black Mounatin and Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the event.
The monthly free summer music series kicks off this Friday and to sweeten the deal, free shuttle service is provided from downtown and the River Arts District. Photo of Mary Frances by David Oppenheimer.
It’s hard to talk about Melissa James Gibson’s This, mainly because the title is tricky, and the subject matter is prickly. Not that the play doesn’t deserve buzz — reviews use words like “tart” and phrases such as “melancholy comedy” and “quirky cult appeal.” There’s emotional depth and sparkling dialogue. “There’s one scene in particular […]
Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also performs a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. In advance, Heller talks to us about his career, the New York scene, how he finds new music, and his travel tips.
Click through for a video interview with and exclusive performance by The Felice Brothers.
The Nashville-based roots trio played The Grey Eagle last weekend. They performed a version of “My Dog Can’t Bark” for Xpress.
Singer-songwriter James McCartney is currently in the midst of a 47-date U.S. tour in support of his new album, “Me.” He plays The Altamont Theatre on Tuesday, May 28. Risa Binder opens.
Ritter and The Royal City Band played a 20-song set in Asheville this week. It was the group’s first performance in two-and-a-half years. Photos by Rich Orris.
The local Americana band will perform at Isis on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. Click through for information on how to win tickets.
There are many inspirational forces at work behind The Asheville Ballet's production of An Appalachian Romance. The music of late composer Aaron Copland, a connection with local chamber music ensemble Pan Harmonia and the story of Romeo and Juliet are among those influences. But it was Ann Dunn's move to Asheville in 1980 that set […]
“It has the feel of a town where you can write something,” author Gail Godwin says of Asheville. It’s the town where she grew up, and it often appears in her writing (she calls it Mountain City in fiction). And while it’s not named as such, there are hints of Asheville in Godwin’s new novel, […]
Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also perform a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. (Mountain Xpress:) Tell us about your show at Club Tetrus. Heller: It's a dance party, it's a DJ […]
Zimbabwean musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and his band have been on tour in the U.S., playing dates from California to Quebec, including a stop at Lake Eden Arts Festival last weekend.