The local indie rock band plays One Stop with Deja Fuze this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow (Friday) at noon.
Erick Baker headlines The Grey Eagle with Jill Andrews (of The Everybodyfields) this Saturday, June 30. The Knoxville-based musician talks to Xpress about his forthcoming album, why such a happy guy can write such anguished songs, and why he keeps coming back to Asheville. Click through for the video.
What is DramaRama? According to a press release from Asheville Community Theatre, it’s “ACT’s new fundraiser – and it’s an entire week of unique, affordable, fun events.” Xpress will run a full feature on fashion show and competition Costume Drama, slated for Monday, June 9. But here’s the rest of the week’s events (culled from […]
Although it seems as if Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café has been here forever, anchoring downtown Asheville with its unique brand of intellectual calm and anything-goes quirk, there was a time before Malaprop’s, as local author Wayne Caldwell (Cataloochee, Requiem by Fire) recalls: “A long time ago — March, 1980 to be exact — Asheville explored […]
The final installment of this series on an author event at Malaprop’s in which unpublished authors pitched their book ideas. In a surprise ending, Pitchapalooza turned up two winners.
The local bluegrass band performs on Saturday, June 30 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.
The “imaginary country music” artist plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, June 25 (with Andrew Coombs and Mechanical River ).
Local producer Ben Gradison is traveling through Africa, helping to build studios, deliver equipment, and train youth and adults to create and record music. Follow his work (and listen to the music he’s recording with African groups) on his blog. Photo from the Likoni and Arusha Studio Projects blog.
The fundraiser for Asheville’s JCC takes to the runway Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m.-noon at the Fine Arts Theatre.
The Magnetic Field and Head, Heart, and Hips Music have teamed up to produce The Magnetic Song Series, a singer-songwriter night happening the second Wednesday of each month. The concert series is set to begin in July. According to a press release, three seasoned singer-songwriters will take the stage together to “swap songs and share […]
The local country soul trio headlines Jack of the Wood tomorrow (Friday, June 22). Remember why you love them by revisiting their gorgeous video for “Who Brought the Sun,” posted here.
In preparation for Friday’s event with The Book Doctors at Malaprop’s, I’ve been honing the elevator pitch for a memoir I hope to someday publish. What do you think?
The relatively new local root-rock outfit plays One Stop this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow through our Facebook page. Photo by Rob Seal.
Ellsworth writes and sings fun, catchy, quirky indie-pop/rock songs. He appeared on “The Sing Off.” He can rock a suit. And Xpress will be giving away a pair of tickets to catch this show (which also includes Travers Brothers Band and Men On Earth).
A multi-layered red and orange dress, paired with a top hat, outside the Costume Shoppe.
The front man for Swamp Cabbage (he’s also half of The Nudes and guitarist for Richie Havens) played a solo show at the White Horse last weekend. First, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video interview and performance.
L.A.-based Celtic-rock band Young Dubliners returns to Asheville this Sunday in support of new album “Saints and Sinner.” Xpress reminisces about an interview with that same group a decade ago.
Beck Gibson Gould, Catherine Carter and Angela Kelly, all winners of the William Matthews Poetry Prize for 2012, will be honored in an advent at Malaprop’s on Friday, June 29. The 7 p.m. Asheville Poetry Review reading will be hosted by Keith Flynn. According to a press release, “The three winners were selected from an […]
Antique Firearms is an amalgamation of tastes, influences and proclivities toward experimentation, but there are also certain consistencies that serve as a foundation to the sound. There’s a moody, atmospheric quality — kind of Mazzy Star and kind of Sparklehorse — and a velvety lushness that underscores each song on the band’s self-titled full-length, whether […]
The locally-based company hosts a casting call on Thursday, June 21 for men and women to model t-shirts, ball caps and other apparel.
Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, aka The Book Doctors and the masterminds behind “The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published,” are coming to Malaprop’s this Friday for Pitchapalooza, in which one lucky author will win an introduction to a literary agent. It all hinges on having the perfect book pitch. This is my story about working on the fail proof one-minute spiel.