A knit coat and sweater boots, seen on Lexington Ave.
Reviews of new music from Joshua Carpenter, America Jane and Ian Moore. Each artist puts a different spin on folk: Carpenter’s is jangly folk rock, America Jane does folk noir and Moore uses steampunk as inspiration.
Striped socks and a bright coat on a dreary day, seen on Lexington Ave.
It’s a new year! Now that you’ve rung it in, here’s what to do with it.
Tough and elegant; Walnut St.
Members of local band The Last Call return with a new project: AutoWolfe. Listen to them here.
Ushanka fur hat with badge, seen on Biltmore Ave.
It’s an important decision, this issue of where to spend New Year’s Eve. Cold Play didn’t coin the phrase “start as you mean to go on,” but the band made it famous-ish. And if there’s any truth to the concept, do you really want to begin 2011 watching the ball drop from the solo, Snuggie-draped […]
From Asheville's Toubab Krewe we've come to expect the unexpected. Kora, kamelengoni, soku. The band requires of its fans both a nominal West African vocabulary and a willingness to go there — if not to West Africa itself, than to the sonic border crossing between American rock and roots, and African rhythms and melodies. Which […]
Though I didn't get to interview local author Sarah Addison Allen prior to the March launch of her novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, that book stands out as my favorite that I reviewed this past year. Allen, a formerly frustrated romance writer, found her voice with the Southern-set, best-selling magical realism novel Garden […]
Hundreds of articles into my career at Xpress, it takes a special story to stand out for me. "The Body Electric" is that one for this past year. It's actually a three-part feature covering various aspects of the local electronica scene, and I was joined in the effort by writers Jake Frankel and Gabe Chess […]
Cozy hat and scarf, bright bag, sweater tights and non-leather winter boots. Seen on Haywood Street.
Xpress has an extensive roundup of New Year’s Eve events in the Dec. 29 issue (if you’re in downtown Asheville, you may even be able to find it on newsstands as early as this evening) but here are more options, including early events (French Broad Brewery, French Broad Chocolate Lounge), a two-venue event put on by Asheville FM, an underground music explosion, and a dinner-plus-party at Pack’s Tavern.
Xpress will have a full New Year’s Eve roundup in next week’s issue, but here are a few more events worth considering. A special In Plain Sight show at BoBo Gallery and a benefit show at The Get Down are on the list.
So, you finished upwrapping all your presents/burning that lump of coal. And you’re not into sitting in a darkened movie theater with everyone else in town plus their cold germs. So, what to do?
Pink bag and purple scarf paired with winter black, seen on Walnut Street.
Happy holidays, all you stylish Asheville people! Here’s a look back at some of the best Asheville Streetstyle images from the past year.
Maybe the kids are home from college. Maybe you have out-of-town visitors. Maybe the whole family is camping out at your place for the holidays. Maybe you find yourself with too much time on your hands and not enough Netflix envelopes in your mailbox. Just because it's holiday vacation doesn't mean there's tons to do […]
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/rapper/producer actress plays the Orange Peel on Sunday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
Puffer vest, boots, striped tights and a great bag on Biltmore Ave.
The club, located behind O. Henry’s, changes names with the departure of barman and local personality Michael Sheldon.