Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to Ford’s just-released album, Untamed Beast, to realize she is (at least in song) exactly the kind of girl known to mothers of Teen Vogue readers […]
L.A.-based Local Natives got their start in Orange County, Calif, where Taylor Rice (vocals/guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals/keys/percussion) and Ryan Hahn (vocals/guitar) went to high school together. These days, they live in the Silver Lake neighborhood, known for its wide range of ethnicities and social classes. And hipsters. All of which probably influenced Local Natives’ eclectic/artistic/rhythmic/sweet-yet-cool […]
Hawaiian reggae outfit Natural Vibrations plays Pisgah Brewing on Wednesday, March 13. 9 p.m., $7 in advance/$10 day of show. Aloha, mon.
The local band, led by George Terry, holds an album release party for “Open Season” on Friday, March 15 at The Emerald Lounge. Aaron Woody Wood and The David Earl Band share the bill. 9 p.m., $5.
Ukiah Morrison on life after his stint as one of Asheville’s most infamous residents. The former mostly-nude City Council candidate talks about cannabis activism, raising wolf-dogs, his military career and his hopes for the future.
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
It’s a night of funk, soul and tropical dance at One Stop on Thursday, March 7. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
It's not easy to please everyone, but when it comes to music, the Sunday Jazz Showcase at Isis is making a valiant attempt. “We do stuff that's fairly accessible and it's also stuff that jazz lovers can sink their teeth into,” says bandleader (and music professor) William Bares. “We had a Sonny Rollins night, we […]
The way the Friday, Feb. 22 Tame Impala show (at The Orange Peel) opened (at least from my vantage point) was with a halo of green-gold light exploding just behind the head of guitarist Dominic Simper, while frontman Kevin Parker, all hair and sinew, writhed gently through the intro. As if the band knew they […]
Truth & Salvage Co. is recording their next album at Echo Mountain.
The L.A.-based band’s sophomore album “Hummingbird,” debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200; they recently performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and have been selling out shows across the country. Including their Tuesday, March 19 stop at The Orange Peel. In advance of that show, vocalist/guitarist Taylor Rice took a moment to talk to Xpress about the band’s visual artwork, the intimidation factor of the second album, and where they’re looking forward to playing overseas. Photo courtesy of Local Natives.
The L.A.-based quintet will play Isis on Wednesday, March 6. 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Paper Bird and Shakey Graves also perform. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Monday, at noon, via Facebook.
Avant-soul outfit The Mumbles return to Asheville on Tuesday, March 5. They’ll play One Stop in support of their new live album, “Last Night Wore the Crown.”
The Detroit-based band leader talks about fashion, lucid dreaming and Nick Cave in advance of her band’s March 6 performance at Emerald Lounge.
Flannel-wearers and wine drinkers alike can find durable, stylish menswear at Old North. Photo by Max Cooper It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing […]
It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing the landscape of local style. Rugged but refined Secondhand store Goodwill has been the winner, year after […]
The psychedelic-indie-rock band from Perth, Australia played The Orange Peel as part of their current tour. Photos by Rich Orris.
The newly formed roots-rock outfit releases its debut EP at Isis on Saturday, March 2.
All events (Paper Tiger, Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros and Juniper Bends Reading Series) are on Friday, March 1. Time it right, and you can hit all three.
Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
New York-based rock-and-soul octet Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds returns to Asheville this weekend to perform at Grey Eagle. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band headlines. In advance, Sister Sparrow talks about woman-fronted rock bands, dream tour partners and future plans. Photo courtesy of the band.