Athens, Ga.-based sextet opens for Band of Horses at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday, May 1. In advance, multi-instrumentalist Carter King talks to Xpress about why Athens produces great bands, the connection between art and self-determination and what the folkloric character Baba Yaga means to Futurebirds. Photo by Jason Thrasher.
This year’s Music Video Asheville awards event took place this past Wednesday, showcasing more than 30 local videos in front of a capacity crowd. Photos by Halima Flynt.
All Go West, West Asheville’s daylong music festival, returns for its third year. But the home-grown fete, which skipped 2012, comes back with a few updates. First, it moves into West Asheville’s walking district, according to director Arieh Samson. Centered around Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, an outdoor stage will host performances until 10 p.m., […]
The West Asheville festival returns this Saturday (April 27) with bands, a skateboarding showcase and Savor the Westside, a VIP food and drink tasting. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to Savor the Westside. Click through for details. Photo of The Critters by Max Cooper.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Paper Tiger, Jaime Lauren Webb, Total war and Free Radio.
The New York-by-way-of-Asheville band plays the White Horse this week. Here, a bit about their show, and front man Walter Parks’ memories of the recently departed Richie Havens.
Josh Rouse explores the art of contentment with “Happiness Waltz.” He plays The Grey Eagle tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23). Photo by Allen Clark.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Agent 23 Skidoo, Hunter Bennett and Alpha Lee.
WNC-based roots/folk/jazz/gospel singer and composer Lizz Wright has released four solo albums and contributed to many more projects with the likes of Jakob Dylan and Meshell Ndegecello. She plays Lake Eden Arts Festival with Free Planet radio — click through for dates and tickets info.
The avant-drone duo performs at Apothecary on Friday, April 26; vocalist Hanna Olivegren flies over from Sweden to play the show.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Red Honey, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Letters to Abigail.
Northern California-based musician and yoga teacher MC Yogi fuses Hindu chants with hip-hop. He returns to Lake Eden Arts Festival this May — click through for dates and tickets info. Image from Smithsonianmag.com
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Pam Jones, Steep Canyon Rangers and Futur Primitif.
Check out the list of finalists whose videos will compete to win a $500 cash prize and studio time at Echo Mountain at the sixth Music Video Asheville awards on Wednesday, April 26. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Click through for contest details. Photo by Kristen M Greene at KMG*Photograph.
The newly-released moody/breathless/tender/atmospheric album by local musician/composer dep is his most fully-realized to date. Album cover art by Janice Peery.
Fashion contains, within its definition, a nod to newness and immediacy. But it’s also based in custom and convention, and in industry. The hillside community known as Chicken Hill — a grouping of homes, a clubhouse, a church — lodged the workers (and their families) employed at the C. E. Graham Manufacturing Company’s cotton mill […]
Just four months after announcing its split from Moogfest booker/promoter AC Entertainment, Moog Music released the news that the festival not only has a new date (April 25-27, 2014) but a new partner: Detroit-based Paxahau. "We've worked with them for three years on their festival, Movement in Detroit," says Emmy Parker, Moog's senior brand manager. […]
“To be in the middle of a novel that’s going somewhere is the best feeling,” says North Carolina-born author Jill McCorkle. That’s definitely the case for readers, but McCorkle is talking about writing. Specifically, about writing Life After Life, her first novel in 17 years. Not that McCorkle (who attended the University of North Carolina, […]
Even though the music industry has changed drastically in the last decade or so, there’s still a certain career trajectory expectation: Make a great album, attract some label interest, tour in support of a big-name act, land a choice commercial spot/movie soundtrack/late show appearance, work up to headliner status, sell out a stadium, etc. Josh […]
The Rochester, N.Y.-based roots reggae quintet plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The Chamber rock outfit (from New Orleans by way of Ohio by way of the U.K. by way of Athens, Ga.) play The Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, April 24 with Sonmi and Peripheral. In advance the band talks about collaborating with family, the importance of place in their music, and new single and music video “Our Own God.”