Tickets for the co-bill show at the Orange Peel (Friday, Oct. 21) go on sale next Friday, Aug. 12. Fans can also pre-order Blitzen Trapper’s (seen here) forthcoming album.
Performing in the play Shear Madness must be a bit like taking on Bill Murray's role in Groundhog Day. You do it over and over, night after night. You can attempt to alter the course of the plot (Madness has some built-in wild cards) but the end result is more or less known. And then […]
There are a number of reasons why local fashion designer Stina Andersen wanted to hold her fashion exhibition at The Artery: Andersen's professional relationship with Arts Council Program Director Graham Hackett is one (the two worked together previously on one of Hackett's Catalyst Productions projects). Then there's the proximity of the new Asheville Area Arts […]
In advance of two August shows (a CD release party on Saturday, Aug. 20 at BoBo Gallery and a show this Saturday, Aug. 6 at the LAB), dep gives a preview of his original compositions. Video by Bob Peck of [rev]pictures.
Slashed, stretched, gathered and tied, these reconstructed and personalized t-shirts are showing up everywhere.
Sullivan is one of many artists exhibiting new work at the downtown Asheville Art Walk this Friday.
The L.A.-based rock/rapper comes to Asheville this Thursday. Photo by Jody Domingue.
Two local bands (including Sonmi Suite here, photographed by Rich Orris) perform summer-perfect music as the clouds roll in.
Just because Bele Chere is quieter on Sunday doesn’t mean it’s any less stylish.
Blues musician Cedric Burnside kicked off his steamy, mid-day set on the Biltmore Ave. stage playing solo guitar. And thanking his late grandfather. Cedric inherited the blues from patriarch and legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside
Facepaint, feathers and flowered dresses are easy to spot at Bele Chere.
Pure, straight-forward rock ‘n roll is what Athens, Ga.-based band the Whigs are known for. And they did not disappoint. Photos by Chris Wood.
Beyond the bands, the food, the drinks and the people-watching, Bele Chere offers plenty of shopping opportunities. Vendors both local and from afar set up booth with all kinds of clothing, accessories, hats, sunglasses, gifts, oddities and wonders. Xpress takes a tour of some shopping highlights.
Festival fashion takes over downtown Asheville. This is just the beginning.
Chicago collective Kids These Days was a last-minute addition to the Bele Chere lineup (after Mambo Sauce dropped out). But the group of classically and jazz-trained musicians, ages 17-21, are well-worth catching. They blend elements of jazz, singer/songwriter and hip-hop into a fresh and upbeat sound. They perform on Saturday, July 30 on the Battery Park Stage, 6-7:30 p.m.
Veronica in an off-the-shoulder top paired with orange sneakers, pink nail polish and a lot of bracelets. On Haywood Street.
A group of drummers from Burundi, East Africa, will take time out from their Folk Moot performances to stop by the downtown Asheville drum circle, held on Friday during Bele Chere. Oh yeah, they play giant drums carved from tree trunks that they balance on their heads, while simultaneously dancing and singing. No joke.
While Asheville City buses will continue to run during Bele Chere weekend, certain routes may be altered due to downtown street closures.
Brooklyn-based collective Mamarazzi blends Afrobeat, African highlife music, funk and hip-hop to a high-energy live show. They play Bele Chere on Saturday, July 30, 2:15 pm. on the Haywood Street stage.
You think your summer job is bad? Listen to this group of storytellers (part of the Listen to This: Stories in Performance series) wax comedic about the ways they spent their summers. Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. at 35below.
While Bele Chere officially kicks off Friday afternoon, Saturday is when the festival hits its stride. Music cranks up at noon and doesn't end until 10 p.m. (and then there are the afterparties in local venues, in case you like your Saturday to spill into Sunday). This year, from the opening notes of Leeda "Lyric" […]