photo by Halima Flynt
A review of Saint Solitude’s Journal of Retreat.
More $5 and under events sure to keep you busy this weekend.
"When you're doing pop and jazz, ugly sounds are encouraged," says cellist Franklin Keel. Not the case in classical group Opal String Quartet or as first cello in the Asheville Symphony — two of Keel's musical engagements. But, as the newest member of self-described "absurdist gypsy folk funk punk" sextet Sirius.B, Keel is making nice […]
Crowded into the stage area of BoBo Gallery, five-piece indie-pop group Do It To Julia (newcomers to Asheville as of last September) seem to have already outgrown the venue. But more than the sold-out room, the band's head count and the sprawling keyboard, it's the presence of DITJ's members that suggests amplitude. From the opening […]
Updated for Saturday, Jan. 30: Due to snow forecasted locally (as well as storms in other parts of the country) a number of shows and events may be cancelled this weekend. Xpress will keep you up to date with the latest on closings as well as who’s still performing, serving, rocking and staying open.
Following December’s big snow, Asheville has learned some lessons and may be more prepared for what this weekend might bring. Read on for schedule changes and tips for the storm.
It’s that time again. Budget-friendly bands, benefits, openings, art, CD releases, soul food and a film screening… better make it a three day weekend.
"I remember my dad buying a beard trimmer in 1990 and it came with a VHS tape on how to use it," says Found Footage Festival's co-creator Nick Prueher. There was a time when "everything came with a VHS tape. The format was so cheap to produce that you got all these weird, esoteric things […]
Reviews of the latest CDs from Treadmill Trackstar and Andrew Larson.
National retailer plans a locally themed party for opening on Thursday, Jan. 28
Where, outside of the symphony and local radio station WCQS, music fans can listen to classical music.
It’s still January, but what with the warmer temps and glut of shows it feels like the year is really taking off. (As illustrated here by Moonlight Bride. Read on to see where they’re playing.) So much so that this edition of Shoestring gets a Thursday start and runs all weekend, with art openings, theatrical readings, a brewery anniversary and loads of budget-friendly music.
Jill Andrews, formerly the female voice of melancholy folk-country outfit The Everybodyfields, recently opened for Willie Nelson at Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre. "I did that for the experience, but mostly just so I could see Willie Nelson," she admits. One is not the loneliest number: Jill Andrews comes into her own. Of the venue itself Andrews […]
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