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" […]
There's more to dressing for a festival than just slapping on whatever shorts and T-shirt are lying on the floor from the night before. This is your chance to express yourself and let you inner music-loving, hippie-dancing, easy-breezy, bo-ho alter ego come out to play. Wondering what to wear? Gigi Fasano, owner of Vintage Moon […]
Jolie Holland's voice runs like a thread through her many and varied projects. On her new album, Pint of Blood, it's the voice of an old soul, an "indie-country queen" (as bowlegsmusic.com called her) full of bitter wisdom and complicated stories. Holland's is also the voice of the wandering dusty roads and riding the rails. […]
The master drummer from West Africa performs two shows and leads three workshops from Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 7.
The band returns on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland, an original member of the Be Good Tanyas and, more recently, a solo artist talks about the title of her new album (Pint of Blood), how the songwriter traditions is passed along, and how she ended up recording with hip-hop musicians.
Ally and Caroline in floral zipper skirts and hair braids by their mom. On Lexington Ave.
Kelly, with an orange skirt and turquoise streaks in her hair. On Battery Park Ave.
Rockers The Whigs from Athens, Ga. play Bele Chere on Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. on the Coxe Ave. stage. Here, front man Parker Gispert talks to Xpress.
The Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist/guitar virtuoso/Dave Matthews right-hand-man comes to Pisgah Brewing on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Marie in a pink pocket skirt and batik t-shirt, on Wall Street.
Chicago’s Kids These Days take the place of Mambo Sauce in the Bele Chere Saturday lineup. Photo by Charles Nolis Anderson.
Layla in a striped jersey dress and a black derby.
A full lineup of alternative bands (mostly local) play Arcade Asheville on Friday, July 29. For free!
There are a number of cases in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images & Stories from Top Authors & Artists (Harper Votager, 2011) in which the dead don't remain dead. Or aren't really dead. Or never actually died to begin with. There's Lambshead's wife, Helen Aquilus, who "died in an auto […]
You can find plenty of alt-country around Asheville. You can find some country rock and the occasional mainstream country show at the Civic Center. But good, solid, old-school country in the vein of Patsy Cline? Not so much. That is, unless you've discovered Deep River. The local band made its Asheville debut in 2007, but […]
Melissa in a polka-dot trench over a striped top, black leggings and red, white and black flower-print espadrilles. On Battery Park.
The Asheville Area Arts Council will hold the Turquoise Ball, a fundraiser for local arts programming, on Saturday, Aug. 27.