Performer and educator Graham Hackett has been involved in his fair share of shows — enough to know that live performance has its limits. Some people might want to take in a show but have a schedule conflict. Or can't find a baby sitter. Or couldn't get a ticket before the event sold out. But […]
When Jimmy Hunt relocated from Boone to West Asheville, he noticed a void. "That's the part of town I live in. That's where all my buddies live. That's where I go out and have dinner and beer and walk my dog." he says. "But there was no big festival." It's a vacuum that comes and […]
Wednesday! Sustainable fashion show spotlights green, recycled and upcycled design; raises funds for WNCAP
Here’s a little preview of who’s playing.
Verve Magazine editor Jess McCuan delivers magazines and jellybeans on rollerskates.
Tthe Orange Peel just announced that Seattle-based indie-rockers Modest Mouse will perform on Monday, July 19.
Just because the days are longer, brighter ad warmer doesn’t mean there isn’t time to read. Like, on your beach getaway, or on your back deck while sprawled across a lawn chair. To get you motivated to trade your sunglasses for reading glasses, here are three recent releases.
There’s kind of a theme to this weekend’s Shoestring feature: Free art openings on Friday, free festivals on Saturday. Plus, lots of live music both days.
HATCH festival carries a certain cachet, though even its organizers are hard-pressed to put a finger on just what exactly the festival is. Perhaps that's because, like any meaningful work of art, it reveals itself in layers. Perhaps that's because, while HATCH provides a booster shot of inspiration, its full impact is felt afterwards — […]
Local designer Moe Erin Donnelly of Sew Moe shares her latest collection with Xpress.
Kovacs & the Polar Bear and Jonathan Ammons & the Electric Ghost both have highly anticipated shows, one Friday and one Saturday.
Update: The tickets have been claimed. Two pairs of tickets are up for grabs for this highly acclaimed electronica act at Club 828.
Photo by Halima Flynt
Photo by Halima Flynt
Relentlessly poppy, polished and fun, Vampire Weekend lives up to the hype.
Last week Xpress ran a list of upcoming gallery and studio tours. Here are a couple additional tours to add to your calendar (along with the original list).
From start to finish, Big Daddy Love’s To The Mountain is a captivating album that alludes to a dynamic live show.
Lots of music this weekend (and Greenfest at UNC-A). Not to be missed: the return of Jonathan Ammons & the Electric Ghost which is not just a comeback but a CD release. Because it’s just that sort of weekend.