Chatham County Line has the instruments — banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle — and they do the gather-round-the-mic thing. In suits. But, despite the old-time influence and acoustic instrumentation, the Raleigh-based quartet isn't really a bluegrass band. "Through the years we followed our hearts, and realized there are a lot of other bands, like the […]
Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst will release a new album on February 15 and play Thomas Wolfe Auditorium next March.
Summery dresses paired with tights, boots and cardigans.
A hand-made vest, ruffled sleeves, leather bag and wrap skirt, seen on Lexington Ave.
Trunks shows (unique gifts!), art openings (The Newsworthy Drawing Club!), the Symphony (Holiday pops!), and the return of a two-guitar holiday concert tradition.
A yellow cap with a knit rosette, scored at the J.Crew discount outlet.
Leaking their own new album, one track at a time, Asheville rockers The Enemy Lovers are back with a new song to drop. “We Can Make It” gets released tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8) at 8 p.m.
When you're Warren Haynes — which means you're a badass rock-and-blues guitarist, a member of The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead, and you have your own band, Gov't Mule, for playing your own crowd-pleasing songs — you can pretty much jam with anyone you like. Which might be part of what inspired Haynes' annual […]
Everything old is new again — at least for New Orleans-based funk/jam outfit The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who have been making records and touring longer than many of their fans have been alive. According to saxophonist Roger Lewis, who has been with the group since its official start in 1977, today's Dozen is a […]
There's something about the holidays that brings out the best and the worst in each of us. Our inner Tiny Tims and Scrooges, Santa's little helpers and Grinches, George Baileys and Clark Griswolds. Of course, there's a big difference between acting out an archetype — say, a Magi or an angel with an enlightened gift […]
Photographer Jerry Nelson shot these images at the annual Keller Williams Fashion Victim’s Ball.
Cozy coats, seen on Lexington Ave.
Tall-building-leaping, bad-guy-stopping, Kryptonite-impervious style, as seen at the Superhero 5K race. Images by Rich Orris. See the full photo gallery here.
This family-friendly, kid-actor-packed stage version of the much-loved 1983 film still turns up from surprised. A plenty of laughs.
Xpress A&E reporter Alli Marshall talks to 98.1 The River DJ Ashley Davis about what’s coming up, entertainment-wise.
From ethereal waltzes to anthemic stomps, Nikki Talley’s third album, Beautiful Charmer, aptly covers the spectrum of country sounds. Add polished production, some of the areas best backing musicians and stellar writing, and you’ve got eight well-rounded tracks.
View works like “Untitled” by Aspen Hochhalter (seen here) at the December downtown art walk, tomorrow.
Skew Records and a group of local electronic musicians release Asheville Beat Tape Volume 1. You can download it for free.
The Southern rockers pull out due to illness, leaving a hole in the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam lineup. Xpress wants to know what you think about this year’s remaining Jam roster.
Sweater, stripes, leggings, boots and pink cap on Lexington Ave.
For most people, a year in Paris — art, wine, romance — sounds like a dream. For Anna Oliphant, it's a nightmare. Because Anna (the heroine of debut novel Anna and the French Kiss by local author Stephanie Perkins) is being forced by her image-obsessed, nouveau-riche dad to spend her senior year abroad at the […]