The local bluegrass band drops sophomore album “Trade Winds” at the Grey Eagle this Saturday. But first, they met with Xpress at The ByWater to talk about the record and perform the track “Back to Knoxville.” Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
Yes, those are both band names. And they share a bill on Saturday. Click through for details on how to win a pair of tickets. Photo by Jesse R. Borrell.
The local electronic band debuted new songs at a recent Orange Peel show.
A cherry-print scarf and a vintage flower-print tote are a quirky take on spring florals.
After winning a Grammy for “Hello Hurricane,” San Diego-based Switchfoot (formed in ’96) followed up with album number eight, “Vice Verses.” According to a press release, the melodic rock group (known for radio hits “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live”) “took some chances, which can be heard on songs like the extraordinary, ‘The […]
Photographer Michael Oppenheim, essayist Laura Hope-Gill and designer Michele Scheve, the collaborators behind “Look Up Asheville: An Architectural Journey,” have recently completed a companion volume, “Look Up Asheville II.” According to a press release, “This collection draws greater attention to the work of James Vester Miller, the slavery-born contracting magnate. Miller’s partnership with Richard Sharp […]
In September of 2009, local artist Moni Hill (you might know her boldly colored bird paintings) had completed a show based on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Along with spending time getting to know that piece of music, Hill liked the 9-9-9 trilogy of the project. As the project came to a close, Hill was inspired by […]
Athens, Ga.‘s of Montreal plays the Orange Peel on Thursday, April 5. Loney Dear and Kishi Bashi open. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow in the noon hour.
The studio summit brought recording industry professionals and students together for two days of learning, mentoring, workshops and discussion. Xpress dropped in to one panel discussion and picked up a few pro tips.
The local singer-songwriter-musician breaks away from his band (If You Wannas) with this recently-released solo effort.
The performance video, hosted by Shuffle Magazine, was released this week.
Okay, so they were joking when they said they were Scandinavian. But, even though they’re really based in England, this roots music band has an Asheville connection after all.
The legendary bluegrass musician, known for the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme music and social activism, was raised in N.C.‘s Cleveland County. He died yesterday, at age 88. Photo of Scruggs and his sons from the Flat and Scruggs website.
The Festival of Gnarnia, held in Beech Mountain, N.C., Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11, has a heady lineup. There’s world music, jam and funk, rock, hip-hop, electronic and roots. The festival also promises workshops, performance arts, sports (well, bicycle jousting and mud wrestling) as well as healthy eating. And there’s this: “Ski lifts are available for guests […]
The image on the cover of “A Different Road: From Bum to Mystic,” is compelling: A closeup of a man whose face is half-bearded, half clean-shaven. But the author bio is even more intriguing: “Born in Germany – given up by my first set of parents before I was one. Thrown between foster homes, adopted […]
Last week’s benefit raised over $400. An Indiegogo fund hopes to do more for the local musician who recently lost $5,000 worth of equipment.
"I consider myself a collector," says Larry Keigwin, artist director of New York-based contemporary dance group Keigwin + Company, who perform at Diana Wortham Theatre March 30 and 31. "I collect a lot of ideas and movement vocabulary, and then I edit." Keigwin also collects photos of clothing, store windows, vintage apparel and anything else […]
Back from South By Southwest (my first time attending the festival and visiting Austin), my head is still spinning from the sheer number of musical acts I encountered. According to SXSW's FAQ page, at any given time there are more than 80 bands performing — and that's just the official acts. Add on all the […]
The upstairs of the French Broad Food Co-op becomes a boutique-for-a-day; upcycled and vintage clothing deals run $6-$60.
In case your March 31 plans are not already split over the Kovacs & the Polar Bear show (at the Grey Eagle) and The Critters CD release party (at the Getdown) or the Booty Band (at the Orange Peel) or any number of other possibilities (it’s an exciting night), here’s a roots-rock band from Charlottesville, Va. worth checking out. Sons of Bill plays the Emerald Lounge at 10 p.m.
Two electronic bands, one night (Thursday, March 29), and a ticket giveaway to boot.