The avant-drone duo performs at Apothecary on Friday, April 26; vocalist Hanna Olivegren flies over from Sweden to play the show.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Red Honey, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Letters to Abigail.
Northern California-based musician and yoga teacher MC Yogi fuses Hindu chants with hip-hop. He returns to Lake Eden Arts Festival this May — click through for dates and tickets info. Image from Smithsonianmag.com
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Pam Jones, Steep Canyon Rangers and Futur Primitif.
Check out the list of finalists whose videos will compete to win a $500 cash prize and studio time at Echo Mountain at the sixth Music Video Asheville awards on Wednesday, April 26. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Click through for contest details. Photo by Kristen M Greene at KMG*Photograph.
The newly-released moody/breathless/tender/atmospheric album by local musician/composer dep is his most fully-realized to date. Album cover art by Janice Peery.
Fashion contains, within its definition, a nod to newness and immediacy. But it’s also based in custom and convention, and in industry. The hillside community known as Chicken Hill — a grouping of homes, a clubhouse, a church — lodged the workers (and their families) employed at the C. E. Graham Manufacturing Company’s cotton mill […]
Just four months after announcing its split from Moogfest booker/promoter AC Entertainment, Moog Music released the news that the festival not only has a new date (April 25-27, 2014) but a new partner: Detroit-based Paxahau. "We've worked with them for three years on their festival, Movement in Detroit," says Emmy Parker, Moog's senior brand manager. […]
“To be in the middle of a novel that’s going somewhere is the best feeling,” says North Carolina-born author Jill McCorkle. That’s definitely the case for readers, but McCorkle is talking about writing. Specifically, about writing Life After Life, her first novel in 17 years. Not that McCorkle (who attended the University of North Carolina, […]
Even though the music industry has changed drastically in the last decade or so, there’s still a certain career trajectory expectation: Make a great album, attract some label interest, tour in support of a big-name act, land a choice commercial spot/movie soundtrack/late show appearance, work up to headliner status, sell out a stadium, etc. Josh […]
The Rochester, N.Y.-based roots reggae quintet plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The Chamber rock outfit (from New Orleans by way of Ohio by way of the U.K. by way of Athens, Ga.) play The Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, April 24 with Sonmi and Peripheral. In advance the band talks about collaborating with family, the importance of place in their music, and new single and music video “Our Own God.”
The New York and D.C.-based power-pop outfit plays The Lab on Wednesday, April 17. In advance of that show, Vans answered our questions about unusual recording spaces, rare downtime, and why the band wants to make Asheville a regular stop on its tour route. Photo courtesy of the band.
The new album by Asheville’s Ryan Sheffield and the High Hills is fill of cleverness, swagger and starry-eyed swamp, with more than a few magical moments. The band performs tonight (Friday, April 12) at Emerald Lounge.
Moogfest will return in April of 2014 with more outdoor and daytime programming, more workshops and panels, more boundary-pushing music and “More of a focus on people who are doing things like Bob Moog did things — stepping out on a limb and trying to make something new.”
"Funk reigns supreme!" wrote local electronic funk/rock band The Fritz in a recent website post. "Music unites us in an unprecedented way, regardless of extraneous conditions." They've parlayed both that sense of unity (as a social concept and as a musical style, marrying funk, soul, groove, jazz and improv) into new album, Bootstrap. The band […]
The local electronic music festival will return in April of next year. It will also partner with Paxahau, the Detroit-based producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival and Detroit Jazzfest.
Montreal-based psychedelic Hindi-rock band spoke to Xpress about their previous Asheville show with The Hellsayers, how the sitar works with MoTown music, and what it’s been like to tour their new self-titled album. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
Working musicians have enough of a struggle without worrying about losing their instruments and equipment to theft. And yet, that happens all too often. In response to the theft of a special banjo, sisters-in-law Molly Nagel-Driessen and Bridget Driessen launched GearTrack, “an online musical instrument registry, organizational tool, exchange and communication platform for musicians of […]
The local electronic funk/rock band will introduce Asheville to its new album “Bootstraps” at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 12. Jahman Brahman also performs.
***UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The Alabama-based guitarist is a former member of Leon Russell’s band and a tour de force as a solo act. He’ll play Emerald Lounge on Saturday, April 13. (The Chuck Beattie Band and Big Gene & Danny Lee’s Loud Pack also perform.) In advance of that show, Simmons talks about putting down roots, surprise musical faves (Foo Fighters and Bee Gees!) and how to beat the pre-show jitters. Photo courtesy of the musician.