Two sundresses, but in fall colors, and one is paired with a scarf.
Asheville Sister Cities presents three opportunities to learn about the Mesoamerican civilization, including a lecture and dinner catered by Mamacita’s Baja Kitchen on Aug. 23, and the U.S. premiere of “Palenque Rojo,” a dramatic production of dance, ritual and costume, on Sept. 8 and 9. Advance tickets are available.
An in-depth talk with Asheville-born filmmaker Melika Bass about her creation for Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. Photo courtesy of Mislav ÄŒavajda.
The newest project of Ben Gibbs (Hector’s Nectar), Goddess (the band and the album) explores a breakup through disco, lounge, new wave noir and sonic experimentation.
Tickets are on sale today for Asheville Unchained (with Neil Gaiman). The literature and music event comes to the Diana Wortham Theatre on Sept. 16.
In case you were in the market for a gold lame jumpsuit, or something ’50s-era, or a hat or three, here’s your chance: Asheville Community Theatre throws open its closets for another costume sale. It’s this Saturday, and it’s for only three hours, so don’t be late! From the theatre’s blog: “Oh yes, oh yes, […]
Greenville pop group Eleventyseven releases its take on country, bluegrass and Americana with EP “Attack of the Mountain Medley.” The album drops online today.
Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers plays Jack of the Wood this Friday. He talked to Xpress about his new EP, “Blue Light,” signing with Fat Possum, and the Mississippi-North Carolina connection. Photo by Robyn Friday.
Local filmmaker Melika Bass was recently commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create a video for the group’s new album, “Valtari.” Bass’ film for the song “Varðeldur” was released online yesterday.
Lots of entertainers have stage names (Lady Gaga, Alice Cooper, The Edge) and cultivate in-the-spotlight characters who are able to go further, bigger, deeper than the potentially shy, potentially stage-frightened, potentially insecure artist behind the audacious name. But what if, as in the case of folk-rocker/guitar-slinger/hat-wearer/crowd-pleaser Langhorne Slim (born Sean Scolnick in Langhorne, Penn.), the […]
Poet Tracey Schmidt is set to release “Returning Home,” a CD poetry from her new book, “I Have Fallen in Love with the World.” A release party will be held at Hawk and Ivy (133 North Fork Rd., Barnardsville) on Sunday, Aug. 26. During the event, Schmidt will read her poetry along with the works […]
Friday evening Streetstyle on Patton Ave: a silver hair accessory, a newsboy cap and summery cover-ups.
Wolf hybrid Winter, who travels with guitar and drum duo the Ghost Wolves, took a moment to peruse the Xpress. Photo by Jonathan Konya.
CaroMia Tiller’s album “The Spectrum” is a mix of vintage soul and r&b influences with nods to gospel and folk, performed with Appalacian instrumentation — all as a canvas for the local singer-songwriter’s tremendous voice.
The inaugural “radical in the best sense of the word” music festival, held in the River Arts District, is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Photo of Reptar from theaudioperv.com.
The newly-formed group (members of Spoon, Wolf Parade, New Bomb Turks and Papa) maybe be more of the drum, bass and guitar school, but Britt Daniel says they write songs on synthesizers. And they’re excited to play Asheville.
Local musicians celebrate the Black Mountain College composer’s centennial with an evening of music at The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
She talks to Xpress about life on the road (she and husband Jason Sharp bought a tour van, thanks to a successful Kickstarter) and her upcoming performances at The Altamont Theatre and RiverFest.
Xpress staff and friends weigh in on the festival’s most-anticipated acts. Photo of Thomas Dolby from the musician’s blog.
A week of hip-hop shows at One Stop and Asheville Music Hall includes this Thursday performance as part of Underground Unheard’s Man Tour. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
One of the most legend-worthy local rock shows of the year belongs to Ahleuchatistas. It was a midweek performance. The beer was cold. And free. And then, because the instrumental duo rocked so hard, a speaker caught on fire. The show was the sixth installment of Moog Music Inc.'s AHA AVL series, a showcase of […]