It’s not every day that a beat machine from another dimension touches down in Asheville. Okay, maybe that’s not so far-fetched. But this time-traveling, spacesuit-wearing performer headlines Asheville Music Hall on Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Friday. Photo from the Polish Ambassador’s Facebook page.
Local photographer Michael Oppenheim juxtaposes images from New York City and Asheville. A reception for the show is held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Vinnie’s.
Irish-based old-time and Americana band I Draw Slow plays White Horse Black Mountain tonight and Albino Skunk Festival on Thursday and Friday.
And we have your complete guide to the fall festival, which features such rootsy heavy-hitters as The Mickey Hart Band, The Tony Rice Unit, The Be Good Tanyas and more. It’s time to plan your weekend!
After 16 years, kid-hop artist 23 Skidoo says goodbye to Asheville.
The sprawling folk-rock collective played Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last week. Photos by John Zara.
Watch the video of an exclusive performance by and interview with the British singer-songwriter.
In advance of his Sunday, Oct. 7, show at The Grey Eagle, Americana singer-songwriter Jackie Greene talked to Xpress about playing with his heroes, working on his next album, and trying to dodge the video camera.
It’s been four years since Phillips gave us his debut album, “Wicker.” At long last, he returns with “Get Outside,” 10 groove-centric tracks featuring a marching band worth of local guest musicians. Hint: This record was well worth the wait.
Local poet Barbie Angell launches her new book of “poems for children and the child-like,” with a Sunday, Sept. 30 event at Altamont Theatre. There’s a 6 p.m. set for children and a 7 p.m. set for everyone. David Earl also performs.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns to The Orange Peel on Sunday, Sept. 30. Photo by Alissa Anderson.
Last Friday’s electro-pop and new wave revival show at The Orange Peel had its highs and lows. Photos by Rich Orris.
You know how there are those weeks in Asheville where everything seems to happen at once? And even if you cloned yourself, you still couldn’t possibly make it to all the awesome events? This is one of those weeks. Check out out Thursday-Saturday roundup. Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion photo by Neal Casal.
The Fritz holds a single release party this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Thursday, via Facebook.
The shoegazey-singer-songwriter (of Mojave 3) returns to Asheville for an intimate concert event this Saturday.
The indie-rock trio plays The Lab, with Baby Rattlesnakes, on Thursday, Sept. 27. Here, they talk to Xpress about a new project, the importance of romance in music and the secret pipeline funneling indie rockers from Nashville to Asheville. Photo by Luca Venter
Not many show openers (especially solo singer-songwriters) get standing ovations and come back on stage for encores. Ramseur recording artist Samantha Crain did earlier this week. Here’s why.
Austin’s Ghost Wolves swing back through Asheville with a searing new single (and a collaboration with BP Fallon; the trio is pictured here). Check out a preview here; the show is Thursday, Sept. 27 at The Get Down.