What do you get when you put local indie rock band The Critters, a hamper full of T-shirts from locally-based rockstar-outfitter Skippy Haha Vintage, and an Asheville landmark? This Asheville Streetstyle video captures it all. (Want to see more of The Critters? They play the Drone Valley Music Festival this Friday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. at Altamont Brewing.)
Though the cover of Tyler Ramsey's third solo album features a single deer on a lonely outcropping (the image was taken by Band of Horses' photographer Christopher Wilson in a park in Montana), birds are the fauna that most inhabit this collection of songs. "I kept seeing crows in my backyard," says local singer/songwriter Ramsey, […]
Josh Ritter is no stranger to war — at least as subject matter. He wrote "Girl In The War" on the 2006 album The Animal Years; the song "The Temptation of Adam" is set in the Army on 2007's The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. And it was a song idea that couldn't fit onto […]
Images from last weekend’s chilly but fabulously fun Pride celebration in Pack Square Park.
Musician Dup Crosson talks to Xpress about his new album, his Oct. 1 CD release party (which involves cookies, by the way) and why he decided to stay in town after all.
Aurora in pastel denim, a striped shirt with black rose appliques, a quilted bag and square-heeled boots.
The exhibit, featuring the works of 15 artists, hosts an opening reception at Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Gigi Renee and Rosanne Capone on Lexington Ave.
Dup Crosson launches “By Some Great Storm” at the LAB on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Pride in Asheville — we're not talking your run-of-the-mill civic pride (which is great too), but LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning), Pride — has evolved over the years. There were colorful parades, performers in Pritchard Park, countless parties and after-parties. Last year's gathering on Lexington Avenue was a well-attended and celebratory affair with […]
According to Robert Gaston, a filmmaker and the organizer of Asheville's first-ever LGBTQ film festival, QFest, there are certain programming rules for the opening feature. "You never open with a documentary, or a lesbian feature, or a foreign-language film," says Gaston. These are not written-in-stone statutes, and Gaston (with partner Michael Sheldon) quickly broke one […]
"My brother where do you intend to go tonight? I heard that you missed your connecting flight, to the Blue Ridge Mountains, over near Tennessee." So begins the song "Blue Ridge Mountains" from Fleet Foxes' 2008 self-titled debut. The song is set close to Asheville, and while singer/songwriter/Fleet Foxes-frontman Robin Pecknold doesn't like to discuss […]
Hint: It’s neither a library nor a book store.
The annual event wraps up today. Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville, 227 Cumberland Ave.
Spooky(ish) country roots music takes over The Emerald Lounge this Sunday.
The cropped denim jacket, the layers, the mustard-yellow scarf, the tights with boots and the glasses frames are all steal-this-look worthy.
Atlanta’s songwriter and producer Ernest Greene (aka Washed Out) opens for Cut Copy in Asheville next week.
The real star of the Tuesday night show was Derek Vincent Smith’s mind-boggling new LED lighting set. Photos by Shaun Hollingsworth.
Three bands, one night (tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23), one venue (Broadways).
Gaelic Storm headlines this Saturday all-day festival at Pisgah Brewing.
It’s the key to taking a summer wardrobe into winter: Add tights. Of course, the knee-high leather pirate boots don’t hurt.