Ukiah Morrison on life after his stint as one of Asheville’s most infamous residents. The former mostly-nude City Council candidate talks about cannabis activism, raising wolf-dogs, his military career and his hopes for the future.
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
It’s a night of funk, soul and tropical dance at One Stop on Thursday, March 7. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
It's not easy to please everyone, but when it comes to music, the Sunday Jazz Showcase at Isis is making a valiant attempt. “We do stuff that's fairly accessible and it's also stuff that jazz lovers can sink their teeth into,” says bandleader (and music professor) William Bares. “We had a Sonny Rollins night, we […]
The way the Friday, Feb. 22 Tame Impala show (at The Orange Peel) opened (at least from my vantage point) was with a halo of green-gold light exploding just behind the head of guitarist Dominic Simper, while frontman Kevin Parker, all hair and sinew, writhed gently through the intro. As if the band knew they […]
Truth & Salvage Co. is recording their next album at Echo Mountain.
The L.A.-based band’s sophomore album “Hummingbird,” debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200; they recently performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and have been selling out shows across the country. Including their Tuesday, March 19 stop at The Orange Peel. In advance of that show, vocalist/guitarist Taylor Rice took a moment to talk to Xpress about the band’s visual artwork, the intimidation factor of the second album, and where they’re looking forward to playing overseas. Photo courtesy of Local Natives.
The L.A.-based quintet will play Isis on Wednesday, March 6. 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Paper Bird and Shakey Graves also perform. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Monday, at noon, via Facebook.
Avant-soul outfit The Mumbles return to Asheville on Tuesday, March 5. They’ll play One Stop in support of their new live album, “Last Night Wore the Crown.”
The Detroit-based band leader talks about fashion, lucid dreaming and Nick Cave in advance of her band’s March 6 performance at Emerald Lounge.
Flannel-wearers and wine drinkers alike can find durable, stylish menswear at Old North. Photo by Max Cooper It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing […]
It’s always exciting when a new, independently owned business opens in Asheville. Especially when it involves jewelry, or rustically cool boots, or luxe dresses, or crisp new denim. Three boutiques, between them featuring all of these, are changing the landscape of local style. Rugged but refined Secondhand store Goodwill has been the winner, year after […]
The psychedelic-indie-rock band from Perth, Australia played The Orange Peel as part of their current tour. Photos by Rich Orris.
The newly formed roots-rock outfit releases its debut EP at Isis on Saturday, March 2.
All events (Paper Tiger, Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros and Juniper Bends Reading Series) are on Friday, March 1. Time it right, and you can hit all three.
Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
New York-based rock-and-soul octet Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds returns to Asheville this weekend to perform at Grey Eagle. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band headlines. In advance, Sister Sparrow talks about woman-fronted rock bands, dream tour partners and future plans. Photo courtesy of the band.
…To vote for your favorite band. A poll is open until March 1, the top vote-getter wins a performance slot at the April 27 festival.
The view from here: The Get Right Band’s members have decades of friendship and more genres than they can count informing their sound. With new EP, Shake, they’ve polished their party vibe. who: The Get Right Band with Asian Teacher Factory and The Archrivals where: Asheville Music Hall when: Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 p.m. $8 […]
Now, 35 years since its inception, LA based Fishbone sounds as fresh as ever. The band returns to Asheville this week, playing The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
In advance of Americana outfit Old 97’s Orange Peel show last week, frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.