Bele Chere 2009 is still two months away, but Xpress has the scoop on a couple dozen of the festival’s musical acts.
It’s a good weekend for budget entertainment. From the free Montford Music & Arts Festival (scroll down for more on that) to some rare and wonderful catches like Do It To Julia, there’s no lack of shows. Also, check out worthy benefits, quirky house parties, and local showcases.
Will a production of The Who’s Tommy, the staged rock opera based on the album of the same name, bring about a resurgence of pinball wizards and boardwalk-style arcades lined with the chiming, flashing games? Tommy can you hear me? Get the 60s sonic experience at the Asheville Arts Center show. Photo by Jonathan Welch. […]
Back in the day, a couple traffic barricades, a boom box and a barbeque equaled a fete fit for an entire neighborhood. Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood—the tree-lined clutch of homes and businesses just north of downtown—has been capitalizing on that very concept for the past five years, turning a meet-your-neighbors gathering into a celebration of […]
Haylee, on College Street. Photo by Jonathan Welch.
Michael Malone’s The Four Corners of the Sky is, at turns, impossibly dramatic, but the lengthy mystery is hardly formulaic. It’s immaculate, tightly-crafted and thrilling from the first page.
Each week Xpress reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their entertainment suggestions.
This week brings new venues (Sadie’s Seafood Pub; Cancun), benefit shows, group shows, a surprising amount of Southern rock, a notable side project, a couple DJ shows and plenty more for dirt cheap.
If the tag says organic, free-range, non-GMO, it’s got to be good, right? But what if that claim comes on a CD—say, Hymns for a Dark Horse by the Raleigh-based folk-pop trio Bowerbirds? After all, the nature-imbued, avian-centric song collection was crafted at the off-the-grid piece of land where the Bowerbirds’ founding members Beth Tacular […]
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Asheville Community Theatre’s production of Enchanted April, a fanciful staging of a 1922 British novel, is well-executed and charming.
Local photographer J.Jackson wears a vintage suit jacket recently purchased at Ragtime Vintage Clothing (20 E Walnut St., Asheville, 225-8889). Photos by Jonathan Welch.
Cactus, A.K.A. kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo puts out flyers for his May Saturday, May 16 DVD release party at The Grey Eagle. He just bought the fedora. Photo by Jonathan Welch.
With a mostly cloudy weekend in the works, it’s the perfect time to make indoor plans (see the following list of shows—including a Sunday play!). But there is a little sun in the forecast, so dust off the lawn chair and break out the cooler: warm weather music series are upon us. As usual, nothing costs more than $5.
Susan Rebecca White’s debut novel describes Atlanta culture and society through the eyes of three very different women.