New Belgium Brewing’s traveling film festival and beer tasting event came through Asheville last week (Friday, Sept. 7, in Pack Square Park). According to a press release, it “raised $7,500 at its Asheville stop on September 7, up more than $5,000 from last year. The evening could not have been more perfectly suited for a […]
The San Francisco duo plays Grey Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 13. They’re on tour in support of just-released album “The Bloom and the Blight.” Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson.
In advance of his Wednesday, Sept. 12 show at The Lab, Andrew Leahey talks to Xpress about working with Drive-By Truckers producer David Barbe, overcoming his choir boy vocal style, and taking inspiration from 1920s-era criminals.
The Friday, Sept. 7 show is shaping up to be a cosmic dance party of intergalactic proportions.
The local bluegrass band drops its fourth album. Fans can download the title track for free.
Weekend streetstyle on Battery Park.
The electronic dance duo from Charleston plays Asheville Music Hall this Wednesday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow (Tuesday).
Local fiddler Rayna Gellert has performed with Uncle Earl, Abigail Washburn and Toubab Krewe; she’s recorded with Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III and John Paul Jones among others. Now she’s set to drop her solo debut album, “Old Light,” with a special pre-release party (including advance copies of the CD) at the Grey Eagle on Sept. 4. Photo by Jon Estes.
UPDATE: Due to weather, the Asheville Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra have CANCELLED their performances for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Last week’s two-night run of shows at the Grey Eagle turned up excellent images, and we’ve saved some of the best for last, along with one more exclusive performance video.
The world music and arts festival in Pipestem, W.Va. (held Sept. 6-9), includes Asheville-based bands A Ghost Like Me and Brushfire Stankgrass in its lineup.
Asheville participates, for the third year, in a campaign to raise awareness about ovarian cancer symptoms and risks.
A review of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes’ energetic, enthusiastic and super-tight show at Emerald Lounge last weekend.
This afternoon Moogfest organizers announced more big names for the October festival. The five additions include local duo Ahleuchatistas (a mighty choice), pictured here.
The biggest change for this year’s Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is that, while it won’t keep its two-day format from last year (that expansion was special for the festival’s 10th anniversary), it will include a Saturday night component. And that new addition, the Pre-LAAFF-A-Thon Pub Crawl, is an adult oriented evening of music, […]
DJ and multi-instrumentalist Marley Carroll is in the middle of a big year. His spring included touring with Emancipator and festival dates at Coachella and Sasquatch; at the end of June he opened for Moby. Twice. ‘This has been definitely the best year as far as touring and getting exposure,’ he tells Xpress. ‘I hope […]
LAAFF is more than bands, hula hoops, stilt walkers and costumes. It’s also educational. In fact, some of the festival’s interactive events teach skills, hone talents and offer workshop experiences that seem credit-worthy. (It may still be summer on the calendar, but school’s already back in session.) Here are two A-plus activities. Moving Minds Through […]
Half way through a two night run at The Grey Eagle (recorded by Echo Mountain for a live album), Langhorne Slim played a private show for Xpress.