Asheville events during National Bike Month commemorate those injured while cycling and raise awareness about cyclist rights and bicycle commuting.
Get your budget weekend entertainment here: A little art, a lot of music and a dance party thrown in for good measure. Oh yeah, and a comic books convention. And a bird house auction. Yeah, that’s right: All of that and money left over for an iced coffee.
Just because it's old-time doesn't mean it has to be old-fashioned: That's the takeaway from "Hit 'Em Up Style," the hip-hop cover by black string trio The Carolina Chocolate Drops. "It's a real American kind of thing," says multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens. "You take a hip-hop tune, you put it on a banjo and there you […]
Jason Smith, the singer/songwriter/composer known as Night's Bright Colors (NBC), released the fourth and final installment in his Hospital Quartet on Sunday, May 2. The album — like its predecessors — is available online only, by free download. The drop date was significant: It was Smith's birthday. He begins a new year as his current […]
The local punk band plays its first show at the Grove House complex this Wednesday.
Photo by Halima Flynt.
Another weekend is upon us. Lots to do, all at budget prices. Or even better, free!
The Welsh surnames of distinctively non-Welsh vocalists Norah and Sharon Jones are the same, but there's little common ground when it comes to their most recent musical offerings. Separated at birth? Not really, but musicians Nora (top) and Sharon (bottom) share more than a last name (and unusual press-photo poses). Photo by Autumn Dewilde While […]
Royal Peasantry (80 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 225-4884). Owner Daniella is on the left. Gigi, owner of Vintage Moon (82 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 225-2768). Photos by Halima Flynt.
Fret Knot Radio Hour & Asheville Streetstyle announce: The Best Dressed Busker competition! Here’s how it works: 1. Asheville Streetstyle photographers will be out and about snapping shots of talented and nattily-dressed buskers. 2. Look for your photo (or photos of your friends) at www.mountainx.com/streetstyle. 3. The best photos will be posted as “The Best […]
Companion albums Patient Notes and Absinthe Mourning will be available for free download beginning May 2.
Eat lots (it’s for a good cause) on Thursday, April 29. Then head to The Grove House to celebrate the success of WNCAP’s annual fundraiser.
If you’re heading out of town to French Broad River Festival, you’ll be up to your ears in live music. If not, here’s what’s going on in and around Asheville — budget priced so you can save up for your SmileFest/Bonaroo/Music on the Mountaintop ticket.
Locate your picnic basket, air out your tent and dust off your lawn chair. Oh, and while you're at it, better ready your favorite tie-dye/sundress/pair of moccasins/straw cowboy hat/bottle of SPF 45, because it's that time again: Festival season. And WNC is the place to be if you're into festivals. A rich local music scene, […]
A night of fashion, food and music on Sunday, May 9.
Song of Water’s new album, The Sea Has Spoken, seamlessly melds Appalachian string instruments, classical elements, complex percussion and elegant composition. The band performs Saturday, May 1, at The White Horse.
And Brushfire Stankgrass joins them. So should you.
The trio of brothers who broke into pop music, during the 1990s, with “MMMBop” and other hits, return to The Orange Peel on Friday, July 30.