The local country soul trio headlines Jack of the Wood tomorrow (Friday, June 22). Remember why you love them by revisiting their gorgeous video for “Who Brought the Sun,” posted here.
In preparation for Friday’s event with The Book Doctors at Malaprop’s, I’ve been honing the elevator pitch for a memoir I hope to someday publish. What do you think?
The relatively new local root-rock outfit plays One Stop this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow through our Facebook page. Photo by Rob Seal.
Ellsworth writes and sings fun, catchy, quirky indie-pop/rock songs. He appeared on “The Sing Off.” He can rock a suit. And Xpress will be giving away a pair of tickets to catch this show (which also includes Travers Brothers Band and Men On Earth).
A multi-layered red and orange dress, paired with a top hat, outside the Costume Shoppe.
The front man for Swamp Cabbage (he’s also half of The Nudes and guitarist for Richie Havens) played a solo show at the White Horse last weekend. First, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video interview and performance.
L.A.-based Celtic-rock band Young Dubliners returns to Asheville this Sunday in support of new album “Saints and Sinner.” Xpress reminisces about an interview with that same group a decade ago.
Beck Gibson Gould, Catherine Carter and Angela Kelly, all winners of the William Matthews Poetry Prize for 2012, will be honored in an advent at Malaprop’s on Friday, June 29. The 7 p.m. Asheville Poetry Review reading will be hosted by Keith Flynn. According to a press release, “The three winners were selected from an […]
Antique Firearms is an amalgamation of tastes, influences and proclivities toward experimentation, but there are also certain consistencies that serve as a foundation to the sound. There’s a moody, atmospheric quality — kind of Mazzy Star and kind of Sparklehorse — and a velvety lushness that underscores each song on the band’s self-titled full-length, whether […]
The locally-based company hosts a casting call on Thursday, June 21 for men and women to model t-shirts, ball caps and other apparel.
Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, aka The Book Doctors and the masterminds behind “The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published,” are coming to Malaprop’s this Friday for Pitchapalooza, in which one lucky author will win an introduction to a literary agent. It all hinges on having the perfect book pitch. This is my story about working on the fail proof one-minute spiel.
They’ll play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sept. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
The Brooklyn-based “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” group plays the Orange Peel on Wednesday, June 20, in advance of new album Fragrant World.
Parks’ many sounds and styles include lead guitarist for Richie Havens, half of folk-duo The Nudes and front man for swamp-blues group Swamp Cabbage. He’s also go a solo project which he brings the the White Horse on Sunday.
The local electronic duo plays One Stop on Friday; Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show. Click through for details.
Outside Magazine and American Rivers (the nation’s leading river conservation organization) just completed a contest to determine the top 10 river towns in the nation. Those named were Hood River, Oregon; Nevada City, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; Missoula, Montana; Durango, Colorado; Ithaca, New York; and Richmond, Virginia. Now the […]
A space-themed mullet dress with fishnet tights, platform Mary Janes wedges and heart-shaped sunglasses.
The award-winning short film by Asheville-based musician Ben Lovett also recently received a Best Soundtrack nod at the Madrid International Film Festival.
Marcus Mumford is animated, affable and downright jovial on the phone — a far cry from the snarl and ire of Mumford & Sons hit songs like “Roll Away Your Stone” and “Little Lion Man.” The lead singer and songwriter escaped the heat of the recording studio (the band is at work on a sophomore […]
Jack White isn’t the only big name interested in Nashville-based garage-goth quartet The Black Belles. The all-women band has already performed the theme song for Elvira's Movie Macabre and played backing band for Stephen Colbert’s song, "Charlene II (I'm Over You)." They’ve also been tapped for a Helmut Lang campaign. “They gave us some clothes […]
The local multi-instrumentalist recently joined the rock band on bass. Which he plays left-handed and upside down. Watch them perform “Turntable” from new album, “The Lion, The Beast, The Beat.”