The Asheville Buskers Collective is circulating flyers of suggested street performing ordinances. Policies that the collective hopes to see the city adopt include a two hour rule for performances, the respectful use of amplification and permitting the sale of CDs.
Each of the 13 tracks on Adrienne Ammerman’s new album The Hunt is relatively short and minimalistic, too — allowing for the melody to be carried by Ammerman’s voice. And that’s the magic of this record.
Asheville Music Professionals hosts a gear repair workshop and gear swap on Friday, April 3. The free event, held at The Orange Peel, is followed by a local showcase featuring Mangas Colorado, Sidecar Honey and The Sun Cans. The showcase starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $5. Press release from organizers: The Orange Peel is […]
The Millroom announces three comedy shows for the month of April: Vince Morris performs on Friday, April 10; followed by Tom Green on Tuesday, April 14; and Sara Schaefer on Thursday, April 30. Press release from event organizers: April is the month for comedy in Asheville with three fantastic comedians coming through to play the […]
Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo Dynasty Electric just competed work on the album A Million Words of Love. It was written and recorded while living in a mountain cabin in Brevard. The band plays an album release show at The Phoenix on Friday, March 27. Press release from promoters: Dynasty Electric, an electronic rock duo hailing from […]
Hendersonville-based author Ann B. Ross recently published Miss Julia Lays Down the Law, the latest in her Miss Julia series, and will appear at two local author events. She’ll be at The Fountainhead Bookstore on Tuesday, April 7, and at Malaprop’s on Saturday, April 18. Press release from Penguin Random House: 2014 was a milestone […]
Hair is both subject and medium for artist Sonya Clark. She’ll discuss that intersection — and its relationship to fiber art — in the artist talk “From Hair to There,” held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on Friday, March 27. Born in Washington, D.C., Clark earned an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy […]
What does it mean to be not just a hardworking band, but one of the top-10 hardest-working bands? Ask Brooklyn-based Haybaby. The indie-pop trio plays Broadway’s on Tuesday, March 24, with locals Total War and Wyla, and Whiskey Bitches from New York City.
Music Video Asheville holds its annual showcase of local musicians and filmmakers on Wednesday, April 29. The event, held at Diana Wortham Auditorium, will include a panel discussion about music video production, distribution and resources. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 at the door. Press release from organizers: Music Video Asheville 2015 Tickets Available Today Music Video […]
At a St. Patrick’s Day party/volunteer organization/Downtown After 5 kickoff party, the Asheville Downtown Association announced the lineup for this year’s concert series.
The River Arts District holds its spring studio stroll over Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10. Studios and galleries will be open to the public with live demonstrations. Press release from event organizers: River Arts District Celebrates Mothers’ Day with Two-Day Studio Stroll and Art Sale *NOTE THIS STROLL REPLACES THE […]
Students from Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties compete in the third annual high school Shakespeare monologue competition on Saturday, March 28. The public is invited. Press release from the Caldwell Arts Council: Nineteen high school students from traditional and private schools in Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties are preparing for the 3rd Annual High School […]
Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, N.C. announces a calendar of events including woodworker William Everett who will present his book on Saturday, March 21; and novelist Wiley cash appearing as the featured speaker at a Friends of the Library meeting on May 7. Press release from the bookstore: Saturday, March 21 3:00 pm Sawdust and […]
Almost two years to the day since Xpress first shared news of Electric Dream by Luzius Stone — the project of WNC native Justin Miles — that album finally gets a launch party. It’s been a long time coming.
If you think your day is busy, try keeping up with Keynon Lake. Lake parlayed his pro basketball and sports medicine experience into a career with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, where he is a community service navigator and prevention social worker. Driven to address the questions raised by his line of work, Lake penned the book My Daddy Taught Me That.
Brewgrass returns for its 19th year on Saturday, Sept. 19. The lineup includes Jeff Austin Band, Big Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band; tickets go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. Press release from Mason Jar Media: Asheville, NC’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event […]
The Bob Moog Foundation just launched its spring raffle and the prize is a vintage Moog Liberation synthesizer. The raffle, which runs through Friday, April 20, raises funds for the foundation’s projects. Press release from event organizers: Today the Bob Moog Foundation announces its spring raffle for a vintage Moog Liberation synthesizer. The raffle, a […]
Blue Ridge Bookfest is held at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. The event includes free workshops, presentations and opportunities to meet authors. This year’s featured author is war and foreign correspondent Joseph L. Galloway. Press release from event organizers: Authors and Exhibitors The 2015 Blue […]
Plugged In Publicity presents Equinox at The Boiler Room with performances by Live Animals, illanthropy and The Ghost Of. 9 p.m., $3. Press release from event organizers: This Saturday, Plugged In Publicity joins forces with local producers and artists to present EQUINOX at the Boiler Room. The night’s lineup includes Live Animals, illanthropy and The […]
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The Asheville Beat Tape Collective announces a two-night show at One Stop and Asheville Music Hall, Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. Featured performers include The Difference Machine from Atlanta on Friday and Blockhead from New York City on Saturday. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Beat Tape Collective and Asheville Music Hall […]