Baseball differs from any other team sport because it puts as much spotlight on the struggle between two players as it does on competing teams. Never mind the outfielders and basemen — the true conflict at the heart of the game lies in the pitcher lobbing a baseball near the batter, who must unite reflexes […]
North Carolina author Wiley Cash’s newest novel hits a home run. Cash will appear at UNC Asheville’s “Celebrating Madison County” showcase which takes place Oct. 25-26.
Brothers Davaion and Heath Bristol don’t just participate in the local hip-hop scene — they bring it directly to you.
Raleigh-based Lilac Shadows layer their psychedelic pop with weirdness, but keep things concise.They play the Apothecary with Kovacs & the Polar Bear, Lonnie Walker and Jonah-Parzen-Johnson Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8:30 p.m.
It’s American Craft Week, Oct. 4-13, and in Western North Carolina, there are many ways to celebrate it and explore.
Queens of the Stone Age exercise the will to boogie at the U.S. Cellular Center. Photos by Daniel Coston.
Five years can be a long time to wait for anything. If the body’s cells regenerate every seven years, after five years you’re more the new self than the old one. After 11 years of recording and performing, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has regenerated more than once, which is partly why five years […]
Nashville garage-rockers Cheap Time rifle through their record collections as inspiration for their new album. They play the Double Crown on Sep. 21 at 10 p.m.
Zansa is a group 33 generations in the making. The Asheville-based Afropop band’s lead vocalist and djembe-player Adama Dembele comes from a long heritage of West African musicians. He was already fooling around with his family’s specialty, the djembe, in his native Ivory Coast when he was just 2 or 3 years old. Partially because […]
From concerts to craft fairs, there are tons of thrilling ways to spend your three-day weekend
I could tell you a thing or two about Sam Lewis, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter who will treat the Isis Retaurant and Music Hall to his seamless blend of country, Southern rock, and soul on Thursday, Aug. 29. But he’s done a much better job of it on “Southern Greek Tragedy” off his self-titled debut. “That’s […]
Wilmington’s heavy rockers will flaunt a matured sound at the Orange Peel, opening for heavyweights Mastodon and U.S. Christmas.
The experimental group, featuring up to four (!) drummers, plays the Apothecary on Friday, August 9.
The legendary hip hop artist will make a special last-minute stop in West Asheville.
If you still have never heard of the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Asheville’s premiere celebration of stand-up comedy, the joke’s on you. The festival, now in its seventh year, runs from Aug.13 through Aug. 17 at a variety of locations downtown. The event was conceived by producer Charlie Gerencer and producer/stand-up comedian Greg Brown […]
Anything Goes — Everything Shows posts an eclectic world at the Phil Mechanic Building’s Courthouse Gallery.
The comedy troupe finally brings Asheville something genetically modified we can all agree on.
A star-studded local cadre gets loud for the quiet Beatle, over two nights at White Horse Black Mountain.
The sales clerk at J.C. Penney assumed the gold skinny jeans were for Jeff Japp’s wife. When the clerk offered to show his wife to the women’s dressing room, she was politely turned down. The clerk never suspected the shoppers were headed upstairs so Japp could try the jeans on in the men’s dressing room. […]
The Athens, Ga. heavy metal miscreants will play the Odditorium on Saturday.
The local Led Zeppelin tribute group will play their last show before singer Rhett McGahee moves to Mexico.