Firecrackers are for the emotionally bankrupt
Cherokee’s way more than just the casino
Summer’s here. Where’s our neighborhood ice-cream shop?
In Georgian England, wit could trump even wallet in determining one’s eligibility for courtship. And physical appearance, though rarely a dealmaker, was always mentioned first. She bangs: Lily Allen doesn’t take rejection lightly. In her debut album Smile, she skewers a loutish ex-boyfriend with revealing songs like “Not Big.” Consider Jane Austen’s iconic character Emma […]
For music lovers, the gratis goodies never end.
Locally organized Palooza features a five-concert series for kids
If I hear “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” ONE MORE TIME …
Don’t miss Johnny Winter in Asheville, White Squirrel Festival in Brevard, both coming up at the end of the week.
Why have Billy Corgan and crew chosen Asheville as the base of their nine-day run?
Billy Corgan’s 1990s behemoth — Smashing Pumpkins — is slated for a nine-show residency in Asheville.
Six degrees of Be Good Tanyas
If you’re still haunted by memories of grade-school gym class, reading the Mountain Sports Festival’s printed roster of kids’ programs might seem like a potential nightmare. The long page is packed with dozens of youth activities. Yet the list is largely free of the usual suspects: No dodge ball competition, for instance; no cutthroat baseball […]
“It smells nice and fresh in here,” I remarked to our long-suffering realtor, who’d ushered my infant son and me down into the tiny house’s semifinished rec room. In fact, whatever industrial-grade air freshener the sellers were using was so intense my eyes began to itch. The baby’s blanket reeked of it for hours afterward. […]
Like most geniuses, Bill Monroe wasn’t exactly easy to get along with.
I understand why people like Afro-pop. But it leaves me cold. So am I a racist?
More smiles for your dollars than at other area festivals
Her jingly waltz about her decaying hometown spins hollow, like a smashed-out barber-shop pole: “Thrice All American,” an ode to Tacoma, Wash., was probably the least-felt song on What It Sounds Like, the first of No Depression‘s compilation CDs. The case for Neko: In an era of newly theatrical indie rock (Arcade Fire, of Montreal, […]
Meschach McLachlan, Laura Stamps, and National Poetry Month.
Elusive bird recalls old Asheville
Molly fans can take a quiz for the chance to see Sweet Charity on the musical’s opening night at the Peace Center.
Xpress’ music coverage is “cluelessly safe,” and therefore perfect for kids!