Cover Design Credit: Kimi Leger / Diamond Thieves. Art created for Xpress with tattoo ink.

Big names, big ink, big weekend

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Cover Design Credit:

Kimi Leger / Diamond Thieves. Art created for Xpress with tattoo ink.


  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • Asheville Tattoo Fest

    -by Webmaster
    This year marks the second Asheville Tattoo Fest. Bailey is a featured artist for the festival, which draws in big names both local and national. Bailey will lead the “Tattooing…
  • Color outside the lines

    -by Webmaster
    Photos by Artemus Jenkins “We were all born with a purpose and a special gift,” says Miya Bailey, and his own life is proof. As founder of City of Ink,…
  • Unleash the beast

    -by Alli Marshall
    Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to…
  • Ten pounds of that minnow

    -by Webmaster
    Like a captivating story, Connie Regan-Blake is subtle and grounded. She maintains a balance, as good storytellers do, between what is the larger story — the setting — and what…
  • ART BETS: Tom Pazderka

    -by Webmaster
    Reclaimed wood, electrical equipment and stuffed animals are among the materials you’ll find in Tom Pazderka’s new solo exhibition at the ARTery. The works have a nostalgic aesthetic, defined by…



  • Haute honky tonk

    -by Emily Patrick
    Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder opens Tuesday, March 19, on Biltmore Avenue.
  • A-B Tech culinary students head to Vegas

    -by Emily Patrick
    The A-B Tech culinary team emerged from a near-sleepless weekend of cooking, plating and butchering with a gold medal. The six-student team traveled to Louisville, Ky., in early March to…
  • ‘The things we never have…’

    -by Emily Patrick
    Get Ethiopian eats while you still can: Desoto Lounge will discontinue its Tuesday Ethiopian special at the end of March. Asheville diners crave the spicy stews and fermented flatbreads of…
  • Pizza parlour

    -by Emily Patrick
    After two years on Patton Avenue, Favilla's New York Pizza is growing with a new dining room. Until now, the restaurant's pizzas, pasta dinners and sandwiches have been available by…
  • A firkin good time

    -by Webmaster
    What if Oskar Blues made a beer with papaya? What if Green Man served its IPA with a few extra ounces of Simcoe? And what if French Broad shoved Krispy…


  • McCrory and the Poor

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
    West Asheville Macaroni Art Club is NOT a sanctioned Asheville Macaroni Art Club!
  • ‘A paradise to live in or see …’

    -by Webmaster
    Is Asheville in a state of cultural and economic prosperity or capitalist malaise? In his March 6 Opinion piece, “Long Live Asheville: A City Dying to Be Reborn,” Martin Ramsey…
  • Brent Brown and Xpress should apologize

    -by Webmaster
    To say I am disappointed in Brent Brown’s March 6 cartoon hardly covers my sentiment. I think it is extremely disturbing that the KKK is referenced in a comic strip…
  • Cartoonist Brent Brown responds

    -by Webmaster
    The premise of the comic is that two local K-marts really are closing (Asheville and Hendersonville), and I used the idea of a third one closing to produce a situation…
  • Rethink “Rethinking Mental Health”

    -by Webmaster
    In your Feb. 6 article, Rethinking Mental Health, the overall tone was quite critical of modern psychiatry and the use of psychoactive medications to treat various forms of mental illness.…