Cover Design Credit: Carrie Lare
Photograph Credit: Max Cooper

The unusual suspects

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Cover Design Credit:

Carrie Lare

Cover Photography Credit:

Max Cooper


  • 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…
  • Sunday school

    -by Alli Marshall
    “We had an idea of how we wanted it to sound,” says Cliff Worsham, half of local electronic project RBTS WIN. He’s talking about the band’s new album, Palm Sunday,…
  • Rollin’ on the river

    -by Webmaster
    The G.E.D. Records soul showcase takes the stage as the third installment of this year’s RiverMusic series, created by environmental nonprofit RiverLink. This is the second year for the event,…
  • Soul satisfaction

    -by Alli Marshall
    There’s a definite rise in the number of soul music groups, and not just in the back-in-the-day-revival, televised for a PBS fundraiser special bands. You know: The Drifters, The Miracles,…
  • Time management

    -by Alli Marshall
    “People think, with me, that it’s a dress-up contest or a history project,” says dapper roots musician (and former, albeit briefly, Asheville resident) Pokey LaFarge. “I just choose to look…



  • Big on the pig … and the cow, chicken and turkey

    -by Emily Patrick
    Carolina Mountain Ribfest offers a weekend of barbecue and extreme festival eats
  • Cool cookies: Sunshine Sammies brings ice cream sandwiches to Patton Avenue

    -by Emily Patrick
    The solar-powered street cart sells several creative varieties of the frozen treat.
  • Lobster for less

    -by Emily Patrick
    One Friday a month, Micheal Scharf waits in his car in the parking lot of Innsbruck Mall, ready to open his trunk for a select group of customers and show…
  • A ride for the price of a pint

    -by Emily Patrick
    You've probably seen the billboards, the ones that say “You just blew $10,000.” They're anti-DUI adverts, and the idea is that by the time you pay legal fees and fines,…
  • Summer of Saison

    -by Webmaster
    Many think that if Asheville had an official beer, it would be an IPA. So when the Asheville Brewers Alliance chose a style to brew together for Asheville Beer Week,…


  • Survey says….

    -by Webmaster
  • Rural Distillery

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 07/10/13

    -by Webmaster
    Pub-cycle hiring drivers as Asheville’s self-propelled, wheeled drunk-tourism industry finds its legs
  • Give Diaz a chance

    -by Webmaster
    Emily Patrick’s June 26 portrayal of Hector Diaz in “The Many Lives of Hector Diaz” is further evidence that she has raised the bar for food writing in Asheville. Very…
  • Hoggin’ profits from a Home Ground Treasure

    -by Webmaster
    Tell me someone else has noticed that the groundhogs are plotting a takeover. In fact, it may already be underway.  Drive onto Interstate 240 West from Riverside Drive any day,…
  • Enough is enough

    -by Webmaster
    Regarding Asheville Police Chief William Anderson: This is nothing but a witch hunt by a select group of cowardly people who want to see the demise and fall of Asheville's…
  • Safety before pleasantries

    -by Webmaster
    In reply to Mark Muhlenfeld's June 19 letter, “Next Time, Try Waving”: I've been riding motorcycles for 50 years. My experience has taught me that the motorcyclists who live longest…