Days ago, the chef arrived in Bristol Bay, Alaska and agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for a sockeye salmon sourcing adventure by sharing updates and photographs of his trip. Here is his final check-in.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a Smash Box’s expansion into a brick-and-mortar location, two locals’ efforts to empower citizens of Nepal to build resilient housing and The Village Potters’ new wood kiln project.
The pounding of bare feet and hard soled shoes resonated deeply with audiences in July 2014 at Folkmoot events when dance and music troops from far away performed the traditional dances of their home places. This year, new groups from other countries and cultures are preparing to wow North Carolina. Represented in 2015 are dancers and […]
The latest videos for Acoustic Asheville feature local singer Andrew Scotchie of Andrew Scotchie & the Asheville River Rats. He performed three songs, including two with trumpet player Alex Bradley, ahead of a Saturday, July 4 show at New Mountain. “Always with You” “Love in a Rush” *with Alex Bradley “I Call it Home”
The Market Place chef William Dissen is traveling to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and he’s agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for the ride by sharing updates and photographs of “one of the most sustainable fisheries on the planet.”
The brewery is rolling out a four-pack of outdoor spaces for visitors to the Mills River Taproom: the Back Porch, Beer Garden, Estate Garden and perhaps most impressively, a 600-person amphitheater.
In February 2015, Hendersonville resident and acoustic guitarist Eric Congdon suffered a severe concussion after another driver ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle. Though he had been playing guitar for more than 30 years, when he picked up his instrument after the accident, he found it was impossible for him to play.
Rising country music act Christian Lopez Band made its Asheville debut at Jack of the Wood recently. Ahead of the show, the musician played two songs from their debut record, Onward, exclusively for Acoustic Asheville. “Morning Rise” “This Romance”
On June 26, community members in the Asheville area gathered at the Vance Memorial in celebration on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of equality of marriage in all 50 states.
The fourth annual Battle of the Bywater was packed with what may be “the biggest crowd we have ever had,” wrote the owners of the bar on Facebook — with cars lined up and down Riverside Drive (more so than usual).
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of June 19-21. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, electronica, chillwave and dreampop music — only on WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM.
Faerie Kin performed Enchanted Bees in Pritchard Park on Monday, June 15, as part of the Pollination Celebration.
The latest installment of Acoustic Asheville catches Town Mountain live in concert on a bright sunny day at Pisgah Brewing Co. Among the batch of videos is a new tune, “Tick on a Dog,” which will be featured on the band’s forthcoming record. “Tick on a Dog” “I’m on Fire” “Up the Ladder”
Brightly colored wooden hives full of bees now sit on top of the 12-story roof of the Renaissance Asheville Hotel as part of a program to encourage pollinator activity in downtown.
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of June 12-14. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, electronica, chillwave and dreampop music — only on WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM.
Local country musician Jody Medford, known for his song “Moonshine,” is in the process of making a new video. Filmed by CMT, the shoot — which promises a few surprises — will take place at Cowboy’s Lounge (439 Old Mars Hill Hwy., Weaverville) on Friday, June 19.
For MANNA FoodBank’s 16th annual Blue Jean Ball, held Saturday, June 6, tables were lined up side-by-side to serve dishes from Biscuit Head, Tupelo Honey Café, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Asheville French Quarter and many more.
The Stephens-Lee Recreation Center reopened on Saturday, June 6, after five months of renovations with newly painted walls, new furniture and a nearly completed renovation of the gymnasium.
Walking through the Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville this weekend will be like living in a highlight reel of all your favorite movies — or your favorite fanfic.
In advance of last week’s show at Tiger Mountain, Crushed Out performed a new song, “Cool Clear Water,” for Xpress.
Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville.