Singer-songwriter BJ Barham may be better known as the front man for alt-country band American Aquarium, but he’s carved out his own niche with his solo debut, Rockingham.
The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
With his sophomore effort, Silver Tears, nearing its Friday, Oct. 28, release, the genre-bending musician played two songs for Xpress.
The local singer-songwriter and bandleader launched her new album, today. She also shares a video for the title track.
He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Asheville on Monday, Sept. 12. Xpress captured the scene inside the rally and outside the U.S. Cellular Center. For more on voices from the rally check out Xpress‘ previous coverage.
Need some good news on your Monday? Here’s a double dose. Two local musical acts are premiering new music videos today.
Hailing from High Point, the duo stripped down from their blue collar rock ‘n’ roll sound and went in a new direction with two acoustic songs.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features
Empire Strikes Brass’ upcoming album release and
Festival organizer Kris Kraft talks about the numerous changes to this year’s festival and why there is no longer a WNC Chef’s Challenge. Photo gallery from Sweet and the Grand Tasting by Adam McMillan
Marshall-based folk trio Honey Be Nice shares three songs in advance of a Wednesday, Aug. 24 show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.
The river was filled with colorful and creative float inventions. Spectators lined the river’s edge to take in the sights.
The latest edition of Acoustic Asheville features Oh, Jeremiah, a folk duo from Mississippi.
Celebrating the second LEAF Downtown festival with musical performances, festival vendors and attendees.
Pierce Edens plays a farewell to The Dirty Work show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Wednesday night brought a great showcase of soul, blues, folk and Motown to West Asheville.
The Get Right Band will be releasing its third full length record, Who’s in Charge? on Friday, Aug. 5.
The Hendersonville-based duo of Chris Smith and Garry Segal just released a debut EP, Before the Day Breaks.
This is “my salute to the stars and stripes,” says local guitarist Eric Congdon, who shares this video in time for Independence Day.
Mixing things up a bit, the latest installment of Acoustic Asheville features a decidedly plugged-in psych-rock quartet from Athens, Ga.