If you are looking for fun Halloween events that include your fuzzy, four-legged family members — look no further. This Saturday, Oct. 29, there are two “Howl-O-Ween” pet-focused events to choose from — both of which support local animal animal rescues. Bone-A-Fied Pet Boutique is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest at […]
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a feature film called Luke & Jo, a new album by a Western Carolina University professor, the Beards of Asheville calendar and a couple’s homesteading video series.
The band put its raw sound to work on its latest album, Life in the Dark, self-recorded in a rented garage on a farm in upstate New York.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the UNC Asheville campus, urging citizens to turn out for early voting.
The musician is set to release his second solo record, Thunder Train, on Friday, Oct. 25.
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
The sextet has a unique sound with three distinct lead singers and a three-piece rhythm section.
Angel Olsen returned to her hometown of Asheville on Saturday to play a sold out show at The Grey Eagle. Inside of the packed venue, fans eagerly listened to the critically acclaimed songs from her newest album, My Woman. A unique element of the show included Olsen’s touring band skillfully playing dynamic pieces from the […]
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
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