There are really strange things on YouTube. You try find Kanye’s latest rant and before you know it, you’ve lost half a day down the rabbit hole of fashion shows, cartoon horses, Kid ‘N Play videos and “Alf” reruns. In a way, that’s the premise for Everything is Terrible!, “the internet sensation video collective responsible […]
Roots musician Woody Pines used to live in Asheville. If you don’t recognize the titles of his ragtime-meets-country-meets-jazz albums (Counting Alligators, You Gotta Roll and Rabbit’s Motel), you’d probably recognize Pines and his group from their countless performances on Asheville’s streets and stages. But not too long ago, the musician packed up and moved to […]
Local filmmakers from Transmedia Productions partnered with a local writer and American Express to produce a “transmedia” project spotlighting local business Buchi Kombucha.
Odyssey Community School’s students have been doing a lot more than traditional reading, writing and arithmetic lessons. The institution’s middle schoolers recently spent two weeks of their semester devoting all of their time and energy into creating a collaborative music video. The song, “Soaring on Strings,” and video were written, performed and edited by the […]
Toad the Wet Sprocket lead singer Glen Phillips recently performed at New Mountain. In advance of the show, he performed two songs for Xpress. He also accompanied his opening act, Natalia Zukerman, on a third song. “All I Want” “The Song is Still Here” “Come Thief”
The video by Just So Ya Know Productions previews the Valentine’s Day For the Love of Music event that will be held at New Mountain.
Video: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles discuss Pearl and the Beard’s new ablum, side projects, and how their approach to touring has evolved.
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
Today, Jan. 19, marks Martin Luther King Day. The civil rights leader delivered a local address nearly 50 years ago in Montreat as part of the Presbyterian Christian Action Conference. The Aug. 21, 1965 speech was titled “The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension” and you can listen to it here via a video […]
In a live Jan. 9 television appearance touting Asheville as 2015’s top travel destination, Pauline Frommer changed her tune, crediting artists for making the River Arts District vibrancy.
Imagine a city dappled with patches of small gardens and farms growing food for a community that stays connected with the land that feeds it. Sunil Patel is working toward that goal and wants your help.
A new video released Jan. 7 takes viewers behind-the-scenes at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording studio as Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield make an album of Elliott Smith songs.
MountainTrue is presenting two upcoming live shows that celebrate the life and adventures of John Muir, an early advocate of wilderness preservation in the U.S.
Philanthropist Julian Price passed away in 2001, but his legacy continues to impact Asheville. The Julian Price Project plans to create a short introductory video and a longer documentary film. This week Erin Derham, the filmmaker behind Buskin’ Blues, signed on as director and oral historian.
“Good Morning America” ushered in the new year with a Jan. 1 segment touting Asheville as the No. 1 destination in the country to visit in 2015.
Indie-psyche duo-turned quartet DrgnKing, from Philadelphia, recently performed at The Mothlight. Before the show, the band played a special plugged in song for Acoustic… er, electric Asheville. Filmed at The Mothlight by Jesse Hamm. “Afraid Of”
UNC-TV recently took a video tour of the new Sierra Nevada major new brewery in Mills River. The brewery is now producing beer but is only open to the public on a limited basis. You can visit the gift shop or make reservations for a tour here. Sierra Nevada plans to open a taproom and […]
If “organic Appalachiacana” isn’t an actual genre, it should be. That’s how local quartet Tellico (Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Balance and Jed Willis) describe its roots-influenced sound. The group formed earlier this year (its members come from Dehlia Low, Town Mountain and Wooden Toothe), and has already been gaining fans and momentum. In November, Tellico […]
Ethnobotanist and educator Marc Williams recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally to show us how to create “bliss bites” — a healthy treat for the holiday season
The Appalachians may never rival the Rockies, but outdoor enthusiasts say WNC offers more opportunities for winter adventures than many residents realize. This year local ski areas are celebrating a long list of improvements and forecasters are predicting a cold, snowy winter.
Asheville’s Resonant Rogues have been hard at work raising funds to record an album at Echo Mountain Studios. The band’s Kickstarter campaign runs through Sunday, Dec. 21. At press time the band was halfway to its goal of $7,500. “Their meaningful lyrics and infectious melodies will catch your ear and move your feet,” says the […]