Ahead of a recent show at The Mothlight, local rock/soul/garage band Pleasure Chest played “Blood Runs Cold” exclusively for Mountain Xpress.
Our series with Sherwood’s Music — showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web — is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Krekel and Whoa perform “What’s Up With Asheville.”
Our series with Sherwood’s Music — showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web — is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Pretty Pretty perform “Boots and Stoots.”
Represented in 2015 are dancers and musicians from Bangladesh, Estonia, Indonesia, Philippines, Chile, Ecuador, Quebec, Puerto Rico, and right here in WNC as Eastern Band Cherokee performers join the lineup.
The band, currently on tour in support of latest album, Talent Night At The Ashram, plays The Mothlight on Saturday, July 18. Sarah Bethe Nelson opens. 9:30 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local artist’s mask-making residency in Mexico, a new dance school called Terpsicorps, a foam party to follow the cyclocross nationals in Asheville in 2016 and upgrades to an astrology podcast.
Eternal Summers were in recently in Asheville for a tour stop at The Mothlight to promote their latest record, Gold and Stone. Ahead of the show, they played “Bloom” from the new record exclusively for Xpress.
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 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”
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”
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”
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.
In advance of last week’s show at Tiger Mountain, Crushed Out performed a new song, “Cool Clear Water,” for Xpress.
Local cajun-zydeco band Bayou Diesel kicked off the 2015 Downtown After 5 concert series, opening for C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Here’s a tune from the opening set: “Co Fa – I Need Your Love”
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is an indie-psyche-rock outfit fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The GOASTT was also the opening act for Beck at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last summer.
Singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb had a recent tour stop at The Orange Peel with his band, The Neighbors. Ahead of the show, he performed two songs exclusively for Mountain Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.
If there was an award for most prolific filmmaker at this year’s Music Video Asheville, Western North Carolina native Andrew Anderson would have been a shoe-in. Six of the 29 entries at this year’s show came from Andrews’ Double A Productions company.
The Brooklyn-based indie-dance band plays in Asheville on Wednesday, May 20, at 9 p.m. Vacationer and local buskers Midnight Snack also perform.
Nashville-based Americana singer Will Hoge recently stopped by The Grey Eagle in support of his latest record, Small Town Dreams.
Greensboro-based photographer Smith Woosley recently shared a timelapse video that features scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The film, he says, “is my attempt at capturing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”