Asheville GreenWorks’ upcoming fundraiser, which features dancing and barbecuing, takes place at Asheville Outdoor Center on Thursday, Sept. 29.
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.
Asheville Baroque Concerts’ next iteration features violinist Jeanne Johnson and takes place at Oakley United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Since Amos Lee first surfaced with tracks like “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight” and “Sweet Pea” his voice and easy delivery have felt, from first listen, familiar. That was clearly the case at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, where Lee performed to a crowd that was, if not at capacity, at least fully devoted to the singer-songwriter.
Analog Moon songwriter/musician Todd Britton. He thought that futurist Ray Kurzweil’s ideas about the future would make a fun concept for an album, especially if he could “take it in a sci-fi direction, as opposed to [basing it upon] the actual scientific papers.”
Enjoy sounds, tastes, dances and artistry from about 20 Latin American countries at Hendersonville’s Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 25.
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.
Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall hosts The Revelers plus Dirty Bourbon River Show on Friday, Sept. 23.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new album by Zoe & Cloyd and a video project to inspire more concern for the environment.
The roundup includes a tribute to the late Bernie Worrell (and a fundraiser for his family), Coheed and Cambria, Hiss Golden Messenger and Chrome Pony.
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.
The group has already made impressive in-roads, contributing an original song to Son of Rogue’s Gallery, a collection of pirate songs produced, in part, by Johnny Depp. And they’ll appear throughout the forthcoming PBS/BBC special “American Epic,” which is produced by Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett.
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.”
The Nashville-based instrumental guitarist presents his music with a gifted ensemble.
Recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled album will take the form of a pair of shows at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 16.
The band returns to Western North Carolina to play a free show in Pisgah Brewing Co.’s taproom on Friday, Sept. 16.
Need some good news on your Monday? Here’s a double dose. Two local musical acts are premiering new music videos today.
Longley’s Weightless tour stops at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Tess performs with her band the Talkbacks in Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, Sept. 15.