In a live performance from August, local world music outfit Free Planet Radio collaborates with chamber music collective The Opal String Quartet for a performance of “You, who’ve gone on pilgrimage.”
The local singer-songwriter penned this song about one of her dad’s boyhood misadventures.
The musicians’ minimalist live sound — “two voices, a guitar and some beat,” according to an online bio — returns to 5 Walnut Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5-7 p.m.
In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the new year. This is the roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 3.
The Ooga Booga Shooga Giving Thanks Family Reunion Shows mini-tour stops at New Mountain Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., with Piper Street Sound and Free Radio opening and Futexture wrapping up the night with an electronic set.
The local world music outfit has outgrown its popular spot at 5 Walnut. The move to The Millroom triples capacity and promises room for dancing.
Check out Messick’s album Hammered Dulcimer Christmas for a glimpse at the multitude of holiday-themed tunes he’ll perform live at White Horse Black Mountain Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, at 8 p.m.
Asheville-based touring tribute group Wham Bam Bowie Band gives a special two-set performance at The Orange Peel Friday, Nov. 27.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a mural artist’s visual ode to bees, a local kayaking group’s instructional film and the sophomore album of country duo Letters to Abigail.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]
The latest edition of Acoustic Asheville features a very special performance filmed at The Grey Eagle with cellist Ben Sollee and indie orchestral rock band Mother Falcon.
The tour for the new Dave Rawlings Machine album, Nashville Obsolete, brings Rawlings, Gillian Welch and their band to The Orange Peel Tuesday, Nov. 24.
HGTR returns to The Grey Eagle Saturday, Nov. 21, the third show at the venue since the musicians’ relocation a little over a year ago. In that time, the band also produced a full-album cover of Beck’s Midnite Vultures at The Mothlight in July and opened for The Suffers at Downtown After 5 in September.
Oskar Blues’ CAN’d Aid Foundation is seeking competitive talents for its chili cook-off in Brevard. Meanwhile, FEAST and Asheville Middle School team up for a pie fundraiser; MetroWines’ Anita Riley invites two women behind Hi-Wire Brewing’s branding to the shop; Smiling Hara Tempeh’s Hempeh makes its way to grocery shelves; and Lex 18 hosts an Appalachian-themed evening.
Led by ASO music director and conductor Daniel Meyer, the show takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m.
From the first song, the band seemed ready to befriend the entire audience and perform at full-throttle, no warm-up required.
“We both play with a lot of different musicians in Asheville,” says guitarist Shane Parish. “We play with people making roots, jazz and world music. So we’re really involved in the [local music] community.”Ahleuchatistas performs a free-admission album release show at The Mothlight Friday, Nov. 20.
The tour for This Is War brings actor and singer-songwriter Kinney to The Grey Eagle Sunday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.
The release party for Billy Jonas Band’s new Jewish-themed album will benefit Kids4Peace, an interfaith community of youths who attend camps and other events to promote harmony among different cultures. The performance is at Altamont Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. An indoor studio […]
Backed by 414 fans who pledged a collective $36,299 earlier this year, Asheville-based tour veterans Papadosio independently released the new album Extras in a Movie in October. The 16-track collection feels like a joint expedition with lots of artistic pit stops along the way.