Singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell’s new record is a concept album about becoming a single mom to twins. But don’t expect lullabies and Seussian rhymes: this is a cool collection of vintage tones, girl band vocals, and soulful flourishes. Mandell plays The Grey Eagle with Benji Hughes on Tuesday, July 24. Photo from Mandell’s Facebook page.
After more than three years the orchestral-pop group from Chapel Hill returned to Asheville, playing a complex, gorgeous and emotive show to a good-sized crowd. LITT has been reviewed by NPR and Rolling Stone and has, since its last Asheville appearance, made the transition from virtual unknowns to a nationally-recognized act.
The local bluegrass band performs on Saturday, June 30 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.
The local country soul trio headlines Jack of the Wood tomorrow (Friday, June 22). Remember why you love them by revisiting their gorgeous video for “Who Brought the Sun,” posted here.
The relatively new local root-rock outfit plays One Stop this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow through our Facebook page. Photo by Rob Seal.
Ellsworth writes and sings fun, catchy, quirky indie-pop/rock songs. He appeared on “The Sing Off.” He can rock a suit. And Xpress will be giving away a pair of tickets to catch this show (which also includes Travers Brothers Band and Men On Earth).
The front man for Swamp Cabbage (he’s also half of The Nudes and guitarist for Richie Havens) played a solo show at the White Horse last weekend. First, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video interview and performance.
L.A.-based Celtic-rock band Young Dubliners returns to Asheville this Sunday in support of new album “Saints and Sinner.” Xpress reminisces about an interview with that same group a decade ago.
They’ll play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sept. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
The Brooklyn-based “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” group plays the Orange Peel on Wednesday, June 20, in advance of new album Fragrant World.
Touring in support of his new album, Big Station, the Texas-based singer-songwriter/Americana innovator serenaded Asheville with songs that ranged from country-punk to ‘60s rock.
The former Felice Brothers drummer and singer is now on tour in support of his solo project. He plays Asheville on Sunday, May 27.
This Saturday, May 26, dep (pictured) and The Night Lights performs a 7:30 p.m. show as part of the Inner Music concert series.
The musician/producer/actor seemingly abandoned his quest for the world record of most metaphors used during a concert, in favor of searing, scorching, brilliantly-performed rock. Good choice. Photos by Sandlin Gaither.
Jack White attempts to set a Guinness World Record for most metaphors in a single concert at Saturday’s Orange Peel show.
“His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius” — and he plays the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 12.
The North African songwriter and guitarist has already lived through war, played in bands for half of his life, worked with Keith Richards and Angelina Jolie, and achieved fame in his homeland. He plays Grey Eagle on Thursday.
The formerly-Asheville-based indie rockers plays an 8 p.m. show.
The Grammy-winning saxophonist plays a Black Mountain show this Thursday, and Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Click through for details. Photo by Roxanne Haynes.
The quirky/folky/brilliant Athens bands has played many Asheville venues in many configurations. They’ll be at Grey Eagle on Thursday with Midtown Dickens and Curtains. Here’s a review of Hope For Agoldensummer’s upcoming album, “Life Inside The Body.” Xpress will giveaway a pair of tickets to the show tomorrow on Facebook.
The Malaysian-born singer-songwriter talks to Xpress about how travel impacts her songwriting, what her next album might sound like, and what it’s like to be on the Brushfire recording label. She plays at Jack of the Wood on Monday, Feb. 27. Click through for the podcast.