The band came together in 2012 almost by accident, according to saxophonist Pauly Juhl. “A friend’s sister was getting married,” he recalls, “and she wanted a New Orleans-style brass band for her rehearsal dinner. My friend asked me if I could put a group together.”
Special guests who joined Philo onstage throughout the night included members of Empire Strikes Brass, local Grammy-nominated vocalist Debrissa McKinney, MC Smidi and more.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features
Empire Strikes Brass’ upcoming album release and
As we pin our shiniest hopes and dreams on 2016, it makes sense to see its predecessor out in style. Whether that entails peaceful chanting, serious rocking, communing with the undead or benefiting a worthy cause, Xpress has a party for every reveler.
In celebration of this weekend’s DIG Festival (read the Xpress story here) — at eight venues throughout downtown Asheville, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23 — This week’s playlist gets an early release. And the songs are culled from six of the more than 40 bands performing at DIG. • “Master Plan” by Doc Aquatic, […]
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
This week’s edition is dominated by local entertainers: musicians, comedians, filmmakers and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Enjoy live music, local authors, the great outdoors and more this weekend in WNC. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
This weekend brings art, music, theater and more, with a host of opportunities to enjoy the warmth of summer. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
It’s a powerhouse local quadruple bill of electronic, New Orleans brass, fusion and swing on Saturday, Feb. 9. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.