“We loved Asheville, but it’s too pretty,” says Mallory Graham, half of indie-folk duo The Rough & Tumble. “All we wanted to do was take hikes and drink delicious beer.” Graham and her collaborator, Scott Tyler, were members of The Walk-In Residents when they lived in Western North Carolina. Three years ago they relocated to […]
An album release is cause for celebration — the long hours in the studio; the funds raised through gigs, jobs and the kindness of friends and fans; the songs finally brought to life and ready for an audience. Considering, it might seem like a counterintuitively low-key move for folk-rock group Even the Animals to release […]
Because the best playlists are a combination of newly-discovered music and tried-and-true gems, this week Xpress pulls songs both from just-released albums (and one so new it comes from a live show recording) along with two tracks from 2013 records and one from the vaults. • “Whichever One Comes First” is off the new release, […]
The local roots-rock outfit is set to play Pisgah Brewing, with Alarm Clock Conspiracy on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Even the Animals talks songwriting, band names and creative evolution in advance of their Thursday, June 20 show at Isis. The lineup includes Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills and Waller. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance, filmed by Jesse Hamm.
Live music and outdoor celebrations dominate this weekend but, as always, Xpress brings you the best in low-budget weekend happenings.
The new local experimental folk quartet (Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar and Kent Spillmann on drums) is just getting started booking local shows, but they’ve already released a debut EP.