Locally owned record stores hold a lot of musical energy, acting as hubs for artistic congregation and hosting live events by underground artists. Many Asheville locals are record collectors, and peeking into this world made me want to be one too. Christina and I explored four local spots housing worlds and decades of music
Grail Moviehouse and Harvest Records team up to screen a documentary on Athens’ music scene and local libraries continue various film series.
Frank Thompson kicks off a monthlong seminar on horror films and Harvest Records teams with The Grail to screen a doc on Sharon Jones.
This year, on Saturday, April 18, record stores around the world will take part in the hallowed event. That mainly entails promotions, but there are also in-store events and a list of titles released only at record stores.
One of the wonderful (and sometimes confusing) things about instrumental music is how open to interpretation it can be. While lyrics and instrumentation go hand in hand, the introduction of words does effectively contextualize a song. Of course there are other markers — rhythm, key, the instruments being played — that set a mood, but […]
The island’s hot and sunny day might have precluded a larger crowd from gathering for earlier sets — and sedated the folks there all day.
Although “pretty much everybody” told them it wasn’t a good idea, Matt Schnable and Mark Capon opened Harvest Records in 2004. “We were just out of college and pretty headstrong about it,” says Schnable. “We figured even if were open just a year, at least we had seen something through.” The West Asheville-based store was […]
Four years had passed since Eric D. Johnson made the last Fruit Bats record and in that time he’s scored films like Ceremony and Our Idiot Brother. There have been cinematic albums before, but EDJ, Johnson’s new solo project, is “a literal byproduct of all the film things I’ve been doing.”
Harvest Records announces Transfigurations II lineup Unless you work for, say, AC Entertainment, or are just a glutton for punishment, you probably don’t want to organize music festivals on a regular basis. That’s kind of how Harvest Records owners Mark Capon and Matt Schnable felt after pulling off their highly regarded Transfigurations Festival — and […]
“This time nine years ago, Matt and I (and a bunch of close friends) were scrambling to try to open a record store that we didn’t actually know how to run, in a neighborhood that no one really cared about,” begins a Facebook post by Harvest Records co-owner Mark Capon.
Add Vile to the list of big names who’ve played in store at the West Asheville record store.
Last month, we joined Floating Action on the set of its latest video, an ‘80s-themed aerobics spoof for “Matador,” a bouncy rock anthem from its latest album, Fake Blood. Now, after nearly two months, the video has finally been released.
The shoegazey-singer-songwriter (of Mojave 3) returns to Asheville for an intimate concert event this Saturday.
For weeks, Xpress has been updating you on Floating Action’s forthcoming record and high-profile brushes with fame. Now, fans can finally see what all the (most recent) fuss is about. The band’s latest LP, Fake Blood, is officially in stores.
The local record haven celebrates eight years in business by offering nearly 10,000 records for a dollar or less.
Music lovers began waiting outside Harvest Records at 3 a.m. By the time the doors opened seven hours later, anxious customers wound around the building, forming a line that spanned nearly two blocks. Inside, fans scrambled to the special release tables where a plethora of limited edition vinyl waited.
Static Age and Harvest Records both have marathon days planned. Image from AM New York.
The Critters’ “Visions of Light” is an infectiously gritty take on melodic psych-pop. This weekend, the band celebrates the EP’s official release with an acoustic instore at Harvest Records, followed by a raw and rowdy electric set at The Get Down. Xpress brings you this exclusive performance in advance of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Traffic was steady throughout the day at the fifth-annual record sale, with most of the serious buyers pursuing a niche interest. One woman was looking for 12” disco singles. Another man was only looking for jazz from the ‘50s. Neal Richardson, who lives in downtown Asheville, sported a beanie propeller cap with the slogan “I don’t wanna grow up.”
For some, going back to the time when records were the way music was delivered, it is an apt slogan.
Harvest Records and Tomentosa Records host 40 tables of vinyl, vinyl and more vinyl at The Grey Eagle this Sunday.
The Field and The Drums (pictured) both play Harvest Records (Friday and Sunday, respectively); on Saturday there’s an exclusive early release and listening party for Brian Eno’s Panic of Looking.