In this interview with Xpress Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy talks about the state of the Asheville Police Department evidence room situation, oversight issues, and if the city will be able to hire the number of staff recommended to keep the same problems from re-emerging. Photo by Max Cooper.
Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers plays Jack of the Wood this Friday. He talked to Xpress about his new EP, “Blue Light,” signing with Fat Possum, and the Mississippi-North Carolina connection. Photo by Robyn Friday.
She talks to Xpress about life on the road (she and husband Jason Sharp bought a tour van, thanks to a successful Kickstarter) and her upcoming performances at The Altamont Theatre and RiverFest.
Erick Baker headlines The Grey Eagle with Jill Andrews (of The Everybodyfields) this Saturday, June 30. The Knoxville-based musician talks to Xpress about his forthcoming album, why such a happy guy can write such anguished songs, and why he keeps coming back to Asheville. Click through for the video.
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.
A video interview with orchestral-pop group Clare and the Reasons.
The local bluegrass band drops sophomore album “Trade Winds” at the Grey Eagle this Saturday. But first, they met with Xpress at The ByWater to talk about the record and perform the track “Back to Knoxville.” Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
In Part 1 of our weeklong series digging deeper into Asheville’s nearly-forgotten teenage rock ‘n’ roll scene in the ‘60s, the Satyrs reminisce about their local garage rock rivals (e.g. the Fabulous Wunz, Bee Bumble and the Stingers, the Centurions, etc.), the “lost recordings,” and the inspiration behind those beloved screams and moans in “Don’t Be Surprised.”
Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman talks to Xpress about figuring out what kind of band Dr. Dog really is, recording lo-fi and having fun in everything the group does. The band plays the Orange Peel on Thursday, March 15. Click through for the podcast interview. Photo from d.drdogmusic.com.
Former Asheville resident-turned-Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling came through Asheville earlier this week. Before his show at The Getdown, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video.
Singer-songwriter Dare Dukes, from Savannah, Ga., performed at the Lab on Friday night. Before the show, he and his band met with Xpress for this video (filmed by Jesse Hamm).
In advance of his Friday set at Moogfest, electronic musician/producer/DJ Moby talks about his favorite Moog instruments and why he’s inspired by the man behind those creations.
A recap of the hour-long Twitter-conversation with local indie-electroica/experimental/pop band Eleven & the Falcons. (Photo by Joseph Chapman.)