When it comes to recordings, “The tempo is the heartbeat of the song,” says Franklin Hoier, half of drum-and-guitar duo Crushed Out. Tempo is their business. So is touring, which Hoier and Spiller have done nearly constantly for the last three years.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things.
Greensboro-based The Grand Ole Uproar describes its live show as “cosmic Americana [that] conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings … the improvisation of the Grateful Dead and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale.” And, while the band calls the Piedmont home, it’s already hit up a number of Asheville venues as well […]
Sierra Nevada is gearing up for Beer Camp Across America. The seven-stop festival starts this weekend in Chico, Calif., and wraps up with its final stop on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the new brewery in Mills River. In preparation for the event, Sierra sent Xpress a few final details. To start, don’t plan on driving […]
Drum-and-guitar duo The Low Counts (Matt Walsh on guitar and vocals, Austin Hicks on drums) are based in High Point, N.C., but have been breaking into the music scene in Asheville and the surrounding area. The band performed at The Black Mountain Ale House last weekend (where Xpress caught up with them) following a set […]
Friday promises to be country-strong: First, Texas songwriter Hayes Carll headlines Downtown After Five. And later, Nashville-based musician D. Striker plays a set at Jack of the Wood. Of the tracks on his new album, Come Over Here, Striker says, “‘Three Dudes In An Office’ questions the sincerity of chest-thumping country boys singing redneck odes […]
The local band played an all-too-rare show last weekend. Like the confection it’s named for, Coconut Cake is complex, richly textured and sophisticated — and easily digestible.
Local (though usually out of town on tour) musician Woody Pines plays Jack of the Wood on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Desert Noises performs at Jack of the Wood on Sunday, March 24. Hollis Brown and Drunken Prayer also perform. 10 p.m., $5. In advance, Henderson talked to Xpress about becoming full-time musicians, writing on the road, and what’s so great about Toledo. Photo courtesy of the band.
This weekend offers astronomy, comedy, exotic sounds and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
The Portland, Ore.-based psyche-pop duo plays Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
This week, Xpress brings you a variety of holiday happenings, along with some options for riding out the apocalypse.
Woody Pines plays retro-tinged viper jazz, ragtime and country blues at Jack of the Wood this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Photo by Sarah Warda.
Following a nod from MTV Hive, the Utah-based indie-rockers make their way to Asheville. They play Jack of the Wood on Sunday, Dec. 9.
David Wax Museum returns to Asheville to perform at Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, Nov. 27. 9 p.m., $7. Asheville’s Ryan Barrington Cox opens. Photo by Rich Orris.
Learn a Whiskey Shivers lyric or two and win tickets to see the Austin, Texas-based “freewheelin’, trashgrassin’, folk tornado” at Jack of the Wood this Saturday, Oct. 20.
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.
Fitzgerald-obsessed ‘30s-retro band Mornin’ Old Sport plays Jack of the Wood on July 31.
Ohio-born alt-country singer Lydia Loveless writes about boozing, more boozing, and being stalked by Steve Earle. And, at just 21, she’s already making a name for herself among those who revere true country music. She plays Jack of the Wood on Tuesday. Photo by Ely Bros.
The “imaginary country music” artist plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, June 25 (with Andrew Coombs and Mechanical River ).