What if a band is less about its members and more about the vehicle for a set of songs? If that’s the case, the dissolution of a band is not really a breakup as much as the completion of a project. Not that musician and filmmaker Joe Chang is saying that. Still, the disbanding of […]
As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
This weekend offers a variety of outdoor festivals, from apples and kites to live arts and wild animals, along with a host of local music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
Jesse Hamm sets the sights of Asheville’s street festival to the music of Kovacs and the Polar Bear.
Here’s a few personal highlights and observations from the first couple days of Bele Chere, including videos of Crazy Horse and Colston, Los Amigos Invisibles, Lucero, and Kovacs and the Polar Bear.
From free food and live music to wilderness survival and outdoor theater, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
Go for a hike, browse antiques, check out local music or contribute to a community darkroom, all for less than a fast food value meal. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
This weekend you can dress up like Han Solo, pedal beneath the full moon, share a favorite story or put your beard to the test, all for a nominal fee. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost local happenings to keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
Fans of Kovacs and the Polar Bear should already be familiar with his style — Lee wrote or co-wrote several of the band’s songs — but expect a fuzzier, synth-driven approach at tonight’s performance.
Check out these photos from the band’s final performance with multi-instrumentalist Chris Lee.
Saturday’s Grey Eagle show will be a farewell to the multitalented musician, who is moving to Portland, Ore.
This weekend brings offers workshops, egg hunts, local music and more. So get off the couch, drag those summer clothes from the attic and embrace the first hints of spring. As always, these events are budget friendly and certain to leave your wallet thick and full.
Xpress brings you this exclusive performance with the synth-heavy pop rockers in advance of their CD-release party tonight in the River Arts District.
Music takes center stage this weekend with local CD release parties, gentle folk singers, a punk rock showcase and experimental out-of-towners. But, as always, we bring you a variety of low cost happenings to ensure there’s something for everyone.
This weekend offers the chance to discover local music, indulge in local sweets, browse local artists and more. As always, we highlight a host of low-cost events to keep you entertained on a budget.
69 Love Songs brings affection, rejection and all the joy and heartbreak in between. The performance is a start-to-finish recreation of The Magnetic Fields’ iconic, three-disc album of the same name, and will feature an eclectic mix of local performers that includes Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Electric Owls, Pilgrim and Holiday Childress.
If you’ve been waiting to see Kovacs and the Polar Bear, carpe diem. The band is preparing to take a break for … well, “a while.” According to the quartet’s Facebook, “It’s gonna be our last show in Asheville for a while. What that means, I don’t know. But it’s a special night with special people.”
The holidays are fast approaching, and this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to get in the spirit. Feeling like a grinch? Not to worry, there’s plenty of arts and music too. And while you’re here, share more budget friendly events in the comments section below.
Kovacs and the Polar Bear is blessed with that rare, intangible element that transcends talent or practice and separates the good from the great. It’s something you’ve got or you don’t, a quality that can’t be won or conquered. And it’s all over this band.
Get out and enjoy the most beautiful season in the mountains without the ugliness of forking over all your hard-earned cash. We bring you the best in local entertainment, custom-tailored for a budget. While you’re here, share more low-cost events in the comments section below.