It’s a good weekend for budget entertainment. From the free Montford Music & Arts Festival (scroll down for more on that) to some rare and wonderful catches like Do It To Julia, there’s no lack of shows. Also, check out worthy benefits, quirky house parties, and local showcases.
Xpress is giving away two spots for the Asylum Street Spankers show Wednesday at the Grey Eagle. The eclectic roots ensemble is guaranteed to entertain, putting on a wild live show that’s part string-band, part Vaudeville and all witty fun. Want to go? Just e-mail the answer to the trivia question.
This week brings new venues (Sadie’s Seafood Pub; Cancun), benefit shows, group shows, a surprising amount of Southern rock, a notable side project, a couple DJ shows and plenty more for dirt cheap.
If you’ve not had the luck to hear The Overtakers, you’ve got a few chances this week. The Jamaican roots trio is the real deal. Check them Wednesday night at the Grey Eagle, or Thursday, Friday and Saturday at LEAF in Black Mountain.
Could you tell from the comparatively quiet opener “Sunken Treasure” that Wilco would later lead into arena-style guitar mayhem and spectacle? That’s what happened at the Thomas Wolfe Tuesday night.
Missed the Brian Jonestown Massacre show? What about the Strange Boys? A snippet of Screamin’ Jays? The guitarist puking at the end of the night? Here’s a rawk review to satisfy ‘em all.
“I definitely had this experience—we all did—of stepping through the looking glass,” guitarist/composer Shane Perlowin recalls. He’s talking about avant-garde jazz/thrash group Ahleuchatistas’ November 2008 tour through Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, France and Spain. Winning fans overseas: Ahleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin practices in a German train station. The prog-rock band is one of several […]
King Khan entered the Orange Peel stage wearing a white suit, his trademark military-music-man hat, a gold cape, a voodoo bone necklace and carrying some kind of soul shaman stick.
Video: half of Firecracker Jazz band performs outside Xpress’ offices before being run off by police.
Indie darlings Band of Horses (featuring Asheville-based singer/songwriter Tyler Ramsey and Blue Rags/Donna the Buffalo alum/former Asheville resident Bill Reynolds) will play the Orange Peel in June—tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow.
Review: Michael Franti & Spearhead performed an electrifying double-bill at the Orange Peel on Thursday, Feb. 26th.
Billed as part of a meditation on working toward new possibilities, EarthSyncHub.com will host a free screening of the landmark Concert for George at UNCA’s Owen Conference Center tonight. The film will be shown at 7 p.m., Friday
The Broomstars: Free. Juan Holladay of The Secret B-Sides: Free. Plus showcases, spiritual music, house parties and more, all for $5 or less.
Indie-duo Osaka Pearl launches a CD, Christian rockers raise money for a local mission, metal takes over the Boiler Room and satirical songsters The Surrogate Squad play a show in their car.
Start the weekend early (on Thursday) and still spend less the cost of a decent six-pack with these bargain shows. Nothing over five bucks.
So what if your budget is tighter than a wool sweater after a hot-water wash cycle? You still go out on the town and catch a band or two. This week’s roundup offers one great bargain and seven free-admission shows.
Each week Xpress reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their entertainment suggestions.
On the heels of Sixto Rodriguez’ packed show at the Grey Eagle, check out pictures and video of his performance
Who is Sixto Rodriguez? Find out before his Saturday show at the Grey Eagle with this multimedia review.
The combination of a tight budget and post-holiday cabin fever can get ugly. But before you Hulu.com yourself into a stupor, check out just how far you can stretch the change in your couch cushions with this round up of free (or almost free) entertainment.
Strapped for cash but still looking for more New Year’s Eve excitement than Times Square via your soon-to-be-obsolete analog TV? WNC offers plenty of budget-friendly options when it comes to singing “Auld Lang Syne” and sipping bubbly.