Dexter Romweber started Flat Duo Jets back in the mid-80s. The Chapel Hill band influenced the likes of Neko Case and Jack White. These days, Dex performs with his percussionist sister Sara Romweber (Let’s Active). The Dex Romweber Duo plays The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 28. In advance, Dex talked to Xpress about documentary films, N.C. bands, creativity and his real feelings about drum-and-guitar duos.
Psychedelic-soul artist Matthew E. White talks to Xpress about his buddies at Harvest Records, his surprise at the reaction to his debut, “Big Inner,” how he tries to serve the craft of music, and what he hopes happens on Dec. 21. White plays The Grey Eagle with The Mountain Goats on Friday, Nov. 30. Photo from One Way Richmond.
In advance of his Saturday, Nov. 17, performance at The Altamont Theatre (8 p.m., $15), A.J. spoke to Xpress about his 2013 album-in-the-works, the art of collaboration, the importance of place in the recording process and what to expect from his live show. Photo by Rich Cook.
Much-buzzed-about Philly rockers Low Cut Connie play The Emerald Lounge on Friday, Nov. 16. Here, they talk about an Asheville-based hero (Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound), how they weathered Hurricane Sandy and how they took Jack White’s Third Man Records by storm. Photo by Ben Morse.
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Pearl and the Beard returns to Asheville this Friday, for a performance at The Grey Eagle. Here, they talk about knitting projects, fan gifts, the “lather, rinse, repeat” life of tour, and why they heart Perez Hilton.
Leftover Salmon founding member Drew Emmitt talks about everything from festivals, getting back on the road after a hiatus, their first new album in 8 years and Bonnie Raitt. Leftover Salmon plays the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
In advance of his Sunday, Oct. 7, show at The Grey Eagle, Americana singer-songwriter Jackie Greene talked to Xpress about playing with his heroes, working on his next album, and trying to dodge the video camera.
The indie-rock trio plays The Lab, with Baby Rattlesnakes, on Thursday, Sept. 27. Here, they talk to Xpress about a new project, the importance of romance in music and the secret pipeline funneling indie rockers from Nashville to Asheville. Photo by Luca Venter
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.