Since Amos Lee first surfaced with tracks like “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight” and “Sweet Pea” his voice and easy delivery have felt, from first listen, familiar. That was clearly the case at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, where Lee performed to a crowd that was, if not at capacity, at least fully devoted to the singer-songwriter.
In the 21st century, Wilson — working with his own group — doesn’t shy away from his ambitious studio creations of the mid 1960s; in fact, he embraces them.
The show began with Lovett performing “Goodbye to Carolina,” followed by two-and-a-half hours of music and banter. Gill played “One More Last Chance,” his guitar tone warm. The two musicians are the same age, and were introduced when Gill sang harmony on the recording of Lovett’s song, “Give Back My Heart.”
“Sometimes people ask me, ‘Are you just trying to get a rise out of people, or play Devil’s advocate?’ … I always say exactly what I think, whether my own audience boos me or not,” says Bill Maher, who will share what’s on his mind at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 20.
For the Rude Boys, who headline the inaugural Autumnfest at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, a chance meeting with soul singer Gerald Levert led to a signing with Atlantic Records.
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
The 5Point Film Festival, held on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15, is based in Colorado but celebrates the WNC community and hopes to inspire environmental stewardship and outdoor industry development.
Chris Thile stays pretty busy. When Mountain Xpress caught up with him, the McArthur genius and virtuoso mandolinist was just about to board a plane for St. Paul, Minn. There, his band Punch Brothers was scheduled to perform, and Thile was slotted to guest-host A Prairie Home Companion for a couple of weeks. The variety […]
Ever since its 2011 printing, E.L. James’ erotic romance novel 50 Shades of Grey has been an inescapable presence in pop culture. While as literature — 500 pages of dominance, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism stitched together with little character development — James’ “mommy porn” leaves much to be desired, there’s no doubting the […]
ASO is extending its concert season into January for the first time ever to give Ashevilleans an opportunity to experience “a classical piece that everyone should hear live at least once.”
Photos by David Simchock of Front Row Focus. I’m not a fan of the whole “killing it” thing, but rarely has there been a more apt usage of the term than at the end of Beck‘s show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Following the searing, sweat-drenching, absolute mayhem of the seven-piece band’s performance of “E-Pro,” […]
Nickel Creek’s reunion tour stops in Asheville Five years ago, Nickel Creek — one of the most respected young acoustic bands in America — called it quits. Now, to celebrate 25 years since that band formed, its members have regrouped with a brand-new album, A Dotted Line, and a tour. They’ll swing through Asheville for […]
While I can’t speak to how awesome a Pixies show was in 1988, I also can’t imagine Frances Black and his fellow musicians rocking any harder than they did on Saturday night at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The band started with “Bone Machine,” encored with “Debaser” and “Planet of Sound” and played every big song one could have reasonably wished for in between. Photos by Nick King
With more than 50 published novels and hundreds of short stories to his name, author Stephen King is obviously prolific. He’s also proven to be quite versatile, taking the jump into musical theater with Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, playing at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the idea of a libretto […]
Derek Trucks talks to Xpress in advance of the Tedeschi Trucks Band show on May 2 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The sprawling folk-rock collective played Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last week. Photos by John Zara.
They’ll play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sept. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
People, what are you waiting for? Are you going to see Aziz Ansari? If you are not, you may be making a terrible mistake. Ansari plays the ridiculously funny Tom Haverford on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
AC Entertainment made the announcement this morning. The Denver-based rock band comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of many local standup comics (some of which write for this very paper’s “Asheville Disclaimer”), we now live in a city where you can go see fantastic local, regional and national comedians every single night of the week. But you wouldn’t know it by reading the Mountain Xpress. I cracked […]
The real star of the Tuesday night show was Derek Vincent Smith’s mind-boggling new LED lighting set. Photos by Shaun Hollingsworth.