Last week, Charlotte/Raleigh/Philadelphia-based Balsa Gliders blew through town for an all-too-brief visit. Before the band’s energetic set at The Odditorium, they talked about keeping the creative impetus going and remaining current in the regional music scene. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance. Photo by The Balsa Gliders on Instagram.
More than 120 films were submitted for the National Film Challenge. The jury narrowed that list to 15 currently being considered for Audience Choice voting. Among them is “Joint Effort” by Asheville team Gorilla with a Mustache. Voting is open through Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Reflecting on his 25 years of annual Christmas Jam benefit concerts, Warren Haynes says there’s been “too many highlights to list.” The event’s grown from a small concert at the now-defunct 45 Cherry nightclub into one of the city’s biggest entertainment events, held this year on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at the U.S. Cellular Center. With proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, the shows are meant to celebrate Asheville’s philanthropic and artistic values, says Haynes.
Nick Campbell and Wages (formerly based in Asheville), recently posted this new video for their song, “Pull Through.” The video was created at HATCH (also formerly in Asheville), where Campbell was a 2013 music groundbreaker.
Revisit Brushfire Stankgrass’ AHA AVL performance.
Performance artist and musician Bart Trotman brings his new project, Flying Erase Head, to The Mothlight this weekend. The found-instrument and found-footage show is Saturday, Dec. 7.
Although we just reviewed “Sings,” the new album by local producer/musician Marley Carroll (officially out today), we couldn’t resist posting the just-released video for his song, “Speed Reader.” It’s a stunning visual, tapping lots of local talent.
Chapel Hill/Asheville rockers Superchunk release their video for “Void.”
Earlier this month, Buncombe County officials came together to celebrate the opening of a major new courthouse building in downtown Asheville.
Back in February, President Barack Obama hailed 3-D printing as having “the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything.” And now, Asheville area residents have affordable access to that innovative technology, which transforms digital designs into actual real-world objects.
Revisit Doc Aquatic’s AHA AVL performance.
Casey Driessen releases the official video for “Tanuki Attack,” filmed at Noble Forge in Asheville.
As a massive fire continues to engulf parts of Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, photographer William Mauney posted a stunning video to YouTube documenting the flames.
The Gurp City South winter showcase takes place at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 22. Ronny Mac from local hip-hop collective Fist Fam talks about reunions, the local hip-hop scene and the effect of a stable environment.
Viewers can participate in the local musician and filmmaker’s experiment by submitting images of their own visual interpretation of “Time.” Click through to watch Lovett’s new video for “All the Time.”
The David Mayfield Parade performed at The Grey Eagle last weekend. Before the show, Mayfield talked to Xpress about his new album and his connection to Asheville. Video by Jesse Hamm.
Thursday night’s City Council candidate forum did not end with closing statements about the vision candidates have for the city, but with a heated shouting match between council member Cecil Bothwell and Jonathan Wainscott.
Last Friday, singer-songwriter-pianist (and recent transplant to Detroit) Vienna Teng performed a sold-out show at The Altamont Theatre. Xpress spoke to her, in advance of the concert, about her final tour before she takes a day job.
Click through for the recently-released video by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra.
The local singer-songwriter performs a new song at The Classic Wine Seller in Waynesville. Video by Jesse Hamm, artist photo by Frank Zipperer.
The discovery of Abraham Lincoln in a rare photo at the scene of the Gettysburg Address has put local professor Christopher Oakley in the national spotlight as the 150th anniversary of the president’s famed oratory approaches.