Brooklyn instrumental collective Snarky Puppy gets a local send up in advance of their Thursday, Sept. 26, show at Asheville Music Hall.
Rap superstar Big Boi’s new video for “Thom Pettie” features footage from his sold-out spring show at the Orange Peel in Asheville.
Two exclusive songs from Sam Lewis’s Aug. 29 stop in Asheville. Videos of Lewis and Scott McMahan shot at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall by Jesse Hamm.
The Durham-based duo of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun) recorded a version of their song, “Hey Mami,” using all kinds of delays and filters and synthesizers and sequencers. Click through for the video.
Local singer-songwriter Darien Crossley spent four months in England, where she played 45 nights in 16 different venues in and around Manchester. She also visited Brussels, Ghent, Bruges and Amsterdam, and participated in a video project in Berlin. Click through for a video from the U.K.
The haunting world-fusion band returns to Asheville on Saturday, Aug. 24. They’ll perform an all-ages show at Isis.
The Durham/Brooklyn-based folk outfit played Apothecary on Aug. 10. Click through for a video of M.C. Taylor’s exclusive performance.
On Wednesday August 21, 2013, Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County schools will be back in session. And the Asheville Police Department is asking for assistance in keeping local children safe as they return to school, producing a video that urges drivers to use caution.
Andrew Scotchie of local band River Rats plays “Tired Soul” and talks about the evolution of his band, their recent “Barnaroo Bootleg” release (which will be available at the Friday DIG Fest show on the Asheville Music Hall stage) and Scotchie’s DIG Fest picks.
We’re still thinking about the incredible Bele Chere set by multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi and his band. Here’s a video of his song “Intro/Pathos, Pathos.”
The local roots-rock outfit is set to play Pisgah Brewing, with Alarm Clock Conspiracy on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Borrowing from James O’ Keefe’s playbook, the Buncombe County Young Republicans aimed to make a mockery of Moral Mountain Monday attendees Aug. 5, enticing them to sign a “a fake petition to decrease, or restore funding levels to the last year that Democrats were in control, which effectively lowers it by millions of dollars.”
Asheville’s funk collective performed “Badonkadonk” live at Bele Chere. Click through for the video.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Matrimony, Space Capone, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, David Holt, Moon Taxi, Son of Bill, Kishi Bashi, The Birchtree Band, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of Kishi Bashi and the Booty Band.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Bright Lights Social Hour, Dan Deacon and Wanda Jackson, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of CrazyHorse & Colston and Chuck Brodsky.
Last weekend’s RiverMusic concert was a showcase of Nashville soul from G.E.D. Records. Click through for two videos by Jesse Hamm.
Short film “Flight of the Mind” (which screens in the Cinema Lounge at Carolina Cinemas on Wednesday, July 24) follows the life and work of local quadriplegic artist, Marcus C. Thomas.
Town Mountain covers the Boss in a green room video shot by Brian Adam Smith.
When the Grove Park Inn celebrated its centennial, the famous establishment didn’t hand out goodie bags at the end of its birthday party — it lit up the night sky with a fantastic fireworks display. Click this post to watch the highlights.
Reed Turchi just moved back to Asheville. His band, Turchi, plays a homecoming and album launch show at The Lab on Saturday, July 6. In advance, Reed talked to Xpress about kudzu, the slide guitar, and local inspiration. Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
Shonna Tucker, formerly of Drive-By Truckers, headlined last week’s Downtown After 5 with her new band, Eye Candy. Click through for the video where she performs “The Pie Song” from the band’s forthcoming album.