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.
A better-late-than-never video shot at the superfer-singer-songwriter’s Orange Peel stop last November.
The Southern roots trio, led by Asheville-native Reed Turchi, plays The Lab on Saturday, July 6.
Even the Animals talks songwriting, band names and creative evolution in advance of their Thursday, June 20 show at Isis. The lineup includes Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills and Waller. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance, filmed by Jesse Hamm.
The short film/music video by Ben Lovett premiered last week in a special event at Isis. This week, Lovett released the film on vimeo.
Mary Frances and The Dirty Classics kicked off this season’s concert series on Friday, May 24. Video by Jesse Hamm.
Click through for a video interview with and exclusive performance by The Felice Brothers.
The Nashville-based roots trio played The Grey Eagle last weekend. They performed a version of “My Dog Can’t Bark” for Xpress.
Swedish folk singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka the Tallest Man On Earth) performs “There’s No Leaving Now” at Moog Music.
Local indie-rock band Total War talks about making the video which won both best song and the audience choice award at this year’s Music Video Asheville. Video still by Brave Sir Media.
This year’s Music Video Asheville awards event took place this past Wednesday, showcasing more than 30 local videos in front of a capacity crowd. Photos by Halima Flynt.
Check out the list of finalists whose videos will compete to win a $500 cash prize and studio time at Echo Mountain at the sixth Music Video Asheville awards on Wednesday, April 26. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Click through for contest details. Photo by Kristen M Greene at KMG*Photograph.
Montreal-based psychedelic Hindi-rock band spoke to Xpress about their previous Asheville show with The Hellsayers, how the sitar works with MoTown music, and what it’s been like to tour their new self-titled album. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
The N.C.-based singer-songwriter visited Mountain Xpress on the day his new album, Memories & Birds, released. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
The Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office has opened an exhibit to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and to remember those who were enslaved and their immeasurable contributions to our community. Along with the exhibit, the county has produced a short documentary, Forever Free, which features historians and descendants of slaves speaking on the significance of these records and the importance of acknowledging our past. Watch it here.
In these videos, Asheville Middle School Teacher Terry Wright gives viewers a sense of some of the problems with the facility and architects display some of their plans for a new building to replace it.
In these videos, Isaac Dickson Principal Brad Johnson gives viewers a sense of some of the problems with the facility and architects display some of their plans for a new building to replace it.
Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
In advance of Americana outfit Old 97’s Orange Peel show last week, frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.
Been burned by love before? Not like these guys. Find out what happens when they pursue the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion hot pepper.