On Friday night, the City of Asheville’s Public Art and Cultural Commission (PACC) will host a public comment and review session for three project proposals in order to determine which new piece of public art will be installed at the 51 Biltmore Ave. parking garage.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Luzius Stone perform “Past Life.”
The thing about a Kishi Bashi concert is that you don’t necessarily have to be familiar with the songs to get the show. In fact, there’s something to be said for coming into contact with a Kishi Bashi (the project of singer-songwriter/violinist/composer K Ishibashi) song for the first time. They’re not so much songs in the verse-chorus-verse sense as tiny worlds encapsulated in sound that ranges from bubbly pop to sweeping classical composition. The Athens, Ga.-based musician played The Grey Eagle on Tuesday in advance of his new album, “Lighght”; Tall Tall Trees opened.
Paper Tiger holds an album preview and dance event with a silent Auction. Held at The Millroom on Thursday, April 3. Photo by Ben Mason
this week marks the first art walk of the 2014 season. Among other gallery openings, Woolworth Walk holds a reception for Keeler + Nelson, featuring the works of glass artist Kyle Keeler and painter John Nelson (whose art is pictured here).
David Holt’s black and white film portraits of some of Appalachian music’s greatest talents — and Holts’ personal mentors — will be shown for the first time at UNC Asheville April 7-16.
Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision, 1972 – 2013, is a new exhibition opening this Saturday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Asheville Art Museum. The show, curated by J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., the Director Emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, surveys 41 years of work by Asheville photographer Ralph Burns. Photo: “Baptism #1,” Jordan River, Israel, 1996, silver gelatin print
Our weekly video series goes regional as Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore in Jackson County partner for a web performance by Sylva artist Ian Moore.
At a kickoff party at The Orange Peel, the Asheville Downtown Association announced the summer 2014 lineup for the Downtown After 5 music series, followed by an electrifying performance from Empire Strikes Brass.
“Renegade traditionalist” band Mipso makes a stop at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, April 5 at 8:30 p.m. Chris Eldridge also performs.
Local indie-folk band Even The Animals played a new song, “Everybody Here Knows” at the Asheville Area Arts Council. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming release, The Lonesome Sea. Video by Jesse Hamm.
This twice-monthly blog spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note with plenty of lead time to make plans.
Let’s say your father was a distinguished mathematical genius, and now you show signs of inheriting his gift. Great, right? But your dad eventually deteriorated into mental illness, and you might have inherited that, too. That is (sort of) the dilemma of Catherine (Trinity Smith) in David Auburn’s Proof.
Comedian Noah Gardenschwartz performs Sunday at Pulp.
Part band, part theatre company, part children’s-book-writing team, PigPen Theatre Co. raises the bar on multitalented. Touring as both a theatre company and a band, the seven-man ensemble will focus on their folksy musical stylings at The Millroom this Saturday.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Tina Collins and Quetzel Jordan of Tina and Her Pony perform “Sweet Love.”
The Washington D.C.-based, Southern-flavored alt rock band, Melodime, performs at Pigsah Brewing Co., in Black Mountain on Saturday, March 22.
A small group of writers, hipsters and creative minds were invited back for the dress rehearsal of N.C. Stage’s new production, Venus In Fur, on Tuesday, March 18. The same group had observed a scene rehearsal two weeks prior, sparking a smattering of blogs, tweets and word-of-mouth buzz over the scintillating production.
Morgan Geer, aka Drunken Prayer, performs an acoustic of a new song from his forthcoming album. Filmed at Asheville Area Arts Council.
Two Equinox events take place in Asheville on Friday, March 21.
Local musician/composer Danny Peck, aka dep, releases his most ambitious album to date on Thursday, March 20.