Asheville-based Leiderman’s seemingly effortless ability to craft the aforementioned hooks is on brilliant display throughout the 15 tunes on BJ.
The Mountain Sports Fest, which will be held May 26-28, enters its 17th year with a new director, several fresh events and a three-year grant from the City of Asheville worth $5,400 per year.
Julian Koster, whose musical saw can be heard in Neutral Milk Hotel and The Music Tapes, created a narrative podcast last fall. “The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)” explores the dreamlike phenomena in the daily life of the Eiffel Tower’s janitor. The Music Tapes released an EP this spring with music inspired by and featured […]
There have been great film adaptations that linger in the minds of viewers — Simon Levy’s script is cinematic itself, giving us rapid scene changes and sometimes shifting location for only a handful of lines of dialog.
The songs that he wrote as the future began to unfold are collected on Itinierant Arias, his fourth album. Stelling plays The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 27.
The band brings its passion for performance to The Mothlight for a free show on Monday, May 29.
Drawing from the approach of classic hip-hop producers such as Pete Rock, Diamond D and Large Professor, Worsham’s beats resonated with Bristol’s attitude toward rapping.
Eight resident choreographers, three composers and two visual artists will come together for a night of collaborative live performance. With no restrictions beyond a 10-minute time frame, Asheville Ballet artistic director Ann Dunn likens the show to a floral bouquet: diverse and eclectic.
Explore Kenilworth’s studios on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28.
Bill Torgerson’s latest Asheville documentary is part family adventure, part environmental advocacy.
The Orange Peel hosts the Saturday Spectacular, featuring headliner Sydni Deveraux, the Golden Glamazon.
More lively art and writing from our spring 2017 Kids Issue. In this installment, writing from The Learning Community School and art from Claxton Elementary School.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the inaugural product line by The Bright Angle, a recording project by the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble and a community center called Songbird Sanctuary.
This time around, all four featured acts are nationally touring artists. Funk, pop, rock and rockabilly are on the musical menu.
The play tells the tale of a wealthy Athenian known for his excessive generosity. It runs through Saturday, May 27.
With a Kickstarter campaign in progress to hopefully support a second full-length record, Kaminer will perform at The Altamont Theatre Friday, May 19.
Lifelong learning is OLLI’s primary goal. But its executive director, Catherine Frank, says the organization also aims to push back against ageism and the stereotypes it creates.
The first of its kind, this album will be released on Sunday, May 21, at New Mountain.
The Moth Story Slam champion will visit Asheville along with two other champions—host Steve Shell and Alison Fields—at The Mothlight on Sunday, May 21.
The three “Legends of Africa” artists Mountain Xpress spoke with from this spring’s festival all drew on the participatory atmosphere during their weekend performances.
Originally from Roosevelt, N.Y., Conner moved to Asheville about four years ago. His parents and sister now live here, too, but “when I came in just to visit, I liked the place, the idea that there’s no set way to do anything. Whoever wants to make their own way can play,” he says.