Spinning vinyl, top-quality Americana, uptempo jump blues and a tribute to the greatest pop group of all time: those are just some of your local music choices in the coming 30 days.
The group features the distinctive, powerhouse vocals of Christy Barrett and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Schilling.
Poet Radio has a show at Fleetwoods in West Asheville on Friday, July 20 — its last local appearance before a run of live dates up north and in the Midwest.
As podcasts and their on-air partners, broadcasts, gain national and international popularity, plenty of locally produced and focused shows are also winning fans and generating discussion.
Local designers are challenging the area’s casual-meets-utilitarian ethos. Mothers are creating delicate tops with salmon scalloping, artists are recycling flower petals to dye dresses and long-time West Ashevillians are importing French lace for sexy intimates.
The Oakland-based rockers visit The Grey Eagle on July 21.
Even though he has his hand in many different pursuits, live performance remains among LaMotte’s most treasured experiences. “It really is a cooperative effort,” he says. “The power of songs happens in the space between the artist and the listener.”
Plankeye Peggy and Battery Powered Hooker Boots musically battle July 20 at The Mothlight.
On July 19, the Asheville Creative Arts will debut its first original musical, Bugs! at The Magnetic Theater. The production runs through Sunday, July 29.
The 71st annual celebration of contemporary and traditional craft runs July 20-22 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
The unconventional life of oddball partyer Mame Dennis (played by Lyn Donley) is shaken up when, after her brother-in-law passes away, she’s entrusted with her young nephew, Patrick (Andrew Delbene).
The 35th annual international festival runs July 19-29 in communities throughout Western North Carolina.
The Feminine Faces of God concert takes place July 22 at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain.
After petitioning YouTube to reinstate the powerful work, the media outlet relented and Blackburn’s words are again available to, hopefully, fuel dialog.
The group is led by Gabby Feinstein and Nick Cameron.
On Tuesday, July 24, the pair release their new album, Sugar Daddies, at The Mothlight.
As the city gets ready to meet the latest incarnation of the Asheville Art Museum on Pack Square, Xpress looks at the museum’s history and its plans for the future, along with cost of the building project and its effects on other Pack Place institutions to feel out what the new space will mean to Asheville and the region.
The award-winning violinist and local pianist Kimberly Cann perform July 18 at Biltmore United Methodist Church.
Pack Square Park will be transformed into a handmade hotspot on Sunday, July 15, as The Big Crafty celebrates a decade of independent art and artists.
The biennial painting festival and sale returns to the Jackson County town July 17-21.
Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez discuss the art of combining their diverse backgrounds and shared musical interests into a dynamic live show.