Video-a-Go-Go: The local video roundup

Tons of videos have surfaced from last week’s Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival. Here’s a video of Katie Hughes, originally from Flat Rock, doing her set. Other comedian videos from the event include: Sean Wilkinson, Justin Markuss, Viet Huynh, Mike Blejer, Chelcie Rice, John Quirk and TJ Young. All of these videos should be considered not safe for work due to language and adult content.

Say you had seven minutes to show off some of the coolest parts of Asheville and WNC: What would you pick? If you were YouTube user sublime629, you’d pick live music, downtown street events, mountains, rivers and nature, all set to the music of Toubab Krewe. See?

I guess you know you’ve made it as a community when people start writing songs that are just the name of the city. Here’s “Asheville” by Mary Kate Keappler.

If there’s one thing to learn from the following video, it’s this: Do not mess with Sara from Ashevile Aikido. Not if you’d like to remain standing, that is.

With a flourishing music scene and a rapidly growing film community, it should hardly be surprising that local music videos are becoming very common. Here’s Asheville based indie-pop band Saint Solitude‘s new video for their rather mellow song “Flocking Disaster.”

And closing out this week’s roundup, here’s notable local media personality Ralph Roberts demonstrating that even the mundane can seem cool when you film it. What’s he doing? Throwing ping-pong balls into a cup, of course!

Of course, this is a mere handful of the dozens of interesting local videos uploaded just this week to YouTube, and a mere fraction of the Asheville-related videos available on the internet. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.

Steve Shanafelt



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