Xpress caught up with three local artists to discuss how COVID-19 has altered their creative approach.
Local arts leaders in various mediums identify up-and-coming or underseen peers that readers should be on the lookout for in 2021.
The festival’s 19th edition features shows designed for online presentation, plus a few socially distanced outdoor events.
Lee Isaac Chung’s ’80s-set drama wins four awards from the NCFCA, Jonathan Ammons releases a new album and more area arts news.
Proposed changes to the city noise ordinance were part of a nefarious, multiyear plot by mimes, hell-bent on monopolizing the vibrant arts scene with their quiet ways.
With time on his hands, songwriter Dave Desmelik decided to complete a long-shelved project that focuses on the 12 months of the year — but not necessarily 2020.
Our A&E Editor was inspired by creative work from social justice advocates and an increased sense of community.
The three EPs were recorded at Cat’s Claw studio and feature brothers Mike Johnson and Jack Victor.
Community leaders and local musicians bring the annual celebration of African American culture online, a local screenwriter’s film debuts online and more area arts news.
Cliff B. Worsham and Joey Metcalf discuss bringing their long-held goal of a collaborative album to fruition.
“I believe I’m talented and gifted but because of my messages, a lot of times people will disregard it,” says hip-hop musician Kia Rice. “It’s evident that there aren’t a lot of artists who are faith-based who are given the opportunity or the stage to present their music to the community.”
Asheville Music School and A Swannanoa Solstice go digital for the holidays, Moves places a song on TV and more area arts news.
The Asheville-based soul rockers go poolside and underwater in their latest video.
In 1979, teenage guitarist Allan Day was inspired to write his own songs in the style of the Buzzcocks, the Ramones and other punk heroes. Now, in 2020, he’s finally recorded and released that album.
The Alabama-based soul rockers made history (twice) during the final show in The Grey Eagle’s drive-in series at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
The Deep Gap-based hip-hop artist is benefiting from a full-time commitment to music.
At its fifth annual award celebration, local giving circle CoThinkk reimagined the possibilities and recognized the work of community activists and leaders.
Classical music informs the songwriting and arrangements of this Asheville chamber-folk artist.
The video for the latest collaboration between Jaze Uries and Ted Marks was directed by Asheville-based Anchor Heart Films.
“I’m very grateful for the love and support from my community of friends. If not for them, I might have lost my mind completely this year. In my professional work, I’m grateful for space and time. Over the past year, our band has been able to get a space to be our most creative versions […]
The itinerant singer/songwriter and the Asheville-based musical collective took decidedly different paths in crafting their latest works.