Some Asheville-based arts organizations are focused on more than teaching technique to those in search of a new skill. Sure, learning how to use the tools is no small accomplishment, but these initiatives use artwork to expand horizons, explore self and community and heal wounds both physical and emotional.
Despite all of Natural Mind’s inescapable sonic connection to music of the past, the album sounds fresh and modern. With mere weeks left in 2017, it’s a strong contender for the year’s best album from an Asheville-based act.
The finals of the 11th annual contest will be held at Asheville Music Hall on Nov. 18.
He’ll lead the symphony on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The concert, with compositions spanning 300 years, takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium.
The band got its start when brothers Adam and Jonathan Clayton (on keyboards and guitar respectively) put the project together in 2015. After some personnel shifts, the band settled on its current lineup of the Clayton twins plus guitarist Tim Husk, drummer Cartwright Brandon and bassist Kenny Crowley.
Larry “Po’folk” Williams discusses his musical journey and the significance of going head-to-head with an MC he greatly respects.
The Asheville pop rockers play the lounge at Isis Music Hall on Nov. 17.
The retro fundraiser for AHE takes place Nov. 22 at Isis Music Hall.
The Trongone Band is quickly getting noticed along the East Coast thanks to the release of the group’s debut record, Keys to the House, in June.
Earlier this year, the dance-rock group took some rare time off from performing to record a new album, titled Natural Mind, which it celebrates with a hometown show on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Asheville Music Hall.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
The Florida-based guitarist/vocalist plays a free show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Nov. 10.
In cooperation with local band Modern Strangers, Los Gatos decided to make its already-scheduled Mothlight show a benefit, with all proceeds going toward United for Puerto Rico.
The Asheville-based chamber music repertory company performs its latest program at Black Mountain’s St. James Episcopal Church on Nov. 10 and Asheville’s Biltmore United Methodist Church on Nov. 12.
The Michigan-based husband and wife duo play Isis Music Hall on Nov. 9.
The daylong, family-friendly music festival takes place Nov. 11 at Salvage Station.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features new studio Purna Yoga 828, an album by Jackson Emmer and the success story of local musical act Tina & Her Pony.
The artists previewed in this edition are a varied lot: Americana, classical music and rock. Three are regular fixtures on the Asheville music scene, and one makes a debut performance here in the next 30 days.
The band can currently be found on tour opening for The Jesus and Mary Chain and She Wants Revenge!, but made a recent stop at The Mothlight.
From purple suits to singing eyeballs to handfuls of gold glitter, the song dips and sways for four-plus minutes and does a fine job of showcasing Barber’s prowess as a songwriter, front man and funk force.