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.
The local eclectic soul duo play a free show at Pisgah Brewing on Nov. 8.
The inaugural “inclusive festival for feminists who play hard” is set for Nov. 3-4 at The Odditorium.
The Appalachian-inspired sounds of Tina & Her Pony are increasingly abstract in new album Champion, which was inspired by “dreams, the subconscious and death,” according to the local duo.
The acclaimed bassist’s star-studded tour stops at Salvage Station on Nov. 3.
The musician describes her sound as “whimsical, fervent and, at times, spooky” — another reason it’s perfect for Halloween week.
Members of The Get Right Band and the soulful strings of Lovestruck Suckers combine forces Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. at The Altamont Theatre.
Here’s a selection of costumed capers, ghoulish gatherings and pumpkin-spiced parties. From autumnal festivities to puppet shows, there’s a celebration for nearly every reveler.
If Musashi Xero and Panther God are the stars of Xero God, the guest artists they bring to the project are heavy-hitting character actors. Guitarist Jared Hooker, better known as Tin Foil Hat, and DJ Marley Carroll helped flesh out the record with atmospheric melodies and scratching work.
The star-studded benefit concert for the Reynolds Community Center takes place Oct. 28 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
The synthesis of Lovestruck Suckers and The Get Right Band play a rare Asheville show at The Altamont Theatre on Oct. 27.
The one-woman play about Daniel Boone’s wife Rebecca runs Oct. 27-28 at White Horse Black Mountain.
The St. Lucia reggae artist plays an all-ages show to benefit hurricane victims on Oct. 26 at The Grey Eagle.
All four acts previewed in this edition have an Asheville connection. Three are based in town, and the other features a guitarist who lived here in recent years.
The quartet is hoping to go into the studio to record its debut EP this winter and is giving a concert at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to launch fundraising efforts.
British-born, Paris-based singer opens for Son Little on Thursday, Oct. 26 at The Mothlight.
Lowe released his first solo album, Jesus of Cool, in 1978 (in deference to delicate American sensibilities, his U.S. label re-titled the LP Pure Pop for Now People). Nashville-based Los Straitjackets debuted with the 1995 record The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound of Los Straitjackets. Though their music was somewhat dissimilar, both acts have long shared an irreverent and warmly humorous approach.
Hotoda leads the Asheville Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The program, titled “Journeys,” speaks to her roots and aspirations — and introduces the musician to Asheville.
Catch up on highlights you may have missed from last week’s Xpress — and see what we’ve got in store for you this week. Newspapers should be hitting the stands later this afternoon. Available at all Xpress distribution locations by Wednesday!