Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a 15-year honeybee mural project; an initiative to add creative studio space in the River Arts District; and Axxa/Abraxas’ crowdfunding success story.
Based in Athens, Ga., the band weaves its way through multiple genres while producing a sound greater than the sum of the three members.
“Bringing Me Down” is the precursor to an album expected out in late summer or fall.
While Magill is open to many styles of music, something about choro immediately struck him. “When I was in West Africa, I’d be listening to polyrhythms and think, ‘What the hell is going on?’ Initially, I just couldn’t get it,” he says. “But with choro, I thought, ‘Yeah, I get this. Even if I can’t play it, I kind of know how it works.’”
This year’s Arts Fest features visual artist, writer and photographer Clarissa Sligh; singer-songwriter and peace activist David LaMotte; and found materials artist and lecturer David Hess. The three-day event includes lectures, exhibits, readings and much more.
Searra Jade plays The Mothlight on Thursday, April 6.
Though their record won’t be released until the fall, the duo will play some of their new tunes at Isis Music Hall on Thursday, April 6.
Blues that isn’t blues; goofy, fun-filled rock; a guitar legend and darkly psychedelic music … those are among your concertgoing choices over the next 30 days in Asheville.
The local singer-songwriter will perform at French Broad Brewing on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m.
For this album, Holcombe has enlisted the musical support of multi-instrumentalist and producer Darrell Scott and a short list of other ace players.
The Clydes will be performing the fundraiser concert along with Taylor Martin and Aaron “Woody” Wood, Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs, Evelyn’s Couch and others.
Wah! will offer her vocal talents to the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Jubilee Community Church on Sunday, April 2, before her healing concert at 6 p.m.
The band played The Mothlight in 2014, and four years ago the Allah-Las first performed in Asheville at The Orange Peel; that night’s bill included two other bands with a similar musical sensibility: Elephant Stone and The Black Angels. “We consider them kindred spirits,” bassist Spencer Dunham says.
Expect to hear some new tunes during Livingdog’s upcoming performance with Clint Roberts at Burger Bar on Friday, March 31.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a documentary on Jon Stickley Trio, a fifth grade student’s fundraiser to get educational software for his classmates and a stripped down video game called Cheap Golf.
The duo will launch a Kickstarter campaign on Friday, March 31, and play a show at The Mothlight the same evening.
Harmonia brings sanctuary spaces to festivals of various sizes, and on Sunday, April 9, the nonprofit will host its own event — a donation-based fundraiser at Salvage Station.
Here we’ll introduce you to five dreamers and doers, all younger than 30, who you might be unfamiliar with. Many of them create on the side while juggling busy lives with part-time jobs or full-time coursework at local colleges. Some of them create amazing pieces with no formal education.
In rapid-fire verses, Mook attacks fair-weather friendships and inauthenticity in all of its forms.
The visit culminates with a performance in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, March 30.
“Our goal for our kids’ show is the same as the adult shows,” Kev Marcus says. “It’s to entertain, educate and inspire, simultaneously. You’re teaching them something, but they don’t even know that they’re learning.”