The Ben Harper-produced single is matched by a lush, Asheville-set video, filmed by Andrew Anderson.
“I think I’m here for the people who want to go a little deeper,” says Alex Krug. “I think I’m here for the real listeners.”
Among other dates, Secret Shame played a coveted spot on this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival lineup.
The two-day event — at The Grey Eagle on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15 — includes supporting specials from local businesses (look for those to be announced) and fosters a safe space for showgoers.
It contains the fleetingness of summer, the wistfulness of romance, the magic of fireflies. But it also contains the hard-scrapple beauty of living: The scrapes and bumps accrued while working toward a goal, a summit, a golden moment.
Delicate camera work captures insects on plants, the microscopic view lending a glimpse into a secret world.
“I love talking about things that people don’t want to talk about, and this is a touchy subject,” McDaniel says. “Nonetheless, we need to be comfortable enough with each other to have these talks.”
As the album’s name (‘The Wolf You Feed — Part I: Ulsiga’) suggests, it’s a two-part collection. Based on a Cherokee legend about the struggle between good and evil, the Aug. 30 release is “the bad wolf,” says Will Moss.
The minute-long videos, which post on Instagram and YouTube weekly, now number in the 60s. But even though the one-year mark is well past, Reitzel promises to continue the project for the foreseeable future.
The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival offers a celebration specific to that section of town and its past and present inhabitants. Organizers will recognize the oldest living residents of the neighborhood — one is a nonagenarian — and Aggie Jean Jackson, author of two books set in Asheville’s East End, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her works.
“The goal of ‘Homesick’ is to make marginalized individuals feel seen, heard and safe,” the band says.
Redmond recently announced that she’s been diagnosed with a life-threatening illnesss: Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of plasma.
The play stars Cardboard Sea company members Kristi DeVille and Kirstin Daniel, with newcomers Stevie Alverson, Sam Yoffee and Travis Lowe, and there’s original music by Ryan Anderson of local self-described “basement arena rock” outfit Minorcan.
Empyrean Arts observes its fourth anniversary with Freakshow, a showcase of student performances (and birthday cake) on Saturday, July 27.
When it comes to furnishing and decorating an abode, Ashevilleans also vary in taste and style. Xpress spoke to The Regeneration Station and the Shelter Design Studio for ideas.
Trae Crowder, aka the Liberal Redneck, Crowder will perform in Asheville with fellow standup artists Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.
Outdoor concerts, street dances, picnics with family (chosen or blood) and friends — all culminating in a fireworks spectacle — underscore the sweetness of a summer holiday.
The 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.
The afternoon show at The Grey Eagle also includes the debut screening of of VIA’s short film Firefly. Girls Rock supporters are also invited to the camp’s showcase on June 22 at Salvage Station.
The celebratory production, 40 years of Dance Theatre: A Retrospective (Looking back; Looking ahead), takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
This year’s Xpand Fest takes place Saturday, June 8, in the South Slope neighborhood. Nashville-based funk-rock collective Dynamo headlines a lineup of otherwise Asheville-area entertainment.