Apothecary founders launch label and platform ASYSTEMS.
You might think you know Shannon Whitworth. With her Americana roots and her Belk commercials and her pageant-pretty-turned-Bohemian looks. And then you listen to her new album, High Tide. It drifts on salty breezes, it aches and glimmers. Whitworth smolders on each beachy, swoony, retro-cool track. And you think, who is this? And why didn’t […]
River Arts District studio stroll Don’t be fooled by the “studio stroll” title. Sure, this twice-a-year happening is about visiting the workspaces of the River District’s artists. But it’s really a weekend-long social event. Make plans to meet friends, gather out-of-town visitors or just go it solo: You can’t go to a RAD studio stroll […]
From cute to classic and sweet to ironic, we want to know about your favorite seasonal craft projects. Do you make your own wreath? Cover your tree in bottle-cap ornaments? Make homemade soap as gifts? Let us know!
Women’s Business Weekend 2013 has a theme of “Embracing a Relationship-Driven Economy.” For anyone living and working in Asheville, that’s an idea that really hits home. The event, with panels and presenters, will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mojo Coworking (60 North […]
The local noise-rock trio holds an album release party at The Odditorium on Friday, Nov. 8.
In advance of the band’s Nov. 5 return to The Orange Peel, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna talked to Xpress about some changes in the band’s sound, how they keep the spirit of fun in their music, and one crazy appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Recently formed bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition (led by singer-songwriter Ty Gilpin) holds an album release party at The Bywater on Friday, Nov. 8.
This weekend is all about ghouls, goblins and backyard fungal farming. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
New songs, old favorites, singalongs and wardrobe changes. It all happened at the filled-to-capacity show on Wednesday.
Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter and bluegrass star Peter Rowan will perform at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 5 p.m. dinner seating, 7:30 p.m. bluegrass session and 9 p.m. show. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The show is part of Isis’s new plan for its regular bluegrass sessions “that makes […]
Singer-songwriter Andrew Belle is currently on tour in support of his new album, “Black Bear.” He’ll play The Millroom (67 Asheville Ave.) on Sunday, Nov. 17. Leagues also performs. 9 p.m., $10/$12. According to a press release, “Since his debut in 2008, Belle has toured with Katie Herzig, Greg Laswell, Ben Rector, Madi Diaz and […]
Local five-piece jam band Makayan (Dennis Veazey on lead guitar, Zach Sykes on vocals and guitar, Elie Herzog on bass, Ben New on drums and Simon George on keys) have announced a residency at One Stop (55 College St.) for the month of November. They’ll perform at the venue each Sunday at 8 p.m. “We […]
According to a press release, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool cirriculum — an initiative of The Moog Foundation — “teaches second grade students the physics of sound using acoustic and electronic musical instruments such as the theremin, as well as oscilloscopes and custom educational materials developed by the Bob Moog Foundation educational team. Through DBSS, students learn […]
Comedian Mike Lawrence kicks off a new comedy series, Funny Business at The Mill Room on Friday, Nov. 1. Want to win a pair of tickets? Look for this post on the Xpress Facebook page.
Roots/country artist has taken the opposite trajectory of just about every other musician in the U.S.: She recently moved AWAY from Nashville. Now based in Boston, Emerick has “demonstrated her aptness to awaken reminiscence in the minds of her listeners, all with just a few simple words,” according to a press release. She’ll join Dulci […]
The Asheville Affiliates holds a special fundraiser for The Montford Park Players in the form of a Renaissance-style masked ball. The event includes dancing, food and beverages, raffles, and several silent auction items, including four day passes to Disney World Orlando, tickets, meal and wine from Biltmore, and much more. The benefit will be held […]
Local apparel company Appalatch, featured in this Xpress story: http://www.mountainx.com/article/49576/Sustainable-style , has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the world’s first 3D printed sweaters. The sweaters will be knit to the exact specifications of the wearer, ensuring a perfect fit. Plus, the 3D printing means no waste (20-30% of fabric is thrown […]
Didn’t make it to Bonnaroo this year? There’s still time to check out Barnaroo, a locally produced festival and Western North Carolina’s only youth-run music event. Barnaroo was created in 2009 by Andrew Scotchie (the frontman of roots-rock collective The River Rats). He was 16 at the time and wanted to create a space for […]
Electronic music festival Moogfest returns in April, 2014, and with it the annual Circuit Bending Challenge. According to a press release, “Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to […]
David Mayfield, known for his high-energy performances, is no stranger to Asheville. He headlined RiverLink’s RiverMusic series over the summer, and now he returns to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Nov. 9. 9 p.m., $12/$15. Mayfield’s latest album is “Good Man Down,” which features Seth Avett, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and country star Dierks Bentley, […]