It’s a lineup of intriguing band names: Time and Temperature, Holy Holy Vine and Hospital Call. Even if you don’t know anything about the performers involved, the roster for the Sunday, Oct. 13 show at The Apothecary (39 S. Market St., Asheville) just sounds like it would produce otherworldly sounds and memorable moments. Time and […]
Roots- and world-beat collective Rusted Root, currently celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, fuse bluegrass and rock with percussion from African, Latin America, Native American tribes and the Middle East. The band tour makes a stop in Asheville, at the Orange Peel, on Sunday, Nov. 24. Von Grey opens. 9 p.m., $20 advance / […]
Magic words Just because there’s a princess, a witch and a guy called Dragon doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a fairy tale. Especially in the case of Lonely in the Heart of the World, a new novel by Mindi Meltz. “It’s being called fantasy, but I actually didn’t think of it as fantasy when I wrote […]
Today, local electronic instrument manufacturer Moog Music Inc. launches the Minifooger Analog Effects family, “a series of compact — easy to use stomp boxes designed primarily for use with electric guitar and bass.” According to press, “Moog is launching The Minifooger Analog Effects family with 5 compact stomp boxes – the MF Drive, MF Boost, […]
The Asheville Jewish Community Center (236 Charlotte St.) hosts “A Peddler Knocked,” billed as “a sweeping, multigenerational story about the first Jewish settlers in Western N.C.” The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, with refreshments served at 2 p.m. The reading starts at 2:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. From a press release: “Cultures […]
The N.C-raised, California-based singer-songwriter played a standout show at The Grey Eagle last weekend.
Traditional Irish musician Paddy Keenan, who plays the uilleann pipes, will take the stage at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 12. 8 p.m., $15. From a press release: Keenan was born into a deeply musical Irish Traveller family and schooled in the pipes by his father. Upon leaving home for the bright lights […]
Master throat singers, The Alash ensemble from the Tuva Republic in Central Asia, will perform as part of Western Carolina University’s Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series. The show will be held in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct.16 at 7:30 p.m. $5 general / free to students. From […]
Local bluegrass band Town Mountain recently won two IBMA Momentum Awards (one for band performance and one for vocalist performance). They’ll perform at Isis Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 11. 9 p.m., $10 in advance or $12 day of show. From a press release: Come celebrate with Town Mountain at Isis Music Hall on Friday, […]
The Detroit-based singer-songwriter and pianist performs at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11.
Local musician Jesse Iaquinto is in the process of creating “The Fireside Collective Album,” which will feature “some of Asheville’s best musicians and recorded in a state of the art recording studio.” Iaquinto wants to raise $5,000 to make the project a reality. He is already $1,800 closer to that goal and has a little […]
The local singer-songwriter performs a new song at The Classic Wine Seller in Waynesville. Video by Jesse Hamm, artist photo by Frank Zipperer.
Comedian, singer, actor and author Sandra Bernhard brings her new show, “Sandyland,” which comes to Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers, led by brother-sister vocalists Thomas and Olivia Wynn. They were influenced by their father, Tom Wynn, the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio’s bands from the ’70s. “His influence, as well as their faith and rearing in church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests,” says press for […]
Colleen Webster, an Asheville-based plein air painter, moves in a new direction with her exhibition, “Slice of Life.” The collection focuses on scenes observed around downtown Asheville. The show hangs at The Grand Bohemian Gallery from October 11 – November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. From a press […]
Applications for the Asheville Holiday Parade will now be accepted until Friday, Oct. 11. From a press release: The 67th Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles and produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA), takes place Saturday, November 23 beginning at 11am. The parade theme is “A Star is Born” to honor the many talented […]
Learn more about Latin-inspired dance-exrcise at a Zumba Fitness Party, held at Jubilee! Church (46 Wall St.). Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., $5 donation. From a press release: “Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s […]
Take in American Craft Week events or dance your diaper off. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
DJ Equal’s foray into the solo artist business features Asheville-based Gary Jules and other local musicians
The UNCA theater season kicks off with the farce, “Sorting Trash” by Dan Gordon. Performances are held Thursday, Oct. 10- Sunday, Oct. 13. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., in Carol Belk Theatre. $10 for the public, $8 for UNC Asheville faculty and $5 for students, with a special discount day on Friday, […]
Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, perhaps best known for his work with Dave Matthews Band (or, as one press release suggests, for always doing the unexpected), alos keeps busy with his side project, The Mu’tet. That group, a rotating cast of musicians, currently includes Felix Pastorious, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Bill Fanning and Chris “the Pianimator” Walters. Coffin […]