Athens, Ga.-based psychedelic rock band New Madrid is set to play Broadway’s on Friday, Aug. 23. Local acts The Hermit Kings and Doc Aquatic share the bill. “New Madrid recently signed to Normaltown Records, the imprint of esteemed New West Records (Steve Earle, The Whigs, Ponderosa), and has just finalized their sophomore album at Chase […]
The return of DIG (Downtown Independent Groove) Festival is not so much a reoccurrence as a comeback. The local music fest was first produced in 2009. The two-day extravaganza takes place the week college students return. It returns Thursday and Friday night. Thirty-six acts (plus one jam session) will fill five stages (The Orange Peel, Emerald Lounge, The LAB, Asheville Music Hall and One Stop). Folk-roots outfit Old North State is one of the bands who will perform.
Andrew Scotchie of local band River Rats plays “Tired Soul” and talks about the evolution of his band, their recent “Barnaroo Bootleg” release (which will be available at the Friday DIG Fest show on the Asheville Music Hall stage) and Scotchie’s DIG Fest picks.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s new member exhibition, “It’s the Wow Factor!” is on display through Sunday, Sept. 8.
We’re still thinking about the incredible Bele Chere set by multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi and his band. Here’s a video of his song “Intro/Pathos, Pathos.”
The local roots-rock outfit is set to play Pisgah Brewing, with Alarm Clock Conspiracy on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The singer-songwriter / lifestyle blogger / boutique owner (and grand-daughter of Hank) is currently on tour in support of this year’s acclaimed release, “The Highway.” She’ll play an early and fully-seated show at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The local post-rock/shoegaze quintet and the psychedelic/new wave trio from New York play The Lab on Saturday, Aug. 17. Meghanz also shares the stage. Photo by Maly Por .
Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist of Band of Heathens play a special show as a duo at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Authors Susan Reinhardt, Bob Mustin, Leslee N. Johnson and Veronica Watts launch new books.
Independent music organization NewSong, which relocated to Asheville from Brooklyn, N.Y. last year, has announced a partnership with local entrepreneurial advocate Venture Asheville (a division of the Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition). “By teaming up, what NewSong and Venture Asheville aim to do is connect the dots between musicians, songwriters, producers, instrument manufacturers and others […]
This year’s Wild Goose Festival takes place at Hot Springs Campground, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11. Speech and Indigo Girls headline, with many more musicians, speakers, presenters and performers.
Asheville’s funk collective performed “Badonkadonk” live at Bele Chere. Click through for the video.
The Florida-based folk/Americana quintet will play Isis (in support of new album, “Nest of String”) on Friday, Aug. 2.
While Doc Aquatic’s Sunday show at Bele Chere was not the final set of the festival, the local band’s potent mix of psychedelic experimentation and relaxed indie-rock played like the final word on a weekend’s worth of music. Photos by John Zara.
“As opposed to somebody who knows a lot about one thing, I know a little about a lot of things,” says National Public Radio personality Peter Sagal. That doesn’t qualify him to do anything he says, “except for hosting shows in which I talk about a lot of things.” Luckily, after being tapped as a […]
The news came on Wednesday evening: Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival will not happen in 2013. The statement from festival director Arieh Samson and the Arts2People board of directors said that they “will use the time between now and Labor Day weekend 2014 to put on LAAFF’s revival and resume celebrating the fascinating culture […]
Electronic producer & DJ duo PANTyRAiD plays The Orange Peel on on Saturday, Aug. 3. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Doc Aquatic and Mountain Goats.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Matrimony, Space Capone, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, David Holt, Moon Taxi, Son of Bill, Kishi Bashi, The Birchtree Band, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of Kishi Bashi and the Booty Band.
Kishi Bashi headlined a magical Saturday night at Bele Chere. Photos by John Zara.