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 […]
Local artist and author, Court McCracken, releases of her first book, Art Nurture: The Simple Guide to Cultivating Your Creativity.” The book launch takes place at Biscuit Head (733 Haywood Rd., West Asheville) on Monday, Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event includes live music, local beers, food and a book signing. About the book: “Court […]
The Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble, “which blends modern and traditional Asian music with influences from all over the globe,” according to a press release, performs a Thursday, Oct. 10 concert at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. 7 p.m., $20 general, $12 UNCA faculty, $7 Asheville-area students, $5 UNCA students. Buy tickets at uncatickets.com or at the Highsmith Student […]
The Joyful Noise community music and arts center (which holds classes in Weaverville, Marshall, West Asheville and South Asheville) has just named Jason DeCristofaro as its new artistic director of the Brio Concert Series. Two of DiCristofaro’s compositions, “Que Contiene Una Fantasia,” and “Moto Perpetuo for Solo Viola,” were recently set to choreography by Asheville […]
The 30th Annual Mountain Glory Festival celebrates autumn in the mountains. It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12 on Main Street in Marion. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. From a press release: “The festival covers the courthouse lawn and three blocks of Main Street in Marion. Browsers and shoppers looking for original handicrafts or homespun enjoyment will […]
This story is part of this week’s special Craft issue, “Handmade in WNC.” Pictured: Street scene around 5 Walnut Wine Bar by Brian Monteleone, image courtesy of the artist.
Moog Music is known for its instruments. More specifically, analog synthesizers, the ones designed originally by Dr. Robert Moog and that carry his name. But even the best synthesizer is only as good as the musician playing it. Composer Wendy Carlos is credited with introducing the Moog synthesizer to the general public by way of […]
The Fitzgeralds (F. Scott and Zelda) have been in the collective consciousness a lot lately. There was the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby this spring; the May publication of both Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and Call Me Zelda; and recently NPR’s “Morning Edition” ran a story on the Fitzgerald’s “dark chapter […]
African drumming meets Celtic roots in Gatlinburg, Tenn.-based ensemble Tuatha Dea. They’ll perform at the White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 5. Zimbabwean style marimba band Chikomo Marimba opens. 8 p.m., $10. From a press release: Formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Damasqhs, Tuatha Dea has an eclectic sound incorporating tribal drumming into the […]
Singer-songwriter cellist Ben Sollee is a frequent visitor to Asheville, playing regularly at The Orange Peel and LEAF. According to a press release, he “spent a few days this past summer trying to capture the songs and sounds that have influenced his life and music” — songs by Arthur Russell, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Harry […]
“Jugglers from all around will come together and attempt to defy gravity this weekend,” says press for the 3rd annual Asheville Juggling Festival, held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6. The festival is free and open to the public and includes an indoor juggling space, two variety shows, workshops, games, competitions and juggling instruction. From a press release: […]
Relive Saturday’s stunning concert at the U.S. Cellular Center. The 12-member Icelandic band performed a gorgeous and transformative 100-minute set. Photos by Yeager St. John.
Lee Bryan, aka “That Puppet Guy,” returns to Asheville for an Asheville Puppetry Alliance performance. “The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show” takes place at Diana Wortham Theater on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. $8 per person. Info at 257-4530 or dwtheatre.com. From a press release: “Look out! Little Red is ridin’ into your […]
American Gonzos hold a record release show for their new album on Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Lab.
The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 19. Held in downtown Waynesville, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes arts and crafts, food, music, dance and more. From a press release: “The annual festival, brought to you by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce celebrates the beauty […]
The two electronic acts, plus Aligning Minds, play Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Image by Ben Mason Photography.
Ten-piece Youngblood Brass Band, originally from Madison, Wis., is currently on the road in support of just-released album, Pax Volumni. Their 20-city tour brings them through Asheville on Monday, Sept. 30. They’ll take the stage at Jack of the Wood at 10 p.m. $7 cover. According to the band’s bio, “Globe-trotting riot jazzers Youngblood Brass […]
The local “hillbilly gutrock” band releases its debut full-length, “Raised on a Stick,” at The Altamont Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 5.