Local funk ensemble Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band kicked off Bele Chere’s Saturday night with style to spare, and a fierce horn solo or two. Photos by John Zara.
The family band from Charlotte, N.C., put their own spin on roots-rock during an energetic and uplifting set. Photos by John Zara.
Former Sonmi members make up this electronic duo. They play One Stop on Friday, Aug. 2. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Bright Lights Social Hour, Dan Deacon and Wanda Jackson, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of CrazyHorse & Colston and Chuck Brodsky.
Although LAAFF will not take place this year, two other festivals (CCX Music Fest and Big Love) will fill downtown with revelry after Labor Day. Photo from loveasheville.org.
The local hip-hop act opened the festival in style, with a set of songs that celebrated the South (and specifically, Asheville) with plenty of swagger. And lots of guests.
Even if this is the final Bele Chere, the arts, crafts and wares for sale are as good as ever. Shop on Haywood and College Streets; Patton, Battery Park and Biltmore Avenues; and in the Art Park on Patton Avenue.
Here’s your guide to catching WNC-based bands at this year’s Bele Chere.
Looking for afterparties or an escape from festival crowds? There’s life (lots of it) beyond the borders of Bele Chere. For a full listing of events and activities, visit Clubland, Calendar and mountainx.com or our handy pocket guide included with this week’s issue.
While organizers have pulled the plug on the 2013 Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival, they remain hopeful that the beloved street party will return in 2014.
For Bele Chere weekend only, Creative Allies hosts a shop at 58 Wall St. selling limited edition band t-shirts, posters, mugs and iPhone cases created by some of the best emerging designers from around the world.
Local bands will talk about their sets at this weekend’s street festival. Tune in to iamavl on Thursday afternoon for interviews.
It’s a strange thing to be ramping up for a festival that’s in the process of winding down. Not that Bele Chere, which began in 1979, won’t be as crowded/colorful/overwhelming/noisy/jubilant/arty/street food-y/dance-y as ever. But there’s a very good chance that 2013 marks not only firsts (will septuagenarian rockabilly songstress Wanda Jackson and Baltimore-based electronic musician/Moogfest […]
Local artists, designers and models will be represented at a runway event on Thursday, July 25. Photo from the fashion show’s Facebook page.
The two bands bring avant-garde pop to The Odditorium on Sunday, July 28.
Local musician Jackson Scott releases his much-hyped Fat Possum debut on Tuesday, July 23.
Last weekend’s RiverMusic concert was a showcase of Nashville soul from G.E.D. Records. Click through for two videos by Jesse Hamm.
Short film “Flight of the Mind” (which screens in the Cinema Lounge at Carolina Cinemas on Wednesday, July 24) follows the life and work of local quadriplegic artist, Marcus C. Thomas.
Town Mountain covers the Boss in a green room video shot by Brian Adam Smith.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate is currently on tour in support of his solo debut. He played a high energy show last Friday. Photo by Sara Hobbs.
The singer-songwriter-bandleader brought his self-coined riverboat soul to Asheville last weekend. LaFarge and his band will perform on David Letterman tonight. Photos by John Zara.