Biltmore Park Town Square holds a holiday lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 22 Press release: Biltmore Park Town Square is welcoming the holiday season with its fifth annual Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 22nd. This old fashioned holiday event will take place along Town Square Boulevard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening’s pivotal […]
The experimental indie-folk outfit, led by Flora Wolpert Checknoff, supported Hurray for the Riff Raff at The Grey Eagle on Friday. It was an opening set that made arriving early well worth the effort.
Accordion Time Machine, the experimental theatre ensemble of local troupe Anam Cara, will stage “Animals Wearing Clothes” on Saturday, Dec. 7. 8 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Held at Anam Cara Theatre 203 Haywood Road, West Asheville. “Expect profundity, absurdity, and silliness in the original, collaboratively created pieces,” says a press release. […]
Local folk-rockers Warm the Bell released a new album earlier this year in one of the most under-hyped campaigns of all time. The modesty is refreshing, but not at all necessary.
The Gurp City South winter showcase takes place at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 22. Ronny Mac from local hip-hop collective Fist Fam talks about reunions, the local hip-hop scene and the effect of a stable environment.
Shane Perlowin and Tatsuya Nakatani hold an album release party for “Anatomy of a Moment” at The Mothlight on Sunday, Nov. 17.
This weekend is all about British accents and chamber music. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
Flat Rock-based comic book artist Steve Johnson is reading his 20-page book, “Lark & Eagle Issue #1″ for publication. Johnson writes, “My comic is about a pair of washed-up heroes, Lark and Eagle, given a second chance by by a reality television show called Hero Overhaul. I am writing the book while an amazing artist […]
The April, 2014 festival names its first round of “luminaries, pioneers, and visionaries that will constitute its daytime programming.” Okay, so now musicians mentioned yet, but the roster of speakers and presenters is staggering. It’s a who’s who of the brightest and most envelope-pushing inventors, innovators and creative thinkers. Hint: Laurie Anderson is among them.
The New Orleans-based Americana/rock outfit, led by vocalist Alynda Lee Segarra, makes a stop at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Nov. 15. Holy Holy Vine opens. Photo by Sarah Danzinger.
Mannheim Steamroller began as an alias for former country music artist Chip Davis. Far from twang and walking basslines and Mannheim Steamroller’s sound is electronic and dramatic. The group’s greatest success came from its modern recordings of Christmas music, moving 28 million albums in the U.S. The group brings its holiday concert to the Thomas […]
Christian-pop artist Amy Grant got her start as teen. It’s a story probably never heard before in the music business: Grant wrote her first song at age 15, recorded a demo with her church youth-leader as was offered a recording contract. That math again: One song. First try. Bam. But, although Grant’s career has been […]
Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop holds a grand opening in South Asheville on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The new store is located at 10 Crispin Court, Suite D-102, in Gerber Village. The opening event includes family friendly nature talks, prize drawings, refreshments, give-a-ways and product demonstrations. According to a press release, “It […]
Viewers can participate in the local musician and filmmaker’s experiment by submitting images of their own visual interpretation of “Time.” Click through to watch Lovett’s new video for “All the Time.”
The David Mayfield Parade performed at The Grey Eagle last weekend. Before the show, Mayfield talked to Xpress about his new album and his connection to Asheville. Video by Jesse Hamm.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security; to fair trials, to work, to rest and leisure. But food, clothing and housing don’t come up until Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That seems strange, considering that the rest won’t amount to much without a decent meal and a warm bed. […]
Know that game where you’re asked, “If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?” If you changed “have dinner” to “be in a band” and then actually did just that with your top 15 picks, you’d be Johnny Marr. The guitarist and singer-songwriter has been a member of The […]
The Asheville Glass Center and MetroWines have teamed up to host a special wine tasting and glass blowing event on Saturday, Nov. 16. The evening benefits OpenDoors of Asheville; a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support. According to a press release: The Asheville Glass Center, along with […]
Art for Art’s Sake, a benefit for Asheville Art Museum’s capital campaign, is held at The Historic Cotton Mill Studios (122 Riverside Dr.) on Saturday, Nov. 16. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is free. The event includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music by The Wilhelm Brothers. According to a press release, “40-percent of art sales support […]
The sights, sounds and flavors of Africa will be but a short car ride away on Thursday, Nov. 21. Proceeds from the event, which includes three African-inspired musical performances, food from Senegal and a silent auction, support Africa Healing Exchange. From a press release: Zansa, whose name is Ivory Coast slang for “combination” or “blend”, […]
Bundle up, grab a lawn chair or a piece of sidewalk and get ready for the Asheville Holiday Parade to march, roll, cartwheel and cheer its way through downtown. This year marks the 67th iteration of the annual event. It takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23, starting at 11 a.m. It begins on Biltmore Avenue […]