Lowcountry stringband The Accomplices, from Savannah, Ga. “plays a unique sort of rock and groove-based blues-grass with overtones of jazz and bohemian country,” according to their press release. “With an emphasis on song craft and heavy harmonies, it’s easy to see why The Accomplices are fast becoming a staple in the southeastern music scene. The […]
Blue Heron Whitewater hosts a whitewater rafting trip on Sunday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from the trip benefit RiverLink. From a press release: On Sunday, October 6th, 2013, join us for a half day trip down Section 9 of the French Broad River. Spend the day on the river having fun and enjoying our beautiful river, […]
Thursday is Friday eve — even more so on Thursday, Sept. 26, when there are almost too many music options to choose from. Consider this trifecta: Jane Kramer at White Horse, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand at Isis and City and Colour at The Orange Peel.
Truth & Salvage Co. returns to Asheville to close out the Downtown After 5 season
Week of Wonders is “a vibrant glowing lantern compared to all that is dark and dreary in Seattle.” The trio (Tim McClanahan, David Dempsey and Leif Anders) lists its influences as Explode Into Colors, Orange Juice, Sun Angle and Abe Vigoda. The latter is, perhaps the most important: That L.A. band coined the term “Tropical […]
Knoxville quintet Cutthroat Shamrock return to Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 29 for a show at Jack of the Wood. 10 p.m., $7. The band describes itself as “Appalachian punk rock” but brings a rough-and-tumble Celtic sounds to its performances. From a press release: “They hail from the land of blue smoke and white lightening, and […]
Asheville Music School’s newest faculty members, Gary Bradley and Patrick Lopez, will collaborate on two jazz sets to be showcased at the AMS Performance Loft, on Friday, Oct. 11. Shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Veteran Asheville saxophonist Gary Bradley also performs, along with Michael Jefry Stevens on piano, Jason Moore on saxophone, Justin Watt […]
The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, which takes place Oct. 25-27 in downtown Asheville, will include not only a stellar music lineup but two special discussions. The panels include the Inventors’ Roundtable and an Artist Spotlight: An Interview with Gary Numan, both held at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26. More information, from a […]
The Mississippi-based unpop star talks about writing pop music for an alternate universe and showing a little skin. He plays Broadways on Sunday, Sept. 22. Photo by Carson Culver.
Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks writes about the influential arts institution
According to the bio for bluegrass band Iron Horse, listeners will “want to strap in to their seat and prepare to be thrilled with the ride” and the group has “a new sound for bluegrass and they always perform with a spirit and sense of style that pays the most gratifying compliment to acoustic and […]
Local artist Randy Siegel opens an exhibit of his latest work at The Junction (348 Depot Street, at Pink Dog Creative). The show, “Every Day a Little Death,” runs from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 13. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. From a press release: The show […]
Alligator Indian releases a new EP that’s at once gorgeous and weird. They’ll hold a release party at Apothecary on Thursday, Sept. 26.
“This time last year I was plotting to kill a man and I was telling myself that it was noble,” says writer David Holthouse in his story, Stalking the Bogeyman. “I was doing it to protect the children. But really, more than anything else, I think I just wanted to shoot the son of a […]
Edward O’Keefe, author of “Take It From the Top,” leads an interfaith program on “What to do with Peak Experiences.” Join the discussion at Grateful Steps (159 South Lexington Ave) on Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. From a press release: “Peak experiences can occur for individuals of any faith or no faith and to individuals […]
New West Asheville-based non-profit Aurora Studio & Gallery holds its first opening for artists from the Aurora Studio Summer Sunlight Institute. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., at the Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road in West Asheville. According to a press release, “The mission of Aurora Studio & Gallery is to […]
Charles Unger and his band return to the White Horse on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an evening of eclectic jazz. 8 p.m. show, $15. According to a press release, “Unger is a legendary presence on the San Francisco jazz scene. He is adept on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, and with the Charles Unger Experience […]
From a press release: String musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will team up with students and faculty from the Western Carolina University School of Music to present a performance Tuesday, Sept. 17, to start the second year of an artist-in-residence program. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine […]
The Intersections Book Discussion Group, which meets in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, will discuss “With or Without You: A Memoir” by Domenica Ruta on Thursday, Sept. 17. Meeting time is 6:30 p.m. and the group is free. Reading the book is required to attend. From a press release: The Book Discussion Group is […]
Two exclusive songs from Sam Lewis’s Aug. 29 stop in Asheville. Videos of Lewis and Scott McMahan shot at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall by Jesse Hamm.
Red Honey holds an album release party at Wicked Weed on Thursday, Sept. 19. 9 p.m., free.