Local singer-songwriter Valorie Miller performs at The Classic Wine Seller in Waynesville on Friday, Sept. 27, from 7-10 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m.; reservations between 6 and 7 p.m. There is a $10 per person minimum. From a press release: Valorie Miller got her start as a musician in the late 1990s when […]
Local world music group Free Planet Radio performs a special concert at Jubilee! (46 Wall St., Asheville) on Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Malaprops or at the door. For reservations, call 225-3232. From a press release: Voted in 2013 ‘Best World Music Group’ in WNC, Free Planet Radio (multi-instrumentalist […]
Local bluegrass band Town Mountain won two International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The winners were announced today in Raleigh. “This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and more experienced members of the community who are helping […]
Concert promoter AC Entertainment just announced through Facebook, that “Sigur Rós tickets are starting at just $33 for their Saturday, Sept. 28 show at ExploreAsheville.com Arena.” Get the discount price at ticketmaster.com.
Tom Chalmers hosts “Listen to This: stories in performance.” The series returns to 35 Below at Asheville Community Theatre (35 E. Walnut St.) on Thursday, Sept. 26. The theme, this time, is “Hello Cleveland” – a rockin’ collection of epic concert recollections. According to a press release, expect “an evening of classic concert tales that […]
Now that summer has come to a close, Montford Park Players opens its fall season with Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances are held in Asheville’s Masonic Temple theater (80 Broadway St.) from Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 27. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Opening night, October 10, is […]
The local electronic duo plays a Sunday, Sept. 29 show at The Emerald Lounge. Splynter also performs; Chrome Sparks headlines. Photo by Ben Mason.
“When you finish a novel, your creative muscles are very much in shape, so I don’t like to waste that period and just doing nothing,” says North Carolina-based romance author Nicholas Sparks. He tells Xpress that within two weeks of completing one project, he begins looking for an idea for his next book. “I like […]
More Songs About Animals and TV by Alligator Indian "You guys have an amazingly beautiful and bizarre sound," wrote one commenter about the Alligator Indian song "Corpsing." It's an apt summation for the twitchy-ethereal, other-worldly sonic-scapes crafted by the local surreal-pop band. Electronics and vocals leap and swoop interchangeably, sometimes with aching beauty, sometimes as […]
The Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance holds a vegan/macrobiotic potluck and lecture series at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (1 Edwin Place). The upcoming program on Sunday, Sept. 29, features a talk on “Healthy Travel Tips on Land, Sea, and in the Air.” 5 p.m. set up, 5:30 socializing and appetizers and 6 p.m. dinner. From […]
Blues and ragtime guitarist Roy Book Binder was born in Queens, N.Y., but a tour of duty with the Navy took him through Europe. He bought his first guitar in Italy. By the mid-to-late ’60s he was recording and touring with the likes of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup and Homesick James. Book Binder first album, […]
The WNC Nature Center hosts its 37th annual Hey Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12. Family-friendly fun takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 for adults ($8 for non-Asheville residents), $5 for seniors ($7 for non-Asheville residents), $4 for youth ages 3-15 and children age 2 and under are free. Members are free; join at […]
National Banned Books Week started on Sunday, Sept. 22 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 28. It’s “the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read,” according to bannedbooksweek.org. The event was launched in 1982 “in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.” In […]
Brooklyn instrumental collective Snarky Puppy gets a local send up in advance of their Thursday, Sept. 26, show at Asheville Music Hall.
Award-winning musicians Jen Foster, Patrice Pike and Michelle Malone are about to embark on a tour through North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. They will stop at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 13 for an 8 p.m. show. From a press release: Atlanta native Michelle Malone is “equal parts badass guitarslinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar […]
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 […]