Just to watch the stage performance is to take an elective course in world music. After all, it’s not every day you see a musician finesse both the Irish bouzouki and electric guitar in the same song.
If you want to go to a music festival and spend the weekend kicked back in a lawn chair, koozie in hand and a few thousand of your closest Crocs-with-socks-wearing friends doing the firefly-catching dance to the jam band of the moment, it’s (as they say) all good. The sound of music (that’s not roots-based): […]
How many reasons do you need to go to the Ryan Montbleau Band show tonight?
If you never “got” world music, don’t feel uncultured. Ori Kaplan, co-founder of the definitely-file-under-world-music band Balkan Beat Box, doesn’t like it either. “When I hear [it], I cringe,” confesses Kaplan, whose band also eschews flags, nationalities and borders. “[It’s an] overly produced concept where you try to have some slick beat with some aboriginal […]
If you happen to be a fan of beach towns, then Black Mountain’s JaVin Herbal Tea House will likely remind you of many of your favorite places.
It might be chilly outside, but we’ve got some hot tips for the bargain-obsessed.
Bountiful Cities Project Birdhouse Auction and Reggae 5K: Two very different ways to give back to the community (and have fun doing it).
People are looking (and listening) for something new, agrees Ira Glass, the nerd-sexy host of National Public Radio’s quirky-intellectual program This American Life. Why radio? “I didn’t have any other prospects,” admits the lovably nerdy Glass. Photo ©2006 Nancy Updike “Whether they’re looking for us is the real question,” he muses dryly. For anyone who’s […]
The term “Southern food” is a “magnetizing” one, notes Matt Lee. “People definitely take a position” on Southern fare, he says. “It makes people feel like insiders if they have a connection to the South and they love Southern food. And if they don’t, they’re either drawn to it or repulsed by it—but either way, […]
With all the current madness surrounding flats—shoes, that is—not to mention the whole Keds-led retro skimmer thing, I think it’s high time China flats made a comeback.
Hot on the heels of ACT’s performance of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, BeBe Theatre gears up to host Run Amok Productions’ version of another Blume classic: Forever.
Wondering what to do this weekend? Xpress A&E reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL-96.5 DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their top entertainment picks for Thursday, April 5-Saturday, April 7.
Spring makes people do crazy things—cut off all their hair, buy a convertible, spend a week’s pay on perennials. It’s spring fever: Our primal urge to get out of the house after four months of King of Queens reruns and (excuse the New Age-ism) reconnect with the larger world. And the best way to do […]
It’s difficult to review anything Sean Lennon does because it’s not just about the music (or artwork, or film, or in the case of his 2006 Capitol release, Friendly Fire, all of the above)—but about his very life. Sean Lennon lives between pop and a hard place. I’m watching the DVD that accompanies the CD […]
This reporter wasn’t born with a silver phone in her ear, and good interviews don’t grow on trees.
Wondering what to do this weekend? Xpress A&E reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL-96.5 DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their top entertainment picks for Thursday, March 29-Saturday, March 31.
You won’t read about the wild ponies of North Carolina’s Outer Banks in my upcoming travel article. Luckily, you can learn about them on the Xpress blogs.
Do you know that Police song “Don’t Stand So Close to Me?” David Mamet’s dark play offers another take on the teacher-student relationship.
Wondering what to do this weekend? Xpress A&E reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL-96.5 DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their top entertainment picks for Thursday, Mar. 22-Saturday, Mar. 24.
“I’ve done movies that have been incredibly successful, and I’m most associated with those,” says actress Molly Ringwald, quite unnecessarily, in a recent interview with Xpress. Don’t you forget about her: Molly Ringwald in Sweet Charity. If you were busy colonizing another planet in the ‘80s, you should know that she’s referring to the John […]
Guitarist Bryan Poole speaks about his tenure in neo-glam band of Montreal with a certain weary positivity that come off more like Stockholm Syndrome than enthusiasm. Theatrical much? of Montreal, among other disguises, is from Georgia. He doesn’t mean it that way, though. It’s just that Poole—who has his own band, not that he gets […]