Beer Week got off to a mostly successful start on May 23 with the North Carolina Belgian Beer Festival, part one of the Thirsty Monk’s Thirsty Fest. Hosted at the new Woodfin location in Reynolds Village (which I’m dubbing RV-Monk, like Harvey Monk as if spoken by a pirate) and featuring many beers previously featured […]
Zansa kicks off big summer plans at Mountain Sports Festival Asheville Afropop band Zansa’s name comes from a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend.” True to that moniker, Adama Dembele (lead vocals and djembe), Patrick Fitzsimons (guitar), Sean Mason (drum set), Ryan Reardon (bass) and Matt Williams (acoustic and electric violins […]
Tribute concert raises funds for Dr. Bob’s Sound School Synthesist Erik Norlander first met the late Robert Moog in January 1997 at the annual National Association of Music Merchants trade show in Southern California. At the time, Norlander was the synthesizer product manager for instrument company Alesis and was designing an analog polyphonic synth called […]
Local stores Comic Envy, Orbit DVD, Pastimes, Blue Ridge Comics and Hero Hunter Comics participate in the May 3 event Along with the May 2 debut of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day), Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday, May 3, makes for a fine trilogy for the […]
For more festivals, visit Calendar and mountainx.com. LEAF, at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, returns for its spring installment with family-friendly camping, arts (performance, visual, healing, etc.), dance, crafts, kids activities and plenty of music. Headliners include Los Lobos, Beats Antique, Red Baraat, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and many more. Thursday-Sunday, May 8-11. Tickets […]
That fête returns with three days full of family-friendly music, art, camping and outdoor recreation from Friday-Sunday, May 2-4.
Proof that downward facing dog and synthesizers were made for one another, a roomful of mid-morning stretchers started off Moogfest with an invigorating hour of Moog Yoga at Biltmore Avenue‘s Go Yoga.
One of the reasons Moogfest can offer so many different components spread throughout downtown Asheville is its volunteer force.
As the audience upstairs at the Masonic Temple waited for Keith Emerson to make his way from the Moog store unveiling of his cloned Moog Modular System, Malcolm Cecil told a few more Stevie Wonder stories. Still a minor when he recorded tracks for Motown, Wonder had no say over the material. Told what to sing […]
The 2004 documentary Moog may be available most days through the Buncombe County Library, but not with insightful answers to your very own questions by director Hans Fjellestad. Noting how surreal it was to be back in Asheville after all these years, the filmmaker celebrated the 10th anniversary of his work with a screening late Thursday afternoon, upstairs at the Masonic Temple.
When Herb Deutsch speaks, it’s best to listen. Bob Moog’s former colleague and one of his foremost inspirations in pursuing electronic music, Deutsch ably wielded his experience Thursday afternoon at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Wicked Weed has announced its Moogfest release — a Chocolate IPA, a strange combination that carries with it a potentially slow-drinking 8.4% ABV.
Tapping time-management skills and Don Quixote, Los Gatos Negros releases a record
With all that local musician Jeff Santiago has going on in his life, it’s a minor miracle that his new album, Rolling Towards the Moon, exists. On Saturday, April 12, the singer/guitarist and his indie rock band Los Gatos Negros celebrate that achievement with a record-release party at Asheville Music Hall.
“When I put together a show, I think of it like a meal,” says Joseph Lepanto of Avlpromo. “You want to have a little bit of everything: a main course and sides that go really well with it.” In the past year, Lepanto (also known as Diggypop Malone, or simply Diggy) has organized roughly 30 […]
When the Asheville Beat Tape Collective celebrates its three-year anniversary at Emerald Lounge on Friday, Feb. 21, it may be the last time the uses that name. Technically, the moniker still refers to the organization started by formerly local DJ and producer Nigel Geiger in 2010 as a unifying force for sonic artists in Asheville. […]
On nearly every weekend of the year, somewhere in the Kingdom of Atlantia, a passionate group of everyday citizens from South Carolina to Maryland recreates the best aspects of the Middle Ages. These are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, who are well-versed in aspects of life from the years 600-1600 and make it […]