When she celebrates the release of a new video for her song “Clapback” on Thursday, March 21, Virtuous will take the stage at The Social on Tunnel Road.
Though Kramer looks forward to performing the album in its entirety, she’s also quick to point out that it is an intensely personal collection inspired in part by one of her life’s deepest heartbreaks.
As an artist, Declan O’Rourke is stirred by the way humans move through tragedy, meeting fear with hope, meeting trauma with resilience. His 2017 album, which he’ll perform in full at Isis Music Hall, seeks to examine the impact the Iris Potato Famine had on families from that country.
For Live in Asheville, the band revisited a handful of crowd favorites from their first three recordings. “Shut Yo Mouth” from Bass Treble Angel Devil is particularly notable.
The 2018 NewSong finalists will showcase and compete at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 15, judged by competition founder Gar Ragland, Diana Ezerins from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Elysa Marden from Arts Brookfield in New York, and a surprise local celebrity judge.
For three nights — Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 7 — he will transform the White Horse Black Mountain into a winter wonderland with his holiday soundscapes.
The duo will bring their eclectic brand of cello-punk to Fleetwood’s on Thursday, Nov. 15.
This year’s Southern Women Authors: Writing America Between the Wars series, set to take place on 10 evenings between September and December, starting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the West Asheville Library. Authors on the docket are Lillian Smith (Strange Fruit), Caroline Miller (Lamb in His Bosom), Mildred Haun (The Hawk’s Done Gone), and Elizabeth Madox Roberts (The Time of Man).
Southern Avenue formed after Ori Naftaly, who had a successful solo career in his native Israel, came to the U.S. to participate in the International Blues Challenge.
“Asheville just pulled me in, I feel like,” says Taylor. “I hear that’s a lot of people’s stories.”
Since moving to Asheville, Miller has been producing storytelling events and open mic nights focused on the spoken word, which he defines as storytelling, poetry, monologues, comedy, and any other verbal artform.
Asheville was a very different place in 1998: There was no Blue Ridge Pride and what LGBTQ community existed was not entirely out and loud, much less well-connected. Despite all that, the North Carolina Pride celebration was scheduled to happen in Asheville that year, so there was buzz in the city about LGBTQ visibility and an opening for a new gay men’s chorus to emerge.
The album’s most impressive feature is the way Corey Parlamento employs his band — something that will be well worth witnessing when they take the stage at Ambrose West on May 12.
A woman stands in a ragged white kimono. Her dark hair is vehemently disheveled. Her mouth hangs open in her painted-white face. This is not your mama’s modern dance. It’s an example of what you’re likely to encounter during the annual Asheville Butoh Festival, held at the BeBe Theatre, Thursday-Monday, Sept. 18-22
The Wild Goose Festival’s main purpose is to discuss how to make the world a more just and equitable place. There is a welcoming atmosphere for people of all faith traditions as well as secularists and non-believers for the Thursday-Sunday, June 26-29 event.
ABSFest showcases burlesque and sideshow arts with social relevance This year’s Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival will include, among other spectacles, “the world’s foremost authority on sideshow,” James Taylor. Not “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain” James Taylor — the other one, whose personal collection of sideshow memorabilia includes a taxidermied unicorn from the […]
Local aerialists and rockers team up for a production An unlikely collaboration was forged in January, when Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective performed at the Mothlight as part of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival. According to local movement artist Anna Bartlett, “One of our dancers was injured, and our friend Valerie Phillips saved the day by […]
Nickel Creek’s reunion tour stops in Asheville Five years ago, Nickel Creek — one of the most respected young acoustic bands in America — called it quits. Now, to celebrate 25 years since that band formed, its members have regrouped with a brand-new album, A Dotted Line, and a tour. They’ll swing through Asheville for […]
Gypsy-inspired bands Sirius.B and Szkojáni Charlatans play The Grey Eagle
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival expands its reach. Performances run this week, Thursday-Sunday. Photo by Paul Holland
In the second verse of “Farewell Transmission,” one of the late Jason Molina’s finest compositions for his band Songs: Ohia, his voice starts to shake. “After tonight, if you don’t want this to be,” he sings, trembling on the word “be,” as if it’s all he can do to shape these words, to hear his […]