Headbangers Y’all

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  • -by Webmaster
    A taxonomy of Asheville’s metal scene can be hard to establish. Bands fuse multiple sub-genres and delve into other styles with no association to metal. The typical way of creating…
  • Headbangers, y’all

    -by Webmaster
    A thick fog settles over The Get Down on Haywood Road. Inside lurks the spawn of the great beast metal. The marquee snarls a trio of names: Shadow of the…
  • Style-wise

    -by Alli Marshall
    It’s no secret: Asheville is a town that moves to its own beat, from music and art to food and fashion. But just because we have our own sense of…
  • Don’t call it a throwback

    -by Webmaster
    The intro to None Since '96, the newly released mixtape from Huntersville, N.C.-based rap duo Brody & Choch, is far more entertaining than it should be. Harnessing John “Choch” Evans'…

    -by Webmaster
    This group show of photography examines the universal notion of home using regional and familial subject matter. Scott Huebner’s photographs of banal objects and everyday acts herald quieter and oft-overlooked…
  • From Shelley to Warhol

    -by Webmaster
    This is what Steven Samuels learned while writing Love Among the Frankensteins: • There are a lot of bad Frankenstein movies out there. • Mary Shelley, who penned the original…
  • Smart Bets: Kenilworth Artists Studio Stroll

    -by Xpress Staff
    Part neighborhood walk, part art exhibition, the Kenilworth Artists Studio Stroll (started in 2008) introduces the creations and working spaces of 22 artists based in historic, hilly Kenilworth. Included on…
  • Smart Bets: Decline of WNC

    -by Xpress Staff
    While the upcoming Decline of WNC show isn't necessarily the one to which you'd bring your visiting-from-out-of-town-Mary-Kay-saleswoman-of-the-quarter-Aunt-Betty, it's still a show with a lot of heart. Four bands perform a…
  • Smart Bets: Tom Simmons

    -by Xpress Staff
    Winner of the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition, Tom Simmons' material ranges from his own young son to grocery shopping to politics. “I’m a likable misanthrope, a contrarian who believes…
  • Smart Bets: ABSFest

    -by Xpress Staff
    Now in its sixth year, the annual Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival returns, Friday-Sunday, May 25-27, to venues around Asheville, with a weekend’s worth of burlesque, circus arts, live music,…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Celebrate the environment at Moonshine and Mountains, a benefit for Southeast Regional Land Conservancy, on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. Held at Troy and Sons, 12 Old Charlotte Highway,…


  • The Voodoo that you do so well

    -by Webmaster
    For meltingly hot days, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge offers up this striking little number, a perfectly civilized float that remains both caffeine-free and vegan. Even though the concoction of…
  • Drink this!

    -by Webmaster
    Spring in the mountains is a fickle thing, so we’re not sure whether it will be a tad chilly or hot as blazes by the time you read this. Whatever…
  • Quaff the magic dragon

    -by Webmaster
    Dobra Tea Room on Lexington Avenue remains a popular place to relax with a pot of hot tea, sure. It also makes for a perfectly quiet nook in which to…
  • A tom kha tea treat

    -by Webmaster
    The Ursa Minor Coffee truck can be found in the food-truck Lot at 51 Coxe Ave., near the bus terminal. Though the truck serves excellent espresso drinks, we’re also particularly…
  • Small Bites: Juicy burger news

    -by Webmaster
    Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill will open this summer in the former Provence 620 restaurant at 620 Hendersonville Road. The local, independent group opening the restaurant also owns Cornerstone…
  • Pickled radishes

    -by Webmaster
    yield: 4 cups Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups local radishes, sliced thin   2 Vidalia onions, sliced thin     3 garlic cloves, peeled     1 cup rice wine vinegar…
  • Get growing!

    -by Webmaster
    While tomatoes are only available from greenhouse growers in the spring, now is the time to plant tomatoes out in the garden. In celebration of ASAP’s Get Local campaign in…
  • Radical radishes

    -by Webmaster
    Radishes get a bad rep. But, they get their name from the Latin word radix, related to the word radical. The crisp root is much more than a medium for…


  • The honorable twosome

    -by Webmaster
    Ikebana International in Western North Carolina will present a demonstration on “The Honorable Twosome: Moribana and Heike,”  on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 am in the auditorium of the Folk…


  • Nonstandard-Robbery-Target Bandit

    -by Brent Brown
  • We are all human and divine

    -by Webmaster
    I was shocked and surprised that the May 16 letter from a pagan voice was in favor of Amendment One on the grounds that heterosexual relationships are natural and homosexuality…
  • An atheist voice against Amendment One

    -by Webmaster
    The May 16 Mountain Xpress contained a nauseating letter from Joseph Jenkins, a pagan who is also a supporter of Amendment One [A Pagan Voice For Amendment One,” Xpress]. I…
  • Gay marriage is a matter of equal rights

    -by Webmaster
    Once again, the Mountain Xpress has performed a public service by publishing the letter from Joseph Jenkins, proud supporter of Amendment One [“A Pagan Voice For Amendment One,” May 16…
  • Live peacefully and love whom you choose

    -by Webmaster
    The passage of Amendment One by a majority of North Carolinians this week adds fuel to a fire burning in the bellies of civil rights activists nationwide who are working…
  • Is tolerance one way?

    -by Webmaster
    If you have listened to TV news or seen the national print media since May 8, you have heard and read some of the most disgraceful, denigrating referrals to the…
  • North Carolinians, what is our message?

    -by Webmaster
    Now that Amendment One has defined marriage as between one man and one woman, what is the message the voters sent, not only to the residents of North Carolina, but…
  • Get off your soapbox and go to City Hall

    -by Webmaster
    I don't get why people write the Mountain Xpress complaining about things. What is Xpress going to do? As regards to problems in your neighborhood, call the city. Or better…
  • Asheville Redefines Transit . . . as draconian

    -by Webmaster
    I had a problem with the Route 26 driver on the May 12, 6:15 p.m. Run. I was confused about the bus stops in immediate downtown area. I thought it…