Holiday happenings

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Adam McMillan
The festive season is in full swing, with light shows, a trolley tour, a naughty elf and good music all on the celebratory to-do list.


  • Smart bets: The Secret Sisters

    -by Emily Glaser
    The Secret Sisters will be playing new tunes and fan favorites at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Dec. 18.
  • The New Mastersounds co-headline an Asheville show with Turkuaz

    -by Bill Kopp
    British-based quartet The New Mastersounds recently released a split single with New York City-based funksters Turkuaz. Guitarist Eddie Roberts says that the shared tour is “a logical thing to do;…
  • Holiday happenings around Asheville

    -by Alli Marshall
    The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s so many celebratory possibilities that it would be easy to miss out on something big — lights shows, a trolley tour,…
  • Smart bets: Hello Hugo

    -by Alli Marshall
    If Section Secrets, a nine-track mix of rock, experimental and ambient sounds will be released with a show at The Mothlight on Sunday, Dec. 18.
  • The Travelin’ McCourys bring their Bluegrass Ball to Asheville

    -by O Ryne Warner
    The Travelin' McCourys' perform, as part of the Bluegrass Ball with Andy Thorn, Travis Book and Jon Stickley, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15…
  • Smart bets: JAZZ IS PHSH

    -by Emily Glaser
    The instrumental tribute band will stop at the Salvage Station on Friday, Dec. 17.
  • Smart bets: A Benefit for Our VOICE

    -by Emily Glaser
    The Krektones and Nest Egg perform, with DJ sets by Greg Cartright, at Lazy Diamond on Friday, Dec. 16.
  • Conscious party: Town Mountain’s Asheville Holiday Hang

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Funds from Town Mountain's four previous benefit concerts for MANNA FoodBank have covered the cost of an estimated 25,000-30,000 meals, according to the band. The fifth iteration takes place at The Grey Eagle on…




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Asheville production of the feature film "Luke and Jo" wraps after a two-week shoot, registration opens for Asheville School of Film's Youth Winter Filmmaking sessions and more.