Hunting down The Satyrs

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Nathanael Roney. Photo courtesy Bucky Hanks


  • Hunting down The Satyrs

    -by Webmaster
    It all started with a mysterious, old 45. Local DJ and record collector Whitney Shroyer stumbled across it four years ago in a Hendersonville junk shop. The label read simply:…
  • Crittermania!

    -by Dane Smith
    There's an epidemic ravaging the streets of Asheville. Consumption leads to reckless abandon, an insatiable hunger for psychedelic retro-pop, uncontrollable shaking and an accelerated heart rate. Local residents are advised…
  • Your dreams may or may not be the answer to your prayers

    -by Webmaster
    Moses Atwood is seeking the timeless. “I try to write music that you might not know when it was written,” says Atwood about his new release, One Bright Boat. “So…
  • Keeping everyone on their toes

    -by Alli Marshall
    "I consider myself a collector," says Larry Keigwin, artist director of New York-based contemporary dance group Keigwin + Company, who perform at Diana Wortham Theatre March 30 and 31. "I…
  • It’s Happening Again!

    -by Webmaster
    Prepare yourself for Happening, a multimedia arts gala taking place Saturday, April 7 on the grounds of the former Black Mountain College campus. For one night only, 60-plus artists will…
  • SXSW or bust

    -by Alli Marshall
    Back from South By Southwest (my first time attending the festival and visiting Austin), my head is still spinning from the sheer number of musical acts I encountered. According to…
  • Smart Bets: Contraversial waltz

    -by Xpress Staff
    Guitarist David Brown and fiddler Cailen Campbell met while touring nationally with a bluegrass ballet. That was in 2006, they've since gone on to form dance band Contraversial. They perform…
  • Smart Bets: Naked Author Jam

    -by Xpress Staff
    First of all, no one will be reading in the buff at this event. The "naked" part has to do with the new book, Naked Came the Leaf Peeper, a…
  • Smart Bets: Mavis Staples

    -by Xpress Staff
    You might remember local cover band Mavis — the group frequented Tressa's and launched the singing career of Paper Tiger's Molly Kummerle. That band was named in homage to R&B…
  • Smart Bets: Blue Ridge Orchestra benefit

    -by Xpress Staff
    If you've watched a Ken Burns documentary you've probably heard the music of pianist Jacqueline Schwab. A performer of classical, folk and contemporary music, Schwab has scored Burns' films including…
  • Smart Bets: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

    -by Xpress Staff
    Finally — after years and miles logged, after lineup changes and studio time and stage time, after a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the mastering, artwork and pressing of CDs…
  • Earth Day Photo Contest, week three

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville Earth Day and Xpress have teamed up on a photo contest leading up to this year’s Saturday, April 21 festival. Photo entries are to be uploaded to the official…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Find the beauty and usefulness in worms at a vermiculture and composting class at the Haywood County Library, 678 S. Haywood St. in Waynesville on Wednesday, March 28 at 2…


  • Little Bee’s Thai

    -by Webmaster
    Don't eat here. Well, you should eat here, but in many ways, we kind of wish you wouldn't. Getting fed at this tiny restaurant is a notoriously long and arduous…
  • Taqueria con Cuida

    -by Webmaster
    The Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall is no stranger to hosting restaurants in the belly of its bar. It’s housed the ill-fated Yamamma’s Snaqueria (back in the day), the…
  • Rite-Aid sandwich counter

    -by Webmaster
    Sure, short-order eateries can be found in various other chain retail shops — Target has one for example. But none that we're aware of can boast the anachronistic charm of…
  • Nourish and Flourish juice bar

    -by Webmaster
    On Depot Street in the River Arts District is a studio called Nourish and Flourish, a center for healthy living that features Nia workshops, spinal care, massage — and also…
  • Mirch Masala

    -by Webmaster
    Hidden inside of Cintom's Custard, Mirch Masala is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it location for solidly good kebabs, tikkas and parathas. The home-style Punjabi menu is honest fare, made from scratch in a…
  • Hidden eateries of Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville's eateries are making big news these days. You know the usual suspects — Tupelo Honey often garners nods from big-name media including Southern Living and the Chicago Tribune. Well-known…
  • Small Bites: Which chef will reign? White Duck expands hours and more

    -by Webmaster
    WNC Chefs Challenges on a roll WNC Chefs Challenges continue at the Century Room at Pack's Tavern. Week one (Tuesday, March 20) pitted Storm Rhum Bar's chef Owen McGlynn against…
  • The CSA community

    -by Webmaster
    ASAP’s CSA Fair is here, March 29; find more details below. This article is the second in a two-part series profiling farmers who will exhibit that are new to CSAs.…


  • Green Thumb: Backyard chickens

    -by Bill Rhodes
    Chickens? In the city? Sure, and the top reasons for keeping them, according to, are: 1. Chickens are easy, inexpensive pets when compared to most other pets. 2. Hens…



  • Stepping out: Day of Visibility celebrates Asheville’s transgender community

    -by Webmaster
    The second annual International Transgender Day of Visibility-Asheville happens Friday and Saturday, March 30-31. And while many folks may wonder why another LGBTQ pride event is necessary, our local transgender…
  • Correction

    -by Webmaster
    The True Ink summer camp listing in the March 21 kids’ contained inaccuracies. Here is the full, correct entry: True Ink's summer camps combine writing with other art forms, including…
  • Not all acts of kindness are random

    -by Webmaster
    The recent Opinion column, “Random Acts,” was one-sided [March 21 Xpress]. How do you know that the people who walked by [and] did not give anything to Happy aren't suffering…
  • Tim Peck is a real card

    -by Webmaster
    Tim Peck is fast becoming my favorite conservative, outpacing the always-entertaining Carl Mumpower. In his March 7 missive, “People and Profits Are in Harmony,” Peck explains the basics of capitalism…
  • I ask you, women

    -by Webmaster
    Last week I attended a local monthly women’s meeting. Three congressional candidates had been invited to speak. Attendees submitted written questions to the candidates. So I asked their positions on…
  • Public education: evaluate to progress

    -by Webmaster
    Timothy Knowles, head of the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, says that the best predictor of teacher effectiveness is student evaluations. An evaluation by students would be a useful…
  • Our healthy environment and strong local economy bind us together

    -by Webmaster
    As a Warren Wilson student originally from Virginia, I moved to Western North Carolina because of the beautiful natural scenery and the strong environmental movement. This region’s magnificent natural heritage…
  • Stealing art from a student?

    -by Webmaster
    I am appalled that in a city like Asheville there are people low enough to steal an art portfolio out of a parked car in an apartment complex. My daughter…
  • WCQS fundraising model needs some work

    -by Fred Flaxman
    Asheville public radio station WCQS [recently conducted] another time-consuming on-air fund drive. I understand the station’s need to raise money, but can anyone name another nonprofit, other than a public…
  • The Shuler Family

    -by Molton
  • Seeking Opportunity

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 03/28/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Non-celebrity chef makes unannounced stop in Asheville for non-food-related matters • Reports surface alleging W. Asheville female walked dog-less down Haywood Rd. without coffee in hand • Local media providing…