Cover Design Credit: Laura Barry

Plug into Mountain Oasis

Volume
20
/ Issue
14

Cover Design Credit:

Laura Barry

arts

  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • Did Rural Academy Theatre troupe go vroom vroom?

    -by Webmaster
    My friend in Marshall told me of the Rural Academy Theatre performing in Marshall, and although it was nightfall and hard to see, she still recommended it! So it was…
  • Amped up

    -by Webmaster
    Downtown Asheville transforms into an oasis this weekend. That is, if your idea of a watering hole includes 50-plus electronic-music acts spanning multiple genres and generations. Along with eight venues,…
  • Electric company

    -by Alli Marshall
    There’s an ongoing argument about whether opposites attract. While the collaborations set to appear on Mountain Oasis’ various stages might not settle that age-old question, they’re likely to prove that…
  • One king, two kingdoms

    -by Webmaster
    The LEAF offers a very different experience than the one promised by this weekend’s inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. The first is a celebration of creativity in a pastoral…
  • Local oasis

    -by Alli Marshall
    The music festival extends beyond the scope of its three-day lineup with a number of smaller-venue showcases, featuring local and regional acts. Shows at The Emerald Lounge, The Mill Room…
  • Sound check

    -by Webmaster
    Jad Fair, guitarist and founder of post-punk outfit Half Japanese If you could collaborate with any other Mountain Oasis artist, who would it be and why? I've recorded two albums…

news

  • Graffiti ordinance, Henderson County agreement pass City Council

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Asheville's controversial graffiti ordinance passed City Council during the April 22 meeting, with only Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it. Also during the meeting, City Council voted to authorize…
  • By Design: An Asheville lotion business and Go Local spell success

    -by Webmaster
    Launched in March by Self-Help Credit Union’s western retail division, Carolina Mountains Credit Union, the Go Local Certificates of Deposit help small businesses like By Design Personalized Body Lotions and…
  • The great divide

    -by Webmaster
    The final question asked of Asheville's two mayoral and five City Council candidates did not focus on the usual inquiries raised during this municipal election. It wasn't about the economy.…
  • Cards accepted

    -by Jake Frankel
    The Buncombe County commissioners approved $84,000 in economic incentives for Plasticard-Locktech International on Oct. 15, confirming a deal that’s been in the works since last spring. Since then, Plasticard has…

opinion

  • Meals on Wheels

    -by Webmaster
  • Voter Motivation

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 10/23/13

    -by Webmaster
    Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit edition
  • Conversations

    -by Jake Frankel
    On Oct. 15, Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger became the first in the South to accept same-sex marriage licenses, as 10 couples requested them as part of an…
  • Did Rural Academy Theatre troupe go vroom vroom?

    -by Webmaster
    My friend in Marshall told me of the Rural Academy Theatre performing in Marshall, and although it was nightfall and hard to see, she still recommended it! So it was…
  • Mayor Miall has a nice ring to it

    -by Webmaster
    If you drive a car, own property and pay taxes of any kind, buy groceries, balance your checkbook, and a myriad of other things ordinary working class people do on…
  • Confident in Manheimer, Smith and Wisler

    -by Webmaster
    Yesterday, after an early morning class at West Asheville Yoga, I rode my bike downtown to watch the Campaign for Southern Equality’s We Do participants make their way to the…

food

  • Pigging out

    -by Webmaster
    At first glance, the Red Wattle pig gives no telltale signs that it’s the source of what leading culinary professionals consider the highest quality pork money can buy. The distinctive…
  • Late-night bites

    -by Webmaster
    Editor’s note: Michael Franco has explored dining options that have recently appeared on the late-night scene. This installment investigates Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro’s after-hours offerings. The sun set hours…
  • The fika files

    -by Webmaster
    Editor’s note: Blogger, minister and globe-trotting coffee aficionado Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire spends her downtime promoting the Swedish idea of fika and checking out local coffee shops. This week, she begins…
  • New butcher on the block

    -by Webmaster
    Meredith and Casey McKissick are bringing fresh-from-the-farm meats to Black Mountain with their new shop, Foothills Farms and Butchery, located across the street from Dynamite Roasting Company. The owner of…