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  • Smart Bets: Bombino

    -by Xpress Staff
    Nomad is not just the name of Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s new album, produced by Dan Auberbach of The Black Keys; it’s also a description of the guitarist himself. Moctar is…
  • Poetic justice

    -by Alli Marshall
    Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security; to fair trials, to work, to rest and leisure. But food, clothing and housing don’t come up until Article 25 of…
  • Smart Bets: Red June

    -by Xpress Staff
    We're all about milestones because, unlike birthdays, no one minds racking up accident-free days, perfect attendance awards and decades of happy marriage. Bands are kind of like marriages, and local…
  • It’s showtime

    -by Justin Souther
    While you probably wouldn’t know it, 2013 has been a seminal and perhaps notorious year for movie exhibition. Major studios have been slowly moving away from the use of film…
  • Smart Bets: Chet Faker

    -by Xpress Staff
    Say you’re an Australian future-beat musician named Nicholas Murphy, and you’ve got a good, soul-tinged sound, except that people show up at your shows expecting to see some other Nick…
  • Beyond the beard

    -by Webmaster
    Former Asheville resident (and former Beards of Comedy member) Joe Zimmerman will be coming back to town to record his debut solo comedy album at Lexington Avenue Brewery. Since moving…
  • Smart Bets: Cedric Burnside Project

    -by Xpress Staff
    Drummer, guitarist and vocalist Cedric Burnside inherited the blues from patriarch and legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside — in the song "R.L. Burnside," Cedric sings about how his grandfather ("Big Daddy")…
  • Special delivery

    -by Alli Marshall
    Know that game where you’re asked, “If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?” If you changed “have dinner” to “be in a band”…
  • Travel plans

    -by Webmaster
    Wes Tirey, a Black Mountain based musician, is taking his music overseas for the first time in the new year. He arrives in Italy on Jan. 12 for an 11-day…
  • Clubland features: Makayan plays Daft Punk, Growing Culture benefit and Wyla

    -by Webmaster
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    -by Webmaster


  • Eat like a caveman

    -by Hayley Benton
    For many locals, healthy eating means thinking back before the age of processed, imported foods and scouting out only the freshest local, organic ingredients to transfer from farm or garden…
  • The fika files

    -by Webmaster
    The deep, melodic sound summoned me like a call to prayer or meditation. I looked up and saw wind chimes, moving ever so gently in the breeze — just enough…
  • SMALL BITES: Threshold Provisions fuels the moment

    -by Webmaster
    Josh Mitchell and Diane Hutt could have walked straight off the pages of Outside magazine. Josh braved Alaskan fishing for 14 years. Diane, a former Mars Hill University professor, tests…
  • SMALL BITES: Sisters McMullen passes the torch to Geraldine’s Bakery

    -by Webmaster
    After being for sale since last spring, The Sisters McMullen is no more. Fred Dehlow, a second-generation bakery owner from Long Island, N.Y., took ownership of the property from Andrea…
  • Readers’ food stories

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    Do you make the best blueberry pie in the land? Want to share your secret for the crispiest fried chicken? Xpress invites all home cooks, amateur chefs and anyone who…


  • The ELFman of Asheville

    -by Ann Marie Molnar
    A bike? A car? An ELF? It’s not the magical little creature we know from folklore. ELF stands for “Electric, Light, Fun.” It’s an OTV or Organic Transit Vehicle, and…
  • The Biz

    -by Webmaster
    Openings Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga and Physical Therapy 780 Hendersonville Road, Suite 14, 785-1366 Iron Palm Bouldering 1636 Hendersonville Road, 575-2777 Junk Recyclers 26 Glendale Ave., 505-1108 Grand Opening Wednesday,…
  • The Biz: An antidote to scary closets

    -by Lisa Watters
    How do you market a product that's unlike anything else out there? You shoot a faux-horror commercial, of course, if, like local inventor Larry Donahue, you also happen to be…
  • The Biz: Mad scientists

    -by Lea McLellan
    While they won’t be able to blow anything up in an office, Avi Silverman says that having a physical space is an important first step for the tinkerers, inventors, engineers…
  • The numbers

    -by Webmaster
    With all precincts reporting, here are the results for Asheville’s 2013 municipal election: Asheville Mayor 8,341 votes Esther Manheimer (68.4 percent) 3,790 votes John Miall (31 percent) Asheville City Council…
  • Between the lines

    -by David Forbes
    The turnout was low, but the results of the Nov. 5 election were decisive. In an electoral landslide to become Asheville’s next mayor, Esther Manheimer buried former city Director of…
  • ‘A conflict of goals’ on Chestnut project

    -by David Forbes
    After a discussion about conflicting city goals, the need for inreased density and the possibility of setting a precedent for growth throughout Asheville, the city's Planning and Zoning Commission narrowly…
  • For a song at commissioners Nov. 5 meeting

    -by Hayley Benton
    In an out-of-the-ordinary Nov. 5 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the sound of five voices performing a cappella gospel echoed through the meeting room. As tribute to the Candler-based…
  • True stories

    -by Michael Franco
    Karen, a former New York City probation officer who is about five-feet-nothing in height, has a big presence. Her New York accent is as thick as weekend traffic on the…