The satisfyingly weird, wry happiness left lingering in the faces of those standing around as the lights went up speak to the power of Aesop Rock’s verses and message.
Special guests who joined Philo onstage throughout the night included members of Empire Strikes Brass, local Grammy-nominated vocalist Debrissa McKinney, MC Smidi and more.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
This year’s meal fed over 700 people and was served by community volunteers, including Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, District Attorney Todd Williams and Terry Bellamy, director of communications for the Asheville Housing Authority.
The concert was part of a fundraiser event for local nonprofit MountainTrue, benefitting French Broad River conservation.
If you are looking for fun Halloween events that include your fuzzy, four-legged family members — look no further. This Saturday, Oct. 29, there are two “Howl-O-Ween” pet-focused events to choose from — both of which support local animal animal rescues. Bone-A-Fied Pet Boutique is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest at […]
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the UNC Asheville campus, urging citizens to turn out for early voting.
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
Angel Olsen returned to her hometown of Asheville on Saturday to play a sold out show at The Grey Eagle. Inside of the packed venue, fans eagerly listened to the critically acclaimed songs from her newest album, My Woman. A unique element of the show included Olsen’s touring band skillfully playing dynamic pieces from the […]
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Asheville on Monday, Sept. 12. Xpress captured the scene inside the rally and outside the U.S. Cellular Center. For more on voices from the rally check out Xpress‘ previous coverage.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
Festival organizer Kris Kraft talks about the numerous changes to this year’s festival and why there is no longer a WNC Chef’s Challenge. Photo gallery from Sweet and the Grand Tasting by Adam McMillan
The river was filled with colorful and creative float inventions. Spectators lined the river’s edge to take in the sights.
Celebrating the second LEAF Downtown festival with musical performances, festival vendors and attendees.
Wednesday night brought a great showcase of soul, blues, folk and Motown to West Asheville.
The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival celebrated its 23rd year June 10-11 in Tryon with visitors from North Carolina and beyond coming together to enjoy cold brews, ‘cue and live music. More than 60 barbecue teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were on hand to compete in categories […]
Thao and The Get Down Stay Down returned to Asheville this week in support of new album A Man Alive. The Grey Eagle show also included sets from Emily Easterly and Saintseneca.