Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.
Brooklyn-based Nada Surf has been called an indie-rock band and a power-pop group. Drummer Ira Elliot is less concerned with how the group is labeled than he is getting in front of new audiences.
RiverMusic closes out its 2016 season with live music from three acts: The Get Right Band, The Broadcast and Blitzen Trapper. The free show has moved to Carrier Park and takes place on Friday, Oct. 7.
This weekend is full of eclectic options for all kinds of interests! You can go camping at Asheville Barnaroo’s live music festival, watch Tibetan monks create a sand mandala, enjoy traditional Middle Eastern dinner and dancing or walk on the wild side behind the scenes with the WNC Nature Center. Check out this list of […]
Yarn headlines the eighth annual Barnaroo, which takes place at Franny’s Farm from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2.
Though the subject matter comes from tricky emotions and real talk, Ridenhour’s songs are far from downers. Instead, his writing is pop-savvy and smart; his performances are dynamic, with hooky melodies, frenzied riffs and kinetic, danceable energy.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival celebrates its 49th year of championing and preserving Southern Appalachian traditions at Mars Hill University on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Coheed and Cambria take the stage with old-school emo favorite Saves the Day and instrumental metal band Polyphia at The Orange Peel on Sunday, Oct. 2.
New Mountain hosts the eighth annual, family friendly event for bike and car enthusiasts on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The interdisciplinary performance is at Weaverville Yoga Studio on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7.30 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features tour and album support for local musician Ashley Heath, t-shirt prints by aspiring artist Destiney Stubbs and the debut album of Aleeiah Sura.
Asheville GreenWorks’ upcoming fundraiser, which features dancing and barbecuing, takes place at Asheville Outdoor Center on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Singer-songwriter BJ Barham may be better known as the front man for alt-country band American Aquarium, but he’s carved out his own niche with his solo debut, Rockingham.
Asheville Baroque Concerts’ next iteration features violinist Jeanne Johnson and takes place at Oakley United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Since Amos Lee first surfaced with tracks like “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight” and “Sweet Pea” his voice and easy delivery have felt, from first listen, familiar. That was clearly the case at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, where Lee performed to a crowd that was, if not at capacity, at least fully devoted to the singer-songwriter.
Analog Moon songwriter/musician Todd Britton. He thought that futurist Ray Kurzweil’s ideas about the future would make a fun concept for an album, especially if he could “take it in a sci-fi direction, as opposed to [basing it upon] the actual scientific papers.”
Enjoy sounds, tastes, dances and artistry from about 20 Latin American countries at Hendersonville’s Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 25.
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.
Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall hosts The Revelers plus Dirty Bourbon River Show on Friday, Sept. 23.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new album by Zoe & Cloyd and a video project to inspire more concern for the environment.