The festival returns to Hot Springs Campground & Resort Friday-Sunday, May 5-7.
Wood recently spent some time at the Fleetwood Shack Studios of one-time local resident and Band of Horses bassist Bill Reynolds. Along with former Blue Rags bandmate Mike Rhodes on drums, the trio formed the core of the sound featured on Wood’s new record Sunshine.
“‘Closer’ is about getting back to something that makes you feel complete,” says bassist Peter Brownlee. “I think that journey can be peaceful and contemplative, and it can also be chaotic.”
Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller were formerly two-thirds of popular Americana trio Red June; those who enjoyed that group’s seemingly effortless vocal harmonies and enchanting melodies should be every bit as pleased with Eyes Brand New, the second album from the duo.
The hip-hop artist plays the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on Tuesday, May 2.
For artists, secret gigs represent a break from the typical concert routine, with its posters, social media plugs and mercurial crowds. But what would induce listeners to come out for an unannounced band?
A trio of near-simultaneous album releases by Asheville-based artists highlight the rich diversity of the local music scene.
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 Searra Jade, a short film set in Appalachia and the latest book by outdoorsy author Gary Sizer.
The Vanishing Wheelchair and Rainbow Community School are teaming up for a two-day magic festival that takes place on the school’s campus Friday-Saturday, April 28-29.
In the penultimate stop on their U.S. tour, the L.A. rockers maintained a high level of showmanship.
Redly Husky performs at The Town Pump in Black Mountain on Sunday, April 23; and at The Grey Eagle (opening for Chris Jamison’s Ghost) on Wednesday, April 26.
Congdon shares his newest video in advance of his performance at Asheville Guitar Bar on Saturday, May 13.
The full six-piece band, Chris Jamison’s Ghost, will celebrate the album’s release with a show at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, April 26.
This year, the city of Asheville and its partners got serious about the environment, scheduling not just a mere Earth Day celebration, but a full roster of activities for Asheville Earth Week.
The self-styled “ambassador of rap for the capital,” will stop at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center on Thursday, April 20.
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 local duo Tina & Her Pony, a body movement and pole dancing studio and Eliada’s on-campus hydroponic gardening project.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Acid Mothers Temple, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Electro-Music Asheville are in this week’s roundup.
Since winning The Brown Bag singer-songwriter competition in 2011, at the age of 16, Tucker has since released two solo records on her own.
This new collection of songs hits the sweet spot between bouncy pop and something more substantial.
The showcase of local musicians and videographers returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre on Wednesday, April 19. The awards show has grown from its modest beginnings at the now-defunct Cinebarre movie house into a red-carpet extravaganza downtown — a course of success that mirrors the ever-increasing relevance of music videos themselves in the online age.
The Asheville art-pop band’s new LP is more of a late night banquet than a simple side item.