Brothers Davaion and Heath Bristol don’t just participate in the local hip-hop scene — they bring it directly to you.
The Western North Carolina Craft industry isn’t easy to quantify. But in 2008, several area organizations worked together to produce a report — the WNC Craft Index. Here are a few highlights.
Art, vision and business go hand in hand in Western North Carolina’s craft industry.
From a press release: 11th ANNUAL HOME MOVIE DAY TO TAKE PLACE WORLDWIDE ON OCTOBER 19, 2013 “The films you’ll see at Home Movie Day enable those of us who weren’t around at the time to visit moments like the New York World’s Fair of 1939-40, and I for one can’t get enough of those. […]
Earth Day means more than a one-day-a-year celebration. And it’s bigger than environmental issues. In our April 17 edition, we delve into the many issues under the sustainability umbrella.
After listening to the first few chords of a First Aid Kit song, it’s clear the Soderberg sisters were meant to make music. Klara and Johanna, 22- and 19-year-old Stockholm natives, have captivated audiences across the globe with their hauntingly beautiful folk-inspired melodies and atmospheric songs.
The local indie rock band plays One Stop with Deja Fuze this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow (Friday) at noon.
Saturday’s Grey Eagle show will be a farewell to the multitalented musician, who is moving to Portland, Ore.
Organizer Martha Skinner has put out a call, for a performance at UNCA exploring cross-cultural memory through drawing and music.
Plays about life in the theater can feel a little cliché — the easy image of the play-within-the-play dating back to Shakespeare, and beyond. For an audience of non-actors, such storylines can be a little too self-absorbed to be relatable. Fortunately that’s not the case with Love Child, now at N.C. Stage.
The two Americana songstresses took the stage Friday, Feb. 3. Jesse Hamm was there.
John Darnielle and the Mountain Goats will be debut new songs on this tour, and the setlist will also focus heavily on Tallahassee, which was released a decade ago. “We get together before the tour and basically just try to put together a setlist that we think the fans will like,” Darnielle said.
If you want to hear some great jug band and jazz, head over to Grey Eagle on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for Jessy Carolina at the Hot Mess, Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks and Big Nasty. (The Hot Mess features piano and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, which is where the other blind boy comes in … )
The monthly bass music showcase and party comes to The Orange Peel, with founder Mindelixir headlining.
Akron/Family and Bad Weather California lit up the stage at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Jan. 8. The two groups made the crowd jump when they came through Asheville. First Bad Weather California hit with melodic indie-rock and a surf-pop undertone, followed by Akron/Family’s experimental harmonic spunky rock.
The Asheville Playback Theatre held a couple performances at N.C. Stage over the weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 7, the crew of six helped to showcase personal stories presented by volunteers from the audience with the overall theme “The First Time I Ever.” Using improvisation and comedy, the troupe reenacted comical and heartfelt first times.
The tech-savvy, jam-worthy foursome played two nights at the downtown venue, and videographer Jesse Hamm caught some of the action.
Midway through the first week of January, I still don’t have a new calendar. Here’s a sweet one from the Bob Moog Foundation.
Listen to Part Two of our obscure holiday mixtape (as chosen by local musicians), featuring a secret Flaming Lips side project and a rare cover of “White Christmas” by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
As Anne Fitten Glenn noted in her latest “Brews News” column: “Munich-based beer lovers have celebrated Oktoberfest for more than two centuries.” The Asheville Downtown Association introduced it to our town back in 2009. Here are scenes, shot by Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch, of the Oct. 8 festival.