Justin Ray performs a diverse two-set offering Friday, Sept. 18 at The Altamont Theatre. The evening begins with Ray’s half-hour-long ensemble jazz composition, “Casanova and Cleopatra,” which hasn’t been performed live in nearly three years. The show also serves as a release of the album Evil Man Blues, Ray’s first foray into vocals.
The local singer-songwriter talks about his newest release, his forthcoming projects, and gives an update on his son, Holmes, currently in treatment for a brain tumor.
When eight years passes between a musician’s albums, it’s natural to wonder what he’s been up to during that time. For Asheville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser, however, it’s almost easier to diagram what he hasn’t been doing. On top of steady solo gigs and collaborations, Rosser has stayed busy with percussionist River Guerguerian and […]
In writing music for families or adults, as a solo artist or with his band, Billy Jonas keeps a certain set of queries in mind: “Why is the world the way that it is? What can I or anybody do to move it in a beautiful direction or to help it change? How can we […]
Local prog-rockers Makayan release debut full-length album “Smile” at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, March 7. Photo courtesy of the band.
Two local singer-songwriters teamed up for a gorgeously-realized collection of cover songs, “Bring It On Home.” The album releases today.
Local fiddler Rayna Gellert has performed with Uncle Earl, Abigail Washburn and Toubab Krewe; she’s recorded with Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III and John Paul Jones among others. Now she’s set to drop her solo debut album, “Old Light,” with a special pre-release party (including advance copies of the CD) at the Grey Eagle on Sept. 4. Photo by Jon Estes.
The show, at the Lab, starts at 9 p.m. It will be filmed for a live music video. So, we’re not saying this is your big chance for your 15-seconds of fame. But we’re not saying it isn’t, either.
The local Americana singer-songwriter releases his new EP, “Swinging for the Fences.”
At last count there were five, but with a little bit of planning (and, perhaps, a map), you can hit them all.
The local bluegrass band drops sophomore album “Trade Winds” at the Grey Eagle this Saturday. But first, they met with Xpress at The ByWater to talk about the record and perform the track “Back to Knoxville.” Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
San Francisco-by-way-of-Asheville hip-hop group Fist Fam drops a new LP, and gets ready to head back east.
Morgan Geer returns to Asheville (this time to stay awhile) and celebrates the release of “Into the Missionfield” with a Saturday, Feb. 25 show at the LAB.
2PPM releases new EP, “For People.” All the people mentions aside, the experimental instrumental collection takes its cues from nature, mechanics and travel.
The local singer/songwriter records his long-awaited sophomore album.
A review of the new album by Chachillie. Official release date is March 15.
The local glam rocker prepares a stylish launch for his self-titled debut album. The show is at the Lab on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Local electronic trio RBTS WIN drops The Dark Ones tomorrow. In advance of that release, Xpress talks to Cliff B. about the album, the band’s Moog AHA AVL show, and what the future holds.
The local instrumental/experimental rock band holds its CD release party for self-titled EP on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Musician Dup Crosson talks to Xpress about his new album, his Oct. 1 CD release party (which involves cookies, by the way) and why he decided to stay in town after all.
Dup Crosson launches “By Some Great Storm” at the LAB on Saturday, Oct. 1.