In advance of his Saturday, Nov. 17, performance at The Altamont Theatre (8 p.m., $15), A.J. spoke to Xpress about his 2013 album-in-the-works, the art of collaboration, the importance of place in the recording process and what to expect from his live show. Photo by Rich Cook.
Two Moogfest alumni, Sleigh Bells and araabMUZIK, play The Orange Peel next week. The Tuesday, Oct. 9 show is a co-bill. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., ages 16+. Tickets are $25, but we have a chance for three lucky winners to grab a pair of tickets each. The first giveaway is TODAY at NOON on Facebook.
The sprawling folk-rock collective played Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last week. Photos by John Zara.
The shoegazey-singer-songwriter (of Mojave 3) returns to Asheville for an intimate concert event this Saturday.
The guitarist and singer-songwriter performs with his own band, The High Score, at Emerald Lounge tomorrow (Saturday). Sons of Bill headlines. Photo by Annie Clark-Rankin.
UPDATE: Due to weather, the Asheville Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra have CANCELLED their performances for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Last week’s two-night run of shows at the Grey Eagle turned up excellent images, and we’ve saved some of the best for last, along with one more exclusive performance video.
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
The Grammy-nominated fiddler plays a hometown show (with live looping and special guests) on Saturday, Aug. 11. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell’s new record is a concept album about becoming a single mom to twins. But don’t expect lullabies and Seussian rhymes: this is a cool collection of vintage tones, girl band vocals, and soulful flourishes. Mandell plays The Grey Eagle with Benji Hughes on Tuesday, July 24. Photo from Mandell’s Facebook page.
After more than three years the orchestral-pop group from Chapel Hill returned to Asheville, playing a complex, gorgeous and emotive show to a good-sized crowd. LITT has been reviewed by NPR and Rolling Stone and has, since its last Asheville appearance, made the transition from virtual unknowns to a nationally-recognized act.
The local bluegrass band performs on Saturday, June 30 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.
The local country soul trio headlines Jack of the Wood tomorrow (Friday, June 22). Remember why you love them by revisiting their gorgeous video for “Who Brought the Sun,” posted here.
The relatively new local root-rock outfit plays One Stop this Friday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow through our Facebook page. Photo by Rob Seal.
Ellsworth writes and sings fun, catchy, quirky indie-pop/rock songs. He appeared on “The Sing Off.” He can rock a suit. And Xpress will be giving away a pair of tickets to catch this show (which also includes Travers Brothers Band and Men On Earth).
The front man for Swamp Cabbage (he’s also half of The Nudes and guitarist for Richie Havens) played a solo show at the White Horse last weekend. First, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video interview and performance.
L.A.-based Celtic-rock band Young Dubliners returns to Asheville this Sunday in support of new album “Saints and Sinner.” Xpress reminisces about an interview with that same group a decade ago.
They’ll play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sept. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
The Brooklyn-based “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” group plays the Orange Peel on Wednesday, June 20, in advance of new album Fragrant World.
Touring in support of his new album, Big Station, the Texas-based singer-songwriter/Americana innovator serenaded Asheville with songs that ranged from country-punk to ‘60s rock.
The former Felice Brothers drummer and singer is now on tour in support of his solo project. He plays Asheville on Sunday, May 27.