When it comes to hair, Asheville is “anything goes,” says Jami Redlinger, Best of WNC Hall of Famer for Hairstylist and co-owner of The Middy. But beneath that diversity, she explains, is a unifying theme: self-expression. “I feel like there’s a lot of really creative people here, so people want to get really creative with their hair, too.”
When Childress set out to record his debut solo album, Mind the Gap — which he’ll launch at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 — theatrics had to take a back seat.
Looking back to 1995 when The Goodies moved from Atlanta to Asheville, frontman Holiday Childress recalls a time of cheap rent, three restaurants and just as many bands. The first local entertainers to explore vaudeville and cabaret rock, the group made its mark on a slowly rejuvenating town. In the process, the band’s lead guitarist and vocalist […]
“Holiday Coconut Cake with a Side of Dance Party” at BoBo Gallery on Tuesday is two bands (including Michael Libramento’s Coconut Cake), 2 DJs and one worthy cause. Photo from Short Street Cakes.
69 Love Songs brings affection, rejection and all the joy and heartbreak in between. The performance is a start-to-finish recreation of The Magnetic Fields’ iconic, three-disc album of the same name, and will feature an eclectic mix of local performers that includes Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Electric Owls, Pilgrim and Holiday Childress.
Whether you like bouncing to reggae, two-stepping to classic country or spacing out to prog rock, there’s a show this weekend to satisfy your aural interests. As always, we offer more than just music, and all for a nominal fee. While you’re here, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
The Tuesday, Oct. 26 performance is both an intimate and up-close show (only 120 seats!) and a chance for the audience to actually be on stage.