The Horror Anthology film series returns. Plus: A new book spotlights two ghostly WNC tales; “Dark Corners” podcast wraps up third season; and more!
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Around town: Radio Free Asheville celebrates its launch
Radio Free Asheville recently premiered in WNC. Plus a new three-day festival debuts, the latest from the Western North Carolina Historical Association’s lecture series and more!
Valerie Smith-Jackson amplifies people of color and allies on ‘Enchanting Asheville’ podcast
The weekly podcast features Valerie “Priestess Supervixen” Smith-Jackson discussing the lives of local people of color and those who love them.
Band of the Sky podcast series explores Asheville’s rock music history
Richie Tipton, Jeff Anders and the late Rocky Lindsley delve into Asheville’s formative rock years with help from fellow musicians who shaped the scene.
Smart Bets: The Great Reset
The podcast series features interviews with a variety of local figures who seek a better, sustainable world post-COVID-19.
Spaceman Jones launches ‘Smoke Break’ video podcast from quarantine
“I’d been looking at how to expand what I do, because I’m always bugged by ideas,” says Davaion Bristol. Launching “Smoke Break” as a video podcast “gave me another outlet to express myself, to connect with people.”
Podcast series ‘Palimpsest’ releases its third season
“Palimpsest” releases new episodes bi-weekly on Tuesdays.
Listening in to local free-media programs
Whether you’re a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.
Calcast March 21-23
Comedian Noah Gardenschwartz performs Sunday at Pulp.
CalCast: October 4-6
Take in American Craft Week events or dance your diaper off. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
CalCast: June 28-30
Adopt a pet, browse arts and crafts and catch some theater this weekend. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi.
CalCast: Feb. 8-10
Learn how to keep bees naturally, expand your farm and gaze at the night sky this weekend with CalCast. Podcast hosted by Kim Roney. Photo by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart.
From gypsy jazz to Appalachian seafood, there’s plenty to do in WNC this weekend. Podcast hosted by Asheville Free Media’s Kim Roney.
Elitist Bastards: Batman Punches Crazy People
In this episode, the Bastards examine megahit superhero movie The Avengers.
Elitist Bastards: Jason Vs Hannah and Her Sisters
Ready for another rambling podcast about movies? We thought you might be.
Elitist Bastards: Return of the Bastards
After a five-month hiatus, the Elitist Bastards Go to the Movies are back!
Baker Family Band podcast
The indie-rockers (formerly based in Asheville) return to the Grey Eagle on Sunday, April 22. In advance of that show, Liz and Stuart Baker talk to Xpress about new EP, “When the Internet is Down.” Click through for audio and slideshow.
Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman talks to Xpress about figuring out what kind of band Dr. Dog really is, recording lo-fi and having fun in everything the group does. The band plays the Orange Peel on Thursday, March 15. Click through for the podcast interview. Photo from d.drdogmusic.com.
Zee Avi, in her own words
The Malaysian-born singer-songwriter talks to Xpress about how travel impacts her songwriting, what her next album might sound like, and what it’s like to be on the Brushfire recording label. She plays at Jack of the Wood on Monday, Feb. 27. Click through for the podcast.
Busk Break: Ryan Comer covers “She’s a Jar”
Local busker Ryan Comer covers Wilco’s “She’s a Jar” on a Lexington Ave. corner.
Busk Break: Ryan Comer covers “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
Local busker Ryan Comer covers Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” on a Lexingon Ave. corner.