Austin-based musician Mike Gray explains the origin of his unique instrument, then covers Blind Willie Johnson’s “Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right.”
Austin-based musician Mike Gray performs “Mind Was Gone” (a song he performs with local band Screaming Js) in downtown Asheville, NC, on a modified guitar-based percussion instrument of his own creation.
Busking musician Kerry performs her original tune “Bedouin” outside Malaprop’s in downtown Asheville.
Local holiday busking favorite James Joyce performs his euphonium rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Asheville-based euphonium player James Joyce caught our ear in the holiday season of 2010. This year, he’s back with his version of “The First Noël.”
Last year, Busk Break featured a trio of holiday-themed tunes by Chapel Hill-based euphonium player James Joyce. This year, Joyce is back, and we’re happy to present his version of “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Boston-based “riot folk” band The Swaggerin’ Growlers performing a short tune in front of the Iron in downtown Asheville.
Local busker Clarke Spencer covers “We Used to Vacation” by Cold War Kids in front of the Iron Sculpture in downtown Asheville.
In this final episode of Elitist Bastards Go to the Movies, Xpress film reviewers Ken Hanke and Justin Souther talk about the death of iconic filmmaker Ken Russell, heap praise on Hugo and reflect on the end of their podcast series.
Sarah and The Secrets—UNCA students Sarah Sanders and Liz Acker—perform the original tune “Make It Easy” in front of the Iron Sculpture in downtown Asheville.
Traveling busker Ben “Mouthwash” Pickett performs an original tune on banjo and harmonica in front of Malaprop’s in downtown Asheville.
Xpress film reviewers Ken Hanke and Justin Souther review: Like Crazy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Happy Feet Two and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
Reporter Jake Frankel and photographer Bill Rhodes discuss a recent public hearing about the proposed closure of a mail-processing facility in Asheville.
Xpress news reporter David Forbes talks about a new interactive map detailing the migrations to and from Buncombe County.
The Hillcrest High-Steppin’ Majorettes and Drum Corps practice in the parking lot of Sim’s Futon Gallery in preparation for the Asheville Holiday Parade.
Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford reports on A Taste of Asheville, coffee trucks, the growing use of matcha (green tea) in local foods, and the expansion of the Asheville Pizza Company to a third location.
Reporter Jake Frankel and beer columnist Anne Fitten Glenn discuss the state of beer business and culture in Asheville.
News reporter Jake Frankel talks about the recent Buncombe County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
In this edition of the Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, MountainX.com film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther discuss current releases Jack and Jill, J. Edgar, Immortals and The Skin I Live In.
Xpress news reporter Jake Frankel talks about the razor-thin win of Jan Davis over Lael Gray for Asheville City Council.
Traveling busker Dan Codispoti covers the classic Hoyt Axton tune “Never Been to Spain” near Pack Square in downtown Asheville.