In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther—along with their producer/coherer Steve Shanafelt—discuss current films Senna, Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite and Moneyball, as well as the upcoming LGBT film festival, Asheville Qfest.
Minnesota-based musicians Robin and Jayanthi Kyle (of the band Black Audience) perform their take on the traditional spiritual tune “Elijah Rock.”
In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther are joined by guest host Laura Marie Souther to discuss Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, Drive, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Point Blank, Sarah’s Key and Straw Dogs.
Caitlin Byrd interviews Asheville City Council candidate Marc Hunt on issues facing the city.
In this, the first of an ongoing series, Caitlin Byrd interviews Asheville City Council candidate Saul Chase on issues facing the city. Xpress will run an interview with a different candidate every day this week. UPDATED with audio.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast: Jake Frankel on the most recent Buncombe County Commission meeting; Susan Andrew with the latest on the CTS cleanup; Tracy Rose on the Women In Business supplement and David Forbes on the Asheville City Council meeting about downtown food trucks.
Local buskers violinist Aaron Gunn (of Mister Gunn & The Pistol Packin’ Mamas and Blind Boy Chocolate & The Milk Sheiks) performs with accordionist Trevor Grassi (of Balkan Death Grip) across from the Haywood Park Hotel.
Asheville-based buskers Jamar Woods (accordion) and Jake O’Connor (bass)—both from local progressive funk band The Fritz—perform their version of Otis Redding’s 1967 hit song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” in front of the Iron sculpture.
Accordion player Jamar Woods and bassist Jake O’Connor from recently relocated progressive funk quintet The Fritz perform “Numerology” during a busking excursion next to the Iron sculpture in downtown Asheville.
In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther discuss Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Contagion, Warrior and The Guard.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter David Forbes talks about City Council member Bill Russell dropping out of his bid for re-election, Pisgah Legal Services efforts to increase access to legal help for the poor, and the recent claim by NC State Sen. James Forrester that Asheville is a “cesspool of sin.”
This quartet of performers had only recently started performing together when we captured this video of them busking on the streets of Asheville.
Local performance artist, comedian and puppeteer Madison J. Cripps performs his original marionette piece “Sammy Minor, the Street Sweeper.”
In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther are joined by Orbit DVD and TV Eye Video Emporium owner Marc McCloud to discuss Another Earth, Apollo 18, The Debt, The Devil’s Double, Seven Days in Utopia, Shark Night 3D and Terri.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — environmental reporter Susan Andrew talks about a new joint nonprofit venture to increasing riverside camping areas along the French Broad, and reporter Jake Frankel talks about local business owner Manoj Lama’s recent trek up Nepal’s Gokyo Ri mountain. Podcast hosted by Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams.
One of Asheville’s most established buskers, Robert “Bobby Sax” Hughes finally makes his Busk Break debut.
“It’s about Ocracoke and murder,” says Slim Suzy Lilac of the North Carolina-based duo Broken Lilacs, talking about their song “My Baby.”
In this week’s Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther discuss The Caller, Colombiana, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place and Our Idiot Brother
Traveling buskers Nomadic Minstrels—Derek Graziano (on hammered dulcimer) and Laura Graziano (on cello)—perform near Pack Square in downtown Asheville.
Local busker Nate Herman performs an original tune in front of the Iron sculpture in downtown.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter Jake Frankel talks about the recent appointees to the City of Asheville’s Planning & Zoning board, and reporters David Forbes and Mackensy Lunsford talk in depth about the ongoing downtown food truck controversy.