Leading up to the inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, we’re running a series of Q+A interviews with the festival’s artists. Photo by Atuanya Priester.
The Portland, Ore.-based roots-rock outfit plays The Orange Peel on Monday, Oct. 21 with The Head and the Heart and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. In advance, they talk about new album “Wild Pack” and touring the country in a van fueled by used vegetable oil.
The Detroit-based singer-songwriter and pianist performs at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11.
Comedian, singer, actor and author Sandra Bernhard brings her new show, “Sandyland,” which comes to Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The Mississippi-based unpop star talks about writing pop music for an alternate universe and showing a little skin. He plays Broadways on Sunday, Sept. 22. Photo by Carson Culver.
The singer-songwriter / lifestyle blogger / boutique owner (and grand-daughter of Hank) is currently on tour in support of this year’s acclaimed release, “The Highway.” She’ll play an early and fully-seated show at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Local bands will talk about their sets at this weekend’s street festival. Tune in to iamavl on Thursday afternoon for interviews.
The Philadelphia-based orchestral pop collective discusses sea changes, perfect eras and new album “Golden Age.” They’ll play Apothecary on Monday, June 17, 9 p.m.
The week after the opening of the new indie film, Frances Ha, Ken Hanke interviewed the film’s star and co-writer, Greta Gerwig. This is the interview in full.
Click through for a video interview with and exclusive performance by The Felice Brothers.
Singer-songwriter James McCartney is currently in the midst of a 47-date U.S. tour in support of his new album, “Me.” He plays The Altamont Theatre on Tuesday, May 28. Risa Binder opens.
The Illinois-based contra dance, folk and swing band plays for three dances (with caller Diane Silver) at Lake Eden Arts Festival next weekend. Photo from the Mean Lids’ Facebook page.
The Howlin’ Brothers play The Grey Eagle on Saturday, May 11. In advance fiddler/vocalist/banjo player Ian Craft talked to Xpress about the band’s “nice gumbo of styles and tastes.” And writing a song with Warren Haynes. Photo by Loyda Cruz.
Athens, Ga.-based sextet opens for Band of Horses at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday, May 1. In advance, multi-instrumentalist Carter King talks to Xpress about why Athens produces great bands, the connection between art and self-determination and what the folkloric character Baba Yaga means to Futurebirds. Photo by Jason Thrasher.
WNC-based roots/folk/jazz/gospel singer and composer Lizz Wright has released four solo albums and contributed to many more projects with the likes of Jakob Dylan and Meshell Ndegecello. She plays Lake Eden Arts Festival with Free Planet radio — click through for dates and tickets info.
Northern California-based musician and yoga teacher MC Yogi fuses Hindu chants with hip-hop. He returns to Lake Eden Arts Festival this May — click through for dates and tickets info. Image from Smithsonianmag.com
The Chamber rock outfit (from New Orleans by way of Ohio by way of the U.K. by way of Athens, Ga.) play The Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, April 24 with Sonmi and Peripheral. In advance the band talks about collaborating with family, the importance of place in their music, and new single and music video “Our Own God.”
The New York and D.C.-based power-pop outfit plays The Lab on Wednesday, April 17. In advance of that show, Vans answered our questions about unusual recording spaces, rare downtime, and why the band wants to make Asheville a regular stop on its tour route. Photo courtesy of the band.
Montreal-based psychedelic Hindi-rock band spoke to Xpress about their previous Asheville show with The Hellsayers, how the sitar works with MoTown music, and what it’s been like to tour their new self-titled album. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
The local electronic funk/rock band will introduce Asheville to its new album “Bootstraps” at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 12. Jahman Brahman also performs.
***UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The Alabama-based guitarist is a former member of Leon Russell’s band and a tour de force as a solo act. He’ll play Emerald Lounge on Saturday, April 13. (The Chuck Beattie Band and Big Gene & Danny Lee’s Loud Pack also perform.) In advance of that show, Simmons talks about putting down roots, surprise musical faves (Foo Fighters and Bee Gees!) and how to beat the pre-show jitters. Photo courtesy of the musician.