The members of local powerhouse indie-pop and soul band Hustle Souls are set to release their debut, full-length album, ‘Colors.’
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MUSIC VIDEO: Natural Born Leaders
The band recently released two videos that showcase energy and funk, and a creative mashing of styles into something that feels fresh.
Charles “Wigg” Walker continues to build on his long and winding career
After years playing with big R&B orchestras, including his own Nashville-based group, The Dynamites, Walker has begun performing with a smaller, more intimate backing band in what he calls a soul-jazz style.
California Honeydrops bring their dance party back to Asheville
An encapsulated sense of happiness — an open invitation to the party — is at the heart of a Honeydrops show. Following an enthusiastic reception at LEAF last fall, the Oakland, Calif.-based band returns to Asheville for a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, May 6.
Trixie Whitley plays Asheville in support of Porta Bohemica
With a totally new approach and new collaborators, Trixie Whitley re-entered the studio and created Porta Bohemica, released in January. Her current tour brings her to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 12.
Show review: Allen Stone at The Orange Peel
“When the right combination of people come together and the right groove is played, there’s an energy that can be felt by each and every person in the audience,” band leader Allen Stone said from the stage.
Rude Boys Headline WRES-FM’s inaugural Autumnfest
For the Rude Boys, who headline the inaugural Autumnfest at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, a chance meeting with soul singer Gerald Levert led to a signing with Atlantic Records.
Smart bets: Greyhounds
A greyhound (the dog) is sleek and fast. A Greyhound (the bus) is more of an underdog — not to mention a vehicle of subculture and necessity. Greyhounds (the band), from Austin, Tex., are sleek underdogs with more swagger and style than either of their namesakes. Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell call their […]
Roosevelt Collier and special guests at One Stop
The spiritual steel player (and Toubab Krewe BFF) performs a Wednesday night show in Asheville this week. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets today at 1 p.m. Image by ChristianJamesPhoto.com.
Aararaki: “Reduction. Stutter. Funk.”
The Brooklyn neo-soul quartet plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, March 12.