Xpress speaks with eight local artists about the ups and downs of a difficult year and what inspired them amid the ongoing pandemic.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center presents a wreath-making workshop focused on Appalachian traditions. Plus, Citizen Vinyl explores classic Isaac Hayes album, the African American Heritage Trail takes shape, and the Candlelight Stroll returns to downtown Weaverville.
“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.”
Asheville’s newest Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.
The record is a cohesive collection that bears the distinctive musical fingerprints of its creator.
The prolific Asheville hip-hop duo celebrates its latest collaboration with an April 12 show at The Mothlight.
The Asheville MC along with Musashi Xero, Mike L!VE, Spaceman Jones, Herb da Wizard and P.T.P play The Mothlight on March 14.
The duo’s approach to live performance is adapting to this less-is-more philosophy. “We’ve learned that features don’t really work — it’s enough with just [Davaion Bristol] and me,” Cliff Worsham says.
Larry “Po’folk” Williams discusses his musical journey and the significance of going head-to-head with an MC he greatly respects.
These art works ask us to think about the hardships our neighbors face and the disparities that Asheville’s white residents can easily ignore.
Drawing from the approach of classic hip-hop producers such as Pete Rock, Diamond D and Large Professor, Worsham’s beats resonated with Bristol’s attitude toward rapping.
Lucianna Ania and Spaceman Jones will join Lingua Franca at The Mothlight on Saturday, May 6.
The show, featuring more than 20 acts and benefiting local nonprofit Bounty & Soul, takes place at UpCountry Brewing Co. on Friday, Feb. 17.
The event, now in its second year, showcases Asheville’s soul musicians. The production takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 13.
The soul-searching and beat-savvy four-song collection came out of four- or five-day writing and recording session. Spaceman Jones and Chachillie perform a show at The Odditorium on Saturday, Jan. 21.