Southern Avenue formed after Ori Naftaly, who had a successful solo career in his native Israel, came to the U.S. to participate in the International Blues Challenge.
Despite all of Natural Mind’s inescapable sonic connection to music of the past, the album sounds fresh and modern. With mere weeks left in 2017, it’s a strong contender for the year’s best album from an Asheville-based act.
Earlier this year, the dance-rock group took some rare time off from performing to record a new album, titled Natural Mind, which it celebrates with a hometown show on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Asheville Music Hall.
Other local acts like DJ Marley Carroll and Hustle Souls join the bill for FRITZgiving at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 25
The national tour celebrating — and raising funds for — National Parks and National Heritage Areas rolls into Asheville for a two-day event.
Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville.
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.
The L.A.-based funk/soul/Afro-beat collective headlines a local show on Monday, Oct. 15.
Enjoy theater, spoken word, pets and local arts this weekend. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-budget entertainment.
The Fritz holds a single release party this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Thursday, via Facebook.
Saturday is a night of jam, funk and rock at the One Stop with The Fritz, Kung Fu Dynamite and Jahman Brahman. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The prog-funk outfit plays its final show of the four-night series on Wednesday.
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.