Rising costs have brought an already wrought situation to the brink, but Asheville-area artists continue to make it work.
Unable to rely on touring as venues slowly reopen, local singer-songwriters are taking a new approach to making and sharing music.
The Moon and You perform with Amanda Anne Platt and Mimi Bell on March 16 at 185 King St.
The Appalachian-inspired sounds of Tina & Her Pony are increasingly abstract in new album Champion, which was inspired by “dreams, the subconscious and death,” according to the local duo.
Hard-learned lessons seem to inform Platt’s lyrics, but there’s a sunny optimism that infuses even the most melancholy sentiments expressed in her compositions.
Recorded at Crossroads Studios in Arden, ‘Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters’ features 13 new songs about life and death and everything in between. It will be released on Friday, June 9 and will be celebrated with two special shows — Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 — at The Grey Eagle.
Funds from Town Mountain’s four previous benefit concerts for MANNA FoodBank have covered the cost of an estimated 25,000-30,000 meals, according to the band. The fifth iteration takes place at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 16.
Frequent collaborators Caine McDonald and Patrick Dodd open Heath’s release show, after which she’ll perform with a full band at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, May 27.
When The Honeycutters booked their upcoming Isis dates, they scheduled a seated show (at press time, that performance, on Friday, is sold out) and a standing one.
Brian McGee opens the show at the Grey Eagle on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m.
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.
Learn about local film screenings, productions and industry news.
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise startup capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd.
Place The Honeycutters and Foul Mouth Jerk side by side and one can’t help but notice their differences. The former play country roots music while the latter raps and, unless one puts undue emphasis on the “cut” of Honeycutters, even their names reflect opposite sensibilities. But beyond these sonic and stylistic splits, the two Asheville acts have a substantial amount in common.
Four- and six-part vocal harmonies and multicolored kazoos captivate audiences when Western North Carolina supergroup Sweet Claudette takes the stage. The country Motown quartet, composed of Amanda Platt (The Honeycutters), Melissa Hyman (The Moon and You), Amber Lyle Sims and Dulci Ellenberger (Now You See Them), supplements itsr intricate vocals with cello, banjo, melodica and […]
Westville Pub was overflowing with locals and dedicated fans looking to kick off 2014 with some foot-stomping Americana from The Honeycutters, one of Asheville’s most well-loved country roots bands.
The local country/Americana band recently played a standout two-night run at Isis. Photos by Gabe Spencer.
The local Americana band will perform at Isis on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. Click through for information on how to win tickets.
As you’re surely aware, tens of thousands of enthusiastic festival goers will descend upon downtown for the annual Bele Chere festival this weekend. In response, we bring you a host of other options, including outdoor activities, readings, theater and even wrestling, all for little or no cost. However, should you be into that sort of thing, be sure to check out our special Bele Chere edition (online and in print) for a complete guide to the madness.
This weekend you can dress up like Han Solo, pedal beneath the full moon, share a favorite story or put your beard to the test, all for a nominal fee. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost local happenings to keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
This weekend kicks off Thursday with a number of performances and continues with art, BBQ, the great outdoors and more. Know of other budget-friendly events happening locally? Share them with the community in the comments section below.