The only thing more awkward than having awkward sex is talking about it. Onstage. To an audience of strangers. But the femmes fatales of Awkward Sex … and the City will do just that at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Thursday, March 19.
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Beer Week: Super beer, food and entertainment at the LAB
You know you’ve stumbled upon a special beer week event when you start the night off with a “beermosa” and end with a silly string fight. The LAB’s superhero-inspired beer dinner experience challenged the beer dinner status quo with its combination of live comedy, video, audience participation (complete with costumes for the staff and more dedicated attendees) and, of course, six courses of thoughtfully paired beer and food courses.
Five questions with Dresses
With a band name like Dresses, you kind of need to bring it, style-wise. Although Timothy Heller (the female half of the duo) says she prefers to wear skirts onstage, the band does sell unusual pairs of Doc Marten boots on its website — red velvet last week, floral this week. And graphic shirts that […]
Smart Bets: Hard Rocket and Posh Hammer
Two rock ’n’ roll bands on one stage — always a good thing. But what’s interesting about this shared bill, says Hard Rocket bassist Didier Rubio, is “the ages of the members. Hard Rocket is an older experienced group of musicians (in our late 40s) while Posh Hammer is are all in their teens.” Plus, […]
Smart Bets web extra: The Mobros
The drum-and-guitar/brother duo from Camden, S.C. return to The LAB on Friday, Dec. 20 for a show with The Go Devils.
Port City Comedy Tour docks in Asheville
Four comics from Wilmington perform at The LAB on Thursday, Dec. 19. 9 p.m., $10.
Let the caged Birdsmell sing
Band of Horses’ front man, Ben Bridwell, ventures out on a solo mission under the quirky moniker Birdsmell. This solo tour will bring him to The LAB on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Emily Easterly at The LAB
Celebrating the release of her new six-song EP, “Get Bothered,” local singer-songwriter Easterly took to the Lexington Avenue Brewery stage on Saturday night. Photo by Julia Ritchey.
Sound Track web extra: No Way to Live
American Gonzos hold a record release show for their new album on Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Lab.
Ben Bridwell’s solo show
The Band of Horses front man goes on tour as Birdsmell. He plays The LAB on on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
This weekend on a shoestring
This week’s edition is dominated by local entertainers: musicians, comedians, filmmakers and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Smart bets web extra: Knives & Daggers with Heaven
The local post-rock/shoegaze quintet and the psychedelic/new wave trio from New York play The Lab on Saturday, Aug. 17. Meghanz also shares the stage. Photo by Maly Por .
Sound Check: Turchi
Reed Turchi just moved back to Asheville. His band, Turchi, plays a homecoming and album launch show at The Lab on Saturday, July 6. In advance, Reed talked to Xpress about kudzu, the slide guitar, and local inspiration. Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
SoundTrack web extra: Turchi’s triumphant homecoming
The Southern roots trio, led by Asheville-native Reed Turchi, plays The Lab on Saturday, July 6.
Smart Bets web extra: The Luxury Spirit
The local indie-rock band plays The Lab on Thursday, June 27 with The Beast of Riverdale.
Five Questions with Alex Vans and the Hideaway
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.
Smart Bets web extra: Luxury Spirit with Worldline and Comet West
The local indie-rock lineup plays the back room at the Lab on Friday, April 5.
Sound Check: Pawtooth
Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
“Into the Ground”
Click through for a video of local band The Hermit Kings performing at The Lab last weekend.
Smart Bets web extra: Ten Cent Orchestra
Chelsea Lynn La Bate and classical composer Silas Durocher collaborate on this new classical instrumentation-meets-contemporary song writing project. Ten Cent Orchestra debuts at The Lab this Thursday, Dec. 20.
Sound Track web extra: Shod My Feet
The local band releases its first full-length album, “Orange,” at The Lab on Friday, Nov. 2.