The L.A.-based comedian pursues surprise, slipping in and out of characters at random, rewriting jokes onstage, improvising with the audience and relishing in those uncomfortable moments as a performer.
The Most Races Show on Earth, a multicultural comedic showcase, fights racism with stereotypes and ethnic clichés tonight at The LAB.
The shoegazey-singer-songwriter (of Mojave 3) returns to Asheville for an intimate concert event this Saturday.
The indie-rock trio plays The Lab, with Baby Rattlesnakes, on Thursday, Sept. 27. Here, they talk to Xpress about a new project, the importance of romance in music and the secret pipeline funneling indie rockers from Nashville to Asheville. Photo by Luca Venter
In advance of his Wednesday, Sept. 12 show at The Lab, Andrew Leahey talks to Xpress about working with Drive-By Truckers producer David Barbe, overcoming his choir boy vocal style, and taking inspiration from 1920s-era criminals.
The show, at the Lab, starts at 9 p.m. It will be filmed for a live music video. So, we’re not saying this is your big chance for your 15-seconds of fame. But we’re not saying it isn’t, either.
Indie cellist Ben Sollee is no stranger to Asheville, so it’s not all that surprising to spot the songwriter strolling down Haywood Road, as I did Sunday afternoon. Sollee and his drummer, Jordon Ellis, were in town for a few days between shows in Atlanta and Charlottesville, Va.
The Brooklyn-based indie-pop group performs at the LAB on Wednesday, June 6. Click through for a video and streaming song.
Weedeater, ASG and Cough share the back stage on Wednesday, April 18.
Mark your calendars for this nine-piece, brass-powered Balkan collective. They play The Lab on Tuesday, April 24.
Old-school Ashevillians may remember Morgan Christopher Geer as frontman of the seminal ‘90s outfit The Merle; newer residents have probably caught wind of his current projects The Unholy Trio and Drunken Prayer (both have a tradition of Asheville holiday shows). Regardless of how you know him, it’s clear that the prolific songwriter has kept one […]
Morgan Geer returns to Asheville (this time to stay awhile) and celebrates the release of “Into the Missionfield” with a Saturday, Feb. 25 show at the LAB.
Singer-songwriter Dare Dukes, from Savannah, Ga., performed at the Lab on Friday night. Before the show, he and his band met with Xpress for this video (filmed by Jesse Hamm).
The local glam rocker prepares a stylish launch for his self-titled debut album. The show is at the Lab on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Xpress reviews the self-titled EP by the local band. Catch the live show at The LAB on Friday, Dec. 16.
Three bands (and a live painter) for three bucks this Thursday.
The local (but rarely at home) steel pan player makes a rare appearance on home turf this Saturday.
Naked Gods are from Boone, a town that isn’t renowned for music. From this inauspicious locale, the quintet have worked slowly over their first five years, synthesizing various strains of rock into a meaty sound all their own.
Dup Crosson launches “By Some Great Storm” at the LAB on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Matrimony from Charlotte plays the backstage at the LAB on Thursday, June 2. Here, singer/songwriter Jimmy Brown talks about his love of words and the family-feel of the close-knit group.
Asheville’s Wages play a pre-PROM!! show at the LAB this Saturday.