Fifteen years into its career, livetronica pioneers Particle started in L.A. but have played coast-to-coast tours and shows in eight countries. Changing family and work situations among the band’s members (led by keyboardist/songwriter Steve Molitz) led to a semi-hiatus from 2006-2014. But last year “Molitz felt the overwhelming desire to relaunch Particle as a full-time […]
“There was no stereo in the Wilson household, but the home was filled with songs: Hymns, murder ballads, songs about love, songs about work, songs about death, all played with the passion of a southern gentleman who could never quite shake the cold light of professorial logic.” So says the bio for Charlottesville, Va.-based Americana […]
What was once a derogatory term for a woman of questionable repute is now the band name for a pair of brothers — producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. The Floozies’ take on contemporary funk includes samples, talk box, plenty of nods to psychedelia and party anthem savvy. “You know the brothers could easily […]
Expansive Brooklyn-based funk band Lettuce hits the 20-year this year back and isn’t slowing down. The group (Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Eric Krasno on guitars, Adam Deitch on drums, Erick “Jesus” Coomes on bass, Ryan Zoidis on saxophones, Neal Evans on keys and Eric Bloom on trumpet) got its start at the Berklee College of […]
Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary in style: with a four-day music festival. The lineup for the July 23-26 event, held in Durham and Carrboro, includes bands from the label — Neutral Milk Hotel, Superchunk, Reigning Sound, Imperial Teen, Hospitality, Hiss Golden Messenger and many others. Read about the lineup here. Full-festival passes are already […]
“Okay, so maybe we aren’t really a bluegrass band…” begins the bio of Atlanta-based Seven Handle Circus. Surprise, the sextet isn’t a circus, either. Instead, the group performs a “modern style of rock, played with energy, skill and folk instruments. Their bluegrass roots reveal themselves from time to time, but so does their classical training […]
Want to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with Primus on Sunday, May 18 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium? Here’s how: 1. You MUST complete a 2014 Best of WNC ballot. Name your faves in 25 categories and click “submit.” Already voted? You’re good to go! 2. In the comments field, name your favorite […]
Electronic producer & DJ duo PANTyRAiD plays The Orange Peel on on Saturday, Aug. 3. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Xpress will give away a pair of weekend passes to the female-led music and arts festival, held in Boone on June 21 and 22. Click through for details on how to win.
The jam band plays a Memorial Day weekend show in Black Mounatin and Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the event.
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.
The West Asheville festival returns this Saturday (April 27) with bands, a skateboarding showcase and Savor the Westside, a VIP food and drink tasting. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to Savor the Westside. Click through for details. Photo of The Critters by Max Cooper.
Check out the list of finalists whose videos will compete to win a $500 cash prize and studio time at Echo Mountain at the sixth Music Video Asheville awards on Wednesday, April 26. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Click through for contest details. Photo by Kristen M Greene at KMG*Photograph.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based roots reggae quintet plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The Athens, Ga.-based rockers play Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, March 30 at 10 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 day of show. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets through Facebook. Photo by Ian Rawn.
The Widespread panic tribute band plays Asheville on Saturday, March 16. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
It’s a night of funk, soul and tropical dance at One Stop on Thursday, March 7. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
The L.A.-based quintet will play Isis on Wednesday, March 6. 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Paper Bird and Shakey Graves also perform. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets on Monday, at noon, via Facebook.
Grupo Fantasma’s psychedelic Latin funk alter-ego Brownout plays Asheville Music hall this Friday. Read about the band here and win a pair of tickets on Facebook tomorrow (Thursday) at noon.
Due to the play’s popularity, The Magnetic Theatre announces an additional show this Saturday at 10 p.m. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets today at noon.
The local roots music trio plays Isis Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 12. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show Friday, via Facebook. Photo by Kim LaViolette.