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Hatch. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
Stolen Moments - Jul 21 2017
Earlier this morning, the shuttles were full of employees; the halls empty. Now we’re in full swing. I wait at the bar for an overpriced beer. The boys have joined the line for the Vortex, egging each other past their cartoon fear.

Natural Born Leaders. Credit: Grace Barron-Martinez
Ali McGhee - Jul 21 2017
The band that bathes together...and more from local hip-hop/rock/gumbo funk/prog hop group Natural Born Leaders, including their new video for "Time Flies By," an Asheville Grit premiere!

An Incomplete Guide to Public Vulnerability
Sexistentialism - Jul 20 2017
Routinely crucifying my privacy on the cross of feminist literature is my way of showing I care.

AVL Grit - Jul 20 2017
We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.

Lindsey Kelley Dance
Jeff Mason - Jul 18 2017
“For Rumbough“ is a full-length dance performance on July 21st and 22nd at 8:00pm and July 23rd at 3:00pm at The Academy at Terpsicorps.

L to R: Billy Brouse, Rob McConnell, Mike Healy, Anthony Thogmartin, Sam Brouse. Photo: Erin Fowler
Ali McGhee - Jul 18 2017
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.

Spoiler Alert flyer
Jeff Mason - Jul 17 2017
Spoiler Alert! is a live comedy event featuring a movie and three local comedians providing colorful commentary for extra amusement. This Thursday's pick is the gloriously awful Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Ali McGhee - Jul 15 2017
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.

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AVL Grit - Jul 14 2017
Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.

The Im'peach'ed Burger, Battle of the Burger Winner 2017
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez

Better than Unicorns on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.

Photo: Tristan Wheelock
AVL Grit - Jul 12 2017
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Baby Driver
The Daily Orca - Jul 11 2017
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.

Jack Venson. Source: Jackie Venson
Ali McGhee - Jul 11 2017
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.

Papadosio
Ali McGhee - Jul 10 2017
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.

Go To Jail / Monopoly
Jeff Mason - Jul 10 2017
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary

Pelicans. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
Stolen Moments - Jul 7 2017
The wind is so persistent up here the seagulls float in place above the tables, wings flapping as if in flight, making little dives at tossed tortilla chips.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
AVL Grit - Jul 7 2017
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?

FBO on the GritVegas Weekend Update
AVL Grit - Jul 5 2017
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.

Intramurals Social Bowling League
AVL Grit - Jul 3 2017
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.

Ask Audrey
Ask Audrey - Jul 3 2017
Also, what do I do if my kid might be going down the wrong path?

Dance Class at Studio Zahiya
AVL Grit - Jun 30 2017
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.

Transformers: The Last Knight
The Daily Orca - Jun 30 2017
I've tried to think of a movie worse than this one (I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'll keep you posted).

Beats Antique
Ali McGhee - Jun 29 2017
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.

Kathleen Hahn in the 4th emersion: Fall from Grace. Photo: J. Christian Smilanic, Dawnfire Photography
Hey Y'all - Jun 29 2017
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.

Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
AVL Grit - Jun 27 2017
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.

Mountain Drive By
Stolen Moments - Jun 27 2017
Snapshots from a mountain town.

Cindy Wilson
YoungAsheville - Jun 26 2017
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.

Source: Asheville Fringe Arts Festival website
Ali McGhee - Jun 23 2017
On June 28th, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival celebrates community supports and fans of the Fringe at the Crow & Quill, and opens submissions for the 2018 Fringe Festival.

I, Daniel Blake
The Daily Orca - Jun 23 2017
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.

Natalie Bogwalker of Wild Abundance and the Firefly Gathering
AVL Grit - Jun 23 2017
We interviewed the creator and co-director of the Firefly Gathering, Natalie Bogwalker, about how she started the event and what to expect this year. Pre-registration for Firefly ends Monday.

Source: Asheville Percussion Festival
Ali McGhee - Jun 22 2017
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.

GritVegas weekend update
AVL Grit - Jun 22 2017
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.

Mountaineer Inn
Stolen Moments - Jun 21 2017
Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.

A Good Trip
Ali McGhee - Jun 21 2017
This weekend, comedian Shane Mauss returns to Asheville with a Saturday night show and Sunday live podcast taping on the final stop of his 100 city psychedelic comedy tour, "A Good Trip."

The Bad Batch
The Daily Orca - Jun 20 2017
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.

Buttercup
Sexistentialism - Jun 19 2017
Sometimes, we played the buttercup game. You hold up buttercups beneath each other’s chins and check the reflection’s color. If the buttercup reflects pale yellow, it means that you are in love. My chin was always yellow.

Vision Quest album cover
Ali McGhee - Jun 19 2017
Samuel Paradise celebrates the release of his new album, Vision Quest, this Saturday at the Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville, with support from Futexture and EmE. Read our album review here.

Constellations at 35Below
Jeff Mason - Jun 16 2017
Constellations ends this Sunday, 6/18. Get it before it's gone.

Better Dads Festival
Guest Grit - Jun 16 2017
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.