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Fringe Festival 2018: Solo Shows Tackle Big Issues
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.
Machinedrum Ignites Human Energy at Ellington Underground (12/28)
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.
Midnight Snack Say Farewell with a New Track and a Show at the Mothlight (12/15)
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.
Bonobos at the BLOCK off Biltmore
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.
School of the Alternative Builds Community through Passion-Based Learning
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.
Ellington Underground Celebrates Grand Opening with Exmag, RBTS WIN
This Friday, head to Ellington Underground for their grand opening show, featuring Exmag and local legends RBTS WIN.
Deborah Hunt's Fantastic Forms at the BeBe Theatre: A Benefit Show for Puerto Rican Puppetry
Puerto Rican-based puppeteer Deborah Hunt brings her new show to Asheville's BeBe Theatre as part of a fundraising effort to give back to the island after Hurricane Maria. Shows December 1-3.
Daedelus On Creativity, Mazes, and Victorian Fashion Icons [Interview]
Daedelus plays at the Orange Peel on Tuesday, November 28 with Mono/Poly and Free the Robots. We talked with the producer and creative icon about everything from literature to labyrinths.
Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
Local hip-hop/production outlet Xero God play their first show at Ellington Underground with The Difference Machine and 10th Letter of Atlanta. We talk up the show and drop a track from Xero God's new album, Bandidos, for you. You're welcome.
Hip-Hop Community Showcase Comes to Static Age (Friday, 11/17)
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.
EarthCry Headlines Isis in a Night of Modular Synth Experimentation [Interview]
EarthCry, feat. Mike Healy, brings experimental electronic to Isis on Saturday, 11/11. We talk with Anthony Thogmartin, founder of EarthCry and member of Papadosio, about what to expect. Kri Samadhi and Illumination Station also perform.
Tyler Whitlock's Iconographic Mischief Comes to Satellite Gallery
Self-taught painter Tyler Whitlock draws inspiration from the Old Masters to digital art. His show opens this Friday at Satellite Gallery.
Tina & Her Pony's Champion Celebrates Love, Life, and Everything Else [Interview]
We talk with Appalachian indie folk duo Tina & Her Pony, who play a show at the Mothlight this weekend to celebrate their upcoming album, Champion.
Hatch This! Promotes Innovation and Imagination in a Weekend-Long Competition
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.
"Consider A Criminal": ResoNate and SIYAH Release New Track
"Consider a Criminal," a new single from ResoNate and SIYAH, is out today.
Supper, People on the Move Brings Together Immigration, Performance, and Conversation Over Dinner
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.
Palimpsest: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.
National Storytelling Festival Brings World-Class Stories to Jonesborough Over the Weekend
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.
The Marcus King Band Brings Family Together at Pisgah Brewing (10/6-7)
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) on Black Mountain Songs
We talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry about the experience of creating Black Mountain Songs, which will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre this Friday and Saturday.
Gaijin Noodle Bar: Japanese Tradition with a Southern Spin
Boone's new noodle bar serves up traditional noodle dishes and steamed buns as part of a full food and drink menu with a creative twist.
Fiesta de Camotes: Sweet Potatoes Take Center Stage
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.
Belle Game and Broken Social Scene @ The Orange Peel (9/21)
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.
The Soul's Sleight of Hand: Tony Vigorito’s Love and Other Pranks
Tony Vigorito's new novel, Love and Other Pranks, is just the time-traveling, reality-bending adventure story you're looking for right now.
ReVIEWING A Legacy: BMCM+AC Debuts Black Mountain Songs and Active Archive
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.
The 2017 Goombay Festival Goes Local
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.
BEAT LIFE: The Vibes Edition (9/1 @ Asheville Music Hall)
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).
The Kids' Show: Definitely Not For Kids, is a Hilarious, R-Rated Romp (Review)
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.
Spaceman Jones on Inspiration and Illumination
Asheville hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones takes flight.
Vampire Glam: StarBenders Comes to the Odditorium (8/23)
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.
Unto These Hills: History and Memory in the Smoky Mountains (Review)
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?
Enlightening Asheville: Photos from the Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.
Street Art, Spiritualized: An Interview with Amanda Giacomini for the Asheville Yoga Festival
We talk with yoga teacher and artist Amanda Giacomini, who will be painting a wall for her 10,000 Buddhas Project at Strada in Asheville this week before the Asheville Yoga Festival.
The Sweet Sound of Prog Hop: Natural Born Leaders Release New Video (and an Interview!)
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 Interview with Papadosio: From Coffee Roasting to Hellraiser (and other ways to stay sane on the road)
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.
Your Newly Enlightened Fridge: Visionary Magnets Launches Kickstarter
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.
The ATX Takeover: Jackie Venson at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with Gary Clark Jr. (Ticket Giveaway)
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.
Papadosio Plays Only Non-Festival Show of the Summer at Pisgah Brewing (7/15)
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.
Carnival of Sound: Beats Antique and CloZee Hit the Stage at New Mountain Amphitheater
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.
Fringe Celebrates Friends and Opens 2018 Submissions
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.
Feel the Beat at the Asheville Percussion Festival
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.
Shane Mauss Brings Science, Comedy, and Psychedelics to the Mothlight [Interview]
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."
Vision Quest: Traveling the Depths with Samuel Paradise
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.
Bryan Divisions and Asheville's Enlightened Hip-Hop Scene
Asheville hip-hop artist Bryan Divisions encourages you to love yourself and embrace your shadow side.
We're All Enlightened Here: Discussing Racism in the Psychedelic Community
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.
The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air: Interview and Ticket Giveaway!
The fantastical podcast, produced by the folks behind Welcome to Night Vale, is on tour and will stop at the Grey Eagle on May 30th. We've got a pair of tickets for a lucky someone!
Window Cat Album Release Party at Asheville Music Hall (May 13)
Asheville-based jazz- and soul-infused rockers Window Cat celebrate the release of their album, Land On Your Feet, this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall, where they'll open for Con Brio.
Branches Play the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8
Indie rock/Americana band Branches brings their distinctive sound to the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8th.
5 Reasons to see MOBLEY at the Asheville Music Hall (4/20)
We're kind of huge fans of Austin-based artist Mobley (if you haven't noticed). Here are five reasons to get to Asheville Music Hall early and check out his set before The Hip Abduction.
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