Ali McGhee

Hatch This
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.

National Storytelling Festival. Source: Photo
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.

Marcus King. Photo: Emily Butler
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: YouTube
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.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Gaijin Noodle Bar. Credit: Mark Chandler
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.

Chupacabre's sweet potato enchiladas.
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.

Belle Game
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.

Anne Bonny and Mary Read, famous lady pirates
Tony Vigorito's new novel, Love and Other Pranks, is just the time-traveling, reality-bending adventure story you're looking for right now.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: BMCM+AC
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

Mobley
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).

The Kids' Show: Definitely Not for Kids
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.

Spaceman Jones. Source: artist
Asheville hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones takes flight.

Photo: Pierre Pastel // Dominar Films
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.

Unto These Hills
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?

Lisa Zahiya, DJ MP Pride, and Asheville Yoga Festival attendees
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.

Amanda Giacomini and the 10,000 Buddhas Project. Credit: Cody App
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.

Natural Born Leaders. Credit: Grace Barron-Martinez
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!

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

Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.

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

Papadosio
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.

Beats Antique
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.

Source: Asheville Fringe Arts Festival website
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.

Source: 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.

A Good Trip
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 album cover
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
Asheville hip-hop artist Bryan Divisions encourages you to love yourself and embrace your shadow side.

Panelists Michael Divine and Android Jones with Liana Gillooly. Photo: Michael Garfield
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.

Orbiting Human Circus
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!

Land On Your Feet
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. Photo: Kelly Boitano
Indie rock/Americana band Branches brings their distinctive sound to the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8th.

Mobley
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.

Claire Chase
We sat down with flutist Claire Chase (and friend/composer Kyle Brenders) to talk about her early experiences with avant-garde music, the Density project, the problem with genre, and how she's gotten really into conference calls (among many other things).

Asheville City Soccer Club logo
The Asheville Soccer Club kicks off their season this Thursday, March 30, at Hi-Wire Brewing. We interviewed team president Ryan Kelley to get the details.

Yasmind Hamdan. Photo: Flavien Prioreau
We talk with Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan about Big Ears 2017, the inspiration behind her new album, Al Jamilat, and the state of the world right now.

Wu Fei
Armed with a guzheng, a 2,000-year-old Chinese instrument akin to a zither, Beijing-born Wu Fei will break new musical ground at this weekend's Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN.

Third Coast Percussion
Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion comes to the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING with a legacy and a vision for what lies ahead. Asheville Grit talks with David Skidmore about what to expect.

Kevin Morby. Photo: Adarsha Benjamin
There's still time left to snag your ticket to this show on Friday, 3/17, at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee co-headline, and Mary Lattimore opens the night of intimate, and rare, solo performance.

Simrit Kaur
Simrit Kaur brings her ethereal, gorgeous sound to Asheville's Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 18th. We interviewed her about her new album, her favorite spiritual texts, and the cultural appropriation of yoga, among other things.

Ben Sollee
Cellist and singer Ben Sollee brings his signature sound to the Mothlight on Thursday, March 9th, with Jordan Ellis and opener Utah Green.

Black Quantum Futurism @ Moogfest
The latest Moogfest announcement dropped some exciting buzzwords and some even more exciting featured artists.

Dance Heginbotham
The 2017 {Re}HAPPENING invokes the spirit of the original Happening, in 1952, through performance art, music, and more.

Triptych Soul albumita cover
Asheville trio Triptych Soul celebrates their new jazz fusion "Albumita" this Saturday (2/18) at UpCountry Brewing Co., with opening support from Armadilla.

Revolve + MAP Listening/Launch Party
Revolve is hosting a Launch/Listening Party on Tuesday, February 8th in conjunction with the Media Arts Project (MAP) as it unveils a new partnership.

Midnight Snack
Asheville's Midnight Snack releases their new single, "Shadow Chaser," today, and celebrates on February 4th at West Asheville's Mothlight.

BEAT LIFE COMP.1 cover. Credit: Shayanne Gal
BEAT LIFE releases BEAT LIFE COMP.1, its first compilation album, on Sunday, January 15th, with a second volume already in the works.

Boo Velvet: The Great American Strip-Off
The Great American Strip-Off: an evening of pasties, toilet paper, and tiny hands (among other things) happening through this weekend and next.

Still from The Conquest of Canaan
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.

Christine Garvin Dance + Transform. Photo: Megan Torgerson
Christine Garvin Dance + Transformation (CGD+T) is offering a new certification program in 2017. They'll also be donating to a different non-profit every month.

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