ARTS + MUSIC

The Lure
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.

Brother Oliver
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."

Asheville Butoh Festival
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

Asheville Butoh Festival
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Big Wild
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.

Asheville Music School Rock Band. Photo: Michael Oppenheim
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.

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.

photo:object
photo:object, a new show opening at PUSH Gallery on May 5, is seeking submissions that challenge makers of all types to make a "photograph" that pushes the boundary of "object."

The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.

Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-20 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.

The Nerd
We review Attic Salt's production of The Nerd, showing now at NC Stage Company through April 23rd.

Moogfest lineup
Moogfest has released its music acts, special guests, workshops and more over a series of weekly announcements. We're so excited!

GritVegas and BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.

The Last Word Benders
That's So Asheville talks with Jeshua Morningstar and K-Pop Kakashi of Asheville nerdcore hip-hop group The Last Word Benders.

T.I.
Three-Time Grammy Award Winning Rap Artist T.I. knows how to reinvent himself and his upcoming Hustle Gang Tour is further proof of his drive and talent in doing so. Local promotor Joe Greene shares why this show is important for Asheville in diversifying its programming to be more inclusive.

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).

This Is Our Youth
Our review of 35below's newest production, This Is Our Youth, which follows 48 hours in the lives of three young people living in Manhattan at the dawn of the Reagan era.

The Void
A nearly great exercise in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

Field Day & Spring Fling
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.

The Coronation
Asheville Grit brings you the exclusive premiere of "The Coronation," a collaboration between hip-hop artist SIYAH and producer Nex Millen.

CAKE
The four fiercely funny ladies of the CAKE Comedy Tour are using a Kickstarter to sell tickets to an event they're hoping to hold in Asheville on May 4th. Find out more here.

Misha Stein, Patrick Watson, Robbie Kuster, and Joe Grass. Credit: Erin Fowler
Patrick Watson played the Grey Eagle last Friday, 3/31, and we've got the exclusive photo gallery.

All in the Timing
We talked with Marci Bernstein, co-founder of Attic Salt, about the newest offerings from the theatre company, what brought her to Asheville, dream projects, and the most fun she's ever had on stage.

Final Four
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.

After the Storm
A wonderful and moving story about the people we hoped we'd become.

The Moon and You
Endless Maria, the newest album from husband-wife duo The Moon and You, travels from light into darkness and back again, with support from several guest music-makers from Asheville's thriving scene.

Dangermuffin
Dangermuffin brings the beach—and the power of uplifting connection—to the Isis Music Hall on April 1st.

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.

Well Played GritVegas Update
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.

Prof. Logik
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.

Simrit at the Masonic Temple. Photo: Erin Fowler
Simrit, a Kundalini and Naad yoga practitioner, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, enchanted the audience at downtown Asheville's Masonic Temple last Saturday, March 18th. Photo gallery by Erin Fowler.

Souvenir artwork
Souvenir, running through April 2nd at NC Stage, is a heartwarming production about the tone-deaf (and oblivious) Florence Foster Jenkins, with some wonderful musical numbers.

Logan
An amazing send-off to our favorite savage hero

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.

NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.

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.

Cat Fly Before I Die
What's up with the giant cat faces? We talk with the organizers behind the Cat Fly Film Festival, happening April Fool's Weekend with events throughout Asheville. Weekend and day passes are on sale now.

Three Davids
David LaMotte took a moment from his busy schedule to talk with me about music, life and the unsuspecting musical collaboration with David Wilcox and David Holt that manifested after a chance encounter catching a flight back to Asheville one afternoon.

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.

St Patty's Day
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.

Color Me Goodwill
Upcycled eco-fashion is a growing trend, bringing change to a country where over-consuming is typically the norm. The upcoming Color Me Goodwill fashion show highlights sustainable fashion by Asheville designers while raising awareness for Goodwill's mission: transforming donations into jobs and job training for thousands of people in Western North Carolina.

Astronautica
The luscious sounds of L.A.'s Astronautica keep the vibe smooth at the One Stop this Friday, 3/17. Panther God, Koresma, and Hubbble support.

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 and Ali McGhee
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!

Terry Tempest at Magnetic Theatre
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!

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.

Credit: Sarah E. Nichols
A local photographer and models tell the story of a toxic relationship through light and tone in this gallery.

Diane Cluck. Photo: Samuel Lang Budin
Freak folk icon hosts potluck and house show with Life Like Water in West Asheville this Sunday.

Jr. James, Flori Pate of Food Connection, and Ashley Heath
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!

Get Out
A very fun, and satirical, addition to the horror genre that is almost as good as the hype

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