Lauryn Higgins

Latest posts from Lauryn Higgins

  • Matt + Kim Play The Orange Peel

    Brooklyn based duo headline the legendary Asheville music venue.
  • Broken Bellows set to release debut album

    Asheville-based Cory Brent of Broken Bellows talks about his inspiration behind the duo's debut album.
  • Cindy Wilson

    Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight

    Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
  • Lukr

    Lukr to Play Timo's House on June 15

    In anticipation for Lukr's Asheville debut at Timo's House on Thursday June 15, he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
  • Grandma

    The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

    In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
  • Dance Club Asheville

    DANCE CLUB Asheville: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness

    Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.
  • Brother Oliver

    Brother Oliver to Play The Mothlight April 25

    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."
  • The Hip Abduction

    The Hip Abduction to Play Asheville Music Hall April 20

    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.
  • Dangermuffin

    Dangermuffin to Play Isis Music Hall on April 1 [Interview]

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

    Beer City Bicycles: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness

    For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.
  • Red Wedding cocktail

    Nightbell Hosts Charleston's Edmund's Oast

    Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.
  • North Carolina red and blue map

    Why I’m Proud to be An Ashevillian (Especially This Week)

    To outsiders, Asheville is a city that wears it bold colors proudly, but what outsiders don’t know is that Asheville accepts those who just want to wear gray.
  • Lauryn Higgins

    Going Vegan for One Month: One Year Later

    These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.
  • Young Asheville and Race

    Young Asheville and Race

    Young Asheville and Race is the first in a series that tackles issues young adults are facing in Asheville and giving a voice to those with a story to tell. Through this series you will meet young Asheville residents who come from all walks of life and who are facing universal issues and providing their own insight during their formative years as young adults.
  • Glass Picture. Photo courtesy of the artist.

    Gláss to Play The Mothlight March 28

    Athens based three-member band, Gláss is set to play The Mothlight, March 28.
  • Jordan Geiger. Image courtesy of the artist.

    Hospital Ships Releases New Single >> You and I

    Asheville can add yet another musician to their roster, as Jordan Geiger calls the city his new home. Playing for the last fifteen years as a solo act under the moniker Hospital Ships, Geiger decided to transplant from his roots in Austin, Texas to Asheville, NC to play in a new band, Des Ark.
  • 2016

    A New Year's Eve in Asheville

    It was the night before 2016, when all through the house, my laundry was folded….and I didn’t want to go out. But I did. And here’s my story.
  • Andrew Scotchie

    Andrew Scotchie to Celebrate 23rd Birthday at ISIS Music Hall

    Saturday, January 16, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats will be headlining ISIS Music Hall to celebrate namesake of the band, Scotchie’s, 23rd birthday with musical guests, Porch 40 and Danielle Howle.
  • Root Down Food Truck Asheville

    5 Questions with Root Down Food Truck

    Owner and head chef Dano Holcomb answered a few of our burning questions.
  • Lauryn Higgins Goes vegan

    Going Vegan for One Month > Final Thoughts

    This month was an eye opening experience. I learned firsthand how hard it was to rewind and rewire twenty-three years of eating habits.
  • Going Vegan for One Month > Week Three

    Week three of being vegan is showing me that life isn't so bad with a plant based diet.
  • Going Vegan for One Month > Week Two

    Two weeks of being vegan and it's getting easier. Asheville has so much to offer by way of eating out and rest assured vegans have plenty of options as well.
  • Going Vegan for One Month > Week One

    Seven full days of being vegan. And I’ll be honest with you, it’s not been easy. The other day I tried tofu cheesecake and I had to remind myself I wasn’t eating Spongebob.
  • Going Vegan for One Month

    I decided two weeks ago I wanted to go vegan for one month. This was not on a whim or an impulse, but rather a very deliberate decision.
  • Psych Pop Band Ancient Warfare Play The Mothlight August 5

    Kentucky bred band, Ancient Warefare, is making their Asheville debut this week, in promotion of their new LP. In anticipation of their show coming up on Wednesday, I was able to ask them a few questions to get to know them and their music a little better.
  • Asheville Fashion Week's Youngest Designer >> Tricia Ellis

    Tricia Ellis, the youngest designer in the inaugural Asheville Fashion Week, will be presenting her first line, a collection of ten looks all stitched and designed entirely by her. Find out her inspiration and what this opportunity means to her.
  • Pancakes with Dad

    So here’s to all of you fearless fathers. For dedicating your lives to your children and for sacrificing your Saturday mornings. You are loved and admired more than you know and today we celebrate you.
  • CUSSES to Rock The Odditorium June 14

    CUSSES is a trio of musicians with one main goal; to play really loud music. This Georgia based band brings their bold mix of metal and grunge to The Odditorium on June 14. Get ready to rock your face off.
  • Psych-rockers Marion Walker Play Tiger Mountain June 6

    Marion Walker is a trio of artists and musicians who come together to create a sound that is dreamy, fuzzy, a little dark and a little technicolor. They fell in love with Asheville awhile back, made friends, and return to play Tiger Mountain for June 6. And it's free.
  • 5 Questions with Asheville Tourists' Doug Maurer

    In honor of some original Asheville tourists – our baseball team – and their 100th season, we asked Doug Maurer, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Asheville Tourists, what we can expect from this season and more.
  • 5 Questions with Fireships Frontman Andrew Vladeck

    Indie-folk Americana band Fireships has found it's voice in the city that never sleeps and will be bringing their alternative blend of classic yet modern sound to the Bywater on May 17.
  • The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

    That's what moms do. They're the first responders. Superman in a minivan. They save us when we can't save ourselves. And make the best grilled cheese. In the spirit of Mother's Day, I asked locals the best advice their mom ever gave them and this is what they had to say.
  • Learning to Fly > Q+ A with Asheville Aerial Arts Founder Christine Aiken

    Asheville is home to countless dedicated artists, and Christine Aiken is no exception. When she saw a void in the market for aerial arts, she jumped at the opportunity. A single mother, a mortgage professional and now owner of Asheville Aerial Arts, she is literally figuratively superwoman, and she makes it look so easy.
  • Diamond Brand Outdoor Diva Day April 9th

    Diamond Brand Outdoors is inviting all of Western North Carolina’s outdoor loving women to join them April 9th for their 2015’s Spring Diva Night at their new location on Hendersonville Road in Asheville.
  • 8 Questions with The River Rats Front Man > Andrew Scotchie

    Passion, hard work and a dash of style is what truly sets apart the good from the great, and Andrew Scotchie has talent - and style. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the rocker to talk about the origin of The River Rats, their new album, and what the future holds.
  • 5 Questions with Local Fashion Designer Brooke Priddy

    Get to know local designer Brooke Piddy who has been making one-of-a-kind dresses and gowns in Asheville for years.
  • My First Bikram Hot Yoga Class

    The class began and as I looked around I was shocked. Everyone was half dressed. Tiny shorts and even tinnier sport bras. Grown men and women with stretch marks and beer guts, completely baring their bodies with no shame. It was incredible and empowering. I was already liking this.
  • 10 Questions with Local Artists Jason Rafferty + Sally Garner

    Get to know Asheville artists Sally Garner and Jason Rafferty who met at UNCA 5 years ago and have been active creators in the arts (and also a couple) ever since.
  • My Wishes for 2015

    The freezing temperatures may be a sign, or the sudden explosion of people hogging the treadmills at the gym. Or maybe it’s the sense of excitement and ambition you feel. Because it’s here. A New Year.
  • Last Minute #AVL Holiday Gift Guide

    So, I've compiled a list of some great gift ideas, all local, all purchasable before the big day to be sure to wow anyone. GET GOIN'!
  • 27 Little Things I'm Thankful For

    Last night I sat down with pen and paper and decided to kick it old school and make a list of what I’m thankful for this year…with a little Asheville twist, of course.
  • A Different Kind of Storytelling

    Mastering the ability to emit compassion and genuine charm while still maintaining presence and laser sharp focus.
  • 20 Things Every 20-Something Should Know

    Your twenties are hard enough with trying to navigate the real world. So, here are some tips for all you Young Ashevillians.
  • 10 Things I Wish Every Woman Knew

    Occasionally, I still need reminders of my own worth. So in return, I give you the ten things I wish every woman knew….and maybe ten things I have to keep telling myself.
  • 5 Questions with Oscar Wong

    Oscar Wong, owner of Highland Brewing Company, gave us some insight to how he started, how he has maintained success, and what his hopes are for the future.
  • Keeping Asheville Savvy

    Even if you haven’t heard of Mary Rich, you’ve probably seen her. At five eleven, her strong yet feminine physique is striking and her ease with other people draws you in.
  • 8 Questions to Ask on a First Asheville

    As a twenty-something who has received over a dozen wedding invitations this summer, I’m starting to wonder if people these days even go on first dates...
  • Why I Decided to Stay in Asheville

    Rough patches are unique to their owner but also surprisingly universal. However, Asheville has a way of embracing those particular rough patches and painting them with a shade of acceptance and gusto that can only make you want to do one thing; stay.