A Q&A with Second City’s Adam Archer and Danny Catlow

Wednesday, Oct. 26,  WCU campus saw the middle of the always-exciting Homecoming week, and brought an improv show to us from famed comedy theater Second City based out of Chicago.  Second City has often been a stepping stone for the most revered of Saturday Night Live alum, including Bill Murray, Mike Meyers, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler and […]

The best leaf color in WNC higher elevations is next weekend (Oct. 15-16)

Whether you resented or embraced the summer’s stifling refusal to leave us last month, its lingering high temperatures have greater significance than allowing our cardigans and hoodies to rest in the back of our drawers a while longer. Dr. Beverly Collins, Western Carolina University’s resident “fall color forecaster,” says a warmer September means a delayed and […]

Show Review: The Oh Hellos @ The Orange Peel

Listening to modern folk band The Oh Hellos’ current release, Dear Wormwood, I imagined the band to be a relaxed, inconspicuous presence on stage. I couldn’t have been more wrong. While breezy, earthy vocals take precedence over the instrumentals on most of The Oh Hellos’ recordings, the live performance shows off the complicated conglomeration of […]

New Music Monday: Judah & the Lion

What happens when you rap over a mandolin, garage-y drums, and a synth? You get Judah & the Lion, a young band out of Nashville, Tenn. Once a decidedly rootsy-folk outfit only a few years ago, Judah & the Lion have now adopted the surprising label of “folk hop.” As difficult as it is to […]

Six great concerts coming to Asheville this spring

Though it’s been hard to believe these past couple of frigid weeks, warmer days are in sight and they are bringing some great music to the mountains. Here are eight shows to consider dropping a few dollars on as we near the halfway point of the semester, in the order of their occurrence. Houndmouth @ […]

Album Review: Aofie O’Donovan – In The Magic Hour

“In the magic hour…” sounds like the beginning of a fairy tail, or the beginning of instructions to a witch’s spell. Aofie (pronounced “EE-fah”) O’ Donovan’s Jan. 22 release certainly calls to mind the whimsy of these childish fantasies. As a stage and screen student who has taken a whopping one cinematography class, I know […]