The Sleep Well Beast

–by Joshua Beane– The first time I heard The National, I was standing on Summers Street in Charleston, waiting to meet a friend for lunch. As my friend approached me, she removed her earbuds and I asked her what she was listening to. She responded that it was The National’s …

Feature Artist: Dave Pahl

By Jake Fertig On a quiet fall afternoon, I ventured up the wide stairs that led to the second floor studio of one of my favorite local artists. At the top of the stairs is a beautiful high-contrast batik covering the window, with soft yellow light shining through. I have …

Feature Artist – Nellie Rose

Feature Artist: Nellie Rose From the moment she was born, she was swaddled in a smooth, silk cloth hand-dyed by her parents in a multitude of colors and patterns. Both parents are textile artists who practice Shibori, a Japanese dyeing tradition. Needless-to-say, color and texture were central to Nellie Rose …

Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats

Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats interview by Harley Wince Andrew Scotchie is an Asheville-based musician and event coordinator. He currently is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, as well as being the head coordinator for Asheville’s own Barnaroo Festival. 2015 saw …