Image 1. Shake, rattle and roll: The Carvers bill themselves as a "surf and stomp combo," but the warm analog organs and R&B-inspired rock ‘n’ roll covers a breadth of vintage sounds from the 50s and 60s. The Carvers bring their old-school sound to Jack of the Wood on Friday, Jan. 18.
Image 2. Two bands, two bucks: One Stop Deli and Bar's Two for Tuesday is a local showcase that provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to perform downtown. This week's installment (Jan. 22) features singer-songwriter Gabrielle Tee (pictured) and Americana outfit Local Honey.
Image 3. Behind the Mic: Asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they've got it). But don't take our word for it: take theirs. Xpress brings you this weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station's stellar offerings. www.ashevillefm.org. Music buffs and casual listeners alike will feel at home with the mixtape format of Mental Notes. Free-form programming is the only rule, and most every era of recorded music can be heard over time (although cohesive themes like "Traveling" or "Rapture Wrap Up" may work their way in occasionally). Tune in with an ear for the unusual. Saturdays at 7 p.m. with DJ Steven Howard.