Cryogenic dreams: Phutureprimitive (the performing moniker of Portland-based DJ Rain) has a knack for producing bass-heavy, downtempo electronica with glitchy melodies and infectious beats. He visits Asheville for a show at Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 4.
A league of her own: Erin McKeown is generally characterized as a singer-songwriter, but the multi-instrumentalist's bouncy, pop-friendly tunes range from understated folk ballads to electronic rock (with plenty of acoustic jazz and swing to bridge the gap). McKeown plays Jack of the Wood on Friday, April 5.
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.
Debra LaBar, aka MamaRoux, is a New Orleans original, born and raised in the city that care forgot. Music is life in the city: christenings, funerals, crawfish boils and just plain porch sitting are all celebrated with song. A plethora of genres pours from New Orleans and Mama Roux makes sure you hear them all. Congo square, dixieland, R&B and boogie spice her gumbo as she leads a musical journey through one of the world's most beloved cities. Saturdays from 3-5 p.m.