Guitar, solo: Ahleuchatistas' Shane Perlowin is incredibly versatile, as comfortable with improvisational jazz as he is with explosive prog-rock and droney atmospherics. Perlowin performs an experimental solo show at Odditorium on Friday, July 5. Divine Circles and Merryl open.
Trench Town Rock: Highland Brewing Company keeps the summer vibes flowing on Saturday, July 6 with the Islands to Highlands Reggae Festival, an outdoor celebration featuring The Resolvers (pictured), Chalwa and Ras Alan's Appalachian Reggae Trio.
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.
The Awful Waffle Radio Hour is a morning show for morning people, offering the best in punk, pop, and indie rock every week. Celebrating the rich cultures of DIY music scenes thriving locally and abroad, the music reflects the complexity of personal and political views of those at the margins of society, navigating a world of contradictions. With Danny Possible Sundays at 9 a.m. Photo by Max Cooper