Smart Bets: Angel Olsen and Jaye Bartell

Smart Bets: Angel Olsen and Jaye Bartell-attachment0

New West Asheville listening room The Mothlight throws open its doors this Saturday! OK, the venue actually holds its inaugural show on Friday, Oct. 11, with singer-songwriter Richard Buckner. But the grand opening is Saturday, Oct. 12, with two artists who are pushing their individual envelopes. Angel Olsen, who came through Asheville in the past with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, recently released her sophomore album, Half Way Home, on local label Bathetic Records. Former Xpress editor Jaye Bartell shares the bill, bringing his ambient, guitar-driven cantos to the mix. The local poet and singer-songwriter is releasing his Headway Recordings album, Loyalty, at the show. Think Velvet Underground meets Emily Dickinson. His backing band is Emily Easterly on drums and J Seger on bass. 8 p.m. $10. http://themothlight.com. Photo of Olsen by Sabrina Rush, photo of Bartell by Aaron Goldstein

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