Party on, Jeff: Jeff Thompson, who landed second honors in the local singer-songwriter and acoustic/folk categories in this year's Best Of poll, celebrates his birthday and the release of a new EP with a party and performance at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Buggin' out: Fine Peduncle is the one-man psychedelic dance project of songwriter Cole Murphy, who uses electronic and real instrument loops to build dizzying dance tunes with R&B-flavored vocals. The Knoxville-based performer visits Asheville for a show at The Mothlight on Friday, Nov. 8.
Ex-tra-perimental: To say Kayo Dot is experimental is a gross understatement. The band's avant-metal compositions are often void of a discernible time signature and incorporate classical instruments for a sound that's darkly beautiful and sometimes unsettling. The band visits The Mothlight on Saturday, Nov. 9.