Image 1. Boozy blues: Shake It Like a Caveman, Blake Burris' rowdy one-man-band, plays the sort of loud and raucous blues that inspires lots of drinking. Luckily, there should be no shortage of libations at Jack of the Wood when Shake It Like a Caveman performs on Sunday, Dec. 23.
Image 2. Rap it up: Toy Boat Community Arts Space hosts Christmas Remixed, an evening of local hip-hop to benefit Toys for Tots, on Friday, Dec. 21. Performers include Diggypop Malone, Tripsta Trip, General Chryst (pictured) and more. Admission is half-price with a toy donation.
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. Now in its fourth year, The UnCola is a two-hour answer to the question, "What would pop music sound like if money, power and luck were never factors in success?" What if Jellyfish was bigger than Green Day? What if horn rock was the new emo? What if Bono was a cult figure and Andy Partridge was a world-class hero? The UnCola digs deep to answer these questions and bring you forgotten pop from the last 40 years, along with newer artists in danger of falling through the cracks. Tune in Tuesdays at 8 p.m. to have your memories reimagined.