Durham/Brooklyn-based Hiss Golden Messenger blends blue-collar mysticism (the band’s term, from their bio) with punk sensibilities (M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch are former members of Ex-Ignota) and folk roots. They played the Apothecary on Saturday, Aug. 10. In advance of the show, Taylor (the Durham part of the equation; his collaborator Hirsch lives in N.Y.) performed an exclusive song for Xpress. Video by Jesse Hamm.
About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall