You know how there are those weeks in Asheville where everything seems to happen at once? And even if you cloned yourself, you still couldn’t possibly make it to all the awesome events? This is one of those weeks. And while this list (which spans Thursday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Sept. 29) is not all-inclusive, it’s a good indicator of the many, many options. Order an extra shot of espresso, friends. It’s about to get interesting. (For more shows, visit Clubland and check out This weekend on a shoestring.)
Thursday, Sept. 27
• Husband-and-wife roots-Americana duo (and folk royalty) Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (pictured; photo by Neal Casal) are back in Asheville for a concert at The Altamont Theatre. 8 p.m., $12.
• Moogfest alum Toro Y Moi returns to Asheville for a show at The Orange Peel. The Choir Quit and The Can’t Kids open. 9 p.m. $16 in advance or $18 day of show.
• Dream-pop one-man-band-recording-project (Jack Tatum) / full-band-live-project Wild Nothing comes the The Grey Eagle in support of Nocturne. DIIV opens. 9 p.m., $10 in advance or $12 day of show.
• Local outlaw country band The Legend of Horse Ghost doesn’t seem to have a web site (at least not one that’s easy to find!), but they do have a five-song EP. And a show at The Bywater. Listen to “The Beach Song” here:
• Much-loved singer-songwriter-cellist-bicycle-advocate-envionemntal-activist Ben Sollee is back at The Orange Peel in support of his just-released album, Half Made Man. Luke Reynolds opens. 9 p.m. $15 in advance or $17 day of show.
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and 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 author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall