Xpress Playlist: the eclectic lineup

File photo by Max Cooper
File photo by Max Cooper

The local music scene has always been hard to typify, and that’s not getting any easier. Rock and pop, folk and electronic, experimental and traditional. But it all works — and not only does it work in the context of the region’s multifaceted sound, but in a single playlist. This week’s songs include:

• “Stickshifts and Safetybelts” from Simple Little Town by bluegrass outfit Unspoken Tradition. That band plays Groovin on the Green in Cashiers on Friday, Aug. 15.

• “In My Car,” by garage-rockers Reigning Sound, who will perform at The Mothlight on Saturday, July 26.

• “PUF//FIN,” from More Songs About Animals and TV by surreal pop duo Alligator Indian.

• “The Wave that Lost the Sea,” by indie-pop project Night’s Bright Colors. The song is from the Late Bloomers album.

• “One Bright Boat,” from Americana singer-songwriter Moses Atwood’s album of the same name. Atwood probably isn’t playing any shows in the near future since he’s on his honeymoon! Congratulations, Moses.

• “That’s Where I Belong,” a track from bluegrass artist Bryan Sutton‘s new album, Into My Own. Sutton holds an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, July 11.

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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

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