Crowded into the stage area of BoBo Gallery, five-piece indie-pop group Do It To Julia (newcomers to Asheville as of last September) seem to have already outgrown the venue. But more than the sold-out room, the band's head count and the sprawling keyboard, it's the presence of DITJ's members that suggests amplitude. From the opening […]

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This weekend on a shoestring

It’s still January, but what with the warmer temps and glut of shows it feels like the year is really taking off. (As illustrated here by Moonlight Bride. Read on to see where they’re playing.) So much so that this edition of Shoestring gets a Thursday start and runs all weekend, with art openings, theatrical readings, a brewery anniversary and loads of budget-friendly music.