This weekend brings local music, educational presentations, seafood and film. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-budget entertainment.
The experimental music scene in Asheville has seen exponential growth in the past year, thanks in large part to two local labels — Headway Recordings and Bathetic Records. This weekend, the pair combine forces to throw a local album release party for one of Bathetic’s most prolific (and indescribable) artists, Providence, R.I.-based Lazy Magnet.
Experimental duo David Daniell and Douglas McCombs play Broadways on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Added awesome factor: Guitarist/composer Daniell recently relocated to Marshall, N.C.
After missing their September show in Asheville due to a broken down bus, Nashville’s Turbo Fruits head back to Broadway’s. They play Thursday, Oct. 24.
The last time Sharon Van Etten was in Asheville, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was on the cusp of indie stardom. For those already in the know, her intimate set at Broadway’s was a rare treat; but even those who stumbled in by accident could sense that something was special about the show. Tonight, Van Etten returns to the mountains, but now the cat’s out of the bag. The smoky-voiced singer will headline The Grey Eagle this time around.
New York dream-pop trio plays Asheville on Saturday on the way to SXSW.
The trio, which got its start in N.C., returns in support of new album On the Water.
Three bands, one night (tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23), one venue (Broadways).