Clubland highlights: Old Flings, Joe Zimmerman and Musical Migrations

Pop rocks: Old Flings’ crunchy rock anthems showcase a more melodic side to the songwriting of Just Die‘s Matt Evans and Jordan Luff (formerly of The Campaign 1984). Catch the pair’s pop-sensible approach to hard rock when the band opens for The Luxury Spirit at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Jan. 12. Rory Kelly also performs.

Big laughs in the back room: Joe Zimmerman, voted the “Stand-Out Stand-Up” of 2007’s Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, returns for a night of funnies at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Behind the Mic: Asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they’ve got it). But don’t take our word for it; take theirs. Xpress brings you this weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station’s stellar offerings.

Musical Migrations is a three-hour world tour of music, revealing everything from popular to classical and jazz to traditional. The journey winds through deserts, mountains, pastures and islands, visiting cities, villages and everything in between. The program also features an emphasis on the Mediterranean, from southern Europe and northern Africa to the many islands of its inland sea. Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. with Gypsy Flores.

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