Clubland highlights: Cotton Jones, Seduction Sideshow and more

Image 1. Different but the same: Cotton Jones' ethereal indie folk is hauntingly familiar yet strangely difficult to characterize, with warm and steady organs, simple but infectious rhythms and soulful male/female vocal harmonies that lend the songs an almost psychedelic, gospel air. The Maryland-based outfit returns to The Grey Eagle on Friday, Feb. 8 for a performance with Kovacs and the Polar Bear.

Image 2. Fatal Attraction and Tainted Love: Seduction Sideshow, "an entertainment extravaganza that incorporates burlesque, circus sideshow and vaudeville," invites heartbreakers and the broken hearted to "a journey into the heart of darkness" at Toy Boat Community Arts Space on Friday, Feb. 8 and Sat., Feb. 9. Pictured, the cast of last year’s “Stimulus Package.” More at

Image 3. 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. Feels Like the First Time kicks of the weekend by filling your ear holes with the latest and greatest in rock 'n' roll, soul, hip-hop and whatever else host Ben Herring feels like. But he knows you had a long week at work, so the last half hour is all funk to get your caboose loose. Fridays from 4-6 p.m.


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