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Modesty’s the best policy: Local post-rock quintet Fictions claim to "make a lot of noise and the occasional song or two," but the band's atmospheric slow burners have a mounting intensity reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky's "cathartic mini-symphonies." Fictions plays The LAB's back room on Friday, Feb. 22.

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.

For more than 40 years, Robert Price (or Sir Bo, as his mom calls him) has lived outside the box.

Beyond the Realm of Comprehension reflects his appreciation for experimentation and exploration, haphazardly meshing psychedelia, post-punk, music of unknown ethnic origins, musique concrète, metal, country and bubblegum into a cyclonic colonic blitzkrieg. Tune in Mondays, from 10 p.m.-midnight, to transform any chill lounge into an all out sex party … minus the sex. Photo by Max Cooper

Something old, something new: Ra Ra Riot's optimistic indie-pop is energetic and dance-friendly, but a small string section grounds its anthemic songs in more traditional territory. The New York-based outfit plays The Grey Eagle in support of its just released album, Beta Love, on Tuesday, Feb. 26.


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