Underlying urgency: Total War makes melodic indie rock with an inescapable sense of movement, reminiscent of bands like Cursive (thanks to frontman Jeremy Rose's gruff and affective baritone). The local trio plays Emerald Lounge on Friday, March 1.
If it ain't broke: Chelsea Light Moving, the latest project of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, continues the alt-rock pioneer's journey into the depths of explosive dissonance and thundering guitars. The band visits The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, March 5, the same day its self-titled debut hits stores. Photo by Carlos van Hijfte
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. www.ashevillefm.org.
Need the scoop on what to watch this week? Kim Roney and Orbit DVD's Mark McCloud share their collective four cents each week during Reel Talk, which delves into all things film, including what's new in theaters, special local screenings and the "I Love My DVD" segment, a recap of the week's hottest DVD releases. Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Photo by Max Cooper