The Profiler

The Suspect: Two Fresh

This instrumental electronica hip-hop duo (twin brothers Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls) is from right here in Asheville;  drummer Colby Buckler joins in for live shows. With credits at Moogfest and SXSW, catch them here while you can.

Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Thursday, March 8.

RIYD (Recommended if You Dig): Shabazz Palaces, DJ Spooky.

You Should Go If: Your idea of “making it” is needing a 10-by-10 storage unit to house all your extra stuff; you only wear outdoorsy clothes ironically; it takes a large Dunkin Donuts cofee and a Five-Hour Energy chaser to move you from “barely conscious” to “mellow”; you gave up Skype sex for Lent.

The Suspect: Anais Mitchell

The UK Observer called Mitchell’s new release — a “folk opera” entitled Young Man in America — a “brilliant, highly original album.” This avant-garde confessional artist records on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Records, and her previous release featured duets with DiFranco, Justin Vernon and Greg Brown.

Can Be Found: The Grey Eagle, Wednesday, March 7.

RIYD: Joanna Newsom, Nellie McKay.

You Should Go If: You view tweezers as a tool of oppression; your goal is to have a Showtime television series based on your life; your mother played you Exile in Guyville in lieu of lullabies; you gave up Rachel Maddow for Lent.

The Suspect: Michael Burks

Burks comes from a family with a blues tradition — his father played alongside Sonny Boy Williamson II, and his grandfather played Delta-style blues. Blues Revue magazine compared him to B.B. King and suggests “…(Burks) deserves to fill the void left in the electric Chicago Blues field.”

Can Be Found: Pisgah Brewing Company, Thursday, March 1.

RIYD: Buddy Guy, Albert Collins.

You Should Go If: The first thing you do upon entering a house is figure out where the back door is; you think barbecue flavored pudding sounds like a good idea; you have female names for your car, guitar, recliner and remote; you gave up other people’s wives for Lent.

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