It is April, so the rains-it-pours deluge of world-class CD release shows shouldn’t be entirely surprising. In the next nine days, Asheville will get down for three-count-‘em-three brand-new records from three of the town’s fave bands.

stephaniesid celebrates the release of Warm People at the Grey Eagle on Saturday, April 25.

Up first, indie-pop noir darlings stephaniesid have a new one—their fourth—called Warm People. The band brings its Wow live show (the sheer spectacle, the layers of lovely sound, the chills) featuring the Whoa-team choir and a host of other guests to the Grey Eagle on Saturday, April 25.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for the $10, all-ages show, with stephaniesid taking the stage at 9 p.m., Brooklyn’s Kaiser Cartel playing an interim set, and stephaniesid retuning at 11:10 p.m. (special guests for each set). Info at www.stephaniesid.com.

The next week, bluegrass phenoms Dehlia Low offer us Tellico, named for vocalist/fiddler/songwriter extraordinaire Anya Hinckle’s “Plains of Tellico.” The release promises to be a stompin’ good time on Thursday, April 30, also at the Grey Eagle. Just a few days after MerleFest, the band will be joined by Colorado-based Spring Creek.

Expect a bevy of fresh, solid bluegrass from the up-and-comers. The cost is $6 advance, $8 doors. Info at www.myspace.com/dehlialow.

Gritty country-rockers Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work play the Long Days Above Ground CD release at the Rocket Club on May 1.

Then on Friday, May 1, get ready, get down, get dirty with the long-awaited Pierce Edens CD. Long Days Above Ground launches at the Rocket Club—the all-new, year-in-the-making CD from one of Asheville’s most raucous alt-country bands.

Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work will also light up the stage with a group of guests, featuring members of Josh Phillps Folk Festival, Firecracker Jazz Band and more.

And get this deal: $5 gets you in, $10 gets you in and a CD. Info at www.pierceedens.com.


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