Smart Bets: Bulgogi

Self-proclaimed "terrified child dance punk" act Bulgogi is the brainchild of Tim Tsurutani, formerly of Chicago's CAW! CAW! Tsurutani not only enjoyed his time in Asheville last year, he recorded a collection of songs in a West Asheville basement. The result is Give Up Your Guts: a twitchy, dancey, textural adventure through emotional states, nightscapes, static dreams and startlingly sweet melodies. Tsurutani's lyrics may be tongue-in-cheek at points, but his acrobatic vocal abilities are no joke. Check out the album on Bandcamp (, or catch the live show. Bulgogi plays Emerald Lounge Friday, Nov. 1, with Cherokee Red and Decent Lovers. 9 p.m., $5. Photo by Dan Hasegawa


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