Image 1. 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; take theirs. Xpress brings you this weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station's stellar offerings. www.ashevillefm.org.
Comedians Michele Scheve and Kelly Row are throwing a party. It's got games, music and great conversations; and everyone is invited. Featuring a cast of regular characters each week, Michele and Kelly's Slumber Party is open to any and all subjects, exploring health, spirituality, romance and much, much more.
Michele says the the name is meant to convey an all night get together with games and childlike enthusiasm. Kelly just likes to work in her pajamas.
Longtime friends, the pair currently host the Slice of Life Comedy series at Pulp Lounge, located below The Orange Peel. They attribute much of their success to a positive attitude, love of meeting new people and the shear fun of throwing parties twice a month. It's this same attitude they bring to the airwaves.
Although they've been playing around on the air since Oct. 3, the first official Slumber Party, with all the bells and whistles, airs Nov. 7. Call in and join the party.
Michele and Kelly's Slumber Party airs Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. Photo by Max Cooper.
Image 2. Dance with the dead: Club Eleven on Grove celebrates Halloween with Night of the Bass Zombies, an apocalyptic dance party where the only pulse will be the electronic beats.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Asheville Music Hall: Halloween w/ Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin/Black Sabbath covers), 9pm
Boiler Room: Just Us for All Halloween party, 10pm
Bywater: Halloween costume contest w/ Asheville Waits Band & Pepper Pulp, 8:30pm
Club Eleven on Grove: Night of the Bass Zombies (electronic, dance), 10pm
Emerald Lounge: Halloween party w/ Free Radio (hip-hop) & Crazyhorse and Colston, 9pm
French Broad Brewery Tasting Room: Halloween bash w/ Brushfire Stankgrass (bluegrass), 6pm
Get Down: Halloween night w/ Mark Sultan (garage rock, one-man band) & The Krektones, 9:30pm
Hannah Flanagan's: Night of the Living Dead w/ East Coast Dirt (rock, funk), 9pm
Jack of Hearts Pub: "Dine with the Dead" feat: Sons of Ralph (bluegrass, country), 9pm
Jack of the Wood Pub: Voodoo dance party w/ Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun) & Bayou Diesel, 10pm
Lexington Avenue Brewery: Back stage: Halloween w/ Thunderdrums (electronic, world), Agobi Project & DJ Bowie, 10pm
O.Henry’s/TUG: Last Chance Halloween party (costume contest & more)
Orange Peel: Thriller night w/ Who's Bad (Michael Jackson tribute) & Three Legged Fox, 8pm
Pisgah Brewing Company: Hoppy Halloween w/ Phuncle Sam (Grateful Dead covers, classic rock), 8pm
Rankin Vault: Halloween vinyl w/ Christopher Ballard & Matthew Schrader (goth, EBM, coldwave, industrial), 10pm
Scandals Nightclub: Oblivion w/ Hell-a-Queen ("thriller show"), 10pm
TallGary's Cantina: Haunted open mic/jam, 7pm
The Bywater: Halloween costume contest w/ Asheville Waits Band & Pepper Pulp, 8:30pm
Toy Boat Community Art Space: Halloween cover band (Prison Books benefit), 9pm
Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues: Halloween bash w/ DJ Mitch Fortune, 8pm
Westville Pub: Max Melner Orchestra Halloween costume party, 10pm
Thursday, Nov. 1
Scandals Nightclub: Day of the Dead employee appreciation party (open to public), 10pm
Friday, Nov. 2
Toy Boat Community Art Space: Day of the Dead Ho Down w/ DatGirl, Zapper, GalaxC Girl, Quetzatl & more, 9pm