Smart Bets: Southern Culture on the Skids

It's hard to remember a time when Southern Culture on the Skids (aka SCOTS) wasn't whipping Asheville audiences into dancing frenzies with a quirky blend of rockabilly, surf-rock and punk-edged alt-country. The band got its start in Chapel Hill in the early '80s. "Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South," the band says of its own inimitable style. Rock out with SCOTS twice this week: At Weaverville’s Jack of Hearts Pub on Friday, Nov. 2 (He’s My Brother She’s My Sister opens) at 10 p.m., $18; and at Jack of the Wood on Saturday, Nov. 3 (The Rebel Surfers open), 10 p.m., $18 in advance or $20 day of show. and


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