A guide to this weekend’s album launch parties

Friday:

• Reggae band Chalwa releases Cool Mountains, an album “packed with original high country reggae” and featuring special guests Jonathan Scales, Jeff Knor, David Zoll and Nick Hope.  There’s a pre-release party at Highland Tasting Room from 6-8 p.m.

• Alligator Indian holds an LP release party for Spring I’m In at Warehouse #10 (339 Old Lyman St.). The lineup includes Albert Adams, Part Time and emcee Luke Puke. DJ Hippy Shirt spins a dance party afterwards. 9 p.m., by donation.

• Now You See Them drops What We Want at The Grey Eagle. The festivities include Uncle Mountain and DJ Kipper Schauer. Says the band, “We’ll also have a magical set of decorations thought up by the super creative Jenny Greer, annnnd the whole night is being presented with the help of Blue Ridge Pride.” 9 p.m., $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Saturday

• Candler-based singer/songwriter Michael Sowinski (who likens his sound to Goo Goo Dolls and Gavin DeGraw)  releases his newest album, The Love Stage at Tressa’s. 6 p.m. show, $5 cover. There’ll be a signature drink (“Love Story”) and free pizza.

• The Secret B-Sides blew minds last year with the release of neo-soul album Flowers and Chocolate. Now they’re back with Easy Magic. Celebrate at Asheville Music Hall along with Sidney Barnes and Sirius.B. 10 p.m., $5 in advance or $8 day of the show.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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  1. ashevillain7

    It’s so great to see the RED, GREEN AND GOLD on two consecutive posts on this site today!

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