August is upon us

Stephanie Perkins, the locally-based author of rom-com YA novels Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, will be at Pack Library at 6:30 p.m. According to a press release, “Teens ages 12 and up are invited to come meet Stephanie, hear all about her books and enjoy light refreshments.” Info at 250-4720. Read more about Perkins here.

• Local post-punk/new wave band Total War kicks off a mini tour to New York and DC by first rocking out at Pulp (103 Hilliard Ave.). Diluted Giants (from Charlotte and Boone) also performs. Fun is promised. 9 p.m., $3. Watch a video for “You’re Over It,” shot at Warehouse #10 and directed by Brian Wilson, here:

Total_War You’re Over It from Brian Wilson on Vimeo.

• Though late Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia is no longer with us, that’s no reason not to have a slice of birthday cake to commemorate his bon anniversaire. Or, in lieu of cake, a concert. The One Stop does just that, with Athens, Ga.-based jam-rockers Mama’s Love headlining “a special event celebrating the life and career of Garcia.” A press release says, “The show will include a night of Dead covers, acoustic (All-Stars) and electric (Mama’s Love), similar to the sets played by The Dead in the 1970s. The show also promotes Mama’s Love’s newest release, The Great Divide.”

About Mama’s Love: “Their second full-length studio album The Great Divide, features twelve, tour-tested originals, that explore the depths of the Mama’s Love sound.  Recorded by Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (Widespread Panic, R.E.M., The Indigo Girls), the album gives the listener a glimpse of the energetic, live show experience with a precise understanding of production that only Keane could provide.  The album flows well from track to track, complete with guest appearances by John Keane and Randall Bramblett.”

Garcia/Grateful Dead tribute band Jerry’s Kids opens. 10 p.m. showtime, $5 cover. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to this show TODAY (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. via Facebook.



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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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