On the eve of New Year’s Eve

• Local funk collective Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will be spending New Year’s Eve (on stage) in Greensboro — but first they have a local show in the works. They’ll kick-off their New Year’s run on Friday, December 28 at Pisgah Brewing Company. Jam band The Mantras also performs, and DJ Molly Parti opens. 9 p.m. $12 in advance and $15 day of show.

• Total war, despite its name, is sweet and gentle. The local indie-rock outfit opened for Twin Shadow earlier this year (read a review of that show here). And now they’ll close out the year at the Lab on Saturday, Dec. 29. Albert Adams, Taylor Rogers and Decent Lovers also perform. 9:30 p.m., $5.

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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