Smart Bet web extra: Waking September

Candler-based three-piece Waking September (Jesse Frizsell on guitar and vocals, Colten Emery on drums and Chris Brittian on bass) play that kind of straightforward rock that, while it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, is familiar and fist-pumpingly tried-and-true. The band claims its influences range from hair metal to country to pop. Waking September takes the stage at Emerald Lounge on Saturday, June 1. Subkonscious (power rock from Chattanooga, Tenn.) and A Course of Action (hard rock from Connelly Springs, NC) also perform. 9 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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