Smart Bets web extra: Megafaun at The Grey Eagle

Megafaun is currently touring behind (and getting major press for) their self-titled album. ” And their live show has been called “inspirational,’” reveals the trio’s publicist.

The Durham-based group (Bradley Cook, Phillip Cook and Joseph Westerlund) doesn’t have anything as pedestrian as a bio, and their website is a Tumblr, but somehow those laissez-faire trappings make sense with the band’s loose acoustic instrumentation and tongue-in-cheek approach to songwriting. They remind, a bit of Asheville’s Now You See Them — though it’s another local band, River Whyless, who will support Megafaun at their Saturday, Nov. 12 Grey Eagle show. (9 p.m., $10.)

Here are some facts about the band: All three members are from Wisconsin. According to Wikipedia,“They first met at the H.O.R.D.E. festival in 1997” though a decade passed before they were called Megafaun and released that band’s debut. Though self-titled albums are often debut albums, in Megafaun’s case their namesake record, released on Hometapes, is the band’s fourth.

Here, they perform “Second Friend” at The Cat’s Cradle:

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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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