The Plowshares at the French Broad Brewery tonight

From the first thumping beats of “Local Anesthesia,” I was sold on The Plowshares. Of course, anyone who’s seen vocalist/guitarist David Earl Tomlinson playing downtown street corners with Mardi Gras drummer Imhotep has at least had to stop and try to make sense of the irreverent musical chaos and deep grooves they dish up.

The Plowshares are raw, bluesey and unstudied. They caterwaul, they howl and moan and put devious ideas in the minds of innocent bystanders.

Oh, and they’re playing the French Broad Brewery tonight at 5:30 p.m. Check out the happy hour show before getting on with your Friday evening.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.