This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, Oct. 8
• The inimitable Miriam Allen (pictured) kicks off the weekend with her special brew of soulful Tex-Mex Americana fusion at the French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222). 6 p.m., tips.

• Folk-rockers The Scenic Roots play a free show at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (77 Coxe Ave., Asheville, 255-4077) 6 p.m.

• Master of many genres Aaron LaFalce will be at Vincenzo’s Piano Bar (10 N Market St., Asheville, 254-4698). 7:30 p.m., tips.

• Will Bradford of SeePeopleS is join local acoustic/experiemntal musician Sven Hoosen (pictured) for an appearance at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 225-9782). 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9
• Acoustic Swing plays a standing gig at Blue Mountain Pizza (5 N. Main St., Weaverville, 658-8777). 7 p.m., free for diners.

• Asheville-based folk singer Katie LaRue (pictured) still has a notice on her Myspace page about a house show with Adrianne that took place April 26. Must have been a great show — hopefully Katie’s gig at the Hookah Bar (50 Commerce St., Asheville, 252-1522) will top it. 8 p.m., $5.

• Country-blues act Megan Jean puts in an appearance at The Back Room (2702 Greenville Hwy., Ste C., Flat Rock, 697-6828). 9 p.m.

• Asheville retro-rockers Mother Soul (pictured) continue their comeback bid in a shared gig with pop rockers Lewis at The Rocket Club (401 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 505-2494). Lewis will release a new CD at the show. 9 p.m., $5.

Actual Proof comes up from Charlotte to get all vibraphone groovy at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1550). 9 p.m., $5.

• Head to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445) for old school soul, jazz and blues with Hector Qirko (pictured). 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10
• Blue Ridge Pride kicks off at noon (running ‘til 8 p.m.) in downtown Asheville’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The music lineup includes Now You See Them (12:45 p.m.), Izzy and The Kesstronics (pictured—1:45 p.m.), DJs LTP & Soulja Byrd with Hoopers (2:45 p.m.), Runaway Circus with Mountain Circus Arts and Parade (3:45 p.m.), Heart of Glass (4:30 p.m.), female impersonators (5:30 p.m.) and Boogie Hustlers (6:30 p.m.)—all day long, all fabulous and all free.

• Bryson City’s bluegrass/gospel act Rye Holler Boys perform at the Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley (The Village Green, Cashiers, 743-3434) at 3 p.m., free. The festival runs from Thursday-Saturday; other acts include Galen Kipar on Friday, Moon Shine Babies, The Honey Cutters and BJ Thomas on Saturday.

• WSNB (that stands for “We Sing Nasty Blues”) performs at the Asheville Moose Lodge (1 Mooseheart Lane, West Asheville) for “Scotty’s 2nd annual 49th birthday party.” The event is free; showtime is listed as 7 p.m., but there’s a rumor of BBQ and beer starting at 4 p.m.

• Here’s a show to which you probably won’t take your visiting-from-out-of-town Granny: Nervous Sex at Static Age (82-A North lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3232). Drums Like Machine Guns (pictured) and Pig Breath share the bill. 8 p.m.

• Get past the track names (“Meaty-Go-Round” and “Blood on the Wood”), Asheville’s John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe is melodically lovely. Catch the folk-noir group at The Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612) with Kovacs & the Polar Bear. 9 p.m., $5.

• Catch Bluestopia Highway ([pictured) at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 225-9782). 9 p.m., $5.

• Chapel Hill’s 100 Yorktown promises to rock you “harder and longer.” And for a good cause: To reopen 24-hour coffee shop Caffiend. The benefit takes place at The Garage (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 505-2663). Show also includes DJ Position, KIMATHIR, Iam Somnus and Joe Flash with special intermission sets by KNI KNOO. 9 p.m. Buy tickets online to get the discount advance price of $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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3 thoughts on “This weekend on a shoestring

  1. Matthew Hebb

    Caffiend is in fact reopening on Saturday and 100 Yorktown (as well as The Neverhads) are playing but the rest of the lineup listed was from our last benefit, dunno how this happened, but thought it was worth the clarification. Hope to see everyone at the show.

  2. Matthew Hebb

    Also, Caffiend was not spelled correctly, that said thank you and glad to see it listed.

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