This weekend on a shoestring

Friday, Nov. 27
• Blues/roots/ragtime band Woody Pines plays The French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222). 6 p.m., tips.

• Head to the Lobster Trap (35 Patton Ave., Asheville, 350-0505) to be serenaded by swing band The Space Heaters (pictured). 7 p.m., no cover.

• Excellent country band The Honeycutters performs as a duo at The Well Bred Bakery (26 N Main St., Weaverville, 645-9300). 7 p.m., free.

• Local indie pop act Hatori Hanzo (pictured; fronted by avid Tweeter Dora Berry) plays the Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612). 8 p.m., $5.

• String/jamband The Traveling Circus from Shelby brings upbeat, toetapping tunes to The Town Pump (135 Cherry St., Black Mountain, 669-4808). 9 p.m., $5.

• Now You See Them (with their new melodica) plays a free show at the Root Bar (1410 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 299-7597). 10 p.m.

• Reggae outfit Chalwa (below) puts on a “Giving Thanks” show at Emerald Lounge (112 N Lexington Ave., Asheville, 232-4372). 10 p.m., $5.

• Catch Asheville-based rockers Oculi at New French Bar (12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-6445). 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday, Nov. 28
• Love country, bluegrass and rockabilly? Get thee to the Feed & Seed (3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, 216-3492) for a performance by Brittany Reilly with Almost Acoustic Band. 7 p.m., free.

• Singer/songwriter Jenne Sluder (pictured) plays slow, sweet originals and covers. She’ll be at the Double Decker Bus (41 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1001). 7:30 p.m., tips.

• Punk band Everything Falls Apart plays Stella Blue (35 Patton Ave., Asheville, 236-2424) with Glaze and Hoss. 9 p.m., $4.

• Favorite bluegrass act Sons of Ralph (below) returns to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9 p.m., $5.

• Get your blues and r&b fix with Bluestopia Highway at The Sports Zone (2310 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, 684-2646). 9 p.m., $5.

• Local Americana/bluegrass band Big Daddy Love (pictured) takes the stage at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 225-9782) at 9 p.m. $5.

• Self-described “rockin instrumental/surf band” Krek & the Kurmudgeons (the side project of Mad Tea Party‘s multi-instrumentalist Jason Krekel) play a late show at the New French Bar (12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-6445). The band includes Lance and Dave from Reigning Sound and Henry Westmoreland from Squirrel Nut Zippers. Also promised: “A couple of guests to round out our Cavelcade of Stars portion of the evening!”

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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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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