Friday, Jan. 15
• Country band The Honeycutters perform at Highland Brewery (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370). The tasting room is open from 4-8 p.m. and the music will begin at 6 p.m. Kyte’s Catering will have seafood available for purchase. Free.
• Also free: rock outfit The If You Wannas (pictured) will be at French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222), starting at 6 p.m.
• Prog rockers The Dark Shave take the stage at The Hookah Bar (38-B N. French Broad Ave., Asheville, 252-1522). 8 p.m., $5.
• The Archrivals (a stephanisid side project) has challenged Paper Tiger (Molly Kummerle and DJ Mingle) to a … band-off, of sorts. Like a school yard rumble, but without the bloody noses. And you can dance to it. The action is at The Rocket Club (401 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 505-2494). 9 p.m., $5.
• Capricrunkus promises “A night of the most bombastic, bassalicious, dirty grooves to dance your ass off to.” The night includes a DJ/VJ set by GalaxC Girl, Selector Cleofus and Brad Bitt. Club 828 (64 Carter St., Asheville, 252-2001), 9 p.m. $5.
• Michael Burgin & the Drinker’s Union (pictured) rock The Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612) at 9 p.m. It’s the band’s last show with drummer Seth Lee.
• Trippy blues rock/jam band ChesterFace will stop by the Root Bar (1410 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 299-7597). 9 p.m., $3.
Saturday, Jan. 16
• Afternoon Delight… take 2. Pop-jazz trio Shod My Feet’s rescheduled performance mid-day performance (abandoned a few weeks ago due to the snow) is on again at Firestorm Cafe (48 Commerce St., Asheville, 255-8115). 3 p.m., tips.
• Bluegrass outfit Quarter House (pictured) plays a dinner time show at Docks Deli (225 S. Grove St., Hendersonville, 693-0121). 6 p.m., free.
• Souljourn Music plays for donations at Pineapple Jacks (643 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 253-8860). 8 p.m.
• More bluegrass: Sons of Ralph returns to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville). 9 p.m., $5.
• Rockers the Blue Dragons (pictured) play Barley’s (42 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 255-0504). Says the band, “A Triple Dragon Birthday Bash: Sara, Z and James celebrate our January B-days w/ a special show: 1st set “unplugged style”, 2nd set a little mo’ rockin’ – come on down and let’s have a good time!” 9:15 p.m. No cover.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter