This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, Feb. 18
• Local DJ/radio personality/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and recent round champion of the White Horse’s Great Blue Ridge Talent Search, Aaron LaFalce (below) pretty much does everything. Triple threat? Try quintuple threat. He plays Vincenzo’s (10 North Market St., Asheville, 254-4698) at 7:30 p.m. Tips.

• Asheville’s Now You See Them and Greensboro’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival team up for a free show at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Grotto (University Heights, Asheville, 251-6600). 8 p.m.

• Atlanta-based John Zedd (below) was high school student government president, voted most likely to succeed, graduated cum laude from Harvard and attended Michigan Law School. He also performs sweet indie-pop tunes a la Jason Mraz and the Weepies. Zedd will be at Firestorm Cafe (48 Commerce St., Asheville, 255-8115) for a free show at 8 p.m.

• Ivan the Terribles, fronted by David Clegg (of The Davids) opens for The South French Broads and Solito at the Emerald Lounge (112 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 232-4372). 8 p.m., $5.

• Piano man Dave Turner (below) will be at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 225-9782) at 9 p.m., free.

Friday, Feb. 19
• Absurdist Gypsy jazz outfit Sirius.B starts off the weekend at Highland Brewery’s tasting room (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370). 6 p.m., tips.

• “We are a lot like Van Halen,” says The Slow Death (pictured) from Minneapolis. That is, “If they played punk rock and loved country music, if there were entirely different people in the band, they played totally different songs, they all played different instruments and they didn’t really care for the real band Van Halen.” The Slow Death brings its hard-hitting cowpunk drinking music to Broadways (120 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 285-0400). 9 p.m.

• Punk/soul duo The Black Diamond Heavies (below) take the stage at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, 258-1550); local one man band Shake it Like a Caveman opens. 9 p.m.

• In case you heart AC/DC covers and Jagermeister, and in case you’d forgotten, The Sharkadelics play a weekly spot at The Hanger (Holiday Inn Hotel, 550 Airport Rd., Fletcher, 684-1213). 9:45 p.m., $5.

• Local rockers The John Douglas Company (pictured) join Super Collider for an 8 p.m. show at Static Age Records (82-A North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3232). 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday, Feb. 20
• DJ Brett Rock spins at Gabriel Kline‘s pottery exhibit opening, which takes place at Ananda Hair Salon (22 Broadway St., Asheville ). 7 p.m.

• Local experimental bands Shake Azalia (pictured) and Glasswalls join Christian rockers Divide the Sea (South Carolina) and The Young American Landscape (Texas) to perform at Crossroads Assembly (20 South Bear Creek Rd., Asheville, 254-5519). 8 p.m., $5.

• Folk musician Jenny Arch will be at Cypress Cellar (321 North Main St., Weaverville, 698-1005). 8:30 p.m., free.

• Americana artist Sal Willows performs, for free, at De Soto Lounge (504 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 255-1109). 8:30 p.m.

• Alt-country artist Paul Edelman (below) shares a bill with Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, 258-1550). 9 p.m.

• Rock/fusion quartet Supervision has a name that calls to mind an exceptional ocular ability and a take-no-prisoners playground monitor. Either way, they’ll be at the Garage at Biltmore (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 505-2663). 9 p.m., $3.

• Blues rock singer/songwriter John Paskoff plays for tips at the Root Bar (1410 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 299-7597). 9:30 p.m.

• Tween-rockers BlackJack (below) stay out past their bedtime (actually, it’s okay: They’ve opened for the likes of Johnny Winter so a few missed hours of sleep probably won’t hurt ‘em) for a 10 p.m. spot at The Watershed (207 West State St., Black Mountain, 669-0777). $5.

—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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3 thoughts on “This weekend on a shoestring

  1. Michael Sanders

    Don’t forget about the Reggie Warren Experience at Club 828 on Friday night! It’s going to kick ass!

  2. Now You See Them

    The aforementioned free HGTR and NYST show….just so you know, is a flashlight show. Bring a flashlight and prepare for a wild ride.

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