This weekend on a shoestring

Friday, March 19
• Transylvania Community Arts Council (349 South Caldwell St., Brevard, 884-2787) hosts an artist reception for the WNC Quilters Guild Area 5 exhibit. 4-7 p.m., free.

• East Coast Dirt brings its prog fusion self-coined “sneaker boogaloo” to Highland Brewery (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370), starting the weekend off happy hour style with music, beer and snacks from 5-8 p.m., tips.

• Americana act The Leigh Glass Band releases its excellent new album, The Drone at French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222). 6 p.m., tips.

• An opening reception for Familiarity and Function, a mixed-media exhibition by UNCA senior Megan Seifried, will be held in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, first floor of Owen Hall (UNCA Campus, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 251-6559). 6 p.m., free.

• Local thrash band Resounding Silence rocks the Garage at Biltmore (101 Fairview Rd.,
Asheville, 505-2663). Says the band, “Come to the release party for our first EP featuring bands such as Shadoline and Sought out Stranger!” 8 p.m., $5.

• Two great local indie-pop acts: Saint Solitude and Kovacs & the Polar Bear (pictured) share the stage at The Hookah Bar (38-B N. French Broad Ave., Asheville, 252-1522). City in Fiction also performs. 9 p.m., $5.

• Percussion-fueled Kokopelli’s Cousin will be at The Back Room (2702 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, 697-6828). Not sure what to expect? Try this: “Ten Toe Turbo/HogDoggn joint guaranteed to blow your mind! Come out for the delicious cold beers and stay for the tasty jams!” 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 20
• Haen Gallery (52 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 254-8577) holds an opening reception for Inland Empire (Part III), the works of painter Francis Di Fronzo. 5:30-7:30 p.m., free.

• Grand Bohemian Gallery (Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way, Asheville, 505-2949) hosts an artist reception for Stefano Cecchini’s Italian wildlife exhibition. 5:30-7:30 p.m., free.

• Singer/songwriter Katie LaRue plays a free show at Well-Bred Bakery (26 North Main St.,
Weaverville, 645-9300). 7 p.m.

• Hendersonville’s punk/metal band Restrict This plays the Garage at Biltmore (101 Fairview Rd.,
Asheville, 505-2663). 9 p.m., $5.

• Experimental rockers Oculi, indie band Noise in Print and Charlotte-based rockers You Tonight share a bill at the Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612 ). 9 p.m., $5.

• Rock outfit The Blue Dragons perform at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1550) 9 p.m., $5.

The Rhythm Brewers from Johnson City bring their Americana sound and their driver’s caps to the Town Pump (135 Cherry St., Black Mountain, 669-4808). 9:30 p.m., $5.

• Local band Coal Dust (a bit of an anomaly: they have a mere four friends on Myspace) plays dark, rootsy, kinda funky, 70s-inspired tunes. Worth making the trip to the Root Bar (1410 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 299-7597). 9:30 p.m., $5.

• Athens/Asheville-by-way-of-Los Angeles-by-way-of-Cullowhee Southern rocker Boo Ray comes to the Watershed (207 West State St., Black Mountain, 669-0777) in advance of his upcoming album, Bad News Travels Fast. (Rumor has it that members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and Circle Jerks contributed to the CD.) 9:30 p.m., $5.

• Prog rockers The Dark Shave round out the night at the Hookah Bar (38-B N. French Broad Ave., Asheville, 252-1522). 10 p.m., $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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2 thoughts on “This weekend on a shoestring

  1. Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun (from Atlanta, GA), The Winter Sounds (from Greenville, SC) and Albatross Party are playing at The Boiler Room on Thursday night. Not technically the weekend, I know. Five bucks, 18 and up.

  2. tatuaje

    Not to be that guy, but the Equinox is at 1:32 EDT, not at ‘the stroke of midnight’.

    Happy Spring!

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