Friday, June 25
• Local country band The Honeycutters could probably change a country music detractors into fans, what with the thoughtful lyrics, hooks, and well-rounded instrumentation. They’ll play an early show (5 p.m.) at Highland Brewery (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370). Tips. Food vended by Winld Wing Cafe.
• Studio 103 (103 West St., Black Mountain, 357-8327) hosts an opening reception for Fred Feldman, who works in rescued wood. The gallery reports, “His art is whimsical and fun. His sculptures tend to tell time, or play music.” 5-8 p.m., free.
• Asheville’s Modo is “Inspired by the reemergence of electro-pop, the nostalgia of the jazz swagger, and their childhood influence of grunge rock.” A heady brew — and a good one. They play the LAB at 9 p.m., $5.
• It’s good to be a band with a song about an angel. Or angels. Or to reference winged-things in your name (birds are big; “Winger,” not so much). The Delta Saints get that. (Though John Travolta’s line in Michael was “I’m an angel, not a saint.” But he still had wings.) Says the band’s bio, “the energy that sweats from this gritty howling dynamic is a message heralding love and loss and consequence. And though the songs may end, the intensity generated from the act of something old made new again will hauntingly remain.” Catch the Nashville-based roots rockers at The Town Pump, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26
• White Horse Black Mountain (105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, 669-0816) hosts its first book event: Local author Kathy Godfrey will read from her new book EFT: Memoir of a Man Junkie Saturday. (Warning, Godfry’s blog alone comes with a disclaimer.) Of the 1 p.m. reading, the author says it will be, “some crazy mix of Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Anthony Robbins seminars.” Admission is free with book purchase.
• Two stellar local singer/songwriters: Americana artist Leigh Glass and country soul performerJoshua Singleton share the stage at French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222). 6 p.m., tips.
• Asheville-by-way-of-New York bluegrass band Copper Kettle performs a blend of traditions and originals at Hannah Flanagan’s (27 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 252-1922). 9 p.m.
• “Stories from the banks of Paul’s Creek mix with traditional mountain sounds, originals, folk, bluegrass and more.” Pretty much like traditional acoustic trio, Paul’s Creek Band. They’ll celebrate the release of their new CD with a party at Pack’s Tavern (20 South Spruce St., Asheville, 225-6944) from 8-11 p.m. The event includes special guest Arvil Freeman.
• Chapel Hill collective The Brand New Life says that their “unique instrumentation and appreciation of world and cultural music creates an organic sound that embodies the energy of life and the universe.” They’ll be at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 225-9782). 10 p.m., $5.