This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, Aug. 12
The Stray Dog Trio  is not (as its profile image suggests) a canine endeavor. Instead, it’s the blues band of guitarist Ty Nemecek, bassist Glenn Reed and percussionist Dylan G. Suter. They take the stage at French Broad Brewery Tasting Room (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222). 6 p.m., tips.

• Temp 25 One Night Only Art Show presents the work of rin Fussell, Emily Baker, Sarah Cavalieri, Ursula Gullow, Courtney Chappell, Alli Good, Sarah Danforth, Steve Spurgeon, Katie Johnson, Leila Amiri, Daniel Abide, Anna Thompson, Andy Herod, Megan McCissick, Virginia Aberle, Marin Mitchell, Butch, Luke and musical installation by Ross Gentry! The invite for the event says, “Theme is ‘touchable’ so please come ready to use your hands, eyes, ears, noses, and every other aspect of your body you see fit to interact with the art.” 7 p.m.

• “I believe that in song we can bring alive the very real textures and colors of life. Aspects and emotional pictures that are, more often than not, most accessible through creative expression,” says Americana musician Alex Krug. She plays French Broad Chocolate Lounge (10 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-4181). 8 p.m., tips.

Friday, Aug. 13
• A Benefit for Life O’ Mike takes place at the Downtown Market Asheville (45 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville) with wine and cheese, raffles (tickets are $2, prizes include a painting by Jonas Gerard, private spa pass for two from Shoji, handcrafted jewelry, scarves, hats more. 4-7 p.m.

• French Broad Fridays returns to MAD (Marshall Arts District) in downtown Marshall. Says the blog site, “French Broad Fridays are held the 2nd Friday of each month from June – September in historic downtown Marshall, NC. Join us for our monthly town celebration. Open stores, studios and galleries. Music, dining and more.” The theme for August is “Dog Daze.” 5-9 p.m.

• Indie-rockers Broomstars get the weekend started at Highland Brewing Company (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville). Music, games, beer, food and lots of grass to hang out with family and friends. Pretty musch the perfect end to a long week. 6 p.m., tips.

• Asheville’s The Archrivals ready for another musical smack down: This time against The Ocean with Sean Mason on drums, Ryan Reardon on bass and Matt Williams on guitar. Mended Heart Records has captured the entire match in a comic series. The drama unfolds here The winner will be determined at the Lab (39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-0212). 10 p.m., $5.



Saturday, Aug. 14
• Black Mountain’s Sourwood Festival returns with a weekend’s worth of alcohol-free fun. (No, that’s not an oxymoron.) Arts, crafts, food, games, music, dancing, vendors, kids’ entertainment, cotton candy and more.  9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

• Bluegrass outfit BlueBilly Grit claims humble beginnings: “starting off as family and friends pickin’ in the living room for fun. Realizing that the music being made wanted to be heard, the band moved to the porch and hasn’t looked back since.” The leave the porch for the stage at Feed and Seed (3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, 216-3492). 7 p.m., free.

• The Rose Familiar calls itself “Marshall’s prog rock troubadours.” The band will be at Good Stuff (133 South Main St., Marshall). 8 p.m., free.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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. James Richards

    This Sunday 8/15 – 9pm – New French Bar
    NYC indie folkster Kira Velella brings her hushed tense soprano with Asheville beard rocker James Richards and NC’s Jenny Arch opening. Folk out with your Sunday night!

  2. Barry Summers

    Wow MountainX, this is a first – you publicize an event that readers can only find out how to attend if we’re logged onto Facebook? I would’ve liked to go see these artists at the ‘Temp 25’ show (wherever/whenever that was), but oh well – I guess I’m not invited since I don’t have a Facebook account…

    Remind me – now that Facebook has taken over, what exactly do we need you for again?

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