Thursday events

• You may have caught The Critters during LAAFF this year (they played outside BoBo Gallery, which is the band’s sort of unofficial homebase). Though formed in 2008, the Critters have been pretty much under the radar til now. Turns out, we’ve all been missing out. Their self-described brand of “original psychedelic pop and rock extravaganza” is a bright, energetic, glammed-out dance party. The lineup includes Harry Harrison, Jesse Meyers and Tom Peters (all on vocals, guitar and bass) and Joshua Martier (vocals and drums). Tonight, they play The Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville) at 8 p.m. $5. Millie and the Sirs and Seth Winters also perform.

• Chapel Hill-based new country act Applesauce opens for Belleville Outfit at The Grey Eagle (185 Cling,man Ave., Asheville, 232-5800). From the band’s bio, “Applesauce is a NC vocal and guitar duo traveling the space ways and practicing their 6-string weaving. It is lead by Mark Holland, drummer for Jennyanykind, and is a songwriting vehicle for him. Mark sings, plays guitar, harmonica, percussion, etc. as well as writes the songs, records and mixes the records. Pete Waggoner (formerly of Blue Diablo) plays lead guitar, mandolin, sings and plays harmonica too. Breaking many a tune down country-blues or ‘front-porch’ style, their repertoire consists of originals and covers of blues, country-blues, folk, ragtime, Popular song, roots, bluegrass and many other genres that can be placed into their grinder.” The show begins 8:30 p.m. $10/$12 day of show. 

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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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  1. Stella Blue

    The Enemy Lovers – FREE at Stella Blue. Doors at 9, downstairs, 55 College Street.

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