Smart bets: Antique Firearms bon voyage show

After three years of local shows, two album releases and a third recording in the works, the indie-rockers in Antique Firearms are about to take a really big step — they’re moving to Los Angeles. But the band will not go quietly into the night. Nope. They’ve got a massive sendoff planned, in the form of a Grey Eagle show. “We’ll be breaking out some new tunes from the upcoming album, celebrating excessively and trying not to cry,” the band says in a Facebook post. In an email to Xpress, drummer Dave Breske adds, “We’re trying to throw the biggest, best party we can as a ‘thank-you’ to the town that has been so awesome to us. … Playing our final show here at the Grey Eagle is especially cool for us because it’s a nice way to bring our Asheville chapter full circle. That was the first place that we played as the current lineup. … We want to make sure that attendees feel like they are part of the celebratory fun times, too, so we’re encouraging people to dress up however they see fit for the occasion.” Stop Light Observations from Charleston and The Black Cadillacs from Knoxville also perform at the Saturday, Sept. 13 show. 9 p.m., $5. thegreyeagle.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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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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One thought on “Smart bets: Antique Firearms bon voyage show

  1. Gavin

    They just played at Nantahala Outdoor Center a few weeks ago and were awesome!

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