Smart Bets: Axxa/Abraxas

Psych-rockers Axxa/Abraxas have been commanding stages in Asheville since 2014 and are in the midst of an especially productive month. On April 5, frontman Ben Asbury self-released the band’s third LP, Get Weird or Die Boring, and opened a monthlong art installation, Continental Drift/Lunar Eclipse, at Harvest Records of paintings he created in conjunction with the album. A multiweek tour of the East Coast followed with colleagues Grand Vapids from Athens, Ga. — Asbury’s home before Asheville — awaits, but first, the two groups will celebrate the new Axxa/Abraxas album with a record release show on Saturday, April 27, at The Mothlight. Fellow Asheville acts Hug and Knives & Daggers will warm up the stage beginning at 8 p.m. Free for ages 21 and over/$5 for under 21. Photo courtesy of Asbury

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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