Smart bets: BEAT LIFE showcases

The Asheville Beat Tape Collective exists to connect local electronic musicians with national talent, often hosting multi-artist performances like the group’s upcoming two-night stint at Asheville Music Hall. The collective’s initial “psychedelic beat showcase” features DJ Kutzu, Slums, EmE, Musashi Xero and Atlanta-based headliner The Difference Machine ($6). Night two sees Ellie Herring and MONO/POLY opening for New York City-based soloist Blockhead, who is currently touring to promote his self-released album Bells and Whistles ($12). The two BEAT LIFE shows, which organizer Paul Gaeta says “emphasize the more downtempo, melodic, subtle and beautiful sides of dance music,” take place on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, at the One Stop and Asheville Music Hall (respectively), both starting at 9 p.m. Photo of Blockhead courtesy of the artist

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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