Smart Bets: Emily Easterly, Minorcan and Nikki and the Phantom Callers

As the year’s second month enters its final days, a trio of Southeastern rock groups takes to The Odditorium stage on Saturday, Feb. 23. On the bill is Asheville-based Emily Easterly, whose dark yet energetic studio songs — including the sonically rich summer 2018 singles “Yellow Leaves” and “Put on a Show” —  will be translated to the live setting with help from a full backing band. Rounding out the night are fellow locals Minorcan, who’ve been tapped to open for Ex Hex at The Grey Eagle in early May, and Atlanta-based Nikki and the Phantom Callers, who specialize in modern country-tinged rock with nods to ’60s influences. The music begins at 9 p.m. $5. ashevilleodditorium.com. Photo of Easterly courtesy of the musician

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com 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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