Smart bets: Haybaby

What does it mean to be not just a hardworking band, but one of the top-10 hardest-working bands? Ask Brooklyn-based Haybaby, an indie-pop trio that ranked No. 9 on exactly that list by New York blog Oh My Rockness. But not only does Haybaby have an admirable work ethic, the group possesses some spooky insights into making an album: “We take the hard drive where the files are stored and bury it at dusk in an orphan’s grave, neither deep nor shallow, and then dig it up on the night a crow lands on the town steeple and caws six times at the moon,” the band wrote in a January Facebook post. “This is how we get that classic vintage snare tone.” Haybaby plays Broadway’s on Tuesday, March 24. Locals Total War and Wyla share the bill, along with Whiskey Bitches from New York City. 9 p.m., $3-$5 suggested donation. avl.mx/0s9. Photo courtesy of Haybaby

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About Alli Marshall
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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