Smart Bets: Joshua Carpenter, Sun Studies, Emily Easterly & J Seger

Looking at the lineup of North Carolina indie-rockers assembled for The Mothlight’s showcase on Monday, March 25, Reid Johnson sees what he calls “a great bill of unique songwriters.” The interconnected collective is headlined by Joshua Carpenter, a veteran of Floating Action and Rodriguez’s band and a current component of Schooner, Better Twin, and Emily Easterly’s band. Easterly will play her own set. Joining in on the fun is J Seger, who recruited Easterly and Carpenter for his 2018 album Can’t I Be Just Tired (Then Things Change), as well as Sun Studies, a songwriting moniker for Johnson, who just happens to be the frontman for Schooner. The nontraditional musical family shows off its talents starting at 9 p.m. Free to attend. Photo of Johnson by Maria Albani


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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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