Smart Bets: Mariachi Flor de Toloache

On a balmy mid-July 2016 night at The Orange Peel, concertgoers who arrived early to see Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach’s side project The Arcs had the privilege of catching Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Packed with lively originals and a cheer-inducing cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” the all-female mariachi band’s energetic set arguably eclipsed the spirit displayed by the headliner — at least until they were invited back onstage to help liven things up. Back in town for a residency at UNC Asheville, the New York City-based band will offer master classes on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, to campus and community members before playing a 7 p.m. show the latter evening in Lipinsky Auditorium. All events are free to attend. Photo by Andrei Averbuch


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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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