Smart bets: Midnight Snack

After a move from Boston in early 2015, Midnight Snack wasted no time assimilating into Asheville’s music scene. Frequent busking sets became indoor gigs, which eventually resulted in several slots playing The Orange Peel. The root of the band’s growing appeal probably falls somewhere between its polished, pick-you-up sound and stylish, band-next-door aura. On top of that, the sextet crafts novel ways to connect with fans, from logo T-shirts screenprinted onto thrift-store finds, to fresh flowers gifted to audience members. Acoustic sets underscore the group’s folk side, including charming male-female vocal harmonies, but beneath that are funk and psychedelic undercurrents just waiting to be plugged in. The band’s spring tour kicks off with a hometown show at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 22, at 9 p.m. Fashion Bath and Maddie Shuler also perform. $8/$10. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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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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