Smart bets: The Stone Foxes

“If I knew your story, I wouldn’t have to be here climbing the walls,” San Francisco-based rockers The Stone Foxes sing on “Eye for Love,” the lead track from this year’s release, Twelve Spells. The haunted, bluesy, garagey tracks seamlessly blend psychedelia with grit, which explains why the band was selected to open for The Black Keys. Their heavy, perfectly grungy cover of Slim Harpo’s “I’m a King Bee” warrants comparisons to that blues-rock duo, too, but — lest the blues parallels go too far, The Stone Foxes also tear through original song “I Killed Robert Johnson” (actually more tribute than denunciation of the infamous musician) on their 2010 sophomore album. The band performs at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree open.  $7 advance/$10 at the door. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo by Joe D. Barham

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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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