Asheville four-piece The Tills could absolutely call their music “grit-pop” if they didn’t live in a region where fans might confuse that label with a culinary term. The group’s latest tunes venture from the safety of ruggedly upbeat pop phrases to less charted punk yelps and back again before the refrain, all while conveying the idea that the band reserves an extra dose of fiery vigor just for its live audience. The self-described “(Thr)Asheville” garage rockers will play a release show for their six-track EP Howlin’ at The Mothlight, and the evening’s cover charge includes a copy of their 7-inch vinyl ― newly released by Phuzz Records of Winston-Salem. The Blots, Estrangers and T0W3RS share opening duties. The record release takes place on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 p.m. $10. themothlight.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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