Smart bets: Witching Waves

While they seem most comfortable gripping their instruments through white-knuckled anthems, the musicians of Witching Waves also drop subtler hints of dissatisfaction on recent album Crystal Cafe — “Flowers” being a notably downtrodden number. Low vibes frame the repeated chant: “I don’t miss it / I don’t miss it that much.” The London-based trio revels in unease, from distorted guitar growls to vocalist Emma Wigham’s unnervingly calm voice. Between shouts, it enters like a prerecorded message, guiding listeners through a chaos she’s somehow removed from. Ladies and gentlemen, please remain calm. Witching Waves get pissed off and plugged in at The Odditorium on Friday, May 27, at 9 p.m. Minorcan and Eureka California open. $6. facebook.com/ashevilleodditorium. Photo by David Garcia

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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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