Xpress playlist: Distance learning

Often when making a playlist, the theme presents itself. This week’s motif is about loneliness, long distances and long shots. Luckily, all of this melancholy produces a set of songs that are less sad than thoughtful. Even better, there are some pretty rocking moments.

• “Karen’s Car,” from Naomi by The Cave Singers who will be at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 p.m.

• “Saint of Impossible Causes,” from The Ballad of Boogie Christ by Joseph Arthur, who opened for The Afghan Whigs in Asheville earlier this week.

• “Hollow City Streets,” from the self-titled album by Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World. Townsend performs at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m.

• “Stranger,” from I’m A Stranger Here by The Devil Makes Three. They perform at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 p.m.

• “Himalayan Reverie 1,” from The Healing Muse by Ron Clearfield who gives a concert at The Wysteria Inn in Weaverville on Thursday, Oct. 30.

• “Miles of Skyline,” by Uncle Mountain. Daniel Shearin from that band plays at The Phoenix in Brevard on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-4 p.m.

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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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