Xpress Playlist: Sarcasm and sincerity

From Michael McFarland’s “A Sarcastic Tango” to Warm the Bell’s sweet “Little Bird,” this week’s playlist is an emotional roller coaster. Add to that “Fire,” by honorary local Langhorne Slim, and get ready for a rocking ride.

• “We Won’t Stop” by local rockers Black Robin Hero, from the EP, narrow plains. The band plays at The French Broad Brewery on Saturday, Aug. 9.

• “A Sarcastic Tango” by self-described “writer, rocker, biker, geek” Michael McFarland from his EP of the same name. McFarland performs at The Social on Friday, Aug. 15.

• “Fire,” by Langhorne Slim from the album The Way We Move. Langhorne Slim opens, solo, for Old Crow Medicine Show at Pisgah Brewing on Monday, Aug. 11.

• “Little Bird” by folk-rock outfit Warm the Bell from the album You Are the Sun.

• “Tip of My Tongue,” by local singer-songwriter David Wilcox, from blaze. He’ll perform at LEAF this October.

• “Ringbeat,” by alt-rock group Pawtooth from Arcadian Playground.

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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