Xpress Playlist: songs for strange parties

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It’s the weekend. You want to go out, but maybe a week of rain storms has left you in a weird mood. Maybe you’re not a people person. Maybe you love people and hate dancing. Maybe you love dancing but don’t have anything to wear. Whatever the case, we’ve got the soundtrack for a perfectly off-kitler party, from cool jazz to dark soul to noise-rock that still manages to be melodic.

On this week’s playlist:

• “Partido,” from the instrumental album Dance In Your Dreams by local artist Michael John Jazz who plays Lex 18 on Sunday, July 27, 7:30-11 p.m.

• “The Big Time,” from Bobby Bare Jr.’s new album, Undefeated. He’ll be at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 26, at 9 p.m.

• “In My Dreams” from Shattered by Reigning Sound. That local(ish) garage-rock band performs an all-too-rare show at The Mothlight on Saturday, July 26, at 9:30 p.m.

• “Wine-Dark” by local folk-rockers The Toothe from their Talons EP. They’ll be at The Mothlight on Sunday, July 27, at 9 p.m. with Honey Locust, The Restoration and Fishing for Tigers.

• “Ain’t No Grave” from Into the Missionfield by Drunken Prayer. Morgan Geer of Drunken Prayer plays a free show, with Carey Fridley, on the patio at The Grey Eagle (for “Tacos & Tunes Tuesdays) on Tuesday, July 29, 6-8 p.m.

• “Night Fits” by local experimental/noise artist Wyla, from the album of the same name. Wyla performs with Borrowed Arts and Comet West at The Odditorium on Sunday, July 27, at 9 p.m.

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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