Funk-pop collective EMEFE plays Pisgah Brewing Co., May 6

Photo by Sasha Arutyunova

New York-based eight-piece funk-pop outfit EMEFE is not exactly new to Asheville. From shows at Asheville Music Hall to kicking off last year’s RiverMusic series, the band has made the round of local stages. EMEFE returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 6, just a day after releasing a new self-titled full-length album. That show, inside the taproom, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

Miles Arntzen (of Antibalas) started EMEFE in 2009 with one purpose, according to the band’s bio: “to create an unparalleled live experience around his original music. Three weeks later, they played their first show to a ravenously packed house in New York City.” The new record is “about breaking through static, the undefinable noise and clutter of everyday life. The album’s concepts were inspired by French author Jacques Lusseyran’s And There Was Light, chronicling a blind man’s realization of light and love in his time during the French resistance movement.”

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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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