Starting the week off right, MGMT comes to town on Monday night with a show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. It’s been quite a few years since their breakthrough indie smash hits “Time to Pretend” and “Kids” were playing on repeat in every Urban Outfitters, cafe and bar I walked into. And while they’ve not had another hit like those, they’ve evolved steadily as a band. Their latest LP Little Dark Age is another cheeky tripped out synth rock fantasia.

MGMT • Cola Boyy // March 12 @ 8:00 pm // $39-59
U.S. Cellular Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801 United States

If you’re not able to drop $40 on a show, or are just looking for something more intimate, head over to Mothlight on Monday for their Free Mondays show. Tonight’s lineup will be an interesting combo of local acts with the self-described queerdo rock of M. T Sullivan and gothic hip hop of VVitchboy. They’ll be joined by South Bend, Indiana folk duo Fawn.

M. T Sullivan • VVitchboy • Fawn // March 12 @ 9:00 pm // $FREE
Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806 United States

On Wednesday night, Mothlight hosts a screening of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 psychedelic ghost story, House (Hausu) featuring an improvised live score by Michael Flanagan

An Improvised Live Score to House (Hausu) // March 14 @ 9:00 pm // $FREE
Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Portland post-punk trio Soft Kill takes over Mothlight on Friday night with help from dream new-wavers Choir Boy of Salt Lake City and locals Secret Shame.

Soft Kill • Choir Boy • Secret Shame // March 16 @ 9:00 pm // $10 adv / $12 doors
Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Jessica Lea Mayfield recorded her first album when she was 15, catching the attention of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Over a decade later, her deeply personal songwriting is stronger than ever. Catch Jessica at Ambrose West on Saturday night.

Jessica Lea Mayfield • T. Hardy Morris // March 17 @ 7:00 pm // $15 adv / $18 doors
Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806 United States