Mondays usually bring with them great free shows at the Mothlight, and tonight’s lineup is especially eye-popping. Co-headlining acts Snail Mail and Shame are two bands about to blow up. Snail Mail‘s Lindsey Jordan is still only a teenager but on her 2016 debut EP Habit, she sounded wise beyond her years. After the release of Shame‘s critically acclaimed debut LP Songs of Praise in January, the South London post-punk band shot onto seemingly everyone’s radar. There’s a powerful mix of tension and rage within their songs, but they’re also catchy enough to sing along to. It will be a night of angst delivered in two vary different styles. Asheville’s own BEX opens the night.

mon19mar9:00 pmFeaturedSnail Mail • Shame • BEX9:00 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806


Stoner rock titans Dead Meadow formed 20 years ago and haven’t let up since. They’ll bring their slow heavy psych to the Mothlight on Wednesday night. Also, don’t miss Austin trio Dallas Acid, whose synth-heavy sound is as enchanting as it is hypnotizing. Local instrumental trio Delicious opens.

wed21mar9:00 pmFeaturedDead Meadow w/ Dallas Acid, Delicious9:00 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806


And yet another great show at Mothlight this week. Steve Gunn is simply one of the most mesmerizing guitar players around. His playing evokes the brilliant earth-toned styles of Fahey, Kottke and Jansch. The similarly incredible picker Nathan Bowles will be joining Gunn. Bowles may not be a household name, but his multi-instrumental talents been heard through collaborations with the likes of Black Twig Pickers, Jack Rose, Jake Xerxes Fussell, and Hiss Golden Messenger to name a few. It’d be surprising if frequent collaborators Gunn and Bowles don’t spend a bit of time on stage together.

thu22mar9:00 pmFeaturedSteve Gunn w/ Nathan Bowles9:00 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806


If you’re feeling adventurous, stop by The Odditorium on Friday night to catch a solid looking night of underground rock bands which includes Atlanta Glam Rockers Starbenders along with locals The Shrünken Heads and Hard Rocket.

fri23mar8:00 pmFeaturedStarbenders • The Shrünken Heads • Hard Rocket8:00 pm The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd Asheville NC 28806


This Week’s Shows

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wed25apr7:00 pmSusie Burke & David Surette7:00 pm Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd

wed25apr8:00 pmwed10:30 pmThe Paper Crowns!8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road Asheville NC 28806

wed25apr8:00 pmAnimal Years8:00 pm The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.

wed25apr9:00 pmWhat So Not • Michael Christmas • James Earl9:00 pm The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave Asheville NC 28801

wed25apr9:00 pmFeaturedAcid Mothers Temple • Yoo Doo Right • Clang Quartet9:00 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806

thu26apr8:00 pmFeaturedModest Mouse • Mass Gothic8:00 pm Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood Rd

thu26apr8:00 pmSteve Moakler • Corey Kent White8:00 pm The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.

thu26apr8:00 pmAmanda Anne Platt (of The Honeycutters)8:00 pm Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road Asheville NC 28806

thu26apr8:30 pmThe Premiere of Cheap Studs!8:30 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806

thu26apr9:00 pmTwiddle • Midnight North9:00 pm The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave Asheville NC 28801

thu26apr10:00 pmSee Water • Swim In The Wild10:00 pm The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, 55 College Street Asheville NC 28801

fri27apr6:00 pmFeaturedTodd Snider6:00 pm Salvage Station, 466 Riverside Drive

fri27apr8:00 pmAn Evening of Improv Comedy with Reasonably Priced Babies8:00 pm Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road Asheville NC 28806

fri27apr9:00 pmFeaturedLoma • Jess Williamson9:00 pm The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd West Asheville NC 28806

fri27apr9:00 pmSurfer Blood • Winter9:00 pm The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.

fri27apr9:00 pmJGBCB - Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band9:00 pm Salvage Station, 466 Riverside Drive

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