2017
Free Mothlight Monday!
Free Monday! w/ Bitchin Bajas, Jake Pugh, Mendocino
December
04
Monday
9pm - $Free
Bitchin Bajas
Bajas Fresh is on the beach here in 2017, existing and thriving in the same wrecked world as you and me. How they nding it so chill and pretty?

It’s been over three years since the last proper Bitchin Bajas album — a natural paradise of woodwinds, droning organs, analog synths, field recordings, and an ever-expanding sense of MORE (and LESS). In between then and now came a series of collaborative LPs, with Natural Information Society (Automaginary), lmmaker Olivia Wyatt (Sailing a Sinking Sea) and Bonny Prince Billy (Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties). Each time these varied external stimuli came into contact with the Bitchin Bajas’ acroamatic process, it left the group with expanded perimeters to traverse.

So 2017 — what’s new? Everything and nothing, probably! The pursuit is still the same: a perfect continuous flow. The means to attain it are in full, fluid transition; woven into the strands that unspool so peacefully (and with such potent enervation) are new elements — like chord changes, for instance! The use of percussives is evident for the first time as well. Plus a horn section, a cover song...but before you start thinking that this Bajas Fresh is some kind of whole-cloth change, recall to your mind that the nature of equilibrium around Bitchin Bajas is such that new properties tend to melt into the surrounding texture, providing vivid sonics without uprooting the mindset. And they do.

While flowing towards a wholeness, the four sides of Bajas Fresh feature distinct approaches, approaching the ephemeral with subtle tweaks from new angles. Eschewing the grainy expansiveness of the self-titled album, this new one has an almost monolithic approach, whether spitting forth with Harmonia-styled data riffs, finding Denny-esque South Pacific exotica within a classic Sun Ra piece or teasing out almost imperceptible in ections inside the epochal zz and whir with glassy-eyed, glacial patience.

On Bajas Fresh, the cellular system of Bitchin Bajas continues to synthesize amid a growing ecosystem also of the Bajas’ making, both morphing naturally together into a state perhaps not that far removed from its former incarnation, while also essaying refreshing new tones for new zones. Succulent half- speed mastering done at Abbey Road gives the LP pressing greater depth, extension and resonance than all previous Bajas incarnations, but the double cassette version of course holds its own unique experience. Get our of your sound rut and freshen up — with Bajas Fresh!
Jake Pugh
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Mendocino
Get caught in the riff / lost in the jam with these AVL outsiders..

"An amalgamation of folks, some deep in the scene and others existing out on the peripheries which lends to the project a nice balance of purposeful intent and complete rawness.

Walk the streets of asheville at night and you’re likely to hear a bluegrass or old timey band jamming; sitting on a porch drinking craft beer and playing hundred year old music. Somehow the music played never even comes close to the beautiful rawness of those early recorded sounds.
So i was quite pysched to find out a group like Mendocino has been holding it down for the last year or two, every sunday? night with some heavy RAW nightime jams.
Smack dab in the middle of one of asheville’s oldest neighborhoods these folks are laying out some heavy sound into the neighborhood night air, maybe burning a few ears and perhaps letting a little light into a few heads.
Definite references to early sunburned; wild animal & jaybird era. Fried basement feel, a work in motion that is unfolding on it’s own rather than with hands heavy on the wheel.
Not enough of these sounds these days, a thick heavy slice right down the mainline of your skull, unrelenting underground boogie.
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Apr
23
Monday

"Talent! A Show"



Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $Donations

Durand-Jones
Apr
24
Tuesday

Durand Jones & The Indications

w/ Major Murphy

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
acid
Apr
25
Wednesday

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

w/ Yoo Doo Right, Clang Quartet

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
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Apr
26
Thursday

The Premiere of Cheap Studs!



8:30pm - $5

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Apr
27
Friday

Loma

w/ Jess Williamson

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Apr
28
Saturday

The Soft Moon

w/ Boy Harsher, VIA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv / $15

Tickets, please
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Apr
29
Sunday

BRONCHO

w/ ISHI

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $13adv / $15

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Apr
30
Monday

Imarhan (Sadam from Tinariwen)

w/ Life Like Water

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
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May
01
Tuesday

Iron Reagan

w/ NeverFall, Covenator

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $13adv / $15

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May
02
Wednesday

The Wonderful Wizards Of Western NC



8pm - $15

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May
03
Thursday
Album Release Show!

Honey Be Nice (Album Release Show!)

w/ VA/MD

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $8adv/ $10

Tickets, please
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May
04
Friday

Ryley Walker

w/ The Dead Tongues

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
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May
05
Saturday

Wham City Comedy



Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $10

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May
07
Monday
Free Monday!

Axxa Abraxas

w/ Curt Castle, Celia Verbeck

9pm - $Free!

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May
08
Tuesday

Subtle Degrees (Travis Laplante / Gerald Cleaver)



9pm - $10 ($5 for Students)

Tickets, please
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May
09
Wednesday

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

w/ Dirty Dutch Trio

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $13adv / $15

Tickets, please
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May
10
Thursday

Hot Dog: A Comedic Circusy Type Show!



7pm - $10 - $20 sliding scale.

Tickets, please
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May
11
Friday

Hot Dog: A Comedic Circusy Type Show!



6pm - $10 - $20 sliding scale.

Tickets, please
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May
11
Friday

Hot Dog: A Comedic Circusy Type Show!



9pm - $10-$20 sliding scale.

Tickets, please
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May
12
Saturday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

The Mother Hips

w/ LEON III

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $15

Tickets, please
MOTH
May
16
Wednesday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Ego)



Doors 7pm, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
sarah-louise
May
17
Thursday

Sarah Louise (Album Release Show!)

w/ Tashi Dorji/Emmalee Hunnicutt Duo

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8

Tickets, please
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May
18
Friday

SK The Novelist

w/ The Phacts, Danny Blaze, PTP, Mike L!ve

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8

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May
21
Monday
Free Monday!

Mr. Mange

w/ The Spiral, Shadow Show

9pm - $Free!

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May
22
Tuesday

Foenix Culpa

w/ The Build, Astoria

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $5

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May
23
Wednesday

Ruby Boots (Bloodshot Records)

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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May
24
Thursday

Pillorian

w/ Shadow of the Destroyer, All Hell

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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May
25
Friday

Mary Lattimore

w/ Simple Machines

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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May
26
Saturday

Nest Egg

w/ Ex Gold, Smoke Bellow

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8

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May
27
Sunday

A Place To Bury Strangers

w/ Prettiest Eyes, Lacy Jags

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
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May
28
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Breathers

w/ Giant Giants, Superbody, Celia Verbeck

9pm - $Free!

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May
29
Tuesday

Ruby The Rabbitfoot

w/ Carly Taich, Discofreque

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8adv / $10

Tickets, please
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Jun
01
Friday

Horse Feathers

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $17

Tickets, please
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Jun
03
Sunday

Self Defense Family & Sannhet

w/ , , Planning For Burial

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
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Jun
04
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Party Knüllers X Jaimie Branch



8pm - $Free Monday!

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Jun
05
Tuesday

Earthless

w/ Here Lies Man

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $16adv /$18

Tickets, please
angelolsenpress
Jun
05
Tuesday
The Mothlight Presents **AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE**

Angel Olsen (solo) **AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE**

w/ Dick Stusso

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $30

Selling Fast, Hurry!
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Jun
06
Wednesday

Post Animal

w/ Paul Cherry

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Jun
07
Thursday

Peach Kelli Pop

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Jun
10
Sunday

The Stone Foxes

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
searra
Jun
13
Wednesday

Searra Jade (Album Release Show!)

w/ Sister Ivy

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

MOTH
Jun
21
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Endings)



Doors 7pm, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
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Jun
22
Friday

TV GIRL

w/ Elvis Depressedly, Infinity Crush

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Jun
24
Sunday

YOB

w/ Bell Witch

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

Tickets, please
bat-fangs
Jun
25
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Bat Fangs

w/ TBA

9pm - $Free!

ASG
Jun
30
Saturday

ASG

w/ Lo-Pan, BEiTTHEMEANS

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv

Tickets, please
witch-mountain
Jul
23
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Witch Mountain



9pm - $Free!

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Jul
27
Friday
The Mothlight & The Grey Eagle Present...

Alex Cameron **AT THE GREY EAGLE**

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv / $15

Tickets, please
6P4A0493
Aug
01
Wednesday

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band



Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Sep
27
Thursday

Olivia Gatwood (Spoken Word/Poet)

w/ Joaquina Mertz

Doors 7pm, Seated Show, All Ages - $12adv / $15

Tickets, please
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Sep
30
Sunday

SALES

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $17

Tickets, please