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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Jan
24
Wednesday

The Nude Party

w/ Kitty Tsunami, Jon Dwyer

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

Tickets, please
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Jan
25
Thursday

Fringe Fest: Mothlight Triple Feature, Early Show: Cognitive Dissonance, After Party, and Old Tricks



7pm

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Jan
25
Thursday

Fringe Fest: Mothlight Triple Feature, Late Show: Meeting the Edge, Experiments in Connection, Pollock: A Frequency Parable



9pm

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Jan
26
Friday

Fringe Fest: Mothlight Triple Feature, Early Show: Cognitive Dissonance, After Party, and Old Tricks



7pm

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Jan
26
Friday

Fringe Fest: Mothlight Triple Feature, Late Show: Meeting the Edge, Experiments in Connection, Pollock: A Frequency Parable



9pm

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Jan
26
Friday

Fringe Fest: Mothlight After Party: Human Energy Field



10:30pm

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Jan
27
Saturday

Below The Bassline

w/ Les Amis, Oso Rey

9pm - $8

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Jan
29
Monday
Free Monday!

Tombstone Highway

w/ Dropshot, Spearfinger, Styrofoam Turtles

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $Free

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Jan
30
Tuesday

Lomelda

w/ Blois, Indigo De Souza

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

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Feb
01
Thursday

Jens Lekman

w/ Peter Oren

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $15

Tickets, please
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Feb
02
Friday

The Wham, Bam Puppet Slam!



9pm - $15

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Feb
03
Saturday

Alex Brown

w/ A Synth Duo from Jake Pugh & Andy Loebs, MJ Lenderman

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

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Feb
05
Monday
Free Monday!

White James

w/ Mr. Mange, Styrofoam Turtles

9pm - $Free!

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Feb
08
Thursday

H.C. McEntire

w/ House & Land, Ryan O'Keefe

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

Tickets, please
Bombadil - November 2016.
Feb
09
Friday

Bombadil

w/ The Moon and You

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
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Feb
13
Tuesday

Tall Tall Trees

w/ Big Brutus, Butch Parnell

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

Tickets, please
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Feb
15
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Love Hurts)



7pm - $10

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Feb
16
Friday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Phoebe Bridgers

w/ Soccer Mommy

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

Tickets, please
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Feb
17
Saturday

HEX VI: Dance Party Benefit for AHOPE



8:30pm - $5

DSR-SKY-HIGH
Feb
19
Monday
Free Monday!

The Dirty Soul Revival

w/ Galena, The Andrew Thelston Band

9pm - $Free!

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Feb
22
Thursday

Kitty Tsunami

w/ The Cannonball Jars, North By North, Luxury Club

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $5

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Feb
25
Sunday

Diet Cig

w/ Great Grandpa, The Spook School

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

Tickets, please
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Feb
26
Monday
Free Monday!

Rich Girl Poor Boy

w/ Morgan Orion, Never Getting Famous, Noel Thrasher

9pm - $Free

conan
Feb
28
Wednesday

Conan

w/ The Ditch and The Delta, Waft

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

Tickets, please
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Mar
02
Friday

Arlie

w/ William Hinson

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10

Tickets, please
ed-schrader
Mar
05
Monday

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

w/ TBA

9pm - $Free

Tickets, please
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Mar
06
Tuesday

KOLARS

w/ Escondido

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $12adv/ 15

Tickets, please
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Mar
07
Wednesday

Shopping

w/ French Vanilla

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

Tickets, please
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Mar
08
Thursday

Combo Chimbita



Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $8adv / $10

Tickets, please
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Mar
09
Friday
Orbit DVD Presents...

Everything Is Terrible!



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10

Tickets, please
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Mar
15
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Love Stranded)



7pm - $10

SoftKill
Mar
16
Friday

Soft Kill

w/ Choir Boy

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

Tickets, please
snail-mail
Mar
19
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Snail Mail

w/ Shame, BEX

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free

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Mar
20
Tuesday

Courtney Marie Andrews

w/ Matt Dorrien

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

Tickets, please
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Mar
21
Wednesday
Stella Blue Presents...

Dead Meadow

w/ Dallas Acid, Delicious

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $15

Tickets, please
steve-gunn
Mar
22
Thursday

Steve Gunn

w/ Nathan Bowles

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

Tickets, please
agent-orange
Mar
28
Wednesday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Agent Orange

w/ The Atom Age

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
Caroline Rose
Mar
29
Thursday

Caroline Rose

w/ Wasi

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

Tickets, please
loamlands
Mar
30
Friday

Loamlands

w/ Nana Grizol

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

Tickets, please
khruangbin
Apr
04
Wednesday
The Mothlight & The Grey Eagle Present...

Khruangbin **AT THE GREY EAGLE**

w/ The Mattson 2

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

Tickets, please
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Apr
04
Wednesday
The Literary Council of Buncombe County Presents:

The 27th Annual Spelling Bee!



6pm - 9pm - $10

Tickets, please
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Apr
14
Saturday

Nap Eyes

w/ She-Devils

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

Tickets, please
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Apr
15
Sunday

Screaming Females

w/ Thou, HIRS

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
Durand-Jones
Apr
24
Tuesday

Durand Jones & The Indications



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

Tickets, please
acid-mothers
Apr
25
Wednesday

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

w/ Yoo Doo Right

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

Tickets, please
lomapress
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

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

Tickets, please