2018
The Mothlight 5 Year Anniversary! Wolf Eyes, CAVE, Drums Like Machine Guns, Thom Nguyen, Nathanael Roney
October
13
Saturday
Doors 8pm - $15
Tickets, please
The Mothlight 5 Year Anniversary!
Wolf Eyes
Drawing from such disparate sources as Throbbing Gristle, Black Flag, and King Tubby, the Michigan trio Wolf Eyes create harsh and hypnotic electronic landscapes that merge the frenzied energy of hardcore with the nihilistic menace of early industrial and noise. Constant touring in the early 2000s brought the group a strong cult fan base and opened the hermetic world of the noise underground to a new generation of curious indie rockers, punks, and experimentalists.

Initially, Wolf Eyes was the solo moniker for Nate Young, vocalist and chief instrument builder of the group. Young was previously a member of electronic absurdists Nautical Almanac, Neanderthal performance troupe the Beast People, and party noise duo Mini-Systems. The latter group featured many of Young's artful instrument creations, including a pulsing orb that oozed fuzzy static and a glowing three-tiered synthesizer cake, which were as visually dynamic as they were sonically curious. After a lone solo cassette in 1997, Young added guitarist and fellow Beast People member Aaron Dilloway to the Wolf Eyes fold in 1999. Dilloway had an equally storied past in the Michigan underground as a member of Galen, Couch, and the Universal Indians, and as owner of Hanson Records, which along with the more rock-aligned Bulb Records was the chief outlet for many of the groups mentioned above.

As a duo, the sound of Wolf Eyes was rooted in rock riffs more than abstract electronic weirdness. However, even as their self-titled debut was released on Bulb, the band's sound was changing. Tiring of the rock side of their sound, the duo did a series of limited-edition collaborations with Universal Indians drummer John Olson as Wolf Eyes with Spykes. The Spykes name was one of many aliases for Olson, whose prolific noise and experimental output was constantly released on his influential underground American Tapes label. Olson meshed perfectly with Young and Dilloway, and from 2000 on, Wolf Eyes would be known as a trio.

Their next proper release came with Dread in 2001 (reissued on CD in 2002), but along the way the group furiously documented their development, releasing 25 tapes and CD-Rs on both Hanson and American Tapes that year. The next year saw another spate of limited underground releases as well as the CD re-release of one of 2001's more experimental Wolf tapes, Slicer. Touring was still a big part of the group's schedule as well, putting the Midwestern trio in touch with many admiring fans, including East Coast label Troubleman, which signed the band up for 2002's Dead Hills EP. A tour with like-minded sonic arsenalists Black Dice led to a collaborative LP on Fusetron in 2003.

The following year Sub Pop joined the fan club, issuing the Stabbed in the Face 12"; Burned Mind arrived later that year. More singles, including 2005's Fuck the Old Miami and 2006's Equinox, Black Vomit, and Driller/Psychogeist anticipated the full-length Human Animal, which was released in fall 2006 and featured new member Mike Connelly of the like-minded Hair Police (by that time, Dilloway had ceased to tour with the band but mixed this album). The Troubleman Unlimited release Solo, which reissued some of the group's limited-edition cassettes sold on tour, also arrived around this time. Limited-edition and lesser releases came at a near-dizzying rate, ranging from cassettes in editions of ten copies to collaborations with free music legend Anthony Braxton. Proper, deeply considered albums were less quick to materialize, with Always Wrong appearing in 2009 in the wake of a constantly evolving and well-documented group. Splinter projects also stemmed from the core band, including Stare Case, Failing Lights, Birth Refusal, Hatred, Regression, and others, all different combinations or solo incarnations of various Wolf Eyes members.

In 2012 Connelly stepped down as full-time guitarist, replaced by Detroit musician James Baljo in time to record 2013's brutal yet minimal No Answer: Lower Floors. The album included input from both ex-members Dilloway and Connelly and coincided with a cover story on the band's history for experimental music magazine The Wire. In 2015, Wolf Eyes found an unexpected patron when Jack White signed the band to his Third Man Records label; their first album for Third Man, I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces, was released in October 2015. In 2016, the band helped organize Trip Metal Fest, a three day event of films, panels, and free concerts, including performances by Morton Subotnick, Andrew W.K., and Hieroglyphic Being joined by members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. The festival took place in Detroit during Memorial Day weekend. Wolf Eyes debuted their Lower Floor Music label with the 2017 full-length Undertow.
CAVE
Chicago-based psychedelic/Krautrock enthusiasts Cave craft tight and funky free-form slabs of groove-heavy instrumental space rock that have earned the group comparisons to everyone from Can to Stereolab to Funkadelic. Formed in 2006, Cave grew out of the ashes of a handful of local Chicago bands, as well as Missouri-based Warhammer 48K. The band released its full-length debut, Psychic Psummer, on Important Records in 2009. In 2010 the band moved to Drag City, releasing the EP Pure Moods before following up with another full-length, Neverendless, in 2011. The minimal and heavily edited Threace appeared in 2013, and was followed by a career-spanning rarities collection, Release, in 2014.

Now in 2018 - The air's gone electric...tremors shaking the place! CAVE have been off on a trip — a brief, blissed glimpse into the infinite, and they've brought a generous dose back to us. Loaded with space, groove, and rock — Allways!
Drums Like Machine Guns
Philadelphia's bad boize of noize!
A duo consisting of two brothers breathing in and out the party, head-banging and hi-fiving, lots of hair and smiles, the greatest show on earth!
Thom Nguyen
Local AVL percussionist and pianist, you can find Thom drumming in bands such as Nest Egg, MANAS, Mendocino, etc. He will perform a solo piece on this night.
Nathanael Roney
Artist and pedestrian living in Asheville, we welcome a special performance by Nathanael Roney.
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Aug
16
Thursday

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



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

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Aug
17
Friday

Nervous Dupre

w/ Chris Head & The Broken Family Band, Snake Musk

doors 8:30, show 9:30 - $5

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Aug
18
Saturday

The Moon & You *Big Band* plays Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Live!

w/ Lotion Princess

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10

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Aug
20
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Ashley Heath

w/ Redleg Husky, Gracie Lane

9pm - $Free!

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Aug
21
Tuesday

Many A Ship

w/ Joshua Carpenter

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

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Aug
22
Wednesday

Crystalline

w/ Alex Brown, Oariana

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

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Aug
24
Friday

Monolord (Swedish Doom)

w/ Navajo Witch, Ape Vermin

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

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Aug
25
Saturday

HEX III: A Benefit for Justice For All Project (JFAP)



9pm - $5 Donation

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Aug
27
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Mountain Bitters

w/ Actual Cloud Formations, Mother Marrow

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free!

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Aug
28
Tuesday
A Documentary Viewing...

"THESE ARE MY HOURS" Documentary

w/ featuring a live score from Lobo Marino, Utah Green

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
santorossite
Aug
29
Wednesday

Santoros

w/ The Cannonball Jars

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

Tickets, please
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Aug
30
Thursday

Diane Cluck

w/ Wes Swing with Yessirov

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

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Aug
31
Friday

JP Harris & The Tough Choices

w/ Hearts Gone South

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

Tickets, please
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Sep
01
Saturday
Toneworthy Presents...

Heavy Mountain



Doors 6:30, Show 7:30 - $10adv / $15

Tickets, please
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Sep
02
Sunday

Gringo Star

w/ The Remarks

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

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Sep
05
Wednesday

Deaf Wish

w/ Nest Egg, Greg Cartwright

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

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Sep
06
Thursday
"A Very Noisy Evening"

Mark Hosler of Negativland

w/ Toybox's "Nightmare of Noise"

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

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Sep
08
Saturday

Hovvdy

w/ Infinity Crush, Wednesday

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

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wiegedood
Sep
09
Sunday

Wiegedood

w/ TBA

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

Tickets, please
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Sep
11
Tuesday

Richard Buckner

w/ MJ Lenderman

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

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Sep
15
Saturday

Frankie Cosmos

w/ Lomelda, Stef Chura

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $16adv/ $18

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Sep
17
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

LVL UP (Final Tour)

w/ Indigo de Souza, Bad Molly

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free!

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Sep
19
Wednesday

Elephant Micah

w/ Sally Anne Morgan, Emmalee Hunnicutt

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8

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Sep
20
Thursday

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



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
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Sep
22
Saturday

Nathanael Roney presents "In Its Testimony"



8pm - $5

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Sep
24
Monday
"An Evening With"

William Fitzsimmons



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $18adv/ $20

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Sep
25
Tuesday

Mothers

w/ Lala Lala

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

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Sep
26
Wednesday

Gobbinjr

w/ Thelma, Nathanael Jordan

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8

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Sep
27
Thursday

Olivia Gatwood (Spoken Word/Poet)

w/ Joaquina Mertz

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

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Sep
29
Saturday

Ohmme

w/ Ahleuchatistas

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

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Sep
30
Sunday

SALES

w/ TBA

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

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Oct
08
Monday

Phil Cook

w/ Andy Jenkins

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

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Oct
10
Wednesday

Molly Burch

w/ Olden Yolk (duo)

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

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Oct
12
Friday
The Mothlight 5 Year Anniversary Weekend!

Mamadou Kelly

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
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Oct
13
Saturday

The Mothlight 5 Year Anniversary!

w/ Wolf Eyes, CAVE, Drums Like Machine Guns, Thom Nguyen, Nathanael Roney

Doors 8pm - $15

Tickets, please
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Oct
16
Tuesday

White Denim

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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Oct
17
Wednesday

Natalie Prass

w/ Stella Donnelly

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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Oct
18
Thursday

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



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

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Oct
19
Friday
MC Chris performing MC Chris Is Dead in its entirety !

MC Chris

w/ Dual Core, LEX the Lexicon Artist

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

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Oct
20
Saturday

Kikagaku Moyo

w/ TBA

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

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Oct
23
Tuesday

Mirah

w/ TBA

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $13adv / $15

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Oct
24
Wednesday

Guerilla Toss

w/ Space Heater, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa

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

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Nov
01
Thursday

The Nude Party

w/ Glove, Kitty Tsunami

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

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sloth
Nov
03
Saturday

Slothrust

w/ Mannequin Pussy

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

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Nov
09
Friday

Ian Sweet

w/ Young Jesus

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

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Nov
15
Thursday

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



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

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Nov
16
Friday

Amigo The Devil

w/ Harley Poe

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

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Dec
08
Saturday

Flint Eastwood

w/ TBA

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

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Dec
11
Tuesday

Swearin'

w/ TBA

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $12adv/ $14

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Dec
20
Thursday

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



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please