2017
Sheer Mag w/ Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa, Poor Excuse
October
18
Wednesday
Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12
Tickets, please
Sheer Mag
A tear in the firmament.
Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.
What is it?
Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon. But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find it.
And so Sheer Mag has let the sparks fly since their outset, with an axe to grind against all that clouds the way. A caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice in an imbalanced system.
Both brazen and discrete, loud yet precise, familiar but never quite like this - SHEER MAG crept up from Philadelphia cloaked in bold insignia to channel our social and political moment with grit and groove. Cautious but full of purpose.
What is it?
By making a music both painfully urgent and spiritually timeworn, SHEER MAG speak to a modern pain: to a people that too feel their flame on the verge of being extinguished, yet choose to burn a bit brighter in spite of that threat.
With their debut LP, the cloak has been lifted. It is time to reclaim something that has been taken from us. Here the band rolls up their sleeves, takes to the streets, and demands recompense for a tradition of inequity that’s poisoned our world. However, it is in our ability to love - our primal human right to give and receive love - that the damage of such toxicity is newly explored.
Love is a choice we make. We ought not obscure, neglect, or deny that choice. Through the tumult and the pain, the camaraderie and the cause, the band continues to burn a path into that great beyond.
But where are we headed?
On NEED TO FEEL YOUR LOVE, they makes their first full-length declaration of light seen just beyond our darkness. Spoken plainly, without shame:
It is love.
This - is SHEER MAG.
Kreamy 'Lectric Santa
Depending on whom you ask Kreamy 'lectric santa has existed in some form or another for 25+ years. The life's work and great unraveling of Robert Price (Prom sluts, Funyons, 1 of 3 Djs on Afm's Beyond the realm of comprehension ) and Priya (itchy finga) Ray (monostadt 3, Cicada 3302). Initially hailing from Miami Fla the band has at one time or another resided in Hershey Pa, Gauteng Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Oakland Ca Asheville NC and Atlanta Ga to where Priya sustained a life altering spinal injury. Never allowing carpal tunnel, abject misery, gleefully perceived musical incompetence or a spinal injury stop them dead in their tracks Kreamy 'lectric santa continue to majestically goose step their way around complete culturally reconstructive domination and grandiose insanity. Joined by local hometown boy dun good Chris Head (Flies around it, periodontal blues band, Blessed youth) Christopher Phillips (Space Grandma, Famous Potatoes) and Abbychuela ( granddaughter of experimental jazz vocalist Trudy Morses and Great niece of Bowery Boy Leo Gorcey). Kreamy et/al take no prisoners with unbridled involuntary intensity, and irresponsible genre bending. One (who shall remain unnamed) and is not Thurston Moore once said that musically the band performs a maddening yet compassionate cum sic absurd amalgam of garage, dada country prog, post punk psychedelic, old timey-esque, experimental industrial disco, noise, discharge swing that's destined to appeal to a select few of the cerebral expectant.

Praised by despondent mailable family members, folks prone to getting lost, lowlife scum, tastemakers and close friends who outta know better. Kreamy 'Lectric Santa veer uncontrollably into the new millennium as.... "the next obscure thing".
Poor Excuse
Poor Excuse is the D-beat hardcore punk band Asheville needs (but doesn't know it).

They do it because they have to.

What's your excuse?
text list
with images
venue info
tumblr_owucigKgic1sa4jolo1_1280
Dec
18
Monday
Free Monday!

Goldlight & Snakemusk

w/ Fortune Teller, 2 Slices, Livingdog

9pm - $Free

hepler-gentry
Dec
19
Tuesday
Harvey Leisure's Second Interstellar Installation

Debtors Prism

w/ Falcon Mitts, Bill Coonan, Wes Tirey

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

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 1.26.36 PM
Dec
20
Wednesday

Glass Bricks

w/ Shadow Show, The Half That Matters

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

unnamed-2-1
Dec
21
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live. (Theme: Dirt)



Doors 7pm, Show 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
snowman-1210018_960_720
Dec
22
Friday
A Welcome Winter Party!

Lil Meow Meow

w/ Andy Loebs, Spit God, Alex Brown

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

Dreamboats Krektones Xmas Poster
Dec
23
Saturday

Drayton & The Dreamboats

w/ Krektones

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8

22046583_10210090206881909_585420640197101003_n
Dec
26
Tuesday
Harvey Leisure's Second Interstellar Installation

Harvey Leisure Solo

w/ Smoke Bellow, Alec Sturgis

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

24130019_10215537896588526_5488369942518981348_n
Dec
31
Sunday

New Year's Freak Out #12 Dance Party! w/ ZenSoFly & DJs Abu Disarray (Total Gold), Bridal Parti Burcardi, Debbie Fred



10pm - $10adv / $15

Tickets, please
24131487_1796586883717216_3071183445722612877_n
Jan
04
Thursday

The Eccentrics

w/ Carolina Wray, Slugly

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

23472360_1690921247606504_3151183721408318896_n
Jan
05
Friday
A Benefit for the Blue Ridge General Defense Comittee

Siyah

w/ P.T.P., Sk, The Novelist, Free the Optimus

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $5

484078_10151541055603921_1801314914_n
Jan
06
Saturday
Blue Mountain Mischief Productions Presents:

Telic

w/ Chaos Among Cattle, Fractured Frames

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $5

a2539714369_16
Jan
09
Tuesday

Coma Cinema

w/ Pictures of Vernon, Mineral Girls, Cheem

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

unnamed
Jan
12
Friday
Stella Blue Presents:

Charlie's on Acid

w/ Gutterhound, Strange Avenues

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

23472702_893505207485506_3494649156739795157_n
Jan
13
Saturday

Disco Sweat XXXVI



10pm - $5

5080d5_6d7016ac7b0a4fd49769370cad08ef0d~mv2_d_1400_1400_s_2
Jan
16
Tuesday

David Dondero



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

Tickets, please
TheNudeParty-720x720
Jan
24
Wednesday

The Nude Party

w/ Kitty Tsunami, Jon Dwyer

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

Tickets, please
21543939_1459557034126215_7130519860028259326_o
Jan
29
Monday
Free Monday!

Tombstone Highway

w/ Dropshot, Spearfinger, Styrofoam Turtles

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

JensLekman_photo_Ellika-Henrikson_2016_highres_04-CROP
Feb
01
Thursday

Jens Lekman



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

Tickets, please
hcmcentirepress
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
HyperFocal: 0
Feb
16
Friday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Phoebe Bridgers

w/ Soccer Mommy

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

Tickets, please
0011110969_10
Feb
22
Thursday

Kitty Tsunami

w/ Ouroboros Boys, North By North, Luxury Club

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

DietCig_DanielDorsa
Feb
25
Sunday

Diet Cig

w/ Great Grandpa, The Spook School

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

Tickets, please
conan
Feb
28
Wednesday

Conan

w/ The Ditch and The Delta

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

Tickets, please
arliepress-1
Mar
02
Friday

Arlie



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

Tickets, please
unnamed
Mar
06
Tuesday

KOLARS

w/ Escondido

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

Tickets, please
shopping-1-min-2
Mar
07
Wednesday

Shopping

w/ French Vanilla

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

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

Everything Is Terrible!



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10

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

Snail Mail

w/ Shame

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $Free

steve-gunn
Mar
22
Thursday

Steve Gunn



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

Tickets, please
Caroline Rose
Mar
29
Thursday

Caroline Rose



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

Tickets, please
screaming
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



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

Tickets, please
The Soft Moon Press Photo_preview
Apr
28
Saturday

The Soft Moon

w/ Boy Harsher

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

Tickets, please