Asheville Rock Collective: Volume 1 Album Release (ft. The Dirty Badgers, BROTHRS, The Mercury Arcs)

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Asheville Rock Collective: Volume 1 Album Release (ft. The Dirty Badgers, BROTHRS, The Mercury Arcs)

Wed, August 29, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

This event is all ages

  • STANDING ROOM ONLY
  • FREE ENTRY TO SHOW WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER
  • FREE CD WITH TICKET PURCHASE

The Dirty Badgers
The Dirty Badgers
Most bands don’t take it far enough. Rock isn’t dead. Blues isn’t dead. Fuck that. There will always be a sweet spot for music where Blues and Punk hit. Legitimate idea of what happens when hard mountain blues meets old school CBGBs New York punk. Here’s the Dirty Badgers. Think “New York Dolls.” Think “White Stripes.” Think Pussy Galore’s version of “Rocks Off.” The idea that a gang can stand up and play something real – that’s still real. From the mountain blues side - fucking Duke, dirty gas-station attendant, saw him at a Halloween show with a skull painted over his face, local phenom, fronts the band. If Black Francis of The Pixies is the voice of God – Duke is his holy son. No shit. It isn’t fair that someone can sing like that. Wild beard, nerd spectacles, Saxy Dave punches you with a wave of sax noise, sax shit pinning you back. Hollering into the mic, yelling, testifying, speaking in tongues. Saxy Dave and Duke lead the madness of the stage show – seriously fear for their safety – because you don’t get there without life and madness and shit – and when you go so far out there you can’t get back. Scott Stetson on guitar and Scott Spinner on bass from the mean streets of NY and Kurt hammering on the drums. Those boys are supposed to be holding things together but they’re following their mates into the dark woods. Nothing good happens in the deep forest. See them live. The air changes. The bar fills up. Women are dancing before the stage. Duke cries out: “make me feel alright – make me feel alright!” Gutter Blues is their best number to date – a driving statement of desperation and desire. They have a growing handful of originals that are all hard and true and bleed. It’s real. This is the real thing. They’ve sinned and done wrong and been broken and pulled themselves up to fight again.
BROTHRS
BROTHRS
BROTHRS is a rock and roll duo from Asheville, NC comprised of brothers Rev Wray (guitar, vocals) and Lo Wray (drums, vocals). The band was formed in 2017 after departing from previous musical endeavors with honesty being the single driving force behind the shift. The Wray Brothers combine multiple genres and all of their influences to create a fresh and energetic sound that is unique and all their own. With the release of their debut single “Where There's Smoke, There's Fire” they showcase the barrage of musical styles that together form the sound that is BROTHRS.
The Mercury Arcs
The Mercury Arcs
The Mercury Arcs are an Asheville-based heavy garage rock band, composed of Sadie Cook-Fender as lead vocalist, Bryce Alberghini on drums, Jonathan Morgan Price on guitar, and Alex Cox on bass. Our influences are many: The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr, The Kills, BRMC, The Dead Weather, Patrick Sweany, etc. With Sadie's sultry vocals, Jonathan's soaring riffs, and a dirty groovy rhythm section of Alex and Bryce, The Mercury Arcs are an exploration of what garage rock can be.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/