Drum solo!: Local percussionist Reid Weigner is versatile and prolific, performing with experimental indie rock outfits like Hello Hugo, Giant Giants and Reptar. On Wednesday, April 24, Weigner steps out from behind the band for a senior recital show at The Altamont Theatre, featuring contemporary multi-percussion pieces and original compositions. Shawn Tamborini also performs.
"Melody is rhythm, tone is proportion": Zomes began as the solo project of Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne, a lo-fi exploration of repetitive melodies and meditative atmospheres set to drum machine loops. Osborne's forthcoming album expands the Zomes lineup (with the addition of Sweedish vocalist Hanna) but maintains the project's contradictory sense of darkness and optimism. Zomes plays Apothecary on Friday, April 26.
Behind the Mic
Asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they've got it). But don't take our word for it: take theirs. Xpress brings you this weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station's stellar offerings. www.ashevillefm.org.
Sonic Latitude is a musical journey through space, time and sound. The program's diversity reflects host Nina Rajagopalan's own inability to settle on a favorite genre, and her free-form exploration includes punk, funk, metal, electronica, reggae and more. Nina first stoked her flame for radio at WXYC Chapel Hill, where she hosted a program during college. She now serves as the co-director of publicity and promotions at Asheville FM, in addition to her duties as host of Sonic Latitude. Whether you’re into epic guitars or funkalicious grooves, Sonic Latitude takes you there. Thursday from 8-10 p.m. Photo by Max Cooper