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30 Days Out, February 2022 #2: Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jill Sobule, Pimps of Pompe, Bob Mould

I endeavor to shine a light on local artists in “30 Days Out.” This time I only cover one of those, because the touring acts coming to town are so noteworthy. Artist: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Venue: Asheville Music Hall Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Door: $15 advance / $18 day of show

Pimps of Pompe: Hot Jazz Meets Hip-hop

Asheville-based Pimps of Pompe has a unique musical approach. The band takes inspiration from modern hip-hop and rhythm and blues, bending those forms into the style of pre-World War II “hot jazz.” The group’s new self-titled EP showcases that process alongside original songs and selected jazz classics. Songwriter, band leader and mandolinist Cynthia McDermott says