The musical styles will mash up nice and strange this Thursday when Asheville-based duo Mad Tea Party (pictured) shares the stage with hometown cronies Toubab Krewe at the Pour House. Mad Tea Party used to do more of a 1940s-style, vaudevillian/blues/jazz thing, but singer/ukulele player Ami Worthen and guitarist/singer Jason Krekel look and sound more like a polite rockabilly act from the late 1950s these days on their new album Found a Reason. The rambunctious duo’s latest offering might be the coolest Halloween-themed disc of the season — a ghoulish-looking, reverb-heavy four-song CD/vinyl disc titled Zombie Stomp (“So you thought vinyl was dead? And the ukulele? Letter-press? Well, think again,” the band warns). On a very different wavelength, Toubab Krewe is an Afrobeat/funk fusion musical project out of Asheville comprised of Teal Brown (drums), Drew Heller (guitar, soku), Justin Perkins (guitar), David Pransky (bass), and Luke Quaranta (percussion). Their latest is Live at the Orange Peel.
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