Stephaniesid and Two Man Gentlemen Band at Bele Chere

Local indie-pop favorites Stephaniesid and quirk-duo Two Man Gentlemen Band (from Long Island) both announced, via their Web sites, plans to perform at Bele Chere.

• Pitctured: Asheville’s stephaniesid (indie-pop) sets the bar pretty high when it comes to tight musicianship, artful lyrics, cutting-edge sound and (in the case of front woman Stephanie Morgan) an I-wish-I-could-raid-her-closet sense of style. The band—oft-tapped for indie compilations, and touring most recently behind Warm People—plays a rare local show at Bele Chere.

• The Two Man Gentleman Band (quirky vintage swing) is based on Long Island, but by the looks of their near-constant tour schedule, the road is this band’s home. Duo Andy Bean (vocals, plectrum banjo, lead kazoo) and Fuller Condon (vocals, string bass, tenor kazoo) perform their upbeat, niche-y tunes (“Drip Dry,” “Fancy Beer”) with enough aplomb for a full band.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.