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

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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

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