Smart bets: Sirius.B, Megan Jean and the KFB, Plankeye Peggy

FUN HOUSE: The phrase “orchestrated chaos” is an accurate description of the Plankeye Peggy sound. The local band’s debut album, Let's See What We Have Here, includes elements of Gypsy-jazz, surf-and-spy guitar and even the ambiance of Ennio Morricone's "spaghetti Western” soundtracks. Photo courtesy of the band

“Many an Asheville music fan will enjoy this truly powerful night of music,” says Gregory Scott, the organizing force behind a trio of regional bands performing at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. “It’s going to rock their Gypsy souls.” The Van Morrison quip is apt — the lineup includes absurdist-Gypsy-folk-funk-punk collective Sirius.B and Charleston, S.C.-based Megan Jean and the KFB. The KFB stands for Klay Family Band, and the group describes itself as “a demented blend of Americana, punk, dance and the avant-garde.” Adding to the delightfully off-kilter pitch of the evening, local pirate-rock act Plankeye Peggy rounds out the list. That band, too, has a way with adjectives — “highstrung and spasmatic” and “flirtatious and dangerous” make the cut. The show is set for Friday, Dec. 18, 9 p.m. $8 in advance/$10 day of show. Photo of Plankeye Peggy courtesy of the band

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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2 thoughts on “Smart bets: Sirius.B, Megan Jean and the KFB, Plankeye Peggy

  1. LandoftheSky

    Plankeye Peggy kicks things off at 9pm Sharp!! Followed by Megan Jean and the KFB, then Sirius.B. S’gonna be a good’n, no doubt!

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