Smart bets: stephaniesid

Film aficionados may know local pop-noir band stephaniesid from its inventive (and sometimes kid-filled) music videos, including 2015 Music Video Asheville Crowd Choice award winner “Lonely in Manhattan.” The literarily inclined, however, will appreciate soul-searching frontwoman Stephanie Morgan’s expressive online musings on art, its accompanying industries and more. Check out her unexpectedly poignant defense of cover songs, for example, at But it’s concertgoers who have the most to gain when stephaniesid brings a soulful voice and other sonic pleasantries to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall — where recent album Excavator was partially developed during a 2014 residency — Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8:45 p.m. Phillip Lassiter (trumpet for Prince, Snarky Puppy) and Mike Hicks (Keb’ Mo) open. $10. Photo by Michael Oppenheim

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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