Twenty-five years after meeting on a London train, couple Shannon and Mark Casson are working toward their seventh full-length studio album as The Cheeksters — a glam-pop outfit whose catchy sound has been scooped up for commercial use by NFL and Coca-Cola in past years. “Typically I’ll be playing a new song around the house, and Shannon will listen and internalize the song and then come up with a bass line that fits,” says Mark. He explains that cohabitation has “not only helped, but defined” the group’s music over time. The Cheeksters’ current residency at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall will provide an intimate venue for a retrospective meander through the band’s discography, with the Cassons and their bandmates playing the upstairs lounge every Friday through Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. $7 nightly. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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