Local Gossip party band will perform Saturday at Point Lookout Vineyards.

As an observer of all things live music, especially in Hendersonville, I get the feeling that after suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, people are ready to party and dance.

I’ve noticed more party bands in the local venues – bands such as newcomer Local Gossip, which will perform Saturday at Point Lookout Vineyards. Let’s just hope what health officials are calling the COVID  “fourth wave” is just a trickle in WNC.

When I mentioned my observation to Allen Wittman, drummer and spokesman for Local Gossip, he agreed.

“I think you’re correct,” he said, adding, “We all like the bigger rock shows of the ‘80s. So we spend extra time bringing in a light show and big speakers that pump out the bass. People like a big show in a small space!”