He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Plays Thursday Night at Stubb’s Indoor Venue
LA-based quintet He’s My Brother She’s My Sister made their debut with their self-titled EP in 2010, a schizo-bohemian mix of styles and rootsy rhythmic delights. Among the list of guest vocalists on the EP is Austin-based artist Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves). Not long after that, they got a lot more attention through their live performances, showing off a jangly barrage of beats and toe-tapping frenzies – not to mention percussionist Lauren Brown literally tapping a drum while simultaneously tapping triplets with her feet. Whoa. It felt like a gypsy revival injected with rock ‘n’ roll.
The band is a combination of diverse backgrounds – music, theater and dance – that aren’t so very disconnected when everyone comes together. It began as an acoustic duo with siblings Rob and Rachel Kolar, who wrote and recorded songs in Rob’s other band Lemon Sun’s rehearsal space. Now a five-piece with Brown, Aaron Robinson and Oliver Newell, they take some extraordinary turns winding through hippie-indie folk, psychedelia, and extravagant leaps between “vaudeville blues and glam-a-billy.”
If you missed them during SXSW this year, you have another opportunity to check ‘em out. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister perform Thursday night at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Friend of the band Shakey Graves will open the show. A very nice bill, indeed. Recommended.