Why are indie band names so ridiculous? I just don’t really get it. I was having a couple of cold ones at The Village Pub with some new friends last night, and one mentioned they wanted to start a band named “The Chihuahuas Next Door”. See what I mean? Who knows… maybe people thought The Beatles was a strange band name way back in the day.
Little rant aside, you really should check out He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister tonight at The Basement. It’s an instrumental over load of sunny pop music from actual singer/songwriter siblings Rob and Rachel Kolar. It’s the kind of sound that brings me back to my first listen of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, which is fitting since they just came off tour with Edward Sharpe. You’ll see why once you have a listen, and just tell me that cover of Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” isn’t awesome. If that’s not enough, how about a guarantee about how awesome the show is going to be from The Basement?
I’ve attached a player with their debut EP below, and you should head over to their website to watch a funny video they put together to raise money for a new tour van. It looks like they raised enough money, so you can look out for a shiny new tour van in The Basement parking lot tonight.
Things get started with Summer Zombie, and tickets are a mere $5. Get out and see some live music tonight.
Late update… there was a cryptic tweet that just came through about combining the early and late shows tonight due to an illness or babies or something. So, the lineup might change, but you’ll still get to check out He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister.