JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD / MILO GREENE / HE'S MY BROTHER SHE'S MY SISTER
DIARRHEA PLANET, SHOOK TWINS, BOGAN VIA, JARED ALLAN
26 S. Farmer Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
This event is 21 and over
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JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
JEFF consist of brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall - an explosive 2-piece of 1970's inspired post-punk-riff-rock. No throwback act, JEFF's unending consistency makes their bare-bone rawness a contemporary calling card. Fall of 2010 will see the release of their sixth full-length. Known as a tireless live act, JEFF The Brotherhood have co-billed tours with Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Shonen Knife, Screaming Females and Ty Segall. And they are also the founding members of the infamously defunct Be Your Own Pet.
"JEFF The Brotherhood seem like the type of boys that would steal both your whiskey and your sister's virtue, and still earn a standing invitation to play your basement." - Village Voice
"Boozy and Ballsy" - Ohmyrockness.com
"Just try to get through one of their sets without stomping your foot and pumping your fist." - Nylon Magazine
Milo Greene are cinematic indie-popsters from Los Angeles, comprised
of Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer, Marlana Sheetz, Graham Fink and
Curtis Marrero. Arnett, Heringer, and Sheetz met in college, where
they created a fictional character known as Milo Greene, sending out
emails in his name to promote their creative endeavors. After college,
and various musical projects of their own, Arnett, Heringer, and Sheetz
reunited at their very own song-writing retreat at a cabin in the Sierra
Nevada Mountains, directly overlooking a lake, completely secluded
from the background disturbances of big city life. Here, removed from
any day-to-day conveniences like television or the internet, they began
writing and composing their music. As the songs came together, Fink
and Marrero were enticed to join and the entity known as Milo Greene
came to life. The four voices of Milo Greene’s members weave and
blend into one voice, creating songs that live and breathe with the
range of an omniscient, collective consciousness. Their music functions
like that of a symphony, with each voice and instrument standing
strong on its own but coming together to create something beautiful,
transcendent, and ethereal.
“The music of the new L.A. quintet blends two-, three- and four-part
harmonies, serpentine folk-pop melodies and agitated beats into songs
that rejoice a little, ache a little and leave sepia-toned images in your
head when they’re through,” said Buzzbands.la while NPR noted: “Milo
Greene makes folk-tinged music with perfectly blended male-female
harmonies, but they marry that sound with thunderous live drums and
infectious sing along choruses.”
Milo Greene have toured with the likes of The Civil Wars, Grouplove,
and The Belle Brigade; are signed to Chop-Shop/Atlantic Records; and
are in the process of finishing the recording of their debut album which
was recorded at Bear Creek Studios outside of Seattle. The as-yetuntitled
debut, which the members of Milo Greene co-produced with
Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, Stephen Malkumus, The Gossip), will be
released in the summer of 2012, coinciding with the launch of an
extensive U.S. tour.
HE'S MY BROTHER SHE'S MY SISTER
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, the western-tinged, folk-rock ensemble, with a touch of vaudeville glamour, will be bringing their expanded (and slightly experimental) new show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, on Friday, February 3. This will be the acclaimed band’s first Los Angeles live performance of 2011 after coming off the road opening for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes last fall.
The Los Angeles band’s mixture of colorful costumes, alleyway rhythms, and high energy entice audiences of all tastes and generations. The band will be testing new material for an album along with their fan favorites from their recent self-titled EP.
Brother and sister, dueling lead singers and songwriters, Rob Kolar and Rachel Kolar, and tap-dancer Lauren Brown, will be joined on this special evening by an extended family of musical accompanists including the brilliant lap-slide player Aaron Robinson (Sea Wolf, The Hi-Ho’s), Oliver Newell on upright bass (Amanda Jo Williams, Henry Wolfe), and Patrick Joseph on a non-traditional standing drum set up.
If you have yet to catch He’s My Brother She’s My Sister live, come see why they have been called “delightfully original” (Indieshuffle) “a time warp to the golden present” (LA Record) and “forward thinking folkies forging new ground”(New Times). “Rob and Rachel’s voices mingle like glamour in the desert” and serve up “party music for coyotes drunk on champagne,” (LA Weekly). “Their mojo (has) the power to heal the afflicted” (Deli Magazine) so “see them before your friends do.” (Jambase)
Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller are the indie pop duo Bogan Via. They self-recorded and self-released five amazing songs earlier this year via bandcamp that have resulted in quite a bit of blog attention and growing recognition here in Phoenix. Bender and Madeleine started recording a new batch of songs (and a few off of the original EP) at Flying Blanket Recording in July, the result of those sessions is the EP Wait Up, which was released on October 29th. Prior to the EP release, local AZ promoter Jeremiah Gratza released one of the songs, “TES”, on 7” baby pink vinyl with a remix by Miniature Tigers as the B-side. A few other remixes are in the works that will be announced shortly and made available as promotional MP3s. Along with recording and preparing for the release of their new EP, Bogan Via have stayed busy playing bigger and bigger live shows in Phoenix, including opening for national acts like Twin Shadow and White Arrows. Also in the works is a soon to be premiered video for “Afternoon Wonderland”, one of the songs from the original EP that was re-recorded for Wait Up.