At the Regency Ballroom (1300 Van Ness at Sutter, SF)
Adam Ant at the Regency Ballroom
Brothers of Brazil
1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94109
This event is all ages
Adam Ant is the 80's pop superstar whose group, Adam and the Ants started as a punk band, but by the early '80s they had taken a different path and started making pop music. By 1981 they were one of the biggest bands in Britain. He is responsible for the hits "Goody Two Shoes" and "Desperate But Not Serious".
Brothers of Brazil
It's probably safe to say that you've never heard anything like Brothers Of Brazil before. For the past three years the brotherly duo of Supla and Joäo have been making some of the most original songs around by combining elements of traditional Brazilian music such as Bossa nova and samba with rock and funk to create a unique sound that's won over countless fans in the band's home base of South America—and now they're finally ready to expand worldwide with the release of their self-titled album.
The duo was started when the brothers got a job hosting their own national variety show in Brazil called Brothers on Rede TV. It was then they realized that when they collaborated the results were beyond what they had ever imagined.
After the TV show ran its course the duo decided to pursue their newly found realization and start Brothers Of Brazil. Their debut album was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc). It may be the first that those of us outside South America have heard from the band, but judging by the reaction Brothers Of Brazil have gotten all over the world as a result of their raucous live shows it certainly won't be the last.
From the instantly catchy samba sound of "Samba Around The Clock" to the rockabilly vibe of "Paparazzi" Brothers Of Brazil is an album that takes the band's diverse group of influences and juxtaposes them into a very listenable brand of music that has as much emphasis on storytelling as it does songwriting. "We're both into rock and Brazilian music so Brothers Of Brazil is very about that mix," explains Joäo. The act has never relied on gimmicks: "The most important thing to us is to have a good song because if a song sucks it doesn't matter how many styles you're mixing together," Supla clarifies.
The Brothers have already played huge festivals such as Planeta Terra and the SWU Music + Arts Festival as well as Rock In Rio in Portugal and now couldn't be more excited about finally having a worldwide release for Brothers Of Brazil.
"I think we bring something different by having two brothers singing with great harmonies, crazy rockin jazz drumming, nylon string acoustic guitar playing with the bass notes played on his thumb and no bass guitar" Supla explains when asked what he thinks makes BOB stand out from other two-piece acts.
Supla continues, clarifying that while the band tackle every style from funk to rockabilly, Joäo's traditional picking style and Supla's distinctive drumming always ties these songs together. Ultimately no matter what language you speak or what type of genres you personally prefer, Brothers Of Brazil is a unique listening experience that will remind you that great songwriting is truly universal.