Thursday 28 June 2012
142 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254, United States
Tel: (310) 372-0035
Tickets are $10. 21+ For tickets : www.saintrocke.com
He's My Brother, She's My Sister: He's My Brother She's My Sister's unique yet familiar sound exudes the earnestness of folk, the colorfulness of glam rock, the rawness of blues, the theatrics of cabaret, and the hip shake of rock-a-billy. Brother and sister Robert Kolar and Rachel Kolar split vocal duties, with Robert on guitar and kick drum and Rachel on tambourine. Their voices range from boisterous to introspective, from breezy to emotive. Lauren Brown adds full-body percussion with her simultaneous drumming and tap-dancing. Oliver Newell plucks the stand up bass with joyous flair. Aaron Robinson plays lead guitar on a lap slide, veering from nuanced psychedelica to American roots riffs. The band's infectious rhythms and high energy make the sounds come alive and cause even uninitiated crowds to erupt in dance. They have toured the US extensively and have shared the stage with The Devil Makes Three, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's, The Blow, Spindrift, Miranda Lee Richards, The Growlers, Local Natives, Frank Fairfield, Tapes N' Tapes, Alexander, Dawes, Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, & many others. The band's first full-length album will be released later in 2012.
Tumbleweed Wanderers: Tumbleweed Wanderers is a group of multi-instrumentalists based out of Oakland, California. They meld rock, soul, bluegrass, and folk into a genre they describe as "street folk and soulful rock and roll." The band has been playing music together non-stop for the past nine months, putting out two EPs and touring the Southwest. Jeremy Lyon and Zak Mandel-Romann formed Tumbleweed Wanderers in March 2011. Sharing a mutual admiration of the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" and Fleet Foxes "Ragged Wood" the two left college to pursue music full-time. They recruited keyboardist Patrick Glynn, whom Zak had played with since he was ten, drummer Daniel Blum, whom Jeremy met when he was sweeping the floors of a recording studio, and singer / banjo player / guitarist Rob Fidel, whom Jeremy met at an open mic on the first day of college at UC Santa Cruz. TW have played shows at a growing list of the Bay Area's small to midsize venues. In just a few months they've gone from humble beginnings at Brainwash Café in San Francisco to headlining sold out shows at Bottom of the Hill, The Crepe Place, and The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. Together, they've performed anywhere and everywhere from clubs such as the New Parish, Boom Room, and The Uptown, to house parties and street performances. TW have been seen by thousands of concert-goers, in spontaneous acoustic street performances outside of venues such as the Greek, the Fox and the Fillmore, regularly drawing crowds of enthusiastic audiences excited to continue their music experience. They have become recognizable staples of these shows by many of the regular attendees of these concerts. After a number of months in and out of the studio, their debut self-titled EP was released at Bottom of the Hill on November 25, after which they embarked on a Southwest tour in which they sold 600 copies out of their van in three weeks. Since then, they've been working on their debut full length album, which they're recording to tape in April with John Vanderslice at his Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco. TW will then embark on two Southwest tours and a Northwest tour before releasing the album in July, followed by a heavy touring schedule.