Saturday night psychedelic indie folk takes over the Troubadour when He's My Brother She's My Sister play a record release show for their debut LP, Nobody Dances in this Town (out January 22 on Park the Van). Jenny O., Ramshackle and Tommy Santee Klaws open the night. He's My Brother She's My Sister are a big colorful joyous mess of a band, as if your rootsy neighborhood band ran off with a couple of runway models and joined the circus. The core of the group is brother and sister Robert and Rachel Kolar on vocals with Lauren Brown playing a percussion line built on drumming while tap dancing. Oliver Newell on stand up bass and Aaron Robinson playing lead guitar on a lap slide complete the ensemble.
Opening the show and equally compelling is singer-songwriter Jenny O. I keep listening to country music because I believe that some day I will hear something with the same spirit--the musical equivalent--of Johnny Cash flipping off the camera in that one Jim Marshall photo from Cash's San Quentin show. Jenny O. may not be so profane, but she writes music with that same purity of spirit. Jenny O. has been playing around LA for a couple years now, but she's set to tour this spring with in support of her debut LP Automechanic produced by Jonathan Wilson (out February 5).
Ramshackle (Emily Osment and Daniel Schechter's new project) and RFSL favorites Tommy Santee Klaws -- described by Groupee.com's Ted O'Neill as "folk-rock that sounds a little spooky, a little twisted and sad." round out the bill for a big sprawling evening of fun and freak folk at the Troubadour.
He's My Brother She's My Sister play a record release show at the Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, 90069, Saturday night January 19. Jenny O., Ramshackle and Tommy Santee Klaws open the night. Tickets are $14 and doors open at 7:30pm, music at 8pm, all ages.