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HE’S MY BROTHER SHE’S MY SISTER: SELF-TITLED EP

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Like a Johnny Cash-infused version of the Stray Cats’ “Rock This Town,” the song walks a line between rock ‘n’ roll and down-home folk. The vocals echo brazenly and really drive the track forward, frenzied and shouted.

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APR. 23: "NEW." AN EXPERIMENTAL ROCK OPERA w/ AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY THE STANDARD

April 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

8PM SHOW 10:30PM AFTER PARTY. AFTER PARTY FEATURES CHRIS HOLMES DJING, PERFORMANCE BY MECCA, AND DISPLAY OF SHELBY DUNCAN’S PERFORMER PORTRAITS.

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APR. 22: "NEW." AN EXPERIMENTAL ROCK OPERA

April 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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POST-FACT PRODUCTIONS GALA @ PETER MEHLMAN'S HOUSE

November 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In order to raise money for the next run of their play, New, Post-Fact Productions—Rachel Kolar & Lauren Brown—convinced Mehlman (Seinfeld writer/producer) to host a masquerade gala at his house. Gala doesn’t really describe the living room cocktail concert vibe. It was a casual and polite affair aside from a few rowdy adults and a topless one-man dance party wearing shiny leggings called Oliver. The performances hit intimate and quirky heights.

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ZIG ZAG WANDERER: HORSE THIEVES, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

October 20th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I wound up at the Echoplex instead, getting the joy of seeing one of L.A.’s wondrous little surprises, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister. Cali country is something I love with the fervor of a late convert, since even Buck Owens was little more than some jackass on TV until I moved my Dixie-fried ears out here for an accidental steeping in the Bakersfield Sound and its many variants. Robert Kolar and Felipe Ceballos from tough indie wide-boys Lemon Sun contribute heavily to Brother/Sister, with the whole, shifting, multi-piece concatenation in the great line of Gram Rabbit and the Parson Red Heads in the insistence on coupling the High with the Lonesome.

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NEW @ SON OF SEMELE

November 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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