February 24th, 2010 | Photos

He's My Brother, She's My Sister
photography by Daiana Feuer

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister is like a time warp to the golden present, wrapping nostalgia around the here and now with throwback flair and good taste. They make debauchery and estrangement so glamorous. The songs are as catchy as a radio pop jam, but throw off the trappings of plastic pop and wrap you in fur, folk, and the last drops of moonlight. The band introduced a cellist at Bootleg Theater, and pretty much stole the show from residency hosts Red Arrow Messenger (who had a good Beck cover and gave out cookies). The people danced. Between Lauren Brown’s tap and Rachel Kolar’s jazzy drawl, we’ve got a strong feminine element that’s been there, done that, and knows how to bat an eyelash. Standing up at his drums, Pipe Ceballos flings his head around like a caveman calling forth women from all corners of the earth, as Rob Kolar keeps the guitar sound warm and feisty.