The Satellite’s May residency is one you do not want to miss. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister kicked off their month-long Monday night residence with a full venue, some dear friends and a burlesque troop.
Cowboy & Indian commenced the month dressed for the occasion wearing paint and ponchos. The band being just over a year old features Daniel James of Leopold & His Fiction, Jesse Piemons from Friday Night Lights and the stunning vocals of Jazz Mills. Their full-band harmonies are powerful – feeling like a southern locomotive heading straight into your ears. A beauteous balance of rustic male and pure female vocals in addition to well-paced songs, Cowboy & Indian captured the crowd and had people dancing early in the night.
The special act of the night were the Rag Dolls, a cheeky burlesque troop wearing, you guessed it, doll outfits. These ladies locked the audiences’ gaze with a couple dance numbers and occasionally revealing their tushies.
Soko and her guitar enchanted the crowd for her last time with great whispers and shouts that well-prepared the anxious audience. Quirky and emotive, she engaged the crowd, making fun of the drunks, loving people’s animated laughs and bringing them really close to the stage. She invited the audience to sing with her for I’m Scared I’m Going To Die Alone but encouraged them to continue singing through the rest of her set because they “sounded like little angels.”
No, they aren’t Donny and Marie but they sure are welcome to take their place from here on! He’s My Brother She’s My Sister feature great complimenting vocals that switch back and forth to tell tales of love, drinking and daydreams. Furthermore, Lauren Brown’s tap dancing as percussion, a stand up bass manned by Fantastic Oliver of The Pleasure Circus and Aaron Robinson on slide guitar make this performance even more unique and zesty. Rachel Kolar wore a billowing white dress that draped to the floor while Rob wore his essential top hat. The dress code of the night was colors and the band was not exempt, wearing purples, turquoise and polka dots. The overflowing venue was excited into dance and sing-along, recognizing the familiar cover of Same Old Ground (Lemon Sun), which also featured a flawless slide guitar solo by Robinson.
Not only was Tales That I Tell a sing-along for everyone but Rachel also called it an “exorcism so all your demons will be released on this new moon,” a theme that interwoven throughout the set. Their final song of the night, How’m I Gonna Get Back Home, featured prominent tap dancing and a breakdown into a standup bass solo as Rob introduced the band to the crowd, appropriately featuring the lyrics, “I may regret the things I said but I won’t let my mind a fret cause I know everything will be alright.”
The overflowing venue was excited into dance and sing-along, recognizing the familiar cover of Same Old Ground (Lemon Sun), which also featured a flawless slide guitar solo by Robinson. During The House That Isn’t Mine, the band made an unusual request to turn of all the lights in the venue and slipped on sinister masks to play their most quiet, and eerie, song. For Lazy Daze, Patrick Joseph joined the stage to assist with percussion while Lauren played a congo drum, enhancing the rustic vibe of the set. Their new song, Escape Tonight, features rock-influenced guitar and bass riffs as well as a unique clap that Rob and Cowboy & Indian, who joined Rachel to sing back up vocals, had to teach to the crowd.
Each week, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister has you aching to return with great artists and entertainment chosen by the band themselves, next week they will be joined by acts such as The Pleasure Circus and the Sweaters.
Inspired by “escapes, enchantment and illusion” in support of their new single Escape Tonight, each Monday will feature a different theme and dress code as well as a free (for the first 100 attendees to the merch booth) USB cards uniquely tailored to thenight’s entertainment featuring music, videos and artwork.
Did I mention entrance is FREE, every night?! So get there early!
Photo by Zane Roessell.
Originally published on IndieRockReviews.com: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister/Indie Rock Reviews