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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Return to Play The Bowery Ballroom

November 14th, 2013

Brother and sister Rachel (vocals and percussion) and Rob (vocals and guitar) Kolar started making music together “just for fun in the beginning, an acoustic duo sort of thing,” says Rob. But it became something bigger, a five-piece—with Lauren Brown (drums), Oliver “Oliwa” Newell (bass) and Aaron Robinson (guitar)—called He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, making what the band calls “glam-a-billy,” “vaudeville blues” and “flamboyant folk.” Thanks in part to the party-onstage vibe of their live shows, the band generated plenty of buzz in their native California even before their debut full-length, the upbeat Nobody Dances in This Town (stream it below), came out last year. The album earned He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (above, doing “Tales That I Tell” in studio for KVRX FM in Austin, Texas) comparisons to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and back on the road in support of it, they—alongside Caught a Ghost and Song Prevention Society—return to New York City to play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.