He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Bring Good Times to Music Hall

May 2nd, 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 a few months ago. The album earned He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (above, doing “The Same Old Ground” on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) comparisons to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, plus it brings them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night.