As I mention before, these guys have toured with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic fields before, and I can see the symbiosis. He's My Brother and She's My Sister is definitely a slightly-off the center party band with amazing energy and creativity. They were just beaming good energy… but we'll get to that.
The night started out early - particularly so I could catch both opening acts and grab a bite to eat. I do want to make a point to say how GOOD the new menu is at the Beachland. My friend Carrie & I tried three different things between us and they were all amazing. I'm excited to eat there again!
OK… back to music. I've seen the local Lowly, the Tree Ghost before - and they're fun to listen to. Definitely a solid local band that has the big chamber-folk thing down - but with some room for polishing.
Next up was my first time seeing Shivering Timbers - finally! This band out of Akron has been eluding me, to my detriment. These guys have the dark, sultry folk thing down pat, and Sara Benn's voice was superb. I'm just now getting familiar with their stuff - but anxious to see them again (and again). Looks like there are plenty of opportunities!
By this time it was a well primed evening when He's My Brother She's My Sister just took it home. Again, another strong female voice (swoon). Throw in a painted upright bass, a top hat, some glitter, and a person tap dancing on a drum and I'm sold. A total party, and I was thrilled to see some people dancing to this. Go see these guys!