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Here’s all about the brothers:
It’s probably safe to say that you’ve never heard anything like Brothers Of Brazil before. For the past three years the brotherly duo of Supla and Joäo have been making some of the most original songs around by combining elements of traditional Brazilian music such as Bossa nova and samba with rock and funk to create a unique sound that’s won over countless fans in the band’s home base of South America—and now they’re finally ready to expand worldwide with the release of their self-titled album.
The duo was started when the brothers got a job hosting their own national variety show in Brazil called Brothers on Rede TV. It was then they realized that when they collaborated the results were beyond what they had ever imagined.
After the TV show ran its course the duo decided to pursue their newly found realization and start Brothers Of Brazi l. Their debut album was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc). It may be the first that those of us outside South America have heard from the band, but judging by the reaction Brothers Of Brazil have gotten all over the world as a result of their raucous live shows it certainly won’t be the last.
From the instantly catchy samba sound of “Samba Around The Clock” to the rockabilly vibe of “Paparazzi” Brothers Of Brazil is an album that takes the band’s diverse group of influences and juxtaposes them into a very listenable brand of music that has as much emphasis on storytelling as it does songwriting. “We’re both into rock and Brazilian music so Brothers Of Brazil is very about that mix,” explains Joäo. The act has never relied on gimmicks: “The most important thing to us is to have a good song because if a song sucks it doesn’t matter how many styles you’re mixing together,” Supple clarifies.
Already The Brothers have played huge festivals such as Planet Earth and the SWU Music + Arts Festival as well as Rock In Rio in Portugal and now couldn’t be more excited about finally having a worldwide release for Brothers Of Brazil.
“I think we bring something different by having two brothers singing with great harmonies, crazy rockin jazz drumming, nylon string acoustic guitar playing with the bass notes played on his thumb and no bass guitar” Supla explains when asked what he thinks makes BOB stand out from other two-piece acts.
Supla continues, clarifying that while the band tackle every style from funk to rockabilly, Joäo’s traditional picking style and Supla’s distinctive drumming always ties these songs together. Ultimately no matter what language you speak or what type of genres you personally prefer, Brothers Of Brazil is a unique listening experience that will remind you that great songwriting is truly universal.
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We’re working on a new one. Tell is what you think about it. This was recorded thanks to Howler’s & their new awesome video setup.
So, comment… share, watch, watch again, leave it up on the screen when browsing the internet at a store or on someone else’s computer… all the fun stuff.
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Michigan invades Pittsburgh next Friday! The showdown’s at one of our favorite spots in Bloomfield…
- Empty Orchestra – Facebook / Twitter / MySpace / ReverbNation
⍈ We are Empty Orchestra, and we are an American musical group from Flint, Michigan. Our songs are fistfights of traditions and generations and genres and tempos and hope and doubt and death and punchlines. Our roots are in punk rock and our ambitions are for song creation without boundaries. We are a community. We love making songs, we love playing songs, we love you. Thanks. This is fun.
- Shores – Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr / ReverbNation
⍈ “Shores will pull you into a wintry, slowpaced haze and crescendos rising from the tinkling intros envelop you in a haunting, yet calming musical blanket. Shores make it all sound so effortless: subtle melodies twist their way around carved out guitar lines and prominent drums. It’s clean without being over-produced and offers dark and moody vibes, strung along by the constant promise of a climactic finale. Very much compelling, charming, subdued, delicate and mesmerising…” -Emily Kearns, rocksound.tv
- Ernie and the Berts – Facebook / Reverb Nation / MySpace / Twitter / Yahoo! Group / Google+
⍈ Sleazy Muppet Rock. Hey Bert? You wanna play some rock and roll for the children? Bert?
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So, we have some photos to share from the Altar Bar & Howler’s.
The first set is from our friend Heather. She got some great shots, and we’re glad to have her taking photos at shows! They’re up on her Facebook page:
Check out some more of her work at Heather L. Miller Photography!
We also have some awesome photos from Bert’s wife Bethany posted in our Facebook albums:
So, check ’em all out! Also share any photos and videos if you got ’em, we saw lots of flashes going off at the Altar Bar.
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Tagged Altar Bar, bar, Bert, Bethany, Bloomfield, concert, E.a.t.B., EatB, Ernie, Ernie & the Berts, Ernie and the Berts, Facebook, Heather L. Miller, Heather L/ Miller Photography, Howler's, Howler's Coyote Cafe, live, Pgh, photo, photograph, photographs, photography, photos, Pittsburgh, show, Strip, Strip District, venue
So, we’ve been offered a last-minute gig at Howler’s, and we dig it there… so we’re gonna do it.
Here are all the details we have so far, with a flyer from the band Dutch Courage:
“Details?” you ask. Details, I’ll provide. Well, as much as I could gather, anyway…
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We’ll be rocking with the shockingly scandalous Steel City Slingers and whoever’s brave enough to step up to the plate! Here are the details so far, with an incredible flyer by the Slingers’ own Zach.
FRIDAY THE 13TH!
Here are the details so far…
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