Epic by name, likewise by scope, JEFF: The Brotherhood features two actual, no-kidding brothers, Jake and Jamin Orrall, pounding minimalist punk-psych from whichever surface squeals loudest. The tweaked Nashville boys and former Be Your Own Pet backers are more in the Japanther/Undead vein now, with LP Heavy Days released in October and its catchily scabrous single (U Got the Look) rising online; theyve played with Shonen Knife and Heavy Cream already, and headline Mercury Lounge tomorrow, but tonight marks their first opening slot for their No. 1 (and No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4) fans, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. With Stupid Party.
Sun., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2009