He’s My Brother She’s My Sister plan great Escape…

For Immediate Release

April 20, 2011

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister plan great Escape

Band to Headline May Residency at The Satellite club in Silverlake, California

 On five consecutive Monday nights in May, acclaimed band will invite audiences to Escape into evenings of decadent indulgence, high stakes seduction and music to stir the soul

 

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, the psych-idyllic folk-rock ensemble with a touch of vaudeville glamour, will be curating and headlining five consecutive Monday night events at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) in Silverlake, California, beginning May 2, 2011. This will be the acclaimed band’s first residency. They have invited a dizzying mix of friends and special guest performers to join them on the high wire for five separate evenings inspired by escape, enchantment and illusion in support of their new single Escape Tonight.

The band will be releasing a new recording and video in conjunction with each show of the residency, and they will play a different set every night–debuting new material from their upcoming album along with fan favorites from their recent self-titled EP, and songs inspired by each week’s theme. The new music and videos will be released as a weekly free download on the band’s website, www.HMBSMS.com. Fans who come to the residency shows will be able to take home a souvenir art-adorned flash drive card, including that week’s new music, video and photos.

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister are led by a brother and sister duo, the dueling lead singers and songwriters Rob Kolar and Rachel Kolar, tap-dancer Lauren Brown and cellist Satya Bhabha. Lauren has created a new form of continuous rhythm with her feet acting as a hi-hat and snare drum to propel the band’s sound. Satya plays the cello by both bowing and plucking it in a uniquely unconventional manner.  The shows are sure to feature much of the L.A. band’s mixture of colorful costumes, alleyway rhythms, and high energy. Their work has been well received and reviewed by Variety, LA Weekly, Deli Magazine, LA Record and other respectable publications.   The band will be joined on these special evenings by an extended family of musical accompanists including the brilliant lap-slide player Aaron Robinson (Sea Wolf, The Hi-Ho’s), Oliver Newell on upright bass (Amanda Jo Williams, Henry Wolfe), and Patrick Joseph on a non-traditional standing drum set up.

If you have yet to catch He’s My Brother She’s My Sister in a live setting, come see why they have been called “delightfully original” (Indieshuffle) “a time warp to the golden present” (LA Record) and “forward thinking folkies forging new ground”(New Times). “Rob and Rachel’s voices mingle like glamour in the desert” and serve up “party music for coyotes drunk on champagne” (LA Weekly). “Their mojo (has) the power to heal the afflicted” (Deli Magazine) so “see them before your friends do.” (Jambase)

Admission to all shows is FREE (21+).

Special guests for the residency include Jenny O, Cowboy & Indian, Soko, Mia Doi Todd, DJ: Ana Calderon, The Rag Dolls (burlesque troupe), Sweaters, Pleasure Circus, Harper SimonRestavrant, Caught A Ghost, Anna Oxygen, Mecca Andrews,  Black Hole Oscillators,  DJ: Ryan Hahn of Local Natives, The Silver Lake Chorus, Magic Mirror, Mecca AndrewsThe Messes, DJ’s: Eddie Chacon and Sissy Saint-Marie of The Polyamorous Affair, Amanda Jo WilliamsDJ: Luke Top of Fool’s Gold, Henry Wolfe, with many more to be announced soon.

Residency poster and band photo can be downloaded at: http://hesmybrothershesmysister.com/press.html

The new single, ESCAPE TONIGHT, can be downloaded at:

http://www.hmbsms.com/freeMusic.php

The residency schedule will begin on Monday, May 2, 2011, with:

“Escape Tonight!” week one:

 Escape from the dark into the light: through melody and rhythm, humor and suspense… into the decadence and mystery of the human experience.

Special Guest: Mia Doi Todd

9pm: Cowboy & Indian

10pm: The Rag Dolls (burlesque troupe)

10:15pm: Soko

11:00pm: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

12:00am: Special Guest Performer to be announced

DJ: Ana Calderon

 

Coming in the weeks to follow:

Mon May 9  “Escape to the End of Innocence.”

Mon May 16 “Escape Judgment!” 

Mon May 23 “Escape to the Abyss”

Mon May 30 “Escape Your Ego”

http://www.thesatellitela.com

Management: He’s My Manager Entertainment

Jon Polk Jon@Hmm-Ent.com 323 515 4476

Alex Cole Acole@elevate-ent.com

Bookings: Jared Flamm  Jared@everloving.com

For press, please contact:

Jim Merlis

Big Hassle Media

jim@bighassle.com

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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister: to play the Troubadour in L.A., Feb 3

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister returns to Los Angeles for a one night performance at The Troubadour opening for British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long, February 3, 2011

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, the western-tinged, folk-rock ensemble, with a touch of vaudeville glamour, will be bringing their expanded (and slightly experimental) new show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, on Friday, February 3. This will be the acclaimed band’s first Los Angeles live performance of 2011 after coming off the road opening for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes last fall.

The Los Angeles band’s mixture of colorful costumes, alleyway rhythms, and high energy entice audiences of all tastes and generations.  The band will be testing new material for an album along with their fan favorites from their recent self-titled EP.

Brother and sister, dueling lead singers and songwriters, Rob Kolar and Rachel Kolar, and tap-dancer Lauren Brown, will be joined on this special evening by an extended family of musical accompanists including the brilliant lap-slide player Aaron Robinson (Sea Wolf, The Hi-Ho’s), Oliver Newell on upright bass (Amanda Jo Williams, Henry Wolfe), and Patrick Joseph on a non-traditional standing drum set up.

If you have yet to catch He’s My Brother She’s My Sister live, come see why they have been called “delightfully original” (Indieshuffle) “a time warp to the golden present” (LA Record) and “forward thinking folkies forging new ground”(New Times). “Rob and Rachel’s voices mingle like glamour in the desert” and serve up “party music for coyotes drunk on champagne,” (LA Weekly). “Their mojo (has) the power to heal the afflicted” (Deli Magazine) so “see them before your friends do.” (Jambase)

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HMBSMS has performed at the Sundance Film Festival, Manimal Vinyl Festival, Clean Air Clear Stars, The New Los Angeles Folk Festival, The North Park Music Festival, The New Noise Santa Barbara Music Festival, and this past summer toured Europe as the official band of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. They have shared the stage with The Devil Makes Three, Spindrift, Miranda Lee Richards, The Growlers, Local Natives, Frank Fairfield, and recently completed an October 2010 US tour supporting Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s.

Robert Kolar has been writing and performing for many years and has gained notoriety and a strong following with his band Lemon Sun, a psychedelic, soulful, pop-tinged, rock & roll act. He recently won The John Lennon Songwriting Contest grand prize for his song “Same Old Ground” in the ‘rock’ category. He also recently starred in an art-house film- noir by cult director Monte Hellman titled “Road to Nowhere” also starring Shannyn Sossamon. The film was in official competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Rachel Kolar writes much of the bandʼs lyrics and will often co-write with her brother. Rachel and Lauren Brown created and run POSTFACT Productions, a Los Angeles based theater company, which recently put on the successful show “NEW” at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown LA. Rachel wrote the musical/play and Lauren and Rachel both starred in it. They also starred in “The Parabox” a play written by Rachel and produced by POSTFACT. Their work is in the realm of the avant-garde and has been well received and reviewed by LA Weekly, LA Times, NY Times, Variety, and other respectable publications. Lauren has been tap dancing since she was 8 years old and has created a new form of continuous rhythm with her feet acting as a hi-hat and snare drum to propel the bandʼs sound. Satya Bhabha has starred in many off-Broadway productions. He recently moved to Hollywood and starred opposite Michael Cera in Universal’s “SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD” and Sean Penn in Doug Liman’s “FAIR GAME.” He directed POSTFACT Production’s run of “NEW.” He is currently in Sri Lanka filming the lead in the film version of Salman Rushdie’s “MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN.”

They have plans for a full-length album in 2011 as well as tours of Europe and the United States.

For music, videos, photos, and performance dates: http://www.myspace.com/hesmybrothershesmysisterBand/Booking : hesmybrothershesmysisterband@gmail.com

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