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13 Aug

Nashville-based super-rock duo JEFF The Brotherhood have confirmed tours of Europe and the U.S. in support of their Warner Bros. Records debut album Hypnotic Nights, which was released July 17th.

Brothers Jake (guitars, vocals) and Jamin Orrall (drums), owners/operators of their own Infinity Cat Recordings,have been rocking the globe relentlessly for the past few years and have garnered high praise for their latest album, which they co-produced with Dan Auerbach (be sure to view their on-camera featurette here for even greater insight into the making of Hypnotic Nights):

Hypnotic Nights, featuring the single Sixpack, is currently #2 with a bullet on the CMJ Album Chart. Click here to view the Sixpack video now. The past month since the album’s release has been a whirlwind of activity that began with the band’s first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on the day of the album’s release (click here to watch that performance) and ended Aug. 4th in Chicago at the annual Lollapalooza Festival where JEFF drew thousands to their performance despite unruly weather.

Just prior to JEFF’s upcoming Euro tour, they played the Gentlemen Of The Road Festival hosted by Mumford & Sons who has this to say about JEFF:

“JEFF The Brotherhood are the greatest family band of all time. The Carter Family have passed the baton. It’s official. This duo are going to punk all over your face. We have wanted to see this band for a long time and we are so chuffed we get to play with them. If punk is a genre then it is collection of bands and people with the same mantra; we do what we want. JEFF are the torch-bearers.” – Mumford & Sons

Be sure to catch JEFF The Brotherhood at home and abroad this summer and fall:

Sat Aug 11 Gentlemen Of The Road Bristol, TN (w/Mumford & Sons)
Sat Aug 18 Pstereo Festival Trondheim, NOR
Mon Aug 20 Malmo Festival Malmo, SWE
Tue Aug 21 White Trash Berlin, GER
Wed Aug 22 Molotov Hamburg, GER
Thur Aug 23 Noorderzon Festival Groningen, HOL
Fri Aug 24 Reading Festival Reading, ENG
Sat Aug 25 Leeds Festival Leeds, ENG
Sun Aug 26 T on The Fringe Fest Edinburgh, SCOT
Tue Aug 28 The Duchess York, ENG
Wed Aug 29 Ruby Lounge Manchester, ENG
Thur Aug 30 Thekla Bristol, ENG
Fri Aug 31 The Garage London, ENG
Sat Sep 1 1234 Festival London, ENG
Mon Sep 3 La Mecanique Ondulatoire Paris, FRA

Sat Sep 29 Starry Nights Festival Bowling Green, KY
Wed Oct 3 Opolis Norman, OK
Fri Oct 5 Low Spirits Alb, NM
Sat Oct 6 Sail Inn Tempe, AZ
Sun Oct 7 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Tue Oct 9 The Troubadour W. Hollywood, CA
Wed Oct 10 Cellar Door Visalia, CA
Thur Oct 11 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 13 Dante’s Portland, OR
Sun Oct 14 Crocodile Seattle, WA
Tue Oct 16 The Blank Club San Jose, CA
Wed Oct 17 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA

Fri Oct 19 Alex Bar Long Beach, CA
Mon Oct 22 Stubb’s Jr. Austin, TX
Tue Oct 23 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Wed Oct 24 Juanita’s Cantina Little Rock, AR
Thur Nov 15 The Pageant St. Louis, MO (w/ Delta Spirit)
Fri Nov 16 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH (w/ Delta Spirit)
Sat Nov 17 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI (w/ Delta Spirit)
Mon Nov 19 H.O.B. Chicago, IL (w/ Delta Spirit)
Wed Nov 21 H.O.B. Cleveland, OH (w/ Delta Spirit)
Fri Nov 23 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA (w/ Delta Spirit)
Sat Nov 24 The Fillmore Washington, DC (w/ Delta Spirit)
Tue Nov 27 TBC
Wed Nov 28 H.O.B. Boston, MA (w/ Delta Spirit)

18 Jul

JEFF The Brotherhood performed “Sixpack” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch it below:

17 Jul

Starry Nights Music + Arts Festival returns for another great year in beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky, September 28 & 29, 2012. The two-day, two-stage festival will feature a diverse lineup including Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, Mimosa, Justin Townes Earle, The Whigs and Sleeper Agent, among many others.

“We chose bands and DJ’s that move us, and that we thought would fit with the vibe of the festival,” says Cage The Elephant frontman, Matthew Shultz. “Starry Nights is about getting everyone together for a good time – It’s definitely about the music, but also, art, games, and just being out there under the stars.”

The vital Kentucky music scene is where Cage got their start, and preserving that opportunity for other local acts is a top priority. To that end, the festival has reserved a handful of slots for local bands. More information on that will follow.

Starry Nights Music + Arts Festival takes place September 28 & 29, 2012 just outside of Bowling Green, KY at Ballance Farms.
Tickets are $45 including fees and camping.

Tickets will go on-sale on July 20th at 10:00 AM Eastern at
Follow the festival on facebook and twitter for the latest information.

2012 Lineup:
Cage The Elephant
Portugal. The Man
Manchester Orchestra
Justin Townes Earle
The Whigs
Sleeper Agent
Moon Taxi
JEFF The Brotherhood
Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
Morning Teleportation
Wild Belle
Space Capone
The Kingston Springs
Five Knives
Bad Cop

Cage The Elephant:
Hailed as “…one of rock’s best young bands,” by Rolling Stone, Cage The Elephant had a successful 2011 with the release of their album Thank You Happy Birthday, a wildly-successful headlining North American tour and their critically acclaimed fall dates with the Foo Fighters. Their debut self-titled album was just certified gold by the RIAA and their current sophomore album Thank You Happy Birthday (RCA Records) has garnered the band rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People and Alternative Press who heralded it “one of the best rock albums of the year.” With performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, it’s easy to see why Rolling Stone named Cage The Elephant “one of rock’s best young bands” and Thank You Happy Birthday as one of the best albums 2011.

C3 Presents •
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, and private events. C3 is the force behind Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Other events in the C3 portfolio include the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, Orion Music + More, Wanderlust Festival, Lollapalooza Brazil, Lollapalooza Chile, and Big Day Out Australia. C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US annually, making it the third-largest promoter in the country. In addition to event production and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

13 Feb

By Michel Dussack and Emilia D’Albero

On February 11th, UK duo The Kills played the final show of their January/February 2012 tour at Terminal 5 in New York City. This wasn’t just any final show of a tour though, as it was also a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary of the first show together on February 4th, 2002 at 12 Bar in London. There were special photo booths set up around the venue, a handful of rock legends in the VIP balcony (I’m looking at you Joan Jett), and tons of video cameras all over so the show could be live streamed for MTV Hive. Sharing in this special occasion with The Kills were two absolutely outstanding support bands – Hunters and JEFF the Brotherhood.

Hunters were the first band to play to an already crowded Terminal 5, and the Brooklyn based band certainly did not disappoint. They played around 7 songs in their 25 minute set and impressed a crowd (and reviewer) who were largely unfamiliar with them. Their aggressive instrumentation is led by pounding drums, wailing guitar riffs and in your face basslines, and the shared vocal duties of Derek Watson and Isabel Almeida distinguish them from other indie-punk bands out there. It’s not just the vocals though, lyrics that would normally be overlooked in a punk band are given emphasis from the pair of them singing them at the same time, or trading lines. While Watson takes on a very straight forward approach to delivering his vocals, Almeida is the total opposite, throwing herself all over the stage, screaming her lines with passion and fire. It was clear that the two are more than band mates, especially during the beginning of their set when the two shared a microphone as they moved closer and closer to each other, which eventually led to Watson lying on top of Almeida on the floor as they sang to each other. At one point a fight seemed to break out towards the front of the crowd during their set, and Watson made sure it was resolved before the band started their next song. During their third song, Watson jumped off the stage, guitar in hand, to play in the photo pit to be closer to the crowd. However this obviously wasn’t close enough for him, as he quickly climbed the barricade and started crowd surfing as he played guitar. The highlight of their set was undoubtedly the track “Noisy Bitch” which features an insanely catchy riff that’s been stuck in my head since they played it, heavy verses, and a fairly subdued chorus and plenty of “woah oh’s” which all comes together to form an incredible song. Needless to say, Hunters set the bar high as the first band on the bill.

Next up were JEFF the Brotherhood a duo of two, well, brothers hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. To say these guys put out an incredible amount of sound for a duo would be an understandment, in fact it’s hard to believe that a bass and a drum kit can make so much noise. The duo kept banter to a minimum, letting their music speak for itself. The highlight of their set, however, was not entirely their own, as they had a bit of a special guest during their song “Whatever I Want”. Yes, much to the crowd’s delight, none other than Alison Mosshart stepped on stage to perform with JEFF the Brotherhood, and it seemed that Terminal 5 was going to collapse from the sheer amount of excitement. Alison gave her all wailing along with vocalist Jake Orrall. While the duo played a great set, and captivated the audience’s attention during it, it was obvious that everyone was more than ready for The Kills to take the stage.

Shortly before 10:30, the venue cut to black and a single white spotlight shone down on the stage, however, it was The Kills’ Allison Mosshart or Jamie Hince that stepped into it. Rather it was BP Fallon, a man who shouldn’t need an introduction, but did so any way for the younger ones in the crowd. He spoke of the importance of this show for The Kills, and asked the crowd to join in and sing “Happy Birthday” to them. After the crowd happily obliged him, Mosshart and Hince (VV and Hotel respectively from here on out) stepped onto the stage to a frenzy of applause. Hotel was grasping a bouquet of roses and a camera, though he quickly threw the roses into the crowd. He quickly took a photo of VV in front of the crowd, and they then began a 90+ minute, 21 song set that encompassed the bands entire decade long career.

The band kicked the night off with “No Wow” off their second album, curiously the only song from it played the entire night. About halfway through it, four drummers with their faces obscured by bandanas took their spots behind the duo and performed with them for the rest of the night. While the visual effect was absolutely incredible, especially given how synchronized in their drumming they were, they did seem to be more for show than sound though. Regardless, it’s nice to see The Kills stepping outside of their two person set up and switching things up while trying to add a bigger dynamic range to their live sound. Two songs from their newest album “Blood Pressure” followed, and sounded great, though it was the next song where things really started the get going for them. While “Kissy Kissy”, from their debut album “Keep On Your Mean Side”, initially separated the new fans from the ones that have been following the band from the beginning, it seemed to get the band into full form and from there, things only got better.

The rest of the main set featured mostly tracks from “Blood Pressure” and “Midnight Bloom” all played with nonstop intensity and fervor. A gorgeous cover of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” was tucked in there and though it slowed the tempo down, it didn’t kill the momentum that they had built up. A little later on in The Kills’ set, Hotel dedicated newer song “Baby Says” to his wife Kate Moss. It was the final song of the main set that was truly the highlight though, a rousing rendition of “Pots and Pans” featuring VV on drums and Hotel’s heavily blues influencing guitar licks served as a fitting first goodbye, though not a single person dared to leave the show before they returned for their encore, a smart move considering the encore took the main set and stomped on it.

While at first it seemed that it would be a typical encore from The Kills with “The Last Goodbye” and “Nail in My Coffin” opening it up, the band was just working backwards through their catalogue. A heavy version of “Sour Cherry” came next and at this point, not a single person on the floor was standing still, instead everyone was dancing along with The Kills. At this point a fair amount of people seemed ready to head for the exits as a typical encore is usually three songs at most, however The Kills weren’t done yet. VV took to the microphone to let us know that the next one was “one of the first songs we ever wrote” and those on their way out of the venue quickly ran back to their spots. An incredible one-two punch of “Fuck the People” and “Monkey 23” followed and closed out the night. “Monkey 23” was the perfect slow yet passionate ending for an amazing night, a track that really captures and epitomizes the beauty that The Kills are masters of creating. After the two tracks were finished, Hotel and VV took to center stage to share a hug, as well as bow for the crowd and an emotional VV had one more thing to say. “Thank you so much for the last ten years, I hope we see you for the next ten….fuck, amazing”. Indeed, there’s not a doubt in my mind that as long as The Kills keep writing great music and putting on such amazing live shows, they will indeed see us for at least another ten years.

All photos courtesy of Michel Dussack




07 Oct

JEFF the Brotherhood performed “Diamond Way” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below and pick up their album We Are The Champions on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

31 Aug

In the grand tradition of peanut butter meeting Iggy’s chest or Bing Crosby getting down with David Bowie, Third Man Records is ecstatic to present the latest in a long-line of unexpected musical pairings…Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.

Back in ’82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that’s been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is “Leck Mich Im Arsch” or literally translated to English as “Lick me in the arse.” Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?

With fellow Southwest Detroit-born Jack White at the production helm and musical backing by Nashville’s very own Jeff the Brotherhood, this 2011 version of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” marries Mozart’s melody (and lyrics sung in operatic German) with ICP’s poignant lyrical addition in English and Jeff the B’s monster-riffs, letting the whole thing tie together in the most beautiful of ways.

The b-side “Mountain Girl” finds Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope telling tall tales about a shotgun wedding, meth problems and moonshine…all pretty common-fare for a twangy country song birthed in Nashville.

The 7″ single and iTunes digital download of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” will be available for sale on September 13th. One-hundred Tri-color versions of the single will be available from the Third Man Rolling Record Store at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th and another 50 Tri-colors will be randomly inserted into mail orders dispatched by Third Man Records.