Review and photos by Erika Reinsel
JEFF the Brotherhood tore through Kung Fu Necktie in Philly on Friday, 5/17 (their 2nd show there in as many nights) and left the audience moshed out and covered in sweat (opening the show were Hunters and Bad Side.). Nashville bros, Jake and Jamin Orrall, began playing as JEFF the Brotherhood in 2001 and have been making records and touring relentlessly ever since. Their early records were released through their very own Infinity Cat label. In 2011, they signed with Warner Bros Records and worked with Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) to release their seventh studio LP, Hypnotic Nights (listen on Spotify). Below is the slightly NSFW official music video for “Sixpack” from Hypnotic Nights. Doesn’t that look like fun?
Jake and Jamin took the stage together, rockin’ out between Jake’s 3-stringed guitar riffs and Jamin’s hardcore drumming (and smoke button-pressing) playing a mix of new and old songs. For the second half of their set, they expanded their act to include a keyboardist and second (6-string) guitar.
Sadly, JEFF the Brotherhood’s set got cut short due to the fire alarm going off. After the show, I spoke with Jake and asked him if this meant less smoke for future shows. Read his response here.
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