JEFF the Brotherhood perform at Dudok, Tilburg, Netherlands on Sept. 17, 2015. (Photo by Niels Vinck)
Let me begin by saying that if you want to get REALLY close to a band, check out the backstage section of the Black Cat in DC. That’s where I watched JEFF the Brotherhood last week. It was not a huge crowd, and normally I would describe it as “intimate”, except that I don’t think you can use that word in the same sentence as JEFF the Brotherhood. Any “intimacy” left the room when Jake Orrall struck that first chord on his guitar.
Jake and Jamin Orrall (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media & Management)
Nashville rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood certainly has a classic rock feel to them. They recently released their 10th studio album, Zone, via Dine Alone Records. The band is touring in support of the album, and they will visit the Black Cat in DC on Monday, Sept. 26.
JEFF the Brotherhood is made up of brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall. The group formed in 2002 while they were in high school, and they have released various singles and collaborations in addition to 10 studio albums and one live album.
Considering how much music these guys have published, it’s somewhat of a surprise that they aren’t more well-known! These psychedelic rockers/noise poppers aren’t afraid to get down in the dirt with some garage rock. Believe it or not, they also occasionally remind me a bit of Black Sabbath.
Check out one of the songs from their 2015 album “Wasted on the Dream” below.
Songs from the new album are heavy on distortion and reverb, yet very much mindful of melodic hooks. JEFF the Brotherhood call the album the third installment in a “spiritual trilogy of albums,” including Heavy Days (2009) and We Are the Champions (2011).
In my opinion, $15 is a bargain to see the guys play, and so this should be a great show. I hope to see you there!
Nashville trio Music Band open JEFF the Brotherhood. Tickets are available online.
JEFF the Brotherhood
w/ Music Band
Monday, Sept. 26