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To do: He's My Brother, She's My Sister
Rob and Rachel Kolar are siblings who may be from another planet. So, it's oddly sensible they are two-sixths of He's My Brother, She's My Sister a band that might best be described as "ecclectic." They have a cello player and tap dancer/percussionist. The band kicks off a West Coast tour on Thursday at Fulton 55 with Allah-Las and Fierce Creatures and you should be there.
The brother (Rob) and sister (Rachel) answer a five quick questions in advance of the show.
Is the name as self explanatory as it sounds?
Robert: To some degree. Rach is my sister therefore I am her brother.
Rachel: The name is both factual and theoretical. Rob and I are brother and
sister, but we've also just met.
I'm diggin' the aesthetic you guys have going on. I also love the idea of
Glam-a-billy, Circus Rock, Vaudeville Pop and Cabaret Blues. Can you tell us
what you doing music-wise?
Robert: We are basically doing what comes natural with our sounds. I think we
inadvertedly put all the music we love in a blender and this is the result.
We are fans of glam rock to rock-a-billy to folk, blues, pop, and
psychedelia so we bring our favorite elements and create a mosaic of musical
Rachel: We create songs to sing along to. Many of our choruses are intended to be
heard through your own voice.
Where is this craziness coming from? Outer space? Interdimensional wave
Robert: One of those or something else entirely.
Rachel: I'm not sure how you define craziness, but it does seem that many people
view anyone who runs away with their emotions as a little off their rocker. We do that on occasion.
Is this your first time to Fresno?
Robert: My other band Lemon Sun has played Fresno before. We have played Visalia
which isn't too far.
Rachel: I think it's my first time in Fresno but definitely not my last. Not my last.
Anything else people should know?
Robert: We all descended from a race of extra terrestrials.
Rachel: I came from a predominately purple planet where the natives lived through
their hearts but studied the mind.