THE BROTHERS REED

THE BROTHERS REED

BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS, BRUTHA WHITE

Thu, March 31, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

THE BROTHERS REED
THE BROTHERS REED
The Brothers Reed have finally united to create music together after twelve years of being 3000 miles apart. Phil finally moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and joined forces with Aaron in a project named Buckle Rash. Playing around with their not so high-energy solo creations they developed something on the side. Musical tastes for both have changed over the years and evolved into a medley of folk/bluegrass/pop/country and so on... Focusing on tight harmonies and pretty riffs The Brothers Reed want to bring you a unique listening experience often filling the between-time during shows with comedy and fun while balancing that with many serious songs about love and every day life. So come to a show or listen online for surely a pleasurable experience!
BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS
BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS
D.G. Scherrer is a singer-songwriter and award-winning poet from Phoenix, AZ. He began writing and singing songs when he was twelve years old, as the front man for a junior high school punk band. Since then he has become something of a songwriter's songwriter, crafting dark, catchy, lyrically sophisticated tunes in the tradition of Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt. Still, the bite and immediacy of punk remains apparent in his songs, as well as in the sheer volume of his voice when he roars a chorus.

Scherrer draws heavily on older American music forms, particularly blues, gospel and country. But this is no exercise in nostalgia or retro kitsch. Instead, we hear these idioms reinterpreted with a more aggressive sensibility, imbued with more fire and snarl, stripped of whatever innocence they may have had. The tones become darker, with menacing, even violent, undercurrents. A certain film noir ambience haunts the music, though never dulling the songs’ punch or immediacy. It is a very precise musical vision, at once raw and sophisticated, vigorous yet grave.

The lyrics take centerstage. Scherrer creates scenarios – “high-brow cartoons,” he calls them – in which various philosophical and theological problems are set in action. He pits the old enemies against each other: meaning vs. absurdity, redemption vs. ruin, self vs. world, God vs. man, man vs. the knowledge of his inevitable death. Everything is at stake. Even that most familiar of lyrical forms, the love song, becomes the site of existential reckoning. The sentiments shift nimbly between pathos and black humor, between the sacred and the scatological, always with a poet’s sensitivity to the music of the phrase.
BRUTHA WHITE
BRUTHA WHITE
Brutha White is a Musician that plays a variety of sound
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/