JEFF the Brotherhood

JEFF The Brotherhood w/Diarrhea Planet @ Rock & Roll Hotel - 10/10/14

JEFF The Brotherhood w/Diarrhea Planet @ Rock & Roll Hotel - 10/10/14

Jeff the Brotherhood jams. Diarrhea Planet shreds. The difference may seem slight – but go see both of them live and it’ll shine through in buckets of sweat and glistening guitar tech.  

Both bands are from Nashville and are signed to Infinity Cat, a label that Jake and Jamin from Jeff the Brotherhood have run for the past 12 years now. Both bands make loud, gritty rock that incites mosh pits and beer guzzling “fuck yeahs!” from largely male fan bases. On paper, they're almost the same band, but at the 400-head capacity Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday night, the difference in energy and fan base was overwhelming. So much so that each set felt like a different concert.

Welcome to the Thunderdome: JEFF The Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights

Here at ChunkyGlasses, we're made up of a diverse group of music lovers, with widely varied tastes. So it should come as no surprise that occasionally we don't see eye to eye on things. Usually we're able to just talk through it and agree to disagree, but sometimes...well sometimes theres only one real way to settle our disputes: THUNDERDOME. 

See, way back in 1985 we were shown the way by the now classic third entry into the Mad Max series. And the most important lesson came from Aunty Entity aka TINA TURNER. Say you're the Queen of Rock and Roll and someone thinks that they have the stones to challenge your authority. Are you gonna let them get away with that? HELL NO YOUR NOT! You're going to hook em up to bungee cords inside a geodesic dome, throw in some deadly steel and have them fight to the death. Two men know the rest

With our path so obviously clear, we give you what will hope be an ongoing series that presents two equally valid, yet diamtrically opposed takes on an album for your consideration. Will it work? Hell if we know, but rather than wreck the landscape with our battle of words, we thought it was best to pay heed to the words of the wise:

"Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves. " 

Now, without further ado, let the games begin as Justin and Kevin battle to the death over Jeff the Brotherhood's latest release, Hypnotic Nights.

Episode 12: Hobbit Soul

In which the gang tells tales of last months FIREFLY festival, Aubrey is pushed to her limit and (not so) politely asks that people get off her lawn, and Kevin pulls musical references out of thing air that confuse/shame even himself. PLUS!!! Discussions of new music from JEFF the Brotherhood, Passion Pit, Rodriguez and the debut album from singer/songwriter FRANK OCEAN!!!