Live Show Review: Minus the Bear & O’Brother

Minus the Bear
Rock & Roll Hotel – October 19, 2014

“On paper, the match-up of O’Brother and Minus the Bear seemed odd. O’Brother is a sludgy, post-metal band. Minus the Bear is all jingly and jangly, rhythmic and pop-y. Those sounds don’t mix. Or, so I would have thought.

With three wailing guitars, thundering bass and ferocious drumming, O’Brother created a wall of sound. Lead vocalist Tanner Merritt’s vocals effortlessly swung between sweet, sweet falsetto to primal scream and back again. Jordan McGhin’s back-up screaming and harmonizing vocals gave the songs a pleasingly emo style, and guitarist Johnny Dang’s headbanging was a marvel unto itself.”

Read the full review at D.C. Music Download.

Here’s a video from O’Brother.

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