REVIEW: JEFF the Brotherhood @ House of Blues, NOLA 1/26/12

Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood put together an industrious yet brief set at House of Blues last Thursday, but managed to make the most of their allotted time. The brothers Orrall — Jake on guitar and Jamin on drums – tossed headliner The Kills a softball with a revved up crowd after a mere forty minutes of thrashing garage punk. Set up and break down time was never an issue as they travelled light – drum set, guitar, and Jake’s set of pipes. The regulated uniform of the times – flannel, ripped denim (personalized vest in Jake’s case) and mop hair – was faithfully observed, as was PBR-swilling. All of these things were positives in JtB’s case. Simply put, these guys are fun. Hating is not an option. A lack of cynicism in their lyrics comes through in their show.