On the birthday of my one and only sibling, my brother Miles, I played all bands that include blood brothers. In some cases multiple sets and in some cases TWINS! Your requests were numerous and thoughtful, so please enjoy the archived show and also the names of the brothers, which might come in handy at a future Music Trivia Night at The Blue Room or Final Jeopardy!, you just never know. You also might send this to your own brother with a love note like Dillon and Kahwit, each recorded one for theirs. <3
Take a listen (👇🏼) to the March 9 #ThematicStatic and get your requests in this week on Twitter or Instagram @WNXPNashville.
#ThematicStatic Playlist – 3/9/23
The Kinks – “Lola” – Ray and Dave Davies’ notable British Invasion group was requested by several of you. Given recent news out of Tennessee, this track seemed like a timely set opener.
The Isley Brothers – “Work To Do” – Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald were the first three Isleys to form the band, their siblings Ernie and Marvin joined in 1973. Check out this recent Tiny Desk From Home Concert proving these bros still got the goods.
Ween – “The Mollusk” – Gene and Dean Ween are not actually related. These are stage names and a bit of a schtick from the old friends who began playing music together as teens. But finding a radio-friendly Ween tune was a worthy challenge!
The National – “Green Gloves” – Two sets of brothers make up this band fronted by odd-man-out Matthew Berninger. Aaron and Bryce Dessner are twins plus Scott and Bryan Devendorf. (Psst we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see these guys in August.)
Devo – “Working in the Coalmine” – Formed by two pairs of bros was Ohio’s finest Devo, featuring the Mothersbaughs and Casales.
Kings of Leon – “The Bucket” – Along with their cousin Matthew, the brothers Followill — Caleb, Nathan and Jared — are Kings of Leon.
The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – Scottish twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid released this song in the late ’80s and it rose to worldwide poularity years later on the soundtrack to the film Benny & Joon.
Hermanos Gutiérrez – “El Bueno Y El Malo” – Estevan and Alejandro Gutiérrez will play hypnotic, beautiful guitar music from their Easy Eye Sound debut record when they return to Nashville on June 20 at The Basement East.
Field Music – “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing” – David and Peter Brewis are in this English band, and played with others, too.
Oasis – “Rock N Roll Star” – Liam and Noel Gallagher are busy “marding,” according to Matty Healy of The 1975, and probably not reforming Oasis anytime soon.
Dawes – “All Your Favorite Bands” – Brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith from L.A. both play in Dawes.
The Avett Brothers – “Will You Return” – Scott and Seth Avett return with their band to The Caverns Amphitheater late next month.
The Replacements – “Happy Town” – Bob and Tommy Stinson are two members of the legendary Minneapolis rock band The Replacements.
The Black Crowes – “Remedy” – Chris and Rich Robinson formed this influential Southern rock band that endured some lineup changes before a 2021-2022 reunion tour. They will release a live album from those recent Crowes gigs. The brothers also formed the duo Brothers of a Feather, which will play MerleFest this year. LOL at the original music video from the early ’90s when they were both sans facial hair.