Six St. Louis Acts That Keep It In The Family

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Jarred Gastreich
David and Jeff Lazaroff are probably laughing about some brotherly inside joke that you wouldn't understand.

During last week's Snowpocalypse, many of us were trapped for days with family members. AGONY, AMIRITE?

Sure, for a few of us, that so-called "polar vortex" might have been grounds for murder, but for many St. Louis bands, the forced post-holidays togetherness simply meant more practice time. Below, check out six local acts that have learned to get past their sibling rivalries to create music that's the pride of any family reunion held in Forest Park.


BROTHERS LAZAROFF

You would be forgiven for wondering if, after playing music together for years, David and Jeff Lazaroff are sick of each other. While non-musical siblings might need a break from so much togetherness, the Brothers Lazaroff thrive on their familial bond and use it to propel their groove-roots compositions. The 2013 album Hope, Fear, Youth highlights the brothers' songwriting prowess while welcoming other accomplished local musicians into their extended family, serving up plenty of head-bobbin', Dylan-esque twang-rock that heralds summer days of porch sittin'.

https://www.facebook.com/brothers.lazaroff

FAMILY AFFAIR

Some people claim that twins forge their own secret language. While we don't know if that's true, we sure do like what Family Affair has to say. Twins Mr. Rep and QB (Jarrett and Jason Jones, respectively) combine pop and soul into a special brand of hip-hop that's true-life without being gritty. This is smooth, classy stuff -- a soundtrack for both cruising the streets and grooving on hotties. "Wonder Twin powers, activate," indeed.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Affair/120155104663897

BELLA & LILY

Having your music compared to that of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson and Lisa Loeb isn't so bad -- especially when you're still in high school. Despite their young ages, sisters Bella (eighteen) and Lily (fifteen) Ibur have become old hands at crafting catchy tunes. After winning a contest to perform at LouFest 2012, the duo received Kickstarter support to release a six-song EP last fall. The resulting poppy songs definitively prove that age is just a number.

https://www.facebook.com/BELLAandLILY

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18 comments
AMBabka
AMBabka

@jacobdetering Ha! Thanks for sharing! This was fun to put together. Love highlighting our fabulous bands!

Jason Hodge
Jason Hodge

Check out Hidden Lakes! Husband, wife, & wife's brother! Beat that!

Candace-Shawn Lynch
Candace-Shawn Lynch

Mr.I is an older band but the lead singer and the drummer are brothers. Ryan Blanchard Mike Blancho

Terry Cagle
Terry Cagle

Left on Kold Kace *F.T.I. Army* the Boehning brothers!!!

Allison Babka
Allison Babka

Marrieds/partners/committeds might not be a bad idea for a future post!

thevondrukes
thevondrukes

We Vondrukes have siblings!  Jeff Griswold and Allison (Griswold) Williamson.  


thevondrukes.com

Shawn Telkamp
Shawn Telkamp

Raggedblade band has husbands Jerry Rabushka and Isaac Cherry. :-)

Clockworkstl
Clockworkstl

@BELLAandLILY heck yeah! We put you guys in our FB post this morning when we put it up! Cool to share the spot!

Person
Person

Corrigan Brothers!

Clockworkstl
Clockworkstl

@BELLAandLILY we aren't doing anymore STL shows for a little while.. But! Let us know when you guys have some gigs going on! We'll be there!

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