Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Tegan and Sara/Jessica Lea Mayfield

When: Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. 2014

Oasis proved that putting siblings together in a band isn't always a great idea. The Gallagher brothers fought like arch rivals out for blood. Yet for sisters Tegan and Sara Quin, who formed Tegan and Sara nearly 15 years ago, feuding hasn’t been part of the equation. “We have our conflicts and debates,” says Sara Quin. “We've just learned to manage them with a gentler approach over the years. We were raised to keep our battles private whenever possible and our career is no different. I would be beyond humiliated to air our grievances publicly about one another. We have built thick skin and an array of skills to keep the conflict mostly at bay.” It probably helps that the band’s popularity continues to escalate. With its latest album, Heartthrob, the group sought to “expand and build” its fanbase, so it opts for a poppier approach and emphasizes the synth-pop side of its sound. That doesn’t take away from the band’s deeply personal lyrics and terrific vocal harmonies. “Even though this record is more ‘produced’ sounding, we've always had to dig through very dense compositions in the rehearsal stages,” says Quin. “Our records have become cleaner and beefier but even on previous albums there were dozens of great ideas that came together to create the music. It’s always a mystery to try and discover which of those ideas need to be there to create the most interesting version of the song live.” (Niesel)

Price: $35-$40

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