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Halestorm at Town Ballroom

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Halestorm. 7pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/ $16 advance/$19 day of show.

Pretty much every little kid in the Western world wants to be a rock star at some point between the ages of eight and 12. What set Arejay and Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale apart was that they actually followed through with it. The brother-sister duo has been writing and performing original music since they were 10 and 13, respectively. In 2000, when they were 13 and 16, Arejay and Lzzy released an EP under the name HalestormHHaHHahfa;jsfsk; they landed a major record deal in 2005. Now the biggest male-female rock duo this side of The White Stripes (a major difference being that Arejay actually knows how to play the drums), the siblings have brought in a supporting guitarist and bassist, and the group currently boasts two stupid LPs and one big radio hit, 2009’s “I Get Off.” You can witness this up-and-coming rock act and all their young promise Sunday (July 1) at the Town Ballroom. Playing support will be burgeoning post-grunge outfit New Medicine and Omaha-based group Emphatic. -edward a. benoit

  • i hate the “meg white can’t play drums” trope so much, it reeks of lame rock dudes chiding women who take on non-traditional female roles in bands.  this dude is probably a competent musician, but this band is as boring and dull as 2012 radio rock gets.  meg white might not be the most talented musician, but what she’s done with her limited talent is a million times more unique and interesting than this schlock.