Halestorm at Town Ballroom
by jill - posted 11:12 am, June 29, 2012
Halestorm. 7pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/townballroom.com) $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