BROTHER AND SISTER

BROTHER AND SISTER

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Katie and Michael Gaughan (Brother and Sister) is “A sibling duo that is part White Stripes, part Whitesnake and part white noise.” Star Tribune 2005. Brother and Sister play positive, high-energy punk rock with a focus on visual performance and audience participation.

Biography


Katie and Michael Gaughan (Brother and Sister)
is “A sibling duo that is part White Stripes, part
Whitesnake and part white noise.” Star Tribune
2005. Brother and Sister play positive, high-energy
punk rock with a focus on visual performance and
audience participation.
Brother and Sister was awarded “BEST LIVE ARTIST”
(2005 City Pages), “BEST CONCERT WITHIN THE
LAST 12 MONTHS” (2006 City Pages), “BEST
LIVE ACT 4” (2005 Star Tribune), “BEST SONG
6” (2005 Star Tribune), and “EASILY THE MOST
CONTROVERSIAL ACT”- describing Brother and
Sister @ the Picked to Click First Ave concert (How
was the Show 2005). Also, in The Wire: Adventures in
Modern Music, Byron Coley wrote a positive review
of their debut 10 inch mini LP.
The band is known for organizing scavenger hunt
concerts for all age audiences in and around
Minneapolis. These all-day events consist of
multiple bands at multiple secret locations where the
audience travels via bicycle, car or bus and deciphers
clues in order to find the next location.
Past events have included performances at a recently
abandoned county jail, the alter of a church (inside
and on top of a coffin), a downtown YWCA indoor
pool (with an audience of 150 kids swimming in the
pool), art galleries, rooftops, hotel rooms, schools,
beaches, a roller rink, an outdoor water park, picnic
shelters, under highway overpasses, etc. The Walker
Art Center has teamed up with Michael Gaughan to
organize the most recent scavenger hunt.
In addition to playing in unconventional venues,
Brother and Sister create custom guitars such as
Hard Candy Guitars (that are eaten and licked by
audience members and smashed during the show),
Electric Ant Colony (a real ant farm guitar), The
Helicaster (RC Helicopter flying guitar), and Quad
Chopper (4 neck spinning guitar). Guitar drawings
(done with a marker on the headstock of the guitar),
are also created during performances.
Brother and Sister have toured the Midwest and West
Coast and have played many benefit shows including
Yo! The Movement’s Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit,
Save the Farm’s Minnesota Organic Farm Benefit,
Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Green Club
Benefits as well as benefits for local collectives such
as Arise Bookstore, Spokes
Pizza Collective and others.

Lyrics

B E S T S I S T E R E V E R

Written By: Brother and Sister Michael and Katie Gaughan

you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the B E S T
S I S T
E R
E V E R
you're the best sister a brother could have
you're the best friend and I love you for that!!!!

Send Me a Cry

Written By: Brother and Sister Michael and Katie Gaughan

Send me a cry

sometimes we all need a friend
don't be upset or too proud to call me
if you need anything
you know I will be there for you always
sometimes we feel so alone
you've crawled deep into those depths
if you can't pull yourself up,
don't give up, just take a deep breath
and …

Send me a cry
you know I'll be right by your side
Send me a cry
you know it'll be alright tonight
Send me a cry
you know I'll be right by your side
Send me a cry
you know it'll be alright

I can see those tear drops and drips
running down your cheek
it looks a morse code message
for me to read
I can see those goose bumps
raised up on your flesh
it looks like Braille for the blind
and that message says...

we all need a friend
Send me a cry

Send me a cry
you know I'll be right by your side
Send me a cry
you know it'll be alright tonight

Discography

Brother and Sister 6 songs self titled CD 1999
MN Artists / Walker Art Center MN mix CD 2004
Brother and Sister demo CD 2004
Brother and Sister 10 inch record 2005
Brother and Sister 1,000 parties CD-DVD 2007

Set List

30 minutes