Brutus Gets The Girl
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Brutus Gets The Girl

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"Brutus Gets the Girl at Bean Town"

Continuing our tour of Sierra Madre music venues, let’s take a look at the hillside community’s prime coffee bar, Bean Town. Besides offering a full complement of caffeinated concoctions and baked delights, Bean Town is well-established as a prime entertainment venue for up-and-coming artists of all stripes. You’ll hear more than just unplugged folk and roots music here. Music fans may be unaware that you can catch rock acts here too.
For fans as well as acts, the club has a distinct advantage: Since it doesn’t serve booze, shows are open to all ages. Younger fans get a chance to hear different styles of music, and artists gain in-person exposure to audiences they’d otherwise miss. It’s one of the few area venues where parents and kids can enjoy a show together (and the folks don’t have to pop for a babysitter).
Brutus Gets the Girl, a band formed in 2002 by the brother-and-sister team of Silvano and Marisol Barba, stops in for a visit Saturday night.
The band pulls in influences from New Wave, ’80s-vintage British Electronica, alternative rock and Spanish pop. The result is a collection of sometimes introspective, sometimes upbeat songs with soft, understated vocals and melancholy melodies. This isn’t head-banging rock. Introspective and thought-provoking are terms that come to mind.
Mike Delgado joins the Barbas on drums, with Joe Spellman on synthesizer.
Brutus Gets the Girl has produced two discs, 2005’s Contra Love and 2004’s self-titled demo.
The band is billing Saturday’s gig as an experimental set, with new songs not yet exposed to the light of day added to the list.

By John Sollenberger - Pasadena Weekly


Brutus Gets The Girl Demo - 2004
contra LOVE EP - 2005

The track "Universe" off "contra LOVE" has regular airplay on "" & ""


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Take influences from; New Wave, British 80s Electronica, Alternative Rock and Spanish Pop Music and you have one of the most eclectic bands in the Los Angeles music scene Brutus Gets The Girl - The sound is a mix of dream like melancholy melodies with soft vocals, throbbing electronic bass pulses and distorted guitar echoes. Their music as well as their lyrics stays engraved in your mind.

Formed in the fall of 2002 by Silvano Barba, on guitars and vocals and his sister Marisol Barba, on piano and vocals. Shortly thereafter they asked Mike Delgado to play drums and long-time friend Joe Spelman to collaborate on synthesizer. Now they have built a loyal following after playing for the past few years all around the Los Angeles area. Their growing successes have resulted in the bands 2005 debut release of a self-produced EP, contra LOVE.

With songs ranging from introspective rock to spirited pop, Brutus Gets The Girl is looking to be one of the most refreshing sounds to come out of Los Angeles's new indie music scene. Expect to see and hear much more from Brutus Gets The Girl in the months to come!