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Brothers plan performance before moving East


Danny Marroquin July 17th, 2008

The Brothers Sarmiento, Adam and Eric, are relaxed onstage and in person, as if they just wait for the truth to float to them. Maybe that's why they haven't "made it" in the consistently confusing wor...

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The Brothers Sarmiento, Adam and Eric, are relaxed onstage and in person, as if they just wait for the truth to float to them. Maybe that's why they haven't "made it" in the consistently confusing world of indie rock. 

Adam Sarmiento, a drum instructor at Charlie Rayl Music Lessons in Norman, and Eric Sarmiento, a future geography grad student at Rutgers, have let music enrich lives filled with other activities. 

The Brothers Sarmiento have a Norman history stretching back to the early Nineties when they were rocking out with Mike Hosty in dance, blues and psych bands during the heyday of Rome XC and Liberty D's.

The brothers have a balanced, paced method of writing and recording. Eric said his most recent album, "Declaration of Interdependence," took four years to finish, and for Adam's upcoming "I and I" album, the songwriter whittled 30 songs down to a selection of nine.

Watching the Sarmientos is somewhat like being in a laboratory. On a hot June night at neo-hippie commune in Norman called Universe City, their subtle sounds slipped from the cracks of the basement windows. Past the stairwell with the askew Kurt Cobain poster on the wall were the Sarmientos, noodling their way through some light-headed air, with Adam drumming with brushes.

Their brisk, two-hour set navigated through differing eras and styles, including Eric vamping like a late-Sixties Lou Reed. Adam alternated between virtuoso drum work, rock-stomping and ethereal, synthesizer mood-making.

With Eric leaving for New Jersey at the end of the month, Saturday's 9 p.m. show at The 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 N.W. 51st, will be the last opportunity to see the sibling duo for quite some time. "Danny Marroquin

 

 
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