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The Mixus Brothers, 2 villainous brothers in a western novel seeking revenge and serenading PGH
Written by:
Emily Plazek
"The dusk begins to melt away into the heavens, blending the horizon into inevitable mirage. Heat waves descend in the distance as two shadowy figures begin to come into view. One: the old timer, an axe in each hand and a scowl on his lips. The other: the bandito with a short fuse and a low gauge crowd pleaser slung high on his hip.
Such is the beginning, and ultimate end of The Mixus Brothers. Sworn to avenge their alleged slights they travel the dark roads of an America that misunderstands and underestimates them.
They're out for revenge, they're coming for you...and nothing will stand in their way...so be on the lookout, Jebbh and Red think your town may be next..."

Here's our official welcome to The Mixus Brothers to the MIC MVMT! They're playing at the Barrel House this Friday (check it out by clicking here!), so let's introduce you. I think this origin story is one of the most unique concepts I've heard from an indie band:

What's your origin story?

We met in Frick Park in September of 2011 and later discovered we both had played in bands and had written songs so we decided it would be fun to give it a shot. The first song we recorded together was a cover of Ween’s “She’s Your Baby”.  

The name The Mixus Brothers is derived from two villainous brothers in a Louis L’amour Western novel called “Showdown at Yellow Butte”…we went through many names and determined that this was one sure way nobody would have had it before us.  So, when we are on stage, we choose to be Jebbh and Red Mixus….two brothers out to avenge their slights.

What do you love most about being an indie band? 

We love making original music, writing, recording the singing and the playing, when it all comes together it is a fantastic feeling.

What are some of your struggles as an indie band?  

We struggle the most with getting people to listen to the music.  As Red Mixus once said, even The Beatles needed someone like George Martin to help them get noticed! As people who migrated here, we do not have a built in fan base and even our friends and families lives are so hectic, with everyone’s lives moving so quickly, getting anyone to actually listen is the hardest part.  We truly believe that that music is done well and if people actually listen, they will like at least some of it.

 

Any advice for up-and-coming indie bands who admire and want to be like you? 

Keep writing and recording and having fun…we think having fun is most important since, in the end, [you're] most likely are doing this for yourself.

 

Favorite restaurants/bars in PGH? How about places you like to visit? 

D’s in Regent Square, Kaya in the Strip District and of course Club Café on the Southside.  Since we met in Frick park, it is our favorite but we both like to take our families to the pool in Greenfield and Highland Park is nice as well!

 

Craziest/funniest tour story?  

We opened up for Simone Felice at Club Café many years ago and the guy was all over the place, said he was looking forward to hearing our set and then came back 20 minutes after we finished very inebriated…it must be nice to be on tour : )

 
"We love Pittsburgh and hope everyone and their friends takes 30 minutes while they are out and about, working or studying to listen to our music.  We are about to release our fifth album “To Hang Me High” and it should be awesome so look forward to it!!"


In the meantime go listen to their full album "To the far blue mountains" by clicking here, or perhaps, listen to my personal favorite, The Movement of the Tall Trees by clicking here. The other best places to listen are on Spotify (click me!) or Reverbnation (no, click me!)

Follow them on Facebook (another click here!) to see when else they're playing (like in the Deutschtown Music Festival in July!)

The Mixus Brothers, 2 villainous brothers in a western novel seeking revenge and serenading PGH
The Mixus Brothers, 2 villainous brothers in a western novel seeking revenge and serenading PGH
MIC is my baby.
"The dusk begins to melt away into the heavens, blending the horizon into inevitable mirage. Heat waves descend in the distance as two shadowy figures begin to come into view. One: the old timer, an axe in each hand and a scowl on his lips. The other: the bandito with a short fuse and a low gauge crowd pleaser slung high on his hip.
Such is the beginning, and ultimate end of The Mixus Brothers. Sworn to avenge their alleged slights they travel the dark roads of an America that misunderstands and underestimates them.
They're out for revenge, they're coming for you...and nothing will stand in their way...so be on the lookout, Jebbh and Red think your town may be next..."

Here's our official welcome to The Mixus Brothers to the MIC MVMT! They're playing at the Barrel House this Friday (check it out by clicking here!), so let's introduce you. I think this origin story is one of the most unique concepts I've heard from an indie band:

What's your origin story?

We met in Frick Park in September of 2011 and later discovered we both had played in bands and had written songs so we decided it would be fun to give it a shot. The first song we recorded together was a cover of Ween’s “She’s Your Baby”.  

The name The Mixus Brothers is derived from two villainous brothers in a Louis L’amour Western novel called “Showdown at Yellow Butte”…we went through many names and determined that this was one sure way nobody would have had it before us.  So, when we are on stage, we choose to be Jebbh and Red Mixus….two brothers out to avenge their slights.

What do you love most about being an indie band? 

We love making original music, writing, recording the singing and the playing, when it all comes together it is a fantastic feeling.

What are some of your struggles as an indie band?  

We struggle the most with getting people to listen to the music.  As Red Mixus once said, even The Beatles needed someone like George Martin to help them get noticed! As people who migrated here, we do not have a built in fan base and even our friends and families lives are so hectic, with everyone’s lives moving so quickly, getting anyone to actually listen is the hardest part.  We truly believe that that music is done well and if people actually listen, they will like at least some of it.

 

Any advice for up-and-coming indie bands who admire and want to be like you? 

Keep writing and recording and having fun…we think having fun is most important since, in the end, [you're] most likely are doing this for yourself.

 

Favorite restaurants/bars in PGH? How about places you like to visit? 

D’s in Regent Square, Kaya in the Strip District and of course Club Café on the Southside.  Since we met in Frick park, it is our favorite but we both like to take our families to the pool in Greenfield and Highland Park is nice as well!

 

Craziest/funniest tour story?  

We opened up for Simone Felice at Club Café many years ago and the guy was all over the place, said he was looking forward to hearing our set and then came back 20 minutes after we finished very inebriated…it must be nice to be on tour : )

 
"We love Pittsburgh and hope everyone and their friends takes 30 minutes while they are out and about, working or studying to listen to our music.  We are about to release our fifth album “To Hang Me High” and it should be awesome so look forward to it!!"


In the meantime go listen to their full album "To the far blue mountains" by clicking here, or perhaps, listen to my personal favorite, The Movement of the Tall Trees by clicking here. The other best places to listen are on Spotify (click me!) or Reverbnation (no, click me!)

Follow them on Facebook (another click here!) to see when else they're playing (like in the Deutschtown Music Festival in July!)

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