Rock & Pop

The Watson Twins

When: Tue., Aug. 3, 8 p.m. 2010

If it's true that siblings have a knack for making the best music, the Watson Twins manage to up the ante considerably, given that they came from the same egg. Since moving to California's trendy Silverlake neighborhood in 1997, the Kentucky-born sisters have earned quite a reputation for their dulcet harmonies. They got plenty of work harmonizing for local groups like Orphan Train, Joe Firstman and Fairechild. Not to mention a then little-known RiloKiley and its beguiling singer Jenny Lewis championed these southern belles early on. Lewis' support went as far as sharing equal billing with the Watson twins on her 2006 solo debut opus Rabbit Fur Coat. The twins subsequently struck out on their own, releasing their sophomore effort Talking to You, Talking to Me earlier this year. Not quite the old-timey music they've become known for, this new record instead taps into the sounds of early '70s Laurel Canyon-inspired soft rock, with the soul of Tapestry-era Carole King. It's a beguiling sound , especially in a live setting. The Watson Twins play Tuesday, August 3 at Café du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco), 8 p.m. $10, $12.

Dave Gil de Rubio

Price: $10, $12

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