Brother O’ Brother at Black Circle Brewing Co.


On Friday, March 2nd, Black Circle Brewing Co. of Indianapolis will be celebrating the first Friday of the month with a triple feature of live music for your listening pleasure. Headlining the event will be local Indianapolis band Brother O’ Brother. they’ll be joined by another Indy band, Archarus and The Maness Brothers, from St. Louis.

Brother O’ Brother

Brother O’ Brother is a garage-blues and gospel rock duo that’s helping put Indianapolis on the map for music. According to the band’s profile, “Brother O’ Brother’s live performance has been dubbed the best live performance in all of Indianapolis by multiple press outlets as well as the best rock band in all of Indianapolis by NUVO for 2017″. 

Brother O’ Brother released their debut, self-titled album in 2014. Among their other releases are “Show Pony” in 2015, and their most recent, “Neon Native” in 2017. They’ve also released several live albums recorded at Indianapolis venues like Radio Radio. You can listen to them all on Brother O’ Brother’s Bandcamp page.

The two men who make up Brother O’ Brother are Chris Banta (vocals, guitar), and Warner Swopes (drums). You can find out more about Brother O’ Brother by visiting their website or Facebook page.


Archarus is a fuzz-metal band from Indianapolis with a penchant for myths, legends, and heavy riffs. The band released its debut album “Render Unto Archarus” in 2015. Their second and most recent album is collaborative concept album with Thorr-Axe of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit that came out last year. You can listen to it on Archarus’ Bandcamp page.

Archarus consists of Drew Smith (guitar), Dre Duarte (drums), and Ty Winslow (bass). You can learn more about Archarus by finding them on Facebook.

The Maness Brothers

The Maness Brothers bring the metal of Archarus and the garage-blues of Brother O’ Brother together in their own sound. The St. Louis duo is comprised of Jake Maness (drums, vocals), and David Maness (guitar, vocals).

2011 saw the release of The Maness Brothers’ debut album “Daytrotter Session”. Since then, the two brothers have released four additional albums. The most recent of these, “Maness Brothers”, came out in 2017. You can listen to all of these on Bandcamp.

To find out more about The Maness Brothers, you can visit their website. You can also find The Maness Brothers on Facebook.


The show with Brother O’ Brother, Archarus, and The Maness Brothers starts at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 2nd at Black Circle Brewing Co.


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