Initially I was distracted by the imposing combination of Neville Longbottom with a double-neck on the Speakeasy stage, so much so that the top of his head was actually in the rafters.
Once I got over that, I thought one of the guitar players has a certain likeness to a bespectacled (though skinny) Clark Duke.
The sound wasn't great but how high can your expectations be? Three guitars, bass and drums can easily get pretty muddy in basement.
At times they got a bit too shoegazy for me but their upbeat songs and harmonies were laudable. Probably just because they went on at 12:30am, the yawns were contagious and unfortunately a concert actually succeeded in making me feel like an old man.
Their last couple of songs actually got a few people dancing and in the end I wracked my brain to try to remember which bands the Brother Kite sounded like. That is usually a good thing, when a band is familiar but doesn't specifically sound like someone else
After searching my music library for ideas I feel like they recall a (not as bright) mid-2000s The Get Up Kids and the most recent Superchunk album.
They guys might just be the biggest thing out of Providence since Deer Tick and I'm curious to see where they take it.