If films such as The Boondock Saints
have taught us anything, it's that you don't fuck with Irish-Catholic brothers. And so although the O'Malley siblings (Frankie, Michael and Patrick) of the Safes
may not come brandishing baseball bats, there's an exterior toughness to them that conceals hearts of gold (just like the best Irish poets and brawlers). The Safes' 2004 EP, Boogie Woogie Rumble
, came out on St. Louis' now-defunct Pro-Vel Records and while their bash-'em-up garage rock showed promise, the recent Well, Well, Well
sounds like the brothers have been listening to more British Invasion records, an influence that's softened their approach and sharpened their melodies and arrangements. Locals the Sex Robots
and the Vultures
will also perform.