Liam and Noel Gallagher could learn a thing or two from the Reids. As the core of indie Scottish band The Jesus And Mary Chain, the Reids weren’t above resorting to fisticuffs whenever there was a disagreement. Since the brothers were barely able to play their instruments back in the day, early Jesus And Mary Chain live shows were known to last only fifteen minutes with the Reids often performing with their backs to audiences.

But experience rules the day and The Jesus And Mary Chain evolved into an excellent live act even though the Reids weren’t above throwing a punch or two while onstage.

These days the band’s press material doesn’t even try to hide the sibling rivalry that ranks up there with other great bickering brothers like Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks and The Everly Brothers. Describing the band’s 1999 breakup, today’s announcement states the Reids “decided they hated each other, had a massive punch-up before a paying audience then took early retirement to spend more time with their alcohol and television sets.”

Having reunited in 2007, these days The Jesus & Marcy Chain includes John Moore on guitar and Phil King on bass “with a drummer to be announced.” With the group’s performance day and time at SXSW also in the TBA zone, the band has a few warm up shows before it rolls into Austin. Look for the band in Denton, Texas, at the 35 Denton Festival March 11; and fine House of Blues establishments in New Orleans (March 12) and Houston (March 13).

Tickets for the 35 Denton Festival are already on sale and general onsales for the HOB shows begin Feb. 10. Visit for more info.