Normally the backstories about how rock bands got their start are pretty similar to one another. You know the drill: The members were outcasts in school, rebelled against their parents in some way, and wound up in a forceful, angsty band. That's not really how things worked for the members of NeedToBreathe. The stripped down Southern-sounding quintet hailing from Seneca, South Carolina includes the brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart as the front men. Though many a teen would be anxious to break away from this family history, what resulted for these boys was a Christian rock band sounding like a more folkified, less hipster, more religious, less electric version of Kings of Leon. (Is it just coincidence that KoL is also a band from the South that includes brothers who have a father as a pastor?) And even though they haven't come out with a new record since way back in 2009, they're still in the throes of a month-long tour.
Wed., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., 2010
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Sarah Ventre