The love flowed freely between Matt Batey and Eric Anderson as the two merged their bands, Ruler and Cataldo, for a conjoined performance at Band Crush on Dec. 9. Along with their affecting, tuneful indie rock, the pair regaled the crowd at the Piranha Shop with wry, brotherly banter—the kind that only comes from playing music alongside a good friend for years. It was a revealing performance of a different kind than our previous Band Crush concerts, and surely different from whatever comes next, on Feb. 10, when Prom Queen and the Black Tones take the stage.
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