‘Ready to Rock, You Guys?’ The Winklevoss Twins Play Amagansett.

The 40-year-old billionaire twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have been on the highway with their rock band, Mars Junction, since early final month, crisscrossing the nation to supply their variations of songs by Blink-182, the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers, the Police, Pearl Jam and Journey. Tyler sings; Cameron performs guitar. On Saturday, they rolled into Amagansett, N.Y., the Lengthy Island seaside city not removed from the place they spent their childhood summers.

They arrived in grand fashion, cruising down Primary Road in a 45-foot Prevost tour bus with “Mars Junction” in large lettering on the facet. A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter introduced up the rear. The twins’ retinue included the 4 musicians within the band, a documentary filmmaker, a merchandise salesman and diverse workers members.

The 2 automobiles parked in entrance of the Stephen Talkhouse, a venue with an old-salt vibe the place numerous marquee performers have taken the stage over the many years, together with Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Sheila E. and Suzanne Vega. Mars Junction was closing out the tour with two nights on the Talkhouse on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets have been $50.

The twins, whose cryptocurrency firm, Gemini, laid off 10 % of its workers within the current crypto crash, hit a bump on the highway to Amagansett. An viewers member on the band’s present on the Surprise Bar in Asbury Park, N.J., posted a video of Tyler making an attempt and failing to match the crystalline excessive notes of the singer Steve Perry in Mars Junction’s rendition of Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Cease Believin’.” The clip went viral, and the feedback on social media concerning the twins — former Olympic rowers who made a fortune in Bitcoin after having a task within the creation of Fb — got here in scorching.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who have been born in close by Southampton and grew up in Greenwich, Conn., had a a lot hotter reception on the Talkhouse. By 7 p.m. on Saturday, the place was packed, primarily with younger adults in Bermuda shorts and summer time clothes who appeared to belong to the identical crowd because the Harvard-educated twins. Their mother and father, Carol and Howard Winklevoss, have been in attendance, as have been a number of household pals.

The twins took the stage and dove into their opener, “Prime Gun Anthem,” the instrumental theme to the 1986 movie and its current sequel. Together with his mustache, slicked-back hair, aviator shades and pockets chain hanging from a again pocket, Tyler had a glance someplace between “Prime Gun” and Tommy Bahama. Cameron, in an orange shirt and white slacks, had extra of a surfer vibe.

All of a sudden, his legs vast aside and the microphone held sideways, Tyler led the band into Rage Towards the Machine’s “Killing within the Title.” “Now you do what they instructed ya!” he sang earlier than leaping into the gang, the place he engaged in a flurry of high-fives and fist bumps with the Mars Junction trustworthy.

“What up, Talkhouse!” he mentioned after the track was finished. “Fourth of July weekend, it’s the large one! Able to rock, you guys?”

The hits saved on coming: Kings of Leon’s “Intercourse on Fireplace”; Mumford & Sons’ “The Wolf”; the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers’ “Can’t Cease.” When Tyler sang Chic’s “Santeria,” he made a change to the road “Properly, I had one million {dollars}” by changing the phrase “million” with “billion.” Cameron executed a wah-wah guitar solo and took a swig of Liquid Loss of life water.

Then got here the difficult a part of the present: the Police medley, which required Tyler to hit the excessive notes so effortlessly sung by a youthful Sting in his Eighties glory.

“So Lonely” segued into “Message in a Bottle,” which morphed into the hard-rocking “Synchronicity II” (“The manufacturing unit belches filth into the sky!” Tyler sang) earlier than settling into the reggae vibe of “Strolling on the Moon.” Tyler was stretching his voice to the restrict. Why not make it simpler on himself by beginning it off in a decrease key? However that isn’t the Winklevoss manner.

The gang sang together with the subsequent one, “Flagpole Sitta,” a 1997 hit for Harvey Hazard. When the music died down, a younger man within the viewers repeatedly screamed out a profane chant towards Mark Zuckerberg, whom the Winklevoss twins sued unsuccessfully, accusing him of denying them their justifiable share of Fb cash.

“I don’t know what you’re saying,” Tyler mentioned to the rowdy fan, the trace of a smile on his face.

He obtained nostalgic in his introduction to Pearl Jam’s “Even Circulate.”

“Let’s go early ’90s, yeah?” Tyler mentioned to the gang. “What do you assume? Early ’90s? Pre-internet? Are you able to deal with that? No social media? All proper, you need to return there?”

He channeled Eddie Vedder’s growl. Cameron busted out two solos.

“Whooooooo!” mentioned the gang.

“We’re going to remain early ’90s for this subsequent one,” Tyler mentioned. “Prepared for some Nirvana?”

The gang whooped once more.

“OK, that seems like a sure!”

Then got here “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” As they performed the subsequent track, the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers’ “Suck My Kiss,” their mom, Carol, was clapping alongside to the beat as their father, sporting a blue blazer and button-down shirt, maintained a stoic demeanor.

For the track “You’re So Final Summer season,” by Taking Again Sunday, Cameron placed on a Mars Junction cap. Extra have been obtainable on the merch desk for $20.02 apiece.

After the viewers sang alongside to “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers, Mars Junction provided a pair of Journey songs as encores: “Don’t Cease Believin’” and “Any Manner You Need It.” The lights got here as much as the sound of AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells” on the Talkhouse sound system. The twins left to have a late dinner with their mother and father at Gurney’s in Montauk.

Earlier than the Sunday night present, the brothers took a second to talk in an upstai
rs room on the Talkhouse. As Tyler cracked open a Liquid Loss of life, he mentioned the earlier evening’s present had the texture of a homecoming and famous that his mother and father nonetheless had the seaside home in close by Quogue. He added that Mars Junction was in a considerably susceptible place, because it performs such acquainted songs.

“While you play covers, you’re judged towards the recording,” Tyler mentioned. “And the extra iconic the track, the extra individuals know the recording, and stay’s a bit completely different. So it’s a tricky factor.”

One factor the Mars Junction expertise has taught them, the twins mentioned, was that the lifetime of a touring musician will be wearying.

“You’ve obtained to relaxation for these exhibits,” Tyler mentioned. “It’s an enormous exertion and, as a vocalist, your voice can go for those who’re not cautious.”

“Guitars don’t get drained,” Cameron mentioned. “However people do.”

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