White Rabbits @ Webster Hall 3.4.08

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I’ve never seen a bad White Rabbits show… each time I see this band, I walk away from the show that much more in love with their tunes- a combination of swinging piano, percussion that makes your heart pound, and melodies fit for a whiskey-drinking night in the back room. Being a Brooklynite, when listening to White Rabbits I can’t help but feel refreshed- it would seem that each bar, art space, and cafe is filled with pretentious would-be musicians taking his or herself too seriously. The Rabbits, however, are just plain fun. These boys look like guys my parents would want to hang with (in fact, I think they should submit the cover of their 7″ to J.Crew for use in their next catalog.) They opened for The Walkmen, who had a solid show, but in my opinion couldn’t top the Rabbits.

Speaking of their 7″, I normally wouldn’t indulge in such a purchase, but this is certainly one I’d recommend. It includes a new single (though they’ve been playing it live for quite awhile) called “Cotillion Blues,” which is easily my new favorite song.  As a B-side, their cover of Randy Newman’s Beehive State is quite lovely.

White Rabbits continue their tour with The Walkmen and Spoon- so check them out!

Mar 14 2008 Club de Ville (SXSW Bigshot Touring Showcase) Austin, Texas
Mar 15 2008 Club de Ville (SXSW Hot Freaks Party) Austin, Texas
Apr 1 2008 Mojo’s Columbia, Missouri
Apr 2 2008 Uptown Theater w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 3 2008 Capitol Theater w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Davenport, Iowa
Apr 4 2008 Vic Theater w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Chicago, Illinois
Apr 5 2008 Bogarts w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Cincinatti, Ohio
Apr 6 2008 Emerald Theater w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Detroit, Michigan
Apr 7 2008 Carnegie Music Hall w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 12 2008 Norva w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Norfolk, Virginia
Apr 14 2008 Centerstage w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 16 2008 Revolution w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 17 2008 House of Blues w/ Spoon & The Walkmen Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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