After the grind of a long week, how about some garage rock to kick off your weekend? You work hard, and dammit, you deserve it. Locals Rabbit Holes (disclosure: Adam from the site drums in the band) and Madison duo The Hussy are bringing the ruckus tonight at the Turf Club for a night filled with fuzz laden hooks and good beer at the best music venue in our city. Listen below to a song from the forthcoming Rabbit Holes 7″ and a track from the forthcoming Hussy LP, Pagen Hiss, which follows up last years excellent, and underrated, 2012 LP Weed Seizure. If you’ve slept on The Hussy, it is time to wake up. Also joining the fun will be Joust and France Camp, rounding out what should be a fun, raucous night of music. Don’t miss it!
I am pretty psyched about sister duo Bleached’s upcoming show at the Turf Club (4/28). Whether or not that show is packed full may be determined by how critically received their forthcoming album is. We should know that fairly soon – Ride Your Heart is out tomorrow via Dead Oceans. Personally I think it’s going to be a hit – Jennifer and Jessie Clavin are a pretty talented pair and their most recent single, “Dead in Your Head,” is a strong piece of pop. It’s a perfect mix of 90’s angsty riot grrrl punk with a healthy dose of 60’s California pop to give it a glossier shine. Check out the tune below and don’t forget to check out the full record when it drops tomorrow.
One of my least favorite things about local music media is their tendency to favor acts/musicians with whom they have established relationships with, rather than merit. Since we’re just a lowly blog however, there’s no need for us to hold ourselves to such strict standards. New local band Rabbit Holes contains Reviler co-founder Adam Bubolz on drums (as well as Jon Tester and Taylor Harris, i.e. pretty much all of Voytek minus Sam Gerard) so it could be expected that no matter how terrible they sound, we would be expected to gush about them, right? Except that this is one of those rare cases where you get to write about a friend’s musical project without having to lie about its quality. Rabbit Holes most certainly do not suck. Their new demo single ‘Where Do We Go” is a powerful wallop of compressed punk energy. Though the tune may lack for lyrical variety, Tester’s manic guitar playing fills the void nicely with fitful energy and power chords, and Bubolz’s drumming and Harris’s bass compliment nicely. I hear shades of early punk’s simple, directness in their sound, a la the Buzzcocks but I will leave it up to Adam to outline for us exactly which obscure punk/post-punk/seapunk bands Rabbit Holes call “influence.” He writes for this blog after all. In fact he may edit this.
— Jon Behm
Rabbit Holes first show will take place on March 1st at the Turf Club where they will play with Vonnie Kyle, Ex-Nuns, and Fury Things