White Rabbits w/ The Subjects @ the RnRH - Tuesday, June 2nd - $14
Nearly a year ago to the date, DCRC embarked on one of our more ambitious endeavors, two shows at two venues in one night. Sometimes we fail to make it out of my living room, so trust me, this was big. We ventured out to see the White Rabbits and These New Puritans that night, and this past Tuesday, we went back for another helping of rabbit.
When Twitter's 140 characters are replaced by one word micro-blogging, the word for White Rabbits will be percussion. They showed this a year ago, and did one better this time around by having all but one member take a turn banging on the drums. We at DCRC are generally pro-multi-membranophoners. DC locals, Imperial China do this from time to time, but I don't think they execute all that well. Certainly not as well as the White Rabbits do. It's no wonder where the WRs came up with the title of their single, Percussion Gun.
Speaking of titles, as Jumbo Slice mentioned last month, White Rabbits have a new album called It's Frightening. I haven't heard it. But I was surprised by the title. I've already shared my thoughts on the proliferation of bands with the word "black" in their title. And there's been a wave of animal related bands that have been touring lately (you have your Animal Collective, Deer Tick, Deerhoof, Cat Power, Bat for Lashes, Fleet Foxes, Ponys, etc). I know this is nothing new. But White Rabbits already share some space with another rabbit themed band. So to come out with an album called It's Frightening when there's a band called Frightened Rabbit out there doesn't make sense to me. You're bound to confuse someone as easily confused as myself.
Here's a peek into White (unfrightened) Rabbits from Tuesday night.
Brooklyn, New York's The Subjects opened for WR on Tuesday. They were decent. I honestly didn't pay enough attention to them as I should have, but one look at their website makes me like them more. They seem to have a good sense of humor (they've posted a Maury Povich show video). Also, the members of The Subjects seem to have something in their contract that says each of them will sing in at least one song. Here's another clip.