A Place to Bury Strangers (APTBS) Debut New Video for “So Far Away”

If you are wondering what the f&$k is up with the awesome new video posted in the “You Need This” feature on the Rabbits Black homepage, look no further. New York based A Place to Bury Strangers (APTBS) has just debuted a hipstamatic new video for a single off of their soon to be released EP Onwards to the Wall. Adding to the buzz, the band has also recently announced US tour dates for Spring 2012!! Tickets are already on sale for the March LA show with The Joy Formidable. Details after the transport… (more…)

Show Alert: Ozomatli @The Fillmore SF 12/16 & 12/17

Tis’ not only the season to be jolly, but to also get your dance on at one of the most historic venues in modern music history… the Fillmore SF! Ozomatli will be featured on both Friday and Saturday night just in time to dance off the Thanksgiving gluttony while still allowing enough time to pick up those last minute gifts (including the signature Fillmore free concert poster). Sheer scheduling perfection. (more…)

Show Alert: Chris Cornell @The Palace of Fine Arts SF 12/15

Rabbits Black has been paying close attention to the Soundgarden reunion over the years, the alleged new Soundgarden album release in 2012, and the solo endeavors of their front man Chris Cornell. Well, the not-so-intoxicated party has yet to stop as Cornell continues his solo tour at the Palace of Fine Arts SF Theater in mid-December just following the well awaited solo release of Songbook, set to hit the shelves next Tuesday 11/22. There may or may not be streams of 3, yes count them, 3 tracks off of Songbook along with a full track listing following the transport … you will just have to click and see. (more…)

Venue Review: Yoshi’s San Francisco

For those of you music heads out there that, on occasion, wish to branch out and experience new artistic forms of musical expression, this place will definitely not disappoint. Yoshi’s Jazz club and Japanese restaurant is the premier spot to hit up when the time comes to celebrate an anniversary, graduation, new job, or just the need for a classy night out. There are 2 locations in the Bay Area, Downtown Oakland in Jack London Square and San Francisco’s Fillmore district. The Oakland venue has been around since 1997 and has hosted some legendary musicians for all sorts of genres over the years. The San Francisco club has only been open since late 2007, but has already established itself as the most proper jazzy night out in the city.

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The Shants talk to Rabbits (An Interview) & Show Alert @ Viracocha SF 10/8

Sometimes it is just good to get away; away from the city, away from work, away from the hustle and bustle lifestyle, in order to discover things about the world, and yourself, that sometimes just get buried in distractions and stimulation. What better way to assist this journey of isolation and self unearthing than an old style, country blues with a modern rock twist? Well, one not need to tread too far outside of their Bay Area mecca to find such a entity. Skip Allums, Sam Tokheim, Carver Cordes, and Adam Burstein are The Shants, a band of such talents out of Oakland that embodies that discovery in their folksy musical style and Rabbitsblack got a chance to talk with them about their latest creation and upcoming release ceremony at the Viracocha SF for the new album, Beautiful Was the Night. Find out what they had to say after the transport…

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Album Review: Wooden Shjips – West

Wooden Shjips are back with the fuzz for your stereo with their latest album West.  We decided to do something special for this album review, as we put the new album to the test with two sets of ears at work.  Anthony and Ronnie both offer their takes on the album, and with different influences and tastes our two reviewers give us an interesting look into West.  Let us know in the comments what you think, and who got it right! (more…)

Show Alert: Portugal the Man and Alberta Cross @ Avalon in Santa Clara 9/28

Celebrating the summer 2011 release of their 7th studio production, In the Mountain, In the Cloud, Portugal the Man (PTM) is making a detour in the south bay area next week with special guest Alberta Cross at the Avalon in Santa Clara. If you all recall, Rabbitsblack posted an in-depth review of In the Mountain, In the Cloud along with the full-length video production for their featured single, “Sleep Forever” back in July… so you can imagine our in house stoked level to have a chance to catch the live act as a headliner! A couple more tracks from their latest release are included in the post after the transport; give them a listen! (more…)

Festival Guide: Treasure Island Music Festival @ Treasure Island, SF Bay Area 10/15 – 10/16

Set for the 5th annual rain-or-shine outdoor gala, the 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF) lights will be on and popping for a 2-day bash in the bay next month. The celebration will feature artists from across the lands of time and space, eager to caress your consciousness with positive electro-vibes and rock-riffed sound blasts. Some awesome, awesome performances are set to jam that include: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Chromeo, Flying Lotus, Death Cab for Cutie, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House, and many more. See the full two-day line up here: treasure island line-up 2011. Traditionally, the first day of the event encompasses more of an electronica and hip-hop feel and the second day comes back with more of a rock and indie presence. Check it out for yourself. I have included some tracks from a few different billed acts for your listening pleasure after the transport…

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