Ticket Giveaway! SWANS at the Regency Ballroom 9/10

Knick knack, paddy whack, let Rabbits Black give you a bone to help you through September. Are you a big fan of the deep baritone vox of “the National”, “Interpol” and the like? Well look no further than the now 30 years old “SWANS”.  Up for grabs we have TWO (2) tickets to see them live at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco this coming Monday the 10th! (more…)

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EXITMUSIC Announce North American Tour This Fall

Brooklyn, NY’s Exitmusic — comprised of Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino — will headline at dates across North America this fall, starting September 30 at Il Motore in Montreal and ending with the Moog Festival in Asheville, NC on October 26. They’ll be playing The Satellite in Los Angeles on October 17th. Following this run of North American dates Exitmusic will head overseas for a tour of Europe in November. Exitmusic released their debut album, Passage, on May 22nd. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicholas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter), Church and Palladino, along with the assistance of new bandmates drummer Dru Prentiss and live electronics by Nicholas Shelestak, built on the chilling, beautiful aesthetic they had created as a duo when recording at home. Once Exitmusic’s eerie, yet undeniably evocative, wave of sound hits you, it’s impact is undeniable. Check out the new video for the single “White Noise” off Passage, and get more tour info, after the jump…  (more…)

The Heavy release new album “The Glorious Dead” and begin North American Tour

English soul-rockers The Heavy released their new full-length album, The Glorious Dead, this week. The Glorious Dead is the band’s third LP and the follow-up to their sophomore record The House That Dirt Built (2009). The Heavy will be performing “What Makes A Good Man?”, The Glorious Dead’s first single, on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday, August 30. The band will be making a return appearance after their highly talked-about 2010 performance of their breakout hit “How You Like Me Now?” The Heavy mix together soul, hip-hop, rock, blues and funk to create a unique and memorable sound with wide appeal – as exemplified by the band’s enormous commercial success (by “commercial success”, I refer to the fact that it seems like their songs are used in EVERY commercial). So if all the Kia commercials didn’t exhaust you on these guys, grab your significant other and be sure to check these Brits out when they hit California next week. Follow the jump for a stream of the new album, the new video for the single “What Makes A Good Man?”, and tour info…

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San Francisco natives Two Gallants will perform Outside Lands 2012

Ticket Giveaway – Two Gallants @ Rickshaw Stop 8/8

To officially kick off Outside Lands weekend at Rabbits Black, we’ve got TWO TICKETS for you to see Two Gallants tonight at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco! The San Francisco natives are playing the first Outside Lands Night Show, and this marks the beginning of a great weekend of music in the City by the Bay. Hit the jump to find out how to enter for your chance to win two tickets to see Two Gallants tonight! (more…)

Show Review – DIIV and Bleached @ Rickshaw Stop 8/1

Guest review by Ali

DIIV (formerly known as Dive) is a relatively new indie rock band that just formed about a year ago. The Brooklyn-based band played to a pretty mellow crowd on Wednesday night at Rickshaw Stop, which is normally alive with dancing fans. Despite some sound trouble in the beginning of the show, the guys kept their cool and even showed their sense of humor by thanking the crowd for attending their sound check. (more…)

Outside Lands 2012 features Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, and many more!

Outside Lands Preview – Spoiler Alert

It’s Outside Lands Week here at Rabbits Black! To kick it off, Rabbits Black has a sneak peek of what you can expect from performers comedian Chris Hardwick [Nerdist.com, the Talking Dead], comedian David Cross [Arrested Development, Bigger and Blackerer], and drummer Lars Ulrich [Metallica], as Golden Gate Park’s Ranger Dave prepares for his annual party. (more…)

Show Alert: Why? @ Echoplex 8/28 & Great American Music Hall 8/30

Guest post by Jay

This Show Alert goes out to all the “dirty dancing, cursing, back-masking, back-slitting pastor’s kids” – Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, a.k.a. mastermind behind WHY?….ehh…errr maybe just those who are looking for some great live music. Wolf, co-founder of LA-based Anticon, and company (Josiah Wolf, Doug McDiarmid, and Liz Hodson) are taking their act on the road in August and September.  (more…)