I was fortunate enough to catch Rabbithead live in May. What a good night,
and a great show. I think my ears are still ringing. The bands that played
before them were Jesse, an avant garde trio with powerful female vocals.
They have a very unique sound and style. Next up, was BlackVelvet3. They
played moody college alternative rock. It's loud and fast, with a must see Ramones tribute at the end.
Then our boys
Rabbithead played. Rabbithead is an enthusiastic straight forward Rock n
Roll band. Their music is energetic and fun. The songs are all
original, and it wouldn't surprise me if this band went somewhere. At this
time Rabbithead consisted of Robbie Gennet-Lead guitar/vocals, James
Leer-guitar, Tim Hogan-Bass, Billy Carmody-drums. Since this performance,
Tim, James, and Billy have left Rabbithead.
Gennet, who's credits include Saigon Kick, 7Mary3, Rudy and Everclear to
name a few, has established himself as a songwriter that defies easy
categorization. He's released 5 Cds, and 6 cassettes and still has many
unrecorded songs. Besides the guitar, Robbie also plays the piano.
After Robbie got back from Florida touring with the ever funky Rudy. He
started to regroup Rabbithead. For their performance at 14 Below they
performed as a
trio and I'm sure they brought the house down. We'll keep you posted on
future Rabbithead gigs.
If you'd like to see
Robbie's solo act, you can see him every Tuesday at Mr.T's Bowl in
Highland Park @ 8pm or catch the web cast if you're not in the LA area. He's
also showcasing at the Bitter End in NYC playing the Grand Piano. Robbie
will have a brand new EP called " Shadowboy" available at this show.
If that's not enough Rabbithead will be making it's Northern California
debut at the Galia Club in San Francisco. If you make any of these shows, you
will not be disappointed.
Icky Baby from Icky Baby and the Nitro Blues Kings
Icky Baby and the Nitro Blues Kings played to a packed house at The Blue
Saloon in May. This band riveted and prompted positive feedback from the
crowd with it's original Blues rock songs.
The band consists of Slim B who plays drums and
occasionally fills in on bass. Papa Blue plays rhythm guitar. Icky baby is
the lead singer. The original bass player is in Connecticut indefinitely due
to his brother's terminal illness. They are currently looking for his
replacement. All songs are written by R. Trillo. This band has been together
for almost a year.
To see this band perform live inspires you to go
out and do something creative. Icky baby's powerful vocals cut through the
atmosphere and grab your soul. Her sound is reminiscent of another powerful
female singer Janis Joplin. Icky baby and her band is a true crowd pleaser.
Currently, they are working on their first full length
studio album, as well as prepping to start playing gigs locally. They are
also anxious to tour nationally.
Icky Baby and The Nitro Blues Kings reside
in Los Angeles, California. Icky Baby is a native Californian which is quite
rare. They have enough material available to make several albums.
This is a truly great unsigned band with a
promising future. We will do our best to keep you updated on what's going on
and where they are playing. Icky Baby and the Nitro Blues Kings are
currently being played in our web radio station. Check them out, and you let
them know what you think. Contact them via our contact page.
Icky Baby and the Nitro Blues Kings
Adam Wayne and the Crooner are currently
featured in our web radio station with the song " 911" . It's a tribute to
all the people who worked hard and or lost a loved one on that tragic day in
James Leer, Rabbithead.
Jeff Smetana from Scarlet Crush.