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Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi), Rupa
co-bill of delightful improvisational, eclectic musical styles
$20 advance / $22 doorPurchase tickets online
July 10 8:00 pm
Rabbit Rabbit is Carla Kihlstedt on violin and vocals, and Matthias Bossi on drums, percussion, keyboards, bass harmonica, and vocals. The wife-husband duo are founding members of the iconic bands Tin Hat, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, and they’ve played with such artists as Tom Waits, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, and St. Vincent. Together or individually, they’ve composed music for the Joe Goode Performance Group, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, InkBoat, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Bang On A Can All-Stars, and Team Meat. Their music draws on their love of art song, folk song, industrial music, improvisation, and heart-wrenching balladry to create songs that are raw and beautiful, simultaneously sparse and rich, lighthearted and full of pathos. Evidently there’s an old New England folk tradition that if you say “rabbit, rabbit” on the first day of the month, you’ll have good luck – and if you subscribe to Rabbit Rabbit Radio, you’ll get a new song every month. Their album Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 1 collects the first batch of those songs. The website PopMatters calls it “a tremendous listen, a gripping journey through a rich sonic landscape.” Rabbit Rabbit puts out music that stretches your musical boundaries and makes you think and feel.
Rabbit Rabbit photo by Eurydice Galka
Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.