As Sonoi, special guests of White Rabbits, made their way to the stage and people crowded around, it was clear this show was going to be good. Zanzabar, packed to the hilt, welcomed the well know Indie Rock artists to Louisville. Familiar faces to the Louisville music scene were thrilled the guys were in town.
Sonoi began the evening with prominent percussion and bass filled songs under low lights. The first song was rather mundane; however later material in the set proved a bit more up beat. The audience approved of their sound and cheered loudly for the White Rabbits’ tour mates. Sonoi’s drummer, Pierce Doerr, deserves a special note as he worked extra hard to keep with improvisations made throughout the set by guitarist and lead singer, Adam Busch. Bassist Ryan Hembrey remained very involved in the show, paying close attention to the changes throughout the set. Their self titled debut album includes "Clouds", a great tune and worth a listen.
A quick stage change gave guests time to grab another cocktail before the Rabbits hit the stage. The energy in the stage area of Zanzabar spilled over into the arcade section as the Rabbits tuned up. The lights went on and the concert gods shown down on Louisville tonight. A dance floor covered a portion of the stage area so the vigorous Rabbits could chill with the audience.
The changes in vocal duties during the show makes it difficult to nail down the lead singer, but on paper Greg Roberts takes the lead and adds the force that makes a live show by the Rabbits a must see. The notes, chords, and drums were clean and precise. "The Plot" really brings the talent of White Rabbits home/
The music lovers in Louisville always have many choices as to where to go and who to see. Last night, the focus of many turned to White Rabbits. Standing room only around the stage and in other areas gave the band room to move around…a bit. The high energy expected from White Rabbits came through in their stage presence and the guys were more than happy to chat with fans after the show, and a cocktail.
With a nod from the concert gods, regulars to Zanzabar and dedicated fans of Indie Music will hopefully see a quick return of White Rabbits to Louisville.
Photo:Courtesy White Rabbits