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May 1, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

In the latest chapter of your Austin Music Minute‘s “WHY-AM-I-ONLY-HEARING-ABOUT-THIS-NOW?” department, we stumble upon the badassery of Rockaway Beach, NY psych-rock outfit Blac Rabbit. At the core of the band’s sound are twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor, whose genre-spanning influences they bring to the mix include all the music they grew up with in Brooklyn, including pop, funk and soul.

It turns out that honing their performance skills by doing Beatles covers was a damn good idea. The year after writing and recording their 2017 self-titled debut EP, the brothers Taylor were filmed performing Beatles tunes on a NYC train, and one of those videos went totally viral, surpassing a whopping 25 million views. The addition of drummer Patrick Jones, bassist Josh Lugo, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Jagbir was a huge help when offers for TV and radio appearances came in, and tours were booked around the world. The track featured on today’s Austin Music Minute, “Seize the Day,” is from their forthcoming debut LP Interstella, set for release this spring.

Don’t miss out on Blac Rabbit’s show tomorrow night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Doors open at 8 p.m., and it’s an all-ages show. Very recommended.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.