Battlecry and 91.7 FM WMSE are pleased to welcome White Rabbits back to Milwaukee for a return performance at the Cactus Club…
…it’ll be a re-welcoming party on Tuesday, October 16th, and you’re invited.
With past stops in Milwaukee landing Brooklyn’s (by way of Missouri) White Rabbits on Turner Hall Ballroom’s stage (their first, opening for city-mates The Walkmen), the sextet known for their taut, high-energy performances are sure to pop even more brightly in a more intimate setting. The band’s single “Percussion Gun”, winning them special acclaim, landed them on Letterman and Kimmel, among other spots. With its rapid-fire beats, agonizing minor guitar chords and brisk piano, the song tugged at listeners’ energies too, with its urgent tone.
Rooted in the same hard-hitting, straightforward and bile-fueled rock as The Walkmen’s early material as well as an equal dose of sweet, taken from one of their long-time favorites The Specials, White Rabbits know how important it is to know when to play it up and when to play it out. Their two-drummer approach (compliments of Jamie Levinson and Matthew Clark) gives their music an appealing drive and swapping lead vocals lends a freshness to their stage presence.
Their recent album, It’s Frightening (TBD) was produced by Spoon’s Britt Daniels and it’s easy to understand the band’s choice, as White Rabbits use piano to rock out as much as with standard guitars and bass. Their even more recent followup, Milk Famous follows suit even more closely and makes White Rabbits linear proteges of the popular indie rockers. Last year, Battlecry welcomed them to and watched them play to a sold-out show. We’re hoping they’ll (and you will) have that experience, again.
Tuesday, October 16th
The Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth
doors: 9:30pm / show: 10pm
$12 ADV / $15 DOS
advance tickets available at: