by Bill Pearis
move over Easter Bunny, Here Comes Nobunny
Like Peter Cottontail's drunk, degenerate brother who arrives just a little late for Easter, Nobunny is rolling into town on Monday (4/13 at Cake Shop) and Tuesday (4/14 at Union Pool) to fill your baskets with rock n' roll. Eggcited?
Here's What Victim of Time says:
The mysterious Tucson local, Nobunny, is certainly hitting a chord that's turning ears all over into fuzzy, pink, and protruding embarrassments. Although, he's been kicking around the sud bucket for longer that most realize, it's seems like only recently has he poked his rabbit head up for the rest to take notice. Like a pop machine spewing out a small rivulet of hits, he is not necessarily onto something completely new. Both GG Allin, and The Ramones were touching on the same fizzy button years ago, and the formula of bubblegum fuzz is one oldest socks in the sack, but either way it's good to see it's back. Nobunny's ability to deliver blithesome songs with a maddened and frothy smile is simply brilliant. His bouncy and rollicking style conjures images of dirty bubbles rising over a landscape of unkempt, and insanely catchy hooks that will have the stuffiest of the arm folding camp dancing and acting like idiots within the first couple of chords.Or, as the Tuscon Weekly put it, "If you've never been hugged by a horny, drunken Muppet, you should seek him out."
Nobunny @ SXSW 2009
I caught a sweaty Nobunny performance in Austin during SXSW, where he wore his dingy, furry rabbit mask and very little else. Slightly disturbing, but the show was one of the more fun I went to during the week. Nobunny's hard-to-find 12-song, 22-minute debut album, Love Visions, was recently reissued by Oakland label 1-2-3-4-Go and is recommended for those who dig The Ramones, The Trashmen, The Cramps, etc.
Nobunny now does his thing out of San Francisco and is touring the U.S. and Europe with like-minded Bay Area band Rock n' Roll Adventure Kids. Both NYC shows are also with New Hampshire's Live Fast Die. Jersey's Liquor Store also plays with them at Union Pool.
Tour dates, flyers and video after the jump....
Nobunny - "Chuck Berry Holiday" on Chic-a-go-go
Nobunny - "Boneyard"
Nobunny - "I Am a Girlfriend"
Nobunny / Rock n' Roll Adventure Kids 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 10 CHICAGO, Illinois
Apr 11 COLUMBUS, Ohio
Apr 12 PITTSBURG, Pennsylvania
Apr 13 Cake Shop MANHATTEN, New York
Apr 14 Union Pool BROOKLYN, New York
Apr 15 BALTIMORE, Maryland
Apr 16 CHARLOTESVILLE, Virginia
Apr 17 ASHEVILLE, North Carolina
Apr 18 ATLANTA, Georgia
Apr 19 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama
Apr 20 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
Apr 21 AUSTIN, Texas
Apr 22 LAS CRUCES, New Mexico
Apr 23 TUCSON, Arizona
Apr 24 SAN DIEGO, California
May 2 ART SHOW and ACOUSTIC SOLO SET @ 1234GO Records! (Early) OAKLAND, California
May 2 TOTAL TRASH w/ THE SPITS HUNX, THE PETS, PITY FUCKS, and more! OAKLAND, California
May 20 INNSBRUK
May 21 STRASBOURG
May 22 MEPPEN
May 23 AMSTERDAM
May 24 HAMBURG
May 25 COPENHAGEN
May 26 MALMO
May 27 STOCKHOLM
May 28 GOTHENBURG
Jul 18 JOHNNY RAD FEST 2!!!!! SAN DIE-GO-GO!, California