Posted: Jul 23, 2009 6:42 pm
nobunny got some press -
Nobunny, Rock N Roll Adventure Kids, Blank Its, Ape City R&B
(Funhouse) The mysterious Nobunny is a half jackalope, half human from Tucson, Arizona, who plays sweet and scuzzy bubblegum garage-punk for party times. The only time I saw him play was for a few seconds at a house party in Austin, Texas. Right as I walked up, this strange and hairy bunny person was jumping around in a carport, singing songs, and wearing only some tiny-shiny underwear. A circuit breaker blew. The show ended abruptly. Everyone booed. I followed the bunny as he threw his equipment in a van, hoping to get a picture or buy a record or something. But it all happened too fast. The van sped off into the night. I needed to know more. I got his phone number from a friend. You should read the interview I did with him at thestranger.com/music. And you should drag your tired, sorry, post–Block Party ass out on Sunday and see the inimitable Nobunny bounce all over the Funhouse. KELLY O
Nobunny ~ Sunday, July 26
Who is the surreptitious avant-tard darling known as Nobunny? I have a few theories. Perpetually clad in a rabbit mask, his tighty-whities, and little else, he could be a serial killer in a C-grade holiday slasher flick (Tag line: "You think you're alone, but Nobunny's home..."), or an off-season mall Easter Bunny on a meth bender, or a loony-bin escapee with a plushy fetish—or maybe he's a pervy, sloshed superhero sent from planet Thumper to save the San Francisco scene, then the entire world, from our own boring selves. Regardless, his recorded music is so lo-fi it borders on offensive; live, it can be beautifully, brilliantly messy or an out-and-out train wreck, straddling the line between anti-folk and performance post-punk so masterfully you think he'd want the whole world to remember his glorious face and not just his ever-present package. With Rock-n-Roll Adventure Kids, Blank Its, Ape City R&B. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave N., 374-8400. 9:30 p.m.
$7. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR