Vedora And Black Rabbit At The Monkey House August 30, 2012

Words by Tim Lewis.

It was a Thursday and I was ready to do it again. I headed out to the Monkey House, paid $5 to enter, got a drink and settled in. I hung with Vedora for a bit, but soon Black Rabbit headed to the stage, My attention followed.

As a guitar, bass, drum three-piece, I was reminded of Nox the night before. I steeled myself, and they began playing. The music was somewhere between indie rock and punk. The songs were loud, fast, short and to the point. Everyone was playing pretty well and I kind of liked what I was hearing. They had a really long setlist and it seemed lke every song they played, I liked more and more. There was a certain level of earnestness that kept shining through their set. I don’t have a full grasp of who they are and where they are going, but if Thursday nights show was any indication, I should find out more. If you get a chance, check them out. I will again.

Next up Vedora started slow. They played the one that builds and builds and just oozes beauty. The sound was great, and the band, dressed in black, was as wonderful as always. They took a bit of a chance following such rockers as Black Rabbit, with a slowly building set, but they made it work. Every song brough the set up higher and higher until full rock and roll glory was achieved. These guys are just tremendous and they fill my heart when I get to hear them play.

Their set was solid, and not too long. I really wanted to stay for Phil Yates and the Affiliates, but I was dragging. Not long after Vedora wrapped it up, I headed out the door. The walk home was an blissful, with all of the Vedora songs running through my head.

This post was originally published by Tim Lewis at his personal blog,