You need to listen to Bad Rabbits
I never go this far out on a limb for an up-and-coming band, but I'm going to do it right here right now.
A band from Boston called Bad Rabbits, is churning out some of the most exciting party music I've heard lately. With the right management and record label, these guys could be big.
But I don't care how huge they are -- I just want them to keep making music, because I really like what I've heard and seen so far.
Before we go any further, go here and listen to their debut EP, "Stick Up Kids." It's got seven songs, and four or five of them are bangers.
Led by a sultry falsetto and layered with retro synths and pulsing drums, "Stick Up Kids" is a fresh take on the '80s hip-hop/R&B/dance scene -- part Prince, part Kool & the Gang ...
With a sound like this, Bad Rabbits could win over hipsters and pop and urban radio listeners alike.
I didn't think Bad Rabbits would be able to pull it off live until I saw them perform at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City last Saturday night. The space was filled with a couple hundred people, and half of them knew the words to the songs. How is that possible? The vibe was electric. Bad Rabbits owned it.
By now, I hope you've clicked on that link and listened to "Stick Up Kids." If you have, you really ought to buy it. It only costs $5.
At the New York gig, I briefly talked to one of the guys in Bad Rabbits, who said they're headed to Baltimore sometime in March. I'm there.