Blac Rabbit - Interstella US Tour 2019

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Blac Rabbit - Interstella US Tour 2019

Zach Tabori (from Kid Bloom )

Wed · May 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

This show is G.A.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

Blac Rabbit - Interstella US Tour 2019
Blac Rabbit - Interstella US Tour 2019
Born and raised in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, identical twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor do not make the type of music that their borough of origin is usually associated with. Growing up in the mecca of hip hop culture, the Taylor brothers had more exposure in their house to pop, funk and soul music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. In high school they taught themselves how to play guitar and write songs based off of the Beatles. After high school they formed Blac Rabbit, bringing in former metal and church drummer Patrick Jones, followed by resident shredder Josh Lugo on bass (and sometimes guitar) to play their original psychedelic rock tunes. Tired of working boring grocery store jobs, Amiri and Rah started performing Beatles covers on the NYC subway, earning some pocket change, slowly building a reputation around the city while also performing their original material in New York's best venues for up and coming acts. On December 23rd, 2017, the band released their debut self-titled EP, which was also self recorded and self mixed. On January 26th, 2018, Rah and Amiri were filmed performing Beatles songs on the train by New York Nico, the "Unofficial talent scout of New York City," who posted the video to his 120K+ followers on Instagram. One of the videos went viral generating over 25M streams, leading to numerous TV and Radio appearances, including The Ellen Degeneres Show. The band also recorded a cover of “Michelle” by the The Beatles for a Gucci ad campaign featuring Harry Styles. Meanwhile Blac Rabbit’s fan base has increased significantly while they have been touring globally and recording their debut full length album, set for release early 2019.
Zach Tabori (from Kid Bloom )
Zach Tabori  (from  Kid Bloom )
Zach Tabori doesn’t like being referred to as a prodigy. In fact, that title might make him cringe. He’s not egotistical. He’s not conceited. But he’s talented, and he has been since his youth. Growing up in Los Angeles, the multi-instrumentalist was able to begin working in the music industry as a teenager. He did various odd jobs for producers, songwriters and composers, all the while teaching himself how to record, mix, arrange, and play a myriad of instruments.



“I pretty much play everything that doesn’t involve blowing through a pipe,” he admits. And when listening to his music, it’s hard to fathom that everything from the Wurlitzer to the pedal steel is being played by him. He’s a one-man-band while in the studio, and he’s not afraid to bend genre boundaries—like one of his idols, Frank Zappa. He’s gone through a bluegrass phase, an Indian music phase, a prog-rock phase, and all those influences seem to find their way into his solo project. The sounds could be more different, yet somehow he’s able to weave it together cohesively.



“When I create something, I’m not necessarily thinking of a particular influence or a particular style that I want to be,” he explains. “I’m just thinking of the finished work as a whole and what I need to do to create some sort of a sound or a song that I’m already hearing.”



Though he prefers making music on his own while in the studio, Zach brings his music to life with a five-piece band. To him, the live show is even more important than his recorded material. In less than a year, his band has nearly sold out the Bootleg Theater in LA and is planning to tour this spring. As band leader, the singer-songwriter is meticulous when it comes to practicing—rehearsing eight to ten hours a day for two weeks straight; spending weeks fine-tuning a 35-minute set—but every Zach Tabori show has an element of improvisation.



“That always keeps me thinking and keeps me on my toes,” he confesses. “If we don’t want to have a bad show, we have to constantly be listening to each other and responding. We have to stay attentive when these things are going down.” As a result, their song “Someone" ended up lasting 30 minutes during one set due to one of the best jam sessions Zach has ever experienced. Half of his band admittedly forgot what song they were playing when it was time to get back on track, and he didn’t even care. It was that magical.



When he’s not working on his own music, Zach plays guitar for Kid Bloom and acts as musical director/producer for ¿Teo?. Oh yeah, he also scores films—including the 2016 Cannes Film Festival contending short, Midnight.



It’s a hectic schedule, but he wouldn’t want it any other way. “If I don’t have a hundred things going on in my life, I’m disappointed,” Zach says. “Music is just the world to me, and I love it so much. Being able to create and work on these ideas and hear things and create melodies and harmonies…it really, really makes me happy, and it’s just really what I want to do every day of my life.”
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/