Rah Rah Rabbit jumps to the Cinema

Rah Rah Rabbit, l to r: Jillinda Palmer, Dave "Mustang" Lang, Andy Creighton, Laura Lacy (Rabbit), Phoebe Silva, and Joe Napolitano. (Photo by Caitlin Layne)

Psychedelic Americana band Rah Rah Rabbit is composed of fine musicians who have been gigging around L.A. for years, though this particular project is just a year old. They perform at the Cinema Bar on Friday, and Laura Lacy (aka Rabbit) told the News about what they have in store for Culver City…

When did you start playing and performing? 

I’ve been performing in one band or another since I was a teenager. I was in my previous band, Alice and the Rabbit, for about 10 years. When that band split, I started a solo project under the name Rabbit. Eventually I changed it to Rah Rah Rabbit after our first gig as a full band in August of 2022. The band consists of some of my family members and some very good friends I’ve known for many years. 

Describe your sound/style?

We’ve been described as psychedelic Americana with rock & roll roots.

What are your career highlights so far?

We’ve been lucky to play the Grand Ole Echo in Echo Park twice. The music video for our song ‘Dust’ was featured on Ditty TV in Nashville, and we had a blast playing at the Idyllwild Honkytonk last August.

What recorded music is available — particularly the most recent?
We have one song available on all streaming platforms right now called ‘Wolves.’

Have you performed at the Cinema Bar before?

I’ve performed at the Cinema Bar as a solo artist for a Women of Country variety show they did in July last year.

What can the audience expect from the set this time?

The full band will be playing Friday, October 20. It’ll be a fun and sweet set of Americana music that’ll get your boots tapping and hearts swooning.

What else do you have coming up?                                  

We’re releasing our next single, ‘Game You’re Playing,’ off our upcoming album on November 3. It will be available on all streaming platforms.

Rah Rah Rabbit performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 20 at the Cinema Bar. Go to thecinemabar.com for more information about the show. Mike Younger is also on the bill; find a bonus interview with Younger at culvercitynews.org.

Elsewhere this week

The Culver Hotel will be hosting the likes of Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys, and Scotty Bramer. Go to culverhotel.com for more info.

Boulevard Music hosts Hot Lips and Fingertips at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Visit boulevardmusic.com for more info.