With yesterday marking the celebration of our nation’s birth, highlighting Bad Rabbits as our Featured Artist seemed particularly appropriate. Not only is the Boston-based band’s recently released debut album titled American Love, with three members that are first generation descendants of Indian, Argentinean, and Ghanaian lineage, the group itself is a perfect represention of the melting pot of cultures that composes the ol’ U.S. of A.

Of course, all of this would mean nothing if the band didn’t output some of the most upbeat, futuristic funk-punk music I’ve ever heard. Soulful, sexy to the point of raunchy at times, but never, ever boring, Bad Rabbits have been a favorite of mine since I first discovered their Stick Up Kids EP thanks to a review by a fellow LAmb writer back in 2010. To say their debut full-length had no trouble meeting my already high expectations is an understatement, as evidenced by the number of plays it has racked up on my Spotify account since dropping on May 14.

The eclectic band has opened for everyone from Wu-Tang Clan to Passion Pit to Glassjaw, and on July 29th they will be playing LA’s own Troubadour. If you like to leave concerts feeling sweaty, sexy, and satisfied, I suggest you pick up your $15 tickets to that show now. If you don’t mind sporting a well-formed rear end on your front side, you can also pick up tickets as part of a t-shirt bundle for $25 on Bad Rabbits’ website.

Bad Rabbits Tour Dates:

07/09 – Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box (Bad Rabbits only)
07/10 – Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box (Bad Rabbits only)
07/15 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room*
07/16 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room*
07/17 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
07/19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird*
07/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada*
07/22 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room*
07/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe*
07/24 – Boise, ID @ The Crux (with Misery Signals)
07/25 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
07/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater*
07/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
07/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*
07/31 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch*
08/01 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
08/02 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls*
08/03 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
08/04 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar*
08/06 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
08/07 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
08/08 – Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel*
08/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose*
08/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
08/11 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s Pub*

* with Air Dubai and Sahtyre

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