Being a fan of all things rock, I headed over to Santos Party House a few days after Christmas to catch the Undercover Rabbis.
Meeting with the band before the show, I learned that the three piece post-rock band from New Jersey has roots that go all the way back to middle school and it showed onstage with a tight thirty minute set. The Undercover Rabbis are a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Steven Klett, who shows that 10 minute, guitar-driven songs, do have a place in modern rock.
The first song they played was as if Jim Morrison returned from the grave and decided dirty guitars and booming bass-lines were the perfect vehicle for a haunting spoken-word story about the end of the world. It was an eerie but yet eloquent song that captivated me and the rest of the crowd for a solid ten minutes. The next tune was drastically more upbeat and had tons of time changes which had the fans of the previous act, a hip-hop artist, dancing around the dark and smoky room. The last tune was a droning machine of a song that stopped and started again multiple times, providing the drummer some fantastic room to lay down some tribal beats atop of power chords and rhythmic bass.
All in all it was fantastic 3o minute set and recommend those who dig the post-rock scene to check the Undercover Rabbis out soon.
Article by: Shayne Hanley