The negative wind chill outside was no match for the warmth of the White Rabbit Cabaret Thursday night. Good drinks and loud music make a lovely pair.
Local treasure Christian Taylor opened with a low-key mostly solo set that loosened the joint. Cincinnati’s Sun Country followed – the first of two shows in Indy within the week; the other at Melody Inn on 2/7. It was my first exposure to the band and I really liked what I heard. The six-piece trades in a kitchen sink style of melodic pop — three guitars, mandolin, fiddle, and even video game sounds — that somehow congeal into catchy brew. What the band has available to hear online has a more acoustic feel than the wall of noise they trotted out Thursday, but that isn’t a bad thing. I like when a band catches me off guard. Paper Thick Walls did the same in 2012. I’m not sure how all six guys are going to fit on the Mel stage next week but it should be a good time.
Local kings of the mountain the Bonesetters ended the night with their unbeatable blend of indie pop. Dan and the guys have been working in several new songs, which was a bonus. I’ve run out of superlatives — if you haven’t seen them, make an effort and help them blow up.
It’s February, so the concert calendar is heating up, Indy. Get out there.