Show Review: Fierce Bad Rabbit, Give ‘Er Hell, Oh My Stars & Tickle Me Pink at the Aggie Theatre

Written by  //  December 16, 2009  //  It's Alive, The Conservatory  //  4 Comments

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Up-and-coming Fort Collins-based band Fierce Bad Rabbit opened the second annual Tickle Me Pink Holiday Extravaganza at the Aggie Theatre last Friday. The band consists of members of other longer-lived local bands, notably viola player extraordinaire Alana Rolfe (also of Stella Luce).

Local raunch-core specialists Give ‘Er Hell played a surprisingly toned-down, sober set, which lead singer Scotley Crue actually remarked upon before embarking on the last song, saying “Wow, I think this might be the most sober gig I’ve played, like, ever.” After finishing, the band quickly repaired to the bar to remedy the situation, and were soon righted. Later on, they were seen galavanting backstage with a bottle of Crown Royal and celebrating by spilling copious amounts of beer on each other. There may also have been a minor incident involving someone throwing up a tiny bit on the bar/floor, then thoughtfully cleaning it up with a bar rag. Which was then incinerated. But we’re not even 100% sure we saw that happen. Either way, the stage was set for the Colorado debut of the Los Angeles-based pop/rock five-piece Oh My Stars.

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Oh My Stars is fronted by producer Lee Miles (Puddle of Mudd, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus), who actually discovered Tickle Me Pink, and also produced their debut album, 2008′s “Madeline.” Crazy, right? I know. Oh My Stars’ set was extremely high-energy, and included the band’s hit single “Bloody November,” currently in rotation on local station KTCL.

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After Miles was through working the (mostly young-ish) crowd into a frenzy, the house and stage lights went completely out, and hometown heroes Tickle Me Pink filed out, wearing black hooded robes and carrying lit candles. Solemn Christmas music played from the speakers. It was a rough year for the band, which lost original bass player Johnny Schou to a drug overdose on the same day the debut album was released. Suddenly, the lights came back on and the band launched into a totally rocking version of……”Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy.” Yes, from The Nutcracker. It was pretty cool, though. Then they played a bunch of other stuff, including the hit single “Typical,” which is always disturbing to see 14-year-old girls sing along to, or maybe that’s just me.

Listen and decide for yourself.
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4 Comments on "Show Review: Fierce Bad Rabbit, Give ‘Er Hell, Oh My Stars & Tickle Me Pink at the Aggie Theatre"

  1. Mark Kane December 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm · Reply

    Petulance sees all

  2. Mark Kane December 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm · Reply

    Knows all, tells all.

  3. Jason December 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Reply

    Alana actually plays the viola in tune. As a classical musician, I can’t tell you how refreshing that is.

  4. Team Donnybrook
    godonnybrook December 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm · Reply

    Yeah, if I were to vote for someone playing viola in tune vs out of tune, I would vote for playing it in tune.

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