Concert preview: Lo-fi musician Nobunny specializes in scruffy garage-pop gems

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From the January 30, 2014 edition

Not all rabbits are cuddly, and some can be downright horrifying — just look at “Watership Down,” “Donnie Darko” and Monty Python’s Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Similar things could be said of musician Justin Champlin, who dons a nightmare-inducing rabbit mask when he takes the stage under his rock ’n’ roll alter-ego Nobunny, bashing through raw, lo-fi garage-pop nuggets that sound like they took mere minutes to construct. But, you know, in a good way.

Madison garage-rockers The Hussy, which serves as the warm-up act, embraces a similar sense of spontaneity in its psych-spiked squall. But no matter how wild things get—and the guitar/drum duo undoubtedly knows how to let its hair down — the music maintains a welcome semblance of nuance.

Red Feathers open the show.

Photo courtesy of Nobunny

Ace of Cups

9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30

2619 N. High St., Campus

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