Milford Arts Council brings Blac Rabbit rock band back

The Milford Art Council has announced the return of the Blac Rabbit rock band.

The rock band will be performing at the entertainment venue in the city’s Mac Live at The Mac event, on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m.

There are very limited reservations available.

The arts council is hosting the performance.

Tickets are on pre-sale for members of the arts council.

The tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Feb. 19.

More information is available at milfordarts.org.

The rock band’s two previous shows were single room occupancy due to COVID-19 protocols.

The arts council is on Facebook @MilfordArtsCouncil, and on Instagram @milford.arts.

The arts council is a non-profit 501c3 visual, and performing arts organization with a building that is also located at 40 Railroad Ave. South in Milford.

In 2013, twin brothers Amiri, and Rahiem Taylor met Patrick “Sticks” Jones at an open mic at a Sam Ash Music store in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The members of the trio are all recent high school graduates, and formed the rock band.

The Taylors are known for covering the Beatles on the subways in New York.

Bassist, and occasional guitarist Josh Lugo joined later.

The band is based in Rockaway Beach, in Queens, N.Y.

It is represented by Jules Urbanski of the Agency for the Performing Arts as of October 2018.

A recording of the Taylors playing the rock band, the Beatles' “Eight Days a Week” has received three million views on Twitter, and 14 million on Facebook in February 2018.

The viral online recognition increased the number of the band's Twitter followers from around 500 to 16,700 in two days. The band had to update its website due to traffic spurred by the 48 second video.

With more exposure, the band began playing festivals in Berlin, and Guatemala as well as New York’s Bowery Ballroom, and the Knitting Factory.

They also covered the Beatles’ “Michelle” for a Gucci advertisement featuring singer, songwriter, and actor Harry Styles.

The Taylors describe their original music as psychedelic rock of the music genre, influenced by the Beatles, the Radiohead rock band, 1980s music, and contemporaries MGMT, the Tame Impala musical group, and singer Toro y Moi.

“We just want to make wholesome, melodic, digestible but also very intelligent, deep, thought-provoking music,” Taylor said.

Meg Carriero, Marketing Specialist for the MAC explains, “The two previous shows Blac Rabbit did at The MAC had lines down the street and we were able to do SRO tickets after initial seating sold out,” Milford Art Council Marketing Specialit Meg Carriero said.

“However, with taking everyone’s safety into consideration we are keeping our numbers low and there are less than half of those tickets available. Blac Rabbit’s album, Interstella, drops on March 8th and they’re playing an album release in NYC on the 12th, but they’re coming up here first on the 10th to The MAC so it’s super exciting that we get them first,” Carriero said.

The mission of the organization is to provide audiences, students, and artists with opportunities, and experiences in the arts that enlighten, enrich, and entertain.

The vision of the organization is to see creativity happening everywhere, thus making Milford a thriving destination community of culture for all people.