Concert Review: The Rat Opera at Tobacco Road, September 19
Hearing Damage: The Rat Opera
As such, for many years, all kinds of mind-blowing stories have circulated about Rat Bastard's biography.
The concert began with the energetic, boisterous "Wings and Parts 1," followed by "A Boy Called Rat." And although many of the songs performed at the beginning of the night were acoustic, things got revved up eventually by bandmates Will Trev, Russell Mofsky, Andre Serafini, and Jim Camacho, who created a real wall of noise. Another highlight was the song "Outside The Bar," a tribute to Rat's guerilla method of mounting spontaneous concerts in unlikely places. The song really captured all that is magical about his creative approach. All in all, the evening was a fun unveiling of a well-deserved musical tribute to one of Miami's legendary musical mavericks. But if you missed it, don't fret -- another performance is planned for October 3 at Churchill's, which promises to be a more fleshed out, theatrical stage show.
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