Electric Bunnies have been disappointingly quiet lately, but while the band hibernates, erstwhile member Teepee, has taken flight as a solo artist. Born Eric Lopez-Zareno, he's also sometimes known as That Guy Who Seems to Play In Every Band That Ever Plays at the American Legion. His solo work, however, is often more hushed and left-field than the high-powered rock of the bands in which he plays.
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Sometimes he favors a mostly acoustic psychedelia, with wandering compositions and abstract lyrics can recall a little bit of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other times he settles on a fuzzy drone, with a vibe that's like an even-more-minimal Jesus and Mary Chain. Wherever Teepee roams, though, the journey is always full of pleasant sonic surprises. On Thursday, May 6, his Roofless Records-sponsored show at Bar celebrates the kickoff of a month-long national trek that will see him trekking through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, up to New York, and then back down through the South.
Teepee tour kickoff. With Nerve City, Heartstrings, and Hahahelp! 9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Bar, 28 NE 14th St., Miami. Admission is free; age 21 and up; 305-633-9345; 28ne14st.com