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 that can recall a 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. This Thursday, his Roofless Records-sponsored show at Bar will celebrate the kickoff of a monthlong national trek that will see him traveling through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, up to New York, and then back through the South.