Pin It
Favorite

Gorilla & Rabbit 

by Mike Corrigan


"After their two-bit stint at the San Quentin Petting Zoo, Gorilla and Rabbit rode the rails..." So begins the semi-mythologized biography of one of Spokane's most peculiar and entertaining original live music acts, the guitar and drums duo known simply as Gorilla & amp; Rabbit.


No one knows their true identities (or in fact if they even have true identities), or how unbearably hot it must get inside those flea-bitten suits (they are suits, right?). But one thing's for sure. That horrific Gorilla and his demented sidekick, Rabbit, are, together, a local phenomenon -- one that's not about to go quietly into the night. Not when there's fetid rock 'n' roll to be slung like chum to the masses.


Since appearing on local radar screens about nine months ago, G & amp;R have made an indelible mark on the Spokane underground scene -- and local school kids as well.


"Kids hug me," says Rabbit. "They're scared of Gorilla but love Rabbit. But that could be changing with Planet of the Apes and everything. All of a sudden, apes are hot."


They've astounded and delighted crowds at the Blue Spark and E Cafe and have performed before thousands along the Bloomsday course this year (which landed them on more than one local TV newscast).


"That's where all the kids started hugging me," says Rabbit, a little sheepishly. "People would stop and take pictures."


The duo also stars in a locally produced short film by Spokane filmmaker Rick Pukis called Gorilla & amp; Rabbit Go To Town. On stage, the duo is anything but cuddly and specializes in loud, jagged rock 'n' roll. Rabbit plays mostly drums. Gorilla is the guitarist. But it alternates.


"We do instrumentals and have some songs with lyrics. Most of the songs have to do with Gorilla and Rabbit."


What's next for the beastly duo (aside from their quest to dominate all local media)?


"We were talking about just playing out on a street corner somewhere," Rabbit reveals. "So be on the lookout. Maybe you'll spot us somewhere."

  • Pin It

Latest in Comment

  • Hiring Among Friends
  • Hiring Among Friends

    What's wrong with this picture? Todd Mielke wants the top job in Spokane County and his colleagues get to decide
    • May 20, 2015
  • Walking to Where, Exactly?
  • Walking to Where, Exactly?

    Publisher's Note
    • May 20, 2015
  • Too Early to Tell
  • Too Early to Tell

    What's your opinion of Emily Farris? Hint: You probably shouldn't have one yet
    • May 20, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
The Battle of Deep Creek

The Battle of Deep Creek @ Medical Lake

May 23-25

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Mike Corrigan

  • Lights, Camera, Skate
  • Lights, Camera, Skate

    Two local artists have transformed their love of skateboarding into a new variety show on Community Television.
    • Dec 14, 2011
  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    A raucous good time from Thee Oh Sees. Plus, vintage horror and a Berlin filmmaker to check out.
    • Nov 22, 2011
  • Time Travelers
  • Time Travelers

    For some local store owners, finding intriguing merchandise isn’t just business, it’s an obsession.
    • Nov 22, 2011
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • This Old House

    If it could talk, it could tell stories of three generations, along with a lot of griping from neighbors
    • Apr 29, 2015
  • On a Roll

    Just-announced reforms do little to safeguard Spokane against the danger of oil trains
    • May 6, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Comment


Briefs


Publisher's Note


marijuana


education


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation