Blac Rabbit: Beatles tunes at Infinity Hall Hartford
The sensation of the recent Fab4 Music Festival at Oakdale was African American brothers from New York City, who immediately attracted a standing, smartphone-aiming crowd to the patio venue when the 20something twins began playing early Beatles hits.
Blac Rabbit consists of the photogenic twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor, who sing and play guitar, and are backed by Patrick Jones and Josh Lugo. The twins went from playing Beatles tunes in the New York City subway (to get plane fare to see their mother in Puerto Rico at the time) to a viral video of them playing in the subway to being featured on the “Ellen” TV show and in the New York Times.
They will play at Infinity Hall in Hartford Friday, July 20, for a bargain price of less than $40. (There’s also a full-dinner bistro at street level of the venue in Hartford entertainment district).
As the brothers said on “Ellen,” people expect maybe Bob Marley music when they see the two step up to the mics and instead they get ... the timeless music of The Beatles. The modern twist, aside from a young, African American Beatles-tribute group forming at all, is that the twins first learned Beatles songs from a Beatles video game their grandparents gave them for Christmas.
Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front St., Hartford. Friday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. $39-$12.75. 860-560-7757. InfinityHall.com