University of Missouri students Gregory Roberts and Jamie Levinson formed a band with a few other Columbia residents in 2004. “We bonded over a love of American R&B music from the ’60s and first-generation New York and UK punk. We all worked in record stores and music venues,” Greg says.
The White Rabbits received much attention for their recent album It’s Frightening, a solid 10 tracks of rock influenced by a powerful piano, catchy guitar hooks, mesmerizing vocals, and the arresting cadences of the band’s two drummers.
Although the band is now based in Brooklyn with no plans to move back to Missouri, they recently returned to Columbia for a show, and Greg admits he is overdue for a visit home to Webster Groves. In the meantime, they’ll entertain anyone, anywhere: “We played a pizza parlor at Cal State for fifteen students while they were studying,” Greg recalls.
Visit www.whiterabbitsmusic.com for more information.
By Callina Wood