“Worshipping at the church of CBGB circa 1976, Black Rabbit’s music spans the gamut of the artists who played there: early Ramones to early Blondie. “Nicky Says” sounds like a nod to the Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says,” while “It’s Cold” could be a lost Dead Boys song.” -County Tracks, 5/3/17
Black Rabbit is a rock band that began in Burlington, VT in 2011. Some call it punk. Others say garage. A few might even label it power pop. Whatever you call it, the songs are short and catchy with lots of hooks and sing-along choruses. Marc and Darlene started out in New York City in a band called Ride The Mole, playing clubs like CBGB, The Knitting Factory, and Luna Lounge. After moving to Vermont they regrouped as a trio featuring the core elements of guitar, bass and drums. Their interests include melody, harmony, loudness, and speed. In 2015 Black Rabbit released the critically-acclaimed full-length album Red Flannel Hash and were named “Best Rock Artist/Group” by Seven Days.
- Marc Scarano – vocals and guitar
- Darlene Scarano – bass and vocals
- Trevor Jewett – drums
- “Best Rock Artist/Group” -Seven Days, Seven Dandelions Award 2015
- “Top 10 Local Recordings of 2015″ –Seven Days year end best-of
- “Red Flannel Hash, the latest record from Burlington, VT’s Black Rabbit, is bursting at the seams with enough hard, fast guitar riffs to keep your head bouncing for weeks.” –The Deli New England
- “Heavily indebted to the Ramones and anyone else who ever played CBGB.” -Noisey
- “Black Rabbit’s Red Flannel Hash is a rare punk record that succeeds as much on gnashing attitude as it does with wit, melody and musicality.” -Seven Days
- “I haven’t heard anything this raw in ages…Amazing stuff. 5/5” –WRUV 90.1 FM
- “Roaring American Rockers Who Jolt Out A Punk/Garage Rock Voltage. This is huge ‘now’ rock n’ roll with a vibrant and high-flying NYC punk rock charge.” -Forkster
- “Every track will get stuck in your head for days.” -1 2 3 O’Clock 4 O’Clock Rock
- “Rockin’, poppy and punky with a sense of humor. Super fun.” -Jedd Kettler
Black Rabbit EP – June 23, 2012
- “The Burlington-based, husband-and-wife-fronted garage-rock trio is an excellent addition to the Queen City scene…The album takes you on a short but bracing five-song ride from the garage to the road.” -Seven Days
Lipstick and Dynamite – June 21, 2014
- “Black Rabbit remain rooted in 1970s punk and bands such as the Ramones and New York Dolls. But on their latest, they use the iconic sounds of those bands merely as a launching point to explore new avenues. The result is a self-assured and markedly improved album that finds Black Rabbit beginning to truly forge a unique identity.” -Seven Days
Red Flannel Hash – June 23, 2015
- “One of the best Vermont punk records in recent years.” -Seven Days
“Mark My Words” – November 1, 2013.
- Released on Conspiracy A-Go-Go, a compilation commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
“Carnage” – August 2, 2014.
“The Original Original” – June 4, 2015
Black Rabbit: Live From The Fort – December 7, 2016
- Live performance and interview at Vermont Public Radio