The Rudds’ rockin’ power pop closed out the first night of the Abbey Lounge Reunion at Sally O’Brien’s. Oh, and bubbles!
Here are four things The Rationales had me thinking about after their recent set at Cuisine en Locale:
- Just because everyone always says it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t say it more: The Rationales have some fantastic songs.
- Dave Mirabella commenting that bandmate Chad Raleigh dressed as Han Solo AND Chewbacca was the best of the many Star Wars references in the ballroom that evening.
- The Rationales covered a Wilco song for the first time!* Picking my favorite, “I’m Always In Love,” was a wise decision.
- Speaking of decisions, sometimes bad ones are good ones. Just look at the “Drunk!” crowd-participation backing vocals encouraged on “Drunk All The Time.” Terrible decision. Wonderful outcome.
I love seeing The Rationales around the holidays. These guys get it. They brought good music and good vibes to the Q Division/Concerted Efforts/Moontower Holiday Party.
The Rationales write the songs that make the whole club sing. That club was TT’s for the On the Town with Mikey Dee 25th Anniversary show. I’ve got the warm fuzzies.