In addition to publishing The Big Takeover, one of the longest running (and one of the last remaining) independent print publications devoted to musicians working in the margins, Brooklyn-based journalist Jack Rabid hosts a radio show called "Rabid in the Kennel" every Wednesday on BreakThru Radio (BTR). Our own Visqueen stopped by recently while on their East Coast tour, and taped a version of "So Long" (from 2009's Message to Garcia), which is so beautiful and sad that I find it impossible to watch without tearing up. Apologies in advance if this one gets your keyboard soggy. Frontwoman Rachel Flotard's periodic, heavenward glances during a song clearly inspired by the internal dialog of a daughter accepting her father's impending death is a big part of the mega-heartstring pull, but it's also just a solid performance:
Visqueen will be back in Seattle to play the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, June 13. The show is part of the Noise For the Needy benefit series as well as functioning as the vinyl release party for Message to Garcia.