Invasion of naughty bunnies

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A bunch of naughty bunnies will rock out at The Craufurd Arms this Friday night.

Boston-based multi-cultural quintet Bad Rabbits come over like Sly Stone fronting Bad Brains.

Let that impression tickle the insides of your mind for a moment. Nice, right?

The band will strut their way through a set of sounds with unrestrained swagger and a whole lot of attitude.

Or to use their words: ‘It’s sexy and soulful replete with seismic falsetto about youthful love and ‘dirty girls’.

“It’s bedroom music as much as it is dance floor music.’

We get the idea.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are on sale at £10 in advance.

These fusionists are on the money in the live environment.

Buy a ticket now or you’ll be hopping (what?) mad when your pals tell you how good they were...

The venue has another of its popular Bar Central Reunion nights on Saturday.

Those old enough will remember dropping tequila and whisky before throwing decidedly wonky shapes on the dance floor and staggering home feeling all fuzzy.

Or was that just us?

> New Zealanders Rival State are still bubbling from a job well done at last month’s Down load Festival, when they were joined by ‘the locals.’

The quintet – currently based in London – brought some of their Homeland along for the bash, with a fiery intro by members of the Manaia Kapa Haka.

Post-performance the band took to Facebook, declaring their Zippo Encore stageset ‘probably the best 30 minutes of our lives yet!’

Last week, they delivered the goods at Hyde Parks BST bash with The Who and City Nights favourites Vintage Trouble.

Having done the festival deed, the band are turning all intimate this week with the launch of their Gutter Mouth road trip, in support of the EP by the same name.

The tour launches here in Milton Keynes, with a date at The Craufurd Arms on Tuesday evening.

Classic Rock decided reckons 2015 is the year for Rival Stateto make their mark.

‘Their gleaming stripped back rock is unsullied by bulls**t, and fast-tracks straight to the important stuff – ripping it up, they declared.

Tickets are £4. Enjoy.

> Don’t forget that Funeral for a Friend are back in town this evening.

The Welsh hardcore mob will be live at MK11 in Kiln Farm.