For the uninitiated, rabbit-masked frontman Justin Champlin might look like little more than a two-dollar Donnie Darko rehash with a guitar. But Gyllenhaal jokes aside, Chapman’s garage-punk project has garnered the kind of homegrown fandom that only comes with years of underground cassette releases, dozens of rotating bandmates, and a seriously strange live show. Among Nobunny’s supporters is none other than garage-rock royalty Jack White, who released a Nobunny live recording, Live at Third Man, on his label in May. And after his 2008 LP debut Love Visions, a glorified mess of lo-fi punk and bubblegum pop, it would appear there’s more to the bunny than buck teeth and a mask.
Nobunny performs with Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at 9 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10.