CULTURE

New York freshness bounces along to Athens for show tomorrow night

New York-based act Melisa Rincon, who goes by the spiced-up name of Bunny Rabbit, released her debut album «Lovers and Crypts» just months ago and swiftly drew a horde of her local scene’s hipsters and critics with devilishly erotic and arty rapping. Now, just months into her newly launched career, which Rincon claims was never intended, she plays her first-ever Greek show tomorrow night at the Gagarin Club in Athens, and one of just a handful beyond the New York circuit. Rincon’s debut album, released in February on Voodoo-Eros, a label co-run by one of the Coco Rosie sisters, Bianca Casady, resulted at the insistence of Rincon’s producer and partner Black Cracker, or Celena Glenn, an award-winning poetess and beatboxer – vocal rhythm and sounds – who works regularly with Coco Rosie, a fresh-sounding and immensely popular act in what has come to be known as the «folktronic» scene. Rincon, a Brooklyn native of Samoan and Mexican descent, delivers her vocals in a seemingly sweet and naive fashion – but that is about as far as the goodness gets. She spews out «potty-mouthed verses with dirty, bouncing bedroom beats to create something between an angst-ridden confessional and a back-alley shakedown,» as one critic put it. A similar-minded local act, Mary and the Boy, which opened for a show here by Coco Rosie last summer, will get proceedings under way tomorrow night also. Tomorrow, Gagarin Club, Athens (205 Liosion). Tickets priced at 20 euros. Doors open at 9 p.m.