Like a roller skate in a tumble dryer, The Racket Downstairs performs offbeat original rock songs and neglected covers. Wear purple!
The Racket Downstairs is an indie rock band that defies description, playing original music and obscure covers with an offbeat, theatrical aesthetic. Behind frontman-electric uke player-singer John Liebler are Jack Liebler on bass, Steve Shelton on guitar, Justin Paglino on keys, Pete Magnotti on drums and Sarah Prown on mandolin, bouzouki, sax and everything else under the sun. They’re a little zany—finding inspiration in everything from Canadian traffic signals, to fresh fruit and the existence of God.
The show stopper from their 2017 performance at the Guilford Performing Arts Festival: