My Name is Rar-Rar was a spastic no-wave band from Chicago that was formed in late 2000 by guitarist Chuck Falzone and bassist Jonathan Hischke. Both had served time in various incarnations of the Flying Luttenbachers and they brought the dissonance and speed to My Name is Rar-Rar, setting it to a more playful dancey tribal thump provided by Chrissy Rossettie. Falzone's odd guitar timbre collided with Hischke's ridiculous synth-bass lines that snaked between rubbery farts and calliope bounce.
Original singer Camilla Ha, later of Magic is Kuntmaster, made the stage shows a surrealist fanfare as she fronted the band in elaborate and absurd Victorian-inspired costumes. She liked to assault the audience if they seemed too stuffy and pretentious, other times she stood motionless as she wailed her Nico-like croon over the manic music.
When Ha left the band, Greg Peters took over on vocals, bringing his trademark bark over from his previous band Xerobot. His whoops, coughs and delusional ramblings transformed the band into a speeding circus caravan that misses a turn and goes tumbling over a cliff. Peters' on-stage antics were also always something to behold as he flailed about, cupping the mic to his mouth and gripping the side of his leg as if his bowels were on the verge of bursting.
My Name is Rar-Rar released a split 7" with Neon Hunk on Hello Pussy/Liquid Death Records, a comp track on White Denim records and a mini-EP on an obscure Italian label. They recorded their first record in 2003 but broke up before mixing it.
Chuck Falzone and Greg Peters have a new band called Buck Pig. Jonathan Hischke went on to play in the more easily digestible Head of Femur before moving to California to play in a touring line-up of Hella. Chrissy Rossettie moved to Brooklyn and has a dancey futuristic noise project called Iyaxia.