Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entertain Us

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m churning out the third draft of a major project this morning, so just some music to get you through the a.m. I saw the guy above, Eric Lewis, play last night in the basement of the Red Rooster. The bloke who introduced him said that he was essentially a cross between Prince and Thelonious Monk, a description that made me chortle. But the dude won me over with his four-song set, which he played while standing up. This Nirvana cover was his last number, and he crushed it. He also managed the neat trick of snapping a piano string on the low end of the keyboard, which is a testament to the ferocity with which he plays. Worth checking out live if he ever swings by your town, though I can also understand why you might prefer less aggressive versions of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”


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