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REVIEW: That 1 Guy & Boy Eats Drum Machine @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – 5/15/10)

16th May 10 (Sun) 4 comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

I’ve been a fan of That 1 Guy and the Magic Pipe since seeing him a dank club in Cincinnati opening for Drums & Tuba in the early 2000s.  He’s toured incessantly throughout the decade, hitting some major festivals and being a supporting act for some big bands.  It’s been nice to see his fanbase grow, and at many times I didn’t think his music was growing all that much.  Well, he proves us wrong with his fourth record, Packs a Wallop.  He seems to have found a nice balance between the experimentation and the groove.  The lyrical silliness is still there, but that’s part of the charm…

The opener was Portland’s Boy Eats Drum Machine.  Boy Eats Drum Machine is a one man band made up of Jon Ragel and his musical toys. I was only familiar with the video for “Hoop + Wire” (see below).  It’s a clever video, but I didn’t think it gave any insight into his live set.  Well, the Eugene crowd was blown away, to say the least.   He put out an incredibly danceable mix of record spinning, drum machine, live drums, saxophone and vocals.  He has a great voice, passion, and energy.

Boy Eats Drum Machine “Hoop + Wire

Well, no, his live set wasn’t stop-motion animation, but it was as full of energy and fun as the video shows.  Eugene ate Boy Eats Drum Machine.  Portland, you can’t have him back!!

After only a short break, Mike Silverman aka That 1 Guy joined the Magic Pipe on stage for almost two and a half hours of lights, smoke, lasers, and all around jam-worthy tom-foolery…

Mr. Guy played almost non-stop, busting through his catalogue… playing many tunes from his latest album…

Setlist: almost 2 1/2 hours

  • Modern Man
  • Packs a Wallop
  • Buttmachine (with extended jam)
  • How’s Bout Them Holes In The Moon (Butter Side Down)
  • Heaven or Heck
  • Jam
  • Stones Throw
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Laser Beans
  • Step Into Striped Light
  • Mustaches
  • Jam
  • Rainbow
  • Dig
  • One
  • “Magic Show”
  • Credit Card Jam
  • Lounge Outtro
  • Encore: Weasel Potpie
  • The Moon is Disgusting
  • Word Up (Cameo cover)
  • Lounge Outtro

Of the frequent stops through Eugene, this one seemed to be the most action packed.  He had full reign to play a longer set, and his light show has definitely stepped up a notch (I did miss the Mustaches & Laser Beams tour; so maybe this is just a continuation).  He pulled out the magic saw and magic boot near the end of the show.  He also treated the crowd to his magic card tricks and laser bows.  Ever the showman, he was soaking wet by the end of the night, yet still full of energy…

many more photos below

The Appropriate Linkage:

~Dan – np: Ben Goldberg Quartet plays Masada Book TwoBook of Angels, Vol 15: Baal

THAT1GUY & BOY EATS DRUM MACHINE PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2010 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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REVIEW: That1Guy @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – – 2/11/09)

12th Feb 09 (Thu) 2 comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

 Well, this was my 5th time seeing That1Guy and the Magic Pipe.  He is a truly mesmerizing performer… the inclusion of the Magic Saw and Magic Boot are also great, but the true show is seeing Mr. 1Guy put a crazy go nuts university seminar on the Magic Pipe.

The opener was Seattle’s Flowmotion.  I only caught their last 3-4 songs, but I liked them.  Kinda of a more rock style jam band.  The best part for me was their drummer and drummer/ percussionist combo.  Two of the 3-4 songs I saw had some cool extended dual drum solos.

T1G came on right around 9:30.  He seemed to play a very similar setlist to the time I saw him a year and a half ago at John Henry’s, but much more energetic… having a pretty packed house at a bigger venue on a Wednesday definitely didn’t hurt the energy. :)

Setlist:

  • Forgotten Whales leading into Instrumental Intro Jam
  • Jigsaw
  • Weasel Potpie leading into Instrumental Jam
  • the one with “heaven or heck” in the lyrics
  • Dig (with the magic boot)
  • Buttmachine (extended)
  • Instrumental Jam
  • Bananas
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow(with the magic saw)
  • One(with card tricks)
  • Jam Session with Flowmotion drummers (T1G’s credit card jam)

Great show… I left at about the 90 minute point (it’s been a long week for me so far).  If I had to wager a guess, I bet he played “Mash” and/or “The Moon is Disgusting” and/or “Birds” as encores… but that’s only a guess.

the magic pipe

And now for some news from That1Guy…

He’s re-issued his first album… the one before Songs in the Key of Beotch called Let’s Hear That1Guy (click pic to find out more):

New animated video for “Mash” made by some ausome aussies at Silo:6

Oh, and T1G’s “Buttmachine” is the new Rick Rolltry it on your friends. *cough*

The Appropriate Linkage:

~Dan – np: The BeatlesThe Beatles

THAT1GUY PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2009 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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ryan seacrest & buttmachine

3rd Jul 08 (Thu) Leave a comment

Ryan Seacrest says “buttmachine” and “that 1 guy”… yes, you read that correctly… Ryan… Seacrest.

Crazy, butt good exposure for a longtime personal favorite artist… http://www.that1guy.com/

The two Butt Machine videos:

I hear “Butt Machine” is the “new RickRoll” (blog link)… it’s also featured on the new The Weeds soundtrack (Showtime show).

~Dan – np: Zappa Plays Zappa

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