One of the first items placed on stage was a striped drum kit with a Gumby and Pokey figure glued on the rim. A strangely fitting start as Michael Lerner (a.k.a. Telekinesis) lead “Telekinesis 3.0” (in reference to the third iteration of his touring band) through an animated and boisterous set from the command center of his drum set. Opting for the faster songs off of his debut album, Telekinesis!, and serving up some new material, Lerner kept the pace moving, only taking a few much-needed breaks to catch his breath. Opening for the much more relaxed Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, I’m certain that Lerner earned himself a number of new fans at that show.
More pics and notes after the jump
-I laughed a little when I saw that they were using a retaining wall brick to hold down some of the equipment. Whatever works, right?
-To me, the drummer/singer combo is probably one of the more impressive musical feats.
-Telekinesis usually ranks as my top desired super power. Very practical.
-Lerner stepped away from the drums for a while to lead a few songs on guitar. Nice songs, but definitely a contrast from the rest of the set.
-Did you miss the Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin set? Check it out here.