Not many can rock the squared-off Charlie Chaplin mustache and sea captain hat like the toy piano/guitar-playing T.V. Coahran, a musician as eccentric looking as he sounds. His songs are charming lo-fi pop concoctions, whose key creative ingredients must stem from huffing magic markers with Ariel Pink, watching a Sid and Marty Krofft childrens program on mute, and listening to The Beatles, forward and backward. With acoustic guitar, bass, the aforementioned toy piano, micro Korg, and drums all factored in, his music draws the boundaries of where the imagination can go somewhere between a colorful, lucid dream or a demented clown nightmare. And the kids really dig it, as witnessed when he and his band played SW's REVRBfest in October. Tonights show, benefiting The Bikery, a local non-profit community bike workshop, is all-ages as well so dont forget the children! With Ribbons and Grand Hallway. TRAVIS RITTER
Listen to a sample of T.V. Coahran's "Land Squid on Land Demo."
var so = new SWFObject("http://media.seattleweekly.com/players/vvmMiniPlayer.swf?audioFile=http://media.newtimes.com/id/1757850/&autoPlay=no", "theSWF", "91", "32", "8", "#FFFFFF" ); so.write( "player" );
Fri., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2008