That 1 Guy
- Categories: Experimental music
- Event posted: Feb. 18, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $14 - $15
- Age limit: All ages
“Funky Bean,” “Buttmachine,” Mustaches and Laser beams. It reads like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but for Mike Silverman, better known as That 1 Guy, it is just the reality he was searching for.
At 150-200 live shows each year people gather to see his mad scientist at work, curiously watching as That 1 Guy plugs an electric chord into the heel of a cowboy boot and transforms it into an instrument. He howls and the audience joins him like a pack of coyotes. They even chime in for the song “Weasel Pot Pie,” offering rhymes to finish a line about “cinnamon scones”: Twilight Zones? Al Capones? Frank Stallones? That 1 Guy laughs and offers the grin of a Cheshire cat. Here is a man who loves his job