Thurs, Jan 21, That 1 Guy
Beatnik Studios, 9 p.m., $10 advance
Sacramento, CA 95811
Mike Silverman was a regularly gigging upright bassist when he decided to just do it all himself. Namely, by playing this thing he calls the “magic pipe.” As his Web site says, the magic pipe is “electronically wired, steel plumbing, shaped somewhat like a harp, with a thick bass string wired from top to bottom and a hole that billows smoke during the climax of his live shows.” Whoa, better not stand in the first row—or do so and behold what this one dude can do with a pipe, a snare and who knows what else. 2421 17th Street, www.that1guy.com.