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Microphone Check

By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2004 4:49PM

2004_06_music_microphones.bmp The Microphones (a.k.a. Mount Eerie [a.k.a. one-man music machine Phil Elvrum]) plays what will surely be an intimate show tonight at Buddy. Phil has a knack for strange concerts: he has been known to even play in park trees. And Chicagoist will never forget the amazing set he performed in the basement of a non-air-conditioned Mexican restaurant last summer, where the ingenious staff offered all the hipsters free nachos and beans and rice, but charged far too much for glasses of water. The prolific Elvrum, meanwhile, made up characteristically ethereal songs on the spot. He’s a sweet, shy, nature-loving eccentric who happens to record some amazing music, and he’ll be supporting his newest release Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003. Also check out his other albums like The Glow Pt. 2, Mount Eerie, It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water, and C'Mon Miracle, the latest effort by his frequent collaborator Mirah.