Sept 20-24th, 9:30pm
Classically trained pianist and singer Erica Mac will be turning songs on their heads as she interprets hardcore, metal, grunge, and punk songs for piano and voice. Showcasing the melodies beneath the distortion, these songs will be investigated, torn apart, and pieced back together on stage for the audience’s listening pleasure.
Erica Mac brings passion and intensity to the piano, exposing her deep love of all heavy genres (particularly North American metallic hardcore and 1970s British punk) by interspersing songs with bits of music history trivia and songs facts that will have audiences doing some intellectual (not physical) moshing. Vivaciously weaving together classical and punk practices in a way that avoids both pandering and pretension, Piano Punk is a show that will please metal heads, classical aficionados, and those who know nothing about either.