Baltimore

Gary Epstein, piano and vocals; Adam Frizzell, drums and samples

2006

experimental piano rock

Billy Joel, Elton John, Superdrag, Radiohead

The duo writes half its music live in its practice space, Frizzell said. It's only possible because he feels comfortable enough with Epstein to try new chord progressions and yell out random words as melodies pop into his head.

"It's really the oddest thing for me," Frizzell said. "Before this band, I would have never dreamed that I would have been able to write that way."

The above Pianowire concert at the Talking Head listed on Page 5 of today's LIVE section was canceled after press time. The band next plays Sept. 22 at the Sidebar Tavern.