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A 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.

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Gary Epstein, piano and vocals; Adam Frizzell, drums and samples

Founded in --2006

Style --experimental piano rock

Influenced by --Billy Joel, Elton John, Superdrag, Radiohead

Notable --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.

Quotable --"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."

Hear Pianowire tomorrow at the Talking Head Club, 203 Davis St. Water School and Holly Golightly will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Go to The band:

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