Afghan Whigs- Do to the Beast
Apr 10, 2014
Hey there, what did YOU do on Friday night? If you were in the Rathskeller, you probably got a chance to hear the original folk of Zack Domes, the quiet, compelling strum of Theodore Maxwell Robinson Carr and the frantic yet oddly composed musical spillings of Mike “Yes-Yes” Ersing.
Bonaventure senior Zack Domes opened the night with a group of his own folk numbers and a cover of "Billy from the Hills" by Greg Brown. For his first public show ever, Domes did a fantastic job of warming up the audience with his original tunes.
Theodore, or “Ted,” kept things calm with his soulful collection of folk numbers, including the jazzy “Picture of Peace.” Ted grooved about the stage, legs swaying and head churning from behind his Fender dreadnought acoustic. For only his third show, Ted was collected and confident, belting out his tunes with the help of a guitar and, for his last song, an organ.
Taking the tiled staged directly after Ted, Mike “Yes-Yes” Ersing jumped directly into his unique, immensely creative stream-of-consciousness songs with authority. Layering his emotional lyrics over neatly finger-picked acoustic arpeggios, Ersing captivated the ‘Skeller crowd with his mysterious, instantly likable musical charm. After an energetic set of soft songs interspersed with the occasional scream, Ersing graciously thanked the audience and left the stage, leaving the crowd awestruck but smiling.
Overall, it was quite the show. If you feel remorseful for not being there, you should, because it was a blast.