Down with the Underground

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Jon Berger

You probably weren’t there at the Monday Open Stage when the Pizza Underground honored Lou Reed with their beat-fashioned set at the open mic, transforming Velvet Underground (and some Lou Reed) compositions into songs about pizza. With one of the five members on guitar and the rest of the band on forms of percussion (including pizza box – clean), the sunglasses-adorned band belted out a medley of VU material, including “Sweet Jane,” “Waiting for my Man,” and what felt like one hundred others.

This group – mostly AntiFolk irregulars – did their set to riotous applause and then a quick departure into the night.

Can a full show be far behind?

God, I hope not.

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