words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
We had our first ever Brooklynvegan and Klaus Kinski present Rock n' Rofl at Pianos on Thursday February 28th, 2008. Aside from the noise coming in from the bar everytime someone opened the door and the lack of chairs for the comedy, I thought the show went really well. An ill (literally, as in he had the flu) Peasant started off the show with some surprisingly powerful folk music.
Comedians Joe Mande, Dave Hill, Pete Holmes, Kristen Schaal, Leo Allen, and host Bobby Tisdale were really incredible. They brought such a great variety of videos and comedic material to the table. This was my first ever comedy showcase I felt honored to have such amazing talent on the bill, and especially to be playing host to host Bobby Tisdale who had just hosted his very last Invite Them Up at Rififi only one night earlier. It was a bummer Kurt Braunohler couldn't make it last minute (because a wizard turned him into a llama), but Kristen did a great job handling it on her own, and the world premiere showing of the new New Pornographers video that they both star in was an extra special treat.
After a brief intermission, The Forms came out and completely dominated. I just think these guys are the greatest and they sounded sooo amazing in that small room. Sadly, I was so beat by the time Bear in Heaven went on that I left during their second song, but I totally dug what I heard and was sad to miss the rest of their set. Everyone else said they were a great way to end the evening.
Bear in Heaven
Keep your eyes open for news about the next Rock n' Rofl happening AT PIANOS on Monday 3/31/08. Here's more pictures from the first one.....