Seeing That 1 Guy is similar to watching a conductor direct an orchestra, except the orchestra is comprised of just one person, you guessed it—That 1 Guy. Born Mike Silverman, the Las Vegas-based multi-instrumentalist has been performing since the 1990s when he developed a career in the progressive jazz scene. A classically trained double bass player, Silverman studied at the esteemed San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Eventually, after becoming frustrated for making music for other people and feeling rather limited by a single instrument, he started devising his own unique hybrid of several different instruments. Called the “Magic Pipe,” the device is a 7-foot-tall collection of steel plumbing pipes and joints, orchestral bass strings, and electronics. He also routinely plays the “Magic Saw” and “Magic Boot,” which he always constructed himself. Currently on tour in support of his sixth studio album, Poseidon’s Deep Water Adventure Friends, That 1 Guy makes a stop in Omaha this week. –Kyle Eustice

That 1 Guy, March 19, at the Waiting Room 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m. Tickets are $13. Visit www.onepercentproductions.com for more information.


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