The show starts at 5:30 (doors at 5) and goes until 7:30. Admission is free, but you can make a donation to support The DNA Lounge (and buy drinks, too) in their fight to stay open. More details are on Oren Michels’ blog. Oren’s company Mashery is sponsoring the show along with Zivity.
I put up a Flickr set with photos and videos that I shot at this intimate performance in an incredible venue.
While Eric is trained and honored in classical and jazz music circles, he loves to perform solo piano interpretations of popular and alternative bands like The Killers, Evanescence and The Knife. He is an incredibly passionate performer who is awesome (in the grandest of senses) to see live. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
DNA Lounge has been battling to stay open due to aggressive practices by The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that seem to target all ages venues and that also focused on nights when DNA featured LGBT events (as Violet Blue has covered).
Eric’s performance at TED2009 is how many people around the world first heard of this singular performer.