Fresh off his stint with the greatest story ever glittered, Peaches Christ Superstar, pianist Chilly Gonzales offers his wry ivories cabaret act to a very familiar room: chic Joe’s Pub, site of his infamous 2009 piano battle with goofy metal razeabout Andrew W.K.—Gonzales won, though the underground whispers of cheating still run unfettered. The victor should still be elated enough to merge his usual electro-to-classical fare, the tricky Escher hybrid that recently netted him a Grammy nomination . . . and landed his latest single, “Never Stop,” on those ubiquitous iPad commercials. Yeahhhh, he’s that dude.
Fri., Jan. 14, 11:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 5, 2011