You may know former UCB-er Eliot Glazer as the man behind 2012’s viral “Shit New Yorkers Say,” and you’ll see him again in a recurring role on Broad City this season. But why wait? Glazer is also a classically trained singer, and he employs his vocal stylings to their full comedic extent on his Web series Haunting Renditions, covering pop songs and stripping them down to their true meanings. Hear his soulful performance of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” (“It’s about pride in your home, but underneath there are levels about forgiveness and understanding and…faith”), his candlelit tribute to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi” (“It’s tragedy…it’s Shakespearean, it’s Greek”), or his ode to the ladies of Destiny’s Child with “Bug a Boo” (“about the intersection of love and technology”). Experience the emotional journey tonight at “Haunting Renditions Live.” Har Mar Superstar, fresh off his tour with the Pizza Underground, guest-stars.
Wed., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2015