The Bayonne Experience


Late, late Friday night/early Saturday morning, those at Schubas Tavern were treated to the musical stylings of Bayonne (Roger Sellers) as part of a Pitchfork aftershow .

When his equipment was getting set up, it looked a lot to me like it was going to be a DJ set, despite the fact that he is adamant about the fact that he is not a DJ.  When Bayonne took the stage, I was curious to see how he would manage all the equipment at the same time.  I decided pretty quickly into the set that Bayonne was NOT  a DJ, but I also didn’t know where he fit on the music spectrum.  He seems to be something entirely different and new, and I had a hard time focusing on the fact that I was supposed to be taking pictures, not starting with my mouth open at what was happening on stage.  IMG_7498

Bayonne was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  The one-man show kept me captivated throughout the entire set, which seemed to go by unusually fast.  What an eccentric mind he has! Sellers would occasionally stop to say something funny to the crowd, but apart from that, he was in his own world doing what he does best.

If you missed him this time around, make sure you see him next time he’s in Chicago.  It will be quite the experience!

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