Eric Lopez-Zareno is a man who does not know the meaning of the word idle. When the schedules of his two Miami fuzz/garage/drone bands (Electric Bunnies and Melted Sunglasses) aren't filling his dancecard, he performs on his own as TEEPEE .His solo work tends to be a little mellower than the full-on Velvet Underground rock of his two groups, but the man does love to drone ala My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus & Mary Chain (if you hid most of their instruments).
TEEPEE's stripped down shoegaze rock marks a break from the one man band genre, which is usually held down by amped up roots rockers like Bob Log III or the late Hasil Adkins. But in today's economy, what autuer can afford a rhythm section? It's a lot easier to throw a combo amp and a small keyboard in a car, and it certainly is a lot easier to split the money with yourself than with a band. And when Lopez-Zareno feels the need to play louder, he has his other acts to rock out with. It's a musical win-win.
Tonight TEEPEE is playing the "Rumble" party at Kill Your Idol (located at 222 Espanola Way on South Beach). As Lopez-Zareno is fresh off a solo US tour, expect a few new tricks in his repitoire. He has vowed on numerous occasions to never play the same show twice, so fresh off his first tour - the magic city should see how that mentality developed when it couch surfed accross America.