Best Stage Patter From a Band

This Moment in Black History

Chris Kulcsar, manic frontman for This Moment in Black History, has the goofy, over-the-top appeal of Pee-wee Herman. While Kulcsar's mid-song forays into the audience are amusing, it's between songs that he really shines, spewing non sequiturs as if his head were a balloon with a slow leak. "We write Sesame Street songs, like, remember, ÔFree to Be You and Me,'" he offered at a recent show. We have no idea what Kulcsar will say or do next, which contributes mightily to the quartet's whole furious, anarchic presence.