PICTURE THIS: EMA @ Independent, 10/12/11

October 17. 2011 | By Mike

EMA is the latest project of Erika M. Anderson, based out of Oaktown.

Before the set I asked fans around me to describe the EMA sound. “Shoe-gazing punk, like a Smashing Pumpkins type of thing,” replied one. Not far from the mark at all.

EMA played a sweet cover of Violent Femme‘s “Add It Up,” with a twist: a pair of violins.

For one song Erika came to the front of the stage, grabbed a fan’s hand, and used it to strum a few chords.

Erika wrapped the mic chord around her neck during the last song of her main set, “California.”

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