The burgundy curtained, vaulted, cathedral-like ceiling construction, candlelit coziness of Room 5, located just above the upscale Italian restaurant Amalfi, greeted Keram with a warm glow, as a civilized crowd awaited patiently for him and his red-afro-ed drummer, Ryan Brown, to set up.

Keram, short for Keram Malicki-Sanchez, got up on stage and told us that he wrote the songs for his new album, Box, in North Ontario, Canada at Diamond Lake. He also informed us that he does a lot of different types of shows where he sometimes wears face paint and dresses. I would have enjoyed those shows more because Keram at Room 5 was perhaps too tame to be musically engaging or sensationally stimulating.