“Ball so hard, this shit crazy”
It was a money-draining party and I had a blast.
Heart Of Douche-ness or “The Imperialism Of Young Assholes”
Take up the White Mans Burden, Hipsters. Conquer the middle class with your bougie contempt and self-loathing fashion. But don’t complain when you’re branded the enemy.
EULA, Life Size Maps & More at Shea Stadium
Five great bands at a Friday show in Shea Stadium.
Silent Barn Public Meeting Tomorrow
Panelists gather to discuss All Ages venues, with some necessary rocking out.
alt-J at Glasslands
Lead singer Joe Newman asked us to sweat with him and we did.
How Was Your Week? at The Bell House
Julie Klausner‘s How Was Your Week? podcast had another live recording at the Bell House last week. The theme of the evening was snack-themed — specifically, pretzel and nut-based — more than likely due to the co-sponsorship of both Pretzel Crisps and Peanut Chews.
Guests, sometimes coming onstage with snacks in hand and their mouths full, included Sandra Bernhard, Ira Glass, Tom Scharpling and Joe Mande. Providing backing music, rimshots and banter was Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, another part of the Best Show on WFMU network of comedians and musicians — many more of which were in attendance both backstage and in the audience. However, dedicated HWYW fans ensured there was capacity audience, well before the show even started.
Klausner’s podcast, for the uninitiated, is a weekly report on her observations and meditations, augmented by her producer “Spoony” (Chris Spooner). There are also interviews with semi- to bona fide-famous comedians and celebrities — which, often, serve as jumping off points for stories and rants; not unlike a traditional talk-show format. With The Pharmacists acting as a Tonight Show Band, complete with an audience warmup and faux-arguing with the host, the live version reinforced and focused on Klausner’s talents — balancing the dichotomy of a show about her life, and simultaneously stepping out of the way of her guest; which is a rarer talent than one might think in the recent torrent of comedy podcasting.