Sometimes enough is enough. The amount of cringe that ensues when they actually up and leave is pure, awkward gold.
American stand-up comedian, John Mulaney, and some of his quotes go terribly well with band names. Whether it's Blink-182 or My Chemical romance, this list includes some of the most loved and loathed and trolled, bands of the 2000s; and as it turns out, they pair wonderfully well with some John Mulaney funnies.
Coachella has released their lineup for this year, and twitter was there with their response. People thought up some pretty interesting and specific acts. Not much of a Coachella person, but would pay to see Sandra Bullock in a blindfold, just kinda wandering around.
The Danish Radio Big Band has been through tough times, at least if their member's are to be believed. Multiple soloists out of order, lack of commitment, and simply bad musicianship has plagued the band for the past 17 years, since they last had a conductor. Fortunately, besides all of this being satire, the band has found their savior, a young and award winning composer and conductor, Miho Hazama. They were so excited for her arrival, that they filmed a satirical welcome video showing the "sorry state" of their ensemble.
But not to be outdone by their own efforts to be culturally relevant, the members decided to one up their welcome video, and plan a flash mob at the gate at Copenhagen Airport that awaited her when she arrived in Denmark. Quickly surrounding her with their music, the members broke out into a song written just for her to welcome her, and the result is below.
If only every job would welcome you like this when you get hired.
The Foo Fighters have had a fantastic year so far but nothing good lasts forever. The band is currently taking a break and rumors have started about a split. Have tensions between Dave Grohl and his drummer Taylor Hawkins risen so high that Grohl has decided to go solo? Finally, this official video has the answers you were looking for.
Maybe they just need some downtime to actually enjoy their success after a whirlwind tour and a surprise album release in 2015.
We assume the "break" is so drummer Taylor Hawkins can focus on his cover band Chevy Metal:
David Spargo apparently really wanted to meet the band "Peking Duk," so much so that he was willing to poorly edit the band's Wikipedia entry in order to convince a security guy he belonged backstage. Lucky for him, it worked.
The ill-placed and poorly formatted "Family David Spargo" was legit enough to dupe a surprisingly gullible security guard into letting David past him, where he introduced himself to the band:
"We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend. He wasn’t a creep or anything. He was like the most normal dude we’ve ever met. That’s what makes it more hilarious."
Was it worth it? Absolutely.
Would it work a second time? Probably not.
Some bands just gotta have a gimmick, whether it's Gwar's costumes or Kiss' make up. For Pheonix's Okilly Dokilly, they are doubling down on The Simpsons' very Christian, very polite neighbor Ned Flanders.
Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned make up what they describe as "the world's only Nedal band" and boy are they all about the puns. Obviously 'Okilly Dokilly' is just a metal riff on the classic Flanders catch phrase 'Okily dokily'.
They're even committed to dressing the part as well, although it doesn't seem like all the members where willing to commit to the trademark mustache (or 'push broom' as he calls it).
According to their Facebook page, most of their songs are based off of Ned Flanders quotes.
They will play their first show Sept. 5 if you're in the Phoenix area. They certainly know how to hype it up.
We're playing our first show. It will be Nedal. You will experience Nedal. You will know Nedal. Nedal will know you.
More details to come. Hold your dang diddly horses.
You can listen to some of their surprisingly serious scream-o songs here: