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The band. The myth. The legend. Formed in Astoria, Queens in the mid 00's, One Hot Second is a acoustic comedy trio whose music includes original compositions as well as a plethora of parody material. Imagine mixing Hall and Oates, Journey, The Smiths, Tenacious D, and Flight of the Conchords with one singer, two guitars, and a lot of booze. The result would be a band that Why Leave Astoria calls "a unique brand of humor and acoustic mayhem that will have you consequently snorting and/or spitting out your drink (or maybe both at the same time!)" Google+
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The Holiday Spectacular was a success!

We would like to thank all of the folks who came out and made our Holiday Spectacular such a hit this year! We’ve been doing this for six years and it still doesn’t get old. We raised a lot of money for charity, drank a lot of booze, and had quite a few laughs…here is a little portion of what you missed if you weren’t there…

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It’s Here! Our Holiday CD!

Just in time for that last minute holiday shopping, our holiday CD – The Premature Immaculation – One Hot Second Live for the Holidays – is now available for download! Be warned, it does contain language not suitable for children – unless you swear a lot around children, in which case, our music won’t be much of a change.

We will also be selling actual CD copies (like the one you see above) at our Holiday Spectacular for $5 each! Yes, five friggin’ dollars! After that, you will need to contact us about ordering a physical copy. If you want to get a CD at the show, please leave a comment here or on our Facebook page so we have an idea of how many to bring.

If you would rather download the MP3’s (complete with witty banter – hey, we are best experienced live) you can go HERE AND PURCHASE IT FOR DOWNLOAD!

To give you an idea of the classic holiday tunes you will be receiving, here is a video from last year’s show:

 

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Kings of Twitter

Well, we held our Holiday CD giveaway and only one person got a correct answer! The two people on that list we have not interacted with are Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Nathan Fillion (but who knows, someday maybe…) It seems that almost everyone thought we had not interacted with Sir Ian McKellan. Well, during a recent Twitter Q&A (Hashtag #AskGandalf). We had a question answered by Gandalf himself!


The answer?

 

And yes, we have also talked to fellow fan of big butts – Sir Mix-A-Lot

 

 

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How well do you know One Hot Second’s social media? Giveaway!

Do you REALLY pay attention to our social media exploits? We get the feeling that most of our followers are pretty lazy. While we keep in regular contact with our fans, there are times when we interact with some ‘big names’. So, if you can correctly identify one of the people in the list below who WE HAVE NOT interacted with, you will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of our upcoming LIVE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR CD. Oh yes, there is a CD coming. Remember, you have to identify one person who HAS NOT interacted with us on social media. Interactions include retweeting our tweets…

And no this isn’t a trick question. There is at least one person in that list we haven’t interacted with. To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be following us on Facebook and Twitter if you aren’t already.

You have until Monday, December 10th to enter. At that point, we will give the answers – and then anyone who got a correct answer will be notified of the next step in the giveaway!

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Ghost of Drunken Improv Past

This clip of some slightly inebriated improvisation from last year’s holiday show was oddly prescient (for those of you who don’t know what that means, look it up!) as we were able to find a Pearl Jam holiday tune for this year’s show.

This video gives you a bit of a glimpse into our rehearsal and song writing process. Drink a bunch of beers, start playing a song, lyrics start coming out…there, the mystery is shattered.

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I’m Huge In Astoria

We love Astoria, perhaps it is because two thirds of the band lives here, but it seemed like it was about time to create a shirt that reflected both our feelings and our reputation in the neighborhood.

You know you want one. So what are you waiting for? And remember, all profits from any store purchases before our Holiday Spectacular on December 15th will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Our 6th Annual Holiday Show!

It’s that time of year again – when the weather gets colder and the air starts to hum with the sound of holiday tunes. It must be time for our Holiday Music Spectacular! Can you believe we have been doing our holiday show for 6 years now? If you have never seen it in person, you don’t know what you are missing. It is our most talked about show of the year! We will play old holiday favorites as well as some brand new selections sure to become classics.

RSVP on Facebook – the more the merrier!