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News about New York acoustic comedy band One Hot Second

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Halloween 6 and We’ve Been Buzzfed

So, Halloween is fast approaching and you know what that means – time for our 6th Annual Halloween Show! Halloween is one of our favorite shows of the year to do and our fans (as lazy as they are) seem to enjoy it too!

This year’s show will actually take place on Halloween! October 31st at 7:30 PM at the Crescent Lounge in Astoria, Queens, New York City! The show will also be part of a fundraiser for The Friends of The Steinway Mansion – you can check out their website here.

In other Halloween news, we were featured in a BuzzFeed article about how “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” is the greatest Halloween song of all time. No, seriously…it really happened. Look here – and go down to the bottom to see our video. While we may disagree with the statement (we have tons of Halloween songs!) we genuinely appreciate the exposure. THESE DUDES are happy!

So – what do you think is the greatest Halloween song of all time? Is it one of ours? Leave a comment and let us know! And we hope to see you at the Halloween show. It will be spooky, scary!

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The Parody Album Cover Project

Well, folks. We can finally share the photos from the first round of the “Parody Album Cover” project. We will think about starting round two sometime in the future. We welcome your suggestions for album covers for us to mock in the future – leave a comment! In the meantime…enjoy!

Beastie Boys album cover parody - check your head

Fleetwood Mac Rumors parody album cover.

Fugees Parody Album Cover

Bee Gees parody album cover

Parody comedy acoustic band One Hot Second 'covers' NWA
All Photos by Angelito Jusay Photography

Thanks to Angel Jusay Photography for the pictures!

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The Interview Has Arrived

If you live in Astoria or Long Island City you can pick up a free copy of BORO Magazine and find our interview gracing the last two pages! Two whole pages devoted to us. Will wonders never cease?

Here’s the Beastie Boys parody album cover they chose to include…

One Hot Second Beastie Boys Parody Album Cover

Get a copy now – they are going fast!

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One Hot Second Melts Your Face Off!

We are playing a show…in the SUMMER! Yes, we know it is unusual. We usually take a hiatus during the Summer months. Why? Because it is hot and we prefer to drink beer and hang out. But this year, oh no, we are suffering through the heat and putting on a show – JUST FOR YOU!

We will be playing on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 PM at the one and only Crescent Lounge in Astoria, New York (32-05 Crescent Street). Admission is free! Check out the Facebook event and let us know that you are coming.

Remember, be there or we will never forgive you.

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The Interview is Coming! The Interview is Coming!

Remember that much talked about magazine interview we mentioned a while back? Well, mark your calendars – it is coming out in Boro Magazine on July 5th! Boro is an Astoria / Long Island City Art and Culture Magazine – yes, we are apparently considered art and/or culture. Go figure!

So pick up a copy of Boro in Queens for free or go check out their website on the 5th and see our ugly mugs splashed across the pages.

 

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Big News!

Today, One Hot Second is pleased to bring you this press release:

NEW YORK, April 1st, 2013 – Comedy and parody acoustic rock trio, One Hot Second, has signed a deal to produce three separate music releases. The band, currently Number 4 on the comedy charts, is looking to make an even bigger splash in the comedy industry by teaming up with legendary parody song artist, Weird Al Yankovic, who will produce the albums.

“These guys have been bugging me on Twitter for a long time,” said Yankovic. “I finally gave in and listened to some of their stuff, and I was really surprised. Most of it didn’t suck!”

While no details have been solidified as to the nature of the releases, those close to the deal speculate that the first release will be One Hot Second Saves the Universe, the highly anticipated follow up to the band’s debut album One Hot Second Eats Your Breakfast! Logically, the band would follow that with another long awaited project, The Premature Immaculation, a collection of their most popular holiday themed songs, which hopefully will be in stores and available for download in time for the various holiday seasons.

Perhaps the biggest news is the collection of cover songs, Full Coverage, which will see the boys from Astoria, Queens teaming up with the musicians who wrote the originals songs. Artists already expressing interest in working with the band include Justin Timberlake, Phillip Glass, Dweezil Zappa (who will fill in for his late father, Frank), Phish, Hall and Oates, and former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr. When reached for comment, Marr stated, “When I hear these guys play Smiths songs, it sounds exactly like how I want to hear a Smiths song – without Morrissey!”

The normally reclusive band was hard to reach, as they are preparing for an upcoming show, but when news of the deal finally got through, front man C-Fate had this to say, “We were as surprised as anyone! Someone actually wants to pay us to do this stuff. For us, it was never about the money. But money is nice. We have some extensive bar tabs we need to settle!”

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Live at SingleCut Beersmiths

Ever since SingleCut brewery opened up in Astoria, we have been yearning to play a show there. Mostly because we love good beer, but partially because we really want to have a beer named after us. One Hop Second sounds like a good beer name, don’t you think? If you don’t know about SingleCut – you should head over to their website. We even made a little alteration to our logo for the show…

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Want to come to the show – and try some great local beer? It will be April 19th from 7-9 PM! You can RSVP on Facebook if you would like. We will see you there! Warning: We will probably be drunk…

 

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We Are Not Lazy About Giving To Charity – Are You?

You can call us a lot of things – comedians, musicians, parody artists, drunks, lazy bastards, philanthropists…wait, what was that last one? Philanthropists? Yes, it’s true. One Hot Second is proud to be donating half of the proceeds from downloads of select songs in our music library to the Fender Music Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to “strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.” Would you like to get behind that? Yeah, we thought you would.

How do you do it? Well, go to our Reverb Nation profile page and pick one of the songs with the red ribbon and the heart on it to download. This only works through our profile page, it won’t work if you purchase the download through the store on our website. Half of your purchase will be donated directly to charity. You get some great, funny tunes and you help out a worthy cause. It’s a win-win situation!

We also suggest following the Fender Music Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and spread the word via social media to your family and friends. What are you waiting for? Let’s raise some money for charity!

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More Parody – and Climbing the Charts

So another great band cover parody we photographed – N.W.A. – if this was turned down by the magazine article, can you imagine what they chose?!? Just think about it…let it sink in…yea!!!

Parody comedy acoustic band One Hot Second 'covers' NWA
Photos by Angelito Jusay Photography

And if the magazine article coming up next week wasn’t enough – we are climbing the comedy charts on Reverb Nation! We are currently ranked #12 in New York City! Who would have thought it? You can help us break into the top 10 by going to our Reverb Nation profile and becoming a fan, listening to our songs, watching our videos, etc. Every little bit helps! Thanks and stay tuned for more awesomeness!

 

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The Tip of The Parody Photo Iceberg

So, the magazine feature on us is being published on April 1st – we know what you are thinking and NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke. Things are actually picking up for us. And to give you a taste of what is to come, we are releasing our first parody album cover photo today! This is just the tip of the iceberg…just the tip…

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Photo by Angelito Jusay

If we decided to be a Bee Gees cover band, what would we call ourselves? The Bee Jays? What do you think?

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A Photoshoot is Happening

So, it tentatively looks like we are going to be profiled in a local magazine. We know, we are shocked too! So, the idea was bandied about that since we are a parody comedy band that we should do some parody band photos. The discussion on our Facebook page reached epic proportions when it came to suggestions. Here are a few of our favorites:

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This one would probably require a time machine…hanson

This on the other hand…mamas-and-papas-cover MorrisonHotel

Astoria’s most dangerous group?nwa

Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…wilson-phillips

Much like the “Pretty Boy Floyd” photo that is the ‘feature image’ of this post (all the way at the top) – this is NOT happening…unless we get some flesh colored body suits…orleans

What are your thoughts? This may become an ongoing ‘thing’ that we do. We would love to hear what album cover you think we should parody. Leave a comment or let us know over at our Facebook page or on Twitter!

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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!