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8th Annual Halloween Show at Lovecraft NYC

Even though our beloved Crescent Lounge has closed, we are continuing our tradition of Halloween shows (8 years straight!) – and we are invading Manhattan!

Halloween Comedy Music Show - October 30th at Lovecraft

Yes, we will be playing at Lovecraft! What better place to play a Halloween musical comedy show than a bar/restaurant inspired by horror writer HP Lovecraft? We will be debuting some new Halloween songs. Admission is free! We hope to see you there. Leave a comment and let us know if you are coming or head over to our Facebook page and RSVP.

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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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HALO – An original song…

It is something that only gamers truly understand. Whatever horrible thing may be happening in real life, escaping into the game for a little while can change your frame of mind and leave you feeling relaxed…

And with that, we give you HALO, our original song dedicated to gamers…

What do you think?

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Have you got your kazoo ready?

A while back, we decided that a kazoo fit our needs for songs that required either a wind instrument, or synthesizers…or a kazoo. This decision culminated with the “Astoria Free Will Kazoo Chorus” – a group of fans who volunteered to play along with us on a cover of The Final Countdown by Europe. Because, you know, it works…

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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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April Fools!

Yes, it is a little early for April Fool’s Day – one week away! But we managed to pull an April Fool’s joke on ourselves. Due to scheduling difficulties, we had to cancel our April Fool’s Day show. I know, it is very sad. But don’t worry! We are going to be featured in an article in Latency Magazine – check out their website here – and we are planning for a big show soon! Keep coming back for more news. Oh, and sorry about no April Fool’s Day show.

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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!