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!
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.
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…
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…
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…
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!
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:
This one would probably require a time machine…
This on the other hand…
Astoria’s most dangerous group?
Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…
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…
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!
While we still try to sort out how we are going to do a Valentine’s Day show this year, we have a special item on sale in our online store for all of you fans of Morrissey and The Smiths.
There is even an organic ladies t-shirt free of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes – because we know you have sensitive skin. Order yours now in our online store. Because nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like The Smiths!
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.
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!
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.
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.