In honor of the recently announced Americanarama Festival featuring Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Bob Weir, and Wilco happening at Riverfront Park on June 30 (presale kicked off yesterday – more info on that show at our recent post) this week’s Hump Day Diversion is an homage to that Patron Saint of Dad Rock, Wilco’s front man, Jeff Tweedy.
Holy Petunia, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete was awesome, wasn’t it? What started as a series of 60 second shorts became one of the weirdest and most wonderful not-quite-for-kids-but-it’s-for-kids shows in all of ever time. One of the things that made Big Pete and Little Pete so much fun to adventure with (besides series regulars like Artie The Strongest Man In The World, Mr. Tastee, and more) was the array of guest stars that read like a who’s who of 90s alternative culture. Through the show’s 3 season run the little town of Wellsville played host to such notables as Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo (as an English teacher), Juliana Hatfield, Debbie Harry, Patty Hearst, Luscious Jackson (as the stage band at Little Pete’s first dance), Iggy Pop (remember, he was Nona’s dad), Michael Stipe, Gordon Gano (of The Violent Femmes), Kate Pierson (The B52s), Hunter Thompson, and Adam West. Check out an awesome montage of Pete & Pete Guest Stars
I had the good fortune to check out Quiet Company with Hanzelle and The Winter Sounds at The 5 Spot last week with a good friend who knows a lot more about QC than I do and so I share with you this special guest post by long-time Quiet Company fan and the all around awesome bow-tie sportin’, Abel Muñoz…
Check it out friends, we’re here again with another awesome opportunity to score free tickets to a killer show. This time around, we’ve got a pair to give away to Matt Costa’s appearance this Monday night (4.22) at The Mercy Lounge.
You may remember Matt from a good amount of local radio play for his song “Cold December.” Give it a refresher after the jump and get all the contest info, too!
I love the internet. It brings people together in ways we never could have imagined: there are dating sites for people who prefer their partner donned a furry costume, you can be a fake farmer on Facebook and lose real money at it, with enough Kickstarter fan support, a long-cancelled television series can be re-instated or made into a feature film.
This post, is sadly, not about the effort to revive cult-class television show, Clarissa Explains It All (but if there is such an effort, let me lend my support because Clarissa was awesome. I’d take her over Miley / Selena / Vanessa / whomever and whatever modern iteration of a modern teenage girl you can think up).
Dude, Clarissa had a pet alligator named Elvis, she programmed her own video games, she could beat up her brother, and her best friend was an awesome guy named Sam that showed up at her window with a ladder in a totally-platonic-because-guys-and-girls-CAN-be-friends way. One thing we may have not known about Clarissa was that apparently she also made an alt-rock album. Oh yes. And thank you internet because you have brought it to us in all its earnest, well-intentioned, teenage angst, grungy glory.