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Flight of the Conchords Still Think They’re Not So Popular. But Just Try Getting a Ticket Tonight.

Written by Brian Heater on . Posted in Music, Posts

New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk-parody duo? Talk about your one-way ticket to home box office gold. Flight of the Conchords spent their first glorious season on HBO failing at music, love and life in general, with a little bit of help from New York’s current reigning class of underground comedians like Eugene Mirman, Todd [&hellip
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Daily Crosshatch Dispatch: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Village Pourhouse

Written by Brian Heater on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The Village Pourhouse sits where 3rd Ave. meets East 11th St. and, while its punny name invokes a passing reminder of the taverns and flophouse that once lined these streets, the innards betray a modern establishment inline with recent decades’ gentrification and mass cultural exodus—with a constant stream of jukebox selections to match. Recently the [&hellip
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Daily Crosshatch Dispatch: More Old Jewish Comedians Book Release

Written by Brian Heater on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

 I’m just covering the wrong subject matter, but rarely, if ever—in fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say never—has a post ever lent itself so perfectly to a dedication for my grandfather, Seymour Eisner. This is not reflection on him, of course, but rather a direct result of the fact [&hellip
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Going for Baroque: Figurines

Written by Brian Heater on . Posted in Music, Posts

After two records which drew favorable comparisons to indie rock royalty like Pavement, Built to Spill, and Modest Mouse, record three from Figurines presented itself as the perfect opportunity to mix things up a touch. Besides, record number two, last year’s catchy-as-hell Skeleton, had  helped score the band slots opening for bands like Tapes ‘n’ [&hellip
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