Lou Reed died about two months ago, which is probably the first time in a long time many of us had thought about his band, The Velvet Underground.
Another relic of a bygone era, child actor Macaulay Culkin, is keeping the spirit of the Velvet Underground alive with his band, The Pizza Underground, which just so happens to be coming to Dada Dallas on March 12. And we mean "spirit" in the loosest terms as, strangely, the band has re-imagined many of Velvet Underground's songs with pizza-related titles and lyrics.
Listen, if you dare, to snippets of songs like "Papa John says" and "Cheese Days" at the bottom of the page.
Thus you have such "clever" titles as "Papa John Says," "Cheese Days" and "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice."
Listen, if you dare, to some snippets of those songs at the bottom of the page.
Why pay tribute to a classic band in such a manner? No one seems to know. However, it does seem to be a bit of crass opportunism, given that Reed died on October 27, 2013 and Pizza Underground joined Facebook a mere nine days later on November 5.
Of course, it's not like Culkin is busy acting these days. His last true role was in the 2009 NBC TV series Kings, which you can still watch if you were so inclined. He recently recorded the above Pizza Underground promo, a four-minute, mostly silent ode to the art of eating pizza.
To this point, The Pizza Underground has only played a handful of shows in New York City, with one show lasting all of eight minutes after they came on 45 minutes late. One hopes they will have expanded their repertoire a bit by the time they start their tour proper on March 5.
Their stop in Dallas precedes three shows in Austin as part of SXSW 2014. They'll also be doing a show in Austin on January 31, apropos of seemingly nothing given that they'll be in the Northeast leading up to that date and don't have another scheduled concert until March. But when you're in a pizza-themed band, things don't really have to make sense.