Question: How do a bunch of indie kids change a lightbulb?
Answer: It’s too obscure. You wouldn’t get it.
(Hilarious, right? Right?)
Okay, say what you will about the unattainable independent rock scene, but those peeps make some damn fine music (when you can find it).
Case in point: The NYC-based Vivian Girls, an adorably hip trio — Cassie, Katy, and Ali — with tattoos, talent, and a sweet lo-fi/punk/girly sound that inspired a cult following around the world.
Last week, they kindly agreed to play a song for us from their hotly anticipated new album, Everything Goes Wrong (due out September 8). Hopefully you’ll like it as much as we did.
If you even, like, understand it at all.
Hear the Vivian Girls live August 25, 8 p.m., at Death by Audio, 49 South 2nd Street, between Kent and Wythe Avenues, Williamsburg. Tickets available at the door. To preorder their new album, go to amazon.com.
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.