we were graced with the next ridiculous thing happening in music: Macaulay Culkin's Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground
. So the most obvious question that Culkin's got every one asking: "Ooh, so that's what the kid from Home Alone
looks like now?" But in all seriousness, I'm asking whether this guy is simply capitalizing off his own novelty, or whether he's just screwing with us. It's most certainly the latter. It's been almost a month now and according to typical internet trends, this should have died by now. So why are we still hearing about this band? The music seems to be more focused on the pizza than being a tribute to The Velvet Underground, which provides an irony of its own. Maybe it's the fact that the blogs won't stop talking about it (guilty!), which just gives Culkin more fuel for pizza filled insanity. They played a sold out show at Brooklyn's newest venue Baby's All Right, with a set that lasted maybe nine minutes, and have a full string of shows lined up for a tour in March.
Culkin has fooled us all into infatuation with a goofy cover band, and we all know the only reason it's funny is because he's only increasing the mystical allure around his being. And he is totally aware that that's why we're interested. Leave it to another celebrity to fool us all into loving something for nothing more than it's novelty value. A+ Macaulay Culkin.
The world is a contradiction; view The Pizza Underground's first official video below:
You can catch The Pizza Underground at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on 2/24.