Bo Burnham guest starred on last week's episode of Parks and Recreation as super-American country singer Chipp McCapp, and here's a music video for his song, "Beautiful Like My Mom (Support the Troops)" that's sure to replace the national anthem in a few years.
Parks and Recreation is doing a big rock concert episode for its April 24th season finale, and a lot of big names are slated to show up. Co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur tells The A.V. Club that in addition to previously-announced musical guests like Jeff Tweedy and The Decemberists, the finale will also feature appearances from Yo La Tengo, Ginuwine, and Letters to Cleo. Best of all, Yo La Tengo will be playing a Night Ranger cover band called Bobby Knight Ranger. Here's Schur explaining more:
"It was really crazy. We basically threw a rock concert, with a giant stage and a thousand extras … [Yo La Tengo] showed up, [...]
The following are excerpts of reviews of some selected songs of Mr. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973) With this album, Mr. Springsteen is exploring a newer, slower – yet explosive – sonic sexuality that America did not know was coming. After collaborating with various music historians who were active at the time of the album’s release, we have concluded that the second track, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” might be based on the non-fictional, existent location on the northern shore of New Jersey known as Asbury Park.
“Badlands," Darkness on [...]
Here's a new video that comedy duo Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael made for Funny Or Die in which they have a giant showdown while lip syncing "The Confrontation" from Les Misérables. Hopefully, they'll be doing the entire musical, piece by piece.