), proving that rocking the mike can be grown folks' business too. More Beck than Lloyd Banks, Pigeon John is the Fresh Prince of L.A.
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2007
A perfect mash-up of indie music and edgy food, Dinner with the Band gives fans a personal, first-hand look into the lives of some of the industry's hippest indie bands. In this free Internet TV show, host and rock star chef Sam Mason grills steak burgers from scratch, accompanied by French fries and spiked chocolate milkshakes, as he interviews Pigeon John about his early days performing at the legendary Good Life Cafe, life on the road, and his newest album.
After Mason grinds beef cuts and seasons the meat with coriander, cumin, paprika, salt and horseradish, the band makes their own patties for grilling. Mason blends a frothy chocolate milkshake spiked with spice rum to enjoy with the burgers and French fries, which inspire a Pigeon John impromptu freestyle melody "Gettin' out the fries."
The latest episodes of the show feature Pigeon John displaying his showmanship and boundless energy with a distinctive delivery that blends rap with melody. Backed by his live band - drummer Peter Daily and keyboardist Peter Hong - he performs "Welcome to the Show," "Weight of the World," and "Money-Back Guarantee."
"Pigeon John makes hip-hop that's fun (and funny) but full of substance, a gentle juxtaposition of tragedy and comedy that would make Wes Anderson proud," reports LA Weekly. "His 2006 album Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party was just that, a sunny amalgam of easy beats and everyman witticisms that cross-pollinated the Pixies with thoughtful raps without missing a step. He beat Jay-Z to the hip-hop-for-adults punch ("Growin' Old"), proving that rocking the mike can be grown folks' business too. More Beck than Lloyd Banks, Pigeon John is the Fresh Prince of L.A."
Pigeon John follows previous Dinner with the Band guests that include hip hop mastermind El-P, indie rock band Pela, Canadian indie band Tokyo Police Club, punk rockers Cities on Fire, and dance-pop quartet Holy Hail.
To share a Dinner with the Band video, simply select the desired episode at http://www.dinnerwiththeband.tv. Next, click on the mail icon or the "chain" icon in the player control bar. There, you can email the episode or view the embedded HTML player code, which can be copied and pasted onto any web page.
Mason, former pastry chef of New York's famous WD-50 and proprietor of the soon-to-open contemporary dining and cocktail parlor Tailor, hosts Dinner with the Band in his apartment, usually in a t-shirt and jeans, bringing a casual, non-intimidating approach to his dishes that stimulate the palate as well as the dialogue.
Dinner with the Band is one of several new programs being introduced by ON Networks, Inc. (ON), a new media company offering original, short-form shows produced in high-definition (HD) and available for multiple digital platforms, including the Internet, digital cable, IPTV and various mobile and gaming devices. Viewers can also download ON Networks shows for free from iTunes and watch them on an iPhone, iPod and Apple TV.
Dinner with the Band can be watched anytime, anywhere at http://www.dinnerwiththeband.tv. There, viewers can subscribe to receive email updates about new episodes, as well as get other program information. Other shows available at http://www.onnetworks.com are: Austin Connoisseur, Backpack Picnic, Bif! Bam! Pow! Wow!, Budget Health Nut, Cocktails on the Fly, Comedy Insider, Feng Shui Your Way, Food Science, For Art's Sake, Golf Tips, I Am Blackness, Local Wisdom, Lust for Looks, ON Dating, Play Value, Sheltered, Stump the Chef, The 5-Minute Drill, Try This At Home, and Zen Living.
About Sam Mason
Sam Mason, formerly the pastry chef at WD-50, is one of the most creative pastry chefs in America today. Having honed his craft at some of the most prestigious kitchens of the times including Palladin, Union Pacific, and Atlas, Mason has truly been able to shape his aesthetic culinary vision, combining molecular gastronomy with innovative ingredients to produce desserts that continually surprise the palate. He is opening a new restaurant, Tailor, in Manhattan in Summer 2007. Capturing the spirit of old-world New York with urban sensibilities, Tailor is fashioned to become a destination for modern merrymaking and culinary exploration. For more information, visit http://www.tailornyc.com.
About Diabolik Productions
Dinner with the Band is produced by Diabolik Productions, LLC, which is comprised of brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz. Created by Darin in 2005, Diabolik Productions serves to bring together his two passions, food and music. Darin has spent the last five years working as a producer for various networks, including UK Foods, The Austin Music Network, Current TV and the Food Network. Greg Bresnitz has spent the last seven years working in the independent music community, developing a solid background in event planning and new media marketing, having founded the New Media department for World's Fair. He recently completed his second year as event coordinator for the widely successful independent PLUG Music Awards. The brothers live and work together in Brooklyn, NY.
About ON Networks, Inc.
ON Networks is changing the way traditional TV programs are created, distributed, consumed and monetized. It's a new media company delivering original, high-definition shows on-demand across multiple digital platforms, including the Internet, digital cable, IPTV, and various mobile and gaming devices. Offering lifestyle programs for a variety of pastimes and pursuits, ON's short-form, weekly shows satisfy the growing demand for relevant, smart and entertaining programming that is available when, where and how viewers want to watch it. Join the growing community of viewers and show creators at http://www.onnetworks.com.