Neil Hamburger, Doctor Brown, Tim Heidecker, DJ Dougg Pound

Neil Hamburger

“A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list funnyman—the kind with an ill-fitting tuxedo and an enormous, greasy combover—on a very bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience’s expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether.”—(New York Times)

America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He has toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D and Faith No More, appeared on TV shows ranging from Fox News’ “Red Eye” to Tim and Eric Awesome Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and worked extensively with Tom Green on his internet talk show. Among his dozen or so albums and DVDs is the new LP release Hot February Night.

Doctor Brown

Dr. Brown has been involved in the trafficking of teenage turtles from southern Thailand for 36 years. He has also managed to found countless charities including The Royal National Institute for Dead People.

Tim Heidecker

An evening of music with Tim Heidecker featuring some brand new songs, Heidecker & Wood, Yellow River Boys band and more.

Heidecker & Wood are comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,” “Tim and Eric Billion Dollar Movie,” “The Comedy,” “Bridesmaids”) and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist Davin Wood (“Awesome Show,” “Billion Dollar Movie”). Some Things Never Stay The Same is the follow-up to 2011’s Starting From Nowhere and expands upon that blueprint with a little more of everything. It’s an ode to the heyday of the great 70s songwriters/studio rats – Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, and, hell, even Boz Scaggs, to name a few. Take opener “Cocaine,” for instance, which sets one of the record’s many tones. The jaunty “Werewolves of London” riff undoes the damage done by Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” and is probably the first truly honest depiction of the white lady in rock. From there, Tim and Davin bust out all the right tropes. Latin-ish bridge? Check – the bridge on “What Else Is New.” Rock March? Check – the end of “Getaway Man.” Blues rock rave up? Check – “Waiting For Your Call.” (Bonus Track) Pink Floyd sonic excursion? Check – “Sunday Man.” Springsteen rock gospel? Check – “Salvation Street.” But, really, there’s much more to the record than simple genre goofs. It’s chock full of catchy hooks and unabashed ringers with some of LA’s best musicians, including two cameos by Aimee Mann, guitar and vocal work from Eric Johnson (The Shins, Fruit Bats), and top-notch performances by guitarist Mike Bloom, drummers Jason Boesel and Mike Green, and more from Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley).

Rock has always been ridiculous, funny, silly, has had meaning when no meaning was intended, and no meaning when meaning was really intended. So why bother parsing or analyzing? Just sit back and enjoy Heidecker & Wood’s tasty licks, the classic AM radio melodies and the intentional/unintentional laughs. Or stand up and walk around with headphones and listen. Or ride a bike. Just make sure you’re wearing a helmet.

DJ Dougg Pound

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Neil Hamburger, Doctor Brown, Tim Heidecker, DJ Dougg Pound

Sunday, October 27 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite