It's Brendan here at Our Hit Parade! "Our Hit Parade" was inspired by the musical sketch series "Your Hit Parade" that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959 . On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In our show, stars from the downtown performance world will present their renditions of the week's hits LIVE on stage brought to you by its curators Kenny Mellman (Herb of kiki and Herb) Bridget "Canhole" Everett (At Least its Pink) and Neal Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art)! Whatever is at the top of the charts -- be it Rihanna, T-Pain or "High School Musical" -- that's what we perform. Come see the hottest songs in America interpreted by the hottest musicians, artists, writers, actors and comedians in New York!
I'm kicking off this blog to let you know we have a lot of treats for the internets in 009!
1. Our Hit Parade was a huge success in 08, we had our world premiere in Portland, Oregon at PICA's(portland institute for contemporary art) TBA (time based art) Festival (click for pix)! We were named top 3, in Adam Feldman's top 10 Cabaret Acts for Time Out New York, and got this lovely little shout from Elisabeth Vincentelli's blog.
2. KENNY MELLMAN (HERB OF KIKI AND HERB) WILL RECORD AND POST A POP COVER ON THIS BLOG EVERY DAY IN 2009 ! (for free to download)
3. Our Hit Parade was asked back to The Zipper Theater after a super fun new york debut in December of 08, for a monthly series of shows in 2009 starting January 31st at 10:30pm!
or check out a preview Kenny's cover of The Killers - Are We Human...
...and please check back or add this to your rss reader to catch a new song every day (some with surprise guests!), along with some pop culture nuggets, this year in 2009! oh and please facebook us or myspace or what have you to keep up with our status and upcoming shows!