Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Remaining humble in the face of tragedy and the weird, emotional world of the Internet

    At this past weekend's UMS music festival, my band was asked to lead the audience at 3 Kings Tavern in a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora theater shootings. Into a microphone I usually use for inappropriate jokes and crowd prodding, I stumbled through the announcement, asking the peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 1-3, 2012

    It's should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood, and not just because there's a Mister Rogers-themed exhibit opening. From yoga in the park to yet another adult prom to a variety of innovative art shows, this weekend is full of things to do that won't cost more than $10. So get out there, enj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs on making kids TV fun for everyone

    The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian Jacobs​As co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Top five TV themes ripe for mashup

    Have you heard "Office Musik" yet? It's Clockwork mashing Lil' Wayne's "Hustler Musik" with the theme from The Office. It's good. So good that we listened to it about fifteen times yesterday. So good that it was Hype Machine's number one track at the same time that Entertainment Weekly wrote it up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Last Night: Girls at The Bluebird

    Girls, Magic Kids, Smith Westerns Wednesday, February 10 Bluebird Theater Girls​ Christopher Owens has guided Girls through any number of seeming contradictions during their set at the Bluebird. Such as: taking the Beach Boys "Little Honda," borrowing a guitar line here and a bass line there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Stupid Audience Tricks: Seeing Dave, Part Two

    My wife and I have been told to arrive between 2 and 3 to get our tickets to see the Late Show with David Letterman. We arrive at a quarter to two just to be on the safe side, and people are already lining up. We're one of the first to line up, excited, thinking that pretty soon we'll be inside th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007
  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Passing Guster

    Guster's ordinary persona has attracted a fanatical base.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    The World Accordion to Guy

    Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.