Spinal Tap star and Simpsons voice Harry Shearer is promoting his new musical comedy album Greed and Fear, and it sounds like his fans are sure to be pleased with another release from the brilliant comedian/composer. Known to millions as the voice of Montgomery Burns, Shearer uses a similar voice to great effect on the new album's title track. He sings: "Gather round children / Sit right here /Gonna tell you a story about what we see / A little bit greed, a little bit fear / How it tastes...Read Full Story
Over the past half-decade, husband and wife Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s annual Holiday Sing-Along has become a welcomed tradition in the Big Easy. For the part-time residents, the show, which features a mix of original, comedic carols in addition to traditional holiday-themed tunes, is about more than bringing irreverent tidings of great joy: “I dress the stage as if it was my home. I decorate everything, and I make the whole room look as Christmas-y as humanly possible...Read Full Story
Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is premiering “Let’s Boot and Rally”, a duet by Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. The song was recorded for the July 8 episode of HBO’s True Blood. The track, co–written by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, can be heard right now on KCRW’s Music Blog. Calamar also shares the story behind how the collaboration came about.
“To me, it sounds like classic punk rock Iggy. And Bethany’s vocals take it over the top. They sound beautiful...Read Full Story
KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 14
3-6pm – Convention Center (Radio Day Stage)
Alabama Shakes * Michael Kiwanuka*
8pm-2am – Haven
Apparat * Band of Skulls* Kimbra
Ki: Theory * Oberhofer * Blood Orange
Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) is kicking off SXSW on Wednesday, March 14, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP needed).
Our first is conveniently located at the Austin Convention Center...Read Full Story
These are the problems which today’s comedians are facing. There is not anything which is called a negative advertising. At least, for the dominant ones out there. You take a dig at them and they will always turn it into something rewarding. You giggle at them and they laugh back at you harder, and with good reasons, too.
It is not like that Harry Shearer did not know it. But he had small capacity. So he preferred to do what he could do to “channel” his anger- come out with a new album and...Read Full Story
Harry Shearer Wall
Harry Shearer is an American actor and writer best known for providing the voices for the characters Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, and many others on the animated television series The Simpsons. Find more pictures, videos and news about Harry Shearer here.