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[04/22/10 - 08:28 AM]
IFC Presents the Band Spankin' New Original Series Dinner with the Band Hosted by Celebrated Nyc Chef Sam Mason
Upcoming guests include Rufus Wainwright, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

[via press release from IFC]

If You Can't Stand the Beat, Get Out Of The Kitchen!

IFC PRESENTS THE BAND SPANKIN' NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DINNER WITH THE BAND HOSTED BY CELEBRATED NYC CHEF SAM MASON

WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY INDIE MUSIC'S FINEST: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT; THE DEVIL MAKES THREE; THE MOUNTAIN GOATS; ANDREW W. K.; MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND; THE MURDER CITY DEVILS; LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION; THEOPHILUS LONDON; AU REVIOR SIMONE; SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS; KID SISTER AND FLOSSTRADAMUS; YACHT; AND VEGA.

FRESH SERVINGS OF THE FIRST EVER INDIE MUSIC COOKING & TALK SHOW TO BEGIN ON IFC APRIL 27 @ 10:30 PM ET/PT

The new IFC Original Series DINNER WITH THE BAND is the first cooking show to combine culinary delights, musical performances and conversations with select acclaimed indie music artists. DINNER WITH THE BAND debuts April 27 at 10:30 pm ET/PT in IFC's Tuesday night AUTOMAT programming block, following two new back-to-back 15-minute episodes of FOOD PARTY.

In each of the 30-minute episodes, celebrated NYC rock-n-roll chef Sam Mason (Tailor, WD-50), invites a band over to his Brooklyn loft where he teaches them how to add his signature culinary spin to their favorite "on-tour" food. Throughout the show, Chef Mason and the artists converse on food, music and life while cooking together. After they "chow down" they "get down" as each act takes to the loft's living room to play a rockin' musical set.

Indie music artists planned for the all-new, 13-episode season include: Rufus Wainwright, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Kid Sister and Flosstradamus, YACHT, The Mountain Goats, Andrew W. K. , My Brightest Diamond, The Murder City Devils, Lightspeed Champion, Au Revior Simone, Theophilus London, and VEGA.

Chef Mason, a challenger to Iron Chef Morimoto on Iron Chef America, is the former pastry chef of New York's WD-50 and recent proprietor of SOHO's contemporary dining and cocktail parlor, Tailor. A James Beard nominee and modern day pioneer of avant-garde cooking, Mason brings a casual approach to his dishes that stimulate the palate and conversation.

"The perfect night out for me always includes food and music," said Sam Mason. "This show uncovers and recommends great bands, great food and great cocktails - and gives people an intimate glimpse into these artists' lives."

Like the critically acclaimed IFC Original series predecessors, The Whitest Kids U' Know and Food Party, DINNER WITH THE BAND was first a buzzed-about webseries before IFC re-imaged the show as a half-hour network series. DINNER WITH THE BAND will also be served alongside its two IFC Original siblings in the IFC AUTOMAT, a Tuesday night block packed with exclusive, testosterone-infused programming including network premieres, originals, shorts, web shows, anime and more.

To complement the show's on-air play, IFC.com will feature recipes, bonus footage and behind-the-scenes moments from each episode, including additional performances from each band.

Menu

Tuesday, April 27 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Rufus Wainwright

Defying all music genres, Rufus Wainwright creates music that pulls inspiration from the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. Rufus Wainwright's sixth studio album "All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu," will drop April 20th. www.rufuswainwright.com/

On the menu: Schnitzel at Last, Zebulon Spaetzle, New York Sauerkraut. Cocktail: The Judy (Grapefruit-infused sparkling Riesling grape juice cocktail)

On the playlist: "Zebulon" and "Who Are You New York?"

Tuesday, May 4 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: The Devil Makes Three

Combining elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, The Devil Makes Three, has toured non-stop to build a grassroots fan base for over seven years. Their most recent release, "Do Wrong Right," was released to critical acclaim. www.thedevilmakesthree.com/

On the menu: Graveyard Chicken, Good Again Carrots, Pickled Green Beans. Cocktail: Gracefully Sour (Whiskey Sour)

On the playlist: "Black Irish" and "For Good Again"

Tuesday, May 11 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are widely considered to be at the forefront of a revivalist movement that aims to recapture the feeling of late 1960s to mid 1970s soul and funk music. Although performing from an early age, Jones is finally experiencing breakthrough success now in her middle age. The band has had numerous collaborations with well-known artists, including Amy Winehouse.

www.daptonerecords.com/sharonjonesandthedapkings.htm

On the menu: Sharon Steaks and the Dap Rings w/ Red Eye Gravy; and When I Come Home Martini.

On the playlist: "100 Days, 100 Nights" and "When I Come Home"

Tuesday, May 18 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guests: Kid Sister and Flosstradamus

The current Kings and Queen of the Chicago dance and rap scene, Kid Sister with Flosstradamus have made their mark collaborated with almost everyone in the game, including Kanye West. Kid Sister was a 2008 BET award nominee for Female Rapper of the Year. Their most recent singles have been released on Fool's Gold records.

www.myspace.com/kidsister

www.myspace.com/flosstradamus

On the menu: Can I Kick It Curry w/ Control Couscous; and Rooi Moer.

On the playlist: "Big Bills" and "Control"

Tuesday, May 25 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: YACHT

Formed in 2002 by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans as Y.A.C.H.T. (Young Americans Challenging High Technology), YACHT's current incarnation formed in 2009 and their most recent album, "See Mystery Lights" reached the top 10 on iTunes. Collaborators include Devendra Banhart, The Blow, Little Wings and Bobby Birdman.

www.myspace.com/yacht

On the menu: Psychic City Picado and Summer Bok Choy; and Lovage Sour.

On the playlist: "Psychic City" and "Ring the Bell"

Tuesday, June 1 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: The Mountain Goats

Starting out as a humble poet who set his words to music, John Darnielle had no idea that a legendary career would unfold in front of him when he played his first Mountain Goats show twelve years ago. Since then, The Mountain Goats have created beautifully intricate songs, received wide critical acclaim, including Rolling Stone magazine declaring John Darnielle to be one of the best songwriters of the 2000s.

www.mountain-goats.com

On the menu: Death Metal Steaks, Cotton Puree, Sunset Fries. Cocktail: Moon Over Sazerac

On the playlist: "Samuel 15:23" and "Psalms 40:2"

Tuesday, June 8 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: The Murder City Devils

Legendary Seattle garage punk band, The Murder City Devils, formed in 1996 in the aftermath of the mainstream's alternative music demise. After almost seven years apart, the band has reunited with its original members with plans of releasing a new record in 2010. This is their debut TV performance.

www.themurdercitydevils.com

On the menu: Midnight Burritos at the Mason Kitchen, Salsa of Fire. Cocktail: Aqua Verde (Tomatillo Bloody Mary)

On the playlist: "18 Wheels" and "I Drink the Wine"

Tuesday, June 15 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: VEGA

Hailing from Austin, VEGA has been filling up dance floors with synth-pop rhythms, dreamy vocals and an upbeat, disco-style for the last few years.

www.myspace.com/VEGAvisions

On the menu: Vivid Snapper, Apricot Garden Salad. Cocktail: The Well Known Michelada (Bloody Mary with beer)

On the playlist: "No Reason" and "Well Known Pleasures"

Tuesday, June 22 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: My Brightest Diamond

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden is the nexus for My Brightest Diamond. My Brightest Diamond has toured extensively and now commonly plays with the string quartet, Osso.

www.mybrightestdiamond.com

On the menu: Dragonfly Tenderloin, Gentleman Sprouts, Charred Cinnamon Applesauce. Cocktail: The Workhorse (Rum old fashioned, garnished with dried apples)

On the playlist: "Inside a Boy" and "Apples"

Tuesday, June 29 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Theophilus London

Brooklyn native Theophilus London combines pop, hip-hop and indie rock that can only be described as the new urban pop sound.

http://theophiluslondon.com

On the menu: Calypso Porterhouse, Charming Callaloo, Burning Cornbread. Cocktail: Dark and Humdrum (Ginger beer and rum cocktail)

On the playlist: "Julia" and "Humdrum Town"

Tuesday, July 6 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Au Revior Simone

Harbouring a love of synthesizers and vintage drum machines, Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone offer a generous helping of charm and intelligence. Made principally using keyboards, drum machines and hand percussion, Au Revoir Simone's sound is defined by their instrumentation. In their own words, and to put it simply, they make "warm and organic electronic music with forthright female vocalists."

www.aurevoirsimone.com

On the menu: Anywhere You Bibimbop, Golden Eggs, Lucky Kimchi. Cocktail: The Beet Sangria

On the playlist: "All or Nothing" and "Shadows"

Tuesday, July 13 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Lightspeed Champion

At just twenty-three years old, it seems Lightspeed Champion's front man, Dev Hynes, has lived many musical careers. Originally hailing from London, Dev now calls New York home and is set to release his second album "Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You!" next spring. Written after receiving vocal chord surgery, the new record is a mix of an unassuming collection of twelve pop songs, two instrumental intermissions, and one piano �tude.

www.lightspeedchampion.com

On the menu: Big Gun Falafel, Dead Head Hummus, How Do You Do Muhammara, Greek Yogurt Poori. Cocktail: The Marlene (Greek yogurt rum cocktail)

On the playlist: "Marlene" and "I Don't Want to Wake Up Alone"

Tuesday, July 20 @ 10:30pm et/pt

Sam's Guest: Andrew W. K.

Andrew W.K.'s true will is to create feelings of pure joy, true fun, total love, endless freedom, and infinite possibility. He strives to reach as many people as possible using music, performance, visual art, lecturing, writing, nightclubs, television, and many other methods.

www.andrewwk.com

On the menu: Party Hard Brisket, Long Live Puppies, I Get Mashed. Cocktail: The Wolf (Sassafras and vanilla infused gin with root beer)

On the playlist: "Party Hard" and "I Get Wet"

ABOUT SAM MASON

Brooklyn based Chef Sam Mason has built a critically acclaimed reputation over the last decade for his innovative dishes and passion for music. After studying at Johnson & Wales University, Sam honed his craft and built his reputation, working for Jean Louis Palladin, Paul Liebrandt and Wylie Dufresne. Formally the pastry chef at WD-50, Sam is considered one of the most creative chefs in America today. His aesthetic culinary vision combines molecular gastronomy with inventive ingredients to produce sweet and savory dishes that continually surprise the palate.





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