The new IFC Original Series, Dinner With the Band, is the first cooking show combining culinary delights, musical performances and conversations with some of today's most acclaimed indie music artists. The premiere episode debuts tomorrow, November 24, on the indie channel, after being transformed from a webisode series, which began in 2007.
Super cool dudes, Darin and Greg Bresnitz, are the brains behind the birth of the feature, which sees Sam Mason, the tattooed and celebrated NYC chef (Tailor, WD-50), inviting a band to his Brooklyn loft where he shows them how to add his signature culinary spin to their favorite "on-tour" food. In the meantime, 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 stage to play a killer musical set.
The first episode pairs Mason with another Brooklynite, Sharon Jones, and her band, The Dap Kings. Watch their performance of I'm Not Gonna Cry, which will appear during the debut tomorrow.
Future episodes of Dinner With the Band include guests: Final Fantasy, Lesy Savy Fav, MEN, Kid Sister (with Flosstradamus), and YACHT. The show airs Tuesdays at 11pm on IFC.
mp3: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Take Me With U (Prince Cover)