World Cup Whimsy: Here Is A Video Of Portugal Scoring Seven Goals On North Korea, Set To Cake's "I Bombed Korea," Which I Frankly Find Just Delightful

Courtesy Deadspin's ongoing Culturally Insensitive World Cup Goal Roundup series comes footage of the touchdown Portugal laid on North Korea Monday, set to (the vastly underrated) Cake's (surprisingly poignant, though not particularly in this context) "I Bombed Korea." Stick around for a good TLC joke, if that's your thing. Yes it is going to be that kind of day.

Tonight They're Gonna Rock You Tonight: Zap Mama, Cake, and Some Golden-Age Hip-Hop


Starting today, intrepid Voice intern Michael Downes will offer a daily, highly biased digest of that evening's best NYC shows -- and the whole weekend's slate on Friday, which today is, mercifully, if you were not aware. Enjoy.

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Zaire-born Marie Daulne fronts Zap Mama at Joe's Pub. Founded as an a capella group in the early '90s, the Belgian ensemble now performs a fusion of Afro-pop and R&B.

Cake, the polarizing and perpetually sour alt-rock staple, plays Terminal 5. The show's sold out, but if you're interested in procuring a tree (and/or privy to the band's ritualistic tree-giveaways), the surest chance of admission is a $100 ticket from StubHub. (Read an illuminating interview with the trumpet player here.)


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So Here's What Happens When Alt-Weeklies Start Outsourcing Their Phoners With the Guy Who Plays Trumpet for Cake to India

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Admit it, you were curious. The New Haven Advocate has weighed in on the whole journalism-is-dead phenomenon by outsourcing the vast majority of its latest issue to freelancers in India. (That's their manifesto--stick around for the first, bitchy comment that ends "Slumdog Journalism, indeed: like when Jamal falls into the vat of excrement and discovers the New Haven Advocate." I'm guessing that was written by an American.)

Anyway, this includes their music coverage. Thus we get an incisive profile of a Grateful Dead tribute band, along with a couple pieces from up-and-comer Shreya Sanghani, including a brave dip into New Haven's metal scene. ("Age Against the Machine is a Rage Against the Machine tribute band that formed in 1984!") And best of all, Vijayalaxmi Hegde interviews trumpeter Vince DiFiore, he of Cake, who are totally underrated, but let's save that for another time. Conclusion: "As long as this do-it-yourself urge remains intact, all's well with Cake, and it shall continue to be craved for." The fact that it's not really that different is what makes this so remarkable. And also, terrifying.

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