Late last year, The A.V. Club got an offer it couldn’t refuse: The Harlem Globetrotters were in town. Would we like to do something with team members El Gato Melendez and Slick Willie Shaw? Truthfully, we knew we’d be fools to deny any sort of ”Sweet Georgia Brown” action, and thus we invited them to the office a few days before Christmas, as a surprise to our coworkers. And while we knew this would be titillating enough to all the comedy drones toiling away producing hilarious content, we decided to up the ante and invite Jeff and Spencer Tweedy along, ostensibly as a diversion under the guise of a fake undercover. It’s an admittedly odd pairing, but the whole thing worked swimmingly, as viewers of the above video will note. The indie rock-meets-spinning-basketballs affair was equal parts confounding and joy-inducing, and anyone with half a brain should, after watching the clip, immediately go out and book tickets to see both the Globetrotters and either Wilco or Tweedy, depending on which act is out on the road at this juncture.
The Flaming Lips, Descendents, Pierce The Veil, and others try shots of Malort
The Flaming Lips, Dee Snider, and more describe this election in five words
Andrew W.K., The Falcon, and others tell us about the last meal they loved
Descendents, Diarrhea Planet, and more tell us who they’d cast in the movie of their band
Andrew W.K., Dan Deacon, and others play a game of word association
NOFX, Pierce The Veil, and other Riot Fest bands give us their definition of punk
Watch Meat Wave play a round of cornhole with meat
Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along go head-to-head in our pop-culture name game
Who’s a good boy? PUP’s a good boy! (Because they ate a bunch of dog treats)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra gets morbid with our game, "Alive Or Not Alive?"
Lost Under Heaven picks the soundtrack to a vampire's next soiree
Girl Band makes prehistoric picks for a T-Rex