Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Deciding that the downtrodden loserdom that made overlooked/much-missed US catering-firm sitcom ‘Party Down’ such a treat was in fact its achilles heel, the producers of ‘Wedding Band’ have gussied up the format by replacing the canapés and world-weary cynicism with a gigging showband of hard-rocking bromantic jocks chugging out ‘Glee’-lite rock riffs and spouting creaky writers’ room one-liners. There’s the singer with commitment issues, a family man, a moonlighting session musician, and, naturally, a shouty, big-bellied Jack Black-type character ‘shredding it’ on drums. It’s amiable enough, and the references to pop culture and music mostly hit their marks, but a bland cast of archetypes soon drags the whole thing down.
Worth sticking with for 15 minutes at least, if only to witness the introduction of a rival band, whose schtick is based on Sheffield’s finest stadium-filling hair-metal godheads Def Leppard, and who go by the name of… wait for it… Armageddon It. Nice.
Support Time Out
We see you’re using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue is Time Out’s main source of income. The content you’re reading is made by independent, expert local journalists.
Support Time Out directly today and help us champion the people and places which make the city tick. Cheers!