Dinner with the Band
On NewTeeVee.com, Karina Longworth checks in with a review of new web-based food show Dinner with the Band. The pilot episode features The Cloud Room:
One assumes that a partial goal of the Dinner with the Band gang is to get culinary obsessives hooked on new bands whilst simultaneously introducing indie rock kids to gourmet food. They certainly have the food half of the hybrid worked out—I can’t imagine any Cloud Room fan watching the pilot and not salivating over the Lemon Gruyere Gnocchi — but they’ve got a few kinks to work out on the indie rock end. In the pilot episode, the audio quality of the live performances (which are shot, like the cooking segments, in Mason’s apartment) is not great.
Longworth also brings up a good point in that the episode is 26 minutes long, broken up into five parts. It's an incredibly huge commitment for web video. I'm also not sure how large the market is for indie-rocker foodies. I'm sure there's some overlap in the Venn diagram for those populations, but I can't see a non indie foodie caring about the music or vice versa.