Scene Staff Report | Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I know this is a revolutionary idea for the Scene section, but I’m going to throw a wrench in the system and not pick the hemp-necklace acoustic jazz guitarist from Seattle as a Scene Select today. You know what the biggest event in the world of entertainment is this week? Football. The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Patriots-Giants rematch? Count me in.
Walk the Moon
Indie-rock band Walk the Moon made its 2012 concert season debut at Notre Dame’s Legends on Jan. 21. Ohio natives Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman won over the crowd with their full sound and infectious charm. Songs like “The Liftaway” and “Anna Sun” were impressive, with spot-on harmonies and catchy dance beats. Walk the Moon channels a sound similar to that of The Killers, and following performances at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in 2011, they are certainly a group to look out for. Check out Walk the Moon’s newest album “I Want! I Want!”
Zooey followed her big sister Emily (“Bones”) into Hollywood, but she has captivated the hearts of viewers in her own right. She perfected the “manic pixie dream girl” role in movies like “Elf” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” but really hit her stride in “(500) Days of Summer.” Now she has her own TV show on Fox, “New Girl,” a hilarious new sitcom that was nominate for two Golden Globes: Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical and Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical. Her work is only getting better, so stay tuned for her next moves.
Yesterday, the sun came out and everyone on Notre Dame’s campus felt just a little bit better. It’s funny that a little sun can change the outlook of your day, but it does — and don’t blame that on Seasonal Affective Disorder, unless you really do come from a sunshine state.
The good news: the sun is planning to stick around for a few days, with no rain and only a few clouds on the forecast for the rest of the week. So whip out your favorite pair of sunglasses — which are undoubtedly buried away somewhere with your shorts and flip-flops — and soak up the rays. Make it count, too, because the rain and snow are back by Super Bowl Sunday and you’ll need all the energy you can get for football’s favorite day.
“Ai se eu te pego” — Michel Telo
After Real Madrid soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior randomly started singing and dancing to this Brazilian song after scoring a goal against Malaga in late 2011, “Ai se eu te pego” (meaning “Oh if I catch you” in Portuguese) quickly became an international hit. The single is causing a sensation all over Latin America and Europe. Its new English version and accompanying dance steps are bound to become very popular in the U.S., too. Listen and share it with your friends. It is so catchy you won’t be able to turn it off!