GIG OF THE WEEK: Pizza Underground

Pizza Underground featuring Macaulay Culkin

Pizza Underground featuring Macaulay Culkin

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

HE’S the Hollywood child star who is set to serve up a slice of rock ’n’ roll in Southampton next week.

Macaulay Culkin, who shot to fame starring in Home Alone at the age of ten, performs as part of The Pizza Underground.

The band, which perform pizza-themed covers of Velvet Underground songs, are due at The Joiners on Thursday.

The actor, who also appeared in Home Alone 2 and Richie Rich, formed the group in February 2012 with musicians from New York City’s anti-folk scene.

The five-piece group pays tribute to rock band, Velvet Underground, by parodying their hits, with such names as Take a Bite of the Wild Slice, All the Pizza Parties and Pizza Gal.

Culkin appeared in family favourite Uncle Buck alongside the late John Candy before rising to international fame as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone in 1990. He reprised his role in the film’s sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and his stock continued to rise with his appearances in My Girl and The Pagemaster.

He slipped out of the limelight and appeared in relatively low grossing films and television sitcoms after the turn of the century.

Tickets for the Joiners gig sold out within a week.

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