Fresh-scrubbed local rockers The XYZ Affair came on our radar earlier this year, inviting comparisons to Weezer and Queen, and conjuring recollections of our favorite diplomatic fiasco from American History class. You seemed to dig ‘em too. In this new clip, the Brooklyn power poppers deliver a perfect visual accompaniment to the rambunctious, anthemic “All My Friends”: Nickelodeon stars of yesteryear.
Jason Zimbler (Ferguson on Clarissa Explains It All), Danny Cooksey (Bobby Budnick on Salute Your Shorts) and Michael Maronna (Big Pete on The Adventures of Pete and Pete) lend XYZ a hand in a Marc Summers Revenge Plan. Yes, that Marc Summers!
We agree with the YouTube commenter who said, “the only person missing is Mr. Ernst from Hey Dude.” (And perhaps a Blake Sennett cameo.)
A lot of fun. Enjoy:
The XYZ Affair plays a hometown show at Union Pool Wednesday, July 18, and Mercury Lounge Friday, July 27. Last night they performed at DCist.com’s Unbuckled 6; we’re hoping their cover of “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” ends up on YouTube.