The writer Rob Sheffield and his wife, Ally, had just wrapped up a rousing rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” made famous by Bonnie Tyler, when we realized what we were up against. The bar had been set—this was going to be a serious karaoke party.
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Toast author/pop and rock music authority Rob Sheffield’s book Turn Around Bright Eyes—The Rituals of Love and Karaoke with what else: drinks and karaoke. The New York Observer’s Very Short List and It Books are having a party hosted by the author, with lots of chances to sing (try Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Read More
Friday, opening night at pop-up club Chez André at The Standard, East Village, found teenage dandy Peter Brant II and ex-porn star Nick Gruber, who was apparently taking a night off from writing a book and developing a TV show about his two-year relationship with Calvin Klein, on stage. The duo, joined at the mic by Andrew Warren and model Serena Marron, sang and mumbled their way through a live-band karaoke rendition of “Born to Be Wild.” We have the video evidence. Arguably, it is the best version of the song ever performed. Arguably!