Tonight: The Songs of Allen Sherman at The Stone


Allen Sherman was a song parodist who had a brief but shining moment of fame about 50 years ago.  You may have heard his song, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, but there was so much more to Allen Sherman than that.  And in a very real sense, Allen paved the way for Weird Al Yankovic.

Tonight at 10pm, The Stone will present a tribute, titled Allen Sherman Songs and Schtick.  It has been put together by Hal Willner, working with Janine Nichols, Mary Lee Kortes, Jill Sobule, Joseph Keckler, Steve Weisberg, Eli Brueggemann, and other musicians and singers who are claimed to be too embarrassed to be announced.

If you were around way back when, you’ll want to see this.  If you weren’t, I can tell you that even if Allen wasn’t exactly rock n roll, his songs were really funny and you’ll enjoy yourself.  And remember, since Monday’s a holiday, this is not a school night.

Allen Sherman Songs and Schtick, The Stone, 16 Avenue C at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or J Train to Essex Street), 10pm, $15

One Response to Tonight: The Songs of Allen Sherman at The Stone

  1. bruddah bob says:

    Eliot, I had thought there was supposed to be an 8 and a 10pm show,so I appreciate the correction. I know a bunch of folks who were there Friday and said the club was very steamy. FYI.

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