The Losers Lounge is a long running affair lead by Joe McGinty during which any number of regulars and guests pay tribute to an artist, back by the house band, The Kustard Kings (you get extra NYC trivia points if you knew that the band takes its name from an early 1960s competitor of Mr. Softee). Tonight the Loser’s Lounge will turn their musical attention to songs from The Brill Building. That was the place where, in the early 60s, you had folks such as Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Burt Bacharach, Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Doc Pomus, Gerry Goffin and others churching out songs such as Stand By Me, River Deep Mountain High, I’m A Believer, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Be My Baby, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Locomotion, Save The Last Dance, It’s My Party, You Don’t Own Me, Groovy Kind Of Love, Walking In The Rain, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, I’m Into Something Good, Walking In The Sand, Leader Of The Pack, He’s a Rebel, and many more. If you are old enough to know this material, you’ll want to see The Losers Lounge apply their magic to it. And if this is all new to you, this is a great, fun place to learn some history.
The Loser’s Lounge Plays The Brill Building Songbook, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place, B, D, F or M Trains to Broadway-Lafayette), 9:30pm, Thursday 12/3, 7pm and 9:30pm, Friday 12/4, 1pm, 7pm and 9:30pm, Saturday 12/5, $25, Saturday 1pm $20