Losers Lounge Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted on: December 7th, 2018 at 5:06 am by

When it comes to music, we all have our guilty pleasures. Some satiate this within the safe confines of headphones, while others sing unabashedly with the windows down at a stoplight. There’s yet another component when you’re an actual musician and you have songs you like to belt out with reckless abandon.

That being said, there’s a New York underground music institution that plays to just that – and it’s celebrating its 25th anniversary this holiday season.

Loser’s Lounge is “a collection of some of eclectic New York’s singers and musicians who perform guilty pleasures from the pop cannon.” All sorts of big names have hallowed its halls with performances: Lana Del Ray, Richard Dreyfuss, Debbie Harry, Moby, Parker Posey, Cyndi Lauper, Joey Ramone, Fred Armisen, to name a few.

The brains behind this monthly live showcase is Joe McGinty (of Psychedelic Furs fame), owner of the Manhattan piano bar Sid’s Gold Room.

The Losers Lounge continues to canonize the great songwriting catalogues of the ’60s, 70’s and ‘80’s in its own unique way. “From Abba to the Zombies”. The Losers Lounge walks the line between sincerity and irreverence to recreate the meticulous arrangements of the classic song books that you love, live.

To commemorate 25 years, they’re putting on a tribute to Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Williams, who wrote the theme to A Star Is Born movie with Barbara Streisand, as well as songs like “Rainy Days and Mondays”and everyone’s favorite muppet song, “Rainbow Connection.”

Losers including Tricia Scotti, Connie Lynn, Petruk Sean Altman, David Terhune, Julian Maile, Jeremy Chatzky, Joe McGinty, Eddie Zweiback, and Clem Waldman are slated to perform.

It’s happening through December 8, at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Tickets are $30.

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