"THE HAPPENING: The Best of The Lounge-O-Leers"
PHOTO CREDIT: Parker Peters
The show is presented as part of "Sundays at Seven"
"Sundays at Seven" is a Series presented by TWEED TheaterWorks, Kevin Malony Artistic Director.
TWEED TheaterWorks (EST 1983), Kevin Malony Artistic director, has been partnering with Pangea for the past three years to present a stellar performance series on Sundays (and some others days!) that combines the best of the "old school' and the "up & coming" musical, performance, and theater artists that NYC has to offer. www.tweedtheater.org
Taking a much-needed break from their spectacular 5-D intergalactic tour, The Lounge-O-Leers return to Earth in 3-D for a special one-night-only appearance, "The Happening: The Best of The Lounge-O-Leers". While the universe races around them, the boys remain true to their signature hyper-bachelor-pad musical style, perfected at the lounge of the Omaha Howard Johnson in 1966. Twists Mambos Frugs Cha Chas Cool Jazz Stylings and more. But wait! This is no nostalgia trip through the tunes of the sixties. Its all the songs rattling in your head that you swore youd never want to hear again. Ricky and Hot Rod raid the poppiest chart hits of the last six decades (including hits by Adele, Celine Dion, Eminem and more) and transform them into a living soundtrack for the grooviest party since the Summer of Love! Get out your go-go boots and join Ricky and Hot Rod for an evening of groovy tunes, fab videos and some swell surprises -- including a special guest appearance by the inimitable Nan (of Nan and Her Boys, aka Robin Carrigan).
Experience The Lounge-O-Leers brand of Music to Live By -- described by Time Out New York as swinging bachelor pad music from a couple of cool retronerds[who] manage to keep lounge music funny without resorting to cheesy excess. Named the best local New York City band in the readers/audience polls of both CitySearch New York and New York Press, The Lounge-O-Leers are Ricky Ritzel on keyboards/vocals and Aaron Hot Rod Morishita on percussion/vocals. The Lounge-O-Leers have appeared widely throughout New York City, and beyond -- ranging from NYCs Irving Plaza to Carolines Comedy Club to Carnegie Hall; from The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City to The Encounter Bar and Restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport; and from the cafeteria at State University of NY at Purchase to society functions produced by Colin Cowie. You can also enjoy the unique sounds of The Lounge-O-Leers on their stereophonic CD recordings, currently receiving radio airplay on stations from Baltimore to Houston to San Francisco to Rome.
"Their tunes provoke a cocked head and a grin, but the covers aren't just funny, they're actually good...they rework extremely familiar songs to sound unsettlingly fresh." Village Voice
"Theyre a group you like to hear over the murmur of your conversation and the tinkle of the ice in your glass. Close your eyes, and its 1962youre at a cocktail party in Passaic." Time Out New York
"While these two are having a lot of fun with this music, it's not an amateur night...these guys are fine musicians in their own right [and] t's quite amazing that so much music comes from two performers." All Music Guide
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
THE HOUSE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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