The Losers Lounge - Tribute to David Bowie feat. The Loser's Lounge, Sam Bush, Brendan Benson, Roy Futureman Wooten, Bill DeMain, Kim Collins, Mark Watrous, Joe McGinty, Connie Petruk, Kris Woolsey, Scott Hylbert, Charlie Degenhart, John Michael Shrewsbury & Amelia Winger-Bearskin
Onetime Psychedelic Fur Joe McGinty and his collection of ringers, The Losers Lounge, are more or less The Big Apple’s answer to Nashville homage-payers The Long Players. They’re a crew of pop fetishists (with more than a few impressive credits under their own collective belt, by the way) who perform bimonthly tributes to heavyweights the likes of Burt Bacharach, Devo, The Pretenders, Blondie, ABBA, The Zombies and countless more. And if ever there’s been a glamster worthy of the designation “icon,” and thus deserving of the Losers’ tributary prowess, it’s The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust himself, the artist once known as David Robert Jones, who — had he not turned down knighthood in 2003, which is of course a badass move — we’d also be calling Sir Bowie. Thanks to his many gloriously bold reinventions and his arsenal of androgynous charisma, no one ever forgets Bowie’s impact. What is sometimes overshadowed by his persona, however, is just how absurdly talented the guy is: He plays saxophone, guitar, harmonica, viola, cello, keys and all sorts of percussion — and hell, you’ve heard the dude’s voice. So, big shoes to fill. But McGinty has rounded up a crew of top-notch Music City players to fill in Losers Lounge South’s lineup, and local luminaries including Brendan Benson, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Sam Bush are slated as guest vocalists. Let’s boogaloo, dudes.
3rd & Lindsley
Show: 9:00 PM