Joe McGinty and The Losers Lounge are a New York City based live music collective that started out playing small clubs on the Lower East Side in 1993. Now in their 24th year the band currently performs five to six shows every other month at Joe’s Pub, as well as three to four shows a year at Lincoln Center, selling out shows regularly and receiving accolades for their creative arrangements and interpretations of classic songs. Joe McGinty and the band have grown The Losers Lounge into a unique performance experience that combines music, comedy and cabaret. Their name is an ironic reflection on their own musical aspirations and not those of the artists that they pay tribute to. Every show is a tribute to a different artist that they admire, and themes have included everything “from ABBA to The Zombies” – as The New York Times has put it, with stops along the way to recreate The Beach Boys Pet Sounds album, the catalogues of Brian Eno, Queen, Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, John Barry, Prince, The Talking Heads, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and many other popular song writers. Last year, Joe McGinty and The Losers Lounge performed a tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. All of The Losers Lounge’s shows do well, but there was a particular magic around this one. Lou Reed had inspired everyone in the group in a personal way, small or large, and the shows were much more than just performances. It was a very moving tribute to the songs of a great artist and an invaluable New York legend.