San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gotham City's No. 1 beat combo, The Blue Meanies, honors the legacy of The Monkees tonight at B.B. King Blues Club. The Meanies specialize in performing songs from each of the original nine albums released by The Monkees from 1966 to 1970. Not only that, but they also play plenty of outtakes and B-side goodies as well.
This show wont' be your everyday "Let's all dress up in costumes and sing nothing but the same old hits" show. It's a uniquely intimate, cozy, informative, fun, "Are they really playing that song?" extravaganza! Fear not! The Monkees' hits are an important part of this show. In addition, however, The Blue Meanies want to give die-hard Monkees fans something they've been wanting for many years: a Monkees tribute that dares!
The Blue Meanies have performed at International Beatles Week in Liverpool, England, and have become regulars right here B.B. King Blues Club, where they've performed three themed shows honoring the British Invasion, The Monkees, and The Kinks. The band is a fan favorite at the annual Abbey Road on the River festival in Louisville, KY, and often hosts the late-night jam session at the annual Fest For Beatles Fans in Secaucus, NJ. A fixture of the New York and New Jersey festival scene for almost 30 years, the band has also hosted jam sessions as festivals in Boston and Chicago. The group released its first full-length CD, an eponymous release, in 2009.
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.