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My Weekend at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC (In Pictures)

(Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate on the corner of Thompson and Bleecker Streets in New York City's Greenwich Village. The venue, which is dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and has prided itself in offering the highest quality eclectic programming.

This past weekend I made the trip up to NYC to hang out with my youngest brother Ruben who was celebrating his birthday. Now, whenever I'm in NYC, you'll always find me at Le Poisson Rouge at some point (check out my some of my past visits to LPR HERE) and this particular weekend was no exception. The diversity of this particular weekend's acts, however, really spoke volumes about the quality eclectic programming Le Poisson Rouge claims to pride itself in. They weren't kidding.

As many of you know, I never travel without my camera so I'll let the photographs do the talking. Let's start with this past Friday, shall we? First up was Argentine guitar virtuoso Hernan Romero and his flamenco/Latin jazz fusion...

Later that evening, The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air took the stage (as they do Every Friday night). This septet of NYC-based musicians have come together to put on the most dynamic live 90s show in the city...

On Saturday night, the lovely ladies of Wasabassco (world-renowned for their disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety and named “ONE of the TOP 10 Best Burlesque Shows in the World” by Travel Channel) brought their House of Deveraux show to the LPR stage. Hosted by The Golden Glamazon Sydni Deveraux...

Late Saturday night (and EVERY Saturday night) featured the "Back to the Eighties" show with Jessie's Girl, the world's best 80s band. I've seen these guys perform close to twenty times over the years, never gets old...

Sunday night, black metal act Pillorian took the stage, shrouded in darkness. Now, there's no better test for a venue's sound system than blackened walls of guitars, power drumming and guttural vocals and Pillorian sounded glorious...

And on the last night of my NYC stay (Monday), South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier (aka "The Dr.") and his pedal steel guitar rocked the house with members of Snarky Puppy in a mean set of dirty funky blues...

I think I'm gonna rest my case here because as far as eclectic programming goes, Le Poisson Rouge delivers what they promise. So if you happen to find yourself in NYC, make it a priority to check the LPR events page and see what's playing - you never know what you might get...and that's a beautiful thing.

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