Conceived in the musical hotbed of New York City's Lower East Side, Polygraph Lounge is the duo of Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart. Plundering the common cultural currency of yesterday,
Conceived in the musical hotbed of New York City’s Lower East Side, Polygraph Lounge is the duo of Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart. Plundering the common cultural currency of yesterday, today and tomorrow, the virtuosic duo specializes in musical hilarity/anarchy in the Spike Jones tradition.
Individually, Rob and Mark have worked with who’s who list of artists including: Paul Simon, Wayne Shorter, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Bang on a Can, Stevie Wonder, Annette Peacock, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Willie Nelson, Anthony Braxton, Kurt Vonnegut, Eliot Feld, Fred Frith, Sam Rivers, Burt Bacharach, Muddy Waters, Alwin Nikolai, Vernon Reid, John Cale, Sammy Davis Jr., Hanson, Bette Midler, Adam Guettel, Queen Latifah, Mark Morris, Gotye, as well as Simon and Garfunkel (collectively).
“Mad genius should always be this fun!” – Ben Sisario The New York Times
“Mind-numbing virtuosity and rib-tickling wit — that’s Polygraph Lounge. They take words and music apart and put them back together in astonishing and hilariously unexpected ways.” -Peter Schickele, discoverer of P.D.Q. Bach
“Polygraph Lounge is REALLY smart and REALLY funny–we were laughing out loud!” – Paul Simon
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm