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Buster Poindexter aka David Johansen Takes the Carlyle, 10/31

Buster Poindexter (aka David Johansen, NY Dolls) plays Café Carlyle for the first time. The legendary venue will host the rock icon on Halloween, October 31, at 10:45pm.

As a founding member of the New York Dolls and in a prolific solo career, David Johansen has been a seminal force in rock and roll, influencing countless singers and bands to this day. Equally rare is Johansen's having created an alter ego, with a different name and style, and with his own extraordinary achievements: Buster Poindexter, an elegant crooner and R&B balladeer. His late 80s single "Hot Hot Hot" made him a staple on radio charts, MTV and the NYC club scene. For the first time, in a Halloween night concert, Poindexter will play the legendary Café Carlyle. The evening marks the first time the hallowed venue has presented a rock icon.

The performance will begin at 10:45pm. Doors open at 10:30pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at or 866-468-7619. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).

At the Carlyle, Poindexter (vocals, harmonica) will be joined by Brian Mitchell on piano, Brian Koonin on guitar, Richard Hammond on upright bass, and Ray Grappone on drums.

About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel: Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.

Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.

Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.

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