Mercury Lounge

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The Mercury Lounge is a club & music venue in the Lower East Side section of New York City. The structure, at 217 East Houston Street, housed the servants to the Astor Mansion, connected to it by an underground labyrinth of tunnels. Garfein's Restaurant occupied the space in the early part of the twentieth century, and from 1933 to 1993 the storefront housed a seller of tombstones. In 1993 it was converted into a music venue. Mercury Lounge has a capacity of 250 people.
Many famous artists have played at the Mercury Lounge: including The Killers, The Editors, Lady Gaga, Glasvegas, R. Stevie Moore, Freezepop, Radiohead, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Bikini Kill, The Damnwells, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Chamberlin, The Strokes, Mod Fun, Jim Jones, Interpol, Tony Bennett, the Dandy Warhols, Broken Social Scene ,and various others.