If The Sopranos were to hire a house band, they could do a lot worse than the extreme lounge keyboard-and-drums duo of Mickey and Joey Pal.
The two have been playing music together for 30 years this month, and appear every Wednesday through Saturday night at Kathleen's Cafe (on Ninth and Christian Streets). Equal parts Las Vegas and South Philly, their act draws from a large repertoire of songs, from Broadway show tunes to Bacharach to "Wildwood Days."
Between songs, the off-color jokes fly fast and thick. If you lack an appreciation for dirty jokes, simply have a drink, loosen up, and wait for the musical performance to begin again. But please be patient; you're living in Mickey and Joey's world now.