Sanda Weigl: Sky Bird featuring Mat Maneri and Lucian Ban
Sanda Weigl returns to Joe’s Pub with Sky Bird - a program of German-expressionism songs of the Weimar culture – the new arrangements by the 2006 Grammy Nominee viola avant master Mat Maneri and the Transylvanian expat jazz pianist Lucian Ban are mixing traditional inflections with the avant-garde sound of jazz and the biting sonorities of the cabaret.
Jack Kerouac: The Florida-New York Connection
A Celebration of the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project with legendary composer David Amram and his quintet, Author Joyce Johnson, actor John Ventimiglia, poet & actor Frank Messina. "An eclectic homage to one of the greatest writers in history." Orlando Sentinel.
Here Lies Love
A Part of Our World: The 2014 Howard Ashman Award and Cabaret
Broadway performers and celebrities will come together on September 29th for A Part of Our World: The 2014 Howard Ashman Award and Cabaret, benefiting GMHC, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS services organization. The cabaret will feature songs with lyrics written by Ashman throughout his career, from his Oscar-winning work in Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, to lesser known gems from Smile.
Ana Gasteyer: I’m Hip Album Release
When Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for good time. The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy!
ROCK BOTTOM is what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett, who The New York Times has called a “pure id on the rampage,” barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption. It features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, as well as familiar favorites heard in Everett’s monthly sold-out showcase with her band The Tender Moments at Joe’s Pub.
The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook w/ Paul Shaffer, Kelli O'Hara, Janis Siegel & more!
Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the award-winning composer and lyricist that comprise the Breithaupt Brothers, bring their “gift for tuneful theatrical fare” (The New Yorker) back to Joe's Pub for another all-star Songbook Revue, this time celebrating the CD release, Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II.
The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond — of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly…
Justin Vivian Bond: The Drift
In The Drift Justin Vivian Bond creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by The story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -either in her mind, in couture or in bed.
JG Thirlwell (Foetus) and Sarah Lipstate (Noveller)
The duo of JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate, which debuted with a rapturously received set at The Stone in NYC on 4/16/14, followed by a sold-out performance at the New Media Art And Sound Summit in Austin, makes it's third appearance at Joe's Pub. In this project, Thirlwell plays synthesizers and electronics and Lipstate (aka Noveller) plays guitar through a multitude of effects. The evening will feature projections of original film work by Sarah Lipstate.
The Sweet Remains
The Sweet Remains is the rare band (these days) to be headed equally by three singer-songwriters— and as the Boston Herald put it: "Its been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous.” The band’s strong lyrical and melodic writing has been likened to modern folk-rockers such as Ray Lamontagne and John Mayer.
Artists for World Peace on Broadway 4
Betty Buckley’s new album Ghostlight re-unites her with longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett on the September 16 release by Palmetto Records. When Buckley and Burnett were both 19 years old, living in Fort Worth, TX, they began making music together. Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies.
As an in-demand TV and movie actor, Minnie Driver has not had a lot of time for her first love: making music, songwriting and singing. Before coming to national prominence in Good Will Hunting, Driver was first signed to a label in her native UK. Here she returns for her third Zoe/Rounder album, after a lengthy hiatus that included having her son and a flood of acting gigs.
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Pulitzer Prize winner and The Public’s Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace) continues her longstanding relationship with The Public Theater with a devastatingly beautiful, dramatic work set over the course of the Civil War. A masterful new piece from one of our most lyrical and powerful writers, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS is a deeply personal epic about love and hope in a world of impossible choices.
Jay Nash w/ Josh Day
Jay Nash, East Coast native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record. He emerged into the national spotlight from the same Los Angeles music scene that gave rise to Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry and many other current pop luminaries, Nash has shared the stage with everyone from the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 to Keb Mo and Dave Mason (and Sara and Katy… ).
The Losers Lounge presents Roxy Music and Brian Eno
Joe McGinty and The Losers Lounge are back! Kicking off the new season of Losers Lounge performances at Joe’s Pub with one of the most requested Losers Lounges: Roxy Music and Brian Eno.
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as “rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable” by The Wall Street Journal, “delicious and delightfully droll” by The New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village Voice, has returned to its downtown roots this year for another season of shows.
Nita Whitaker: From Nita With Love
Join Nita Whitaker on this one night only performance of "From Nita With Love" directed by Ben Vereen as she reflects on her own journey through life. Highlights include Broadway classics by Andrew Lloyd Webber to Stephen Sondheim as well as a moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
Penny Arcade returns to Joe's Pub after three years of nonstop touring in Europe's capitols just when the new tide of political correctness threatens to sink radical comedy under the weight of New York City's suburbanization.
Amber Martin: The Days of My Lives
Let’s take a journey shall we? A journey through space and time… to a place inside the cracked mind of celebrated NYC songstress and comedienne, Amber Martin. Join Amber in this bizarre visitation to the places and faces, the memories and the music that shaped a young SE Texas woman’s life on her 30 year migration to New York City.
Puddles Pity Party
Come cry it out with Puddles for a evening of song, sadness and free hugs!
Since her celebrated turn in Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Passing Strange on Broadway, writer-performer Eisa Davis has turned toward making a new musical of her own. This two time Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist with a “supple voice” (Time Out) returns to Joe’s Pub with original, infectious songs from the fresh and soulful score, along with audience favorites from her catalog. With a style that veers from witty to heart rending, her irresistible sound will lift your spirit long after the sweet, late harvest chords have faded away.
Black Rock Coalition Orchestra: People Hold On: The Political Soul Of Motown
NO WATER FOR DETROIT: Motown Political Anthems For The Dispossessed
The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Performs Motown's Civil Rights Anthems and Political Soul
Storm Large: Le Bonheur CD Release
On delectable new album Le Bonheur, soulful siren Storm Large flips classic songs head over heels. An epic orchestral rendition of Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” stark harmonies for an “Unchained Melody” and a barn-burning version of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” are just some of the gems on Le Bonheur, the entrancing new album from Portland based songstress Storm Large.
The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips
THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS is a rock opera that uses an immersive rock-cabaret-variety show format to explore the past, present and future of downtown performance artist Kenyon Phillips.
MOA Album Release Party featuring Saslow
Max Wild, jazz musician turned electronic producer under the moniker MOA, celebrates the release of his debut full length album, Maverick. His new sound effortlessly merges electronic and acoustic elements, drawing from a rich sonic palette that ranges from electro-pop, dubstep, jazz, and African rhythms.
Bridget Barkan in Dirty Laundry
As a singer Bridget Barkan has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters. She has recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry and released her own album Dear Stranger.
Drama Club: Seagulls
Public Forum's season continues with DRAMA CLUB: SEAGULLS, a reading and discussion of a rarely seen one-act play by Caryl Churchill. When Valery uses her telekinetic powers to thwart a shoplifter, she becomes a global celebrity. But where did her powers come from, and what happens if they fade? Cynthia Nixon will lead the cast.
Mathias Kunzli – Playground Album Release w/ special guest Sxip Shirey
Multi-disciplined drummer/percussionist Mathias Kunzli is celebrating the release of his album “Playground” - a live recording of an all-improvised solo show. Kunzli creates music from the heart.
Public Forum Duet: Alison Bechdel & Jonathan Lethem
The celebrated Public Forum Duet series returns with authors Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Are You My Mother?) and Jonathan Lethem (The Fortress of Solitude, Dissident Gardens). Bechdel and Lethem will talk about storytelling, graphic novels, and what it’s like to see their lives turned into a musical. The evening will feature performances of songs from Fun Home and The Fortress of Solitude.
Living For Today
Head on downtown to Joe's Pub for the seventh annual LIVING FOR TODAY: "Shing-a-Ling: A Night with the Broadway Urchins" on Monday, October 27 at 7pm for a concert that will make you "feel the sturm und drang in the air!"
CastAndLoose Live! Back to School Night
Cast & Loose Live! returns to the Joe's Pub stage for Cast & Loose Live! Back To School Night. As the academic year gets into full October swing, help Cast & Loose take wayward breakdown authors - student & professional alike - back to school, while benefiting the Reading Rainbow Adopt-a-Classroom program. The more tickets sold, the more classrooms we fund!
Alan Doyle: Where I Belong
A night of stories and songs to celebrate the launch of Alan’s first book.
Alan Doyle always loved the spotlight. Although he was inclined to be the leader in anything he did, there was no place for a singer or guitar player in the Petty Harbour, NL school band, so he learned drums, all the better to make the maximum impact.
2nd Annual Pink Alive Concert featuring Dontae Winslow, Zo! with Carmen Rodgers and Laurin Talese, hosted by Eric Roberson
Briclyn Entertainment Group, LLC presents the 2nd Annual Pink Alive concert on October 28, 2014 at Joe's Pub. The event commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month while honoring timeless music and legends in the making. Headlining artists include Jazz/R&B/Soul sensations Dontae Winslow, Zo with Carmen Rodgers, Laurin Talese. The evening is hosted by 2x GRAMMY Nominated Singer / Songwriter Eric Roberson.
Peliroja w/ special guest DJ Bongohead
Producer and guitarist Jacob Plasse has united some of his old friends - players from the Daptones, Pedrito Martinez Group and Los Hacheros - to form Peliroja, a New York collective inspired by the sounds of Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Congo.
Employee of the Month w/ Catie Lazarus
Ever wonder what it’s like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. Come see why The New York Times calls Employee of the Month "beloved" and Blackbook calls it comedian Catie Lazarus's "hilarious podcast talk show" and The New Yorker calls, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox."
Guests include: Alex Borstein, Anthony Bregman, Wesley Morris, Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson
LARGO: A Night of Song from the Iconic Concept Album
Largo is everything Americana should be. It is also one of the most ambitious albums of the digital era. It is a swirling concept album touching on believable stories seen through the eyes of diverse Americans. Make no mistake, though, this is timeless rock with big hooks, not roots revivalism. Largo was produced by Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman. The two co-wrote nearly the whole album with singer/songwriter David Forman and Eric Bazilian.
Hudson Shad returns to their NYC spawning grounds (since last spotted in 2008 at Carnegie Hall) for their first solo show in more than a decade. Like their euryhaline namesake, Hudson Shad is as comfortable in the salty seas of contemporary classical music as they are in the cool fresh waters of the Great American Songbook.
NY Theremin Society: Ghost in the Machine
The quintessential instrument of horror and suspense, the Theremin will be played by Theremin virtuosos Dorit Chrysler and Rob Schwimmer on the Halloween Eve.
God Hates This Show starring Erin Markey
The preeminent Off-Broadway bound Westboro Baptist Church musical returns! GOD HATES THIS SHOW is a holy ghost filled cabaret/arena rock show set in a sadistic flame filled haunted house/lounge located in the heart of Hell's Magnificent Mile where the fashion is flawless, the heat is pretty hot, and the demons can't wait to show you a good time.
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Ticket Price: $20
Dubbed 'Best Lounge Act of 2009' by New York Magazine, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra play an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, sepia-toned frontman Lipton and band mates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Vito Dieterle(sax) deliver songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul. The band has appeared at Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MOCA, Bryant Park, the Camden Opera House, Tangier (LA), Vermont Arts Exchange, and has been featured on NPR and radio stations around the country
Never Sleep Alone
Finally, a show designed to help you hook up! Sexual evangelist and Best-Selling author Dr. Alex Schiller brings the hot, the single and the curious together for a night of delirious laughter, awesome music and socio-sensual interaction. Dr. Alex insists that her audience be filled with the sexy and seeking. And she suggests you put your table/seat number, stats and sexual preference in the comments section below.
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