The Artists Exchange
Here Lies Love
Mike Barnett got his start as a fiddler with the great bluegrass pioneer Jesse McReynolds. He's been playing with Tony Trischka and Michael Daves since he was 17 years old, and has played with David Grisman as a member of his sextet for the last 4 years.
Find The Funny
BENJAMIN WALKER, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and the upcoming 20th Century Fox Film, ABRRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTERš presents and performs in FIND THE FUNNY
DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival
DANCENOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival. This eclectic showcase will feature performances by forty choreographers and their companies over four evenings from September 3 to 6, with an encore performance on September 13. The 2014 lineup of artists and companies features fan favorites, including festival veterans and returning artists, alongside today’s rising stars and festival newcomers.
Black Sea Hotel
At once lyrical and ethereal, dissonant and driving, Black Sea Hotel’s distinct yet unified voices create a harmonic blend that is often called otherworldly, haunting, even spellbinding. Affectionately dubbed a “punk rock version of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares,” the New York based a cappella trio draws its inspiration from the rich traditions of Balkan folk song.
Echoes of Etta
Ticket Price: $30
MRM Productions is very proud to present the multi-award winning Echoes of Etta: A Tribute to Etta James, featuring William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray, back at Joe’s Pub for the shows first residency.
Yankee-born, country boy, Alexander BlaqqStar is celebrating his first solo project, The Human Condition, set for release the Fall 2014. Alex has been performing in charity events, cabarets, and wedding across the city and has decided to bring his Gospel-infused vocals to his brand of R&B & Hip-Hop music.
Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion
She has sat at the top of a $300 billion industry for twenty-six years. Her power and influence cannot be denied. But when she places a reality star and a certain rapper on the cover of her magazine, the backlash is harsh and for the first time, her credibility is called into question.
Public Works: The Winter's Tale
TICKETS ARE FREE! Conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet with musical adaptation by Todd Almond and choreography by Chase Brock, Public Work’s THE WINTER’S TALE brings Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic to life as never before. Featuring Public Works’ signature blend of professional actors, community members, and special guests, 200 New Yorkers will come together to tell Shakespeare’s beloved fable of hard won joy and the promise of renewal.
Sweet Pie, aka Paul Winer
Sweet Pie, aka Paul Winer, is the baron of bare-assed boogie woogie and blues. Variety says his act of improv storytelling combined with risqué and hilarious songs "has to be seen to be believed," mostly because this piano man wears little more than a top hat and loin cloth. Pie is a true cabaret performer and declares that "freedom is compromised with lack of use."
Blending intimate vocal performance with the obscure synthetic textures of alt-R&B producer Toulouse, Kiah Victoria emerges from the great city of New York. Having garnered the attention of NYC’s Broadway stages (starring in The Lion King as young Nala at age ten), MTV, and now the world renowned Tisch School of Performing Arts, the powerhouse songstress is steadily building on her young career. After singing her way into a feature in JAY Z's "Picasso Baby", Kiah released her second EPGravitate which is now available for your enjoyment on Spotify and iTunes.
From the abstract mind of world-renowned drummer/producer Jamire Williams, ERIMAJ is a progressive new band stirring up the scene. Spearheaded by the collaborative writing style of Williams and Corey King, the New York Times describes their sound as “…properly new, part of something larger, and still unnamed.”
Lisa Rothauser: LIFE WTF?!
Newly divorced and recovering co-dependent, Lisa Rothauser, makes her Joe's Pub debut with eleven, 11 o'clock numbers (go big or go home). Winding through a path of midwestern pathology and ironic hilarity, Lisa's road back to the Broadway is laden with princesses, evil step mothers and even the big, bad Wolf of Wall Street. This one-night only event features humor, heart and some super special Broadway guests.
Bombay Rickey CD Release Party
Called “the future of music” (New York Music Daily), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn that defies easy categorization. With a unique voice evocative of ‘60s movie soundscapes, the band plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with a little coloratura soprano.
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.
Allison Moorer Blues for Dixie: Songs of the South
Allison Moorer is returning to the live stage in this band performance. She celebrates her roots with this show, performing new and old songs about with the south. In the past three years, she has welcomed into the world her son John Henry, recorded and toured as part of Steve Earle & The Dukes and Duchesses, and also wrote the song "Oklahoma Sky," which closed Miranda Lambert's 2011 hit album Four The Record.
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.
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.
Fall for Dance Festival at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park
TICKETS ARE FREE!Following the overwhelming success of New York City Center’s sold out Fall For Dance Festival last year in Central Park, New York City Center will once again present two free evenings of dance in association with The Public, featuring Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Lil Buck.
DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival ENCORE
Stephane Wrembel: Dreamer of Dreams CD Release
Ticket Price: $22Stephane Wrembel returns to Joe's Pub for the record Release of his new album "Dreamer of Dreams”
Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle and the cast of the Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter
Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle and the cast of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter will be joined by the Revolutionary Cellular Orchestra for an evening of song written by composer Ivar Páll Jónsson..
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.
Drama Club: The Good Book
Public Forum kicks off its season with DRAMA CLUB: THE GOOD BOOK, featuring excerpts from a new play-in-progress by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson. THE GOOD BOOK skips back and forth between the centuries when the Bible stories were compiled and the lives of people trying to make sense of them in our own time. Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, historian of Ancient Christianity Margaret Mitchell, author Bruce Feiler, actor Micah Stock, O’Hare, and Peterson lead the cast.
Or Matias has spent the past few years working and touring with the world's leading artists, ranging from classical virtuosos to hip hop groups, metal bands, blues combos, and tap dancers. His vast array of musical and artistic interests has allowed him to bridge the gap between his musical passions. This evening of songs will feature premieres of new works, combined with excerpts from his upcoming theatrical adaptation of a story called The Wave.
With incredible special guests, please join Or in his first show featuring his newest material!
Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott, a Garland for the Grindr era, returns to Joe's Pub for another evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories.
Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub.
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: Al Jaffee, Tom Colicchio, Simon Rich & Stephin Merritt.
Highline Chamber Ensemble
“Charlie Parker with Strings" is one of the landmark recordings in all of 20th century music. The record paired the legendary altoist with a chamber ensemble consisting of strings, harp and oboe, and featured beautiful, accessible arrangements of selections from the Great American Songbook. The Highline Chamber Ensemble, in collaboration with saxophonist Nick Biello, will honor the 97th birthday of Charlie Parker and commemorate the famed "Charlie Parker with Strings" Carnegie Hall concert by performing a program of selections from the album at Joe's Pub.
Canadian funny man, Scott Thompson (“Hannibal”, “Kids In the Hall,” “Larry Sanders"), brings his new one-man show to New York in his latest attempt to advance his career, get laid and appear human.
Sliver of a Full Moon: A Staged Reading
Sliver of a Full Moon is a portrayal of resistance, restoration, and celebration. This breathtakingly powerful new play documents the grassroots movement that led to the historic reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) that President Obama signed into law in March 2013. As a result of a 1978 United States Supreme Court decision (Oliphant v. Suquamish Indan Tribe), Indian Nations had been stripped of their inherent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed against their own citizens.
Starsky + Cox: Afterclap
An Encore Evening of Performances by the Shining Stars and Special Guests of the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown
The thunderous return of the star players of Provincetown's Afterglow Festival, hosted by the parents (you think) you wished you had, Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox.
Starring Max Steele, John Kelly, Amber Martin, Nath Ann Carrera, Colin Self, Jill Pangallo, Fauxnique, Patrick Johnson, Brian King, James Lecesne, Tammy Faye Starlite and more to be announced!
Billy Cliff w. special guests Andre Henry & Annette Harris
Billy Cliff was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a singer on a multiple collection of different musical styles. Billy Cliff has sung lead for jazz group Spyro Gyra, Jazz Saxophonist Paul Taylor, The Blues Brother Band as well as Kool and the Gang.
Billy will be joined by special guests Andre Henry and Annette Harris.
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita are the winners of the 2014 Songlines Award for Cross-Cultural Collaboration. Ms. Finch, who hails from Wales, is one of the most highly acclaimed classical harpists of our time. Mr. Keita, who is Senegalese, comes from a long line of virtuosos of the kora, the ancient West African harp. Together they draw on their diverse traditions and transform them, creating new music described as “intricate, ethereal and entrancing” (Neil Spencer, Uncut).
Migguel Anggelo: Between Dreams / Entre Sueños
Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born Migguel Anggelo, returns to Joe’s pub with a brand new evening of theatrical music and poetic storytelling. A dynamic singer and dancer known for his electric stage performances , Anggelo cut his teeth in the worlds of musical theater and opera, and brings his larger-than-life emotions to this intimate performance.
Jill Barber with special guest Leif Vollebekk
Vancouver’s Jill Barber is set to release her 6th album, Fool’s Gold on June 17th in Canada on the Outside Music label. The album was recorded in Toronto, six months after Jill and husband, CBC personality Grant Lawrence, welcomed their first child Joshua. “I won’t try to kid you about how hard it is to be a new mother, and work at the same time,” says Barber. “Time becomes the new economy. For that reason, much of the making of this record came down to instinct. If it felt right, we just went with it. No second-guessing. It’s a good way to make music. I also put a lot of trust in my producers.”
C4 Trio and Juancho Herrera- With guests Sofia Rei and Sofia Tosello
El Colectivo Sur, an artist collective fostering collaborations between South American musicians based in NYC and abroad, presents an evening of cutting edge Venezuelan music featuring NYC based singer songwriter Juancho Herrera, and world acclaimed folkloric string ensemble C4 Trio. They will be joined by special guests Argentinean vocalists Sofia Tosello and Sofia Rei.
Rosanna Vitro: Clarity Album Release
Grammy-nominated vocalist ROSEANNA VITRO debuts “CLARITY - MUSIC OF CLARE FISCHER,” premiering lyric versions of the composer's outstanding melodies on a new CD from Random Act Records. As a follow-up to her widely-acclaimed project, "The Music of Randy Newman," "CLARITY," finds Ms. Vitro focusing her talents on a pioneering composer of renown. Sara Caswell's violin soars with passion over pianist Mark Soskin's ingenious arrangements over Latin rhythms and jazz.
Pam Ann: Bad Air Hostess
Pam Ann: BAD AIR HOSTESS is a glamorous, heavy-drinking, drug-abusing, and fashion-obsessed international airhostess with more issues than Vogue. Pam Ann would rather flick the pages of fashion magazines in the galley, snort cocaine and scroll the Internet for ‘love’ than deal with her passengers.
Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band
Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover.
Hallettiade: The Songs of Nick Hallett
Hallettiade - Returning to Joe's Pub for his first full evening in five years, "invaluable" (New Yorker), "ever-compelling" (Time Out NY) composer-vocalist Nick Hallett assembles a group of stars culled from the downtown performance and new music worlds to sing a collection of his most recent songs.
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.
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!
The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook with special guests
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…
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.
pomme is french for apple
through hilarious vignettes and original music, this charming duo take a fresh and irreverent look at womanhood in all its glory: its perils, its pleasures and all kinda madness in between. from the sublime to the absurd, pomme (sounds like...) features a dizzying cast of characters from diverse locales like london, toronto, jamaica, and the too-tight crotch of the pants.
Adam Enright: Good Bitch Goes Down
Armed with a badass rock band and the voice of a fallen angel, Adam Enright takes the stage for a killer cabaret in Good Bitch Goes Down.
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