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Gaucho with special guest Gordon Webster: Thinking of You Album Release
Gaucho, San Francisco's local heroes ( Best Jazz Band 2009 SFweekly, Pixar, Cars 2 DVD, Metropolitan Museum of Art Mymet.com) are back at Joe's Pub August 2nd to release their new 45 RPM RECORD/12 Song Digital Download. At its simplest form Gaucho is a gypsy jazz band, however their love of music stretches far beyond that to the music of the great jazz age, guitarists Teddy Bunn and Oscar Moore and Charlie Christian. The new record features 12 new songs by bandleader Dave Ricketts, who is equally inspired by Fats Domino and Hoagy Carmichal, as he is by Jimmie Rodgers, Brian Wilson and Lennon/McCartney. This concert will tie it all together! Gaucho is VERY happy to be joined by New York’s own Gordon Webster: a world-class pianist and longtime friend of the band.
The Deslondes with Feral Foster & special guests
The Deslondes are a New Orleans-based country-soul, swamp-boogie band. In their writing and performing, they combine elements of early Stax, Sun and Atlantic records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and Mississippi Records catalogue.
Karsh Kale -Collective Sessions w special guests
Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is one of global music’s brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation.
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.
New Orleans musicians laid the cornerstone for a large swath of American music, and Allen Toussaint is among the city’s most gifted players. As a composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer, Allen has created an enduring body of work that includes local hits by Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey; songs covered by Glen Campbell, the Rolling Stones and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; national hits by Ernie K-Doe and LaBelle; and collaborations with Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, all in addition to his own recording career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in July, 2013.
Barnaby Bright / Liz Longley
In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.
Since the release of their first album, 'Wake the Hero' in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for their songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the NY Song Circle competition.
Gina Sicilia is a dynamic roots music vocalist. Her 2007 debut recording Allow Me To Confess was nominated for a Blues Music Award "Best New Artist Debut". While well known in the blues world, Sicilia demonstrates an array of influences from country, Americana, R&B, to pop which gives her a unique soulful voice that separates her from other singers on the scene.
Broadway Gets GLAAD: A Benefit Concert
Join a cast of emerging and established Broadway artists for a night of music old and new. A lineup of performers from all walks of Broadway and beyond lend their voices to a great cause in a one-night-only concert. Proceeds will benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry.
Balladeers Play to the Moon
Join Mason, Tom, and Audrey, a trio on a mission via luxury Pullman train, and follow their encounters with two libertine honeymooners and a diner car Captain who insists all passengers abide the rules of the Manifesto: the most important to dress and live as if it's 1927.
Puddles Pity Party
Come cry it out with Puddles Pity Party for a evening of song, sadness and free hugs!
Celebrate Mexico Now Benefit Concert featuring Acardenchados
Acardenchados take their name from the Mexican Cardenche style of popular music, which is created through the spontaneous interpretation of three or four voices. This improvisational yet traditional vocal ensemble joins together in exploring creative boundaries of singing in the Cardenche and Pirekua-- the syncretism of religious music chants from the Spanish evangelizers and with Indian Mexican music-- ways.
Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments
"Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks" -Michael Musto/The Village Voice "Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, give her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters Diva, and the manners of a Flintstone, and you've got a rough approximation of Bridget Everett..."
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards / Gone Quite Mad
Osekre's vibe is an unusual combination of lyricism, wit, insight and flow delivered with sweet melodic African hooks.
Brooklyn's Gone Quite Mad makes progressive blues. Their music moves; it waits, it baits.
THREEDS Record Release Show w/ special guest Breaking Winds
Ticket Price: $20
Incredibly versatile and delightfully surprising oboe super trio Threeds (Kathy Halvorson, Katie Scheele, Mark Snyder) celebrates the release of their second album, Palette. Lauded for their “technical virtuosity” and “willingness to take risks producing engaging, contemporary classical music,” Threeds will premiere several compositions by local composers and debut their own unique arrangements of jazz, pop and avant-garde music. The event will be part of the International Double Reed Society 2014 Conference, hosted by NYU. Acclaimed bassoon quartet Breaking Winds will open for the trio.
Ticket Price: $15
It comes as no surprise that Lera Lynn is attracting so much attention and respect and is being invited to tour with some of the leading artists in Americana music such as kd lang, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, and many others – and she has become a regular guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Kate Davis / Trisha Ivy
The music of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kate Davis has been turning heads in New York’s music scene since 2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy ballads or plucking bright riffs from her bass, the gutsy songstress from Portland, Oregon, puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings a canonical sensibility to her own lush tracks.
Brown Girls Burlesque: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life is a collaboration between Brown Girls Burlesque & DJs to create a brilliantly fun and sonic burlesque show.
The Black-Ups featuring James Jackson Jr. & LaDonna Burns
Performance Artist and lover of tight jeans, James Jackson, Jr. has teamed with long time friend and hair-changing Diva-About-Town, LaDonna Burns (Rent Nat’l Tour, Seussical Nat’l Tour) for a show they’ve written based on the early years of their friendship and careers singing behind several New York City acts.
Fernando’s Kitchen / Veronica Nunes
Referring to their music as ‘Nu World Fusion’, Fernando’s Kitchen have blended influences from several musical traditions to create their unique sound.
Benjamin Scheuer and Escapist Papers
Benjamin Scheuer is the winner of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting and the 2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He is the writer/performer of the one-man musical THE LION. The is animated music video for his song "The Lion" has been honored with four international awards. Scheuer records and performs with his band Escapist Papers.
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. Through popular music and an astounding measure of creative license, “demented Rat Packer for the millennium” Ryan Raftery returns to Joe’s Pub to tell the story of a fateful day in the life of the most powerful woman in fashion.
Tangiers Blues Band / Los Lotharios
The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music.
Amber Martin: The Days of My Lives
This multi-media, musical story-based performance will take you from Amber Martin’s childhood family shindigs on the bayous of Louisiana to her awkward pre-pubescent church camp make-out sessions with the music of Amy Grant!
Sam Javitch: Train To Nowhere CD Release Show
Sam Javitch has been impressing audiences with his unique brand of Jazz, from fresh spins on Standards to exciting original compositions. He is said to be a talent beyond his years and on a strong path to becoming a unique voice on the piano. Sam’s personal, intimate playing is something you have to experience live to fully appreciate. This is not a show to be missed.
Mikky Ekko has been one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets until recently when “Stay,” a stark piano ballad he co-wrote and is featured on, became Rihanna’s latest blockbuster single. Now the rest of the world is catching on to what the tastemaker blogosphere has known for some time: that Mikky Ekko is a talent who demands attention.
Mike Daisey's MOBY DICK
Mike Daisey takes on Herman Melville’s masterpiece of revenge, fate, and whaling terminology in a hilarious and breathtaking ninety minutes. He achieves this by weaving Melville’s epic saga together with the greatest and most perfect film of the twentieth century—STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan. Ornate nautical slipknots, space worms that crawl into your ears, tattooed harpooners, and Ricardo Montalban’s rich Corinthian leather chest all combine with Melville’s gorgeous language to tell a sweeping story of revenge and what temperature that dish is best served at. (Spoiler alert: the answer is “cold”. Also, the whale wins.)
Big Tops Variety Show featuring Scarlett la Rosa and the Vaude Villainettes, hosted by Joey Nova
The Vaude Villianettes present Big Tops...proceeds go to Keep a Child Alive, dedicated to providing life-saving HIV treatment, care, nutritious food, support services and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.
Broadway Sings for PKD
With the prompt "ask big questions", emerging musical theatre writers showcase new songs, to be interpreted by Broadway performers in the 4th annual Broadway Sings for PKD, raising awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease. All proceeds benefit the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.
Martha Graham Cracker
This balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret is hosted by Martha Graham Cracker, who is, perhaps, the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen. Backed by a four-piece live band, Martha Graham Cracker, hailed as "The Drag Queen King" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Motley Crue and Nina Simone, and a bit of everything in between.
Natalie Imani is a music industry jewel who is at the turning point of her musical career. With performances at The White House, Beyonce's recent Chime For Change concert, background vocals for John Legend, Neyo, Shaggy, Jennifer Hudson and more under her belt, Natalie is prepared to take Europe by storm this summer. Never one to shy away from performing, Natalie is excited to display her gift at her Single Release Performance to fans, family and friends with her first performance of the year! Special invited celebrity guests and surprises.
Edward Rogers “Kaye” Record Release with special guest Nick Garrie
Kaye is the fifth solo album from UK-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter, Edward Rogers. Inspired and dedicated to the late English singer-songwriter and psychedelic legend Kevin Ayers (a founder member of Soft Machine), Kaye features 11 new Rogers originals and a version of Ayers’ "After The Show."
Our Lady J: Trouble
New York ex-pat Our Lady J paints the church pink with Trouble, an exhilarating musical celebration of original songs penned by the Lady herself and accompanied by the Train-to-Kill Gospel Choir. Inspired by conventional Gospel music, this show is anything BUT traditional, promising to deliver you from your woes, sans the usual dogmatic baggage.
Balthrop, Alabama--a small town band from Brooklyn, New York--returns to Joe's Pub with their songbook of tunes about love, dead people and dead people in love. The Balthrop, Alabama show features live drawings projected behind the band by town Draw-er Toxey Goodwater (artist Michael Arthur), created in real time like a live cartoon show.
Ali Grieb: Sin Stops Here
Having never had a Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, or even Sweet Sixteen, for that matter, Ali Grieb is no stranger to sin. Growing up in South Jersey before moving to South Georgia with her Jewish mother from the Bronx, Ali has always had a knack for finding herself in...situations...Well, the buck stops here!
A self-proclaimed “failed scholar and modern-day hobo,” 24 year-old Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut, I Will Not Be Afraid (August 19th / Little Hi! Records) that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision.
Armed with two excellent musicians and one of the most powerful voices in Canada, Alejandra Ribera weaves between languages, seducing audiences and luring them into an intimate world filled with deep waters and mythical creatures. Performing material from her critically acclaimed new album "La boca", Ribera's emotionally charged performances have moved audiences to tears, drawing them in with the first note and launching them on a journey with every passionate note and thoughtful lyric.
As a Bolivian-American artist trained in the opera and theater world, Gian-Carla Tisera's subversive musical prowess is the result of two worlds colliding to create a powerful, dynamic and groundbreaking fusion of Opera, Bolivian folk music and Latin jazz. 'Son Montuno' embraces operatic Verdi melodies, Bolivian, original and Latin American songs explode with symphonic passion and spoken word is embraced in a fury of sounds and textures.
Peptalk with Safety Scissors
Peptalk is Michael Carter (electronics), Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) and Angelica Negron (voice). Peptalk's visceral music combines many exotic instruments with lush electronic sounds and airy vocals. They are obsessed with creating a hyperreal world both sonically and visually by blending bits of memory from their lives in Tokyo, San Juan and Los Angeles.
Penny & Sparrow / Songs of Water
Penny & Sparrow were listed by BuzzFeed as #2 of 50 SXSW bands to know and The Huffington Post as #4 of 30 SXSW acts about to break in 2014. They're also part of the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival lineup this October (10th-12th). So there's good reason this Austin duo is garnering such praise and attention
Michael Mwenso: The Prohibited Jazz Age
Jazz vocalist Michael Mwenso offers a collection of shameless tunes from the 1920s and1930s that were banned from being broadcast in their era. The playful and romantic nature of these songs also make them timeless. not simply because they are funny and amusing, but it’s a reminder that romance and sexuality are, and always have been, universal human experiences. Enjoy an exhilarating night of Jazz, wit and delight.
Craig Greenberg Band
Craig Greenberg has been called this generation’s “troubadour piano man” (Jambands.com), combining the pop sensibilities and greatly skilled musicianship of Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman. His voice brims with soul and personality, coming from his strong native New Yorker identity, and also from his experience getting his start while living abroad, performing in the bars and on the streets of Chile and Spain
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past.
Creaky Brooklyn band Kotorino plays darkly elegant, trippy, gypsy-flavored “parlor rock” with carnivalesque touches. Compared to the Fishtank Ensemble, Radio Fantastique, Piñataland, Starhead and Sufjan Stevens, they perform European waltzes, Latin Tangos and rural Americana on guitar, fiddle, tuba, bass clarinet, tenor sax, horn, piano, drums, and acoustic bass. Vocal harmonies are haunting and lyrics flirt with adventure, unease and triumph.
Mara Wilson: What Are You Afraid Of?
Ticket Price: $12
Death, commitment, sock puppets -- everyone's afraid of something. Laugh at your fears as host Mara Wilson takes you through comedian and performers' anxieties (and a few of her own).
Created by Sammy Wegent, and from the minds behind live comedy juggernauts Mortified & Freestyle Love Supreme, Speechless shows off Silicon Valley's silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.
Musical Theatre Factory Benefit
Join an all-star cast and artists from Musical Theatre Factory’s first summer season for an evening of new and adventurous musical theatre songs. Musical Theatre Factory is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop new work in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.
Recent radio success with singles, “Home to Me,” and "Little Umbrellas" have solidified Iowa native Sarah Darling as one of country's music's breakout performers and elite vocalists. Called “a sophisticated songwriter with a crisp, powerful voice” by The New York Times, Darling pairs her uncanny knack for songwriting with her passion for performing on stage.
Shrive Alive / The Academy Blues Project
Shrive Alive features Jon Shriver (vocals, guitar), Fred Cash (bass), Alex Nolan (guitar), and Greg Gonzalez (drums). Shrive's original inspiration as a guitarist was Jimi Hendrix, but he has since invoked other classic rock guitar greats along with blues and be-bop musicians to develop his style.
The Academy Blues Project is an NYC-based ensemble founded in 2006. The group combines classical training with its love of jazz, blues and folk into one hell of a rock ‘n’ roll band.
Oklahoma has been an incubator for birthing great singers and Helen Hayes Award nominee Mary Millben is now among the names of rising stars from the heartland of America. A versatile soprano with family roots in gospel music, Mary’s first stage was her home church where she was known as a “Songbird” for her stunning vocal range.
Mikey Wax with special guest My Silent Bravery
Mikey Wax has recently been recognized by both New Music Seminar & iHeart Radio as an "Artist On The Verge" and an "Artist To Watch", respectively. His fan base continues to grow online and at shows thanks to an engaging audience who connect with Mikey's passion for music and life.
Davell Crawford brings equal exuberance to both modern and classic jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, blues, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. As a keyboardist, vocalist, composer and arranger, the genius of Crawford arises from his ability to play and sing the music of his passion, soaking up the surrounding rhythms and harmonies that were his deep musical roots and nurtured his natural talent.
Carolyn Malachi blends Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and lots of imagination into a style Giant Step calls “delicate, refreshing [and] smooth”. The independent, Grammy-nominated artist counts Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Radiohead, and Sarah Vaughan among her greatest influences.
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.
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.
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.