John Early: Literally Me
John Early is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker based in New York. He is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He co-hosts Crime & Punishment at Cake Shop with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant. Their live sketch show Hey™ has been performed at Union Hall, UCB, and The Virgil in Los Angeles.
Erin and her Cello : Petits Bisous CD Release Show
Ticket Price: $14
Erin and Her Cello have been charming audiences with their quirky, vivacious, and undeniably unique (Strings Magazine) performances all over the east coast. From Joe's Pub to BAM, Rockwood Music Hall to World Café Live, this kooky songstress, her stringed soul mate, and her six person band, simply cannot be confined to one musical genre. Their new album, “Petits Bisous” packs a retro punch -- playfully melding 50’s/60’s doo wop, surf rock, jazz, funk, and french pop. And as always, this winner of Stand Up NY’s “Music is a Joke” contest, and darling of the downtown comedy scene, underscores every song with deft wit.
Here Lies Love
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.
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.
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