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Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives

Live Art At Home.

While Joe's Pub is temporarily closed to public access, join us for Joe's Pub Live! – a free series of live-streamed and archived performances from our iconic stage in New York City. Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with our audiences each Thursday, Friday & Saturday night at 8PM Eastern. 

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Like all Joe's Pub shows, all ages are welcome, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics. 


Our March lineup of live-streamed and archived shows includes artists far afield and those from our own artist development programs (alums from the Joe's Pub Working Group and Joe's Pub Philadelphia), performing in a diverse array of genres.

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Roberto Fonseca

Pianist, composer, and Artistic Director for Cuba’s Jazz Plaza Santiago Festival, Roberto Fonseca has toured the world’s most prestigious venues with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and the legendary Omara Portuondo.

Streamed live on March 14.  View more details and access the performance here.

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MICHA Música

MICHA is the project of vocalist, songwriter, musical theater composer and actor Michelle J. Rodriguez.

As of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, MICHA Música toured NYC Park sites, correctional facilities, and community venues, ending with a show at Joe's Pub on February 28. Access more details and view this performence (streamed on March 19, 2020) here.

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Tori Scott is Overserved

With music ranging in genres from Judy Garland to Queen, Joe's Pub Working Group alum Tori Scott will take you a shameless, drunk musical journey celebrating her poor life choices and love of vodka.

Learn more and view the Novemvber 12, 2019 performance of Tori Scott is Overserved (streamed on March 20, 2020) here.

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Migguel Anggelo: LatinXoxo

Like his namesake, Migguel Anggelo reminds us that he is, quintessentially, a renaissance man.

LatinXoxo is an outrageously queer and gender-bending concert experience. Anggelo peels onion layers of personas, putting on and stripping off “Latin lover” clichés as he reckons with the tragic death of his homophobic and disapproving father.

Learn more and view the performance, filmed on November 6, 2019 (streamed on March 21, 2020) here.

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Iranian-descended singer Galeet Dardashti leads the all-female power-house Middle Eastern Jewish ensemble, Divahn. The New York City-based group has gained an international following with its fresh and fiery renditions of traditional and original Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewish songs: lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic.

Learn more and view a performance recorded on March 7, 2020 (streamed on March 26, 2020) here.

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Hear Her Song

Hear Her Song is a musical celebration of distinguished female leaders worldwide, commissioning new songs inspired by their words from female composers from around the world. Hear Her Song covers a number of genres including pop, musical theater, classical, world music, and more.

Learn more and view a performance recorded on October 14, 2019 (streamed on March 27, 2020) here.

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Thurber Theater

Somewhere between The Ed Sullivan Show, VH1’s ‘Storytellers’, Leonard Bernstein’s musicology lectures, and a whiskey fueled jam session, Thurber Theater is a musical variety show that features artists from different musical backgrounds. Hosted and curated by Michael Thurber, the show flows seamlessly from guest to guest, hopping through centuries of musical styles in an explosion of entertainment, musical virtuosity, and happy vibes.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on October 26, 2019 (streamed on March 28, 2020) here.


In April, our lineup features legendary international voices and more from performers in our artist development programs, including members of the current Joe's Pub Working Group and commissioned artists from our New York Voices program.

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Treya Lam

Treya Lam is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose cinematic songs and compositions are built on dynamic classically trained piano, ethereal vocals, meditative guitar, and lush chamber-folk arrangements.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on December 17, 2019 (streamed on April 2, 2020) here.

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Trevor Bachman: Farmed

Composer and vocalist Trevor Bachman returns to Joe's Pub with a new episode of FARMED: A Live Podcast Album. Inspired by George Orwell's Animal Farm, FARMED combines activist-centered interviews with soul-stirring beats, electric harmonies, and an earth-shaking choir of voices.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on August 16, 2019 (streamed on April 3, 2020) here.

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Becca Blackwell: Schmermie's Choice

Becca Blackwell is back with another deeply personal and deeply absurd solo show, and this time, it's about love. Get ready to witness another white, 40-something masc talk about their identity (but this time it's okay cause they have a pussy too).

Learn more and view the performance recorded on March 4, 2020 (streamed on April 4, 2020) here.

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Joe’s Pub Working Group member Yacine Boulares presents AJOYO's sophomore album EP release party. Hailed as "one of the most interesting new bands in the New York Afro-rooted world music scene” by World Music Central, AJOYO is a mystic brew blending Jazz, African traditions and Soul. AJOYO features the voice of Sarah Elizabeth Charles and celebrates life, love, and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is both soulful, sophisticated and makes crowds dance.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on November 16, 2019 (streamed on April 9, 2020) here.

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This Alien Nation

Join host Sofija Stefanovic as she welcomes some of her favorite authors, artists, comedians, and musicians for a celebration of immigration! Hear true tales about language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more. From addresses to the President, to songs about first kisses, the evening is set to be one of global proportions.

Guests on this edition include:
André Aciman (author of Call Me By Your Name and Find Me)
Dr. Mateus F. Carneiro (particle physicist)
Mo Kheir (comedian, Mohamed’s Green Card SpecialAlien Of Extraordinary Ability)
Tanaïs (née Tanwi Nandini Islam: author of Bright Lines and the forthcoming In Sensorium, founder of Hi Wildflower Beauty & Fragrance)

With a musical performance by
Jaime Lozano (A Never-Ending LineChildren of Salt, Joe’s Pub Working Group 2020), joined by Mauricio Martínez 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on February 17, 2020 here.

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ABIAH Sings Madonna

Ghanaian-American singer, songwriter and producer Jeremiah Abiah, brings his special blend of jazz, soul and classical music to the stage at Joe's Pub. His new project explores the canon of the Material Girl with a sensual and ethereal touch. With a six octave vocal range and a radiant smile, ABIAH waist no time sharing his soul amidst these reimagined gems.  Come experience ABIAH SINGS MADONNA. You'll thank us later! 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on February 16, 2020 here.

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The Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow has written over 600 songs and made over 80 albums. His career and legacy span the entire history of recordings, from 78’s to digital downloads. His importance to the 2nd half of 20th century music stands alongside Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Frank Sinatra.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on July 6, 2019 here.

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Salty Brine's Living Record Collection: These Are the Contents of My Head

Imagining track lists as blueprints for evening of musical mayhem, cabaret artist Salty Brine brings you THE LIVING RECORD COLLECTION, a dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music that takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new.

Careening from Judy Garland’s definitive 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall to Kate Chopin’s groundbreaking feminist novel The Awakening, Salty Brine unleashes the power of Annie Lennox’s devastating debut solo album DIVA to reveal the stories of strong, defiant women and the little gay boy who loves them. It’s feminism meets goddesses in THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD: The Annie Lennox Show.

Learn more and view the performance(s) recorded on February 25 & 27, 2020 here.

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Xylouris White

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place. 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on April 19, 2010 here.

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Carl Hancock Rux: Rux Revised

”Rux Revised” is a celebration of Carl Hancock Rux’s inaugural performance at Joe's Pub--a live recording (for the CD History & Memory), a poetic meditation of political and social reform pairing new and selected poem songs with improvisational classical electronic music. Carl is joined by Will Calhoun (sampling, Korg Waverdrum, guitar pedals, Mandala Drum); Chris Eddleton (upright drum);  Hamilton "Fitz" Kirby (electronic samples); Daniel Bernard Roumain (violin), and Mimi Jones (bass). 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on April 19, 2019 here.

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Shaina Taub

This performance by songwriter/performer Shaina Taub was captured during her (almost) monthly concert residency at Joe’s Pub. Each show being a creative laboratory as she and her band debuted new songs plus lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way. 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on November 12, 2018 here.

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The Illustrious Blacks: Hyperbolic

Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks!

The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you!  #LiveTheHypeLife

Learn more and view the performance(s) recorded on September 20 and November 12, 2018 here.

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Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

Alan Cumming has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and by the Guardian as ‘European, weird, and sexually ambiguous’.

He has won over thirty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014!

Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. 

He lives in New York City and Edinburgh with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Jerry and Lala.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on June 30, 2018 here.


Our May calendar begins with a legendary tribute to an icon of American popular culture, and continues with celebrations of AAPI performers, rousing inquiries into love in its many forms, and social inquiries through sumptuous sounds.

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2020 Vanguard Gala Honoring Laurie Anderson

The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that celebrates the career of a singular artist who has contributed to American Life and pop culture and is part of the Joe's Pub family of artists.This artist also sustains and leads their own artistic community while creating a body of work that stands apart from their peers. Additionally, the award helps to close the music industry's widening gaps in funding.

Join us for special performance in Joe’s Pub celebrating Laurie Anderson with a slate of artists and friends, with music direction by Shara Nova (of My Brightest Diamond) and Chris Bruce leading and all-star band featuring Meshell NdegeocelloDaniel Mintseris, Jack DeBoeand a spectacular lineup of performers.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on February 3, 2020 here.

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International ukulele virtuoso and songwriter Taimane returned in January of 2019 following her Joe’s Pub debut the previous fall.  Since that time, Taimane has continued to build momentum filling venues from coast to coast, performing to a crowd of over 20,000 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles and releasing a new album ‘Elemental,’ which illuminates her maturation into a complete artist - songwriter, virtuoso, singer and producer. On the recording which features a song for each element (‘Water,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘Air,’ ‘Earth’ and ‘Ether’), Taimane continues her exploration of natural and metaphysical worlds and successfully weaves several distinct threads (classical, latin and ethereal) into a cohesive cloth, one that looks and feels like its unique creator - contemplative, as well as playful and fun.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on January 5, 2019 here.

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Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shazad Ismaily Trio

Arooj Aftab is a neo-sufi and minimalist composer/singer who gracefully experiments and bends the lines between ancient mysic poetry, south asian classical, jazz, soul and electronic dreamscape musics. In 2018, Aftab was named among NPR's 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women, and The New York Time's 25 Best Classical Songs of 2018. Aftab has opened for Mitski at the Brooklyn Steel, has performed at MoMa's Summer Series, and the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday Series.

Vijay Iyer is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, producer, electronic musician, and writer based in New York City. He is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. He became the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University in early 2014.

Shahzad Ismaily is a multi-instrumentalist composer, studio owner, and film scorer. Ismaily has recorded and performed with an incredibly diverse assemblage of musicians, including Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Jolie Holland to name a few.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on April 28, 2019 here.


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Martha Redbone: Love Conquers All

In a time when the world is filled with hatred, fear, and division, we want to remind ourselves of love, respect, peace and positivity and healing. This concert is a night of song celebrating love – self-love, fun love, funky love, love of humankind, love of the land, honoring the earth, ancestors and our children’s children. Lots to celebrate, congregate and sing with us! 

Band line-up:
Aaron Whitby - keys, MD
Fred Cash - bass
Marvin Sewell - guitar
Rocky Bryant - drums
Keith Anthony Fluitt - vocals and more

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on February 12, 2020 here.

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Cheeyang & Khiyon: Eastbound

“I don’t want to just survive. I want to live.” Told through the soundscape of a contemporary score amalgamated with traditional Chinese folk music and Mandopop, EASTBOUND is a new bilingual musical about the unexpected meeting of two brothers from opposite sides of the world, their quests for survival, and the power of choice. 

Performed by Zachary Noah Piser (B'way: Dear Evan HansenWicked), Jessica Tyler Wright (B'way: War HorseSweeney ToddCompany), Ya Han ChangXiaoqing ZhangZachary Infante (Off-B'way: Alice by Heart; Regional: Kiss My Aztec) and Cheeyang Ng (Tour: Vocalosity).

Book & Music by Cheeyang Ng
Book & Lyrics by Khiyon Hursey
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on January 18, 2020 here.

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Samora Pinderhughes

Samora Pinderhughes is a singer/pianist/activist/composer known for raw, honest, layered multidisciplinary projects. He wrote, produced and performed on Common's 2019 album, "Let Love" and has collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Daveed Diggs, MeLo-X, Sara Bareilles, Lalah Hathaway, and Christian Scott among others. Samora is the first-ever Art for Justice/Soros Justice Fellow. 

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on July 12, 2018 here.

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The Hot Sardines

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.

On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album for Universal Music Classics,    the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New  York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New  Orleans jazz halls.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on April 26, 2019 here.

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Stephanie Chou: Comfort Girl

COMFORT GIRL is an exploration - in song and story - of the lives of Chinese 'comfort women', a cruel euphemism for the women who were abducted and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. There were over 200,000 of these young women, most of whom were from China or Korea. Lured by false promises of work or kidnapped - shipped far away from their families - they were kept in terrible conditions. Many died or were killed during the war. The few who survived stayed silent about their horrifying ordeal, because it was seen as shameful, and even considered treason. COMFORT GIRL is a tribute to these young women and their courage, not only during the War but also afterward - when they returned home to families who didn't always welcome them back with open arms. Their story is still relevant, as survivors continue to fight for justice, and human trafficking remains a major global issue. The music is inspired by true stories survivors have told.

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on March 29, 2019 here.

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Gian-Carla Tisera & Richard Padrón: Dueto

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, original and groundbreaking fusion of musical genres. She was raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia and later moved to the United States where she completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since 2008 she lives in the city of New York where she found herself re-united with the folk music of her homeland and where she discovered the liberating force of jazz. She had toured with the Bolivian Baroque Project which showcased her voice on the world's greatest concert halls - including London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Konzerthaus, Vienna's Mozarteum, Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Switzerland's KKL, Singapore's Esplanade Concert Hall, and many others. But when she moved to New York she began to collaborate with visual artists and to submerge herself in the city’s famous jam sessions to explore improvisation and to expand her ideas on musical fusion. In this way she discovered her own musical and vocal artistry in the realms of jazz and world music.

Richard Padrón is an accomplished composer and guitarist known for his versatility, virtuosity and ability to blend in with almost any ensemble across a wide variety of genres. He has strong Cuban roots that color his compositions while still retaining his own identity as a composer. His music has been described as deceptively simple and easy on the ear, yet pulling you in with it’s complex harmonies.

Learn more and access the performance here.

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Sarah Stiles: Squirrel Heart

Sarah Stiles’ cabaret extravaganza, SQUIRREL HEART, marathon of musical genres and caffeinated emotions wrapped up in 20 or so costume changes and big hair is back at Joe’s Pub. 

Last seen in New York in her Tony Award-nominated performance in Broadway’s hit comedy, HAND TO GOD, Stiles has been keeping busy on the West Coast playing Gladys in the new hit series for Epix, GET SHORTY.

“It’s been a blast doing a television series, but I’ve missed the sparkle of theater. What better way to get my fix then work on this crazy show! I’m so excited to share it again … and twice!!”

On Broadway Sarah was Muriel in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER with Harry Connick Jr., took turns playing multiple eccentric children in The 25th ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE  and had Jessie Mueller pop her puppet sex cherry as Kate/Lucy in AVENUE Q. Sarah was critically acclaimed as Little Red Riding Hood in Shakespeare in the Park’s INTO THE WOODS. She voices Lacey on Nick Jr.’s SUNNY DAY and Spider on Pasek and Paul’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH album. Sarah made a splash as Toni Luddy on Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE and is in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming feature UNSANE.

SQUIRREL HEART is written by Sarah Stiles and Holly Gewandter,  directed by Darren Katz, musical direction by Brian Nash, videography by David N. Stiles

Like all Joe's Pub shows, all ages are welcome, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics. 

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded in January 2018 here.

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Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang & Jason Candler: Edge of Heaven

Dreamy 30's Shanghai Pop-Jazz inspired by Gary Lucas’ celebrated album The Edge of Heaven, which rose to #1 on the World Music Charts. An intriguing fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles mingles with new Mandarin versions of classics by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Buckley. Grammy-nominated guitar legend Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley) has been called “one of the best and most original guitarists in America” by Rolling Stone.

Vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang is a dual 2017 Global Music Award winner and was recently praised by Indie Nation as “an extremely talented pop star in the making." Multi-instrumentalist Jason Candler has worked closely with Gary Lucas for years and is also music director of the Hungry March Band. This formidable trio will perform alongside amazing images of Old Shanghai, “the Paris of the East”, courtesy lighting designer Kris Anton. Their new album is coming soon on Knitting Factory Records.

Learn more and view the perfomrance originally recorded on February 20, 2019 here.

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Kiah Victoria

Kiah Victoria has traveled the globe gracing audiences with her deeply soulful sounds and life giving vocal performance. Her music and timeless lyricism speak to the spirit, body and mind. Last January the young songbird had just released a 7-track EP entitled ‘Memo’ now available on all music platforms and made her return to the Joe’s Pub stage for an intimate evening of togetherness and storytelling. 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on January 30, 2019 here.

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María Terremoto: La Guerra de mi Sentio

María Terremoto comes from the Terremoto legacy, from Jerez de la Frontera: granddaughter of the genius Fernando Fernández Monje, "Terremoto of Jerez" and daughter of singer Fernando Fernández Pantoja "Fernando Terremoto." She was the youngest ever artist to receive the Giraldillo award for new artist at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. Following a career replete with glowing reviews, Maria has been labeled as "The flag bearer for young flamenco singers." She has just released her first album, La Huella de mi Sentío, in which she presents the cantes (songs) that have been with her since childhood. Her orthodox expression of cante maintains a fresh coherence with the modern sounds of flamenco. María will be accompanied by Nono Jero (guitar) and singer José "El Pechuguita".

Learn more and view the performance recorded on March 9, 2019 here.

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Zvi Dance: On the Road

On the Road, inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same title, is a multimedia dance piece that contemplates the upheaval of the 1960's and that generation's startling notions of social rebellion. The road trip is a metaphor of an improvised life and having no ties to anything. Author Kerouac was trying to hold onto his youth and fight the passage of time. Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, Kerouac’s On the Road entwines the thrills of freedom, the sounds of jazz, and the perplexity of youthful American voices discovering their closeted and social selves. Gotheiner’s On the Road is a total celebration of individuality. Performed against the backdrop of Joshua Higgason's hypnotic video designs, On the Road is set to Jukka Rintamki's distinctive score.  The video by Higgason was shot during a two-week road trip through the rust belt of America, in the spring of 2016, with four of ZviDance's dancers improvising movement along the way.

Learn more and view the performance recorded on April 27, 2019 here.


In June we welcome summer with delightful performances that will move you - to laugh, to cry, to dance, and to show your pride.

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Isaac Oliver

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot, The New York Times, HBO's "High Maintenance," Netflix's "GLOW") returns to Joe's Pub for an evening of his signature sit-down comedy.

"A rare talent who manages to deftly combine raunchiness, intelligence, hilarity, and heart." —The New Yorker

Learn more and view the performance recorded on June 5, 2018 here.

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Max Vernon: Existential Life Crisis Lullaby

Described by the New Yorker as "equal parts Bohemia and Broadway," Max Vernon has emerged as a singular and eccentric voice in the world of musical theatre. He received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, 3 Drama-Desk Nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant and the Richard Rodgers award for his musicals The View UpStairs and KPOP, both of which had critically-acclaimed extended Off-Broadway runs last year. Following a sold-out debut at the Kennedy Center in 2018, he returned to Joe's Pub for a three concert-stint of high spectacle, high fashion, and high belted F sharps. Featuring a cast of Broadway stars and Downtown divas, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby will be a celebration of tattooed ladies, Korean popstars, 70's queer culture, the apocalypse, sentient robots, aging club kids, homicidal hipster cults, and...love?*

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on April 23, 2019 here.

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Kim David Smith Sings Kylie Minogue

Kim David Smith salutes perennial pop goddess, Kylie Minogue with an intimately fabulous cabaret-fantasia celebrating Kylie’s catalogue of gargantuan hits and glittering deep cuts, from 1987’s "Locomotion,” all the way through to 2018’s “Golden.” Labeled the “male Marlene Dietrich” by the New York Times, Smith deconstructs three decades of Minogue dance anthems with music direction by the multi-MAC Award winning Tracy Stark, and with costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (Katy Perry, Madonna, Nicki Minaj). 

Learn more and view the performance recorded on November 19, 2018 here.

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Mira Awad with Guy Mintus

Tel Aviv-based singer, songwriter, actress, and cultural activist Mira Awad has collaborated with many international artists including Noa, Idan Raichel, Andrea Boccelli, Bobby McFerrin, and more. Born in Rameh village in the Galilee to a Palestinian father and Bulgarian mother, she studied at the Rimon School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Mira has developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and its oriental ornaments with Western harmonies, thus creating unique modern Arabic fusion music, with a rich tapestry of sounds. 

Learn more and view the performance originally recorded on February 28, 2019 here.

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Long after cassingles, beepers, and neon colors have gone out of style, these 2 girlz from around the way still cling tight 2 the music and style of the 90's. Holding the world record for the most breakups of any group in history, they were recently reunited, broken up again, and re-reunited on the Joe's Pub stage. Don't miss Dana and Deena for a night of fresh tales, classic jamz, and the same ol' bad attitudes.  


2Scoops is written and performed by Adam Enright & Aaron Fuksa.

Learn more and view the perfomrance originally recorded on April 15, 2019 here.

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Purple Heart: The Music of Michael Callen

As a composer, singer, writer and activist, Michael Callen played a major role in shaping America’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Join us this Veteran’s Day as a stellar cast of singers and musicians breathes new life into Michael's music.

Special guests include Taylor Mac, Bridget Everett, Toshi Reagon, NathAnn Carrera, Richard Barone, Xavier Smith, Kat Edmonson, and more. Musical Direction by Matt Ray.

For more information and to view the performance recorded on November 11, 2019 click here.