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Amanda Holley, Summer & Eve and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-15

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Joe's Pub gives you a look ahead at its July 9-July 15 performances, including Amanda Holley, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Matt Munisteri, Mary C., Happy Ending Music & Reading Series, Charles Perry, Kalman Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, Summer & Eve, Batz, Bhi Bhiman, Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, Ilusha Tsinadze's Dede Ena, Russian Red with special guest Tulsa, Lori Lieberman, Michael Serveris, and Loose Cattle. See full details below!

AMANDA HOLLEY

July 9 at 7:30pm

$12

With her delicious blend of R&B, Soul and Pop, the beautiful Amanda Holley returns to Joe's Pub is predicated by her fans and industry professionals who have been captivated by her extraordinary talent as a songwriter, musician and vocalist. Her upcoming album, which features original songs birthed from her partnership with multi-platinum, Grammy, and Oscar winning artists, writers, producers, and arrangers will attest to that.

Amanda will once again be accompanied by the legendary Dennis “DOC” Williams (O’Jays, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills) her musical conductor/arranger/keyboards and some of the best local musicians in the New York City area.

BRIDGETT EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS

July 9 at 9:30pm

$20

Bridget Everett hits the stage with a live band and a bottle of booze to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her ... feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her.

"You can call it making love, you can call it having sex, but somebody is getting fucked tonight."-Bridget Everett

Matt Munisteri

CD RELEASE

July 10 at 7:30pm

$18 Advance / $20 Door

Matt Munisteri will celebrate the release of his new CD "Still Runnin' 'Round in The Wilderness - The Lost Music of Willard Robison Vol l". In the mid 1920's the pianist, singer, composer and arranger Willard Robison began recording a startling series of recordings of his own songs, and in the process became a prototype for that lasting American twentieth century artistic archetype; the singer-songwriter. And yet in the 8 decades which followed none of these unclassifiable recordings have ever been commercially re-issued. The guitarist, singer and songwriter Matt Munisteri has spent years tracking down these original recordings on 78 records and has now not only brought them to light, but has re-imagined them as a body of work rightfully freed from the trappings of era or idiom.

MARY C.

July 10 at 9:30pm

$12

HAPPY ENDING MUSIC & READING SERIES

feat. Nell Freudenberger, Rajesh Parameswaran, Alex Shakar,

with live drawing by Michael Arthur & musical guest Ana Egge

July 11 at 7pm

$15

The consistently sold out, Happy Ending Music & Reading Series, chosen by New York Magazine and NY Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping to "Keep downtown alive," features the most interesting storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs and personalities, and requires the readers to take one public risk, while the musicians, who perform two short sets with their original, lyric-driven music, are required to play one cover song and try to get the audience to sing along. Known for its consistently good taste, Happy Ending has launched careers and proudly, ended none.

JONATHAN BATISTE

July 11 at 9:30pm

$20

Renowned for his unique voice,virtuosic pianochops, and ensemble of talented musicians, Jonathan Batiste will be kicking off summer with two nights at Joe's Pub.

On July 11, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band will take the stage for a night of thigh-slapping, foot-stomping performance. Prepare for the unexpected - what begins in the music hall could very well spill into the streets of Manhattan.

Charles Perry

July 12 at 7:30pm

$25

Charles Perry affectionately known as “Charlie” began singing at the tender age of five, as most great vocalists, his singing career emerged out of the black church. By the age of thirteen, he was featured on the album of Montel Thomas, which hit the Billboards, entering in at number 10. From age sixteen to present, Charles was becoming a teenage sensation, he was the youngest actor to earn a theatre role in Vy Higginson’s highly acclaimed musical, “Mama I Want to Sing”. While performing in the musical he was offered the opportunity to sing along alongside and grab the attention of singing greats, Grammy Award winners CeCe Winans and gospel sensation Shirley Ceasar, as well as Stacy Francis and Shana both from the “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack, all while performing live in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Charles Perry has toured with R&B legends Regina Belle and Stephanie Mills, and continuing on vocally with Sister act’s own Tonya Blount and not to forget Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer. Charles Perry starred in a play called “This is my song” with Cissy Houston and Tramaine Hawkins. His television credits include the David Letterman show, as well as the Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary Special. He’s sung background with such artist as Liza Minelli, the late great Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, not to mention Usher, 98 Degrees and Marc Anthony. Charlie was also blessed to have worked with Rap Icons “De La Soul” and was featured on their album “The Grind” which he appeared on their hit song “Reality”. Charlie has also recorded with Stellar Award Nominee James Hall & Worship and Praise at Foxwoods. He’s toured the U.K. with John Legends recording artist “Estelle”. Many people compare me, many try to label me, but through it all, I’m just Charles Perry and I got next. Period…

CENTRAL EUROPEAN WORLD MUSIC with

KÁLMÁN BALOGH GYPSY CIMBALOM TRIO

July 13 at 7pm

$15

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY and Centrum Management present Central European World Music: a fascinating world music experience blending Eastern and Central European folk music from the exceptional European artists, Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, from Budapest

Kálmán Balogh is one of the foremost Hungarian cimbalom players, descending from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians. His virtuosity is matched only by his understanding and respect of his heritage. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest, he has completed many successful tours throughout the world with various ensembles, including well over a dozen tours in North America. The cimbalom, a sort of oversized hammer dulcimer played with mallets like a vibraphone, possesses piano like percussive abilities to drive a band rhythmically or take the melodic lead. In Kálmán Balogh's expert hands, the cimbalom can do both simultaneously. His mastery of this unique and rare Hungarian folk instrument has mesmerized audiences.

Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio is the dynamic merging of music from the old and new worlds. Balogh continues a fabled European musical tradition harking back to the collaboration of masters like gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, connecting ancient folk music traditions of Central and Eastern Europe with the chord progressions and swinging rhythm of jazz. Balogh's cimbalom becomes a new and compelling voice centering the Trio, which is enhanced by acoustic violin/viola and acoustic bass. Similarities in jazz and traditional folk music, such as improvisation and a kaleidoscope of emotional expressions, are immediately evident.

The Trio includes excellent musicians who have worked with Balogh extensively. Robert Lakatos, a viola and violin player from Slovakia, is steeped in classical music training and played with important classical orchestras, but always gravitated toward folk and world music. He plays in several groups ranging from classical to folk and jazz genres. Robert’s band, the RÉV, has become a popular band in Hungary and Slovakia. Bassist Csaba Novák is one of the most versatile bass players in Hungary, familiar with gypsy style, klezmer, folk music, jazz and world music.

Melodies polished in European villages for centuries are interpreted with great respect and understanding by The Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, enabling present day music lovers to experience the emotions and beauty inherent in the music of our ancestors. Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio brings a contemporary and uniquely forward-looking edge to time-honored traditions, leaving audiences enthralled and inspired.

SUMMER & EVE

July 13 at 9:30pm

$14

Summer & Eve specialize in a hyper-articulate, nerdy, post-modern sort of musical comedy. weird al meets brett and germaine, if you will. the female-fronted quartet sings about love, deceptive boyfriends, Macaulay Culkin and...how to make a bong. folk singalongs and catchy pop jams are merely the metaphorical table holding up the buffet of wordplay, sarcastic wit and rapid-fire pop culture references. your only challenge will be catching all the lyrics over the constant eruptions of laughter.

Performing in the band will be: Nadia Quinn, Emily Tarver, Rebecca Kaasa and Aaron Quinn.

BATZ

July 13 & July 20 at 11:30pm

$15

One morning in a small office, an employee arrives at his desk to find his computer broken. He discovers reading material at his desk, and starts to recite it aloud. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences . . . If you follow the New York theater scene, you may think you know where this is going. But, mix in classic Bat stories and a cast of harried office loons playing dozens of characters, and you’ve got a light-hearted tribute to the Dark Knight as you’ve never seen him! And it’s a lot shorter than six hours!

BHI BHIMAN / JUSTIN ROBINSON & THE Mary AnnETTES

July 14 at 7pm

$12 Advance / $15 Door

Bhi Bhiman is an American original, yet he seems transported from an era in which songs were more important than the pretty faces that delivered them. His rich, bellowing tenor can soothe or explode at a moment’s notice. His lived-in, knowing delivery belies his years. His songwriting, too, is quick to captivate: a mix of humor and deep empathy puts him in the company of distinguished (and much older) lifelong songsmiths like John Prine, Nick Lowe and Randy Newman. And Bhiman’s technical, emotive guitar playing rises to the challenge that his striking voice presents.

Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes' debut full-length, Bones For Tinder, paints a much more vivid picture of this eclectic individual than his work in the Carolina Chocolate Drops ever did. "Bonfire" and "Nemesis and Me" recall the crepuscular indie rock of the Go-Betweens, while the slowly unspooling lyrical intro to "Kissin and Cussin" flirts with sepia-tone hip-hop. "Ships and Verses" dishes out grooves that could prompt the foot soldiers of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation to bust out in a buck and wing or a merry minuet, as mandolin and fiddle licks run rings around Motown handclaps. For "Vultures," strokes across the autoharp ride skeletal funk breaks with the surprising grace of an equestrienne sitting sidesaddle. It is impossible to pigeonhole the Mary Annettes. "I couldn't characterize it in any one genre," concurs Robinson. "It's what I like, which is lots of different things… and everything I've been influenced by."

ILUSHA TSINADZE’S DEDA ENA

July 14 at 9:30pm

$15 Advance / $20 at Door

If you walk down the streets of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, the city where Ilusha Tsinadze was born, you're likely to hear one of his band's recordings blaring from a taxi cab, a youngster's cell phone, or over the old speakers at the bazaar. Step into New York City, where Ilusha lives now, and you can catch one of his sold-out performances at jazz clubs and folk music venues alike, where enthusiastic folkies, jazz-heads, and immigrants gather to hear his take on Georgia's ancient folk traditions. His band's recently released debut album, Deda Ena/Mother Tongue, brings mountain songs and village dances into conversation with the global city, featuring blazing fiddle solos, African and Brazilian percussion, and jazz improvisation.

RUSSIAN RED

WITH SPECIAL GUEST TULSA

July 14 at 11:30pm

$20

After a successful tour in 2008-09, Russian Red is back with her eagerly anticipated second album, “Fuerteventura.” Russian Red -- singer Lourdes Hernández -- has quickly become one of Spain's biggest artists. Starting in the small clubs of her native Madrid, she quickly moved to theaters and clubs all around the world. Hernández owns an exceptional voice and a natural ability to connect with her audience. Her first album went Gold, selling more than 40,000 copies. Her music and performances have reached places like Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Belgium, and beyond. Her music has also permeated the worlds of film, television and advertising, featuring prominently in campaigns for such companies as Häagen Dazs. Russian Red can also be found singing a duet of "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley as part of the special Spanish edition of the album "Viva Elvis". Her second album, “Fuerteventura,” has just been released, with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne), to be released Spring 2011.

Tulsa is the world´s capital of petroleum but it is also the world´s capital of the lack of love and/or affection. Tha band, having as front woman Miren Iza proved with their previous album "Solo me has rozado" (Subterfuge 2007) how you can extract musicAl Gold from the well of disillusion and discourage. Now after being nominated to the Grammy awards in 2008 with this album, they come back again to demonstrate it with their new album "Espera la Pálida", and still with a better and bigger eloquence.

Lori Lieberman

July 15 at 7:30pm

$25

Celebrating the release of her fifteenth CD, “Bend Like Steel”, Lori Lieberman has produced the most revealing collection of songs in her long career. Performing solo, these songs reflect the soul of an artist influenced by her personal life experiences and deeply emotional relationships. Together with new songs never before recorded, Lieberman’s upcoming show will be a truly special evening.

Best known for the hit song, “Killing Me Softly”, based on Lori Lieberman's experience at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, and recorded originally by Lori for Capitol Records, she has remained in the spotlight, quietly gleaning the respect of an industry and a devoted base of fans. She has recorded over 15 albums and recently toured Europe with the release of her critically acclaimed CD, "Bend Like Steel."

Throughout the years of ever-changing styles and fads, one thing has remained constant in Lieberman's music-- her honest and heartfelt lyrics, coupled with her haunting, and beautiful melodies, always cutting right through to the heart of the listener.

Michael Cerveris AND LOOSE CATTLE

July 15 at 9:30pm

$20

Loose Cattle were named after a country road sign...and sound that way. Like a night in a neglected pasture corralling Ferdinand the Bull, Babe the Blue Ox and mad cow disease, evenings with the Cattle are an unruly ramble through classic Carter Family and Louvin Brothers songs, contemporary tunes about guns and gasoline, and mashups that mark Dolly Parton and Cee-Lo Green with the same glowing branding iron.

Michael Cerveris (actor and former Bob Mould sideman hailing from West Virginia) and Kimberly Kaye (Garden State native and ex New Direxion trumpetress) are duo vocalists in the Buddy and Julie Miller/Civil Wars vein, riding both Cerveris' original songs and crowd-pleasing covers with able-bodied ranch hands Gabriel Caplan (Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens), Lorenzo Wolf (The Lisps) and Eddie Zweiback (Losers' Lounge).

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Visit us at www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and to buy tickets. Or call 212-967-7555 or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, reopened October 4th, 2011 from a top to bottom renovation, debuted in October 1998 and quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. Joe’s Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance. In addition to its reputation of presenting internationally known stars, Joe’s Pub has also developed into a premier showcase stage for up-and-coming musicians and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.

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