Jeremy Schonfeld, Scars on 45, et. al. Set for Joe's Pub Performances


Jeremy Schonfeld, Scars on 45 and more are set for performances this week at Joe's Pub. The full lineup includes:

Jeremy Schonfeld WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Lilli Cooper, Adam Kantor, & Morgan James
February 6 at 7:30pm

Jeremy Schonfeld will be bringing his exciting hybrid brand of rock/theatrical pianoman storytelling to the Pub for one night only! Featuring music from his just-released, highly-acclaimed new concept album "Iron & Coal", plus additional new arrangements of favorites from "Drift", "37 Notebooks", and "Blue Skies and All", this will be a night you won't want to miss! The evening will feature special guests Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Adam Kantor (Rent), and Morgan James (Godspell), plus an All-Star 'Spiderman' band featuring Jon Clancy (drums), Richard Hammond (bass), Matt Beck (guitars, keyboard), and Ben Butler (guitar). Schonfeld has contributed original music for numerous benefit concerts including Defying Inequality, Broadway in South Africa, The Pink Campaign on Broadway and Broadway for a New America, among others. He has performed at Madison Square Garden, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, BB Kings, The Public Theatre, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, the Upright Cabaret in Los Angeles and 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, as well as in Boston University’s “BU on Broadway” series.

February 7 at 7:00pm

Scars on 45, a quintet from Leeds, England, combines the gentle melodic intensity of bands like Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals. Tension, often propelled by drummer Chris Durling's insistent beat, builds throughout the songs as the emotional ante rises. After years struggling to make a name in England, the band rose from obscurity when their song “Beauty’s Running Wild” was featured in an episode of CSI: New York. The band was signed to Atlantic’s Chop Shop Records label, which has been successful in getting previously unsigned bands heard through song placements in popular TV programs. Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter based in San Diego, California. Her music has primarily gained notice after being on a variety of television sitcoms and has been featured on prime time dramas including ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy', CBS's "How I Met Your Mother", MTV's "The Real World", ABC's "Castle", Showtime's "United States of Tara", CW's "Gossip Girl", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Supernatural". Her song "Satellite Heart" was featured on the New Moon soundtrack. "Satellite Heart" was released in 2009, and she performed the song at multiple venues on the nationwide 'New Moon Talent Tour'. Marina co-hosted the live MySpace broadcast of the New Moon premiere, and was highlighted in an article by as an artist poised on The Edge of breakout success due to her involvement in the soundtrack.

February 6 at 7:00pm

The consistently sold out, Happy Ending Music and 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. Called the “most vital authors’ series in the city,” by Time Out NY, and known for its consistently good taste, Happy Ending has launched careers and proudly, ended none.

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