Joe's Pub Announces Upcoming Events
Joe's Pub has announced the following upcoming events:
January 16 at 7:30pm
Herman Dune started their career internationally, thanks to UK DJ John Peel who played them a lot and invited them to something like 10 Peel Sessions. Until 2006 they gained a cult status by touring across the world intensively and releasing a lot of music through independent, punk, D.I.Y. or Underground Record labels. In 2006, the release of GIANT (Source etc /Virgin) coincides with the band becoming a duo, with André taking leave. Giant propels Herman Dune to a wider recognition. They soon record and release NEXT YEAR IN ZION. In 2010, Herman Dune cut loose of all previous bonds to start their own Record Company STRANGE MOOSIC. They go record new material in Portland, Oregon with Adam Selzer and release their new songs in an album called STRANGE MOOSIC (Strange Moosic / G.U.M / City Slang / Fortuna Pop). STRANGE MOOSIC is a new start for Herman Dune, and "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", the first single, announces change with a video featuring a Young runaway Yeti and actor John Hamm from Mad Men. Herman Dune will intensively tour through 2011 and 2012, with the most simple line-up, often just core duo Yaya and Cosmic Néman, but also with Bass Player Ben Pleng.
January 16 at 9:30pm
If It Only Even Runs A Minute 8 is the eighth edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. If It Only Even Runs A Minute is Created and Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy. Musical director is Caleb Hoyer. The concert will feature songs from and stories about Bring Back Birdie, The Capeman, Cry Baby, Do Re Mi, Dracula, I Sing!, Lady in the Dark, Road Show, Urban Cowboy, Whistle Down The Wind, and more.
January 17 at 7:00pm
A staged reading of a new musical being developed by the Huntington Theater, about the legendary mountain man and bear tamerGrizzly Adams, tracing his path to stardom from a dirty basement in San Francisco to the streets of the Lower East Side, where he found near-gainful employment with PT Barnum before dying from head injuries sustained in service to his art.
January 17 at 9:30pm
Downtown luminary Kurt Wolf best known for his contributions to Pussy Galore, Boss Hogg, Foetus Inc, continues to baffle audiences with his brand of electrochestral mayhem. it is a retrofit that works its subtle and not so subtle magic on the unsuspecting listener. Urban panic and dystopian vision of a world gone mad may hit a little close to home for some but for others there is comfort in the familiar and the epochal. Knox Chandler will be performing live guitar manipulations accompanying his video compositions. The pieces are the meeting of both audio and sound that has been processed with the same aesthetic, where the video is preconceived and the audio improvised on the fly to create one experience.
January 18 at 7:00pm
Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Tennessee’s smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana scene. Founded by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras (co-founder of Robinella and the CCstringband), The Black Lillies have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia. The group, formed in 2008, also includes electric guitar and pedal steel whiz Tom Pryor and drummer Jamie Cook, both formerly of the Everybodyfields, bassist Robert Richards, and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady. The music of The Woes is a stew of Delta blues and early Country, of bluegrass and New Orleans marching band music, dished out by banjo, harmonica, accordion, French Horn and organ. The five piece hails from New York City. At the center of their distinctive sound is frontman Osei Essed's inimitable voice and expert songwriting. The songs are alternately chant-like, rhythmically driving, lyrical, haunting; his voice is sweetly controlled or as frightening as (the early blues preacher) Blind Willie Johnson.
January 18 at 9:30pm
Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia draw from an eclectic mix of music, re-imagining songs from popular music in the familiar setting of a jazz piano trio and vocalist. Their catalogue features the work of Alexi Murdoch, Alicia Keys, The Beatles, Feist, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Macy Gray, Martin Sexton, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, The Police, Stevie Wonder, among others.Mendez, who currently stars in the Broadway revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square, was also seen in Everyday Rapture, Grease and Off-Broadway's The Marvelous Wonderettes. Paguia music directed Everyday Rapture and Peter and the Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop, as well as the national tours of Disney’s On the Record and Flower Drum Song.
January 19 at 7:00pm
The New York Times Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album “Streets of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut magazine. He has been called "a one-man Clash" (Uncut) and his critically acclaimed albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. Willie Nile is a songwriters’ songwriter and his live performances are legendary. He has toured across the U.S. opening for The Who at the personal request of the band and sang with Bruce Springsteen at Giant Stadium. Bruce recently joined Willie on stage in Asbury Park for Willie’s song “Heaven Help the Lonely”.
January 19 at 9:30pm
Jon Naberezny grew up in Youngstown, Ohio absorbing all the sounds a young musician could hear in a tough American steel town. Jazz, blues, folk, rock, popular standards and even a bit of Broadway. Naberezny's appearance at Joe's Pub coincides with the release of his new collection of original songs titled "Ballads & Blues" on the Fullblast Recordings label. A modern pop album spoken in a jazz language and very much in the tradition of the American Songbook. Backed by The Westside Trio (Jim West, piano; Chris Hughes, drums; John Loehrke, bass) a world class jazz unit, makes for one unforgettable evening.
January 20 at 8:00pm & 10:00pm
January 21 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
French virtuoso guitarist Stephane Wrembel is at the vanguard of the Gypsy Swing renaissance in the US. He seems to have channeled both the technique and the fire of Django Reinhardt and has - quite litterally - written the book on Gypsy Jazz: "Getting into Gypsy Jazz", published by Mel Bay. His new cd, Barbès Brooklyn, has Stephane and guests playing a mixture of standards and original, updating the classic Gypsy swing repertoire and reminding his audience that Stephane's music is solidly anchored in the present. Stephane Wrembel grew up in France where, for years, he studied guitar with the manouche (the French Gypsies). He has also gotten deep into various American vernacular musical styles - from Blue Grass to Jazz. He has performed and toured and recorded with such luminaries as Mark O'Connor and David Grisman (with whom he recorded the album Gypsy Rumble) and performed with Lionel Loueke, Les Paul and Angelo Debarre. He is a regular guest at Djangofests and festivals both in Europe and in the U.S.
January 21 at 4:00pm
This will be a special acoustic performance of songs featuring in Woody Allen’s films “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris”. French virtuoso guitarist Stephane Wrembel is at the vanguard of the Gypsy Swing renaissance in the US. He seems to have channeled both the technique and the fire of Django Reinhardt and has - quite litterally - written the book on Gypsy Jazz: "Getting into Gypsy Jazz", published by Mel Bay. His new cd, Barbès Brooklyn, has Stephane and guests playing a mixture of standards and original, updating the classic Gypsy swing repertoire and reminding his audience that Stephane's music is solidly anchored in the present. Stephane Wrembel grew up in France where, for years, he studied guitar with the manouche (the French Gypsies). He has also gotten deep into various American vernacular musical styles - from Blue Grass to Jazz. He has performed and toured and recorded with such luminaries as Mark O'Connor and David Grisman (with whom he recorded the album Gypsy Rumble) and performed with Lionel Loueke, Les Paul and Angelo Debarre. He is a regular guest at Djangofests and festivals both in Europe and in the U.S.
January 19 at 9:30pm
In a career that's included Grammy nominations and a CMA win for Song of the Year, Gretchen Peters has earned no small amount of praise from the critics, but her biggest fans may be her fellow songwriters. Rodney Crowell, who duets with Peters on her new album, 'Hello Cruel World' (1/31), Tom Russell, Janis Ian, and Darrell Scott have all fallen for her deeply moving music.Born out of a tumultuous year of change, 'Hello Cruel World' is Peters' most personal and unflinchingly honest work to date.
January 22 at 9:30pm
Drew Gasparini is back at Joe’s Pub! The evening will be jam packed with material from his award winning musical, Crazy, Just Like Me, his new musical Circles, and also brand-new songs and pop singles written for television. The concert will include appearances by Marc Summers (TV's Double Dare & Unwrapped), Justin Guarini (American Idol, American Idiot, Women on the Verge…), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell, Everyday Rapture), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Brandon Ellis (Company), F. Michael Haynie (Carrie), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Lexie Papedo (Tales of the City), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Emily Kay Shrader, Carla Stewart, Kasie Gasparini and Chloe Gasparini. Additional performers will be announced shortly. The band will feature Gasparini on piano, with Adam Stoler (Guitars), Brandon Ellis (Bass & Cello) and Jeremy Yaddaw (Drums). The event reunites Gasparini with director Stephen Agosto, who helmed the NYMF run of his show Crazy, Just Like Me. The concert is being produced by John Johnson and Katie Riegel (jokr productions).
Check www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows