Joe's Pub Announces Upcoming Indie Acts
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.
February 2 at 9:30pm
Seven years ago Ara Starck met David Jarre in Paris. She was a painter, he was a magician. Their meeting produced magic of another kind, crystallised today in The Two, a duo that weaves together its members’ atypical career paths, and melds their singularities in a shared intimacy. The starting point for The Two was the song “I Wanna Be With You Again” ,the first song they ever sang together, early 2009. From then on Ara and David shut themselves away from the world, at home and then in an empty studio, to sing, write and record, fine-tuning a work that involved no other musicians and no producer. On their debut album, Ara and David are seemingly rediscovering the magic of uncluttered melody, primary sound colours and simple words, all underlined with strength and elegance by their vocal harmony. As though improvised, The Two’s music speaks with a rare natural voice. All the songs are very direct and have the quality of enchanting rough sketches on which the voices of Ara and David imprint their singular charm, reflecting a shared melancholy and solitude. Whether they choose to sing in unison, or in Q&A, the songs tell the story of two people sharing a fascinating complicity, rich with a thousand affinities and an equal dose of turbulence.
February 5 at 9:30pm
Sea of Bees is the musical project of Julie Ann Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her. She sings, writes the songs, and plays lots of musical instruments. "If I had to sum her up in a sentence, she’s sort of a female Sparklehorse. Her music is rooted very much in folk and rock but wildly experimental; some crazy, beautiful, wonderful sounds on her new album "Songs for the Ravens." On my top 10 for the year.” Robin Hilton, NPR radio host. "Took me about 50 seconds — the length of the woozy, haunting intro to “Marmalade” — to completely fall for Sea of Bees, the nom de tune of Sacramento indie-popper Julie Baenziger. Her debut album “Songs for the Ravens” sounds folky in some places, gauzy and ambient in others and twee as hell in still others, but beautiful throughout, and a potent reminder that emotional virtue is an artist’s most precious commodity. This one’s special, folks, let’s not screw it up." -Kevin Bronson, LA Weekly
February 12 at 7:00pm
Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth. She put out her own self-titled album Laura Veirs, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar, in 1999. She has since made five highly acclaimed records with producer Tucker Martine. 2003 saw the release of Troubled by the Fire, a full-band effort that found the artist sharing the studio with such luminaries as Bill Frisell and violist Eyvind Kang. She signed to Nonesuch Records the following year with the atmospheric follow-up Carbon Glacier. Year of Meteors followed in August 2005. She collaborated with The Decemberists on “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)”, from their 2006 album The Crane Wife. Her sixth record, Saltbreakers, was released worldwide on Nonesuch Records in April 2007. Veirs’ seventh album, July Flame, was released in January 2010 on her own record label, Raven Marching Band Records (in North America) and on Bella Union (in Europe and the rest of the world). Veirs tours frequently in Europe, North America and Australia both solo and with a backing band consisting of a rotating cast including Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Tucker Martine, Keeley Boyle, Nelson Kempf, Eric Anderson, Kate O’Brien-Clarke and Alex Guy.
February 12 at 3:00pm
$12 Children / $15 Adults
“Tumble Bee”, the first children’s record from the prolific Laura Veirs (whose last release, July Flame, was dubbed “a perfect Sunday afternoon record” by The Oxford American and “sweet and irresistible” by Rolling Stone) inspires listeners to lean in close and hit replay. The youthful innocence in Veirs’ voice lends itself well to the jaunty spirit of the album. The recording covers a wide range of folk songs, from early 20th century work songs to the ballads of Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Peggy Seeger and Harry Belafonte.
February 15 at 7:00pm
February 22 at 7:00pm
Marketa Irglova, Academy Award winner and one half of The Swell Season will be performing two intimate shows in support of her recent debut solo record, Anar (ANTI). The setting at Joe's Pub should be the perfect backdrop for the classically trained pianist to perform songs from her catalog which includes songs from the movie and off-Broadway show, Once. She will be joined by a small band for these shows. Irglová collaborates with Glen Hansard of the Irish rock band The Frames, whom she met when he was visiting Valašské Mezi?í?í, and performs with him as The Swell Season. In 2007, she co-starred with Hansard in the indie movie, “Once” written and directed by John Carney. Hansard and Irglová wrote all but one of the songs featured in the film. The movie won the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Among the songs Irglová wrote with Hansard for Once was “Falling Slowly” which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Irglová became the first Czech woman to win an Oscar, and at age 19 she was the youngest person to win an Oscar in a musical category.
Heather Christian & THE ARBORNAUTS
February 15 at 9:30pm
Heather Christian is the daughter of a go-go dancer and a blues musician. A disgruntled classical pianist, she and her "orchestra" (an eclectic assortment of multi-hyphenate musicians) turn Christian's dream-like hymns into a chamber punk collection of stories and meditations. She recently debuted her full length music/movement work "North" at La Mama Etc this year to much critical acclaim. "North manages to combine its poetic imagery and associative narrative into a surprisingly moving event. At the center of it all is the angelic Christian, who delivers a mesmerizing performance that is both intimate and powerful" Backstage Magazine.
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