Joe's Pub Announces Weekly Events: Alan Schmuckler, Quique Gonzalez and More
Joe's Pub has announced the following upcoming events:
March 12 at 10:00pm
Join Jessie Mueller (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and some of Broadway’s brightest as Alan hosts an evening at Joe’s Pub of selections from his musical theater work and performs some of his more personal, singer/songwriter pieces. “I Miss the City” is sure to be an engaging introduction to one of the most exciting and insightful young artists in the country. Say you were there for his New York debut. Produced by Magic Futurebox and Jo Lampert.
March 13 at 10:00pm
After travelling all around Spain for more than two years with his last work presentation tour 'Daiquiri Blues' ending last December in Madrid with three consecutive sold out shows, Quique González is back to the road to present his tour in USA. Quique González premiers this new project with all the songs that could not have their own space at the ‘Daiquiri Blues’ tour. This show will be presented in a minimalist format for reduced venues and based on a repertoire of b sides, versions, rarities, his last album songs and mostly non edited songs. It is a good opportunity to enJoy Songs scarcely performed in the artist’s last tours.
March 14 at 9:30pm
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”.
FEATURING Malachy McCourt, TAMI LYNN, ADAM ROTH, WILLIE NILE, & ED RODGERS
March 15 at 9:30pm
$20 / $35 Combo Price with March 17
The Gents are a sublime cast of NYC players that features Tony Garnier (M.D. & Bassist-Bob Dylan), Darren Beckett (Madeleine Peyroux), and Ken Margolis (Cracker). This special concert will be their first in New York City since Highline Ballroom last spring, and promises an exciting mix of new songs, older faves, and seasonal gems. Joe Hurley and the Gents perform piano-led ballads, stomping cabarets, and scorching rock n roll numbers in the grand tradition of The Stooges, Rolling Stones, and Faces classics. They have shared the stage and collaborated with the likes of the New York Dolls, Blondie, Beastie Boys, and Patti Smith. Joe Hurley will be joined by Malachy McCourt, Tami Lynn, Adam Roth, Willie Nile, & Ed Rodgers.
March 16 at 9:30pm
The best and brightest in the acoustic world move the music forward with an awareness of what came before them; that is certainly true of Sarah Jarosz. On her second album for Sugar Hill Records, Follow Me Down, she pays homage to her musical roots while pushing beyond those sometimes limited boundaries, taking us on a journey both dark and mystical. For this, Jarosz has a simple yet telling explanation: “I’m influenced by the older, and the contemporary, and the new.” Her approach to acoustic music is invigorating; she gives equal attention to playing, singing, and writing, choosing songs that embrace both old timey and modern sounds. Jarosz’s new album—due out six days before her twentieth birthday—takes up where her acclaimed debut, Song Up In Her Head, left off, but also expands her palette significantly. “I definitely could have just made a record that was similar to the last one—pretty rootsy,” she reflects. “That would have been a representation of a side of me. But I have all these new sounds and ideas and I just didn’t want to hold back on this one.”
March 16, 23, & 30 at 11:30pm
$25 Singles / $30 Voyeurs
Finally, a show designed to help you hook up! Sexual psychologist and music therapist Dr. Alex Schiller brings the hot, the single and the curious together for a night of delirious laughter, awesome music and socio-sensual interaction. Dr. Alex insists that her audience be filled with the sexy and seeking. And she suggests you put your table/seat number, stats and sexual preference in the comments section below. “Single straight males should sit with single straight females, hot gays with hot gays, older rich men with younger drunk women - Why sit with people you find sexually irrelevant?” - Dr. Alex. “Singles” mix in the front and “Voyeurs” watch from the back as the provocative and irreverent Dr. Alex dispenses sex advice from her new book, “Get Laid or Die Trying”, sings re-imagined pop songs and brilliant originals, and leads her audience through a wildly entertaining evening. Willing singles are invited to join Dr. Alex on stage for free champagne and an assisted speed-dating session. The night continues at an exclusive after-party and the secret location is announced at curtain call.
Lady Rizo: UNESCORTED
March 17 at 9:30pm
April 12 at 9:30pm
$15 Advance / $20 Door
Spend Saint Patty's safe within the red velvet walls of Lady Rizo. No green beer, no frat puke, no cheap hats. But there will be the green of the olive in your martini and a pot of gold at the happy end of this rainbow. Come take in the chanteuse that New York Magazine approved of this week as highbrow and brilliant. 'Twill be a fine mixture of warbles, laughs, songs, skin, merriment and the most gorgeous audience this side of the Mississippi. This show will also feature some new original songs from Lady Rizo's highly anticipated upcoming album!
Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical gypsies with the highest show business ethics. When she almost looked of age she rebelled against the comforting, unscrubbed, rustic life and set out for a world of harsh metropolitan sophisticates.The 'Cabaret Superstar' (New York Magazine) exploded on to the New York stage with a powerful voice and stage charisma that has made audiences take note. As a chanteuse and comedienne revives the cabaret genre by creating vintage arrangements of pop songs from the 80s, 90s and today. Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo and the Assettes in 2005. In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry. A proud recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship last year, she has performed her sold out show monthly at Joe's Pub for coming on two years and was just commissioned for the New York Voices Series in 2011.
March 17 at 11:30pm
$20 / $35 Combo Price with March 15 Show
Hurley’s St Patrick’s Day extravaganzas have been the highlight of the holiday for years and has sold out nights at many of New York City’s top venues, including The Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall and The Bowery Ballroom. This year, on March 17th Hurley presents 'My Wild Irish Roses": ' An intimate evening of Irish Ballads, Singalongs, Rabble Rousers, and Rebel Songs' featuring an All-Star Cast of NYC's finest performers including Tony Winner Michael Cerveris, Laura Cantrell, Annie Golden, Colum McCann, Sam Bisbee, Ed Rogers, Don Fleming, Ellen Foley, Mary Lee Kortes, and many more. National Book award winner, Colum McCann said “He’s an old seanchaí in a rock star’s shoes, a poet of microcosm with a stereoscopic vision, a balladeer with a whole lot of landscape in his voice. Joe Hurley is one of the great song writers of our time”
March 11, 18, & 25 at 9:30pm
Described in The New Yorker as "The greatest cabaret artist of (v's) generation" by Hilton Als, Mx Justin Vivian Bond is also a writer, painter and Tony nominated performance artist. Mx Bond's novella-length memoir, Tango; My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels is now available from The Feminist Press and v's debut CD Dendrophile was self-released by Whimsy Music. From Oct 30- Dec 15th, 2011 Justin Vivian's first solo art exhibition The Fall of the House of Whimsy will be presented at Participant Inc. in New York City. Mx Bond was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway in 2007. Other notable endeavors include touring with avant-garde performance troupe The Big Art Group and appearing in the John Cameron Mitchell film “Shortbus”.