Rachel Potter to Perform at Joe's Pub, 7/29
Joe's Pub announces upcoming performances for the week of July 24 - 29:
David Raleigh & Nathan Leigh Jones – Milos Karadaglic – Sarah Siskind – Weimar New York – Kishi Bashi w/ special guests Tall Tall Trees – Nichole Thompson-Adams: Black Girl, You’ve Been Gentrified – Dawn Cantwell – Floanne: Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York – Elikeh – Rachel Potter w/ special guests The Vanity Belles – M'lumbo w/ special guest Gary Lucas
David Raleigh & Nathan Leigh Jones
TONITE at 7:30PM
$20 in Advance; $25 at Door
New York City entertainer and bon vivant David Raleigh takes the stage with his producer, Australian singer/songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones. Hot off the heels of Raleigh's wildly successful 'Beginning Again' (2010) and Jones' acclaimed sophomore release Sooner Or Later (2011), these two piano men will join forces and put their spin on each other's music, as well as showcasing brand new material from their upcoming projects. Don't miss this exciting evening of original piano pop/soul at its finest! With special guest Rhonda Ross (daughter of Diana Ross.)
TONITE at 9:30PM
Miloš Karadagli?, the 29-year-old guitarist celebrated the world over is set to release his sophomore Deutsche Grammophon recording, Pasión in the U.S. on July 17. Pasión features popular Latin selections familiar to many but brought to fresh life with new arrangements for solo guitar and string orchestra. Just as Latin American composers from Villa-Lobos to Ponce aimed to bring the music of the street into the concert hall, Pasión unites popular and cultivated traditions all the way from Brazil to Mexico. The New York Times called Miloš “a charismatic, sensitive player,” while Gramophone crowned him “Young Artist of the Year” in 2011. After releasing his debut recording Mediterráneo, he was one of the best-selling newcomers on the traditional classical charts in major territories around the world including the U.S., England and France to Australia, Japan and China.
JULY 25 at 7:00PM
Sarah Siskind has been called "the best female singer/songwriter in America today" (Steve Binder, legendary TV director/producer) and “an artist you must hear now” by Spin Magazine. She has toured with Bon Iver (he has also famously covered her "Lovin's For Fools") and The Swell Season, had songs recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated "Simple Love"), Madi Diaz and many more. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar-work, mostly on her beloved vintage electric Gibson, Sarah is a regular NPR performer with features on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, World Cafe with David Dye, All Songs Considered, Song Of The Day and most recently NPR’s Mountain Stage.
Weimar New York
JULY 25 at 9:30PM
Weimar New York returns to home to Joe's Pub for a special one-night only presentation hosted by London cabaret star Dusty Limits. Confirmed performers include: Meow Meow, Julie Atlas Muz, Kim Smith, Tigger!, Curtis Eller, Phoebe Legere and Machine Dazzle.
Kishi Bashi w/ special guests Tall Tall Trees
JULY 26 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
A lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics... Kishi Bashi's debut full-length, 151a, is a bright and soaring avant-pop record written primarily on violin - Kishi Bashi's main instrument which has brought him to record and tour with the likes of Regina Spector, Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, of Montreal and more. Kishi Bashi collaborated with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes on that band's new album, Paralytic Stalks. This last endeavor he credits with some of his most recent musical growth, acknowledging that Barnes pushed him to new heights of creativity, forcing him to explore a broader use of his primary instrument: the violin. This experimentation affected his loop-based live show and led to him write more of the new record with violin rather than piano or guitar, loosening him from the grip of habit and expanding his palette. Kishi Bashi uses Japanese singing as another of many layers, doing so without any trace of gimmickry, and achieving what, to Western ears, must sound like an expression of the ineffable. From the deconstructed doo-wop of "Wonder Woman, Wonder Me," a 21st century transmission of Smile-era BrIan Wilson to the menacing marriage of Eastern hues and Western operatics in "Beat the Bright out of Me," this album is a mediation between opposing drives, offering possible reconciliation but never promising it. Kishi Bashi played and produced 151a entirely himself.