Xavier, Alyssa Graham, et. al Set for Joe's Pub, 2/13-19
Salamander Leviathan, Xavier, Alyssa Graham and more are set for performances at Joe's Pub this week. The full lineup includes:
February 13 at 7:00pm
It's 1890 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The loneliest man in the world makes a deal with the Devil: A wife and a family in exchange for his soul. When a beautiful stranger steps off the train, everything seems headed towards happily ever after. But neither the stranger nor the Devil is quite what they seem. A casio-pop grand guignol about the price we pay for love. Salamander Leviathan was written by Krista Knight. The music was composed by David's Pegasus creator Barry Brinegar. The play debuted at UCSD's Baldwin New Play Festival on April 15th, 2011 under the direction of Anthony Luciano.
XAVIER: A VALENTINE’S DAY EVE LADIES OF SOUL TRIBUTE
GUESTS INCLUDE Lady Rizo, SXIP SHIREY, HELOISE (OF THE SAVOIR FAIRE), & Mykal Kilgore
February 13 at 9:30pm
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Xavier and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a day early with their salute to soul music's leading ladies. Guests include Lady Rizo, Sxip Shirey, Deah Harriot, Celina Carvajal, Andre Springer, Shaquanda Coca Mulatta, Matt Dallow, and Mykal Kilgore . Boys Choir Of Harlem alumnus Xavier has received uncoerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business including Mary J. Blige, Lena Horne, D’Angelo, TV on the Radio, The Rapture, and Ashford & Simpson. He's also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his U.K. debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. Xavier has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Stephin Merritt, and LL Cool J.
February 14 at 7:30pm
Alyssa Graham has been aiming for authenticity, peeling back the layers on a quest for her truest voice. It’s a road that’s led her to Lock, Stock & Soul, her latest outing and one that bravely dispenses with many of the jazz trappings that flavored Echo, her Sunnyside Records debut. While Echo was focused on travel, it functioned as a musical travelogue, and Lock, Stock & Soul represents coming home, a full circle return to Graham’s longtime musical loves: Neil Young, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan and others capable of delivering heartfelt emotion in the simplest of packages. As befits the ’60s and ’70s artists Graham names as touchstones, the approach to recording Lock, Stock & Soul was something of a throwback. Overseen by producer Craig Street, sessions were largely tracked live, with all the musicians gathered in a communal circle. Alyssa brings her act to the Joe’s Pub stage on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
NEVER SLEEP ALONE A SHOW DESIGNED TO HELP YOU HOOK UP
February 14 at 9:30pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 11:30pm
$25 Singles / $30 Voyeurs / $75 VIP Singles / $80 VIP Voyeur
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.