Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below!
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM
Making his Joe's Pub debut, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born Migguel Anggelo
is a dynamic singer and dancer known for his electric stage performances. Cutting his teeth in the worlds of musical theater and opera, Anggelo brings the larger-than-life emotions of the stage to his more intimate shows. Backed by a string band, he performs works by Latin American greats like Agustin Lara and Astor Piazzolla, original compositions that explore topics like Frida Kahlo and dictatorship, and American pop, jazz, and opera standards that he recasts in his own signature style.
Anggelo is thrilled to welcome special guest and jazz great Claudia Acuña to this performance. The artist's most recent project, the forthcoming album LA CASA AZUL, produced by Mau Quiros and mixed by Grammy winner Felipe Tichauer, will be launched in 2014. The evening will also feature Musical Director Mau Quiros on piano.
Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Allison Moorer celebrates her roots with this show, performing new and old songs about the South. In the past three years, the Academy Award-nominated singer-songwriter has welcomed a son, recorded and toured as part of Steve Earle & The Dukes and Duchesses, and also wrote the song "Oklahoma Sky," which closed Miranda Lambert's 2011 hit album Four The Record. Moorer's seventh and latest studio album, Crows (2010), the follow up to her much-celebrated Buddy Miller-produced Mockingbird (2008), received worldwide critical acclaim. The Huffington Post proclaimed that she is "blessed with one of the best voices of her generation." Moorer has been featured on releases by Joan Baez, Kid Rock, Steve Earle, The Chieftains and Los Straightjackets. Moorer was also featured in The People Speak, a beautiful and moving documentary inspired by Howard Zinn's popular text A People's History of the United States. The film, presented by The History Channel, also featured Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Glover, Matt Damon and more.
Thursday, May 22 at 9:30 PM
The incomparable "cabaret star" (NY Magazine) Lady Rizo is back for an unchaperoned evening of song and decadence. You may have seen her here at Joe's Pub with her "glam bottom baring dance troupe the Assettes " (Village Voice), celebrating the billboard top ten in the monthly series Our Hit Parade, or midtown at the gothic Night Hotel co-hosting the weekly transnational lounge Foreign Affairs.
But here is your chance to have her all to yourself. Her seamless mix of baudy humor and elegance has been likened to Mae West but its her vocal chops that have garnered recent attention: collaborating with both Yo-Yo Ma & Moby on albums this year, singing selections of the American Songbook in front of the internationally acclaimed 36 -piece orchestra The Knights, and at MOMA for a sold out cabaret for the Kirchner Exhibit.
Let her lashes beguile you as she interprets an irresistible mix of popular songs from all eras backed by some of the finest musicians in New York City. Even though she is venturing out solo, if you know Lady Rizo you won't be surprised if a couple special guests pop up.
Friday, May 23 at 7:30 PM
Grammy Award-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named "A Titan of the Telecaster" by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.
Kirchen's latest, Seeds and Stems, takes a fresh approach to many of the songs that were planted at the beginning of an incredibly full career, songs that grew into classics and branched out across the variegated styles of Americana and roots rock 'n' roll.
Friday, May 23 at 9:30 PM
Two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone Magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Jones is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances. Her second album Pirates is one of the seminal, most heralded recordings of pop music, with each song a cinematic journey through her breakdown and rise. Jones' live performances have reached a pinnacle of honesty and excellence. Her latest album The Devil You Know is produced by Ben Harper and reimagines the music of Jagger / Richards, Neil Young and more, and is planning to release an album of new music in 2014.
Saturday, May 24 at 7:00 PM
This Memorial Day Weekend, treat yourself to a musical feast! In New Music, New Voices, New Studio on Broadway, the inaugural graduating class of NYU Tisch's New Studio on Broadway presents an evening of food, drink and song to celebrate the voices of our theater's future. Under the direction of Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated actor and director of Broadway's Inspirational Voices, Michael McElroy, NSB's 27 hot-off-the-press graduates combine forces with writers from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and other emerging composers. BFA's in hand and ready to add that distinctive NSB flavor to these writers' new materials, prepare for a performance reveling in all things new: new songs, new faces and new talent.
Saturday, May 24 at 9:30 PM
Dream-pop artist Nasimiyu brings her composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist zing to her forthcoming EP dirt. Her genre falls somewhere on the earthier, dirtier, brassier side of the indie pop spectrum. Think Talking Heads plus Etta James -- on a safari.
Nasimiyu came up in a half-Kenyan, half-Scandinavian household in Minneapolis. She rounded out her sound studying under street performers, voodoo practitioners and marching band musicians for four years in New Orleans. She now moves and shakes in eclectic artist circles in Brooklyn. Nasimiyu worked on dirt across several time zones with co-producers Andreas Gustafsson in Sweden and Ben Lorio in New Orleans. dirt features guest players Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket, Mike Bass of Trombone Shorty and the New Orleans bass band, Naughty Professor. Though she played most of the instruments on dirt herself, Nasimiyu performs (and plays keyboards) live with a band.
Saturday, May 24 at 11:30 PM
Pluto is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, whose soulful rhythm & blues sound has a pinch of a new age hipster vibe. He is set to put a stamp in the pop/urban music scene. The Toronto native has clinched rave reviews during the soft release of his debut EP as well as burgeoning fan base. With smooth undertones, a strong falsetto and killer songwriting skills, Pluto's ability to captivate an audience is paramount.
Sundays, May 25 - June 22 at 2:00 PM
Reverend Billy & the Stop-Shopping Choir return to Joe's Pub for a two-month residency after last year's performances in Chase Bank lobbies, and New York jails and courts. In 2013, they were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of "Big Ag" and the struggle by bees to survive, is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard work and sticky sweetness. Honeybeelujah!
Reverend Billy and his singing-activists ask: What time is this? Time to party before the plague? Or is it more like the 20's between world wars? In 2014, stepping on stage amidst fire and drought, freak storms and extinction, there seems to be a strange joy in these first days of apocalypse. They seek to rededicate themselves and others to the politicizing of survival, pitting our freedom against the financiers of climate change.
Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
Billie Williams is celebrating the release of her new original single Lonely Night in Harlem inspired by life in her long-time Harlem neighborhood. Her rich repertoire of Blues and contemporary music earned her the nomination for Best Female Debut Artist in the BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards for her 2012 show Fade to Blues at the Metropolitan Room. Billie's upcoming concert at Joe's Pub on May 25 will feature her exciting new original music as she debuts her new release and encores classic blues favorites.
Sunday, May 25 at 9:30 PM
Composer and performer Eli Zoller and The O Pioneer Band bring you a musical yarn for the ages - a yarn spun right out of "the greatest campfire tale ever concocted" (The Village Voice). Rooted in folk-bluegrass melody and elemental storytelling, Zoller's rural-tinged orchestrations are a singular and beautiful artistic outpouring not to be missed.
Featuring: George Salazar (Here Lies Love), Brian Charles Johnson (American Idiot), Haven Burton (Legally Blonde),Libby Winters (American Idiot), Victoria Huston-Elem (Addams Family), Ben Clark (Circus in Winter), Molly McAdoo(Miko & the Musket) and Colin McAdoo (Soul Doctor).
Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 PM
Kavita Shah, a visionary young singer and composer from New York, celebrates the release of her album Visions. Co-produced by renowned African guitarist Lionel Loueke, Visions (available May 27 on Inner Circle Music) heralds the arrival of a strinkingly original, globally minded new voice. A self-portrait in mosaic form, Visions interweaves Shah's multicultural background with her wide-ranging musical influences, combining the Indian tablas and West African kora with a traditional jazz quintet. Shah will be joined by Loueke, saxophonist Greg Osby, guitarist Michael Valeanu, pianist Guy Mintus, bassist Linda Oh, drummer Guilhem Flouzat, tabla player Stephen Cellucci, kora master Yacouba Sissoko and percussionist Rogerio Boccato.
Tuesday, May 27 at 9:30 PM
Mike Daisey travels to a mysterious world located just 90 miles from America-the island nation of Cuba, a world frozen in the American imagination and burned from our memories by embargoes and blockades, where communism still rules and a ballet dancer is paid the same as a surgeon or a farmer. Daisey brings his shrewd and scathing outsider's eye to the gloriously decaying streets of Havana, using this changing landscape as a window to speak about the true legacies of American imperialism, and what it means for us to live today in a world that only recognizes capitalism and corporatism as a way of life. Both a ridiculous travelogue and a philosophical journey, Daisey's monologue unearths the human connections between neighbors who can live so close and still refuse to speak.