Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments and More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
Joe's Pub at The Public (Dec. 9-15), will feature performances from JOSEPH STIGLITZ, THE MEN IN BLAZERS, THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER, JARELL PERRY WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOCKSMITH AND HOST KID FURY, MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS / KRISTIN ANDREASSEN + MICHAELA ANNE, Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS, THE LOSERS LOUNGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, John Roberts, and TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT IS NICO: UNDERGROUND.
December 9 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Nobel Prize-winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality and what the artistic community can do about it followed by a conversation between Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, and Public Works Director Lear deBessonet. The new Public Forum Solo series is designed to bring great artists and theater audiences into contact with America's most vital thinkers. In this event, Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University gives a talk about the most pressing issue of our time, and some of New York's most socially engaged artists respond to his ideas about what the creative community can do to help.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY PANTOMIME
December 9 at 9:30 PM
In honor of the holiday season, your Men In Blazers return to Joe's Pub to revel in mistletoe, holly, brandy, Hanukkah candles, and football, football, football. There will be guests, there will be carols. We may even get a choir. All Great Friends of the Pod are invited, whether they have been naughty or nice. Dress Code: Black Tie meets Full Kit Wanker.
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER
December 10 at 7:00 PM
The fourth season of Public Forum begins at Joe's Pub with the new Drama Club series, a book club for plays that will feature one-night-only readings and discussions of works by Kia Corthron, Tony Kushner, and Thornton Wilder. Authors, musicians, journalists, scholars, and actors will come together to give onstage readings of one-act plays that have some special resonance in our lives today. Each reading will conclude with a discussion of the hard questions that the play raises about our politics, our culture, and the way we live now. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. Read and discussed by Lisa Kron (actor/playwright), Douglas Rushkoff (media theorist), Anne-Marie Slaughter (president of the New America Foundation), Edward Moravcsik (son of Anne-Marie Slaughter),Tappan Wilder (Thornton Wilder's nephew and literary executor), and others. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating.
JARELL PERRY WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOCKSMITH AND HOST KID FURY
December 10 at 9:30 PM
$17 Advance / $20 Door
In the quickly rising new-school class of 'alt-R&B', Jarell Perry is paving his own lane. His critically-acclaimed debut LP "Simple Things," which mixes flavors of Electronic, Indie-Rock, and Pop, has already drawn comparisons to cross-over heavyweights like Miguel and Frank Ocean. But as URBMagazine puts it, "what sets him apart from this new breed of talents is a much fuller and developed vocal quality...sublime perfection..." Lyrically, Perry's "Simple Things" covers everything from love-gone-wrong to awkward moments, and the hum-drum of 9-to-5 day jobs. "There's a song for every situation, you can take it as the soundtrack to your life at any moment," says the LA-based singer-songwriter. Prior to releasing the LP, the MTV Buzzworthy artist's writing credits included Fat Joe's comeback single featuring Chris Brown, "Another Round." After growing a strong worldwide fanbase from YouTube and his alma mater UCLA, Jarell went on to meet and work with the likes of R&B superstar Usher, rapper Childish Gambino, and international producers Diplo and Rusko. With "Simple Things," he's looking to create a legacy even larger than his esteemed collaborators. And based on the feedback (R&B veteran critic Mark Edward Nero raves, "the future of R&B has arrived"), Jarell Perry is more than well on his way.
MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS / KRISTIN ANDREASSEN + MICHAELA ANNE
December 11 at 7:00 PM
Miss Tess is a New York City based songwriter and performing musician, who tours regularly with her band, as Miss Tess & The Talkbacks. In addition to Tess's tasty licks and prowess on her 1940s archtop guitar, the current lineup includes Will Graefe on guitar, Larry Cook on upright bass, and Matt Meyer on drums. Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and folk, Miss Tess draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own. Stemming from the truest meaning of the now overused word "Americana", the band pushes their influences into the current music scene with something totally fresh and soulfully timeless. The skilled musicianship of the quartet combined with Tess's heartfelt songwriting and powerful stage presence creates a live experience that is more interesting and engaging then most by popular musicians today. It is quality music you can't define in one sentence. Kristin Andreassen and Michaela Anne are great friends who love singing harmonies on each other's songs. In this intimate, encore performance of a recent New York duo show, they've got Alec Spiegelman backing them on a variety of glorious woodwinds. Kristin Andreassen toured with Rounder Records' stringband Uncle Earl, the "folk noir" singing trio Sometymes Why and the renowned traditional percussive dance ensemble Footworks before embarking on her solo songwriting career. Recently named the Scarlett O'Conner (of Nashville fame) of Brooklyn by Gothamist.com, Michaela Anne is an award winning country/americana singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her songs weave stories of the hardships and pleasures in life, notably influenced by her upbringing as the daughter of a Naval officer and the nomadic lifestyle that entails. Her sophomore record, Ease My Mind, is set to be released in early 2014.
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
December 11 at 9:30 PM
December 12 at 9:30 PM
Every month, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to Joe's Pub at The Public. Led by the singing tour de force Bridget Everett, "a mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler" (New York Times), the band has sold-out venues nationally and instantly developed a cult-like following with their edgy, sexed-up, punk rock cabaret. Each performance is as explosive as it is unpredictable, welcoming special guests as varied as Fred Armisen, Patti LuPone, Flea, Dan Finnerty (The Dan Band), Tonya Pinkins, Marc Shaiman, Erin Markey, Peaches, Neal Medlyn and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) while fans such as Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Cohen and Lily Taylor can be seen laughing hysterically in the audience. Imagine Freddy Mercury, Richard Pryor and Sophie Tucker had a baby, and then you might be getting close...maybe. Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments are poised to release their debut album of original music in October 2013 featuring the singles Titties, What I Gotta Do and Fuck Shit Up. Bridget Everett has been called on of the Funniest People in New York by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, At Least It's Pink, Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching, Two Broke Girls, Jeffrey Cole Casserole, Jukebox Jackie and Our Hit Parade. Bridget has appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, and The New York Comedy Festival. These two shows will be filmed.
THE LOSERS LOUNGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATING Harry Nilsson
December 12 at 7:00 PM
December 13 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
December 14 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
The Losers Lounge is back with at Joe's Pub on December 12th, 13th & 14th, 2013 with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. This performance will be at Joe's Pub for one weekend only.