Bridgett Everett & The Tender Moments and More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced this week's performances (Jan. 27 - Feb. 3), including LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY, EWALT & WALKER, Graham Reynolds & THE GOLDEN ARM TRIOFLOANNE & THE THIRD SET, Laura Cantrell, Bridget Everett, RIVER WHYLESS, NEVER SLEEP ALONE, Pauletta Washington, VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & Dana Lyn, Bridget Barkan, PAM ANN David Amram WITH THE AMIGOS BAND, CHARLOTTE MARTIN Tony Trischka, and The Civilians.
LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY: Death & Comedy
January 27 at 7:00 PM
"Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard" - Lapham's Quarterly celebrates its recent issue on DEATH and current issue on COMEDY by gathering for a single memorable night, actors from stage and screen to perform some of the greatest ruminations on life, death and laughter from writers such as Oscar Wilde, Lenny Bruce, Euripides, Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Heller. Lapham's Quarterly takes as it mission the importance of understanding history as our greatest legacy.
Bros and Dolls: EWALT & WALKER
January 27 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance / $20 at Door
The Bros are back on Monday, January 27 at 9:30pm! After their sold-out show Bromance: in Concert, Ewalt and Walker are returning to Joe's Pub and bringing all their friends with them! ForBros and Dolls: The Music of Ewalt and Walker, Kyle and Michael will debut songs from their latest musicals, The Lucky Ones and Pumped, as well as sharing old favorites from Separate, The Making of Madeline Moore, and of course, Bromance: The Dudesical. With performances by some of musical theater's biggest stars, this is a "can't miss" show for lovers of Bros, Belting, or Broadway.
Graham Reynolds & THE GOLDEN ARM TRIO
January 28 at 7:30 PM
$15 Advance; $20 at Door
Called "the quintessential modern composer" by the London Independent, Austin based composer/bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. Heard throughout the world in films, on TV, on stage and on radio from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and BBC to NPR, he recently scored "Before Midnight" starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, "Bernie" with Jack Black, and his score to the Robert Downey, Jr. feature "A Scanner Darkly" was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. This rare NYC area appearance will feature Ricky Davis on pedal steel guitar and special guest digital violinist Todd Reynolds, along with bassist Utah Hamrick and Jeremy Bruch on drums. Musical selections will be puled from his ongoing Marfa Triptych / Portraits of West Texas project, Linklater soundtracks, his latest album The Difference Engine and more.
FLOANNE AND THE THIRD SET
January 28 at 9:30 PM
Floanne is a songstress performing retro tunes with a modern twist. A refreshing blend of farm girl and urban actress, she is inspired by an eclectic range of performers and musical traditions. Known in the nightclub scene as an interpreter of French chanson and the Edith Piaf repertoire, she is backed by some of New York's top jazz improvisers. Passionate about lyrics and acoustics, Floanne is an "instrument," resonating songs with her chanteuse and coloratura sound.
Laura Cantrell: CD Release
January 29 at 7:30 PM
Laura Cantrell is a country music artist born in Nashville and based in New York City. She was the host of the long-running radio program "The Radio Thrift Shop" on WFMU. Cantrell has released four acclaimed albums: "Not The Tremblin' Kind," "When The Roses Bloom Again," "Humming By The Flowered Vine," and "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music." In 2014, she'll release "No Way There From Here," her first album of original material in eight years. The UK Telegraph calls her "impeccable ... a strong, confident, articulate woman determined to plough her own furrow - all the while reminding the country music business where it came from."
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
January 29 at 9:30 PM
** SOLD OUT **
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.
RIVER WHYLESS with Special Guest LURAY
January 30 at 7:00 PM
River Whyless is named in spirit of its ongoing love affair with the natural world. Since its formation in 2009 the band has toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows from coast to coast and into Canada. Its debut album "A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door" was recorded in the band's home studio in Asheville, NC and released in March of 2012. Its sound has been described as folk-rock, nature-pop, and baroque-folk, but in the end the members of River Whyless hope only to lend craft to their passions. Notable performances include Music on the Mountain Top, Bele Chere, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Shakori Hills, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and supporting Ben Sollee and Railroad Earth.
DR. ALEX SCHILLER: Never Sleep Alone
January 30 at 9:30 PM
$25 Singles; $30 Voyeurs
Finally, a show designed to help you hook up! Sexual evangelist and Best-Selling author 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.
Pauletta Washington: Simply Pauletta
January 31 at 7:30 PM
** SOLD OUT **
Pauletta Washington takes to the stage in a new show that uses spoken word and music to explore her experiences with the many facets of love.
VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & Dana Lyn
January 31 at 9:30 PM
$15 in Advance / $20 at Door
Vincent D'Onofrio: "My private journals read by me in a private way in order to change the world and stuff. When I read them to myself, my mind--the mind in my head--fills with music, yet I can't find the source of the music because I refuse to look around me. It is below me to look around. Around, below. Yet the music plays for you on stage, for you. I refuse it while you listen. I refuse to look around. You."
Bridget Barkan in The Love Junkie
February 1 at 7:00 PM
$12 in Advance / $15 at Door
Bridget Barkan's solo show, The Love Junkie, is the story of one woman's journey on the road to recovery from sex, love and codependency addiction. Barkan employs the voices in her head to act out the aches of her overworked heart. It's a roller coaster ride of original and cover songs, characters, comedy, spoken word, costumes, dancing and unapologetic truth. In this soulful theatrical experiment, Bridget courageously travels through time from her recent battle with relationships to the root of the problem and back, finding some answers along the way.
THE AMIGOS BAND with David Amram
February 1 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance / $18 Door
The Amigos Band performs high-energy, original Americana music blending classic country, zydeco/cajun, and jazz. With rockin' accordion solos, dare-devil harmony singing, and breathtaking matching western-wear, "the Amigos are like classic Grand Ole Opry stars, transposed into the bodies of young men" (The Time Jumpers). The Amigos' sold-out series at Jazz at Lincoln Center has been featured in the New Yorker and Time Out NY. They have appeared recently with Jim Lauderdale, The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Nellie McKay, and Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky. The Amigos are busy working on their debut full-length album, which will be released in February before they embark on a six-week international tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The Amigos first full-length album is a collection of original songs and classic American folk songs, interpreted in fresh and often surprising arrangements. This special album release concert will feature frequent Amigos collaborator and album "artistic producer," legendary NYC composer and musicianDavid Amram.
PAM ANN: Fly
February 1 at 11:30 PM
Arm the doors, cross check it's time to get out your eggs and throw them at a neighbors house, Pam Ann IS BACK so buckle the f**k up, call the LAPD swat team as the inimitable world-class air bitch, Pam Ann jets into the Joe's Pub on the 1st February with her brand new improvised based show, 'FLY'
February 2 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM
$18 Advance / $20 Door
Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world and shared stages with the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, and many others. Her music has been licensed for a plethora of television shows, including "So You Think You Can Dance," which regularly features her song "The Dance" during the show's open. Details magazine called her "a seductive performer" and "a skilled lyricist who writes with surgical precision" and Performing Songwriter praisEd Martin as "a born storyteller and affecting vocalist."
Tony Trischka: CD Release with Special Guests
February 3 at 7:00 PM
Tony Trischka will be debuting his new album for Rounder Records, Great Big World. A 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow, Tony is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world with 40 plus years as a consummate Banjo Artist and the many voices he has brought to the instrument. With his band of extraordinary musicians, more remarkable music is on offer. Tony will be joined by a very special guest!
The Civilians: Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941
February 3 at 9:30 PM
The Civilians, New York's award-winning investigative theater company, is back with "Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941." In the 1940s, Dr. George W. Henry of Cornell University interviewed over 200 people about their sex lives, intimate relationships, typically troubled childhoods, incessant bed-wettings, and psychotic aunts in one of the earliest "scientific" surveys of sexual deviancy titled "Sex Variants" published in 1941. This study, which includes 80 graphic first-person accounts and deeply intimate physical examinations, gives us an amazing archive of our early sex history--a window into an otherwise invisible world. The Civilians transforms these stories into a provocative, pansexual cabaret of monologues and songs about first times, dreamy fantasies and excessive fetishes. Dig your own skeletons out of the closet and join The Civilians as they expose the hidden truth behind the 'sex variant."
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