Drew Gasparini, Jeff LeBlanc & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
July 29 at 7:30 PM
Adam Matta is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist from New York City, whose musical style fuses elements of hip-hop, house, rock electronic, jazz, contemporary and Middle Eastern music, sometimes all in the same composition. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Akim Funk Buddha and Karsh Kale, and has appeared on NPR, WBAI, PBS, CUNY-TV, Showtime and WNYE. He was featured on The Carolina Chocolate Drops' Grammy-nominated Leaving Eden, in 2013, and with the Drops on The Hunger Games soundtrack. He is celebrating the release of new album, Gyroscope.
July 29 at 9:30 PM
Following the acclaimed release of his debut music theatre album in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, Drew Gasparini returns to Joe's Pub with highlights from "I Could Use a Drink." Featuring the usual suspects as well as fresh faces to Gasparini's work, the concert will feature works from Make Me Bad, Circles, Crazy Just Like Me, as well as a host of new material that will debut on July 29, 2013. "I Could Use a Drink" spent four weeks inside the iTunes top 100 Pop Albums, has received outstanding reviews in Australia and the UK.
July 30 at 7:00 PM
Sirius/XM "Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year" nominee Jeff LeBlanc returns to Joe's Pub; this time to debut his long-awaited new album "My Own Way There"! Soon after his graduation from Sacred Heart University, his first single, "Until We Get It Right" entered into the rotation of Sirius/XM's The Coffee House, giving him enough exposure to headline a 60-date college tour where he was praised as "the new John Mayer." His sophomore effort, "Worth Holding On To," was self-released in 2011 and gained national attention by quickly rising to #3 on the iTunes Top 200 Singer/Songwriter Chart. The enthusiasm for the record and his frequent touring landed him support slots for household names like the Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Matt Nathanson and Chris Isaak as well as rising stars such as Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and Eric Hutchinson.
DYLAN RYAN SAND
July 30 at 9:30 PM
Featuring his volatile and dramatic trio Sand, Sky Bleached is Dylan Ryan's debut album under his own name, but the insistently exploratory Los Angeles-based drummer and composer isn't making a first impression. Ryan is bandstand veteran who's spent the past decade collaborating with an array of galvanizing musicians across a wide array of creative rock, jazz and alternative scenes in Chicago and Los Angeles. His last trip east was highlighted by a much lauded Winter Jazz Festival performance. Sand features Timothy Young, one of the busiest and most versatile guitarist's in Los Angeles. Recently Young has performed with the likes of David Sylvian, Rebecca Pidgeon, John Zorn, Beck, and Fiona Apple.
With Special Guest Darlingside
July 31 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.---Under one roof in New England's Pioneer Valley, Darlingside came together with five songwriters, a mandolin, a cello and violin, guitars and drums, a chorus of voices, and a van named Chauncey. Holed up in their home between a cornfield and the Connecticut River, they forged a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music. The band recently released their debut full-length album 'Pilot Machines' and are currently shaking rafters along the eastern seaboard with their vibrant live shows.
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
With Special Guest Dave Hill
July 31 at 9:30 PM
$22 Advance / $25 At the Door
Every month Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to Joe's Pub. 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. 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. Bridget has been called one of the Funniest People in New York by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, 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. @bridgeteverett
August 1 at 7:30 PM
Susan's newest project contains twelve songs on the subject matter of farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides. Werner grew up on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where her parents still farm-and in "Hayseed", she returns to the language and characters she knows best. She will tour with two sidemen and an array of farm props. The CD is slated for release Spring 2013.
ALASDAIR ROBERTS & FRIENDS
August 1 at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 At the Door
Alasdair Roberts has been based in Glasgow for the past ten years. His first releases consisted of home-made four-track recordings of his songs under the name Appendix Out. Appendix Out went on to release three albums on the Drag City label: "The Rye Bears a Poison" (1997), Daylight Saving (1999) and The Night Is Advancing (2001) with an ever-changing band line-up. Around the time of The Night Is Advancing, Alasdair was gradually becoming more and more immersed in the traditional song and balladry of the British Isles, resulting in the first release under his own name, the solo guitar-and-voice album of traditional songs The Crook of My Arm.