Jeremy Schonfeld, Scars on 45, et. al. Set for Joe's Pub Performances
Jeremy Schonfeld, Scars on 45 and more are set for performances this week at Joe's Pub. The full lineup includes:
Jeremy Schonfeld WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Lilli Cooper, Adam Kantor, & Morgan James
February 6 at 7:30pm
Jeremy Schonfeld will be bringing his exciting hybrid brand of rock/theatrical pianoman storytelling to the Pub for one night only! Featuring music from his just-released, highly-acclaimed new concept album "Iron & Coal", plus additional new arrangements of favorites from "Drift", "37 Notebooks", and "Blue Skies and All", this will be a night you won't want to miss! The evening will feature special guests Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Adam Kantor (Rent), and Morgan James (Godspell), plus an All-Star 'Spiderman' band featuring Jon Clancy (drums), Richard Hammond (bass), Matt Beck (guitars, keyboard), and Ben Butler (guitar). Schonfeld has contributed original music for numerous benefit concerts including Defying Inequality, Broadway in South Africa, The Pink Campaign on Broadway and Broadway for a New America, among others. He has performed at Madison Square Garden, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, BB Kings, The Public Theatre, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, the Upright Cabaret in Los Angeles and 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, as well as in Boston University’s “BU on Broadway” series.
SCARS ON 45 WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANYA MARINA
February 7 at 7:00pm
Scars on 45, a quintet from Leeds, England, combines the gentle melodic intensity of bands like Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals. Tension, often propelled by drummer Chris Durling's insistent beat, builds throughout the songs as the emotional ante rises. After years struggling to make a name in England, the band rose from obscurity when their song “Beauty’s Running Wild” was featured in an episode of CSI: New York. The band was signed to Atlantic’s Chop Shop Records label, which has been successful in getting previously unsigned bands heard through song placements in popular TV programs. Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter based in San Diego, California. Her music has primarily gained notice after being on a variety of television sitcoms and has been featured on prime time dramas including ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy', CBS's "How I Met Your Mother", MTV's "The Real World", ABC's "Castle", Showtime's "United States of Tara", CW's "Gossip Girl", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Supernatural". Her song "Satellite Heart" was featured on the New Moon soundtrack. "Satellite Heart" was released in 2009, and she performed the song at multiple venues on the nationwide 'New Moon Talent Tour'. Marina co-hosted the live MySpace broadcast of the New Moon premiere, and was highlighted in an article by CNN.com as an artist poised on The Edge of breakout success due to her involvement in the soundtrack.
HAPPY ENDING MUSIC & READING SERIES FEATURING ADAM WILSON, ELISSA SCHAPPELL, HANNAH PITTARD, & MUSICAL GUEST AMY CORREIA
February 6 at 7:00pm
The consistently sold out, Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, chosen by New York Magazine and NY Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping to "Keep downtown alive," features the most interesting storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs and personalities, and requires the readers to take one public risk, while the musicians, who perform two short sets with their original, lyric-driven music, are required to play one cover song and try to get the audience to sing along. Called the “most vital authors’ series in the city,” by Time Out NY, and known for its consistently good taste, Happy Ending has launched careers and proudly, ended none.
Adam Levy WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE MASTERSONS
February 8 at 9:30pm
Adam Levy is best known for his tenure as the featured guitarist in Norah Jones' Handsome Band. He played on her breakout 2002 disk Come Away with Me, her '04 follow-up Feels Like Home, and her latest CD Not Too Late. In his downtime between steady gigs with Jones, Levy has been onstage and/or in the studio with Rosanne Cash, Amos Lee, M. Ward, and up-and-coming Aussie artist Eran James. In addition to Levy's skills as a player, he is a gifted songwriter. He penned "In the Morning" for Jones' Feels Like Home, and other artists have recorded his songs as well. There's no doubt, though, that the best way to hear Levy's folk/pop/blues gems is straight from the source. The Mastersons formed in 2006 but have collectively spent more than a lifetime (six decades) making and performing music. Both children of musical families in Texas, they were handed instruments before they could walk. Eleanor, a cracker-jack violin. Chris, a guitar. The universe so picking their fates that 20 odd years later, backstage at a festival, lighting would strike. They were fans of each other's music before they were anything else. For two youngsters, the list of artists they’ve performed with is staggering: Steve Earle, Son Volt, Diana Ross, Regina Spector, Angus and Julia Stone, Allison Moorer, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Shooter Jennings, Hank Williams III, Bobby Bare Jr. and Jack Ingram. That’s just getting started.
DARRELL SCOTT WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANA EGGE
February 9 at 7:00pm
$15 Advance / $18 Door
Much of the commentary about Darrell Scott’s career has focused on the songs he’s written that have been recorded by famous names and voices – those known in music industry parlance as “artists.” But then there’s the actual word artist, whose definition has nothing to do with radio hits and red carpets. We refer of course to those who create artifacts of aesthetic and intellectual contemplation and wonder, built from experience, skill, reflection and emotional intent. That’s an artist. And that, at the end of the day, is Darrell Scott. This is made abundantly clear on A Crooked Road, Scott’s sixth solo studio album. Recorded at home and entirely performed by Scott on a variety of instruments, A Crooked Road falls somewhere between a carefully crafted memoir and an arresting breach of privacy.
WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY OR HOW I STARTED THE IRAQ WAR
February 9 at 9:30pm
Only a boisterous, irreverent musical comedy with singing and dancing CIA agents could tell the true story of how we started the Iraq War. Prissy pundits, bickering bureaucrats and a dissolute defector get medals for their supporting roles. Our story follows three main characters, an amalgam of people real and fictional, from 2001 - 2003. Richart, an ambitious German junior secret agent catches a prize defector who will become the CIA source on WMD. Nelson, a CIA analyst in Langley, can't get anyone to see the flaws in the story. The third character is journalist David Kay, who declared mistakenly on NBC that mobile germ labs had been found in Iraq, and was rewarded with a special assignment from George Tenet himself. This is the story behind the story, the one you never really heard, told with humor, music, and good old fashioned show biz panache. The show will feature Jesse Swenson (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family), Nehal Joshi (Les Miserables, Falling for Eve), Brandon Espinoza (Gypsy, Big), Alyssa Fox (Wicked - San Francisco), Matthew Myers (JC Superstar Natl Tour - original DC cast "best actor" dc theater scene), Harry Winter (Gigi Natl Tour - original DC cast), Claire Neumann, Tessa Faye & Olli Haaskivi.