John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter, Benji Hughes, Mates of State and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/30
Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, performances running today, March 18, through March 30 include: A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL & HOLLY HUNTER - PAUL LOREN - FIRST ANNUAL FEMINIST BALL - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SONIA OLLA's TIEMPO AL AIRE - MOBY DICK, PART III: THE BALLAD OF PIP - ARBOREA W/ CASSANDRA JENKINS - THE HOT SARDINES - BENJI HUGHES - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SILVIA PEREZ CRUZ & RAUL FERNANDEZ REFREE's CRUZ MIRO - FUEL FANDANGO - OUR LADY J - VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA. Details below!
Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a collaboration between Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O'Halloran. Using an array of rare nine foot grand pianos that could deliver extreme sonic low end, the duo developed the recordings in large acoustic spaces around the world. They also used traditional instrumentation including string quartet, French horn and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar-washed melodies. The artists pushed themselves to dangerous territory, resulting is seven works - landscapes of harmonic ingemination. Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, as well as Erased Tapes label comrade Peter Broderick on violin.
Wednesday & Sunday, March 19 & 23 at 7:00 PM
This evening is the first installment, or volume, of A Good Read, a no-frills reading series of classic works of prose and poetry presented by performers from all walks of the verbal arts curated by John Cameron Mitchell. Holly Hunter joins Mitchell for Volume 1, entitled Large and Startling Figures, which celebrates the classic Southern American short story.
Wednesday, March 19 at 9:30PM
Leading the new generation of soul crooners, Paul Loren sings songs that will make you move. Raised on the rich legacy of soul music, Loren is a talented songwriter and producer, who takes elements from classic R&B, Pop and Jazz, and makes them truly his own. With a dynamic and powerful stage show, Loren evokes the great Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding at their prime.
Thursday, March 20 at 7:00PM
The Feminist Press celebrates Women's History Month with the First Annual Feminist Ball featuring emcee Michaela Angela Davis and performances by Justin Vivian Bond, Brown Girls Burlesque, and more to be announced! Founded in 1970, The Feminist Press promotes voices on the margins of dominant culture and publishes feminist works from around the world. They believe that books have the power to shift culture, and create a society free of violence, sexism, homophobia, racism, cis-supremacy, classism, sizeism, ableism and other forms of dehumanization. The Feminist Press's books and programs engage, educate and entertain.
Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 PM
Dancer Sonia Olla has danced with all the big flamenco companies in Spain (Maria Pagés, Canales). Now established in New York, she will present her new show at Joe's Pub. Tiempo al Aire is a soulful performance that captures the emotion and passion of both traditional and innovative Flamenco. The piece explores new concepts while maintaining the essence and integrity of Flamenco.
Thursday, March 20 at 11:30PM
The Ballad of Pip is the middle section of a forthcoming, large-form communal theater event based on Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Scored for piano and voice, this through-composed, ambient song cycle tells the story of Pip, a young boy aboard the Pequod, who goes insane after a harrowing encounter with the indifferent infinity of the ocean. Pulling musical influence from early American folk ballads, Indian raga, and the solo piano concerts of Keith Jarrett, The Ballad of Pip is a hypnotic meditation on madness, smallness and awe.
Dave Malloy is a Brooklyn-based composer, performer and sound designer. He is the winner of two OBIE Awards, a Richard Rodgers Award and a Jonathan Larson Grant. His shows include Black Wizard / Blue Wizard; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; All Hands; Three Pianos; Beardo; Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage; The Sewers; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon.
ARBOREA W/ CASSANDRA JENKINS
Friday, March 21 at 7:00PM
Since 2005, Maine-based wife and husband avant-folk duo Arborea, Shanti and Buck Curran, have released five albums, curated two various artist compilations and performed around the world including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea's fourth album Red Planet (2011) received critical praise, making Rolling Stone's Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011, Guitar Player Magazine's Editors Top Pick, Mojo Magazine's Top Vinyl Pick, Uncut Magazine's Top 100 Albums of 2011, and Portland Phoenix's Top Ten Albums of 2011. Their last release Fortress of the Sun (April 29th, 2013) made AllMusic's 'Favorite Folk Albums of 2013', AllMusic 'Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013', Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 'Best Acoustic Albums of 2013', textura's 'Top Ten Albums of 2013', and Best Of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll.