Justin Vivian Bond & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
This week at Joe's Pub, Sept. 23-29, features ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB: Ray Charles BIRTHDAY BASH, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION, Theo Bleckmann: SONGS IN KEY OF D, JOSH ROUSE, REBELLUM CD RELEASE, JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, KENYON PHILLIPS & THE LADIES IN WAITING, and STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON.
ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB: Ray Charles BIRTHDAY BASH
September 23 at 9:30 PM
In 1962, Ray Charles made history when he brought soul music and country music together in the same album: Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music. Now, 50 years later, just in time for The Genius's 84th birthday, Joe's Pub and Album of the Month club expand the palette by adding jazz, cabaret, Broadway, folk music and bluegrass into Brother Ray's classic mix. Monday, September 23, marks the first in an ongoing series of shows celebrating the great pop and jazz albums, in which classic collections of songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and players from a wide range of styles: jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, blues. Each show will take you through a classic album from start to finish, rendered in new interpretations by contemporary artists. These performances will be by turns affectionate and irreverent, respectful and gonzo - the idea is to compliment the classic recording, not to merely "cover" it. Featuring: Nellie McKay, KT Sullivan, Allan Harris, Poor Baby Bree, Puddles Pity Party, Tony Babino, The Amigos, Lauren Fox, Matthew Saldivar,Marissa Mulder, Natalie Douglas, Nancy Harms.
SANDRA ST. VICTOR
September 24 at 9:30 PM
Sandra St. Victor celebrates her new album Oya's Daughter with a special performance at Joe's Pub. A trained opera singer, the Dallas born, Holland based singer/songwriter Sandra St. Victor has recorded with Curtis Mayfield and had her own songs recorded by everyone from Prince and Common to Chaka Kahn and Tina Turner. She has toured with Roy Ayers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ziggy Marley. Known and loved as a founding member of the ground-breaking trio The Family Stand, Sandra St. Victor has been converting fans note by note over the past two decades with her soulful and potent elixir of R&B, Rock, Gospel and Jazz. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX, St. Victor moved to New York in the early 80s to join Roy Ayers and his touring band, Ubiquity. It was not long before Sandra St. Victor found work singing and touring with everyone from Chaka Khan to FrEddie Jackson and Glenn Jones. She is a visionary and only a visionary could unite, on one stage as a touring unit Nona Hendryx of LaBelle, Joyce Kennedy of Mother's Finest, multi-Grammy Award- winner Deniece Williams, Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, Lalah Hathaway daughter of Donny Hathaway, Indira, Khan, daughter of Chaka, Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, and Leah McCrae, daughter of George & Gwen McCrae. Oya's Daughter further solidifies Sandra St. Victor as one of the most unique, exhilarating and free-spirited musical forces of her generation. Oya's Daugher is musical proof. "I still very much believe in a universal movement toward oneness, and that music, being the universal language, has to be an integral part of that motion," states Sandra St. Victor. "I'm doing what I sincerely believe to be my part."
GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION
September 24 at 11:30 PM
$25 Reserved / $35 Premium
The Grandmothers of Invention were formed in August of 2002, when four legendary former members of Frank Zappa's "The Mothers of Invention", Napoleon Murphy Brock, Roy Estrada, Bunk Gardner, and Don Preston were invited to perform the music of Frank Zappa in Leipzig, Germany. It would be the first time that these esteemed "Mothers of Invention" alumni would be getting together to rehearse and perform classic Frank Zappa material. Finally, on March 27th 2003, after 6 months of intensive rehearsals, The Grandmothers of Invention took the stage to a standing room only audience in Leipzig, Germany. This event was recorded, filmed, and released by Warner Classics in Europe, and has been broadcast and re-broadcast repeatedly on European television. Due to the overwhelming demand since then, they have performed more than 400 concert events across America, Canada and Europe, including performances in: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Wales.
Theo Bleckmann: SONGS IN THE KEY OF D
September 25 at 9:30 PM
Songs in The Key of D is vocalist Theo Bleckmann's newest project. After his recent "Hello Earth - the music of Kate Bush" which the NY Times called "of inventive instinct and assiduous musicality", Bleckmann has now written and curated a collection of songs surrounding the delicate subject of death and transcendence. After a car accident in 2012, Bleckmann was temporarily blinded and has, over the course of the past year re-gained his vision. This traumatic experience sparked his interest into songs that deal with our mortality. Songs in the key of d takes a celestial look at the inevitable journey of death through song and sound, with Bleckmann employing his electronic live wizardry, creating soundscapes of ethereal voices in his own compositions and arrangements of songs by Metallica, Henry Purcell, Hank Williams.