Luke Winslow King & His Band & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, features performances by LUKE WINSLOW KING & HIS BAND, Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS, THE HOT SARDINES, CARTE BLANCHE, JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, JILLETTE JOHNSON, Allen Toussaint: CD RELEASE, Spencer Day, and REBA C*NTRY! STARRING AMBER MARTINAS Reba McEntire.
LUKE WINSLOW KING & HIS BAND
September 30 at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 Door
New Orleans based. Features boy/girl harmonies, slide guitar flurries, chain gang call and response vocals, backed by sultry horns, percussive bass and washboard accompaniment. "They're one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." - American Songwriter Magazine
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
CD RELEASE PARTY
October 1 at 9:30 PM
$22 Advance / $25 Door
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. Tonight, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments the release their debut album Pound It.
THE HOT SARDINES
October 2 at 9:30 PM
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride-piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys frontwoman whose voice recalls another era, and you have the Hot Sardines, an NYC outfit (with a tap dancer) that's been called "consistently electrifying live" (Popmatters). The Sardine sound - wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around - is steeped in the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. Pianist-bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and Paris-born singer Miz Elizabeth (who owe their collaboration to meeting via Craigslist) describe their band as "born in the 1920s, but raised in the '00s," reflecting a philosophy that hot jazz, dixieland and Tin Pan Alley tunes are all pop music, not historical artifact to be handled with kid gloves. The Sardines started 2013 headlining the TCM Classic Cruise, are slated to play the Great GoogaMooga Festival, the Spiegeltent and the Blue Note Jazz festival, and continue to turn regular haunt The Standard Hotel into a "saloon in the sky" (The Wall Street Journal).
October 3 at 9:30 PM
6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche keeps vintage standards white-hot with classic French, Latin and American jazz standards from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Carte Blanche has become a familiar late-night act at New York's most popular speakeasies and music venues: from Chinatown's well-hidden Apotheke to the notorious NYC staple Rockwood Music Hall, the 6-piece ensemble in white silk and sequins has gathered a following who love them for their look as much as their commitment to preserving the standards of a bygone era. Lead vocalist Cristina Kaminis gives the group a sound in the tradition of jazz greats Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lola Beltran. But as effortlessly as Kaminis transitions from classics of chanson realiste-era Paris to Brazil's sultrybossa novas, her native Mexico shines through on the bands Cuban son tracks, and the danceable, percussion-driven dance rhythms of vintage Colombian cumbia. The group has a long list of celebrity clients and has been featured in multiple prestigious media, arts and fashion events both nationally and internationally.
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
October 4 at 7:30 PM
October 5 at 11:30 PM
From two of the creators of the Tony award-winning In The Heights comes Freestyle Love Supreme. Freestyle Love Supreme is a stage show like no other. Five performers take the crowd on a non-stop hip hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The New York Times calls us, "Masters in the art of Freestyle rhyme." The group has performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Paramount Comedy UK and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. FLS is Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Jackson, Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan, Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, James Iglehart and Bill Sherman. Directed by Thomas Kail.