Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET.
JULIE KLAUSNER CABARET SITUATION
Tuesday-Friday, June 24-27 at 7:30PM
Comedy genius and natural redhead Julie Klausner debuts her newest show. With musical director Jon Spurney, Klausner has put together a raucous new night that will feature Klausner saying funny things, singing medleys of songs arranged to make a point or just to be pretty, plus some powerful visuals that will leave your eyes both stimulated and lubricated. Klausner will perform a slew of songs made popular by a range of artists like Hole, Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry, Alice Cooper and many more. The piece-de-resistance will be a Stephen Schwartz/Ben Folds mash-up. Jokes! Stories! Eyeliner! Popular music from eras past! Here is your evening, America!
MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN
Wednesday, June 25 at 9:30PM
Mike Daisey tackles what we don't like talking about: how our world is built on the subjugation and ownership of women, and how men perpetuate that violence every day. Rejecting simple catchphrases and rote thinking, Daisey doesn't try to speak for women-instead he interrogates his own history and choices as a way of framing a human discussion about how it could be possible to live an authentic life where we actually see one another. Gender, sex, violence, and passion mix together with dark humor as he does his best to try and tell an untellable story.
CATIE LAZARUS'S EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW
Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 PM
Ever wonder what it's like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. The New York Times has called Employee of the Month "beloved," while The New Yorker declared, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox!" Lazarus has honored and interviewed notable individuals like Wallace Shawn, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lewis Black, Robert Smigel and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Grover the Muppet.
LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV
Friday & Saturday, June 27 & 28 at 9:30 PM
Leonid Fedorov and Vladimir Volkov, of legendary Russian rock band Auktyon, present their solo material, which comes from 11 albums they recorded and released together in the past 14 years. These shows are a unique chance to experience the lyrical side of the men behind Auktyon, featuring new material as well as unorthodox takes on well-known classics. Auktyon is unlike any other, fusing art-rock to post-punk, free jazz sax squall to Latin percussion to military marching band tuba holding down the bottom. They connect with fans of everyone from Gogol Bordello to the Boredoms, Talking Heads to Pere Ubu, Ozomatli to Mr. Bungle. Their live show is high energy, kick you in the head fun; and the fact that you probably don't understand Russian is beside the point.
SHARABI FEATURING MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON, & DEEP SINGH
Friday, June 27 at 11:30 PM
Trumpeter Frank London and percussionist Deep Singh lead Sharabi, the world's first Yiddish/Punjabi Bhangra/funk/Klezmer party band, featuring singers Manu Narayan (from Bombay Dreams and The Love Guru) and Sarah Gordon (of Yiddish Princess) plus a crew of NYC's finest musicians.
London and Singh have collaborated on a number of projects, from Sharabi to the radical multimedia re-telling of Salomé to the free-groove jazz jam band Kali Krewe. Deep is NYC's most in-demand Indian percussionist. In addition to composing for film, he has worked with everyone from Falu to Sting, studied with UstadAlla Rakha and taught George Harrison. London won a Grammy with the Klezmatics, composes operas and symphonies, and has played musicians including Pink Floyd, Angelique Kidjo, Mel Tormé, Karen O, John Zorn and more.
Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 PM
The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the West Coast, DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck.
KARSH KALE - COLLECTIVE SESSIONS W/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Saturdays, June 28 & August 23 at 11:30 PM
Saturday, August 2 at Midnight
Described by Billboard Magazine as a "visionary composer and producer," Karsh Kale is one of global music's brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, performer and DJ, Kale has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. Fans and critics claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the world's most sought after fusion artists.
SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS WITH MOTHER FALCON
Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
JUNE 29 - SPECIAL GUEST: TODD REYNOLDS
Mother Falcon, the 18-piece orchestral indie band from Austin, wraps up their second Symphonic Sundays residency, which had them collaborating with a new set of artists. The ensemble's intensely beautiful live shows change people's perception of what great live music can be. Between the intricate arrangements, the wide array of instruments - several sets of strings, a vast horn section, a pedal steel guitar and even a bassoon - and the band's passionate stage presence, it's not surprising that the ensemble's music has enamored thousands across the country. This show features Todd Reynolds (June 29).
Todd Reynolds is a violinist, composer, educator and technologist. Known as a founding father of the hybrid-musician movement and a major proponent of what he calls 'present music,' he is the violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can and founder of the string quartet Ethel. Reynolds's style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation. His countless premieres and performances of everything from classical to jazz to rock have helped redefine the concert hall and underground club as undeniably and unavoidably intertwined.
FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET
Sunday, June 29 at 9:30 PM
FourPlay String Quartet defy convention and stereotyping, blurring the boundaries between styles and genres to create their own sound. They perform both their own original compositions (inspired by rock, pop, post-rock, neo-classical, jazz, klezmer, swing, folk-tronica and Hip-Hop) but also covers by artists like The Strokes, Radiohead, Charles Mingus, Robert Johnson and more. The band shot to prominence in Australia and Europe in the very late 90's as a unique musical phenomenon - an indie rock band that just happened to be a string quartet! This summer, FourPlay joins author Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell on an international tour with their collaborative work The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains. They take a break to touch down in NYC for this show, which will feature their own work.