PigPen Theatre Co., Akiko Yano Trio, Elliott Sharp and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru Nov 11
This week at Joe's Pub, tonight, November 5th through November 11th, get ready for Taylor Mac, a night with PigPen Theatre Co., Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny, Akiko Yano Trio, Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments, Alicia Jo Rabins: A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, Henry Rollins: The Long March, Toshi Reagon and BigLovely, Alice Smith, Davis Rogan, Deleon, Jack Hitt: Making Up the Truth and Elliott Sharp's Terraplane. More details below!
TAYLOR MAC: THE BE(A)ST OF TAYLOR MAC
TONIGHT at 7:00 PM
Taylor Mac's 1830s concert on Monday, Nov 5th has been changed (due to Sandy) to an updated version of his solo, "The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac", which will incorporate election eve mayhem, the Hurricane, new material, the passing of a kidney stone, and a deconstruction of the adage, "The Show Must Go On".
A NIGHT WITH PIGPEN THEATRE CO.
TONIGHT at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 Door
The explosively inventive work of the PigPen Theatre Co. features folk storytelling, puppetry, clever staging, live music, and has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike since they were introduced to the New York stage in 2010 at FringeNYC with “The Nightmare Story”. Since then, the group has gone on to become the first company in history to win FringeNYC’s highest honor for a play two years running (2010 and 2011 with “The Mountain Song”) and have produced their work off-broadway, ranked as the The Huffington Post’s #5 theatrical event of 2011. Join us at Joe's Pub for a shows with the PigPen boys features lush harmonies, banjos, accordions, guitars, drums, pianos and more to bring to life their favorite songs from the debut album "Bremen", and their off-broadway production, "The Old Man and The Old Moon".
Benjamin Walker’S FIND THE FUNNY: ELECTION SPECIAL
November 6th at 8:30PM
Benjamin Walker, the critically acclaimed star of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter presents and performs in Find the Funny – which he created and hosts. An event dedicated to providing performance opportunities to new and innovative comics, writers, musicians, and performers, Find the Funny is a monthly show that began downtown and has moved from venue to venue as it expanded and matured.
AKIKO YANO TRIO
November 7th at 7:30PM
$30 Reserved / $35 Premium
Akiko Yano is back at her favorite place in NYC, with her long time friend-vertuoso-musicians, Will Lee on bass and Chris Parker on drums. Her latest album "Akiko", produced by T-Bone Burnett is now available worldwide.
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
November 7th at 9:30PM
Bridget Everett is a singing tour de force known for her funny yet gut-wrenching, outrageous and unpredictable performance work. She’s been dubbed “Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks” by Michael Musto from the Village Voice. She has appeared frequently on Time Out New York’s annual list of top cabaret performers, ranking number one in 2010 on a list which included Alan Cumming and Elaine Stritch. Bridget has performed at Montreal’s Just for Laughs, New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival and the Adelaide International Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia. She played Lynn Chenney in Taylor Mac’s Red Tide Blooming at P.S.122, was featured in Scott Wittman's production Jukebox Jackie, and was a regular on Logo’s Jeffrey Cole Casserole. She can also be seen as Cathy in the Sex and the City movie and as Shonda in the CBS hit comedy, 2 Broke Girls.
ALICIA JO RABINS: A KADDISH FOR BERNIE MADOFF
November 8th at 7:00PM
$15 Advance / $20 Doors
A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff is a new one-woman show by Brooklyn-based poet, composer, performer, and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins about the spiritual implications of the financial collapse. Performed by Rabins on violin and voice through a range of looping pedals and processors - along with a live band - this musical essay traces a year of obsession with Bernie Madoff to investigate the intersection of mysticism and finance, the inevitability of cycles, and the true meaning of wealth. Alicia Jo Rabins is the creator, songwriter and bandleader of Girls in Trouble, an art-pop song cycle in the voices of obscure women from the Torah. Rabins tours internationally with Girls in Trouble and has released two critically acclaimed albums on Jdub Records.
Henry Rollins: THE LONG MARCH
November 8th & 10th at 9:00 PM ; November 9th at 7:00 PM
$35 on Nov. 8th / Nov. 9th & 10th
Grammy Award-winning spoken word artist and punk icon Henry Rollins will bring his The Long March tour to New York City, stopping at Joe’s Pub at The Public for five nights. Rollins’ Joe’s Pub run will kick off the third North American leg of an international tour. The Long March tour began in the UK in January and has already included over 115 shows on four continents. The Long March is filled with interesting anecdotes and Rollins’ timely commentary on the state of the nation informed by his world travels and life experience. With the first New York date just days after November 6th, Joe’s Pub audiences will have the unique privilege of hearing Rollin’s fresh and exciting commentary with the outcome of the election still on our minds. Audiences will be captivated by Rollins’ charismatic stage presence and unique perspectives on the direction we are heading in as a country.
TOSHI REAGON AND BIGLOVELY POST ELECTION SHOW NO MATTER WHAT!
November 9th at 9:30PM
Toshi Reagon has been described as "a talented, versatile singer, songwriter and musician with a profound ear for sonic Americana--from folk to funk, from blues to rock" by critic/blogger Eva Yaa Asantewaa (InfiniteBody)." Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius and many other amazing artists. Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women's History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic's Heritage Award.
NOVEMBER 9TH at Midnight
There comes a time in every artist’s life when they have to step into the spotlight on their own terms. For Janet, it was about Control. For Prince, it was about Emancipation. But for Alice Smith, it’s the art (and hard-won battle) of simply being herself. The NYC-bred singer/songwriter/producer, known for her 4-octave vocal range and stunning stage presence, made a name for herself with her critically-acclaimed 2006 debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me. Her artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves garnered a passionate following packed venues like NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Joe’s Pub. Her single “Dream” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative category. Today, Alice looks forward to finally giving her fans a hotly anticipated dose of new music. “I feel really inspired to get where I’m going musically. I'm excited to get back to work and continue examining what it is and what it takes to be a powerful woman, happy and fulfilled.” The new collection reveals the same passions of the “country at heart” singer. With notes of ‘60s pop, Burt Bacharach-style melodies and that intoxicating element of attitude, Alice’s upcoming collection has something for die-hard followers and new fans alike. Though she has always been an artist at heart, Alice is now a mother, and she’s been through some powerful experiences over the past few years. She emerges with new insights to realize through song. Still singing, of course, but today, stepping out independently, she has all the more reason to give ‘em something they can feel.