Susanna, The Losers Lounge, K'Naan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/13
Joe's Pub has announced its performance lineup, March 31- April 13. Details below!
Featuring: SUSANNA - KYRA MILLER - THE STRAY BIRDS - ROY NATHANSON & SOTTO VOCE - STORM LARGE - THE LOSERS LOUNGE - CHAMPAGNE JERRY - ISLE OF KLEZBOS - EARL DAX & FRIENDS - PUBLIC FORUM SOLO: SARAH LEWIS - CLAY VS. LEVI - PETER MULVEY W/ CAITLIN CANTY - BLACK ROCK COALITION ORCHESTRA - CINDERELLA: THE REAL TRUE STORY - ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA - EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - TAYLOR DAVIS - OSEKRE - HASSAN HAKMOUN - SCREAM ALONG W/BILLY - K'NAAN - FISHTANK ENSEMBLE and THE UNIVERSAL THUMP.
Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
Susanna is a Norwegian singer and founder of the duo Susanna and the Magical Orchestra. Active for more than a decade, she has nine albums in her various iterations. The Oslo-based artist has recently been taking great steps towards greater independence and autonomy, while increasing the range of her considerable talents as a songwriter, vocal interpreter and producer. Susanna is known for both her own songwriting, with songs such as "Believer" and her highly personal interpretations of other people's songs. She is an intensely arresting performer; holding audiences captive with her hypnotizing vocal timbre and the powerful, all-consuming sound of her band, her concerts are truly magical.
Monday, March 31 at 9:30 PM
Kyra Miller - actress, singer, hometown girl - sings from the American songbook to illustrate the classic New York story about blind ambition, fairy tales, Rabbis, baseball and electrolysis. Miller performs with Matt Ray on piano.
Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM
When The Stray Birds are onstage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. Their sound is drawn from the richness of American folk music, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their shows speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs. Raised within miles of each other in rural Pennsylvania, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first collaborated during a snowy winter in 2010, spawning their first EP, Borderland. Two years later, Charles Muench, who played upright bass on Borderland, joined as the third voice. The trio, true to form, recorded their debut full-length album by packing instruments into a station wagon and setting out to sing for an endless road of towns. The self-titled album was lauded by radio stations and listeners and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR.
Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM
Complicated Day is the new album from Roy Nathanson and Sotto Voce (Enja/Yellowbirds Records). The consummate multi-tasker, Nathanson balances an exhausting schedule as a musician and bandleader, composer and poet, educator and actor. Nathanson is always looking to expand his artistic reach and on Complicated Day, he's done it again, augmenting Sotto Voce's spoken word format with a greater emphasis on sung lyrics. Nathanson and Sotto Voce conjure an innovative compositional mix of songs, going where free jazz meets the far reaches of the human voice while remaining within classic arrangements that emulate stories of romance, reflection and hope. Complicated Day features Nathanson (alto, soprano and baritone saxophones), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Tim Kiah (bass), Jerome Harris (guitar and banjolin), Napoleon Maddox (beatbox) and Sam Bardfeld (violin).
Wednesday, April 2 at 9:30 PM
Storm Large is a singer, actor, author and playwright with unique charms and remarkable voice. Storm spent the 90s singing in various bands in and around the Bay Area, and moved to Portland, where she quickly gained a cult following. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where she lost the competition but came away with a fiercely loyal fan base. Storm debuted as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform/tour with the band and will be featured on their upcoming album. Storm has also sung with John Doe, Rufus Wainwright, George Clinton, and the Oregon and Detroit Symphonies.
THE LOSERS LOUNGE: LINDA RONSTADT vs. CARLY SIMON
Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 PM (SOLD OUT)
Friday, April 4 at 7:00 (SOLD OUT) & 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 5 at 1:00, 6:00 (SOLD OUT) & 9:00 PM (SOLD OUT)
The Losers Lounge is back at Joe's Pub with another residency of powerhouse shows dedicated to legendary musicians and artists. This installment showcases a showdown between Linda Ronstadt and Carly Simon. And of course, they will have all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge.
Thursday, April 3 at 9:30 PM
Champagne Jerry continues to roll out the hits every month! Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness. As Champagne Jerry releases singles monthly from his forthcoming album For Real, You Guys, the rapper pairs each to a show themed to that single at the legendary Joe's Pub. Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage.
Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
Isle of Klezbos, a powerhouse group that has toured from Vienna to Vancouver, celebrates the release of their new album, Isle of Klezbos: Live From Brooklyn, in their hometown of New York City. This soulful, fun-loving all-women's klezmer sextet approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. Their music features neo-traditional repertoire from rambunctious to entrancing: re-grooved rollicks, mystical melodies, hard-charging Yiddish swing, ravishing retro tango, overlooked underscore gems, late Soviet-Jewish drinking songs, and genre-defying originals. Formed by drummer/leader Eve Sicular, the band includes alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Harvard and even Japan's new music scene. Broadcast credits range from PBS to CBS Sunday Morning to The L Word, with commissions from artists such as Kiki Smith and Scissor Sisters, and musical theater projects including J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files.
Sunday, April 6 at 9:30 PM
Join downtown impresario Earl Dax as he celebrates his birthday at Joe's Pub with a cavalcade of friends and performers including Joey Arias, Phoebe Legere, Amber Martin, Nick Hallett, Max Steele and Justin Sayre.
Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM
In this Public Forum Solo event, cultural historian, curator and author of acclaimed new book, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, Sarah Lewis will deliver a talk about Frederick Douglass's seminal lecture "Pictures and Progress." Douglass's lecture argued that before any social progress is possible, we must be able to imagine what a better world could look like. Two of America's most celebrated and insightful creative talents, playwright/screenwriter José Rivera and photographer/visual artist Carrie Mae Weems-whose retrospective exhibition is currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum-will join her to discuss what lessons contemporary artists should take from Douglass's lecture, and what a better world looks like to them.
CLAY VS. LEVI: Sing in the Ring
Monday, April 7 at 9:30 PM
CLAY VS. LEVI: The Sing in the Ring is a one-night only heavyweight musician match between Clay Cook and Levi Lowrey. The Georgia natives are set to square off with 90 minutes of knockout hits featuring new music and special collaborative material.
Lowrey's following was built on strong musicianship and earnest songwriting, earning him industry honors and multiple cuts on artists' records including the Zac Brown Band's #1 hit "Colder Weather." He has toured with ZBB, Alabama, The Mavericks and Blackberry Smoke and formerly fronted alt-bluegrass outfit, Cadillac Sky, which opened on Mumford & Sons' sold-out 2010 tour.
Cook's latest album North Star debuted at #3 on iTunes singer/songwriter albums chart. He attended Berklee School of Music, where he and roommate John Mayer wrote many songs together, including the hit "Neon" from Mayer's first platinum album Room for Squares. Returning to the South, Cook became a part-time member of bands like Sugarland, Shawn Mullins and Marshall Tucker Band before making his eventual home with the Zac Brown Band.
Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 PM
Silver Ladder is an auditory shot in the arm from veteran touring songwriter Peter Mulvey. Produced by the indomitable Chuck Prophet, the album is a lean, muscular collection of tightly constructed songs, leavening Mulvey's tendency toward ruminative and yearning acoustic songs with a dose of sharp-witted, punchy rock and roll. After a turbulent stretch in his personal life left him at sea, Mulvey decided to write his way out of it. The songs came flooding out over the weeks and months, and within a year he had more than enough for a new record.