Tori Scott, Ben Ottewell & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, Oct. 7-13, features performances by BEN OTTEWELL, TORI SCOTT, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL, PHILIPPE QUINT AND LILY MAISKY, PARKINGTON SISTERS, CAROLINE ROSE, NEVER SLEEP ALONE, JOSH JOPLIN, NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS, and PATRIZIO BUANNE.
BEN OTTEWELL (OF GOMEZ)
October 7 at 7:30 PM
Ben Ottewell, one of several singer/songwriters in the successful British rock band Gomez, will release his first solo album, "Shapes & Shadows," via ATO Records on February 15, 2011. The nine tracks on "Shapes & Shadows" were co-produced by Ottewell and Will Golden and mixed by Tom Biller (Liars, Warpaint, Karen O) at The Chalet in Los Angeles. "Shapes & Shadows" will be available on CD and in MP3 or FLAC digital formats, and is available individually or bundled with an exclusive t-shirt and a five-track digital EP containing acoustic versions of four of the songs from the album plus a special cover song. This EP will be available to download on the album's release date. All pre-orders of "Shapes & Shadows" will also receive the track "Lightbulbs" as a free MP3 download at the time of purchase. Pre-order and album and stream "Lightbulbs" now at http://www.benottewell.com/.
TORI SCOTT: I'LL REGRET THIS TOMORROW
October 7 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott, a Garland for the Grindr era, returns to Joe's Pub for another evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories. As a singer, she's graced the stages of 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; as an actress, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's "Cathouse: The Musical"; as a woman, she strives every day in every way to be a consummate lady and sometimes wonders if she actually still has a liver or not. If you missed her previous packed shows at the Pub, all is forgiven; just get a ticket, get a drink, and let Tori belt your troubles away.
DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL
October 9 - 12 at 7:00 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
After a decade of successfully presenting dance on NYC's 'best tiny stage', DANCENOW is honored to be a part of the 15th Anniversary celebration of Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, which will kick off with the 2013 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Noted for its adventurous short takes format, the annual DANCENOW festival features some of the most exciting and innovative dance makers in a multi-artist cabaret style showcase each fall. The 2013 Festival lineup includes 40 artists/companies over four evenings, Wednesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 12. The festival's encore performance will be presented on Saturday, October 19. All performances are at 7:00pm. This season, all festival participants will take the DANCENOW Challenge, which asks artists to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of Joe's Pub. Each evening audience members will be asked to vote for the work that best meets this challenge. The winners, four in total, will receive a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, the top ten works selected over the four shows will be presented at the encore performance on October 19. At the completion of the festival DANCENOW's producers and advisors will select one artist whose work overall best meets the DANCENOW challenge. The winner will receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Pennsylvania.
VIOLINIST PHILIPPE QUINT AND PIANIST LILY MAISKY
MUSIC FROM NEW ALBUM "OPERA BREVE"
October 9 at 9:30 PM
Philippe Quint, "a violinist of uncommon brilliance and flair" (The Strad), and pianist Lily Maisky, "a true musician" (Die Welt) join forces to bring a live performance of music from their new album, Opera Breve, to Joe's Pub. Opera Breve celebrates opera's most beautiful and memorable songs and arias and includes selections from Porgy and Bess, The Barber of Seville, L'elisir d'amore, Orpheus and Eurydice, Samson and Delilah, and more. Enjoy an evening of sparkling musicianship matched by Philippe Quint's irrepressible charisma on stage. Philippe Quint is a multi-faceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to several Grammy nominations for his albums, performances with major orchestras throughout the world at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, a leading role in a major independent film called Downtown Express, and explorations of tango with his band The Quint Quintet. Lily Maisky has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and is featured on several Deutsche Grammophon and EMI albums. She frequently plays chamber music with her father, the celebrated cellist Mischa Maisky.
With Special Guests Tall Tall Trees
October 10 at 9:30 PM
From Wellfleet Massachusetts, a town of crashing waves, gnarled pine trees, and the only town clock in the world that still rings ship's time, step the Parkington Sisters. Like their hometown surroundings, they have "a collective magic -- part chemistry, part alchemy, and entirely mysterious." The four sisters emerge from a lineage of musicians, each a songwriter and dynamic multi-instrumentalist: Rose plays piano, guitar and accordion, Ariel and Sarah play violin and viola, and Nora plays violin and percussion. They have a magnetic stage presence and can feel at home in front of a rock crowd at the House of Blues, but just as easily adapt to the sophistication of Symphony Hall. With incomparable vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements, their music is at once timeless and fresh. 2012 has brought many opportunities for the Parkingtons. In October, they joined Dispatch on their "Circles Around the Sun" reunion East Coast tour. They have toured extensively across the US, Canada and Europe with the Dropkick Murphys, opened for Mavis Staples at Symphony Hall in Boston, performed at the 2011 Bonnaroo festival, and even shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen. They have performed on records for State Radio, Dropkick Murphys, Dub Trio, Sonya Kitchell, The Spring Standards, Mieka Pauley and The Horrible Crowes (The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon). The sisters are currently recording their follow-up album, which will be released in early 2013. Their 2011 debut album "Till Voices Wake Us" was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios and Studio G in New York City. The collection of songs explores the darkness but also the hope of each new day, the light in September, the geese flying north, the deer dead on the highway, the struggle to move beyond. The album was selected by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the top essential albums of 2011.