Joe's Pub Announces Rated RSO, Willie Nile, Baby Dee, 5/9-5/12


Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

MAY 9-12


Monday, May 9 at 7:00 PM; $17

Danderhauler Agamemnon Khrusty finally admits to himself and his girlfriend, Lucy that he is going to quit the family band. The confession proves untimely when the next day their father and band leader is diagnosed with aggressive tongue cancer, leaving Dan the responsibility of carrying on the family legacy. Packed with dueling cowboys, flaming vans, seduction and one angelic host, Son of a Gun is a darkly comic rock/country musical that tells the tale of this wildly eccentric Appalachian family. Music by Don and Lori Chaffer of the band Waterdeep. Book by Chris Cragin (Public Theater EWG 08) and Don Chaffer. Directed by Steve Day, Drama League Fellow and Artistic Director of Firebone Theater. Cast Includes: Justin Badger (Hair), Billy Brimblecom, Lori Fisher (Barbara's Blue Kitchen), Rebecca Hart (Struck), Jared Mason (Million Dollar Quartet), Drew McVety (Billy Elliot), Ryan Melia (PigPen Theater), with additional band members Michael Castillejos and musical director David Hahn.

Monday, May 9 at 9:30 & 11:30 PM; $15
Pace University presents Rated Rso: College Edition.
One night. Two performances. Don't miss the world premiere of Pace University presents RATED RSO: COLLEGE EDITION, featuring the talents of Pace University's Freshman BFA Musical Theater Class of 2014 and the music of Ryan Scott Oliver (Darling,35mm, Mrs. Sharp).

Also, catch a sneak peek of songs from RSO's brand new show, "Jasper in Deadland". You don't want to miss it.


Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM; $25
"Stunning...THE rock'n'roll album of 2011!" - BBC
"One of the best singer-songwriters of our time." - JAM Magazine

The New York Times called him "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album "Streets Of New York" was hailed as "a platter for the ages" by UNCUT magazine. He has been called everything from "a one-man Clash" (UNCUT) to "the next Bob Dylan" and his critically acclaimed solo albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. For more information go to


Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 PM; $15

One of entertainment's most ?amboyant musical artistes of the last decade, Baby Dee is back with a new LP, Regifted Light, on Drag City Records. the album is not merely charming, nor simply enchanting and/or deeply touching - it is also an unusually arrayed album, scattering four vocal performances among eight smartly arranged, classically focused instrumentals, creating quintessential Baby Dee in all her unconventional glory.

Baby Dee is an extraordinarily feeling talent on the keyboard, and while she can play anything put before her, her passion is for the concert grand: e Steinway D in particular, or, as she puts it, her "Rolls Royce of choice." is album was composed on a

very special Steinway D that has been living with Dee for the past few years and is as responsible as she is for the dynamic music and sounds of Regifted Light.

Can you sense that there is a story here? It's the old one about a love a?air between a woman and a piano. It all began after Baby Dee had met and played with Andrew W.K., and their mutual admiration and amazement was assured. She visited his NYC

home and played on his Steinway D concert grand piano. The sound she made at the keyboard was astonishing to both Andrew and Dee. As Andrew recalls, "They say that pianos become better when they're played by good pianists. Ever since Dee touched that piano, I swore it sounded better. She loved the piano and is one of the only people I met who could really appreciate it as an instrument and use it for all it's worth." A couple years later, Andrew found himself moving into a new place in a high-rise where the piano wouldn't ?t and could barely be lifted to the necessary height without a municipal order. He knew just where the piano should go, and soon, it was traveling west to reside in Dee's Cleveland home. It was then and there that these songs came into being.

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