Nikki M. James & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
Joe's Pub this week, Oct. 21-27, will feature performances by Deb OH & THE CAVALIERS, Nikki M. James, Bebe Zahara Benet, JEAN ROHE. SWEET CRUDE / ALEXIS & THE SAMURAI, Erin Markey, THE REAL AMERICANS, RAVEN O-ICON, THE MATERIAL WORLD, BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT, Robin Spielberg, SVEN RATZKE, Martha Graham CRACKER, BAD REPUTATION VOLUME 2 CD RELEASE, and RYAN MONTBLEAU.
Deb OH & THE CAVALIERS
October 21 at 7:30 PM
Intricately epic, viscerally cerebral: Deb Oh & the Cavaliers are a powerful study in contrasts. With orchestral, piano-driven arrangements that have grown fiercer over time, this seven-piece, NYC-based band boasts a singular sound led by Deb Oh's equally singular voice - a subtle mix of soul and sheer drive. Deb Oh originally hails from Alaska, where she grew up learning classical piano and singing in choirs at a very early age, before moving to the east coast in her later childhood. Having split her life between Alaska and NYC, there is a complexity in perspective that shines through in her songwriting. With the collaboration of the Cavaliers, these songs become richly textured works, likening Deb Oh & the Cavaliers' sound to Feist and Florence and the Machine. Musical arrangements aside, Deb also stands out for the caliber of her lyrics, which stray from conventional writings and often incorporate literary and political themes - demonstrated in their single, "Primacy." Winner of Silversound's 4th Annual Band Battle, featured on Indie Shuffle, and Deli Magazine's 'Best NYC Indie Pop of 2012', Deb Oh & the Cavaliers have been playing extensively to support their debut EP, "Hieroglyphs."
Nikki M. James
October 21 at 9:30 PM
Tony Award Winner Nikki M. James will share an evening of song and personal stories. The evening will include a mix of Broadway favorites, contemporary pop and a few surprises. In addition to her award winning performance in the Book of Mormon, Ms. James has appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and will star in the upcoming movie musical Lucky Stiff.
Bebe Zahara Benet
October 22 at 7:30 PM
Following the tremendous success of CREATURE, Bebe Zahara Benet presents another Beto Sutter-produced show, VANITY, a cabaret-style show sure to bring audiences to their feet. Featuring an intimate showcase of live music, VANITY pairs original music with new interpretations of jazz standards and pop classics in a way only BeBe can deliver. Of the new show, BeBe says, "It is about taking what's old and making it new and taking what's new and making it old. It's just me with a live band and background singers. I want people to be able to experience my show all around on a smaller scale."
October 22 at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Jean Rohe and her 8-piece band present their long-anticipated album, Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, a collection of Jean's genre-defying narrative songs. Produced collaboratively with Jean's long-time artistic partner, Liam Robinson, the album is a multi-lingual travelogue, charting her lone journeys in New York, Latin America, and beyond. It bears her signature aesthetic mark--rhythmic playfulness and carefully crafted stories, delivered directly to the heart--and features creative orchestration by Jean and the band: Richie Barshay (drums), Rogério Boccato (percussion), Liam Robinson (accordion), James Shipp (vibraphone/percussion), Skye Steele (violin), Christopher Tordini (bass), and Ilusha Tsinadze (guitar). "A sure-footed young singer-songwriter" -The New York Times