This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
Upcoming Shows at Joe's Pub:
Wednesday, June 18 at 7:00 PM
Andrew Belle is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter. He released his debut album, The Ladder, in 2010 and released its follow up, Black Bear, in 2013. Andrew was presented a John Lennon Songwriting award in 2009 and is currently part of the critically acclaimed national touring group Ten Out Of Tenn.
Wednesday, June 18 at 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Ziman and Paul Brill met sharing stages with their respective bands in 2010 and soon forged a successful writing partnership for film and TV. Together, they have scored a variety of award-winning feature films and TV specials, ranging from documentaries to romantic comedies, program themes, and even a Fraggle Rock tribute compilation with Daft Punk and Animal Collective. Ziman and Brill will bring their recent work and old favorites to life at Joe's Pub accompanied by a wide range of collaborators and renowned instrumentalists doing special guest appearances.
Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 PM
Join the sassy sensations of Siren and the luscious country cool of Kings as they come together for a harmonious escape at the legendary Joe's Pub. New York nightlife all-stars Shanna Sharp, Colleen Harris and Lindsay Morgan are Siren. Called a "power diva pop trio" by BroadwayWorld.com, the ladies of Siren serve up your favorite pop tunes, belted with a country-fried charm. Robert Maril, Emily Bielagus and Stephanie Bishop are Kings. A queercore/folk/country trio based in Brooklyn, they draw inspiration from American roots music, early Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, the American Riot Grrl movement, and modern folk greats like Ani DiFranco and Indigo Girls. This show is presented by NO HOPE Productions.
Thursday, June 19 at 9:30 PM
Julian Velard's engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop has been colored richly by several stints in London, where he recorded his first two full-length albums: The Planeteer (2009) and Mr. Saturday Night (2011). On his newest release, If You Don't Like, It You Can Leave, Velard immortalizes the pain and promise of living in NYC, his birthplace and lifelong home. Velard's versatility has also earned him regular appearances on NPR, serving as musical director for Scott Simon's Wonderful Town and on musical trivia show Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg. When not performing, Velard writes songs for other artists, like U.K. pop sensation Olly Murs to the New York Knicks.
Thursday, June 19 at 11:30 PM
Cristin Milioti recently finished her role as "the mother" on CBS's hit comedy show "How I Met Your Mother", as well as starring in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street playing Jordan Belfort's (Leonardo DiCaprio's) wife, Teresa Petrillo. Before that she starred as "Girl" in the Broadway smash hit musical Once, for which Cristin won a Grammy Award and was nominated for a Tony Award for "Best Leading Actress in a Musical". This fall she will star on the new NBC comedy series "A to Z".
Friday, June 20 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
Jeffrey Steele's country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart toppers including: "Knee Deep", "Here," "My Wish," "The Cowboy In Me," "These Days", "Everyday", and the groundbreaking "What Hurts The Most," which was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2007 Grammy Awards. He has won numerous BMI Country and Pop awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critic's Choice Award for Best Original Song "I Thought I Lost You" (for Disney/Pixar's BOLT, performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta), been named one of Billboard's top 5 writers eight years in a row. Steele was featured as an artist and writer on Colt Ford's song "It's All." Steele was been named BMI Songwriter of the Year (2007 & 2003), and the NSAI Songwriter of the Year (2006, 2005 & 2003). CMA awarded him the coveted "Triple Play Award" for three No. 1 songs in a year twice (2010 and 2007).
Friday, June 20 at 11:30 PM
Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret returns to Joe's Pub after a string of sold out shows. This balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret is hosted by Martha Graham Cracker, who may be the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen. Backed by a four-piece live band, Martha Graham Cracker, hailed as "The Drag Queen King" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Motley Crue and Nina Simone, and a bit of everything in between. The cabaret has received numerous Critics' Picks in the Village Voice and Time Out New York, and was Jump Philly Magazine's Top 5 Most Exciting Musical Experiences of 2013 and has one numerous editorial awards in Philadelphia, including Best Drag Show and Best Gay Night Out in Philadelphia magazine.
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
As part of the 8th annual Make Music New York, Joe's Pub joins cultural institutions, rock clubs, public parks and more from across the five boroughs to present a wild and wonderful day of free music outdoors. The free concert will take place on Astor Place between Lafayette St and Broadway. The lineup is: Dahka Band (11:00 AM), Kiah Victoria (12Noon), Fredericks Brown (1:00 PM), Bridget Barkan (2:00 PM), Too Many Zooz (3:00 PM), Marques Toliver (4:00 PM), The Academy Blues Project (5:00 PM) and Young Old Man (6:00 PM).
Saturday, June 21 at 7 PM
Heather Maloney and Darlingside independently began their musical careers in late 2009 in Northampton, MA, crossing paths only through overlapping posters pinned up on cork boards across town and occasional side-by-side blurbs in local music rags. Buoyed by the same robust arts scene of the Pioneer Valley, both artists grew from regional headliners to nationally touring acts in a few short years. In November of 2013, Maloney and Darlingside teamed up for a tour out to the Midwest, and it did not take long for them to realize that they had stumbled upon a powerful combination. A feature in The New York Times of their cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" soon followed, and fans of both artists are now eagerly anticipating their next collaboration: a joint EP.
Saturday, June 21 at 9:30 PM
Champagne Jerry - the self-proclaimed Greatest Rapper in the World - continues to release a new single every month on champagnejerry.com, paired, like champagne and brie, with a show at Joe's Pub. Having rolled out over the course of a year, the singles comprise Champagne Jerry's forthcoming album For Real, You Guys, which will be released in July 2014. 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. Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness.
Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 PM
Reverend Billy & the Stop-Shopping Choir close out their two-month residency. In 2013, they were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad, performing in Chase Bank lobbies and New York jails and courts. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of "Big Ag" and the struggle by bees to survive is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard work and sticky sweetness. Honeybeelujah!
Reverend Billy and his singing-activists ask: What time is this? Time to party before the plague? Or is it more like the 20's between world wars? In 2014, stepping on stage amidst fire and drought, freak storms and extinction, there seems to be a strange joy in these first days of apocalypse. They seek to rededicate themselves and others to the politicizing of survival, pitting our freedom against the financiers of climate change.
Sundays, June 22-29 at 7:00 PM
JUNE 22 - SPECIAL GUEST: BRIGHT MOMENTS
JUNE 29 - SPECIAL GUEST: TODD REYNOLDS
Mother Falcon, the 18-piece orchestral indie band from Austin, returns to Joe's Pub for their second Symphonic Sundays residency, collaborating with a new set of artists. The ensemble's intensely beautiful live shows change people's perception of what great live music can be. Between the intricate arrangements, the wide array of instruments - several sets of strings, a vast horn section, a pedal steel guitar and even a bassoon - and the band's passionate stage presence, it's not surprising that the ensemble's music has enamored thousands across the country. Each show will feature a different special guest artist, including Bright Moments (June 22) and Todd Reynolds (June 29).
Bright Moments is the solo project of Kelly Pratt, brass and wind player for bands such as Beirut, Arcade Fire and David Byrne/St.Vincent. Going solo, he formed Bright Moments and by winter 2010 began recording track-by-track himself in his Brooklyn apartment. He later recruited musician friends from Beirut, Akoya Afrobeat and Spoon to help flesh out the sound and assist with the production. The result was Natives, a sprawling record that synthesized the diversity of his musical résumé and arrived in February 2012 on Luaka Bop.
Todd Reynolds is a violinist, composer, educator and technologist. Known as a founding father of the hybrid-musician movement and a major proponent of what he calls 'present music,' he is the violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can and founder of the string quartet Ethel. Reynolds's style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation. His countless premieres and performances of everything from classical to jazz to rock have helped redefine the concert hall and underground club as undeniably and unavoidably intertwined.
Sunday, June 22 at 9:30 PM
Latrell Jackson is getting married ya'll! It's time to throw a bachelor party on the set of his newest show "LATRELL!" a.k.a. "The Most Fabulous News Broadcast Known to Man!" Although Latrell is known for his outrageous and his unapologetic behavior, there is more to him than meets the eye, darling! Under those leopard print leggings and body glitter lays razor sharp social satire and political comedy. Like the love child of RuPaul and Stephen Colbert or even the grandson of Moms Mabley, Latrell has his finger on the pulse of current events and social trends. With no allegiances to political parties, ideologies or even the one and only Oprah, Latrell takes on the socio-political zeitgeist with no mercy (all while picking out wedding cakes) in this one-night-only event! Male strippers not included.
Monday, June 23 at 7:30 PM
Time for Three (Tf3) - violinist Zachary De Pue, violinist Nicolas Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer - is an American trio defing traditional genre classification happily and infectiously, with an uncommon mix of virtuosity, creativity and showmanship. The group is releasing their Universal Music Classics self-titled debut on June 24, 2014. Time for Three showcases not only the trio's melody-rich string weave but also their unique flair for collaboration. The album features tracks co-produced by Rob Moose from Bon Iver, and collaborations with Joshua Radin, Branford Marsalis, Decca's Alisa Weilerstein, Jake Shimabukuro and Lily & Madeleine.
Tf3 has released three albums, and performed at Carnegie Hall, the famed San Francisco jazz club Yoshi's, European festivals, NFL games, the Indy 500 and more. Since 2009, Tf3 has held a hugely successful residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, helping to expand the orchestra's audience with innovative outreach. Alexandra Alter of The Walt Street Journal said, "When the three musicians get together, the resulting mash-up is often equal parts spontaneity and virtuosic precision."
Monday, June 23 at 9:30PM
Tuesday-Friday, June 24-27 at 7:30PM
Comedy genius and natural redhead Julie Klausner debuts her newest show. With musical director Jon Spurney, Klausner has put together a raucous new night that will feature Klausner saying funny things, singing medleys of songs arranged to make a point or just to be pretty, plus some powerful visuals that will leave your eyes both stimulated and lubricated. Klausner will perform a slew of songs made popular by a range of artists like Hole, Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry, Alice Cooper and many more. The piece-de-resistance will be a Stephen Schwartz/Ben Folds mash-up. Jokes! Stories! Eyeliner! Popular music from eras past! Here is your evening, America!
Monday, June 23 at 11:30PM
A look into one man's obsession with movies about another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O'Connell's personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies, demonstrating how one's "inner-geek" can guide and inspire in good times and bad!
Tuesday, June 24 at 9:30 PM
Every month, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to the Pub. Led by the singing tour-de-force Bridget Everett, "a pure id on the rampage" (The New York Times), the band has sold-out venues nationally and developed a cult-like following with their edgy, sexed-up, punk rock cabaret. Each performance is as explosive as it is unpredictable, welcoming special guests like Fred Armisen, Patti LuPone, Flea, Dan Finnerty, Tonya Pinkins, Marc Shaiman, Peaches, Neal Medlyn and Jake Shears while fans such as Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Taylor can be seen laughing hysterically in the audience.
Wednesday, June 25 at 9:30PM
Mike Daisey tackles what we don't like talking about: how our world is built on the subjugation and ownership of women, and how men perpetuate that violence every day. Rejecting simple catchphrases and rote thinking, Daisey doesn't try to speak for women-instead he interrogates his own history and choices as a way of framing a human discussion about how it could be possible to live an authentic life where we actually see one another. Gender, sex, violence, and passion mix together with dark humor as he does his best to try and tell an untellable story.
Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 PM
Ever wonder what it's like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. The New York Times has called Employee of the Month "beloved," while The New Yorker declared, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox!" Lazarus has honored and interviewed notable individuals like Wallace Shawn, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lewis Black, Robert Smigel and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Grover the Muppet.