Joe's Pub Announces Our Hit Parade, Lindsay Mendez & The Marco Paguia Trio & More
Joe's Pub announces their line-up from August 25th to the 28th. Performances include Our Hit Parade, Lindsay Mendez & The Marco Paguia Trio, The Gay Agenda, and Banana Bag & Bodice. Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street.
On Wednesday, August 25th, at 9:30PM, Our Hit Parade performs. Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. The show is inspired by the musical sketch series "Your Hit Parade" that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage. Tickets are $20.
Lindsay Mendez and the Marco Paguia Trio perform on Thursday, August 26th, a 7:30PM. Mendez is on vocals while Paguis plays piano with Pete Donovan plays bass and Dave Ratajczak plays drums. Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia met on the Broadway production of Everyday Rapture in 2010, and while working, discovered a mutual love and passion for jazz, which they decided to turn into a musical collaboration.
Lindsay and Marco's mission is to put a contemporary jazz spin on the music of the singers and songwriters that inspire them. Their evening of music will feature songs by (or made famous by) Alexi Murdoch, Alicia Keys, The Beatles, Björk, Dinah Washington,Fiona Apple, George Gershwin, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Martin Sexton, Nina Simone, Peter Gabriel, The Police, and Stevie Wonder, among others. This evening of classic and creative music-making by some of New York's finest musicians will definitely be a night to remember that makes people hear their favorite songs in an entirely new way. Tickets are $20.
The Gay Agenda conquers Joe's next at 9:30PM. The Gay Agenda is a semi-favorite-two-man-musical-theatre-post-punk-band. Micah and Nicholas, two harmonizing homos with their ears perked for the latest sounds in the cutting edge world of musical theatre, concoct mangled love ballads and disjointed show stoppers to delight the twisted, sentimental show queen in all of us. The Gay Agenda has a single goal: Complete and utter world queerification through showtunes. They are directed by Josh Hecht. Tickets are $15.
On Saturday, August 28th at 11:30PM, Banana Bag and Bodice does Beowulf- A Thousand Years of Baggage. After a successful smash-hit run in April, 2009 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City, and multiple gigs at Lower East Side music venues, Banana Bag & Bodice brings their award-winning epic SongPlay to Joe's Pub.
Digging into the roots of the original epic poem, this re-imagined version of Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage hearkens back to the raw and rowdy style of storytelling in the old Scandinavian mead halls - with a passion for fierce poetry and a pint of thick beer.
Monsters and professors collide in blood-soaked Scandinavia as this hefty poem is rescued from 1,000 years of analysis and transformed into a defiantly raucous dissertation on art and violence. With an 7-piece band including dueling trombones, bass clarinet, accordion and saw, Beowulf combines Weillian cabaret, 40's jazz harmony, indie rock, punk, electronica and Romantic lieder into a cacophonous swirl. Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door.
Tickets for performances and events at Joe's Pub can be purchase online at www.joespub.com, over the phone at (212) 967-7555, or in person at Public Theater box office from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the Joe's Pub box office from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., both located at 425 Lafayette St.
For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; patrons must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.