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Sasha Siem, Vagabond Opera and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 7/28

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, July 22-28, the lineup will feature: Sasha Siem, Mike Brun and Rachel Brotman, CMA Songwriter Series, Toninho Horta, Rael, Simon Townshend, Ian Thomas, David Raleigh, Timur and the Dime Museum, JD Walter and Vagabond Opera. Details below!

SASHA SIEM

Most of the Boys

July 22 at 7:00 PM

$15

Sasha Siem's debut album "Most of the Boys" released in July 2013 presents an adventure to the frontiers of song and psyche. It creates a unique soundworld influenced as much by classical composers György Kurtág and Claude Vivier as by pioneering singer-songwriters Tom Waits, Björk and Joanna Newsom. The songs combine raw and playful lyrics with intricately crafted accompaniments and have been described as "brilliantly off-kilter" (For Folk's Sake) and "quirky and unique genius" (A Cultured Lad). CBS has hailed her as a "talent to watch."

MIKE BRUN & RACHEL BROTMAN

An Evening with Singer-Songwriters

July 22 at 9:30 PM

$12

Composer-crooners Mike Brun and Rachel Brotman split the stage for a night of genre-defying yet accessible music. One-time bandmates when they lived in New Orleans, they now pursue their individual music careers with mutual admiration. Mike Brun is a Brooklyn-based composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist known for the variety and depth of his projects and his rich vocal work and hypnotic songs. He is a member of Shaina Taub Trio, for which he has also directed and edited three music videos in conjunction with their EP. Rachel Brotman is a singer, songwriter and pianist born and raised in Manhattan. After many years living and performing in New Orleans Brotman is back in NYC debuting her most recent project as a bandleader, bringing her soulful, tightly woven compositions and arrangements.

CMA SONGWRITER SERIES

July 23 at 6:30 & 9:30 PM

July 24 at 6:30 & 9:30 PM

$35 Reserved / $40 VIP

Joe's Pub and the Country Music Association are proud to announce the continuation of the successful CMA (Country Music Association) Songwriter Series with some of Nashville's finest songwriters. Bob DiPiero will return as host. CMA Songwriters Series is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GAC. Featuring Brett Eldredge, Steve Wariner and Tia Sillers.

TONINHO HORTA TRIO

Presented in association with Brasil SummerFest

July 25 at 7:30 PM

$20

His intricate compositions and original guitar playing have influenced a generation of musicians in Brazil and North America. Pat Metheny, who considers him to be "one of the world's great 'composers' on nylon-string guitar (named violão in Brazil)", comments, "He (Toninho) plays such great voicings with such a cool time feel... In short, Toninho Horta is an incredible musician, the rare guitarist who understands harmony in its most intimate ways..." Pat's strong admiration for Toninho's music can be heard on many of his own compositions.

RAEL

Presented in association with Brasil SummerFest

July 25 at 9:30 PM

$15

Rael is a singer of rap Brazilian and MPB. He has travelled three times on tours to Canada and also performed in France. In 2011, he performed with Emicida at Coachella Festival. In March of this year, he launched his new album, "Ainda Bem que Eu Segui as Batidas do Meu Coração" (I'm so glad I've Followed the Beats of My Heart).

SIMON TOWNSHEND

July 26 at 7:00 PM

$25

**Watch video from Simon Townshend's previous sold out appearance at Joe's Pub!**

Simon Townshend is straight from the lineage of one of British music's most famous families. Writing, recording and performing since the age of nine, Simon balances his solo career with guitar duties alongside elder brother Pete Townshend in The Who. Simon has also performed with numerous other acts including Pearl Jam, Dave Grohl and Jeff Beck to name a few. For 2012, he's back with his best and most impactful solo recording to date, Looking Out Looking In, which London's Daily Express rated 5/5, calling it "utterly compelling."

IAN THOMAS

July 26 at 9:30 PM

$20 Adv / $25 Door

Since his first top 40 Billboard hit "Painted Ladies" in 1974, Ian Thomas went on to became a fixture on radio. His skill as a songwriter has been acknowledged by some of the biggest names in rock and pop. A partial list of those who have recorded and had hits with Ian's songs include America (Right Before Your Eyes), Santana (Hold On), Chicago (Chains), Bon Jovi (Stringing A Line), and many more. Ian's new album "Little Dreams" hits the street onJuly 30.

David Raleigh

Just for Kicks! With Special Guests Rhonda Ross & Natalie Douglas

July 27 at 7:30 PM

$20 Adv / $25 Door

New York City singer, songwriter, piano player and bon vivant David Raleigh launches his 2013 Kickstarter campaign to benefit the recording of his new album. Joined by illustrious guests including Rhonda Ross and Natalie Douglass this concert promises to a fun evening! With a VIP after party to follow, this is a night not to be missed!

TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM

With Special Guest Mira Stroika

July 27 at 9:30 PM

$20

Based in Los Angeles, dark glam post-punk band Timur and the Dime Museum creates a rich amalgam of sounds with fierce intensity and theatricality. Led by the rising opera singer Timur Bekbosunov, the band appeared on the prestigious ALOUD series; America's Got Talent; and opened for Tiger Lilies and The Red Paintings. T&DM premiered operas "Zoophilic Follies" by Daniel Corral at Redcat Theater's NOW festival, and "Crescent City" by Anne LeBaron and the Industry LA. The band made their NYC debut as part of the Prototype Festival 2013 at HERE.

JD WALTER

July 28 at 7:30 PM

$15

A purist and an innovator, JD Walter is a jazz singer's singer. Cited as a cross between Bobby McFerrin and Kurt Elling - who named Walter one of his favorite vocalists - Walter is known for his virtuosic instrumental approach to his voice and dynamic use of electronics and looping. He just released One Step Away, his seventh leader release. He's performed around the world with artists including Mark Murphy, Billy Hart and Dave Liebman and at venues including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz Standard and Joe's Pub. We're happy to welcome him back.

VAGABOND OPERA

July 28 at 9:30 PM

$15

The six piece, Portland, OR based music ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as "a band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic." Featuring four singers (two operatically trained) two cellos, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, double bass and drums, the Bohemian neo-cabaret gypsy rock ensemble plays a combination of cabaret, burlesque, tango, Balkan beats, Klezmer, rock, Arab music, Parisian hot jazz, and, yes, opera that'll leave your head spinning. The ensemble sings in 15 languages and mixes their genre-defying original tunes with covers made famous by such artists as Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Raymond Scott, and Edith Piaf - all performed with theatrics, flair and an old world mood. Vagabond Opera is at the vanguard of a growing popularity in the Neo-cabaret phenomenon, and through their theatrical performances and eclectic repertoire bring the eclectic artistic spirit of Portland, OR to the world. The May 2009 release of The Zeitgeist Beckons marks their third full-length album.

For tickets, go online at joespub.com or call 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC Joe's Pub at The Public is one of New York City's most celebrated venues for emerging and established performance artists. Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually. The diverse roster of programming featured at Joe's Pub includes top performers from Broadway, cabaret, dance, world, singer-songwriter, jazz, country and indie genres as well as New York Voices, its commissioning initiative, today's rising stars and GRAMMY Award winners. Joe's Pub also collaborates with other Public Theater programs to present events such as the Under the Radar Incoming series and the Public Forum lecture and debate series. The New York Times has praised Joe's Pub as at the "nexus" of "a downtown axis of clubs whose performers gleefully fuzz the boundaries between old and new, and between pop, rock, jazz, rhythm-and-blues, swing, country, world music and performance art." Its elegant neoclassical design, intimate atmosphere, and superior acoustics have consistently landed the venue on annual Best of New York lists. A top-to-bottom renovation was completed in 2011, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. http://www.joespub.com/; @joespub

ABOUT The Public Theater AT ASTOR PLACE: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater's year-round activities. www.publictheater.org

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