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Luke Winslow King & His Band & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, features performances by LUKE WINSLOW KING & HIS BAND, Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS, THE HOT SARDINES, CARTE BLANCHE, JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, JILLETTE JOHNSON, Allen Toussaint: CD RELEASE, Spencer Day, and REBA C*NTRY! STARRING AMBER MARTINAS Reba McEntire.

LUKE WINSLOW KING & HIS BAND
September 30 at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 Door
New Orleans based. Features boy/girl harmonies, slide guitar flurries, chain gang call and response vocals, backed by sultry horns, percussive bass and washboard accompaniment. "They're one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." - American Songwriter Magazine

Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
CD RELEASE PARTY
October 1 at 9:30 PM
$22 Advance / $25 Door
Every month Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to Joe's Pub at The Public. Led by the singing tour de force Bridget Everett, "a mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler" (New York Times), the band has sold-out venues nationally and instantly 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 as varied as Fred Armisen, Patti LuPone, Flea, Dan Finnerty (The Dan Band), Tonya Pinkins, Marc Shaiman, Erin Markey, Peaches,Neal Medlyn and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) while fans such as Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Cohen and Lily Taylor can be seen laughing hysterically in the audience. Imagine Freddy Mercury, Richard Pryor and Sophie Tucker had a baby, and then you might be getting close...maybe. Tonight, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments the release their debut album Pound It.

THE HOT SARDINES
October 2 at 9:30 PM
$15
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride-piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys frontwoman whose voice recalls another era, and you have the Hot Sardines, an NYC outfit (with a tap dancer) that's been called "consistently electrifying live" (Popmatters). The Sardine sound - wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around - is steeped in the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. Pianist-bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and Paris-born singer Miz Elizabeth (who owe their collaboration to meeting via Craigslist) describe their band as "born in the 1920s, but raised in the '00s," reflecting a philosophy that hot jazz, dixieland and Tin Pan Alley tunes are all pop music, not historical artifact to be handled with kid gloves. The Sardines started 2013 headlining the TCM Classic Cruise, are slated to play the Great GoogaMooga Festival, the Spiegeltent and the Blue Note Jazz festival, and continue to turn regular haunt The Standard Hotel into a "saloon in the sky" (The Wall Street Journal).

CARTE BLANCHE
October 3 at 9:30 PM
$15
6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche keeps vintage standards white-hot with classic French, Latin and American jazz standards from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Carte Blanche has become a familiar late-night act at New York's most popular speakeasies and music venues: from Chinatown's well-hidden Apotheke to the notorious NYC staple Rockwood Music Hall, the 6-piece ensemble in white silk and sequins has gathered a following who love them for their look as much as their commitment to preserving the standards of a bygone era. Lead vocalist Cristina Kaminis gives the group a sound in the tradition of jazz greats Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lola Beltran. But as effortlessly as Kaminis transitions from classics of chanson realiste-era Paris to Brazil's sultrybossa novas, her native Mexico shines through on the bands Cuban son tracks, and the danceable, percussion-driven dance rhythms of vintage Colombian cumbia. The group has a long list of celebrity clients and has been featured in multiple prestigious media, arts and fashion events both nationally and internationally.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
October 4 at 7:30 PM
October 5 at 11:30 PM
$22
From two of the creators of the Tony award-winning In The Heights comes Freestyle Love Supreme. Freestyle Love Supreme is a stage show like no other. Five performers take the crowd on a non-stop hip hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The New York Times calls us, "Masters in the art of Freestyle rhyme." The group has performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Paramount Comedy UK and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. FLS is Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Jackson, Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan, Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, James Iglehart and Bill Sherman. Directed by Thomas Kail.

JUSTIN VIVIan Bond
October 4 at 9:30 PM
October 5 at 9:30 PM
$25
"The trans-Atlantic cabaret messiah" (Time Out London) Justin VivIan Bond returns to Joe's Pub at The Public in Mx America, an exploration of the "ways of seeing and being seen" as a patriot, a gender non-conformist and a cabaret artist in America. Mx America premiered at Joe's Pub in March to widespread acclaim. "An inventive new cabaret," hailed Theater Mania. "While making us laugh, V is also willing to laugh at V - a rare attribute in today's era of self-important performers." Read the full review here. As the singular finalist in this Mx America pageant, Mx Bond is judged in such categories as presentation, economic status, mental health, family values and talent all while creating an elegantly formidable evening of beauty and delight. This multimedia performance includes video, spoken word, and original songs from V's critically acclaimed records Dendrophile and Silver Wells. Since 2007, Justin VivIan Bond has performed over 70 shows on the Joe's Pub stage and earned a reputation as "the greatest cabaret artist of (v's) generation" (New Yorker). Through work as a performance artist, author, singer and painter, Justin has ardently challenged the gender binary and gender conformity. "My friend Billy's father once said you could tell the depth of a person's tragedy by the amount of distance between how they see themselves and how they're seen by others. As an American and as a transperson I find this hypothesis to be really interesting," said V. For more information on Justin VivIan Bond, please visit the official website.

JILLETTE JOHNSON
October 5 at 7:30 PM
$15
Jillette Johnson's Whiskey & Frosting is one of those rare and revelatory debuts where you experience a young songwriter with a highly mature sense of artistic self. The NYC-based singer-piano player wrote all the songs on the EP, and her upcoming album. The piano-based songs unfold with honeyed drama and grandeur, showcasing Johnson's soaring vocals which manage to both be comforting and spiritually rousing.

Allen Toussaint: CD RELEASE
October 6 at 12:00 PM
$30
New Orleans musicians laid the cornerstone for a large swath of American music, and Allen Toussaint is among the city's most gifted players. As a composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer, Allen has created an enduring body of work that includes local hits by Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey; songs covered by Glen Campbell, the Rolling Stones and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; national hits by Ernie K-Doe and LaBelle; and collaborations with Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, all in addition to his own recording career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in July, 2013. Songbook presents Allen Toussaint as many of his fans have longed to hear him, in an intimate solo setting, performing many of his best-loved songs. His piano playing is a marvel, with its orchestral conception and effortless New Orleans syncopation. But what comes across most strongly is the warmth of Allen's performance. The gentle Creole lilt in his voice brings a resonance and a smile to his songs, rivaling the versions he produced for others.

Spencer Day
October 6 at 7:30 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
"Day Trippin' follows one ex-Mormon (Spencer Day) on his soulful and often hilarious journey from his hopelessly unsexy hometown to the hedonistic heaven and hell of California. Along the way, Day learns that a freefall from grace can be your redemption. A musical memoir about how we use art as a means to escape, find our voice and survive, Day Trippin' features original songs from Day's brand new album The Mystery of You, along with delightfully eclectic hits by Cole Porter, Carmen Miranda, Nirvana, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and more. For anyone who has been stumbling blind down the bumpy road of love looking for the answer, here is a musical prophet supremely unqualified to give you any advice." "A lapsed Mormon with the looks and charm of a matinee idol, Day's vocals are breathy, sensual, and intimate." -Huffington Post

REBA C*NTRY! STARRING AMBER MARTIN AS Reba McEntire
September 28 at 11:59 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
In the footsteps of classic comic character monologists such as Ruth Draper, Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, the Texas-born acclaimed vocalist and performance artist, Amber Martin, once again brings her award winning chops to Joe's Pub... This time, for the premiere of Reba C*ntry! Be prepared to enjoy a mind-altering hour of meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from Amber's very own rib-cracking interpretation inspired by country music superstar, Reba McEntire. Blending Reba's greatest music hits with raunch, monologues, movement, and acid-capped comedy along with a pristine, multi-octave singing voice, Amber stars in her own serio-comic tribute to the legendary Queen of Country... Reba! (With Special Guests: Kyle Supley,Angela DiCarlo, The Pixie Harlots, Nath Ann Carrera and surprise guests!)


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