Mike Daisey, Michael Mitnick & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week

Mike Daisey, Michael Mitnick & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, Sept. 9-15, includes performances by Mike Daisey, Michael Mitnick, VALLELY BROTHERS, WAU WAU SISTERS, LIFE IN A BLENDER, Lora Faye, BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, and NY THEREMIN SOCIETY.

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
MERCURY IS A MESSENGER WHO WILL NOT WAIT
September 9 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

Michael Mitnick
September 9 at 9:30 PM
$15

Brooklyn songwriter and playwright Michael Mitnick comes to Joe's Pub for his first public concert in 30 years. Surprise vocalists of The Great White Way join an adequate band that will have your toe tapping and your heart beating uncomfortably fast. A special concert, in-concert. Some songs are sad. One Night Only. Directed by Daniel Goldstein; including some songs written with Will Connolly, Kim Rosenstock, Simon Rich, and Massive Attack.

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
THE EMPRESS HOLDS HER CARDS CLOSE
September 10 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

VALLELY BROTHERS
September 10 at 9:30 PM
$20

Top Irish trad duo, brothers Cillian & Niall Vallely from Armagh in the north of Ireland, are joined by Scottish guitarist Alan Murray for an evening of Irish tunes and songs. Cillian is the current uilleann piper and whistle player with the band Lunasa and has performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Tim O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Riverdance. Niall is recognised as one of the leading exponents of the concertina and was a founding member of Nomos, Buille and the Karan Casey Band. He is also highly regarded as a composer and arranger of both traditional and classical music. "Cillian is a member of trad super-group Lúnasa and one of Ireland's very best uilleann pipers. Older brother Niall, who founded the group Nomos and now tours with singer Karan Casey, is one of the most original and virtuosic concertina players in the history of Irish music" -Irish America Magazine

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
THE NAKED EMPEROR IS STILL LAUGHING
September 11 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
VENUS IS A STAR WHO GETS WHAT SHE WANTS
September 12 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

WAU WAU SISTERS
September 12 at 9:30 PM
$20

New York's bravest and bawdiest cabaret duo returns to Joe's Pub to serve up a ludicrous night of chaos, burlesque, comedy, and nudity. Straddling (literally) the gap between religious and related, performance art and party, busking and burlesque The Wau Wau Sisters' take audiences on a ride which always teeters on the brink of a divine and demented disaster.

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
THE HIEROPHANT PLAYS IT LOOSE
September 13 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

LIFE IN A BLENDER
September 13 at 9:30 PM
$17

Life in a Blender is the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf's blackly comic landscapes. With its string and horn sections, Blender combines edgy rock with orchestrated chamber pop. They have brought their unique sounds and the high theatrics of their live act to stages in Berlin, Edinburgh, Austin, Toronto, Brooklyn, and Seattle. "Life in a Blender is a long-running Brooklyn institution specializing in quirkily heartfelt pop that is both surreal and thought-provoking. Lately, the endearingly absurdist musings of the lead singer, Don Rauf, have come augmented with lush arrangements. Rife with oddness, the band's work hides moments of poignancy and introspection amid the laughs." -The New Yorker

Lora Faye
September 13 at 11:30 PM
$15

Lora Faye celebrates the release of her new EP, "Waltzes," which comes on the tails of her winning the Mountain Stage NewSong Award for Songwriting this past fall. Lora Faye's "dynamic, expressive vocals, eclectic instrumentation and engaging, somewhat offbeat approach to songwriting" (Gar Ragland, Director, NewSong) are what attracted her band - a group of forceful musicians in their own right - to the project. The new album is about "the playfulness around the performance of love: gender presentation, sexuality, the language of longing and lust, the melodies of rejection and deep, dark secrets," Lora Faye says, "A waltz is a push and pull dance between two people. So there is also a metaphor built in there of 'dancing around' a core issue."

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
THE LOVERS STRUGGLE TO TAKE WHAT THEY WANT
September 14 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

Lora Faye
September 14 at 9:30 PM
$15

Lora Faye celebrates the release of her new EP, "Waltzes," which comes on the tails of her winning the Mountain Stage New Song Award for Songwriting this past fall. Lora Faye's "dynamic, expressive vocals, eclectic instrumentation and engaging, somewhat offbeat approach to songwriting" (Gar Ragland, Director, NewSong) are what attracted her band - a group of forceful musicians in their own right - to the project. The new album is about "the playfulness around the performance of love: gender presentation, sexuality, the language of longing and lust, the melodies of rejection and deep, dark secrets," Lora Faye says, "A waltz is a push and pull dance between two people. So there is also a metaphor built in there of 'dancing around' a core issue."

BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE: THE DIRTY HONEY SHAKE
September 14 at 11:30 PM
$25

Brown Girls Burlesque return to Joe's Pub with a brand new show: The Dirty Honey Shake. Featuring the brightest beauties from the burlesque galaxy. Shake off the throes of winter with Chicava HoneyChild, Essence Revealed and Miss Aurora BoobRealis to welcome Miss Viva Las Vegas 2012 - Jeez Louez, Oakland's La Chica Boom and Josephine Belle of Black Hearts Burlesque for the first BGB All-Stars Show! Chicava HoneyChild & Ricky "Dirty Red" Gordon are back with more Dirty Honey Shake! This month's special guest is San Francisco's Alota Boutte. She's stopping by on her way to Paris. BGB's Miss AuroraBoobRealis will round out the Dansuers. Dirty Red and his crew will keep the blues sultry & jazz jumpin! Hosted by the comic cool of Mike Brown. Burlesque Dansuers: Chicava HoneyChild, Alotta Boutte and Miss AuroraBoobRealis. The Band: Ricky "Dirty Red" Gordon, David Fludd, Terry Lawson and Laurence Goldman.

Mike Daisey: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON
YOUR CHARIOT AWAITS, MY SWEET
September 15 at 7:00 PM
$25

Mike Daisey returns to The Public with a breathtakingly epic theatrical event: a story told over the course of a lunar month, a new monologue every night, in 29 unique consecutive performances. Each evening stands alone as a single episode, but together they create a living theatrical novel set against the secret history of New York City - a city that is loved and loathed and larger than life. From Pentecostal church services held in IKEA showrooms to Nikola Tesla's laboratories in the Lower East Side, from the infamous Mole People's convocations deep beneath the subway lines to the hidden and terrifying plans of Robert Moses, Daisey weaves a story of ordinary magic in a most extraordinary city. Night after night he will strive like Scheherazade to tell the largest story ever attempted in the American theater.

NEW YORK THEREMIN SOCIETY PRESENTS
THE INVISIBLE FEAT. DORIT CHRYSLER, Rob Schwimmer
DUET FOR THEREMIN AND LAP STEEL
September 15 at 9:30 PM
$15

Founded by Suzanne Fiol and Dorit Chrysler, musician/composer, the NY Theremin Society launched its concert series December 2, 2005, bringing together skilled interpreters on Theremin, each presenting their solo works and joining in an experimental Theremin Orchestra. Those concert series took place at Issue Project Room and sold out regularly, featuring noted players such as Pamelia Kurstin, Dalit Warshaw, Anthony Ptak, ElizaBeth Brown, David Simons, Armen Ra and Rob Schwimmer just to name a few. The NY Theremin Society started to serve as a platform for Thereminists and Enthusiasts and its mission statement evolved; namely to exchange, inspire and educate, as well as to demonstrate the surprising variety of different approaches that this relatively young and unique instrument has to offer in the contemporary world of music. The NY Theremin Society was instrumental in the recreation of a Ten Piece Theremin Orchestra performing at the LA Disney Hall (emulating the first Theremin orchestra concert taking place at Carnegie Hall in 1930.)