Tori Scott, Ben Ottewell & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, Oct. 7-13, features performances by BEN OTTEWELL, TORI SCOTT, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL, PHILIPPE QUINT AND LILY MAISKY, PARKINGTON SISTERS, CAROLINE ROSE, NEVER SLEEP ALONE, JOSH JOPLIN, NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS, and PATRIZIO BUANNE.
BEN OTTEWELL (OF GOMEZ)
October 7 at 7:30 PM
Ben Ottewell, one of several singer/songwriters in the successful British rock band Gomez, will release his first solo album, "Shapes & Shadows," via ATO Records on February 15, 2011. The nine tracks on "Shapes & Shadows" were co-produced by Ottewell and Will Golden and mixed by Tom Biller (Liars, Warpaint, Karen O) at The Chalet in Los Angeles. "Shapes & Shadows" will be available on CD and in MP3 or FLAC digital formats, and is available individually or bundled with an exclusive t-shirt and a five-track digital EP containing acoustic versions of four of the songs from the album plus a special cover song. This EP will be available to download on the album's release date. All pre-orders of "Shapes & Shadows" will also receive the track "Lightbulbs" as a free MP3 download at the time of purchase. Pre-order and album and stream "Lightbulbs" now at http://www.benottewell.com/.
TORI SCOTT: I'LL REGRET THIS TOMORROW
October 7 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott, a Garland for the Grindr era, returns to Joe's Pub for another evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories. As a singer, she's graced the stages of 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; as an actress, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's "Cathouse: The Musical"; as a woman, she strives every day in every way to be a consummate lady and sometimes wonders if she actually still has a liver or not. If you missed her previous packed shows at the Pub, all is forgiven; just get a ticket, get a drink, and let Tori belt your troubles away.
DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL
October 9 - 12 at 7:00 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
After a decade of successfully presenting dance on NYC's 'best tiny stage', DANCENOW is honored to be a part of the 15th Anniversary celebration of Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, which will kick off with the 2013 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Noted for its adventurous short takes format, the annual DANCENOW festival features some of the most exciting and innovative dance makers in a multi-artist cabaret style showcase each fall. The 2013 Festival lineup includes 40 artists/companies over four evenings, Wednesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 12. The festival's encore performance will be presented on Saturday, October 19. All performances are at 7:00pm. This season, all festival participants will take the DANCENOW Challenge, which asks artists to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of Joe's Pub. Each evening audience members will be asked to vote for the work that best meets this challenge. The winners, four in total, will receive a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, the top ten works selected over the four shows will be presented at the encore performance on October 19. At the completion of the festival DANCENOW's producers and advisors will select one artist whose work overall best meets the DANCENOW challenge. The winner will receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Pennsylvania.
VIOLINIST PHILIPPE QUINT AND PIANIST LILY MAISKY
MUSIC FROM NEW ALBUM "OPERA BREVE"
October 9 at 9:30 PM
Philippe Quint, "a violinist of uncommon brilliance and flair" (The Strad), and pianist Lily Maisky, "a true musician" (Die Welt) join forces to bring a live performance of music from their new album, Opera Breve, to Joe's Pub. Opera Breve celebrates opera's most beautiful and memorable songs and arias and includes selections from Porgy and Bess, The Barber of Seville, L'elisir d'amore, Orpheus and Eurydice, Samson and Delilah, and more. Enjoy an evening of sparkling musicianship matched by Philippe Quint's irrepressible charisma on stage. Philippe Quint is a multi-faceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to several Grammy nominations for his albums, performances with major orchestras throughout the world at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, a leading role in a major independent film called Downtown Express, and explorations of tango with his band The Quint Quintet. Lily Maisky has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and is featured on several Deutsche Grammophon and EMI albums. She frequently plays chamber music with her father, the celebrated cellist Mischa Maisky.
With Special Guests Tall Tall Trees
October 10 at 9:30 PM
From Wellfleet Massachusetts, a town of crashing waves, gnarled pine trees, and the only town clock in the world that still rings ship's time, step the Parkington Sisters. Like their hometown surroundings, they have "a collective magic -- part chemistry, part alchemy, and entirely mysterious." The four sisters emerge from a lineage of musicians, each a songwriter and dynamic multi-instrumentalist: Rose plays piano, guitar and accordion, Ariel and Sarah play violin and viola, and Nora plays violin and percussion. They have a magnetic stage presence and can feel at home in front of a rock crowd at the House of Blues, but just as easily adapt to the sophistication of Symphony Hall. With incomparable vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements, their music is at once timeless and fresh. 2012 has brought many opportunities for the Parkingtons. In October, they joined Dispatch on their "Circles Around the Sun" reunion East Coast tour. They have toured extensively across the US, Canada and Europe with the Dropkick Murphys, opened for Mavis Staples at Symphony Hall in Boston, performed at the 2011 Bonnaroo festival, and even shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen. They have performed on records for State Radio, Dropkick Murphys, Dub Trio, Sonya Kitchell, The Spring Standards, Mieka Pauley and The Horrible Crowes (The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon). The sisters are currently recording their follow-up album, which will be released in early 2013. Their 2011 debut album "Till Voices Wake Us" was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios and Studio G in New York City. The collection of songs explores the darkness but also the hope of each new day, the light in September, the geese flying north, the deer dead on the highway, the struggle to move beyond. The album was selected by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the top essential albums of 2011.
October 11 at 9:30 PM
After setting out on a drive that turned into a near-endless journey crisscrossing the back roads of Middle America, Caroline Rose returned back east with books full of stories and poems that would become the songs of America Religious, a record that delves neck-deep in topics most people wouldn't dare to discuss at the dinner table. From politics to religion, heartbreaking sadness to seemingly endless joy, Caroline Rose traverses a path paved by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, John Lee Hooker, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. "AMAZING...Delivery is uncanny - It sounds like she's been smokin' Camels and drinkin' Jack for 40 years." -David Dalton, Founding Editor of Rolling Stone
NEVER SLEEP ALONE
October 11 at 11:30 PM
$25 Singles / $30 Voyeurs
Finally, a show designed to help you hook up! Sexual evangelist and Best-Selling author Dr. Alex Schiller brings the hot, the single and the curious together for a night of delirious laughter, awesome music and socio-sensual interaction. Dr. Alex insists that her audience be filled with the sexy and seeking. And she suggests you put your table/seat number, stats and sexual preference in the comments section below. Only sit it the "Singles" section if you are SINGLE and willing to interact with strangers! "Singles" mix in the front and become active participants in the show. "Voyeurs" watch from the back as the provocative and irreverent Dr. Alex dispenses sex advice from her new book, "Never Sleep Alone", and leads her audience through a wildly entertaining evening. Willing singles are invited to join Dr. Alex on stage for free champagne, blind dates and interactive demonstrations. The night continues at an exclusive after-party and the secret location is announced at curtain call. "Single straight males should sit with single straight females, hot gays with hot gays, older rich men with younger drunk women- Why sit with people you find sexually irrelevant?" ?- Dr. Alex. If you are interested in participating in a live, on-stage date or demonstration at the show, or would like to share your opinions on dating/sex (anonymous letters welcome) with the audience, then please send your request to NSAshow@gmail.com "Dr. Schiller is darn good at what she does." - The New York Times
October 12 at 9:30 PM
In 2011 Josh Joplin's song "Blue Skies Again" was recorded and produced by Grammy-winning Black Key, Dan Auerbach as a single for the critically acclaimed neo-country singer Jessica's Lea Mayfield's major label debut, Tell Me on Nonesuch. The song was praised by Pitchfork "...simple, infectious chorus make it a standout", and was chosen as the "Song Of The Week" for iTunes with over 500,000 downloads. Esquire Magazine hailed it as the "summer song every man should listen to." Josh Joplin who has recorded over twelve albums including Useful Music (Artemis Record) which featured "Camera One" (produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads) and became his only Top 40 success is now back with a NEW 5-SONG EP, Earth AND OTHER THINGS. "When, Jessica (Lea Mayfield), and her brother, David, started covering my songs, it dawned on me that despite spending two very busy years managing bands, and artists I really loved, I was still always taking the time to write songs. So when I found myself in a situation last year where I could close down shop gradually and hand the workload over to others, I welcomed it. I suppose I just needed to get back to what it was I never stopped doing all along. "Joplin sets the emotional thrills and spills of youth to music." -NY Post
NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS
October 12 at 11:30 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door
A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New York's Alphabet City and heard the Eastern Mediterranean and Southern Balkans pouring across the packed room. The clarinet was keening and singing, and he knew every tune. From this blown-away moment of discovery, the New York Gypsy All-Starssprang, uniting bi-musical virtuosi raised on the lush sounds of Macedonian, Greek, Turkish, and American roots and forged in the halls of the world's best music schools. With composer's ears and a madcap relish for ill and funky sounds, the quintet of crack musicians tears through the tollgates separating the region's interlocking roots on the long-awaited album of original pieces, Romantech (Traditional Crossroads) and on tour in February with concerts in cities including Chicago and NYC. "We cover all the Balkans melodically," explains classically trained, traditionally raised Macedonian clarinet wonder and band headman Ismail Lumanovski, "and we cover the world rhythmically and harmonically." Zooming with Roma-inspired zeal from swinging salsa to pulsing bhangra, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops, and true spirit their Gypsy namesakes.
October 13 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
$50 Premium / $30 Reserved
International multiplatinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has taken the world by storm with his ballads and up-tempo tunes all rooted in the pop traditions of his Italian homeland, earning him the title "the Ambassador of Dolce Vita". He has developed an incredible legion of fans across the globe and earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the world's most unique performers. He is equally well known for his engaging and spectacular performances, playing to sold out theatres and arenas all over the world with his big band orchestra. You can now experience Patrizio live in concert for the first time in eight years on his "PBS Up Close and Personal" tour. See Patrizio like you have never seen him before as he performs his greatest hits as well as his favorite songs and upcoming releases, heralding a new era for the young Neapolitan in the US. He has already performed for such luminaries as The Pope, Royal Families, and a US President, but what quality separates Patrizio Buanne from other great artists? Is it the natural grace of his voice, the "rugged" good looks, or the confident, casual, respectful attention that he gives to his audience? Or is it just the basic trust he evokes in people? Italy has provided a simple word to describe all of the above: "Simpatico" "This international singing sensation is going to be around a very long time so learn the face, learn the voice, learn the name...PATRIZIO!" -Larry King