Bridget Everett, Shaina Taub, Champagne Jerry and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub

Bridget Everett, Shaina Taub, Champagne Jerry and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances for this week, July 12-23, featuring Bridget Everett, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Jeffrey Steele, Tacoma Narrows, Matt Alber, Meow Meow, Shaina Taub, Charming Disaster and more. Scroll down for details!


Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
Tuesday, July 11 at 9:30PM
Wednesday, July 12 at 9:30PM
Thursday, July 13 at 10PM
Tuesday, July 25 at 9:30PM
Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30PM
$35

Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns the stage with her band, The Tender Moments, and a bottle of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her ... feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her. New York Magazine calls Everett "... a one-woman liberation movement for anyone with genitals."

Larry Campbell & TERESA WILLIAMS
Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30PM
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30PM
$27

Multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams have rocked many a venue, as both center stage performers and invaluable assets to world class acts. A shortlist of artists who've benefited from their talents, live and in studios, reads like a Who's Who of Music Icons: Bob Dylan (Larry spent eight years on the Never Ending Tour), Paul Simon, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, and, for one miraculous seven-year stretch, Levon Helm. Now, with an eponymous debut album, the couple brings it all back home. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams may have been simmering awhile, but the timing is perfect; the eleven tracks, produced by Campbell, distill everything into a potent, infectious blend of Americana style and timeless soul, offered with a relaxed generosity that can only come from rich experience.

JEFFREY STEELE
Friday, July 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM
$35

Among his many accolades over the past few years, Jeffrey Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame (2013), awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year (2007 and 2003) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year (2006, 2005 and 2003). CMA has twice awarded him the coveted "Triple Play Award" for three No. 1 songs in a year (2010 & 2007). His country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart toppers: "Knee Deep", "Here," "My Wish," "The Cowboy In Me," "These Days", "Everyday" and the groundbreaking "What Hurts The Most," nominated for Best Country Song at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Additionally, he has won numerous BMI Country and Pop awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critic's Choice Award for Best Original Song "I Thought I Lost You" for the Disney/Pixar animated feature Bolt, performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, been named one of Billboard's "Top 5 Writers" 8 years in a row, as well as Music Row's 2006 Songwriter of the Year Award.

GAELYNN LEA WITH OPENER BEN DE LA COUR
Saturday, July 15 at 7PM
$20

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. 2016 Kerrville New Folk winner Ben de la Cour has lived a different kind of life. After growing up in Brooklyn, he set out to see the world as an amateur boxer, bartender, janitor and agricultural worker in Havana, London, Los Angeles and New Orleans before settling in Nashville. Influenced as much by giants such as Townes Van Zandt and Warren Zevon as by Nick Cave and The Gun Club, Ben de la Cour has managed to meld all of these influences into a uniquely modern, haunting and sometimes darkly humorous sound that is all his own.

TACOMA NARROWS: THE CURRENTS WE ARE IN ALBUM RELEASE
Saturday, July 15 at 9:30PM
$15

Fusing americana, folk, bluegrass and rock, Tacoma Narrows has been electrifying their growing fanbase in and around New York City. Headed by frontman singer-songwriter Cheney Munson (guitar/vocals) and Jonah Chilton (mandolin/vocals), Tacoma Narrows have settled into a sound that straddles folk and rock, trad. and pop, all infused with lyrics that tell a story, melodies that stick in your head, and a beat that makes you want to tap your feet and dance.

Matt Alber
Sunday, July 16 at 7:30PM
$30

Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring his 4th self-produced studio album entitled, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant. Matt has appeared at Lincoln Center in New York on their esteemed American Songbook series and was selected last year by the U.S. State Department as a musical ambassador to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo and to Sudan, Africa where he taught recording arts & sciences to young artists in Khartoum.

Meow Meow
Sunday, July 16 at 9:30PM
Monday, July 17 at 9:30PM
Tuesday, July 18 at 9:30PM
$30

International Singing Sensation and purr-fect post-post-modern showgirl Meow Meow makes a rare New York City appearance at Joe's Pub for three performances only! Following her trail-blazing shows on the West End, concerts with the London Philharmonic, critically acclaimed seasons of original creations at Southbank Centre and starring as Titania in Emma Rice's revolutionary A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe, the crowd-surfing queen of song is set to dazzle us once again with her unique brand of kamikaze cabaret. From Brecht, to Radiohead, to original gems, be mesmerised by her hypnotic voice, heartened by her hilarity and slightly terrified by her boundless (and boundary-less) talent. Expect sequins, satire, the enviable Lance Horne on piano, and possibly even the splits.

CASTANDLOOSE LIVE! ALOHA, GHOST IN THE GREAT WALL OF NI'IHAU
GUESTS: Pun Bandhu, Cindy Cheung, Diana Oh, Aneesh Sheth, David Shih
Monday, July 17 at 7PM
$20

Whitewashing, exoticism, Orientalism and invisibility: this evening, CastAndLoose Live! returns to Joe's Pub for its 6th installment, tackling everything the entertainment industry has to say (or not say) about Asian characters and performers. Host Lynne Marie Rosenberg is joined by stars of the stage and screen as they read, verbatim, from Lynne's terrible collection of real casting notices, as well as perform original response pieces written by members of the Ma-Yi Theater Company's Writers Lab. CastAndLoose will donate a portion of proceeds to the Asian American Performers Action Coalition. As always, come laugh at the problem while funding the solution. Written and hosted by Lynne Marie Rosenberg (High Maintenance), and directed by Jenn Haltman (Summertime), the performance features Pun Bandhu (Plenty) Cindy Cheung (House of Cards) Diana Oh ({my lingerie play}) Aneesh Sheth (Southern Comfort) David Shih (Somebody's Daughter) Expect world premieres of original songs and scenes by Dustin Chinn, Naveen Choudhury, Mrinalini Kamath, Mike Lew & Timothy Huang, Diana Oh, Deepa Purohit, Nandita Shenoy, and Lloyd Suh.

JEFF LEBLANC
Tuesday, July 18 at 7PM
$17 Advance / $22 Door

Jeff LeBlanc graduated from Sacred Heart University, earned a history degree and imagined his destiny would likely be as a middle-school teacher. However, his discovery of songwriting led him down a different path. Since releasing his first EP, Signals, in 2009, LeBlanc has epitomized success as an independent artist - netting three top twenty albums on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart (2011's Worth Holding On To, 2013's My Own Way There and 2015's Vision), scoring dozens of television placements, achieving both satellite and commercial radio play, selling-out headline shows and touring the country with a wide range of acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Tori Kelly, Chris Stapleton, Brett Dennen, Ingrid Michaelson, Parachute, Chris Isaak and many more.

Shaina Taub
GUEST: Ali Stroker
Wednesday, July 19 at 7PM
$20

Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. You can also expect lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way. Taub will be joined by special guest Ali Stroker (Glee, Spring Awakening).

MAVI DÍAZ & LAS FOLKIES WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARIA VOLONTE
Wednesday, July 19 at 9:30PM
$20

Lead by Argentine musical powerhouse Mavi Díaz, the band Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies is reinvigorating the rich folk traditions of Argentina with their original compositions, feminine point of view and electrifYing Live performances. This all-female band is deeply steeped in the Argentine folk tradition. Daughter of harmonica virtuoso Hugo Diaz, Mavi was surrounded by the best music from an early age. A pop star in her twenties as a founding member of the path-breaking group Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll, Mavi went on to an illustrious career as a performer, composer and vocal arranger. After many years living and working in Spain, Mavi returned to Argentina and to her roots in the folk music of her country. She founded the band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies in 2010 to explore new expressive possibilities within the venerable Argentine folk tradition. Sonqoy, the band's debut album, was nominated for the Gardel Award 2011 as Best New Folk Album. The band's second album, Todo Si!, won the 2016 Gardel Prize (Argentina's Grammy) for Best Alternative Folk Album.

CHARMING DISASTER
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30PM
$15

Macabre folk-noir duo Charming Disaster was formed by Brooklyn-based songwriters Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino) in 2012. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal, exploring different kinds of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar. Their original duets play out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond.

NIGHTCAP | BY IKE
GUESTS: PAULA HENDERSON AND Phoebe Hunt
Thursday, July 20 at 9:30PM
$12

The sun has set; another day's work is done. As the moon makes its climb, you're cordially invited to mark the occasion over a Nightcap | by Ike. Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu plays host, his signature wit and wry humor weaving together an evening of special guests and musical interludes. Ufomadu is an actor and comic entertainer. He's creator and host of a number of live shows, including Ike at Night, Ike Night (Ars Nova, San Francisco Sketchfest, JACK), and more. As an actor, he's collaborated with several OBIE-winning experimental theatre companies including Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600 Highwaymen and Hoi Polloi. Special guests for this performance include Paula Henderson and Phoebe Hunt.

AKIKO YANO TRIO FT. Will Lee & CHRIS PARKER
Friday, July 21 at 7:30PM
$35

Akiko Yano is back with her long time New York friends, virtuoso-musicians Will Lee and Chris Parker, answering high demands from the fans who saw the last show at Joe's Pub in 2016. The New York Times says, "Akiko Yano is a world class songwriter with a clear, gentle, wide-ranging voice. She is also an accomplished, endearing performer who might be a Japanese Carole King, Joni Mitchell or Meredeith Monk."

CHAMPAGNE JERRY'S CLUBHOUSE
Friday, July 21 at 9:30PM
$15

Champagne Jerry's Clubhouse is a brand new, semi-regular show wherein Champagne Jerry is your host at a party where he and a bunch of featured artists: comedians, musicians, and people who just like champagne hang out doing the best performances you've ever seen in your life. Champagne Jerry has been called "New York's finest underground rapper," named one of the top ten best performers in New York by Time Out, profiled in Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan and Interview magazine, among others, and been the musical guest on The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion TV. Champagne Jerry is a music and performance project of Neal Medlyn alongside collaborators Max Tannone, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz and his onstage entourage of Tannone, Sophia Cleary, Farris Craddock and the Ghost of Champagne Past. Champagne Jerry continues Medlyn's prior work with pop stars in his Pop Star Series. The aim is to continuously create and provide the most significant moments in everyone's lives.

JOE TAYLOR
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30PM
$15

Called a "joy to watch" by Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, "Claptonesque" by the San Diego Troubadour, and a "funky mix of Jeff Beck and Chet Atkins" by Rust Magazine, fans of multi-faceted guitarist Joe Taylor love to come out and feel the heat; blues to rock, jazz to twang. This is the same sensibility that has landed this Top-charting guitarist consistently at the top of the Billboard and Radio & Records charts throughout his career.

SUMMER'S CAULDRON: A CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF XTC'S SKYLARKING
Saturday, July 22 at 9:30PM
$20

Pen-and-ink artist Michael Arthur and musicians Ray Rizzo and Annie Nero curate Summer's Cauldron a concert performance of XTC's 1986 album Skylarking with Conrad Doucette(percussion), Yair Evnine, (cello and guitar), Benjamin Lanz (horns), Annie Nero (bass, vocals). Jessica Pavone (viola), Don Piper, (vocals, psychedelics), Ray Rizzo (drums, vocals), Stephanie Sanders (keys), and other guests to be announced. Michael Arthur will be drawing along live, accompanying the music in pen and ink, projected behind the band, like a live animation. XTC's Skylarking reached the states in 1987 with the haunting song "Dear God" which dominated MTV and marked a change in the English band's creative direction towards psychedelic narrative pop. Years after it's completion Skylarking still inspires controversy. Stories of the band's feuding with producer Todd Rundgren are legendary, and it wasn't until 2014 that the album's complete final mix was discovered to be sonically out of phase, meaning that the recording people had obsessively appreciated for 26 years had never sounded as it was recorded.

Tony Trischka: EARLY ROMAN KINGS - THE MUSIC OF Bob Dylan
Sunday, July 23 at 7PM
$20

Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan features music from over half a century of insanely creative music - from the very beginning to the present, with a whole lot in between. As Jimmy Carter said at the 2015 Music Cares Grammy event, where Dylan received the Person of the Year Award: "There's no doubt his words on peace and human rights are much more incisive and much more powerful and much more permanent than those of any President of the United States." That side of his mercurial career and many others will be mined for hidden gems as well as the mother lode hits. Early Roman Kings are Tony Trischka (banjo, pedal steel), Stash Wyslouch (guitar, vocals), Sean Trischka (drums, vocals), and Jared Engel (bass). Tony Trischka is considered to be one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. A 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow, Trischka has, for more than 45 years, inspired generations of bluegrass and

UNISEX SALON WITH KENYON PHILLIPS
Sunday, July 23 at 9:30PM
$20

mBook your appointment at the Unisex Salon, an improvisational musical variety show from the mind of genre-hopping musician, actor and writer Kenyon Phillips. A madcap mashup of Paris in the 20s and NY in the 80s, Unisex Salon is an intimate underground revue where anything can happen ... and every show is different. Anchored by host and bandleader Phillips along with his all-girl orchestral rock band, The Ladies in Waiting, each show features a rotating lineup of musical guests, vaudevillians and the occasional Buddhist monk. While the players are set ahead of time, the order in which they perform is decided spontaneously by Phillips based on the mood of the room. In addition to rehearsed songs, each show features sung conversations between Kenyon and his guests with improvisational accompaniment by The Ladies in Waiting. Guests for the July 23 performance include Mat Fraser, Mimi Goese + Ben Neill, Michael Musto, Mackenzie Shivers, Lance Breakfast, Nikkie McLeod, Bellehouse, Sarah Haines, Inyang Bassey, Raven O + Scott Meola, and Yuka Tadano.


For tickets, go online at joespub.com, call 10AM-7:00PM daily at 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Opens daily at 2PM). There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.

Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public opened 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 the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, 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 Public Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. Celebrating his 10th anniversary season at The Public, Eustis has created new community-based initiatives designed to engage audiences like Public Lab, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Works, and a remount of the Mobile Unit. 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 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; Public Works, an expanding initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; and audience and artist development initiatives that range from Emerging Writers Group to the Public Forum series. The Public is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and in October 2012, the landmark building downtown at Astor Place was revitalized to physically manifest the Company's core mission of sparking new dialogues and increasing accessibility for artists and audiences, by dramatically opening up the building to the street and community, and transforming the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students, and audiences. The Public's work is also seen on tour throughout the U.S. and internationally and in collaborations and co-productions with regional and international theaters. The Public is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning acclaimed American musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in spring 2017, Lynn Nottage's acclaimed new play Sweat. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 168 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards, and five Pulitzer Prizes.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride



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