David Cross, Greta Gerwig, Melissa Errico and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming lineup for November 11-22, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows!
Wednesday & Thursday, November 11 & 12 at 7:30PM
Born in Houston, Texas, Nashville-based, Georgia-bred singer-songwriter, Lera Lynn's music may be hard to categorize, but that is likely why she appeals to so many. While the music business likes to wrap everything up in neat little packages, that isn't always possible. Lynn's music has frequently been filed under Americana, Folk and Country. But those categorizations tell only part of the story. "I just want to stop thinking about music as a marketing campaign," Lynn says. "The most successful and lasting artists let inspiration steer them, not genre or marketing pitch. I'm just doing what moves me as it comes."
Wednesday, November 11 at 9:30PM
The root of all soul music is freedom-sheer abandon. It's about luxuriating in the emotions that make us all human. No wonder singer Frazey Ford placed her ear to the earth and tapped into that lush tradition to give voice to her own stories on her newest release, Indian Ocean, an album about pain and dealing with tough truths but also about trust, love contrition and being bold. Ford's self-possession and passion puts flesh to the musical bones, and you hear a record hit the essence of Aretha's notion of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Thursday, November 12 at 9:30PM
?Jarana Beat is a? ?world music band that incorporates dance and activism into its performances. With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, this band offers a new interpretation that blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and draws from other cultures in the New York scene that share the same roots. They are ON FIRE right now, and this concert, specially prepared for their first time at Joe's Pub, will present some of the new material to be released on their upcoming album, due out early 2016.? They recently received the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band? ?and a Proclamation? ?from the City of New York.
Friday, November 13 at 7:30PM
Growing up in the Boston folk scene, Sean McConnell watched his parents play the songs of Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and more. Now, an artist in his own right, he travels the U.S. performing what he describes as "lyric-driven roots rock with soul." His live show is a dynamic experience - one moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop. Often backed by a four piece band, you can still find him solo with a guitar getting back to the basics. "It's all about the song. That never changes.... The lyrics are the point. The story is central," says McConnell.
If you've seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you've caught the charisma, the heart and the comedy. Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family's bluegrass band. As a teenager, he established himself as a hot picker, collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His skills and personality brought him to bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with Mumford & Sons, and non-stop touring. Conscious of being both a musician and entertainer - something his father instilled in him at an early age - he makes an impression live. But it's the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, plus that charm and personality that keep audiences coming.
Friday, November 13 at 9:30PM
The Bolivian fire-style songstress, Gian-Carla Tisera returns to New York with her Rumba soul grooves, Gypsy blues, Caribbean funk, Cumbia reggae, Bachata swing, Bolivian Roots and Ranchera pop passion that will make you love, dance and surrender to the night. Acclaimed by Latin Jazz Net as a "provocative and brilliant" artist, Tisera makes stunningly bold crossings between Latin American folk music, jazz, American soul, pop, political song, and roots music. During her 2014 performance at Symphony Space, Classical Lite Magazine said "with her power, vocal clarity, and with a combination of glamour and grits, Tisera incorporates it all, deliciously waxing and waning, she is a jewel of an artist."
Friday, November 13 at 11:30PM
Cowboys & Frenchmen present a novel take on the American musical canon by blending traditional American folk and pop music with elements of contemporary R&B and modern jazz. The music exploits surprises at every turn, and presents a musical journey through the lens of five 21st century improvisers. Currently based in New York, Cowboys and Frenchmen is comprised of the brightest rising stars on the New York Jazz scene, and can be found touring the world.
Saturday, November 14 at 7:00PM
Stephanie McKay is a singer, songwriter, musician and collaborator, hailing from the Bronx. Her debut solo album McKay (2003, Go! Beat/Polydor/Universal) produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Tim Saul, was released in Europe to major critical acclaim. In the UK, The Independent called the album "...the best soul debut since Macy Gray" and Black Beat referred to McKay as "...the savior we need to drag rhythm back to its roots." Two singles, "Tell Him" and "Take Me Over" and two videos were released from the album and received heavy rotation on the radio and MTV Europe. Her follow-up album Tell It Like It Is (2008, Pias/Muthas of Invention) was released worldwide and McKay went on to perform at such premiere European festivals as Glastonbury (UK), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), and Solidays (France) as well as two national tours in Australia (with Amp Fiddler and Katalyst) and an unprecedented seven-night stand in Greece. After a multi-year hiatus, McKay returns with a much-anticipated new collaboration, MKPower, with legendary producer Bob Power (D'Angelo, Erykah Badu.)
Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15 at 9:30PM
On September 11th, 2001, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and the Freudian Slippers were scheduled to debut a new act at Joe's Pub when tragedy intervened. After several frantic phone calls and the lockdown of the entire city, Mx Bond finally realized this was going to be one of those days when the show couldn't go on... but being a tenacious Taurean, V never gives up! Finally, after 14 years, Mx Bond stealthily declares, once and for all, that terrorism will never defeat show biz. The legendary "Lost Set" will be performed for two nights only with Matt Ray, David Berger and Danton Boller.
Sundays, November 15 - December 20 at 2:00PM
Fresh from touring the West Coast with Neil Young, singing activists Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir return with their new show The Earth Wants YOU! The choir will mark their residency with the release of a new album, Resist Extinction, premiering ten new songs on November 1. Directed by Savitri D, with musical direction by Nehemiah Luckett, the choir represents a diverse array of economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds - scientists, teachers, therapists, artists, builders, dog walkers, actors, writers and executives. The core of their work is its activism, which is the source material for their output. The group has been arrested many times, especially with Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, and are now working to ban the Monsanto herbicide "Roundup," which is sprayed in NYC parks and is carcinogenic.
Sunday, November 15 at 7:00PM
They met. They married. They wrote some songs together. Husbands & Wives is a night of music featuring married couples and their bands: Paper Anniversary, The Quinns and Joe & Blue. Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Top5, Louie, Summer & Eve) and Andy Stuckey (Stuckey & Murray, Guy Code, Skiptracers, SNL) team up with their talented spouses bring you an evening of original Americana music that will melt your hearts and move your feet. The night features the debut of Joe Jung (Brightstar, Ghost Brothers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and his wife Blue with their jug-band the Salt Cracker Crazies.
THEME: SPEECH & DEBATE
GUESTS: JULIE KLAUSNER | JEAN GRAE | STUCKEY & MURRAY | NAOMI EKPERIGIN |JOHN "LYPSINKA" EPPERSON
MARK OPPENHEIMER |BOBBY TISDALE |ARIAN MOAYED |MEG GRIFFITHS
Monday, November 16 at 9:30PM
The Talent Show, the wildly popular and hilarious variety show from writers and comedians Elna Baker and Kevin Townley, creates an entirely new event each month based on a theme. Embracing the inherent danger of live performance, we create a show that challenges and surprises both the audience and performers alike. This month's theme is Speech and Debate. November guests include: Julie Klausner (Difficult People star), Jean Grae, Stuckey & Murray, Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City), John "Lypsinka" Epperson, Mark Oppenheimer (writer, The New York Times), Bobby Tisdale (writer, Jimmy Fallon), Arian Moayed (Rock the Kasbah actor), Meg Griffiths (The Baldwins) & more!
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Storm Large and her fearless band Le Bonheur has been electrifying audiences across the country and now returns to their NYC home base at Joe's Pub. The West Coast-based group's nonstop touring supports their latest album, the eponymous Le Bonheur, which was released in 2014 on Pink Martini's label, Heinz Records. Le Bonheur is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted...much like Storm herself. The "compelling, beautiful and enchanting album" (The Huffington Post) captures their unique energy and audiences will be swept away by the voice, beauty and visceral talent of Storm Large, an artist who truly lives up to her name.
Wednesday & Thursday, November 18 & 19 at 7:00PM
Melissa Errico returns to Joe's Pub with Sing the Silence, an entirely new, autobiographical cabaret show, written with Adam Gopnik. Sing the Silence is about how Errico's descent into a hundred days of total silence compelled her to inventory a lifetime of experience on stage and off. In the show, Errico mediates on the role that silence, imposed and chosen, plays in the lives of girls and women. The set list will include songs by women songwriters such as Georgia Stitt, Marcy Heisler, Jonatha Brooke, Susan Werner, Patricia Barber, Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Dorothy Parker. Sing the Silence also features new original music, including the title song written for Errico by Gopnik and Scott Frankel, and the New York debut of music by Jeanine Tesori. There is also a sprinkling of the classic American songbook by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Sondheim and Mary Rodgers. Sing The Silence promises to be Errico's most personal and soulful performance.
Wednesday, November 18 at 9:30PM
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 describes Everett as, "a one-woman liberation movement for anyone with genitals."
Thursday, November 19 at 9:30PM
Dan Finnerty & the Dan Band caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover. The Dan Band plays to sold out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous shows including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Last Comic Standing, The Guys Choice Awards and caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan's one hour concert special "The Dan Band: I Am Woman," directed by McG.
Friday, November 20 at 7:30PM
Singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of her life, and already has more than a decade of experience as a professional producer and engineer. Her new album Bluebird was produced in collaboration with good friend Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the Johnsons and more), and features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose and Norah Jones. Bartlett's spartan production keeps the vibe intimate, making it easy to connect with these naked and honest songs, which manage to rise above the context in which they were written. In the end, the fact that Bluebird is Landes' way of processing the overwhelming emotions she dealt with after her divorce doesn't matter - there are two sides to every story, and this is hers.
GUESTS: DAVID CROSS | GRETA GERWIG | SADIE DUPUIS
Friday, November 20 at 9:30PM
$20 Adv / $25 Doors
Ever wonder what it's like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created a candid, fun talk show about work. Her guests for the November installment are David Cross (Comedian, Arrested Development, Mr. Show), Greta Gerwig (Actor, Frances Ha, Mistress America) and Sadie Dupuis (Singer, Speedy Ortiz). The New York Times called the show "beloved" and The New Yorker says, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox." Lazarus builds each show with great care, inviting guests from every walk of life, like Gloria Steinem, Taylor Schilling, Stephen Dubner, Lewis Black, Jill Abramson, Rachel Maddow, Josh Katz (former CIA agent), Lin-Manuel Miranda and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Her shows also feature musical guests, original videos and live band (Beyondo, Shockwave and Jelly Donut of Freestyle Love Supreme).
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30PM
pomme is french for apple is both a duo and a play, written and performed by Liza Paul and Bahia Watson. Comprised of a series of fast-paced vignettes, pomme is french for apple features a dizzying cast of charming and outlandish characters, in settings as diverse as the Caribbean, downtown Toronto, southeast London, and the too-tight crotch of the pants. pomme is a fresh, funny and irreverent look at womanhood in all its glory: its perils, its pleasures and all kinds of madness in between.
Saturday, November 21 at 9:30PM
$30 Singles / $40 Voyeurs
Never Sleep Alone is an interactive comedy and music show starring sex and dating Coach Dr. Alex Schiller. "Singles" mix in the front and become active participants in the show, joining Dr. Alex on stage for blind dates and interactive demonstrations "Voyeurs" watch from the back, and everyone sings along as the provocative and irreverent Dr. Alex leads her audience through a deliriously funny and wildly entertaining evening. The night continues at an after-party at a nearby club, giving you the opportunity to apply the lessons you've learned at the show on sexy strangers. This presentation will be the last Never Sleep Alone in New York for several months. Those interested in participating in an on-stage blind date or demonstration at the show, please email DoctorAlex@NeverSleepAlone.com.
Sunday, November 22 at 7:00PM
Toshi Reagon is a singer, musician, composer, producer and curator. She has been described by Vibe Magazine as "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride" and by Pop Matters as "a treasure waiting to be found. Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that's dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music." Her music has been featured in film and television plus she has collaborated with several dance companies including Urban Bush Woman, Jane Comfort and LAVA. She is the founder of WORD*ROCK*&SWORD: A Festival Celebration of Women's Lives, an annual eight-day festival in New York City. She curates several events including her annual GoodFolk series with Joe's Pub and the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Black Culture's Women in Jazz Festival. Her band, BIGLovely, includes Fred Cash, Adam Widoff, Bobby Burke, Marcelle Davies Lashleyand Stephanie McKay.
Sunday, November 22 at 9:30PM
$20 Seated / $15 Standing Room
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as "rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable" by The Wall Street Journal, has returned to its downtown roots this year for another season of shows. Each month, Sayre's International Order of Sodomites (I.O.S.) gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Sayre is the show's creator, writer and host, serving as the Chairman of the Board of the I.O.S. The November show showcases legendary composer Billy Strayhorn for his centennial.
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 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 his10th 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 Shakespeare 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 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; Public Works, a new initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, including Public Lab; 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; 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. Key elements of the revitalization included an expanded and refurbished lobby; the addition of a mezzanine level with a new restaurant lounge, The Library, designed by the Rockwell Group. The Public Theater is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning Fun Home and Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed American musical Hamilton. The Public has received 47 Tony Awards, 167 Obie Awards, 52 Drama Desk Awards, 48 Lortel Awards, 31 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards, and four Pulitzer Prizes.