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Joe's Pub Announces Miss Li, The Wet Spots & More

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

JUST ADDED:

STRAIGHT UP VAMPIRE

Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 PM

The 3rd Annual Cult Staged Reading of

Straight Up Vampire: The History of Vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania as Performed to the Music of Paula Abdul

book by Nick Jones, Zak Vreeland and Peter James Cook
directed by Peter James Cook
music and lyrics by Paula Abdul,
music direction by Michael Iannantuono,
with music performed by Dr Steam Whipple and the Prescriptions

It's 1763 and there are vampires in Philadelphia.
Paula Abdul Blackwood is a beautiful young Quaker girl being forced into marriage with the wheelwright's son.
Jack Sheridan, a politically idealistic young vampire, is the man she loves.
Everywhere there is dissent. Fractious parties debate the future of the colony.
MC Skat Kat and Benjamin Franklin vie for power in the Assembly.

With Nick Jones, the O'Debra Twins, and Corn Mo as Benjamin Franklin. $15

LANDON PIGG

Friday, March 19 at MIDNIGHT

Indie pop/rocker Landon Pigg received his informal musical education via his father's record collection. His first CD ever owned was by popular novelty artist Ray Stevens. Born in Nashville on August 6, 1983, Pigg was the son of a studio musician father and a mother who was fond of poetry. Soon, Pigg started to delve deeper into music, discovering the artists who eventually inspired his own music. He credits David Mead and Rufus Wainwright for instilling in him an appreciation for a beautiful melody, Radiohead for encouraging him to expel his emotions into his songwriting; and rock music icons the Beatles and Led Zeppelin for exhibiting to him the importance of catchy licks and hooks. Says Pigg: "Maybe there is a naïveté in my approach. I never had a guitar lesson when I started out. I've always felt that when you don't learn all the rules you're much more inclined to break them with a smile." For his self-titled debut, released in 2006, Pigg was guided by producers Dan Brodbeck, Paul Ebersold, and Clif Magness, who worked with such popular artists as 3 Doors Down and Avril Lavigne. In 2008, Pigg delivered the EP Coffee Shop. The sophomore full-length Boy Who Never followed in 2009. - All Music Guide $15

MARCH 22-25

DESMON & FEICHTNER CONTINUE TO DISAPPOINT THEIR PARENTS

Monday, March 22 at 9:30 PM

Meet Jeremy and Vadim. They're neither doctors nor MBA's. But they are pretty good songwriters. Award-winning, actually. So, if you wouldn't mind, please tell you-know-who to lay off them this Thanksgiving.

Join us on March 22nd for a raucous evening of New York's finest performers slumming to The Desmon/Feichtner Songbook.

Currently scheduled to perform are Broadway's Jesse Tyler Ferguson (TV's Modern Family, ...Spelling Bee), Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde), Sebastian Arcelus (Jersey Boys, Wicked), Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby) and James Monroe Iglehart (Memphis, ...Spelling Bee). They'll be backed by downtown's swarthiest house band, The Red-Hot Latinos (Danny Stone, Joe Brent, Jay Mack and Matt Hinkley). The evening is produced by Noah Cornman and Sh-k-boom Records.

Jeremy Desmon and Vadim Feichtner have been referred to as "the Rodgers and Hart for the new millennium." But maybe that's because one of them is a misogynist and the other is an unrepentant drunk. $20 in advance, $25 at the door

RENAUD GARCIA - FONS

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM

"It is music of genius, but also music that bubbles out of a soul consumed by the fervor at the center of its very being. Track after track leaves you breathless, each with a lyrical beauty or a feverish energy all its own." - AllAboutJazz.com

From the moment he held a double bass in his hands for the first time at age sixteen in Paris, the future of the instrument was destined to be changed. In a lightning bolt of insight, Renaud Garcia-Fons saw possibilities in this instrument to explore all the musics that interested him - classical, jazz, Persian, Indian, Mediterranean, South American, forms from the world over. Driven by new ideas and the talent to translate them into compositions, he had to reinvent the way it could be played. The result is an utterly new sound - an amalgam of double bass, cello, violin, guitar, lute, oud, and more - that exceeds any conventional idea of playing the double bass. He often has the lead melody, a possibility enabled by the addition of a fifth string and his incomparable con arco technique.

The repertoire for his Arcoluz trio, with Flamenco guitarist Kiko Ruiz and percussionist Pascal Rollando, takes much of its inspiration from Flamenco. This is the French trio's New York debut. $20

THE WET SPOTS

Tuesday, March 23 at 9:30 PM

Picture a husband and wife team from the golden age of comedy. Now picture them singing sweetly about threesomes and taking it in the ass. Internationally-acclaimed cabaret duo The Wet Spots (Cass King and John Woods) write the most elegant songs about sex that you will ever hear. The pair presents an image that is vaudevillian, oversexed, and weirdly Canadian: think sex club by way of Monty Python.

Using a lively blend of original songs, audience interaction, spankings, and singalongs, The Wet Spots draw their fans into a world where the libido is celebrated and satirized. Not for the faint of heart or prudish, you'll be humming these bawdy tunes for days. The Wet Spots have been presented at the Sydney Opera House, Toronto's Massey Hall, London's Café de Paris, and will debut in Las Vegas this April. They are presently creating "SHINE - A Burlesque Musical" that will premiere later this year. $20 in advance / $25 at the door

MISS LI

Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM

People of the world! At last! With the new and utterly addictive pop-pearl "Dancing the whole way home" the biggest and most brightly shining star on the Swedish pop-heaven -Miss Li - is ready for the second chapter of her career.

Chapter one contained three albums released within one year plus a Best Of compilation with eight previously unreleased songs, selling a total of 60 000 records in Sweden only. A numerous of successful tours in Europe, mainly France and Germany where people just could not get enough of Miss Li. Majestic success on radio airplay (national radio and Tracks) and many appearances on Swedens most prestigious TV-shows. A numerous of nominations for every award worth calling an award, songs featured in TV-series such as Grey´s Anatomy and Weeds.

Chapter two has started: 2009 has been a huge year for Miss Li so far. She is now top five of Swedish most successful female artist. In April she released her fourth album "Dancing the whole way home" and is now the most played artist at national radio P3 with her big hit single with the same name. She plays the biggest stages and right now she will soon finish her gigantic summer tour. This fall Europe is waiting. In November she is for example going to make a big tour in Germany. Right now you can her her song Bougerois Shangri-la in n iPod Nano commercial all over the world? $12

OUR HIT PARADE STARRING BRIDGETT EVERETT, Kenny Mellman AND NEAL MEDLYN

Wednesday, February 24 at 9:30 feat. Jenn Harris, Sherry Vine, Erin Markey, Myles Kane, Trapper Felides, Eben Burr and Carmine Covelli, Jim Andrallis and Larry Krone & Groomed For Success

Wednesdays, March 24, & April 28 at 9:30 PM guests TBA

Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. The show is inspired by the musical sketch series "Your Hit Parade" that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage! $20

CMA SONGWRITER SERIES
w/ host Bob DiPiero and Dierks Bentley, David Lee Murphy & Jim Beavers
Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 & 9:00 PM
Joe's Pub and the Country Music Association are proud to announce the continuation of the successful CMA (Country Music Association) Songwriter Series with some of Nashville's finest songwriters. Bob DiPiero will return as host with Dierks Bentley, David Lee Murphy, Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers. CMA Songwriters Series is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GAC. $25

TICKETS
Online at joespub.com, Phone 212-967-7555, In Person At the Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.


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