Joe's Pub, The Public Theater, Condola Rashad, Amy Correia, Roge
This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, March 11-17, will feature The New Yorker, Mike Daisey, Condola Rashad, Barb Jungr, Champagne Jerry, John Naberezny, Amy Correia, Tora Fisher, Erin Markey, Anne Steele, Justin Vivian Bond, Carol Lipnik/Poor Baby Bree and Roge. Details below!
THE NEW YORKER: THE BIG STORY
March 11 at 7:00 PM
Reimagining America's Foreign Policy. Join The New Yorker's editor David Remnick for a conversation about international relations in the Obama era, with the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice and the magazine's staff writer Philip Gourevitch. Tickets are free and will be available to the first hundred people to sign up HERE. A small number of additional tickets will be available at the door fifteen minutes before start time.
MIKE DAISEY: ON SWEARING AND THE POWER OF CURSES
March 11 at 9:30 PM
The latest piece in an explosion of new work by Mike Daisey, On Swearing and the Power of Curses is the second of a two monologue doubleheader he'll perform this March about forbidden things that everyone does all the time. On this night we'll examine cursing and swearing in all its forms, addressing the labeling of obscenity and blasphemy, the raw naked power of words to shake us, and what it means to be offended. In a single night we'll talk about what we can and can't talk about, and what that has to teach us about how we tell all our stories.
March 12 at 7:00 PM
$12 Advance; $15 Door
As well as being a Tony nominated actress, Condola Rashad's first passion has always been music. She trained as a classical pianist since she was 4 years old. Last year, she was given the great opportunity of recording an album with producers MachoPsycho in Gothenburg Sweden. Upon returning, she formed a band and they have been playing together ever since. Her music has a Rock feel, with elements of Electro, Soul and a touch of Reggae!
MIKE DAISEY: FIVE TECHNICAL REHEARSALS IN INDIA
March 12 at 9:30 PM
The latest piece in an explosion of new work by Mike Daisey, Five Technical Rehearsals in India is the technicolor story of his five-city tour across India, told through the narrative of five disastrous technical rehearsals in five different theaters across the country. From the slums of Calcutta to the high-tech warrens of India's call centers, from Bollywood prop shops to Bombay curry houses, from the American consulate's political maneuverings to a multinational corporation's hunger for workers, Daisey takes us on an unforgettable journey across a brilliant and unpredictable land...and in the process discovers anew the illusion and enduring power of theatrical performance.
March 13 at 7:30 PM
She's had rave reviews everywhere, standing ovations and is regarded as one of the world's foremost interpreters of modern classics over a career spanning decades. Barb Jungr continues her journey with a gender changing, rip roaring version of Rod Argent's "She's (He's) Not There", taken from her latest album "Stockport To Memphis". The Zombies sixties hit, originally released on UK album 'Begin Here' tells the reaction of a lonely lover left shattered by the true colors of his beloved. Jungr's towering vocal treatment tears into the melody with its pungent lyrics capturing the excellence of Argent's classic yet brightening the original rock track with latin-esque rhythms, a gospel driven vocal and a bluesy Hammond organ transforming Argents iconic electric piano riffs. " Taken from Stockport To Memphis (Naim Jazz), the superb new iTunes top 10 album from the magnificent, mesmerizing and magical Barb Jungr, a phenomenal master song interpreter and stylist. The latest in a succession of critically-acclaimed albums, Stockport to Memphis (released 22nd October 2012) charts a metaphorical journey, not just Barb's own route through life and self-discovery but that of others, including her own parents' escape to the UK from war-torn Europe and her father-in-law, the painter Frank Bowling, who came to the UK from Guyana as a young man. In a significant new direction for Barb, she included five of her own songs in the collection.
March 13 at 9:30 PM
$12 Advance; $15 Door
Champagne Jerry also known as Neal Medlyn is, by far, the greatest rapper in the world. He likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse, and rhyming. Champagne Jerry was born when Neal Medlyn's friend Max Tannone who had success with a Jay-Z /Radiohead "Jaydiohead" mashup album some years back, wrote and asked if he would want to write raps. It quickly became an all-consuming new project with Neal writing original underground-y contemporary hip hop songs in a style all his own, using the name Champagne Jerry, a nickname Bridget Everett gave him one fateful night when he walked around drinking an entire bottle of champagne. Featuring original songs, created with producer and remix master Max Tannone, among others, this long rumored debut will be the most significant occurrence in all of our lives. Special Guests: Bridget Everett, Kathleen Hanna andAdam Horovitz and the Champagne Club: Max Tannone, Carmine Covelli, Farris Craddock, Gillian Walsh, Sophia Clearyand more.
JON NABEREZNY & THE WEST SIDE TRIO
March 14 at 7:30 PM
Jon Naberezny grew up in Youngstown, Ohio absorbing all the sounds a young musician could hear in a tough American steel town: jazz, blues, folk, rock, popular standards and even a bit of Broadway. Naberezny's appearance at Joe's Pub coincides with the release of his new collection of original songs titled "Concentric Hearts" on the Fullblast Recordings label. It is a modern pop album spoken in a jazz language and very much in the tradition of the American Songbook. Backed by The Westside Trio, (Tom Jennings, piano; Chris Hughes, drums; John Loehrke, bass) a world class jazz unit, this show makes for one unforgettable evening.
March 14 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance; $18 Door
Amy Correia writes and delivers songs with a raw power that's both vulnerable and fierce. A dynamic performer who plays guitar, piano and baritone ukulele, her musical honesty draws comparisons to Tom Waits and Michelle Shocked with The New York Times calling her a "singular talent." After two major releases on EMI, Correia recently scored a creative victory by raising more than $35K to produce and release her third record, You Go Your Way, which was critically praised and won the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Fok Singer-Songwriter album. Debuting a stellar new band for the first time in New York, Correia and band will perform new tunes and earlier ones re-interpreted with Andy Plaisted on drums, Kimon Kirk on bass and Mike Castellana on electric guitar.
TORA FISHER: SPILLING OVER WITH RILEY BIEDERER
March 15 at 7:00 PM