JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater, set to reopen October 4th, 2011 from a top to bottom renovation, debuted in October 1998 and 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. Joe's Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance. In addition to its reputation of presenting internationally known stars, Joe's Pub has also developed into a premier showcase stage for up-and-coming musicians and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. www.joespub.com
THIS WEEK AT JOE'S PUB
October 11 - October 16
October 11 at 7:00pm
The new album by Catie Curtis, Stretch Limousine On Fire, is a bold statement of beauty yet simultaneously grittier-a bit more raw-than her past work. Produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Ronnie Earl, Mark Erelli, Mighty Sam McLain) and recorded and mixed primarily in Los Angeles by noted engineer Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontangue, Ingrid Michaelson, The Weepies), the album features guest vocalists Lisa Loeb and Mary Chapin Carpenter along with musicians Jay Bellerose (Drums), Jennifer Condos and Jesse Williams (Bass), Thomas Juliano (electric guitar), Duke Levine (Lap Steel and guitar), David Limina (Organ) and Glenn Patscha and Julie Wolf (keyboards). Standout tracks include the title cut, "Shadowbird", "Highway del Sol" and "River Wide". Matthew Curry, a Grammy nominated artist/designer best known for his work with Thievery Corporation, illustrated the cover and designed the CD artwork.
Benjamin Walker's Find The Funny
October 11 at 9:30pm
Benjamin Walker, the critically acclaimed star of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the upcoming 20th Century Fox Film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter presents and performs in Find The Funny - which he created and hosts. An event dedicated to providing performance opportunities to new and innovative comics, writers, musicians, and performers, Find The Funny is a monthly show that began downtown and has moved from venue to venue as it expanded and matured.
October 12 at 7:00pm
The New York Times called him "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album "Streets Of New York" was hailed as "a platter for the ages" by UNCUT magazine. Willie Nile has been called everything from "a one-man Clash" (UNCUT) to "the next Bob Dylan" and his critically acclaimed solo albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.
Putumayo Presents: The Acoustic Café CD Release Party ft.
Brown Bird and Greg Naughton
October 12 at 9:30pm
Putumayo announces the release of Acoustic Café, a compelling collection of singers/songwriters from the US, Canada, Australia and beyond. Combining elements of its successful acoustic and café series, Acoustic Café features rising young stars such as Brown Bird (David Lamb and MorganEve Swain) and Greg Naughton (of The Sweet Remains.) Both Brown Bird and Greg Naughton display a deep knowledge of the American folk tradition, and exemplify the new wave of contemporary singer/songwriters emerging onto the scene. This promises to be a special night of music.