Genre: Other
Joe Boyd, Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody, Julia Murney & more!

11/18 9:30 PM, $20

"Empowering his characters with detail of Springsteen and Waits, Phelps' songwriting has leapt to a level inhabited by few (Dylan and Cohen spring to mind), while his voice sounds like Kentucky bourbon being poured over a waterfall. Frills are non-existent, instead Phelps relies on atmosphere and incredible warmth, lending these tales - all contenders for the plot of innumerable Cohen Brothers films - an air of late-autumn calm that simultaneously grips and soothes the listener."
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11/19 9:30 PM, $15

From Hasidic Brooklyn to Global Psychedelia: The Bottomless Well of Pharaoh's Daughter's Melodies is a Long Hitch-Hike from Yeshiva. . .

Blending a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her band, Pharaoh's Daughter, through Doors-like improvisations, liturgical chants with Middle Eastern, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings, oud, saz, bass, rhodes and electronica. Their sound has been cultivated by Basya's Hasidic musical background and by trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt, Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and Greece.

A Night of Witchseason
11/20 9:30 PM, $20

SEASONS OF THE WITCH: words and music from London 1967-70 - Joe Boyd reads from his book, "White Bicycles: making music in the 1960s" and friends sing the songs of Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, the Incredible String Band and Richard Thompson.

11/21 7:00 PM, $12

“Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.” - Rolling Stone

"Man, Flutterbox is GREAT. A strange and beautiful world." - Bill Frisell

Flutterbox plays nectar-drunken summer pop, octane-overdriven lunar rock, midnight pin-drop haiku jazz and candle-powered protest folk. Flutterbox is flower-core and road-trip-hop, avant-bard and emo-lark all in one aerodynamic duo: siren songstress Janine Nichols and bassist laureate Neill Cardinal Furio.

11/21 9:30 PM, $15

NOT TO BE MISSED!!! The Hottest band from Ireland, the REPUBLIC of LOOSE hit Joes Pub for One Night Only. With Fans like Bono, Snow Patrol and Oasis it's no wonder this group from Dublin are huge over the Atlantic. With Duets released with Sinead O'Connor, Styles P and Shane McGowan dont be surprised to see some special guests during their showcase gig at Joes.

11/21 11:30 PM, $15

"Expert and inspired" - New York Times

Direct from a critically acclaimed European tour, the worlds best (and probably only) comic cabaret on rollerskates. Amy G, "a comic powerhouse" (Sydney Morning Herald) presents "a studied combination of elegance and slapstick" (Irish Times) musing on circles, perfectionism, beauty, love and other bad ideas. Featuring "surprisingly effective" original music on ukulele and doublebass (Jon Keay), "a spectacular voice," and some explicit content with mild to seething cultural significance.

11/22 7:30 & 9:30 PM, SOLD OUT
11/28 & 29 at 7:30 and 9:30 PM, $30

"More than a teacher and cultural ambassador representing Continental cultural history, she is a confrontational entertainer and heir to the political cabaret tradition of Weimar-era Germany. Where sensibility and feelings come first for American cabaret singers, Ms. Lemper doesn't perform anything that isn't propelled by an idea." - The New York Times

German-born cabaret legend Ute Lemper's performing career grows out from a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Tonight's journey leads through the French song world from Ferre, Piaf to Prevert and Brel and continues to the backstreets of Berlin , where ancient ghosts with new faces write poetry and songs between yesterday and tomorrow.

11/22 11:30 PM, $15

Pilgrim William, (Bradford Scobie) is a rosy-cheeked, rotten toothed pilgrim who simply loves being a pilgrim; despite the scurvy, starvation, cannibalism, freezing-to-death and periodic outbreaks of Piglet Pox. Pilgrim William has invited all his friends to come help us celebrate. Round-and-round she goes! Miss Saturn as the Hoola-hoopin' Pilgrim Woman! Gobble Gobble! Pinky Special performs her Thanksgiving Turkey-Tease, ending with Pilgrim William, cheerfully axing her to death. Who wants the thigh? Hubba Hubba! It's Dirty Martini as the strip-teasin' Pocahontas! She can scalp me any day! Cockadoodle-doo! It's Bambi Cornstar and her ourtrageous Chicken Strip! What the…? Why, it's Pilgrim William performing his own strip routine! I bet he's the only pilgrim on the plantation with peal-away knickers! Aye, it's Thanksgiving like you've never seen it! A historically unsound cornucopia of tasteless comedy, music, bloodshed and good, clean, nudity.

11/23 9:30 PM, $15

This is an unusual meeting of two like minded iconoclasts playing the music of one of America's greatest maverick composers. New York's "local cult favorite" THEO BLECKMANN and L.A.'s "future of instrumental music", the jazz funk collective KNEEBODY, are performing the songs of CHARLES IVES in this rare New York CD release performance for Winter&Winter. Invited by Maestro Kent Nagano himself, this bold collaboration premiered at the prestigious international Munich Opera Festspiele in 2007.

11/24 9:30 PM, $12

Twenty-five years, four continents, and several generations in the making, Zaki Ibrahim's music is captivating and vibrant. It's thick with poetics, and steeped in a delicious mixture of earnest emotion and humor. She was shaped by the diversity of her Apartheid-era hometown and household, where the lessons of Islam fed into discussions of Buddhism, Sufi philosophies courted drums, and Scottish folk songs intertwined with a rich, epic ancestral history. A fine web of worlds is present in every note, in every tone, in every word, and it is what makes her music both timeless and so undeniably fresh.

11/24 11:30 PM, $15

Julia Murney's Off-Broadway theatrical credits include originating the role of 'Queenie' in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party at the Manhattan Theatre Club, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in The Vagina Monologues, Crimes of the Heart, A Class Act, Time and Again, and First Lady Suite. Her debut solo album, I'm Not Waiting, was released in May 2006 on the Sh-K-Boom Records label.

About the Company: The Public Theater

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics.

Open:   11/18/08
Close:   11/24/08

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11/18 9:30pm Kelly Joe Phelps $20
11/19 9:30pm Pharoah's Daughter $15
11/20 9:30pm Joe Boyd & Friends $20
11/21 7:00pm Robin Holcomb / Flutterbox $12
11/21 9:30pm Republic of Loose $15
11/21 11:30pm Amy G: Round She Goes $15
11/22 7:30 & 9:30pm (sold out) Ute Lemper
(also 11/28 & 29 7:30 and 9:30pm $30)
11/22 11:30pm Turkey Day With Pilgrim William $15
11/23 9:30pm Theo Bleckmann and Kneebody $15
11/24 9:30pm Zaki Ibrahim $12
11/24 11:30pm Julia Murney $15

Theater:   Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Address:   425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10011
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Subway Info: Take the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$12 - $30
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