Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Music with a View in NYC Part II: Joe's Pub & Annie O. Co-host Summer Salon Series

From a media release - and a follow up to a previous post:

Joe’s Pub & The Annie O. Music Series
Announce Final Additions to Summer Salon Series at The Cooper Square Hotel, New York
continuing to September 27, 2011


HAIR On Broadway’s Be-In For Broadway Impact, Pearl and the Beard, and Mimi Goese & Ben Neill PLUS a Second Martha Wainwright Show Round Out The Already Impressive Salon Series Lineup

New York, August 2, 2011 –
Joe’s Pub (Director Shanta Thake) and The Annie O. Music Series (Annie Ohayon) have announced the final additions to the already impressive salon series at the Cooper Square Hotel. This past April, Joe’s Pub, a vital part of New York City’s cultural landscape, announced a three month hiatus in programming, beginning July 2, to undertake an interior redesign and renovation. During this temporary closure, Joe’s Pub has been continuing its dedication to present a wide variety of performing arts at affordable ticket prices to New York and its East Village community.

“We knew our artists and audiences would be going through withdrawal this summer without the wealth of shows to choose from at Joe’s Pub,” said Joe’s Pub Director Shanta Thake.  “This summer salon series will be a great opportunity to see artists in an intimate space with beautiful views of the city while the staff of Joe’s Pub prepares for our incredible fall programming.”

The salon performances, which take place in the hotel’s scenic 21st-floor penthouse, are open to the public and will represent the quality and diversity of programming which is paramount to the mission of Joe’s Pub.  In addition to the performances, concert attendees will have access to a breathtaking, 360-degree view of Manhattan from the penthouse’s floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around terrace. Drinks will be available for purchase from a full cash bar.

“The Cooper Square Hotel, which is home to many creative talents, established our successful Annie O. Music Series just over a year ago,” says The Cooper Square Hotel Managing Partner Klaus Ortlieb.. “We are excited to co-host the Summer Salon Series with our neighbor, Joe's Pub, so musicians and patrons of the legendary venue can enjoy summertime concerts in our penthouse which offers an intimate setting and great views.”

• Tickets are on sale for all performances and are available online at joespub.com, by phone at 212-967-7555 or in person at the Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. 
• All Salon Series performances are general admission.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

SXIP SHIREY AND RAYA BRASS BAND
Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM; $15

The innovative and surprising music of Sxip Shirey and the Balkan funk of Raya Brass Band at first might at first seem like an odd pairing but they share a New York lineage that includes the dance parties of Gemini and Scorpio, underground art events and backyard BBQs in Brooklyn.  With harmonica and megaphone in hand, Sxip Shirey surprises with red marbles rolling in electroacoustic glass bowls, industrial flutes, bass siren whistles, a regurgitated music box, and a whole bag of tricks.  Raya Brass Band is the sort of brass band that gleefully mashes up the music of Eastern Europe with funky American dance grooves, Reggaeton, and whatever else it gets its hands on.



HAIR ON BROADWAY’S BE-IN FOR BROADWAY IMPACT
Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 PM; $20

Cast members from the critically acclaimed first national tour of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, now on Broadway at the St. James Theatre for a “Summer of Love” run, will hold a “Be-In” performance featuring songs from HAIR along with original songs, cast favorites and special guests to benefit Broadway Impact and help celebrate the recent victory for marriage equality in New York state.

PEARL AND THE BEARD
Friday, August 12 at 7:30 PM; $15

Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, two glockenspiels, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul. Former strangers Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles were united in the great city of New York. Each had migrated there from a far corner of the nation with naught but food in their pockets and money in their bellies. Each had the same true love. Since then the three nested, and their unique brand of brightly melodic song craft continues to blossom of its own accord. Pearl and the Beard loves you the way you’ve always been.



MARTHA WAINWRIGHT – 7:30PM is SOLD OUT
Monday, August 22 at 7:30 & 9:30PM; $20

By popular demand, Joe’s Pub (Director Shanta Thake) and The Annie O. Music Series (Annie Ohayon) have announced a second Martha Wainwright show as part of the Summer Salon Series at The Cooper Square Hotel on August 22nd, at 9:30 pm. 

With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different force in music. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998, the same year she started singing back-up for her brother Rufus both live and on record. In 2005 she released the eponymous ‘Martha Wainwright’ to great critical and commercial acclaim and in 2008 followed it with ‘I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too’. Martha toured the world last year, promoting her third album, ‘San Fusils, Ni Souliers A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Album’. The extraordinary and powerful album and show, a homage to the great Edith Piaf, was received with glowing reviews and left  audiences stunned by Martha’s incredible range and talent. In 2010 she also headlined her own outdoor show in London’s Regents Park. Currently, Martha is hard at work on her next studio album and caring for her beautiful son with Brad Albetta, Arcangelo.

FRANCISCA VALENZUELA
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM; $15

Francisca Valenzuela is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in California, until moving to her current hometown of Santiago, Chile at age 13. She is currently launching her second album called Buen Soldado which was produced by Vicente Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell) and Francisca. Her songs range from piano pop rock, to some more jazzy, or even folkly tunes. Her lyrics refer to social or political issues, personal stories, intimate reflections, humor and love stories.

MIMI GOESE AND BEN NEILL
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM; $15

Following critically acclaimed performances of their musical theater piece Persephone, Mimi Goese & Ben Neill unveil Songs for Persephone August 30 on Ramseur Records. Songs for Persephone creates a vehicle for Goese’s vocal and performance style—which Rolling Stone likens to “eloquent sonic ballet”—as well as for Neill’s performance on his self-designed mutantrumpet, “a schizophrenic trumpet [used] to create art music for the people (WIRED).”

Goese is known as the lead singer/co-songwriter of Hugo Largo, the critically acclaimed minimalist punk/pop group who released two albums on Brian Eno’s Opal label in the ’80s. After touring with musician/producer Hector Zazou and co-writing/singing on the Moby album Everything is Wrong, Goese’s solo album Soak was released by Luaka Bop, David Byrne’s label.

Neill is a composer, performer, producer, and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. He has recorded eight CDs of his music on labels including Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear, Astralwerks and Six Degrees. His most recent CD Night Science was released in 2009 on Thirsty Ear.

JOE’S PUB at The Public Theater 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.

THE ANNIE O. MUSIC SERIES AT THE COOPER SQUARE HOTEL is a showcase series for musicians around the city and the world. Annie Ohayon, former publicist for Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Angelique Kidjo and Bebel Gilberto, among others, curates the intimate and acoustic concert series. The series has hosted artists such as Amadou and Mariam , Zak Glass, Moby, Laurie Anderson; Angelique Kidjo; John Forte, formerly of The Fugees; Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo; DJ Spooky; and more

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