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JOIN THE UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AT JOE’S PUB

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

FEATURING UKRAINE QUARTET DAKHABRAKHA’S WORLD MUSIC MELANGE OF SOUNDS FROM UKRAINE WITH INDIAN, ARABIC, AFRICAN, RUSSIAN, & AUSTRALIAN INSTRUMENTS

CELEBRATE JAPANESE-AMERICAN SONGSTRESS MONDAY MICHIRU’S ALBUM RELEASE, AND CATCH BUZZ-WORTHY BIGYUKI’S MASHUP OF JAZZ, SOUL, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONICA

MUSICAL COMEDIANS ZACH TEAGUE & DREW LAUSCH BRING US BABY GAY, RUBY MCCOLLISTER PRESENTS TRAGEDY, AND MATT ROGERS RETURNS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN AUGUST

DakhaBrakha

Wednesday, August 10 at 7 PM

Photo: Vitaliy Vorobyov

DakhaBrakha is a world music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soulUkrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music.  The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding, and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by IndianArabicAfricanRussian, and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Monday Michiru: ENSO Album Release

Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM

Japanese-American Songstress Monday Michiru returns to Joe’s Pub to celebrate the release of ENSO, her latest album.

Cameron Esposito

Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13 at 9:30 PM

Cameron Esposito is an award-winning standup comic, actor, podcaster, and bestselling author. Cameron most recently appeared in HBOMax’s “Moonshot” and ABC’s “A Million Little Things.” Cameron’s new hour is about divorce, and self-acceptance.

 Meshelle: Can I Be Great? Life After 20 Years Inside

Friday, August 12 at 9:30 PM

Meshelle explores the shelf-life of a stand-up comedienne and solo performer daring to live her dream after exiting 20 years of marriage and on the cusp of empty nest syndrome. What can a comedienne, a G.A.W.D (Grown Ass Woman…Darling), do amid an industry that measures success by likes and follows? Meshelle challenges the industry insiders with the rhetorical question, “Can I Be Great? Life After 20 Years Inside.” Come along as she shares her journey through song, stand-up comedy, and fearless storytelling introducing a few characters.

Joey Arias

Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Joey Arias returns to Joe’s Pub following the release of his new EP, NO ONE KNOWS. In addition to original tunes, don’t be surprised to hear Joey feature some covers of beloved artists like Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendryx & Led Zeppelin!

Sneak Peak: Be Like Bone the Musical, Presented in Association with MTF

Monday, August 15 at 7:00 PM

Get ready – this is unlike any musical theater music you have ever heard. Composer/lyricist and drummer, Storm Thomas, is serving up a sneak peek of the musical Be Like Bone. You will move and groove to the new sound of Black queer and trans musical theater while you learn the hidden history of Black musical theater all around us. Presented in association w/Musical Theatre Factory.

John Gallagher Jr.

Monday & Tuesday, August 15 & 16 at 9:30 PM

Fresh off of a sophomore album release, a world premiere musical featuring songs of The Avett Brothers, two feature films, and a documentary about the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, Actor/Singer/Songwriter/New York City Raconteur, John Gallagher, Jr. returns to the hallowed ground of Joe’s Pub for the first time since 2016 – with a handful of oldies as well as a batch of brand new songs written for his soon to be recorded third studio album.

Generation Women

Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 PM

Photo: Georgia Clark

Generation Women is a multigenerational storytelling night that invites a woman or non-binary performer in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+ to share an original true story on a theme. Their diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on the cycle of life. The mission of is to amplify underheard voices & create space for intergenerational connection & community.

Clem Snide

Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 PM

Forever Just Beyond, Eef Barzelay’s stunning album under the Clem Snide moniker may just be the most miraculous of them all. Produced by Scott Avett, the record is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends. Avett’s production is similarly warm and inviting, and the careful, spacious arrangement of gentle guitars and spare percussion carves a wide path for Barzelay’s insightful lyrics and idiosyncratic delivery.

BIGYUKI

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:30 PM

Masayuki Hirano—better known as BIGYUKI—is a ground-breaking songwriter and virtuoso keyboard player who blends jazzsoulhip-hop, and electronica to create a sound that’s wholly his own. Alongside releasing his own inimitable music, BIGYUKI is highly sought-after as a performer and collaborator by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole, Kamasi Washington, and Lauryn Hill.

Unitard

Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM

Make Laugh not War, a dangerous adult comedy with the irrepressible comedy group Unitard. Mike Albo, Nora Burns, and David Ilku bring you Sriracha-spiced sketches, satire, and songs.

Zach and Drew: Baby Gay

Thursday, August 18 at 9:30 PM

Featured in The New York Times, musical comedians Zach Teague & Drew Lausch present Baby Gay, an hour-long musical trainwreck that will TEACH the audience that everyone has a Baby Gay inside of them. Featuring original sleeper hits such as “It’s Poppers!” and “Gay Demonz,” Zach and Drew are ready to drag you to hell or into a long-term relationship! 

Priya Darshini feat. Karsh Kale, Sunny Jain, Max ZT & Moto Fukushima

Friday, August 19 at 7:00 PM

Priya Darshini returns to Joe’s Pub with the second iteration of her Revue! Features the innovative tabla and electronica artist Karsh Kale, drummer, dhol-player, and thought leader Sunny Jain, and collaborators Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Moto Fukushima (bass), and other special guests. These composers and friends will reimagine some of their original compositions, bringing their unique and distinct styles together, highlighting the beauty in diversity, collaboration, and the value of shared experience.

Ruby McCollister: Tragedy

Friday, August 19 at 9:30 PM

Ruby McCollister’s Tragedy is a new one-woman show (in progress) by Ruby McCollister. This downtown IT Girl walks you through the catacombs of her life beginning in a Theater in Los Angeles and the beginning of her addiction to the macabre. She deep dives into her past present future and takes you to the mountain…we promise. It’s laughs, tears, and revelation guaranteed.

Matt Rogers

Saturday, August 20 and 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM

Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas, The Tonight Show) leaves comedy forever with the highly anticipated release of his holiday album, Have You Heard of Christmas?  Matt will perform every original song from this very real new seasonal classic coming soon.

Our audience policy requires complete COVID-19 vaccination by the date of attendance for access into the facility, theaters, and restaurant. Please read the full policy here.

JOE’S PUB, a program of the Public Theater, was named for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since it opened in 1998, Joe’s Pub has played a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe’s Pub is home to the annual Habibi Festival, which hosts artists representing contemporary and traditional music of the SWANA (Southwest Asia/North Africa) region, and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong curation series that celebrates the career, and community, of a prolific and influential artist—including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson, and Barbara Maier Gustern. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents over 700 shows featuring artists from all over the world and hosts over 100,000 audience members annually. Beyond public performances, Joe’s Pub also leads artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe’s Pub Working Group, an artist-led development and collaboration cohort. Current commissioned artists include Daniel J. Watts & Nick Blaemire, Liza Paul & Bahia Watson, Sunny Jain, Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall, and treya lam. Joe’s Pub is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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