joe's pub



For six years, Michael Arthur has been our Archival Artist, capturing dozens of performances as they happen. Now, we would like to invite you to participate.

If you want a chance to come and draw live during a performance at Joe’s Pub, please send us some sketchbook drawings you’ve done of musicians, actors and dancers. Each drawing will be reviewed by Joe’s Pub and Michael Arthur and several will be shared on our Tumblr.

Later this year we will extend an invitation for artists to draw a live performance in the venue.

Do you want to draw live at Joe’s Pub? Submit your sketchbook drawings HERE. (Please be sure to include your contact information.)

On October 30 we will be hosting a public reception for Michael Arthur on the mezzanine at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003) where 20 of his portraits will be on display.


[From Michael Arthur: Here are a few drawings from one night at Joe’s Pub, drawn from the vantage point of the sound and light booth. First up was the midway performance of Mike Daisey’s 29 part monologue All The Faces Of The Moon. I’ve drawn Mike before, but usually he’s alone at his table. His co-stars for this ambitious piece are a series of paintings by is Larissa Tokmakova, and it seemed only fitting that I include a drawing of the night’s painting. Next up was Joey Arias, a performer who defies categorization, but if you wanted to try you could pull out “cabaret”, “chanteuse”, “Rocker”, “Mocker”, “Diva” and the list goes on. Joey is one of a kind. That’s it. A night at Joe’s Pub. It can run the gamut from one man with a story to tell to … Well, really anywhere imagination, talent and creativity can take you. As an artist trying to capture the energy on the stage, I have enjoyed the wondrous unpredictability of Joe’s Pub.]

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Joe's Pub - Darren Criss and Charlene Kaye - Audio Download

Finally finished!  These are the best I could find - and special thanks to Stephaniew329 for uploading the whole concert since I got a lot of the audio from her video!

Charlene Kaye

Animal Love 1 (download) (original video)
Animal Love 2 (download) (original video)
Hummingbird Heart (download) (original video)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas f. Clark Baxtresser (download) (original video)
Skin and Bones f. Darren Criss (download) (original video)

(zip file of Charlene’s set)

Darren Criss

I Still Think (download) (original video) - I edited out the band intro.
Sami (download) (original video)
Jealousy (download) (original video) - I edited out the beginning :)
Don’t You (download) (original video)
Part of Your World (download) (original video)
Human (download) (original video)
New Morning f. Chuck Criss (download) (original video)
Teenage Dream (download) (original video)
Coolest Girl (download) (original video)
Not Alone (download) (original video)
Stutter (download) (original video)

Update 12/21/11 - Better audio.

Part of Your World (download) (original video)
Stutter (download) (original video)

Update 12/23/11 - Better audio.

Human (download) (original video)

zip file of Darren’s set (contains the versions of Part of Your World, Stutter and Human that I listed under better audio). 

Can I give you a bit of advice? Never say that. Never say that. Because it’s–cause it’s a severe let down. I want you to say “this is gonna be really creepy” and go [makes noise]. That’s creepy. What you’re saying is very sweet. Just say you’re amazing. She feels great. You feel validated. It’s perfect! Just stick to your guns and say what you feel.
—  Darren Criss’s advice to a fan who just called themself “creepy”. (x)