Our Lady J
Show DescriptionAfter a sold-out run at La Mama earlier this summer, Our Lady J brings Beauty As God(dess) to Joe's Pub, a concert celebrating the aesthetic of the Divine. Continuing on her previously explored themes of non-traditional, post-religious forms of worship, Our Lady J and special guests perform songs honoring the ever-present, yet mostly unacknowledged modern deity : BEAUTY itself. Is there anything more valued in our 21st Century society? Is there anything more sacred and desired?
Our Lady J’s latest musical offering blends the organic quality of her commanding piano playing with haunting electronic vocoders and live gospel choir, resulting in sublime musical tension– heightened by the show’s thematic oscillation between sacred and irreverent, classical and avant-garde, natural and designed, elegant and gritty.
The evening will also present selections from Our Lady J’s first studio album – to released at the end of 2012 as a companion soundtrack to the foreboding apocalypse.
In May of 2009, Our Lady J set out for her international solo debut at London’s prestigious South Bank Centre, complete with orchestra and gospel choir. She quickly became the buzz of London’s underground music scene and was asked to return for a successful 2 week run with the London “Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir” at the Soho Theatre in the summer of 2010. Other stops on her 2010-11 international tour included Mexico City (El Vicio), Berlin (Bar Jeder Vernunft), Dublin (The George), Manchester (Queer Up North Festival), The Ruhrfestspiele Festival (Recklinghausen, Germany), Australia’s record-breaking Harvest Festival (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane), and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival, where she opened for pop superstar Robyn. Since her transplant to Los Angeles last year, she has been a regular at the ROXY, Hotel Cafe, The Mint, and Ivan Kane’s Café Was.