Event Preview: Ami Dang, Unitard: Badassy! on 1/29 @ Joe’s Pub

Ami Dang @ Joe’s Pub

January 29, 9:30 p.m.

 

Since the 2011 release of her debut album, Hukam, Ami Dang has carved out a singular career as a sitarist and electronic music producer. The Baltimore-based artist is classically trained, having played sitar since the age of 12 and studying voice and sitar in both the U.S. and India. She’s also a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied music technology and composition. All these influences come together in a sound that connects the deep history of North Indian music and 21st century electronic music.

Dang’s solo work has ranged from the experimental pop of her early releases to the ambient exploration of her acclaimed 2019 album, Parted Plains. On Parted Plains, she focused on instrumental tracks, creating rich, emotional narratives without words.

On her journey, Dang has collaborated with equally forward-minded artists like Animal Collective and Pearl and the Oysters. Live, she has played alongside an eclectic array of artists, including Grimes, for whom she opened in 2013, Lil B, Dan Deacon, Bonnie Prince Billy and Beach House.

Tickets are available for purchase here

 

Unitard: Badassy! @ Joe’s Pub

January 29, 7 p.m.

 

For 20 years, the trio Unitard has chronicled modern life in New York and beyond with sketch comedy that has tapped into everything from street petitioners to Harvey Weinstein to Donald Trump’s hemorrhoids.¬† Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku are boundary-pushing comedians, unafraid of digging into the darkest corners of 21st century politics and culture. Their bold stage shows have earned Unitard critical acclaim and high praise from fellow wits like Parker Posey and Jennifer Coolidge. Their work has appeared on NPR, CNN, Logo, Comedy Central and other national outlets.

Unitard has performed across the U.S., from Wigstock to SF Sketchfest, but Joe’s Pub has become a frequent haunt for the trio. They’ll return to the venue on January 29 with their current show, “Badassy!,” which initially ran at Joe’s Pub in spring of 2019 and returned in the fall for an extension of their residency.

Tickets are available for purchase here