JOE HURLEY'S "MY WILD IRISH ROSES" - A STERLING SEISUN OF IRISH BALLADS, SING-ALONGS, RABBLE ROUSERS, & REBEL SONGS:
MARCH 17TH 2012 - JOE'S PUB - NEW YORK, NY
Goings On About Town "Night Life"
Joe's Pub at Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.
'If there’s such a thing as a rock-and-roll basso profundo, Joe Hurley is its primo uomo. On March 15, Hurley and his band the Gents will perform a set that careens from stomping rock to engrossing ballads. Two nights later, Hurley will host his classic, freewheeling St. Patrick’s Day songfest.'
Shamrockin’ All Over This Town
New York Magazine - 3.14.12
Events beyond the booze to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day.
Joe Hurley: My Wild Irish Roses
Joe's Pub; 3/17 at 11:30 p.m.; 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.;
It's an intimate night of ballads, singalongs and more with Hurley and his special guests, including Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Laura Cantrell, and Colum McCann.
12th Annual Irish Rock Revue
Saturday March 12th 6:00pm - Highline Ballroom, NYC
Confirmed artists: TAMI LYNN (Rolling Stones, Dr John), ASBURY JUKE HORNS, LA LA BROOKS (The Crystals 'Da Do Run Run'), TONY GARNIER (Bob Dylan), DARREN BECKETT (Brandon Flowers - The Killers), JOE PISCOPO, Ellen Foley, Garland Jeffreys, Adam Roth (Denis Leary, Jim Carroll), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Jeff Kazee (SouthSide Johnny), SNL's Christine Ohlman, OSCAR & GRAMMY Winners, TONY Winning Actor MICHAEL CERVERIS, National Book Award Winner COLUM McCANN, plus very special unannounced guests from IRELAND! Many more TBA!
11th Annual Irish Rock Revue Press
Press coverage from the 2010 Irish Rock Revue (links to articles)
NY Daily News - March 7th 2010
Brace yourself, Bridgit! New York's own lepre-punk, Joe Hurley. is gathering a grand group of musical hooligans for his 11th annual Irish Rock Revue at the Highline Ballroom next Saturday. Novelist Colum McCann and Oscar-nominee Sam Bisbee are due to join Garland Jeffreys, Ellen Foley and many others in belting out Celt classics by the likes of U2, the Undertones, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and The Pogues. Hurley, who has cut a CD with McCann based on McCann's National Book Award-winning "Let the Great World Spin," is dedicating the evening to the recently departed Frank McCourt, Liam Clancy and Jim Carroll. He's also asking everyone to bring T-shirts to send to Haiti. (Get tickets at highlineballroom.com) Meanwhile, the acclaimed Irish sextet, Altan, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a show at Symphony Space on Thursday.
NY Daily News - March 21st 2010
Irish Consul-General Niall Burgess, Colum McCann and Milo O'Shea raised their glasses at the American Irish Historical Society to Joe Hurley on the success of his 11th Irish Rock Revue...
(above: Joe Hurley Composes Set-List For Irish Rock Revue 2010 (w/ Georgie Best of Course)
Photo-shoot for Wild Rover Clothing T-Shirts of Event. www.wildroverclothing.com - photo by Gina Herold)
10th Annual Irish Rock Revue Press
CALENDAR PICK OF THE WEEK
NEW YORK POST - BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ
"Cut from the same cloth as Tom Waits and Leonard Bernstein, crooner Joe Hurley leads his 10th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue tonight at 9 (opening acts start at 7). Hurley's band for this Gaelic ol' time includes a cast of musicians who have played with Cracker, Patti Smith, Ian Hunter and Rosanne Cash."
Press Coverage of Irish Revue 2009 and links to all related articles
- The Volume - March 17th 2009
- New York Post - March 14th 2009
- Murphguide.com - March 13th 2009
- The Sheila Variations - March 17th 2009
- New York Magazine - February 27th 2009
- About.com: New York City Travel - March 3rd 2009
- Time Out New York - March 2009
- Shecky's - March 11th 2009
- National Geographic Traveler - March 13th 2009
- New York Press - March 2009
- Epiphone.com - March 18th 2009
- Daily News / Rush & Molloy - March 8th 2009
- About.com: Manhattan NY - March 2009
- Vivien Goldman
10th Annual Irish Rock Review
Saturday March 14th 2009 @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Tuesday March 17th 2009 @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Pics from past Revues
9th Annual Irish Rock Revue
Irish Rock Revue - 2008 PRESS PICKS
THE NEW YORKER - Pick of the Week March 12
"The bar-room seasoned baritone of Joe Hurley and his fiery rocking band of Hibernians, Rogue's March, lead a cast of thousands (to indulge in a bit of blarney) in an early all-star St Patrick's Day Celebration"
THE IRISH VOICE Mar 12/2008 BY Mike Farragher
"Tis the season to be jolly! Okay, that's Christmas, but this is our holiday, and there is plenty to be jolly about as Ireland's biggest legends play all over the city these next few days. I recommend the same thing every year because it is clearly the best party of them all----Rogue's March maestro Joe Hurley puts on a raucous show called the All-Star Irish Rock Revue. This year his special guests include the High Kings, Chris Collingwod(Fountains of Wayne), Stew (Star of Broadway's new hit show 'Passing Strange') and Stephen Frost, star of the UK's "Whose Line is it anyway". They'll be joining Joe on Sat, Mar 15th at Webster Hall in the heart of the East Village. Other guest perfomers this year include members of the NYDolls, the Dictators and the Patti Smith Band, Ellen Foley, Willie Nile and SNL's Christine Ohlman. This eclectic crew runs through renditions of songs from Thin Lizzy, U2....."
NEW YORK POST Friday, Mar 18 - Weekend HOT PICKS in ENTERTAINMENT By Brian Niemietz
"There's no shortage of people and places to avoid around St Patrick's Day, but Joe Hurley's All-Star Irish Rock Revue is not an event to be missed. The Annual concert sees host band Joe Hurley and Rogue's March share a stage with members of the New York Dolls, The Dictators and The Patti Smith Band. They'll all cover songs of Irish musicians such as U2, Thin Lizzy, and Van Morrison.
DAILY NEWS - Thursday, Mar 13th Rush/Molloy Column
"Celtic punks, recently whipped into a lather by Flogging Molly at the Fillmore, will also be getting a jump on St Patrick's Day at Joe Hurley's 9th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue on Saturday at Webster Hall"
IRISH PUB/MUSIC EVENTS GUIDE
ROCK ON ST PATRICK'S WEEKEND TO SAVE ST BRIGID'S
"With all these great artists on one stage, it's no wonder Joe Hurley's Irish Rock Revue is the biggest St Patrick's Day Party in town!
"Count on singer Joe Hurley to salute his Irish Heritage with is blazing all-night extravaganza that celebrates Ireland's music contributions with local performers belting out covers of some of Emerald Isle's finest."
8th Annual Irish Rock Revue
Irish Rock Revue - 3/17/2007
Broadway stars Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Tony-winner for Assassins), Antonique Smith (Rent) and Annie Golden (The Full Monty) will perform at the Bowery Ballroom on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th.
"Joe Hurley's 8th annual 'AllStar Irish Rock Revue' features dozens of singers performing all the great Irish tunes, from Van Morrison to U2 to Costello, etc.," state press materials.
Cerveris, coming directly from the Public Theater's production of King Lear, will perform Morrissey's "Irish Blood, English Heart." Golden will perform the traditional gem "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day" and Antonique Smith, coming directly from Rent, will sing Sinead O'Connor's classic "Nothing Compares to You."
For tickets to the "Irish Rock Revue," visit www.ticketweb.com, the Mercury Lounge Box Office (217 E. Houston St.), call 212 260 4700 or visit www.roguesmarch
7th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue Singers
- Leif Arntzen
- Sam Bisbee
- Lisa Burns
- Michael Cerveris
- James Chance
- Steve Conte
- Bibi Farber
- Don Fleming
- Lani Ford
- Ellen Foley
- Annie Golden
- Julia Greenberg
- John S. Hall
- Joe Hurley
- Mary Lee Kortes
- Al Landess
- Michael LeMonde
- Richard Lloyd
- Rachel Loshak
- Lisa Lowell
- Sheryl Marshall
- James Mastro
- Olivia Maxwell
- Owen McCarthy
- Joe McGinty
- Alan Merrill
- Brian Monaghan
- Derwyn Monaghan
- Jenni Muldaur
- Christine Ohlman
- Megan Reilly
- Daniel Rey
- Marni Rice
- Pat Robinson
- Ed Rogers
- Donna She Wolf
- Andy Shernoff
- Antonique Smith
- Carlton Smith
- Lianne Smith
- Jon Spurney
- Tammy Faye Starlite
- Howie Statland
- Tish & Snooky
Irish Revue Press
NEW YORK MAGAZINE, MARCH 13th, 2006 - Nicole LaRossa
"Joe Hurley's All-Star Irish-Rock-a-palooza gets rave reviews every year as the biggest St Pat's party in town. Hurley himself is revered for his soulful, Shane MacGowan-esque baritone, and local talent covers paddy-rock favorites like U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead, and The Pogues."
NEW YORK PRESS SHORTLIST, Fri, Mar 17th
Usually when a promoter lists a few headliners and concludes with "and many more", it's hyperbole. Not so at the 7th Annual ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE, which lists an eyebrow-raising 44 participating singers. Big names this year include Michael Cerveris, currently starring in Sweeney Todd; Steve Conte, playing with his own band and the reunited New York Dolls; and Richard Lloyd of Television. The Revue celebrates the Emerald Isle's contribution to the canon, with performers covering tunes by Irish Rockers including Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, Morrissey, The Pogues, an up-and-coming outfit called U2 "and many more". Really. Also, count on a few traditional tunes, some interpreted in not-so-traditional ways. Count on it being one hell of a pisser. Just write Saturday off now. NEW YORK PRESS MUSIC PICK MAR 15, 2006
GREAT LINE-UP FOR IRISH REVUE
IRISH VOICE, March 1 , 2006 - Mike Farragher, Music Editor
"It seems hard to believe that Joe Hurley has been delighting rock audiences for seven years with his annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue. Hurley, the gloriously disheveled, gravel-throat punk who fronts the legendary underground band Rogue's March, invites a host of singers each St Patrick's to sing Irish-penned songs in front of his white-hot band. You might hear the band warm up on the hot soul of Van Morrison's "Domino" before they take a sharp turn into the Undertones' "Teenage Kicks".
This year is no exception, as Steve Conte(New York Dolls), Michael Cerveris (lead on Broadway's Sweeney Todd revival) and many others will converge on the Bowery Ballroom on March 17th. Get there when the revolving door of stars begin at 7pm and you will be treated to an acoustic Cajun-Celtic set by the Itinerants"
NEW YORK TIMES POP PICKS JOE HURLEY'S ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE, Mar 17, 2006 - Sinagra NEW YORK TIMES
For the seventh year, Joe Hurley and his band spend St Patrick's Day backing up an assortment of singers, including Michael Cerveris, James Chance, John S Hall, Mary Lee Kortes, Joe McGinty, Andy Shernoff, and Tammy Faye Starlight, who will perform Irish gems by the likes of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, Morrissey, and The Pogues. The music starts at 7:15 with the Itinerants, followed by Joe Hurley and The Gents at 8. The Irish Revue starts at 9. Bowery Ballroom. 6 Delancey St, near the Bowery. Lower East Side. 212 533 2111 $20
VILLAGE VOICE PICK OF THE WEEK (Aber) Mar 15, 2006
It's that day for sure-the smell of corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and even greener kids puking on the subway. It's also time for Hurley's annual gathering of over 40 NYC singers to celebrate the best of the best from the Emerald Isle, performing U2, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, and many others. 7pm $20
TIME OUT NEW YORK PICK OF THE WEEK Mar 15, 2006
It's a night of Irish Rock featuring Michael Cerveris (Broadway's Sweeney Todd), Steve Conte (the new New York Dolls), Richard Lloyd (the old and new Television), Andy Shernoff (the Dictators), Ellen Foley, and Joe Hurley and The Gents. Bowery Ballroom, 7pm $20
ST PAT'S ROCK REVUE RETURNS, MAR 15 2006 - IRISH VOICE
If you're looking for something a tad stronger than the angelic voice of Ronan Tynan this St Patrick's Day, might I suggest Joe Hurley's seventh Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue?
It will be held this year on Friday at Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom, beginning at 8pm. If you have never been to one of these shows, then you clearly have yet to do the big green holiday right in New York City, plain and simple. The St Patrick's Day Extravaganza features an extraordinary mix of top singers performing all the Irish Rock classics, backed by Joe Hurley's crackerjack Rogue's March band. While Rogue's March are known for their snarling rock riffery that provides Hurley's gravelled vocals such cover, they can also turn on a dime, and play melodies from the likes of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, Morrissey, Undertones, Costello, Sinead O'Connor, and The Waterboys to name a few. Tickets are on sale online at ticketweb.com . Tix are also available at Mercury Lounge Box Office (217 E Houston st 212 260 4700)
NEW YORKER, Mar 13, 2006
Joe Hurley's barroom seasoned baritone leads his fiery band of Hibernian rockers
PLAYING FOR PADDY, Mar 16, 2006 NEW YORK POST - Mary Huhn
Joe Hurley's 7th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue This runs amuck at the Bowery Ballroom (8pm $20 6 Delancey st 212 533 2111) A mix of local singers (Including famous ones) perform classics by the likes of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, and the Pogues. Artists include Television's Richard Lloyd, SNL's Christine Ohlman, and 'Dozens more" Hurley and Rogue's March play an opening set.
Photo Shoot @ Gibson
Check out the 2006 promotional photos shot in New York at the Gibson/Baldwin showroom on 54th street inside the former walls of the legendary Hit Factory studio.