An Evening of Joyful Resistance Benefitting the Feminist Press


What: Swing into spring on May Day to celebrate elevating feminist voices, leadership, and creativity across genre. With The Bjorkestra (featuring Pyeng Threadgill), Candice Hoyes, Lauren Sevian, Rana Farhan, and the Resistance Revival Chorus.  All proceeds benefit the Feminist Press, a nonprofit founded to advance equality and amplify feminist perspectives.

When: May 1, 2018. Doors @ 6pm. Performance 6:30-8:30.

Where: Joe's Pub. 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.

Tickets: $100 VIP/$50 General. Visit the Joe's Pub website for tickets.

**Please note this venue has a minimum of two drinks or $12 per guest.



About the artists:

 (photo: Aria Isadora)

(photo: Aria Isadora)

The Bjorkestra featuring Pyeng Threadgill

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra is a genre bending jazz orchestra that interprets the music of Bjork Gudmundsdottir, one of the most influential pop artists of the past 20 years.  The Bjorkestra transcends the boundaries of popular music and modern jazz, and continues to thrill and mesmerize audiences with its engaging blend of improvisation, brilliant arrangements, and danceable grooves.

Pyeng Threadgill creates unique musical and movement experiences for audiences and students alike. She has appeared as a featured vocalist with dance theater troupe Urban Bush Women and music collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. Annually she performs SNOW, a distinctive holiday concert highlighting songs of winter. 


Candice Hoyes

Candice Hoyes is an impassioned vocalist, public speaker and educator, and has written for publications including the Los Angeles Review of BooksColumbia Journal of Gender and Law, and Blavity. As a public speaker, Hoyes is honored to have delivered a 2017 TED Salon Talk including a live performance, and has spoken on international platforms including Music @Google, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dropbox Artist Spotlight (for which she was the first), LinkedIn Artist Spotlight, Left of Black, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in Law, and the Harvard Alumni Association. She has led educational initiatives and taught across the US including Jazz at Lincoln Center, United Nations School, as well as numerous museums, cultural centers, and public schools for all ages. She has currently become an endorsed artist by Earthworks High Definition Microphones.

 (photo: Pamela Hanson)

(photo: Pamela Hanson)

Resistance Revival Chorus

The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 50 women who come together to sing protest songs in tribute to the historical importance of music in the protest movement. Join us. Let's get the country singing!

 (photo: Sharon Bushman)

(photo: Sharon Bushman)

Lauren Sevian

Grammy award winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian has been performing professionally since the age of 12, first on the piano, then on the saxophone. Lauren has two bands, the "LSQ", her quartet, and "LSAT" which she co-leads with saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. In addition to performing, Ms. Sevian is highly involved in jazz education, having been a guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator at numerous institutions and festivals all over the country.


 (photo: Rezalution Photography)

(photo: Rezalution Photography)


Rana Farhan

A unique fusion of classical Persian poetry with contemporary jazz and blues, erasing all borders and uniting these two distant cultures through music.


Directions to Joe's Pub


425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place) 
New York, NY 10003

By Subway:

West Side: Take the R or N train to the 8th Street Station
East Side: Take the #6 train to Astor Place Station

By Bus:

M2, M3, or M8 to 8th Street and 4th Avenue
M5 or M6 to 8th Street and Broadway
M15 to 2 nd Avenue and 9th Street
M101 or M102 to 8th Street and Cooper Union

By Car:

Exit the FDR Drive at Houston Street, drive west to Lafayette Street and turn right.
Or, drive down Broadway to 4th Street, turn left on 4th Street and then again on Lafayette Street