Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St., Manhattan)
$12 in advance
Sophie Auster released her first album when she was 16. The album was collaboration with Brooklyn-based musicians One Ring Zero. She drew lyrical inspiration from her father’s (author Paul Auster) English translations of French surrealist poems. The album was highly acclaimed in France and quickly found an audience throughout Europe. Following that album, she met writer/musician Barry Reynolds who has worked with Rufus Wainright, Marianne Faithful, Antony & the Johnsons and Grace Jones and began collaborating on material.
In 2012 Sophie completed work on her new record, Red Weather, released in November 2012. The daring and soulful sound of this effort highlights Sophie’s visceral vocals, stunning arrangements, and heart-wrenching lyrics. “I force myself to write everyday,” says Sophie, “but the best songs are the ones that pour out of you—the ones that are urgent.”