Wednesday, June 15, 2022

11th Street Bar

Photo, Mike Rabinowitz with Joff Wilson, Puma Perl, Dave Donen (drums), guest Seaton Hancock on sax, and Joe Sztabnik

Photo, Mark McKay

Photo, Mike Rabinowitz

Another great night at the 11th Street Bar on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. SoulCake opened for us, which they will do again at our next date, Tuesday, August, 23, 2022.

   SoulCake at 8:30, Puma Perl and Friends, 9:30-11.

Great bar, no admission or cover. 510 East 11th Street, right off Avenue A.


Anyway Café - Upcoming Dates

Photo, Bob Krasner, of Dave Donen, Puma Perl & Joe Sztabnik

Photo, Don Sztabnik

Photo, Don Sztabnik, outside with friends during the break.

Having a great time at our monthly gigs at Anyway Café, 34 East 2nd Street, NYC.

A combination of my original poetry, Joe's original songs, a few covers thrown in, percussion by Dave Donen.

Starting in July, 2022, we will be there the second Monday of every month, 8-10.

Great food and drink, cash only, reservations suggested, 212-533-3412.

Recently, Maux Kelley Nolan, wrote a great review of us for BSceneZine:

Next date: July 11!


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Monday, March 28, at the Anyway Café

 Puma, Joe (Sztabnik) and Dave (Donen) had a great time at our monthly residency at the Anyway Café, 34 East 2nd Street, NYC. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, we had a full house of both friends and diners who stumbled onto our show.

As per usual, we played for two hours, and included poetry, original songs by Joe, and two covers. Two of Joe's recent songs, "Lucy Dust" and "Home," are especially meaningful in light of the Russian war on Ukraine. We will be performing those songs on April 14 at a benefit to help Ukrainians who have been displaced by the war. The venue is the Parkside Lounge at Houston and Attorney. 

Our next two shows at Anyway Café will be May 2 and June 6; starting in July, we will continue our residency on the second Monday of every month.

Photos: Don Sztabnik, Johan Vipper, Last two by Shelley Fromm

Puma Perl by Donald Sztabnik

Dave, Puma and Joe by Johan Vipper

Joe Sztabnik by Shelley Fromm

Drummer Dave Donen by Shelley Fromm


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Stand with Ukraine: April 14 at the Parkside

 On April 14, 2022, a fundraiser for Ukraine will be held at the Parkside Lounge, Houston and Attorney Street. Puma Perl and Friends is one of many bands supporting the cause. Starts at 7, ends?

Meanwhile, check out another great song and video by Joe Sztabnik.

Lucy Dust. Take Out the Power.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

March 18, 2022, at the Parkside Lounge

Photo, Alan Rand, Puma Perl and Friends

Photo, Alan Rand, joining the Cynz on Fun

Photo, Don Sztabnik

Photo, Joy Grenauer, More Fun with Cyndi Dawson, Anne Husick and the Boys

We opened the night for Cyndi Dawson's birthday bash at the Parkside Lounge. The Puma Perl and Friends lineup was Joe Sztabnik, guitar, Dave Donen, drums, and Angello Olivieri, bass.

Photos by Alan Rand, Don Sztabnik and Joy Grenauer and here are a few by Phil Simkowitz:


February 28, 2022 - Anyway Café

                               Photos, Bob Krasner

Our monthly residency, Puma, Joe and Dave at the Anyway Café.
(Puma Perl, Joe Sztabnik, Dave Donen)

February 23, 2022 - 11th Street Bar

Photo, Mark McKay, backdrop Eric Seftel


Photo, Phillip Giambri

Back at the 11th Street Bar, 2/23/22, with SoulCake again opening for Puma Perl And Friend - Joff Wilson, Joe Sztabnik, Dave Donen, with special guests Gass Wild, who sang "Stray Cat Blues" and Seaton Hancock on sax. We will return on May 18, 2022, once again with SoulCake.
 Photos by Mark McKay and Phillip Giambri