A musician on the verge, Novice Theory (a/k/a Geo Wyeth) materialized suddenly on the downtown music scene a year ago, with appearances at Weimar New York and the Tingel Tangel Club, and his skills have kept him there credibly. In his first full-length show as a headliner, the trans female-to-male pianist, singer, and accordionist takes the stage at Joe’s Pub, proving that brains come before a beautiful voice: The Yale grad actually wrote his thesis on the Pub’s namesake, Joseph Papp. Wyeth sings
his deeply emotional numbers with a unique, soulful voice, and the haunting “At the End We Listen” is destined to carry him smoothly on toward breakout stardom.

Sat., April 5, 9:30 p.m., 2008