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    You should have all gotten the email last week announcing Joe s Pub in the Park presented by The Public Theater in association with MTV and VH1, but just in
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      You should have all gotten the email last week announcing Joe's Pub in the Park presented by The Public Theater in association with MTV and VH1, but just in case you missed it, see below for all the info.    Lots of Joe's Pub favorites and a few new friends all moving up to The Public Theater's beautiful outdoor amphiteater in Central Park. Don't forget, RESERVED SEAT tickets for the paid shows go on sale through Telecharge THIS FRIDAY, June 4, so no procrastinating or hitting me up for help buying tickets after they are sold out.  www.telecharge.com 212-239-6200 is where you want to go.For the free shows, tickets will be distributed at the Public and at The Delacorte on the day of the show, like we do for the free Shakespeare in Central Park.
      This weekend, we have the return of our ongoing collaboration with DanceNow NYC, with another stellar lineup of established and emerging companies.  What's been amazing about these events is how different they are each month - sometimes they lean a bit more performance-y, sometimes they are more physical and "dancer-ly" (you'd be amazed at what can happen on our "small" stage), but always a wonderfully curated collection of short pieces by some of the top dancers and choreographers on the scene.  If you are less familiar dance, this is a great low-risk way to see a lot of work that's fun, smart, sexy, accessible, provocative....if you see a lot of dance, there are always new surprises, artists you know and love taking some new chances as well as some new discoveries, and besides, how often do you get to have a strong cocktail as you watch a dance performance. 
      On the heels of her recent Time OUT NY/MAC Award, next Monday's Jackie Hoffman show is sold out, but we have shows on Mondays June 21 and 28, so don't miss out on this chance to see Joe's Pub's longest running show.  Also on Monday is a night of music by artists from the influential label Ghostly International, including live debuts from Matthew Dear and Dykehouse.  The show is getting a tremendous amount of press - don't wait on this one either, or , like tomorrow's Jolie Holland and Angela mcCluskey shows, it will be sold out.
      Lots of blues and American roots music coming up - in addition to the Jolie Holland show (she's playing Maxwell's next week if you miss her here), next Tuesday, the hot young band Old Crow Medicine Show - imagine The Pogues playing old timey American music - will raise the temperature in the Pub.  On Thursday, my GlobeSonic dj partner Derek Beres will spin as a lead in to a celebration of the 10th anniversary of World Music Network/Rough Guides, with a great double bill by the American blues traveller Bob Brozman and Indian slide guitarist Debashish Battacharya, both alone and together.  Brozman is like Ry Cooder - travelling the world collaborating with great guitarists of various traditions, and this should be a special night. 
      Later next Thursday, we have the NYC debut of one of the great unheralded guitarists of the blues, Jody Williams.  You've heard him playing on Bo Diddley's seminal "Who Do You Love", you've heard his stylistic innovations absorbed by such followers as Buddy Guy and Otis Rush, and you've probably heard a bazillion artists from bar bands playing his instrumental "Lucky Lou", but chances are pretty good you've ever seen him live - he only recently come out of retirement to record scorching two new records.  If you paid attention when we alerted you to the comeback of Bettye Levette (who returns to Joe's Pub this July!) , you know that I try not to cry wolf when it comes to these advance warnings.This is a rare opportunity and should be a special night. If you are even remotely interested in the blues, be here. 
      That's it for now - hope to see you soon.

      The Public Theater, in association with MTV and VH1, presents the inaugural season of JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK, a two-week concert series at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park!

      Beginning this Friday, June 4th, reserved seating tickets to JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK paid shows will be on sale at The Public Theater box office, 425 Lafayette St.; online at www.publictheater.org; and via Telecharge, 212.239.6200. Prices vary. Half of the JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK performances are FREE. Tickets to the FREE JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK performances will be available on the day of the performance (2 per person, please) at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1pm and at The Public Theater, from 1pm to 3pm. The closest entrances to The Delacorte are at 81st St. & Central Park West or 79th St. & 5th Ave. For complete listings and descriptions of each performance featured in JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK, see below...

      *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events*********************
      Visit our website at: www.JoesPub.com
      Location: 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th St. & Astor Place.
      Take N train to Broadway & 8th St. or 6 train to Astor Place.
      For information & reservations please call 212.539.8778
      or, for Telecharge listed events call 212.239.6200.
      Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

      For show descriptions for the upcoming month, and weekly late night events, see below.
      Angela McCluskey CD Release / Thur, June 3 SOLD OUT

      Jolie Holland / Thur, June 3 SOLD OUT

      Schiavo / Fri, June 4

      Dancenow/NYC: Dance-mOpolitan, hosted by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women, and feat. Gus Solomons Jr., Carmen de Lavallad, Robert Battle, and more / Fri & Sat, June 4-5

      Peter Salett / Sat, June 5

      Akiko Yano Trio feat. Anthony Jackson & Cliff Almond / Sun, June 6

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mon, June 7 SOLD OUT; Mondays, June 21 & 28

      An Evening with Ghostly International: Matthew Dear (live vocal debut) / Dykehouse (live band debut) / Aeroc (live debut) / Mon, June 7

      Melissa Ferrick: The Other Side / Tues & Wed, June 8 & 9

      Old Crow Medicine Show / Tues, June 8

      Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers / Wed, June 9

      Bob Brozman & Debashish Bhattacharya: World Music Network/Music Rough Guides 10th Anniversary Celebration plus DJ Derek Beres / Thur, June 10

      Jody Williams / Thur, June 10

      Jen Chapin with special guest Keren Ann / Fri, June 11

      Joan Wasser: Joan As Police Woman EP Release / Fri, June 11

      Kaki King / Sat, June 12

      Greg Garing / Sat, June 12

      Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker, starring Julie Wilson, Spider Saloff, Mark Murphy, Lincoln Briney, Michael Fleming, Michael Kanan, James Gavin, Holt McCallany & Tatum Greenblatt / Sun, June 13

      RIPLEY / Sun, June 13

      Vic Chesnutt / Mon & Wed, June 14 & 16

      Saban Bajramovic / Mon, June 14

      Ethel and So Percussion: Cantaloupe Records Double CD Release Party / Tues, June 15

      Valencia / Tues, June 15

      Morley / Wed, June 16

      Sam Phillips / Thur & Fri, June 17 & 18

      Harmonia / Thur, June 17

      Paulette McWilliams & Vincent Herring / Fri, June 18

      Rachael Yamagata / Sat, June 19

      Henry Butler / Sat, June 19

      Markus James: Timbuktoubab Documentary Screening and Performance / Sun, June 20

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mondays, June 21 & 28

      Chester Gregory / Mon, June 21

      Kathleen Supové: Infusion CD Release / Tues, June 22

      Nicole Renaud: Les Amants Solitaires CD/Video Release / Tues, June 22

      Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and The Mammals / Wed, June 23

      Pink Stëël: Open Wide For Pride / Wed, June 23

      Hayley Westenra / Thur, June 24

      Tammy Faye Starlite: La Passion du Christ: Menage A Trois / Thur, June 24

      Pinetop Perkins featuring Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin / Fri, June 25

      Donna DeLory / Sat, June 26

      The Bobs / Sat, June 26

      BrazilJam: a benefit for Ana Fonteles with Forró in the Dark, Brooklyn Brazil Bop, Grupo Saveiro, Choro Ensemble / Sun, June 27

      Alison Fraser / Sun, June 27

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mondays, June 21 & 28

      Youssou N'Dour / Mon, June 28

      Julian Velard with special guest Dina Dean / Tues, June 29

      David Mead / Tues, June 29

      East Village Opera Company / Wed, June 30

      Rene Risque & The Art Lovers / Wed, June 30

      Martha Wainwright: A Canada Day Celebration as part of the Upper North Side Music Series / Thurs, July 1

      Chin Chin / Fri, July 2

      Wunmi / Fri, July 2

      Fantcha / Mon, July 5

      Lythion Release Party / Tues, July 6

      Eddie From Ohio / Wed, July 7

      Nora York: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit... / Thur, July 8

      Elysian Fields / Thur, July 8

      The Strawbs - Electric / Fri, July 9

      Groove Collective: Unplugged / Sat, July 10

      Red Lotus / Edie Carey / Sun, July 11

      Cerveris / Mon, July 12

      The Oz Noy Trio / Manhattan Vibes / Tues, July 13

      Eleni Mandell with special guest Ethan Lipton / Tues, July 13

      Bettye LaVette / Wed, July 14

      Perla Batalla / Fri, July 16

      Alessandra Belloni with John LaBarbera, Steve Gorn, Robert Curto and Brazilian guest artists Davi Veira & Marivaldo Santos: The Night of the Shooting Stars / Sat, July 17

      Sandra Luna: CD Release / Thur, July 15

      Vishal Vaid / Sat, July 17

      Mercan Dede Secret Tribe / Mon, July 19

      Flare / The Davenports / Wed, July 21

      Richie Havens / Thur, July 22

      Nick Rolfe / Fri, July 23

      Jenny Scheinman / Myra Melford: A Double CD Release Party In Celebration of Women Jazz Composers / Sat, July 24

      Les Yeux Noirs / Sun, July 25

      Heather Greene / (co-headliner TBD) / Tues, July 27

      Donovan: beat café / Tues, July 27 & Thur, July 29

      Cibelle / Wed, July 28

      Life in a Blender / Tues, Aug 3

      Slaid Cleaves / Tues & Fri, August 3 & 6

      Rachael Sage with special guest Noe Venable: Ballads and Burlesque CD Release / Wed, August 4

      Dayna Kurtz: Beautiful Yesterday CD Release / Thurs, August 5

      Jacqui Naylor / Sat, August 7

      Anthony Mills and Jason Moran: An Evening of Spirituals / Sun, August 8

      Heeb Storytelling: hosted by Marc Maron, feat. Jill Sobule, Todd Barry and many others / Wed, August 11

      Matisyahu - Hasidic Reggae Superstar / Wed, August 11

      Waiter, Waiter / Sat-Mon, August 14-16

      Tin Hat Trio: Book of Silk CD Release / Fri, August 20

      Miguel Algarin's Mongo Affair / Sat & Sun, August 21 & 22

      The Clogs with special guest Erik Friedlander / Sat, August 21

      Forro In The Dark / Mon, August 23

      Adventures In Paradise: A Tribute to Minnie Riperton / Wed, August 25

      Rebecca Martin: People Behave Like Ballads CD Release / Tues, August 31

      Rachelle Garniez & the Fortunate Few / Thurs, September 9

      Tom Paxton / Sun, September 12

      Rafael de Utrera / Tues & Wed, September 14 & 15

      Voices Collective: Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Kate McGarry, Luciana Souza / Thur, September 16

      Suede / Fri, September 17

      Kiran Ahluwalia / Tues, September 21

      Willem Breuker Kollektief / Thur, September 23

      Dervish / Fri, September 24

      Quetzal / Sun, October 3

      Fairport Convention / Fri, October 8

      Richard Lewis / Fri-Sat, October 15-16

      Holly Cole / Thur, October 21

      Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan & Jacques Brel / Fri, October 22

      Monica Salmaso / Fri, October 29

      All shows at 7pm.

      Mon, August 16
      BEBEL GILBERTO with special guest Juana Molina
      Bebel Gilberto's music is the perfect breezy, bossanova soundtrack to a warm summer evening. From Argentina, Juana Molina's delicate vocals intertwine with guitar and subtle electronic programming, creating a hypnotic blend of the traditional and the futuristic. $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members

      Tues, August 17
      SUZANNE VEGA / JONATHA BROOKE with special guest Teitur
      Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the Greenwich Village folk-music revival of the early 1980's. Since then, Vega has sold out concerts in the world's best-known venues, and has had major hits with "Luka" and "Tom's Diner". Since the early '90s, the vivacious singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jonatha Brooke has won immense critical acclaim and built a remarkably devoted fan base with a series of beguiling albums showcasing her supple, expressive voice and adventurous, insightful songwriting. Teitur, who plays sensitive, melodic songs filled with a "classical simplicity and beauty", influenced by Sting, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and American Music Club, has been generating growing acclaim from critcs and musicians alike for his debut album. $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members

      Wed, August 18
      German-born cabaret legend Lemper's performing career grows out of a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Her panache, versatility and sophisticated repertoire - including Berlin cabaret songs and the dark gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill - have led her to international acclaim as a recording artist, and in the theatre, cabaret and film worlds. With a gift for hook-filled melodies, taut poetic narratives, incisive song portraits and a sardonic sense of humor, Stew has travelled from LA to Alphabet City to Berlin and back again. On Stew's latest solo record, the uncharacteristically personal, Something Deeper Than These Changes, he "reaches beneath the surface of the songs to pull out and expose the emotions behind the ideas." FREE tickets, distributed day of show.

      Thurs, August 19
      JAMIE CULLUM / NELLIE McKAY with special guest Raúl Midón
      Called "a one-man British invasion" by Hollywood Reporter, self-taught vocalist/pianist/songwriter Cullum's U.S. debut has already gone 2x platinum in his native England. Brimming with energy and charm, twentysomething proves Cullum a singular talent, able to make traditional pop and jazz compositions sound new and avant-garde rock sound vintage. A multi-talented "youngster" of 19, McKay is already a seasoned performer/singer/songwriter/raconteur who peppers her live shows with acerbic and witty banter in between self-penned songs -- and a well-placed standard or two -- from her ever-growing repertoire steeped in the classic pop of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building, filtered through a post-Eminem sensibility. The buzz is growing into a roar for multi-instrumentalist Midón, "a Must See Performer!" (The Miami Herald) who straddles soul, pop & jazz, with a hair-raising voice and dazzling guitar technique that has been blowing minds everywhere he performs. FREE tickets, distributed on day of show.

      Sat, August 21
      ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA / BURNT SUGAR: The Arkestra Chamber / NUBLU ORCHESTRA: conduction by Butch Morris
      Antibalas is an Afrobeat juggernaut, reincarnated as a hard-hitting collective of musicians in New York City. The group carries on the soul of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, founder of the unique Afrobeat sound, which unites highlife, jazz, funk, and traditional African elements with unabashed political messages. Burnt Sugar is "the world's second fully improvisational acid funk band," bringing together a bevy of guitarists, keyboardists, percussionists and vocalists for exploratory groove-based group improvisations ranging from jazz-rock fusion to trip-hop, jungle and ambient house music. In the tradition of Butch Morris' "Holy Ghost" and "Skyscraper", the NuBlu Orchestra is the quintessential Nouveau-Avant art music, coming out of the fertile electro-acoustic nu-world-jazz scene centered at Alphabet City's club Nublu. A night of improvisational orchestras for the new millenium presented in association with HOWL East Village Festival of the Arts. FREE tickets, distributed on day of show.

      Sun, August 22
      GAVIN DEGRAW with special guests Toby Lightman and Michael Tolcher
      A vital and magnetic artist with abundant talent and charisma, DeGraw's remarkably accomplished debut studio album Chariot is filled with the same combination of raw emotion and eloquent songraft that were hallmarks of his sold-out monthly residency at Joe's Pub in the summer of 2002, when Time Out NY rightly predicted he was "destined for stardom." With a voice that's powerful, passionate, endlessly expressive and full of contagious energy, Lightman's deeply soulful rock groove is quickly winning a devoted following for her debut album, Little Things, marked by lyrical maturity and poignant musicianship. A gifted artist in every sense of the word - writer/singer/musician/performer - Tolcher deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with a deep understanding of soul, R&B and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing. $25 for general public / $20 for Public Theater members

      Tues, August 24
      TODD RUNDGREN - solo / JOE JACKSON - solo
      with special guest Ethel
      A gifted and visionary artist, continually charting new, unpredictable territory, Rundgren is a legend of the pop/rock pantheon and a recognized innovator in music technology with numerous successful solo albums and singles. Jackson's ability to move easily between rock, classical, "new wave" and swing has established him as one of music's true visionaries, from the classic post punk band that exploded in the late 70's with Look Sharp to his ahead-of-its-time swing project Jumpin' Jive, to the sophisticated urban pop of Night & Day, Vols. 1 & 2, to distinguished film scores and Grammy award-winning instrumental album Symphony No. 1. Ethel, New York's most-talked-about string quartet, has taken the new music world by storm with their 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet, featuring uptown and downtown performing stalwarts Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds, and Mary Rowell. $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members

      Thurs, August 26
      Recognized around the world as the foremost dance interpreter of Hispanic culture in the United States, Ballet Hispanico's innovative repertory fuses ballet, modern and Latin dance forms into a spirited image of contemporary Hispanic-American culture. Michel is the reigning queen of Haitian song, beloved for combining traditional rhythms with social, political, and inspirational content. FREE tickets, distributed on day of show.

      Fri, August 27
      Mos Def, the multi-talented rapper, rocker, and stage and screen actor, continues his explorations of jazz with the premiere of Big. Drawing from material by Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Gil-Scott Heron, Beyonce and original compositions, Mos Def and his big band, with musical direction by percussionist Will Calhoun (Black Jack Johnson/Living Colour) explode the boundaries between jazz, soul and hip-hop. Spirit Music. Improvisational sound exploration. New compositions influenced by life, Miles Davis, Kool Herc, Carl Sagan and holyscripture. What jazz and funk originally implied for the future. Meshell Ndegeocello has pulled together some of the best and most creative musicians in the world to raise praises, shouts and celebrations ofindividual interpretation. $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members

      All artists and dates are subject to changes. All events are rain or shine.

      Thurs, June 3
      7:30pm, SOLD OUT

      Thurs, June 3
      9:30pm, SOLD OUT

      Fri, June 4
      Schiavo is a melodically driven modern rock band, whose self-titled debut CD is receiving rave reviews from CDBaby, which calls their music "perfect" and garageband.com, which describes them as "utterly passionate." The recent winner of VH-1's "Guitar Center Big Break Unsigned Band Contest," Schiavo's music, which has been compared to Sting, The Goo Goo Dolls, and U2, has been featured on the WB Network's hit show Dawson's Creek and the NBC show Passions, and can be heard regularly on 92.3 K-Rock. The Independent Press called Schiavo's live show "contagious, sensitive and euphoric," giving the band a five-star review. www.schiavomusic.com 7:30pm, $12

      Fri & Sat, June 4-5
      DANCENOW/NYC: Dance-mOpolitan
      Hailed by The New York Times as "the dance equivalent of the New York International Fringe Festival," Dancenow/NYC returns to Joe's Pub this spring to present an all new urban space series - Dance-mOpolitan, a new way to look at dance that is dynamic, intimate and sexy! "Get a Cosmo with your Choreography," (Alicia Zuckerman, New York Magazine) during this cosmopolitan urban spring series on the first weekend of June.
      Hosted by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women, each show is a potent blend of cutting edge dance makers and performers - dauntless, unabashed and irresistible. This new performance series that is bringing dance into one of New York City's hot night spots is "Simply put, a Blast!", according to The New York Sun. The perfect extension of DanceNow/NYC's unconventional programming - showcasing more than 70 highlights and new discoveries in a unique club setting year-round, curated byDancenow/NYC's Artistic Directors, Tamara Greenfield & Robin Staff. Artists include: Mary Cochran (aka Valeska); The Bang Group/David Parker; Gus Solomon's & Carmen de Lavallad; Robert Battle; Thom Fogarty...and more. www.dancenownyc.org 9:30pm, $15

      Sat, June 5
      A fixture on the downtown scene, Peter Salett returns to Joe's Pub, playing songs from his newest release, After A While (Coda Terra Records). "An unusually credible rocker whose pretty, piercing pop sometimes recalls those moments in the Velvet Underground when Lou Reed's Brill Building streak would shine through" (The Nashville Scene), Salett's beautiful new record sounds like the early days of the singer songwriter; John Lennon, Neil Young, Nick Drake... Salett has also been featured on many soundtracks, including the title track from his last band record Heart of Mine, which was the main theme of Edward Norton's film Keeping the Faith, mixed by T-Bone Burnett. "Peter Salett stands apart because of his voice, a rich and burnished instrument he obviously cultivates as much as he does unforgettable melodies and sharply drawn narratives" -The New Yorker www.petersalett.com 7:30pm, $15

      Sun, June 6
      AKIKO YANO TRIO feat. Anthony Jackson & Cliff Almond
      Akiko Yano, one of Japan's most enduring, beloved and famous musical artists, returns to Joe's Pub for a series of rare live appearances, following her sold out shows at Joe's in 2002 and 2003. Akiko first achieved international attention on tour with Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), and with Ryuichi Sakamoto, whom she married in 1982. She has collaborated, recorded and appeared in concert with international artists as far ranging as Thomas Dolby, Pat Methany and The Chieftains, the latter two having included her compositions and performances on their recent CD's and in concert. Tonight's performances feature Anthony Jackson on bass and Cliff Almond on drums. 7:30 & 9:30pm, $27

      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      Mondays, June 7, 21 & 28
      Hairspray's cockeyed pessimist Jackie Hoffman brings the art of complaining from Broadway to Broadway/Lafayette in this ALL NEW SHOW. Now extended for six additional dates in May and June due to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim! "The tribulations of Broadway stardom -- well, near-stardom, anyway -- are the subject of Jackie Hoffman's endearingly bitter, explosively funny new solo show at Joe's Pub. ...Clearly, this is a world-class kvetch. Attention must be paid!" - Variety "With equal parts bad taste and uncanny precision, Hoffman skewers gay dads, matinee audiences, and breast-feeding moms. Not since W.C. Fields has anyone been so deliciously mean about children." -Village Voice "Often hysterical, sometimes shocking" -Playbill.com "Bitterness is oh so sweet at Joe's Pub, where the mordant pleasure that is Jackie Hoffman is spreading joy through anger in her one-woman show...she is one refreshingly talented and funny woman." -The New York Times
      $20, 7:30pm. (June 7 SOLD OUT.)

      Mon, June 7
      An Evening with GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL:
      MATTHEW DEAR (live vocal debut) / DYKEHOUSE (live band debut) / AEROC (live debut)
      with special guest DJs Sam Valenti IV & Friends
      Ann Arbor, Michigan label Ghostly International present an evening of live debut performances in New York. Matthew Dear's steely minimal techno comes to life in a vocal performance, Dykehouse's one-man shoegazer movement is fleshed out with a whole band and Geoff White's guitar-led Aeroc project arrives in the US for the first time. "Valenti's roster grows to include acts that defy its past even as critics attempt to close in on what Ghostly International is". -The Fader www.ghostly.com 9:30pm, $12

      Tues, June 8
      We rarely come across genuine buskers in America - street musicians playing their hearts out in public - let alone tightly-meshed ensembles with keening vocal harmonies, fiddles and banjos. But Old Crow Medicine Show (O.C.M.S.), doing things the old-fashioned way, took their stirring and reassuring music to people where they lived, made friends, opened ears, moved feet and drilled passageways through time. Today, with a wider musical range than their Appalachian string band origins, O.C.M.S. play more concert halls, festival stages and rock venues than street corners, but a sense of surprise is still very much in play. Old Crow is not the only band playing pre-World War II blues, fiddle tunes, rags, hollers, hokum and jug band music, but they do so with a brazenness born of growing up around AC/DC, Nirvana and Public Enemy. The fiery result equally impresses fussy old-time music scholars; fellow modern day roots musicians and fans that forage on the frontiers of hip. After rambling van tours brought them to the attention of Doc Watson, who invited them to play his legendary and roots music festival MerleFest, they found their way to the Grand Old Opry and Bonnaroo, opened for artists from Dolly Parton to Del McCoury, and appeared on public radio's A Prarie Home Companion. Their self-titled debut on Nettwerk America, produced by longtime Gillian Welch collaborator David Rawlings, reinterprets and reintroduces canonical American music to new generations, playing with an unbridled spirit, live and loud across the nation, in a voice that's entirely their own. "True to their name, this old-timey string band's music is laced with powerful doses of blues, bluegrass and folk sensibility - but it's also adrenalized by amphetamine punk energy, borderline psychotic passion and, in its more lyrical moments, a Neil Youngish country poetry. ...A fantastic debut. 4 stars" -Los Angeles Daily News www.crowmedicine.com 7:30pm, $15

      Tues & Wed, June 8 & 9
      MELISSA FERRICK: The Other Side
      Known for her emotionally charged lyrics, and powerfully driven guitar work, Melissa Ferrick returns to Joe's Pub for 2 very special intimate shows playing her songs and taking your questions in celebration of the release of The Other Side (Right On Records). "A high-energy belter [with] stunning vocal finesse and an ability to play with syntax like Armatrading and Van Morrison." -Boston Globe www.melissaferrick.com 6/8 9:30pm, 6/9 7pm, $25

      Wed, June 9
      Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers have ridden rock's roller coaster for years, but that has not deterred their resolve as they have verve that many find irresistible. Their skill in spinning musical short stories is rarer in rock than is their wit and human touch. 9:30pm, $15

      Thur, June 10
      BOB BROZMAN & DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA: World Music Network/Music Rough Guides 10th Anniversary Celebration
      Join witty, globe-trotting, acoustic guitar virtuoso Bob Brozman and Indian slide guitar master Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya -- "Two masters of the bent note, happy as a box of birds." (The Wire) -- as they help celebrate World Music Network's 15th anniversary celebration of Riverboat Records and the 10th anniversary of the Rough Guide Music CDs, accompanied by Subhasis Bhattacharya on tablas. Brozman's work with musicians from around the world including Bhattacharya (last year's Mahima on Riverboat) has marked him as not only a virtuoso musician and slide guitarist but also a pioneer in finding a common thread among global musical cultures. The inventor of the innovative twenty-four string Hindustani slide guitar, Calcutta's classically-trained Bhattacharya ranks among the world's great slide guitarists, the decades of study with masters resulting in a transcendent spirituality in his stunning playing. Pre-show DJ set by Derek Beres (GlobeSonic/Global Beat
      Fusion). Doors to general public open at 6:30pm. "...A collaboration that truly works. And dazzles...the results are shimmering. Both guitarists demonstrate mastery of their instruments, as the solo work is dexterous and impeccable. But the synergy of these two playing together is what really amazes. Not only are they completing each other's sentences, they verge on crafting a new musical language...Bright, intense, yet fun-loving, this recording is a celebration of possibility. Grade: A" -Orange County Register www.bobbrozman.com | www.worldmusic.net 7pm, $20

      Thur, June 10
      Don't miss the first-ever NYC appearance by the legendary Jody Williams, known for his scalding fretwork, upbeat vocals and strong songwriting, in the "triumphant return by one of the unsung heroes of the blues.one of the finest guitar players ever to grace this music." (Blues & Rhythm (UK)). As the first great string bender on the Chicago blues scene, Williams provided the stylistic bridge between B.B. King and T-Bone Walker (two of his principle influences) and young firebrands Otis Rush and Buddy Guy, both of whom wholeheartedly absorbed his innovations and licks as they modernized the idiom. As a key Chicago session-guitarist during the 50's whose singular tone, imaginative chord changes, and boundless creativity set him well apart from his peers, Jody added the essential guitar fire to some of the era's greatest blues recordings: Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", Howlin' Wolf's "Forty Four", Billy Boy Arnold's "I Wish You Would", and his own shimmering minor key instrumental "Lucky Lou". After years of being an in-demand, but underrecognized sessionman, in the late 60's he was tired of getting short changed on recognition and financial rewards, and stopped playing the guitar, stopped going to clubs, and stopped listening to music. In a strange twist of irony, Williams the guitarist that everyone copied, took a job as an engineer for the Xerox Corporation. More than three decades later, with prodding from one of his early mentors, guitarist Robert Jr. Lockwood, Williams remerged with a vengeance to relaunch his career with Return of A Legend, winning the 2003 WC Handy Award for Comeback Album of the Year, and earning him Living Blues readers and critics awards as "Outstanding Guitarist" for that year. Tonight, the artist whose reemergence Downbeat magazine calls "one of the major stories of the year" makes his decades-overdue NY debut to celebrate the release of his latest recording You Left Me In The Dark. "Williams is a modern-day standard bearer for a still-vital style that continues to impress, exhilarate, and inspire fifty years after he first helped create it." -Living Blues www.batesmeyer.com/jodywilliams/index.html 9:30pm, $15 advance/$20 at door

      Fri, June 11
      JEN CHAPIN with special guest Keren Ann
      A "first rate storyteller" (JazzTimes), singer-songwriter Jen Chapin creates a rich tapestry of deep grooves and spacious textures with some of NYC's finest jazz/pop players on her new album Linger (Hybrid Recordings). Allaboutjazz.com has written: "Chapin delivers probing lyrics in a strong, endearing voice; on stage she's remarkably at ease...the songs are simple, with absorbing frameworks that shine a light on the masterful subtlety of each player." "Like [Cassandra] Wilson, Chapin has one of those voices with which you could easily fall in love, a voice with which you want to curl up and get cozy." -Berkshire Eagle. www.jenchapin.com
      With a whispery, delicate -- almost fragile -- voice that is as soothing, cool and refreshing as ice water on a humid summer day, Paris-based singer-songwriter Keren Ann delivers indelible songs that range from sober to sprightly. After recording two successful CDs in France and co-writing much of legendary French singer Henri Salvador's 2000 hit album Room with a View, Keren Ann will make her auspicious U.S. premiere with Not Going Anywhere, a collection of all-English songs to be released on Blue Note's Metro Blue imprint August 24. 7pm, $15

      Fri, June 11
      JOAN WASSER: Joan As Police Woman EP Release
      Joan As Police Woman is the solo project of superfoxxx Joan Wasser (Black Beetle, The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons). Joan, a groundbreaking artist who defies easy classification, is a rock-jazz-punk-folk-r&b singer, songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and violinist with undeniable soul. Joan's songs, voice and stage presence have garnered comparisons to Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Prince, and Chrissie Hynde--but comparisons will never do justice to her unique voice and brazen attitude. Wasser's spare and dynamic arrangements (composed on guitar and Wurlitzer) are complimented by poetic, emotional lyrics sung at one moment in a deep throaty swoon and the next in a high wail. Joan continues to record and play with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Antony & the Johnsons and is currently opening for Rufus Wainwright on his U.S. and Canada tour. "Her deep, seductive call coupled with her sexy onstage style creates a mystique reminiscent of the ways of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks." -InfoBeat www.joanaspolicewoman.com 9:30pm, $12

      Sat, June 12
      Thumping basslines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc on her audience and guitar. At 23, she is already a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions, feaured on her debut release Everyody Loves You (Velour). Though her style and tunings are suggestive of Michael Hedges, Kaki is more about the L train than placid landscapes. Her playing has a passion and an edge that keeps her tenuously balanced, one foot in the acoustic world, the other in rock'n'roll. "The most striking young musician to emerge in decades...The stunned audience went ballistic at her spectacular musicianship." -LA Weekly www.kakiking.com 7:30pm, $12

      Sat, June 12
      Greg Garing's inimitable voice and extraordinary aptitude with string instruments, from guitar to upright bass and lap steel, mandolin, banjo, bass, fiddle, tin whistles -- transports one through a rare musical journey of American Roots Music at its finest, purest and wildest! Praised by publications such as Billboard, The New York Times, The Daily News, New York Magazine and The Times Sunday Magazine, Greg Garing remains as independent a musician as his voice and strings call for. In his constant and insistant search for greater musical achievement, Garing has recently joined the Greenbriar Boys from "Dueling Banjos" the soundtrack from "Deliverance" which had earned them two gold records and a Grammy. 9:30pm, $10 cash at door

      Sun, June 13
      starring Julie Wilson, Spider Saloff, Mark Murphy, Lincoln Briney, Michael Fleming, Michael Kanan, James Gavin, Holt McCallany & Tatum Greenblatt
      James Gavin's recent book about the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer was called "a landmark in entertainment biography" (Tony Gieske, Hollywood Reporter) and "almost unbearably vivid" (David Hajdu, New York Times). To celebrate the paperback release, the author will host a narrative evening of Baker songs and readings from Deep in a Dream, starring the first lady of cabaret (Julie Wilson); DownBeat's poll-winning premier male jazz singer (Mark Murphy); Chicago's jazz-singing sweetheart (Spider Saloff); New York City's coolest jazz voice (Lincoln Briney); Baker's steady mid-'60s bassist (Michael Fleming); Jane Monheit's and Jimmy Scott's longtime pianist (Michael Kanan); and the jazz world's handsomest and most promising trumpet wunderkind, the 22-year-old Tatum Greenblatt. Julie Wilson's son, film and TV actor Holt McCallany (Panic Room, Three Kings), will appear on a New York stage with her here for the first time. 7pm, $25

      Sunday, June 13
      RIPLEY's sound is melodic, twisty ear candy with amazing female vocals - a cross between the New Pornographers and vintage Blondie. Every song is hook-filled, but in the most surprising ways. With just the right hint of new wave, this is crunchy slut pop from another planet. RIPLEY is made up of Alice Ripley, Shannon Ford, Skip Ward and Christopher Schelling. Alice Ripley's debut album Everything's Fine was critically acclaimed and there is no doubt that this new collaboration will be one to watch. "Four Stars. Each Track is a gem. Brimming with haunting melodies and captivating lyrics that reveal new treasures upon repeated listenings. This striking solo debut proves Ripley has the strength to shed her theatrical skin and embark on a strictly musical career." -All Music Guide. www.RIPLEYtheband.com 9:30pm, $15 advance/$20 at the door

      Mon & Wed, June 14 & 16
      Vic was born in 1964 in Florida and grew up in Georgia. Fraught with artistic leanings, Vic's life has been primarily occupied with music since he wrote his first song at the age of five. He was in a car accident in 1983, which left him partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He went into the studio for the first time in 1988 with Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) producing. The result, released in 1990 was an album called Little. Michael also produced Vic's second album, West Of Rome, which came out in 1992. Since then Vic has toured all over the world, made a total of 11 albums and had his songs covered by the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Madonna and Hootie And The Blowfish. He also appeared in the Billy Bob Thornton film, Slingblade. Vic's most recent release was in March of 2003, the critically acclaimed Silver Lake. He is currently finishing work on reissues of his first four albums with bonus material and expanded packaging and will record a new album over the summer for release in early 2005. 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, June 14
      Saban Bajramovic is absolutely the King of Yugoslav Romani Pop Music and a Gypsy legend from Serbia. His songs were heard in the movies of Emil Kusturica and he acted and sang in Guardian Angel and Sunday Lunch by G. Paskaljevic. His score for Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies is brilliant. It is composed folk music. And for his efforts, Bregovic has been paid the highest of compliments: Romani bands all over Europe now play Bregovic compositions and arrangements. Saban, writer and composer of more than 650 songs, has over the years had his music constantly stolen, copied, and imitated by both famous and unknown musicians. Promises and contracts have proven worthless. Actually, he's never been interested in protecting his work. Where others would have earned millions, he's lived as he's always lived: from day to day, making music, going wherever he wants, and not recognizing any limits at all. 9:30 & 11:30pm, $25 (cash at door for 11:30 show only)

      Tues, June 15
      ETHEL and SO PERCUSSION: Cantaloupe Records Double CD Release Party
      Ethel, New York's most-talked-about string quartet releases its debut full-length CD. Ethel has taken the new music world by storm with their 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet, featuring uptown and downtown performing stalwarts Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds and Mary Rowell. The powerhouse ensemble, whose sizzling technique and top-flight classical training has been tapped by a who's-who of music, from Steve Reich to Joe Jackson, have been acclaimed as "...a mighty amplified force, with style, breadth, power, chops and rock 'n roll spirit." (Andante.com). Playing to packed houses and roaring audiences, Ethel is rapidly expanding to the national circuit. They have received features and rave reviews in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Wall Street Journal, Strings, and many others. In 2003 alone, Ethel has performed at practically every prestigious space in New York: Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Merkin Hall, and a 3-concert series at the Miller Theatre. Coming this fall, Ethel performs a 3-night engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and performs in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Milwaukee and more. "I wish there were more rock bands who played like Ethel. What you get from Ethel is the sense of the performers participating in the act of making a living, breathing music that brings the format back into contemporary life and culture - while remaining an acoustic string quartet." -The Guardian www.ethelcentral.com
      So Percussion's self-titled debut CD recording from these young mavericks of the percussion world features the recording premieres of two ground-breaking works by David Lang and Evan Ziporyn; with a unique combination of homemade instruments and those more traditionally found in the classical, rock, and world music scenes. Evan Ziporyn's Balinese gamelan-influenced "Melody Competition" intermixes a lush soundscape with a driving competition between the players. David Lang's "so-called laws of nature," written for So Percussion, is simultaneously meditative and climactic - brought to life by So, who chose their own instruments, from giant pipes to flower pots. "...Consistently impressive" -The New York Times www.sopercussion.com 7pm, $20

      Tues, June 15
      presented by Kevin Powell and Sista Factory
      Powerful. Dynamic. Soulful. These are only a few

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            "I will sing to those who will listen.  It is important to talk to the convinced.  I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, "Aren't you singing to yourself?"  The progressive community of this country is one of the most fragile in the world.  We suffer from illusions of being in greater shape than we are because we think it follows that if we are Americans, we must be great!  We are in great need of understanding our vulnerability, our need for validation, maintenance, nurturing and celebration.  We need to learn how to be longtimers and not forever be limited by operating ahistorically and responding to crisis after crisis..."
            "...It is important to gather together to nurture and feed as a community committed to being a presence in a society beyond our own meager lives.  When moving in new territories as an organizer I use the model I learned in the Black church and as a field secretary for SNCC.  First, there is a home base; there is a place that you can go back to for shelter, rest, and re-orientation.  It is from there that you move into the world offering your message and work sometimes to people who will throw rocks at you, throw you in jail, or slam doors in your face.  Facing the work of this intensity, we do not have to apologize for needing to return to home base.  There must be a strategy for going out, organizing, speaking and raising issues and then coming into yourself and your community for a check-in.  It is important to have a safety zone to refuel where you can eat your dinner with others who will understand and will protect your need to be vulnerable."
            - Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) from her Foreword "Nurturing Resistance" to Reimagining America: The Arts of Social Change
        I just came back from the WOMEX conference in Germany, where I was completely energized by being party of an international community of people who were celebrating the diverse cultural contributions of people who draw from their local roots and send them out to the world.  To a person, every conversation that came up with a non-American pleaded for the US to do the right thing with this election.  It's shocking that Americans are so out of touch from world opinion, (or worse, that they are in touch with it and simply don't care) that they (re)-elected this administration.  I try to console myself with the knowledge that the Northeast of the US, which I call my home, rejected Bush soundly, and in Manhattan and the Bronx, Bush received less than 17% of the vote. I also console myself with the knowledge that over 600 of you came out to see Tinariwen, a Tuareg guitar band, maybe just to shut me up and stop nagging, but also because we have a curiosity and openness to different cultural expressions.  Thanks to all the incredible media support and friends who spread the word on this one.  it was an amazing send-off, and reaffirms why I do what I do.  While I am profoundly disappointed with my country, I am proud of my community.  In these days and years ahead, we must continue to return to our "home base" to be refueled and energized by the creative spirits which surround us, so that we can continue to fight against the oppressive regime that is causing so much damage to our country and to the world.
        So, in the spirit of returning to home base and refueling, we are thrilled to have Dr. Reagon's daughter, Toshi Reagon, a warrior herself, performing for two shows on Saturday night.  Toshi led the orchestra for the recent production of her mother's collaboration with Robert Wilson, The Temptation of St. Anthony at BAM, featuring lots of Joe's Pub faves including Carl Hancock Rux and Helga Davis, and we all know how incendiary and celebratory Toshi's concerts can be.  Come expecting to be refueled, and reenergized with a spirit of love and righteous anger.  And don't be surprised if it's a family affair at the early set.
        A few other notes, and I want to hit send, cause I know you all missed getting this last week while I was away.  It's more important than ever to keep an international perspective, so we don't get too myopic these days, so I am going to particularly mention some shows that take a global perspective.  Before I go there, let me steer you to the newly renovated Joe's Pub website - now with searchability by artist, date, genre, keyword - lots easier to find what you are looking for and buy tix, and we got some photos and press quotes - all kinds of goodies.  It's still a work in progress, and the email blast is next on the hit list, so look forward to getting your feedback. visist www.publictheater.org .
        Brazilian Music!  Unfortunately, tomorrow night's show with Monica Salmaso, which was on track to selling out, had to be cancelled due to illness.  We are looking for someone to play tomorrow night at 9:30, but no one confirmed yet. We'll try to get her back next time she comes to the US.
        We have added a few great Brazilian shows - Rob Curto, accordionist formerly of Forro in the Dark, has a great new forro band, and will be joined by several exponents of Nordestino styles, including Scott Kettner of Maracatu NY and Nation Beat and Jorge Martins of Cascabulho - expect a hardcore Brazilian dance party of baiao, coco and maracatu rhythms on Monday, November 15. On Sunday, November 21, the incredible Brazilian soul singer Ed Motta will perform two shows - he's a star in Brazil, and a concert I produced at Central Park SummerStage, where he opened for one of his idols, Roy Ayers, and ended up collaborating on about 4 songs, goes down as one of the favorite shows I've worked on.  He's an amazing talent, and if you know a Brazilian music or rare groove/soul fan, just ask them - this one is essential.  Finally, on Nov 24, the Brazilian indie-pop duo Mosquitoes finally make their way to Joe's Pub.  We've been trying to get them here for a while, and are thrilled it's finally happening.
        Mexico Now!  Joe's Pub is proud to be a part of Arts International's citywide celebration of contemporary Mexican performing and visual arts, and for our part, we have some of the finest in Mexican alternative and electronic music.  On Monday, November 15, Monterrey's Plastilina Mosh make a rare NYC appearance, bringing a sound that has been described as "the Beastie Boys meets Beck meets Cafe Tacuba".  They will do two shows at 9:30 and 11:30 . The following Monday, we present the NY debut of two groups from Guadalajara's Nopal Beat movement - Sweet Electra and God is My Name - Nopal Beat is to Guadalajara what Nortec is to Tijuana, with a bit more of a downtempo and deep house flavor.  And just added, one of our favorites, Ely Guerra, who celebrates her new record Sweet and Sour, Hot y Spicy .  Ely's previous solo shows at Joe's Pub have been magical, and we look forward to finally seeing her here with the full band.  Special thanks to Arts International, KCRW radio and La Banda Elastica for their support.
        Roots reggae!  We don't have a chance to present live reggae as much as we'd want, and are thrilled to have one of roots reggae's finest exponents - Morgan Heritage, in a special intimate show celebrating their newest album - their gospel inflected harmonies, and conscious messages are positive and uplifting.  Tickets are close to sold out, so don't wait.  Next Wednesday, Sally Timms, of the Mekons fame, brings her countrified solo project along with Johnny Dowd, followed by the Irish pub rocker Joe Hurley with his all-star band the Gents :James Mastro (Ian Hunter, John Cale), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), Kenny Margolis (Cracker).  And Saturday, Nov 13, Pharaoh's Daughter brings you on a pan-Mediterranean journey.
        And speaking of global journeys, I had the great pleasure of spinning in two European countries last week - Fabian and I brought the GlobeSonic party to Essen's Salsoteca last Wednesday, as an unofficial kick-off to WOMEX, and it was a great place to gather all our friends together before the conference kicked into full gear, and show off our new visuals from Casey Meade of Projectile Arts.  Special thanks to Christine, Alexander and Jan of WOMEX for helping set it up.  I also stopped through London on my way back, and at the last minute, Jonathan Walton of Oi Va Voi invited me down to spin with him at a great party, Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club - great room, great crowd, great vibe, and felt frightfully like our home at nublu.  It was a terrific way to unwind from the conference craziness, and inspired by the rocking last day set by Mahala Rai Banda, I focused on Gypsy brass bands, and horn-drenched banda/cumbia/reggaeton jams, and I was very happy to see our good friends Susheela Raman and Sam Mills stop by to say hey. 
        Speaking of nublu, GlobeSonic will be back for the next in our monthly residency at Nublu on Saturday, November 13, and you can be sure I'll be dropping a bunch of new tracks I picked up last weekend - just going through the dozens of Cd's I picked up and already discovered some gems to share.  And we'll also have a special live set by Real Live Show, in a special birthday set. Real Live, who will be at Joe's Pub on November 30, bring a high energy show with two dope MC's Stimulus and Dionysus, backed by some of the funkiest instrumentalists on the NY scene. They've got a new CD Class Is In Session, released on Studio Distribution, now available at fine stores nationwide and online at www.studiodistribution.com/artist.php?id=67222   We look forward to seeing what sparks fly when we bring our two crowds together. 
        Resident DJ's: Acidophilus and Derek Beres (and Fabian Alsultany in absentia this month)
        Live set from Real Live Show
        Saturday, November 13
        10 pm - close
        $5, free with email
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        NYC - a blue city in a blue state
        Lastly, those of you who get my e-blasts regularly know what I think of the brilliant songwriter Stew, who has made himself an artistic home at The Public Theater.  Not only do we present him in Joe's Pub and at the Joe's Pub in the Park at the Delacorte, but we have also commissioned a theater piece, which he is currently developing.  Stew spent a few weeks this summer at the Sundance Theater Lab, where we was the hit of Park City, and he's coming back to NY in week, to my old stomping grounds at Symphony SpaceStew will be bringing his entire 8 piece band to New York for the first time, playing songs never before performed in New York. Selections will be played from all of his 8 albums (including The Negro Problem!). A must see show for old-school fans and new ones alike. Musical co-direction by Heidi Rodewald. Two completely different shows: 7:30 and 9:30. Buy tix to both and receive a free drink!

        Tickets: $21; Seniors, Students: $18
        Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia; 95th street and Broadway 

        Tix: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=411&pid=5380672
        And Symphony Space has offered a special deal to people on my list: Buy a full-price ticket to one show and mention discount code TMUSTEW and receive a $10 ticket to the second show!
        Stew is an amazing writer and performer, and his music is filled with humor, anger, pain, joy and insight.  These shows should be very special.  Hope to see you there.

        All the best,
        Bill Bragin
        Director of Joe's Pub
        The Public Theater
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        New York, NY  10003
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        more beautifully,
        more devotedly than ever before."

        Leonard Bernstein

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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

        *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events*********************
        Visit our website at: www.JoesPub.com
        Location: 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th St. & Astor Place.
        Take N train to Broadway & 8th St. or 6 train to Astor Place.
        For information & reservations please call 212.539.8778
        or, for Telecharge listed events call 212.239.6200.

        For show descriptions for the upcoming month, and weekly late night events, see below.

        *** = newly-added show
        ASLYN / Thurs, November 4 [SOLD OUT]

        E.S.T. / Thurs, November 4

        Monica Salmaso / Fri, November 5

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fridays, November 5 & 12

        Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely / Sat, November 6

        Susan Egan in Concert: BroadwayWorld's Front and Center Series / Sun, November 7

        Cause Celeb! How To: Advice From The Stars! with special guests Charles Busch and Michael Musto / Sun, November 7

        Cerveris / Uncle Moon / Mon, November 8

        The Petersons / Mon, November 8

        Blood of Haiti/New World Movement Benefit for Relief Victims of Haiti / Mon, November 8

        Morgan Heritage: Full Circle CD Release / Tues, November 9

        Ihsan / Heston / Tues, November 9

        Sally Timms / Johnny Dowd / Wed, November 10

        Joe Hurley / Wed, November 10

        URB Magazine Private Party feat. Medusa, Airborne Audio, Jean Grae, DJ Kool Marv / Wed, November 10

        Vienna Teng w/ special guests Tammany Hall NYC (6:30pm) & Beth Wood (9pm) / Thurs, November 11

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fri, November 12

        Eric Andersen/ Fri, November 12

        Adam Pascal: Civilian CD Release / Sat, November 13 [SOLD OUT - 2nd show added 11/27]

        Pharaoh's Daughter / Sat, November 13

        The Peace Within Concert feat. Dorothy Scott, Sloan Wainwright, Julie Gold, Corky Siegel & Jean Feraca / Sun, November 14

        Katie Elevitch w/ special guest Jeff Brodnax / Sat, November 14

        Rob Curto's Forró Party Band: Musica Do Nordeste w/ guests Scott Kettner (Maracatu NY) & Jorge Martins (Cascabulho) / Mon, November 15

        KCRW.COM Presents:
        Plastilina Mosh (part of the Mexico Now Festival) / Mon, November 15

        The Just for Laughs Experience 2004 feat. Ted Alexandro, Bill Burr, Joey Elias, The Doo-Wops, hosted by Brent Butt / Tues, November 16

        Hot Karl: Before I Get Famous / Tues, November 16

        Glen Phillips with special guest Kyle Riabko / Wed, November 17

        ***Lord Have Mercy album release party feat. Pumpkinhead, Wordsworth, Punch and DJ J. Period / Wed, November 17

        Ian McLagan (of Small Faces) & The Bump Band / Thurs, November 18

        Kelly Joe Phelps / Thurs, November 18

        Richard Shindell with special guest Eliza Gilkyson / Fri and Sat, November 19-20

        Marion LoGuidice / Fri, November 19

        Odetta / Sat, November 20

        Ed Motta / Sun, November 21

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mondays, November 22 & 29, December 6, 13, 20 & 27

        Sweet Electra and God is My Name (part of Mexico Now festival) / Mon, November 22

        Rich Price / Tues, November 23

        The Shorebirds / Tues, November 23

        Marta Topferova / Marta Gomez / Wed, November 24

        Mosquitos / Wed, November 24

        ***Francis Dunnery and David Sancious / Sat, November 26

        Brian Vander Ark / Fri, November 26

        Adam Pascal: Civilian / Sat, November 27

        Res / Sat, November 27

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mondays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 & 27

        ***Ely Guerra [part of the Mexico Now Festival] / Sun, November 28

        Edison Woods / Sarah Slean / Tues, November 30

        The Real Live Show / Tues, November 30

        Nancy Sinatra / Wed, December 1

        Fleurine feat. Jesse van Ruller & special guest Brad Mehldau: Fire CD Release / Thurs, December 2

        Tony Joe White / Thurs, December 2

        Luciana Souza: Celebrating Neruda / Sat, December 4

        Juliana Hatfield / Sat, December 4

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mondays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27

        The Luminescent Orchestrii and Choir / Mon, December 6

        Isle of Klezbos / Tues, December 7

        BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet / Tues, December 7

        Raul Midon / Wed, December 8

        Keren Ann / Wed, December 8

        Nora York / Thurs, December 9

        ***Pheobe Legere: How the Accordian Saved the World / Thurs, December 9

        Lina Koutrakos / Fri, December 10

        One Ring Zero w/ special guests Rick Moody, Jonathan Ames, AM Homes & more / Fri, December 10

        Howard Fishman / Sat, December 11

        Rene Risque & The Art Lovers: The Annual Christmas Show and Hanukkah, Too / Sat, December 11

        Dan Moses Schreier and Dan Hurlin: The Shoulder CD Release / Sun, December 12

        ***Lapis Lazuli feat. Kurt Wolf (of Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, and Foetus Inc.) with special guest Retada / Sun, December 12

        Heather Greene / Mon, December 13

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mondays, December 13, 20 & 27

        ***North Star Fund's 25th Anniversary Kickoff feat. William Cepeda and his International Septet / Tues, December 14

        YahZarah / Kameko: Evolutionary Alternative / Tues, December 14

        Jane Siberry w/ special guest Adrienne Pierce / Wed - Fri, December 15 - 17

        Tammy Faye Starlite: Tammy Does Loretta / Thurs, December 16

        BETTY: Snowbiz / Fri - Sun, December 17 - 19

        Mike Errico Holiday Show / Sat, December 18

        ***Jamie McGonnigal Presents: Miracle on Lafayette
        An Evening to Benefit God's Love We Deliver / Sun, December 19

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mondays, December 20 & 27

        Imani Uzuri: Winter Solstice Holiday Concert / Mon, December 20

        Easter Rising written by Michael Arden / Tues, December 21

        Heeb Storytelling with Todd Barry, Jill Sobule and more / Wed, December 22

        Jackie Hoffman and Kristine Zbornik: Together Again for the First Time / Mon, December 27

        ***Steve Forbert / Sat & Sun, January 1 & 2

        ***Chris Smither / Fri, January 7

        globalFEST, feat. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Eva Ayllon, Juana Molina, Lokua Kanza, Mory Kante, Noche Flamenca, feat. Soledad Barrio & Martin Santangelo, Ollabelle, Paris Combo, Rokia Traore, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Warsaw Village Band, Yoshida Brothers & DJ Rekha / Sat, January 8

        Antony and the Johnsons / Sun, January 9

        Marlo Marron / Sun, January 16

        Carolyn Hudson: Living In My Skin CD Release / Mon, January 17

        Katie Melua / Wednesday, January 19

        Lucy Kaplansky / Thursday-Friday, January 20-21

        Min Xiao-Fen: The Blue Pipa Trio Celebrates the Year of the Rooster / Sat, January 22

        ***Ralph's World / Sun, February 6

        ***Rhonda Vincent / Jim Lauderdale / Fri, March 18

        Thurs, November 4
        7pm, SOLD OUT

        Thurs, November 4
        E.S.T. (the Esbjörn Svensson Trio) is phenomenal, acclaimed by Downbeat as "one of the hottest jazz acts in Europe today." A jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, E.S.T. breaks with the tradition of leader and sidemen in favor of equality within its members. Playing rock venues as well as the usual jazz clubs, in their native Sweden their music can be found in the pop-charts and their videos playing on MTV Scandinavia. Openness, curiosity, and a little bit of chance are all a part of pianist Esbjörn Svensson's artistic foundation. With their unique soundscape, combining jazz with drum 'n' bass, electronic elements, funk, and pop and rock as well as European Classical music, E.S.T.'s audience spans from the classic jazz-fans to the youngest Hip Hop fans. The 2002 release "Strange Place for Snow" has broken all records as far as awards are concerned: The German Jazz Award, the German Critics Award for "Best Jazz Album of the Year", the Guiness Jazz in Europe Award, the Choc l'annee by the French Jazzman magazine, and the Victoire de la Musique (French Grammy) in the category "Best International Act" proving that this band is "the trio of the decade" (London Times). Their latest album Seven Days of Falling is proving to be another sensation. "Toeing a surprisingly fine line between acoustic-jazz accessibility and electronic-music ingenuity, E.S.T. is a forward-thinking Swedish trio that adds subtle, dark ambient texture (and then some) to the traditional piano-trio format...well-constructed tunes with catchy, often-lilting melodies...they bring in some simple folk music balladry, add some classical music complexity, and even touch on the creeping influence of electro rock à la Radiohead." -Amazon www.hopper-management.com 9:30pm, $15 advance/$20 at door

        Fridays, November 5 & 12
        "Isaac is a fabulous singer and a consummate musician." -Mrs. Sarah Mizrahi.
        Following the success of his recent appearances at Joe's Pub, featured on his show on Oxygen TV, fashion designer and TV personality Isaac Mizrahi sings his head off for four special fall shows. Featuring jazz pianist and rising star Ben Waltzer and his quintet, it's not something you can afford to miss. www.target.com 7:30pm, $20

        Fri, November 5
        With beauty and rapport as her primary criteria, Monica Salmaso, the lyric soul of Brazil, demonstrates that she is an artist who not only strives to reach the audience, to move it emotionally, but who also does so with only the finest material. Part of what sets Salmaso apart is her canny choice of material, with an emphasis on ballads that showcase her "gorgeous, quintessentially Brazilian voice." -New York Times. She draws her repertoire from many of Brazil's greatest songwriters, such as Dorival Caymmi, Chico Buarque, Djavan, Ary Barroso, though some of her most effective pieces are folk songs that she renders timeless. At a time when many Brazilian music lovers are worried about the rise of throw away pop music dominating the radio, Salmaso shows that there's still plenty of room on the airwaves for beauty. "Her voice is a fluent and beautifully colored instrument." -Billboard www.monicasalmaso.mus.br 9:30pm, $20

        Sat, November 6
        Singer Toshi Reagon calls to mind classic R&B artists, like Stevie Wonder or Prince, and old school rock groups like Led Zeppelin; she can take any style, update it, and make it her own with incredible ease. Despite (or because of) her genre-bending, Toshi fits comfortably on a stage with any of the Lilith artists, at Carnegie Hall, in a dirty rock club or in a hip, downtown boite. Of her innovative rock crossed with soul-influenced, blues-tinged folk, Interview magazine raved, "Anyone who thinks rock is a dead medium need only listen to the music of Toshi Reagon and her almighty band Big Lovely." Most people would just tell you that to truly understand how Toshi can seamlessly transcend all of these genres, you have to check her out live. "Oh, that voice ...devotees know they've born witness to one of the great voices of this generation." -Village Voice www.toshireagon.com 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

        Sun, November 7
        SUSAN EGAN in Concert: BroadwayWorld's Front and Center Series
        7pm, SOLD OUT

        Sun, November 7
        Cause Celeb! How To: Advice From The Stars! with special guests CHARLES BUSCH and MICHAEL MUSTO
        CAUSE CELEB! is a cult downtown hit alternative cabaret series that features interpretive readings of celebrity autobiographies. Created by Nancy Balbirer and Charlotte Booker, each themed evening draws from the most sensational (and often salacious) passages of starry tomes, to
        hilariously dramatic effect. November 7th's theme is HOW TO: ADVICE FROM THE STARS! and includes sage tidbits from some of Hollywood's Greats, Near-Greats and Not-So-Greats. Learn how to have the perfect bowel movement from Marilu Henner! Jot down diet tips from Liz Taylor! Impress friends with Tommy Lee's rules for pleasuring a woman and much, much more! Come see the show Next Magazine proclaimed "Easily the most fabulous 'must-see' of New York nightlife!" With seven performers including Ms. Balbirer and Ms. Booker, and special guest stars Charles Busch (as Arlene Dahl) and Michael Musto (as Paris Hilton). 9:30pm, $15

        Mon, November 8
        Singer/songwriter Michael Cerveris' career straddles the disparate worlds of theatre and indie rock. Tonight, joined by a powerful rock band plus string quartet, Cerveris focuses on material from his ferocious and fragile solo debut album, dog eared, which "...turns pathos into pop redemption" (Amplifier). The Tony Award-winning actor and rock musician Cerveris -- former frontman of British band Retriever (Hinterlands) and the U.S. group Lame, as well as touring guitarist/vocalist on Bob Mould's '98 US/UK "Dog and Pony Show" sojourn -- originated the title role in the Broadway hit Tommy and in the late 90s, he starred in the smash cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch on London's West End, in New York Off-Broadway, and in Los Angeles, and most recently, on Broadway in Sondheim and Weidman's "Assassins". On his new deeply personal and passionate album, recorded with friends including Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney, Laura Cantrell, The Posies' Ken Stringfellow and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Cerveris highlights his versatile hook-filled songwriting, emotionally resonant vocals and subtle arrangements. "...this is the very model of the modern Breakup Record.with its emphasis on acoustic guitars, uncertain melodies and hushed, tremulous singing, Dog Eared most recalls the work of the late Elliott Smith." -Time Out NY www.cerveris.com
        Uncle Moon weaves an eclectic variety of music drawing on the unique possibilities of instrumentation consisting of guitar, accordion, violin, saxophone and double bass and as a result has been called everything from "Kurt Weill at the Grand Ol' Opry" to "the closest that performance art music has come to moonshine." Performing special arrangements of material by a melange of artists that include Django Rheinhardt, Thelonius Monk, Velvet Underground, and The Butthole Surfers, as well as their impressive original material Uncle Moon provides a sound experience that audiences will not soon forget. 7pm, $15

        Mon, November 8
        The Petersons, upstate New York's favorite rock and roll family, are back to blow the roof off Joe's Pub. The metaphorical roof, that is...the actual roof's far too valuable. The Petersons are Adam Stein, Keira Naughton, Matt Saldivar, Evan Robertson and Pete Simpson, and they always come prepared with a completely new show and surprise special guests. Previous drop-ins include Academy Award winner Paul Newman, Tony Award winners James Naughton and Robert Sean Leonard, Emmy Award nominee Michael C. Hall, superstar John Cameron Mitchell, and many many more. Described by The New York Times as "a hipster theater mock-rock group with a devoted following," The Petersons will bring you the gift of laughter, the gift of musical bliss, and most important of all...the gift of eternal salvation. If you don't believe it, come on down and see for yourself. "One of the funniest, most original shows in town" -Time Out New York 9:30pm, $15

        Mon, November 8
        Haitian Hip Hop Artists come together Jules, Mecca, Martilee, Negnoir Army, Lyon Paw, Ella Turenne and others. Hosted by Won-G. And a screening of documentary by Danny Glover: "Sove Nou".
        The First Land Movement is an organization aimed at working to bring the hip hop community together to raise support for issues concerning the world community. The movement's ultimate goal is to help raise money that will buy food, books and other supplies to help rebuild communities across the Globe. The First Land Movement will raise awareness through benefit concerts, rallies, fundraisers and other events. Performances, however, are just one aspect of raising money for these causes. Corporate and private donors are also urged to help the cause. www.negoirrecords.com | www.firmcleo.net 11pm, $15 and accepted donations, clothing, food, etc.

        Tues, November 9
        MORGAN HERITAGE: Full Circle CD Release
        Morgan Heritage is more than just a legendary reggae band. They're a revolution, a family, a force of nature, and a crew of five independent artists on a musical mission. With "Full Circle," their seventh album for VP Records, Morgan Heritage connects with reggae's past while blazing an uncharted path into a musical future beyond categorization. "...the favorite reggae band of today's skater kids, eschewing trendiness for roots sounds and Rasta messages, and sealing the deal with achingly beautiful sibling harmonies second to none in Jamaican music." -All Music Guide. 7pm, $20

        Tues, November 9
        IHSAN / HESTON
        Manhattan born, Jersey bred, and Brooklyn steeped Ihsan rhymes, sings, chants, and rocks the crowd to the sway of her hips. Having performed and dominated the New York spoken - word and underground club scenes, Ihsan has spread her wings to write her self-titled debut album which features her signature hits "Black" and "Bones." On it, Ihsan combines the bluesy funk quality of Jill Scott with the expansive imagination of Erykah Badu, and reminds listeners what good music is all about. Don't miss this chance to let Ihsan teach you how to groove at Joe's Pub.
        World-soul artist, Heston, brings it back to NY after a crazy summer! From sharing the stage with Angie Stone and George Clinton at Atlanta's famed Midtown Music Festival to opening a performance with Van Hunt and Kanye West at the On-The-Bricks Festival in front of 35,000 people, Heston has been spreading the love and his music to the masses. Following the incredible response both nationally and internationally from his self-titled EP, Heston is completing production on his forthcoming album - due out in early 2005. Heston is excited to get back to the intimate setting at one of his favorite clubs - Joe's Pub. This event is proudly supported by Sista Factory www.sistafactory.com 9:30pm, $12

        Wed, November 10
        Sally Timms, best known for her involvement with the Mekons, continues to define alt-country in her newest recording In The World of Him (Touch and Go). The album, recorded with Johnny Dowd showcases songs written by men and sung from their perspective - featuring songs by Ryan Adams, Mark Eitzel, Kevin Coyne and more. "Timms blends rapture and disenchantment in a way that recalls those old cliches about why caged birds sing. Her voice, a secretive murmur refined by her native English accent, is the stuff of lullabies. But her knowing stance pulls back from that intimacy with a sweet sadness." -New York Times http://nytimes.com/2004/09/27/arts/music/27choi.html
        "There's intense and there's Johnny Dowd. He's Nick Cave with a hangover. Hank's lonesome whistle spat through Waits's grinder, with Beefheart on the side, coming on like a flu-ridden Texan undertaker singing broken folk laments for a dead dog he never cared much for anyway...his cracked larynx, jagged guitar and spooky organ possessed of something quite unnerving, eking out gothic tales laced with tar-black humour." -Time Out London 7pm, $12/$20 for combination ticket with Joe Hurley 9:30pm show

        Wed, November 10
        JOE HURLEY
        As the leader of longtime NYC favorites Rogue's March, Joe Hurley has released several critically acclaimed CDs, and performed with the likes of Marianne Faithfull, Amy Rigby, Sally Timms, Martha Wainwright,and Shane MacGowan. The combination of Hurley's heartfelt vocal quality and his flair for cinematic storytelling has been recognized and captured on record by producers such as Tony Visconti( Bowie), Rob Fraboni (Stones) and PJ Harvey. For this special night at Joe's Pub, Hurley will be backed by The Gents, a sublime cast of NYC allstars, including Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), James Mastro (John Cale, Ian Hunter), Kenny Margolis (Cracker) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) -- Joe and The Gents will be playing songs culled from his forthcoming CD an eclectic mix of stripped-down ballads, music-hall flavored sing-alongs, and flat-out stinging r&r...Expect very special guests. "Joe Hurley is one of New York's most entertaining frontmen - His distinctive vocals can be raucous as all get-out, and as sorrowful as a baritone can be" -Village Voice www.roguesmarch.com 9:30pm, $12/$20 for combination ticket with Sally Timms 7pm show

        Thurs, November 11
        VIENNA TENG w/ special guests Tammany Hall NYC (6:30pm) & Beth Wood (9pm)
        With her graceful melodies and evocative lyrics, Vienna -- "a love child of Chopin and Sarah McLachlan" (San Jose Mercury News) -- has garnered critical acclaim and a rapidly growing legion of fans throughout the world. Her first album "Waking Hour" took Vienna from anonymity to fame in a few short months, and her newest release "Warm Strangers" produced by David Henry (REM, Cowboy Junkies, Josh Rouse) and mixed by Roger Moutenot (Roseanne Cash, Guster, Joseph Arthur) promises to take her to the next level. "Sharp and poetic...smart and layered songcraft." -Washington Post www.viennateng.com
        Formed in Manhattan in 1997 by singer/songwriter Steve O'Reilly and guitarist/producer Matt Anthony and later joined by drummer Dave Femia and Bassist Rod Quevedo, Tammany Hall NYC hasn't stopped making great music. "At a time when more-calculating-than-thou Pop cynicism has taken over the radio, singer Steve O'Reilly's naked emotion hits like a shot of whiskey." -San Fransisco Bay Guardian www.tammanyhallnyc.com
        Having grown up in Lubbock, Texas, Beth Wood is classically trained in piano, violin, harp and voice. After spending two years studying voice and piano at Brevard College in North Carolina, Beth moved on to The University of Texas, where she picked up a degree in Literature and her first guitar. Teaching herself guitar, she joined a band and became part of the Austin music scene. After a few years of playing around Austin in her band, and then in a duo, Beth kissed her day-job goodbye and returned to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina to pursue music full-time. The natural beauty of her surroundings provided inspiration while the supportive community helped Beth to become a stand-out in the Asheville songwriters' community. Now an established singer/songwriter, she occasionally resides in Arlington, Texas, while continuously touring to support her five independent releases. www.bethwoodmusic.com 6:30 & 9pm, $15

        Fri, November 12
        [see 11/5 for full info] 7:30pm, $20

        Fri, November 12
        Eric Andersen's songs, voice, and guitar have created a career, spanning over 30 years, that includes 21 albums of original songs, and numerous tours of North America, Europe, and Japan. His songs have been recorded by artists all over the world, including Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Peter Paul and Mary, Rick Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, and Francoise Hardy. "Andersen is one of America's finest lyric-poet songwriters...he stands with his contemporaries Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell - as one of the few remaining pioneers of the 60's singer/songwriter movement continuing to do important work." -Aquarian Weekly 9:30pm, $20

        Sat, November 13
        ADAM PASCAL: Civilian CD Release
        7pm, SOLD OUT
        *2nd show added November 27!

        Sat, November 13
        This evening will open with a composition by oud player, Basya Schechter, funded in part by NYSCA, and featuring a small Arabic orchestra, musically directed by Bassam Saba, virtuoso ney, oud and violin player in Simon Shaheen's ensemble. The rest of the program features Pharaoh's Daughter, who debuted this year at Summerstage, and who the Village Voice describes as "totally beautiful...stitching torah to indo to jazz to pop...balancing spirituality with cultural pluralism." 9:30pm, $12 in advance/$15 at the door

        Sun, November 14
        THE PEACE WITHIN CONCERT feat. Dorothy Scott, Sloan Wainwright, Julie Gold, Corky Siegel, and Jean Feraca
        The "Peace Within" project rocks Public Radio with four 4 powerful singer-songwriters. Dorothy Scott is a versatile singer/songwriter who delivers naked soul and honesty with an intoxicatingly passionate vibe, and has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jeff Buckley. Sloan Wainwright holds a beautiful musical style that melds the best of rock, folk, jazz and blues to a soulful hybrid. Julie Gold is best known as the writer of "From A Distance: (winning the Grammy for song of the year in 1990. Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's greatest blues harmonica masters. Special guest, Jean Feraca from Wisconsin Public Radio, will open the show with her award winning essay "Crossing the Great Divide" , which speaks of the power of radio to connect people across boundaries. The "Peace Within" concert series is a nation wide project which is designed to strengthen and support public and independent radio stations across the nation. 7pm, $20

        Sun, November 14
        KATIE ELEVITCH w/ special guest Jeff Brodnax
        Recently chosen as a Village Voice Choice by music editor Chuck Eddy and called a "positively riveting talent" by The Big Takeover, Katie Elevitch is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose songs and live band shows lure you into a sonic devotional journey across lush landscapes of groove heavy rock, soul, folk and jazz. Her debut album, Now Is The Destination, which will be released this December, was produced by Tony Maimone and was proclaimed "the kick-ass side of fuck yeah" by Obie-award winning playwright and Giant Step recording artist, Carl Hancock Rux. With Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective) bass, Tim Vaill, drums and Riley McMahon, guitar. www.KatieElevitch.com | www.NowIsTheDestination.com
        The former front man of world-renowned black rock band 24-7 Spyz and the funk-based band Egypt, Jeff Brodnax creates luscious, symphonic scale songs of love and loss using only the barest of necessities: his voice and guitar. Jeff currently soothes souls in the NYC subway tunnels. www.cdbaby.com/brodnax 9:30pm, $10

        Mon, November 15
        ROB CURTO'S FORRó PARTY BAND: Musica Do Nordeste w/ guests Scott Kettner (Maracatu NY) and Jorge Martins (Cascabulho)
        "Música do Nordeste" -- an evening of Brazilian music from special Northeast region. Featuring Rob Curto's energetic Forró Band and special guests Scott Kettner, members of his groups Maracatu NY and Nation Beat ensemble, and Jorge Martins of Cascabulho, from Recife, Brazil. This show will be a special collaboration combining elements of Forró, the accordion-driven dance music of the northeast of Brazil, with Maracatu and other rhythms from the state Pernambuco, home of Jorge Martins from the popular band Cascabulho. Maracatu, originally linked to the election of a "King of the Congo" by the African slaves in Brazil is a super-energetic, percussive and syncopated form of music, which remains popular in Brazil and, along with Forró is becoming recognized throughout the world. Don't miss this special performance. 7:30pm, $12

        Mon, November 15
        KCRW.COM Presents:
        part of the Mexico Now Festival
        With comparisons to Beck, Air and Buffalo Daughter, Plastilina Mosh's breezy post-mod hip-pop music, mixing English and Spanish lyrics, perfectly reflects a kind of bordertown internationalism...in one word "sleazydiscofunkpunk-newwavehiphop". The Monterrey, Mexico duo - Juan José "Jonaz" González and Alejandro Rosso - come together in an unusual group with an uncommon name which comes from the sonic combination of two dissimilar words that exemplify the members' personalities: visceral opposites. Their breakthrough single "Niño Bomba" was the first rock-en-Español clip ever added to MTV's rotation. Over the years, they have worked with a who's who of the Latin and Anglo alternative worlds, from Café Tacuba to the Beta Band's producer Chris Allison, to Beastie Boys' Money Mark. After along break, P-Mosh's released their third album, "Hola Chicuelos", which again captures P-Mosh's freshness and sense of humor, with guest appearances by Asian massive percussionist Karsh Kale, Brazilian singer Pat C, amd Maurizio Terracina of Zurdok. "Boombastic beats, over-the-top rapping in Spanglish, and a fair share of salsa, funk, and lounge-jazz thrown in to boot...Beck can't rock the house as convincingly and fiercely as Plastilina Mosh...edgy but not humorless, keeping one foot on the dance floor and one in the mosh pit." -Pitchfork. www.plastilinamosh.com.mx
        This concert is presented in association with the Mexico Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican arts and culture, which presents the work of over 100 Mexican filmmakers, architects, writers, dance, theater, music, and visual artists at 30 of New York City's leading arts venues in November 2004. Mexico Now is a project of Arts International, the nation's only nonprofit organization solely devoted to international arts exchange. More information available at www.mexiconowfestival.org. Flights provided courtesy of the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de México. 9:30 & 11:30pm, $20

        Tues, November 16
        THE JUST FOR LAUGHS EXPERIENCE 2004 feat. Ted Alexandro, Bill Burr, Joey Elias and The Doo-Wops, hosted by Brent Butt
        Join us for a raucous evening of comedy featuring a line-up of stand-out stand-ups from Montreal's Just For Laughs, the world's largest and most prestigious comedy festival. Hosted by Brent Butt, star of the hit CTV sitcom Corner Gas, and featuring the talents of Bill Burr, from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show", Ted Alexandro, NY comedy club circuit veteran whose numerous television appearances include "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Late Show with David Letterman", the unique blend of song and satire from rising Canadian comedy team The Doo Wops, and Montrealer Joey Elias, who lost a bet 12 years ago and was forced onto the comedy stage. Now, he has no less than seven appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival and appeard on the 2003 cross-Canada tour. He made a colossal splash during his outstanding performance at the 2002 Just For Laughs Gala. He has recently appeared on MTV's Road Rules. A truly "best of" evening that is not to be missed. www.hahaha.com 7pm, $15

        Tues, November 16
        HOT KARL: Before I Get Famous
        When hip-hop began its attack on mainstream culture in the mid-80's, it found itself in some pretty strange neighborhoods. It started to influence kids that the music was never intended for. Shows like Yo! MTV Raps and national tours from Run DMC brought rap music to uncharted territories never thought of during its birth in the hood. This is when the suburbs discovered rap music. And so did Hot Karl. As Karl continues his attempt to "make hip-hop fun," he never focuses on the morbid and fake world of guns, jewels and money that is the current trend in urban music. "I'm only going to speak about things I know," Karl explains. "My keeping it real is much different than most other MC's." Destined to be voice of the suburbs, Hot Karl attempts to introduce his upbringing and signature humor to the mainstream through rap. His forthcoming album on BBE/Headless Heroes features production and guest appearances from DJ Quik, Will.I.Am, 9th Wonder, Ayatollah, C-Minus, MC Serch, Jamey Staub, Reggie Watts and Mayru. 9:30pm, $10 advance/$12 at door

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