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  • Bill Bragin
    Wow, what a whirlwind of a week it s been. Spent the weekend in Belgium at the amazing Sfinks festival, where we unveiled the full-on GlobeSonic multimedia
    Message 1 of 68 , Aug 5, 2004
      Wow, what a whirlwind of a week it's been. Spent the weekend in Belgium at the amazing Sfinks festival, where we unveiled the full-on GlobeSonic multimedia extravaganza, with Fabian and yours truly spinning tunes, joined by the inspirational Shakti Sprit dancers Parahakti and Aarona galvanizing the crowd, and the dazzling visuals of Projectile Arts' Casey Meade shifting their perspective. It was one of the best gigs we've had - full on rockstar calls for an encore - we'll remember that one for a while - check www.globesonic.com in the next few days when we should have some images from the festival. Also got to see great Dj sets from Buscemi and Livingstone's Squad Bossa doing their Afro-Balkan thing, Amsterdam's Asian underground Sutrafunk crew, and great live sets by Mory Kante, Kevin Johansen & the Nada (whose recent triple Latin Grammy nominations caused us to have to move their upcoming Joe's Pub date to a week later - August 25), Sidi Goma, and the Agusheva Brass band, among others. Then I flew back to town to hook up with Derek and spin at Avalon on a bill with Sidestepper, whose live show was more powerful than ever. Tonight, Fabian djed at a party celebrating the upcoming Imagine Festival of Arts Issues and Ideas earlier tonight at Crobar. The Imagine festival (www.imagine04.org ) is a citywide reponse by NY's creative community to the incursion of the Republican Convention, and is hoping to show how the arts can unite at a time when the city will be especially divided. We have a number of special Imagine shows at Joe's Pub coming up, so you'll hear more about that in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we're looking forward to the three of us getting back together for the next GlobeSonic tag-team session at our monthy Nublu residency one week from Saturday, on August 14. Save the date.

      The countdown is on for the debut of Joe's Pub in the Park, which kicks off one week from Monday, on August 16 with the perfect summer evening show - Bebel Gilberto, Juana Molina and DJ Ray Velasquez, at the spectacularly beautiful Delacorte Theater (where the Public presents Shakespeare in the Park, which ends this weekend). Please remember, all of the shows are reserved seats, tickets required - some you need to buy through www.telecharge.com (Aug 16 Bebel/Juana/DJ Ray, Aug 17 Suzanne Vega/Jonatha Brooke/Teitur, Aug 22 Gavin DeGraw/Toby Lightman/Michael Tolcher, Aug 24 Todd Rundgren-solo/Joe Jackson-solo (and hopefully together)/Ethel, and August 27 Mos Def Big Band and Spirit Sextet feat. Meshell Ndegeocello.) Other shows are FREE, tix distributed on the day of the show at The Public and at the Delacorte (like free Shakespeare ) - Aug 18 Ute Lemper / Stew, Aug 19 Jamie Cullum/Nellie McKay/Raul Midon, Aug 21 Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra/Burnt Sugar/Nublu Orchestra, and August 26 Ballet Hispanico/Emeline Michel.

      I'm really proud of all of these shows as they really showcase a group of artists who have made Joe's Pub their artistic home in NYC, and hope to see many of you there. Some of the paid shows are getting close to seling out - do not wait any longer, if there's a show you want to see. Details abot how to get the free tix below.

      Speaking of Mos Def Big Band, he has just given us his list of band members, and it's really an amazing lineup of some of the finest jazz players around - in addition to Mos rockin' the mic, and Will Calhoun from Living Colour on drums, the band includes Wallace Roney and his brother Antoine, Orrin Evans, Robin Eubanks, and John Benitez. Add that to show Meshell Nedegocello's Spirit Sextet which will include Oliver Lake and Ron Blake, and you are sure of a night of mind-bending jazz/funk/hip-hop/whatever.....You can also expect similar mind-bending night of improvisational madness with Antibalas, Burnt Sugar and Nublu Orchestra...can't wait to see if the delcorte can indeed levitate, as the spirits of Miles Davis, Fela and Sun Ra inhabit the place.

      Of course, with everything going on in the Park, there's no slacking off at Joe's Pub's downtown home at the Public. Lots of great singer-songwiters this weekend, including Slaid Cleaves, Peter Mulvey, and Tres Chicas, who are being featured in articles everywhere (check Thursday's Newsday, this week's NY Press and elsewhere.)

      Sunday, we welcome back an extraordinary vocalist we have been championing, Anthony Mills. He takes a detour from his inventive GhettoTrance project for a special night of Spirituals and early gospel with one of the most acclaimed jazz pianists of his generation, Jason Moran. Two very special artists, for on enight only. Don't miss it. And more great jazz pianists later in the week when Joe Sample, of The Crusaders, shares music from his barnd new solo album which surveys the history of jazz. Later in the week, we have Hasidic reggae sensation Matisyahu, electroBrazlian sounds from buzzband Astaire, and Pete Townsend's close collaborator Rachel Fuller. You'll also want to keep your eyes out for French folk chanteuse Keren Ann, cult favorite Tanya Donnelly, the brilliant East Village Opera Company, and the return of the legendary Donovan, for 6 more shows, after his recent sold out run.

      Lastly, want to give a shout out to the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, who bring their re-interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life this Saturday to Central Park SummerStage. And I encourage you to support Celebrate Brooklyn's benefit Bob Marley Roots reggae concert with the ZiggyMarley and his brothers Damien Ky-Mani and other Marleys, the legendary Toots and the Maytals (who sounded better than ever when I saw them at the Musiques Metisses festival lrecently) , southernfired hip hop with Nappy Roots and more, on Tues, August 10.

      Whew, I'm tired after writing about all this stuff. Hope to see you at a show soon.

      One last thing - if you or someone you know are not registered to vote - PLEASE check the end of this email for a few resources I got turned onto from a recent emailing from SOB's. And forward them to friends in the all important swing states too. Democracy only works if you particpate in it.

      Sorry about the yahoogroups ad.

      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!

      Advance tickets are going quickly for the following shows ON SALE NOW:
      BEBEL GILBERTO with special guest JUANA MOLINA and DJ Ray Velasquez - August 16

      SUZANNE VEGA / JONATHA BROOKE with special guest TEITUR - August 17

      GAVIN DeGRAW with special guests TOBY LIGHTMAN and MICHAL TOLCHER - August 22

      TODD RUNDGREN - solo / JOE JACKSON - solo
      with special guest ETHEL - August 24

      MOS DEF BIG BAND feat. Mos Def, Will Calhoun, Orrin Evans, John Benitez, Wallace Roney, Antoine Roney, Robin Eubanks and Don Braden / THE SPIRIT MUSIC SEXTET feat. MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO - August 27

      FREE tickets to the following shows will be distributed on the DAY OF EACH SHOW, at the Delacorte Theater and The Public Theater:
      UTE LEMPER / STEW - August 18

      JAMIE CULLUM / NELLIE McKAY with special guest RAúL MIDóN - August 19

      ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA / BURNT SUGAR: The Arkestra Chamber / NUBLU ORCHESTRA: conduction by Butch Morris - August 21

      BALLET HISPANICO: NightClub / EMELINE MICHEL - August 26

      For complete listings and descriptions of each performance featured in JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK, see the bottom of this email or click the logo for further info...

      Click here for further info! <http://joespub.pmail.biz/pmailweb/ct?id=9+0+8+1+13503>

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

      Gary Lucas & Friends with Richard Barone & Ernie
      Brooks / Thurs, August 5

      Slaid Cleaves / Fri, August 6

      Peter Mulvey / Fri, August 6

      Jacqui Naylor / Sat, August 7

      Tres Chicas feat. Caitlin Cary (of Whiskeytown), Tonya Lamm & Lynn Blakey / Sat, August 7

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

      Alice Smith / Mon, August 8

      Laura Benanti & Gavin Creel: Front & Center presented by Broadwayworld.com / Mon, August 9

      Airborne Audio, Rob Sonic, No Surrender and special guest Mike Ladd / Mon, August 9

      Joe Sample / Tues, August 10

      October Project / Tues, August 10

      Heeb Storytelling: hosted by Marc Maron, feat. Jessi Klein, Rain Pryor, Mike Albo, Stephen Glass, Albert Maysles, Wendy Shanker & Adam Rinn / Wed, August 11

      Matisyahu - Hasidic Reggae Superstar / Wed, August 11

      Rachel Fuller: CD Release / Thurs, August 12

      Astaire / Thurs, August 12

      Tanya Donnelly with special guest Rachel Goswell (early show only) / Fri, August 13

      Keren Ann / Melomane / Sat, August 14

      Coumba Sidibe / Sat, August 14

      East Village Opera Company / Sun, August 15

      Explorations in Dub / Sun, August 15

      Debra Barsha: Barsha Sings Barsha / Mon, August 16

      Burrito Deluxe feat. Garth Hudson & Sneaky Pete Kleinow / Mon, August 16

      Noirkestra CD Release / Mon, August 16

      ...HOWL FESTIVAL OF EAST VILLAGE ARTS: August 17-24...

      HOWL!, named after the groundbreaking poem by East Village icon Allen Ginsberg, is an annual week-long celebration of the counterculture, presented by the Federation of East Village Artists. FEVA, formed in 2002, is dedicated to the preservation of the neighborhood’s great cultural legacy and to promoting opportunities for the next generation of visionaries to flourish.

      From Emma Goldman to Charlie Parker, from Miguel Pinero to Keith Haring, from Harry Smith to Joey Ramone, the East Village has been a mecca for the rebels and the dreamers , and under FEVA’s watch, it will continue to be.

      HOWL! ’04 features over 400 events -- music, theater, film, dance, poetry and performance art -- at 75 participating venues with over 125,000 people expected to attend. The centerpiece of the festival is the free outdoor events, which turn Tompkins Square Park into a countercultural county fair. Kids frolic, local venders sell amazing food, arts and crafts and three stages feature wildly diverse live entertainment.

      Donovan: beat café / Tues-Thurs, August 17-19

      Mocean Worker / Wed, August 18

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

      Cantinero / Fri, August 20

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

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

      The HOWL! Festival Presents: The 2nd Annual All Star Poetry Jam hosted by Bob Holman feat. Moby, Carl Hancock Rux, Ed Sanders, Lili Taylor, and Edwin Torres. A Benefit for FEVA, the Federation of East Village Artists / Sun, August 22

      Keren Ann: Not Going Anywhere CD Release / Mon, August 23

      Forro In The Dark / Mon, August 23

      Rosa Passos / Tues, August 24

      Kevin Johansen & The Nada / Wed, August 25

      Claudia Acuña Quartet / Wed, August 25

      Brian Vander Ark / Thurs, August 26

      Postdata feat. Ivan Benavides & DJ Nova / Fri, August 27

      Theo Bleckmann's Weimar Kabarett / Phil Kline's ZIPPO Songs / Sat, August 28

      Dan Bern / Sat, August 28

      Morley - acoustic / Sun, August 29

      Paul Thorn / Mon, August 30

      America's Favorite Burlesque Gameshow: This or That! starring Fred Kahl & Julie Atlas Muz / Mon, August 30

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

      Urban Bush Women: Are We Democracy? / Wed, September 1

      Tom Russell and Andrew Hardin / Wed, September 1

      Laff it Up... AND VOTE!!: Aladdin, Vidur Kapur, Dean Obeidallah, Vijai Nathan / Thurs, September 2

      Tammy Faye Starlite & The Angels of Mercy: It's My Party / Thurs, September 2

      The Jazz Passengers / Maroon: Jazz Against War / Fri, September 3

      The Fabulous Soul Shakers / Fri, September 3

      John Tartaglia (of Avenue Q) / Sun & Mon, September 5 & 6

      Julia Fordham / Tues & Wed, September 7 & 8

      Rusty Truck / Tues, September 7

      Rachelle Garniez & the Fortunate Few / Thurs, September 9

      Dancenow/NYC: Dance-mOpolitan 10th Anniversary Cabaret Series / Thurs - Fri, September 9 - 10 & Sat, September 18

      John Wesley Harding, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor and band: Duets for Three Singers / Sat, September 11

      Tom Paxton / Sun, September 12

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mondays, September 13 & 27

      Esma Redzepova and Ansambe Teodosievski / Mon, September 13

      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

      The Cast of Hairspray: Mullets Over Broadway
      BroadwayWorld.com's Front & Center Concert Series / Sun, September 19

      Kiran Ahluwalia / Tues, September 21

      Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem / Mon, September 21

      Darlene Love / Wed, September 22

      Willem Breuker Kollektief / Thur, September 23

      Tanuja Desai Hidier/T&A and DJ Rekha: Born Confused Rock 'n' Revolutions Part II / Fri, September 24

      Dervish / Fri, September 24

      Incredible String Band / Sat, September 25

      Rachael Yamagata / Sun, September 26

      Gaby Kerpel / Sun, September 26

      Lara Fabian / Tues - Wed, September 28 - 29

      Patricia Barber / Tues - Wed, September 28 - 29

      John Butler Trio / Thurs, September 30

      Laura Bell Bundy: Shameless! / Mon, October 4

      Emeline Michel: Rasin Kreyol CD Release / Tues, October 5

      Mamar Kassey / Tues, October 5

      Xavier Rudd / Wed, October 6

      Rene Risque & The Art Lovers / Wed & Thurs, October 6 7

      Fairport Convention / Fri, October 8

      The Lascivious Biddies / Sat, October 9

      Thea Gilmore / Sat, October 9

      Gail Ann Dorsey / Wed, October 13

      Richard Lewis / Fri-Sat, October 15-16

      Josh Joplin with special guest Cordero / Thurs, October 21

      Federico Aubele - Live / Thurs, October 21

      Isaac Mizrahi / Fridays, October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12

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

      Tinariwen / Tues & Wed, October 26 & 27

      Spottiswoode & His Enemies with special guest Bronwen Exter / Thurs, October 28

      Martha Redbone: SKINTALK CD Release / Thurs, Oct 28

      Monica Salmaso / Fri, October 29

      The Breithaupt Brothers & Friends: Seeing Stars / Mon, November 1

      E.S.T. / Wed & Thurs, November 3 & 4

      Susan Egan in Concert: BroadwayWorld's Front and Center Series / Sun, November 9

      Kelly Joe Phelps / Thurs, November 18

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

      BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet / Tues, December 7

      Jane Siberry / Wed - Fri, December 15 - 17


      Fri, August 6
      The New York Times called him "one of the finest singer-songwriters in Texas" and the rest of the country seemed to find that limiting, as Slaid Cleaves proves time and time again to be one of the finest in every state he plays. His newest release, Wishbones is produced by Geoff Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier) and is a spectacular follow-up to his critically acclaimed album Broke Down. From depression era jockeys to company-flooded towns to alcoholic prizefighters to illegal immigrants forced into making life-and-death decisions, Slaid specializes in telling the tales of the hardscrabble character looking for a chance in this unfair world. Slaid's last Joe's Pub show sold out early - don't get shut out this time. "The beguiling Cleaves has fashioned a timeless yet fresh sound rooted in the best storytelling tradition of the great singer-songwriter." -Chicago Sun-Times www.slaidcleaves.com 7:30pm, $20

      Fri, August 6
      Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey performs from his celebrated newest album, Kitchen Radio (Signature Sounds). With Kitchen Radio, he has put the songwriting solidly front and center, and the result is a moving, deft portrait of a place where the personal and the worldwide intersect. Peter Mulvey and longtime writing partner and producer David "Goody" Goodrich set the mood with vibrant, often surprising musical ideas. "Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style." -Boston Globe www.petermulvey.com 9:30pm, $12

      Sat, August 7
      Jacqui Naylor, "The new voice of Jazz-Pop" according to Vogue, is widely renowned for her sophisticated jazz roots, diverse original compositions, and signature interpretations of gems mined from the American popular songbook. Jacqui is fast earning equally strong acclaim for her utterly original covers of classic rock and pop tracks, as well as her own songs written in the contemporary singer-songwriter vein. In a recent review of her current CD, Shelter, JazzTimes has called Naylor "the next big thing with songs Joni Mitchell good." She has toured the nations top jazz and pop venues forging an alternative path through the industry, releasing three albums on her own Ruby Records imprint, distributed nationally through Rykodisc. At Joe's Pub she will wrap her organic vocals and groove infused accompaniment around a diverse mix of music, genre hopping from jazz to blues to rock and back, with songs from Shelter and her upcoming two-disc release "Live East West/Birdland and Yoshi's." www.jacquinaylor.com 7:30pm, $15

      Sat, August 7
      TRES CHICAS feat. Caitlin Cary (of Whiskeytown), Tonya Lamm & Lynn Blakey
      Tres Chicas is a rare find - three phenomenal frontwomen, Caitlin Cary of Whiskeytown, Lynn Blakey of Glory Fountain and Tonya Lamm of Hazeldine - coming together to create a music that is as effortlessly beautiful as it is diverse. In the past three years, Cary has released two highly-regarded solo albums and toured extensively, Blakey released a second Glory Fountain album and Lamm had a baby daughter and toured Europe twice with Hazeldine. So it seems a miracle that they all managed to finally get together to form Tres Chicas which has been winning hearts from coast to coast, let alone record and release what is sure to be their critically acclaimed debut album Sweetwater on Yep Roc this June. Tres Chicas is ready to explode onto the scene and fans of the group and its individual members are standing by ready to listen. 9:30pm, $15

      Sun, August 8
      JASON MORAN & ANTHONY MILLS: An Evening of Spirituals
      Trained in opera, highly influenced by spirituals, classical, hip-hop, soul, reggae, jazz, ambient, trance, house and world music, vocalist Anthony Mills has toured the world with Harry Belafonte's All-Star Band and performed with some of opera's greatest voices at venues like Carnegie Hall, earning praise from the New York Times for his "fresh and confident" vocal skills. Mills performs frequently at Joe's Pub, both with his genre-defying GhettoTrance project and as a part of the weekly Eclectic Ride parties showcasing the best of NYC's underground soul scene. Pianist Jason Moran is one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation, earning raves for his Blue Note albums both solo and with his ensemble The Bandwagon, as well as collaborations with artists such as Greg Osby, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane and Stefon Harris. Jason Moran topped three categories in the 2003 Downbeat Critics Poll. Rising Star Jazz Artist, Rising Star Pianist and Rising Star Composer. Tonight, these two extraordinarily talented artists reprise an early collaboration originally recorded in 1996, re-examining authentic slave songs, work songs and Negro spirituals, drawn both from the oral tradition as well from the pioneering notated works of H.T. Burleigh and Hall Johnson. "Mills...brings a musicality and socially responsible dimension (to music)." -Harry Belafonte www.akeholm.com 7:30pm, $15

      Mon, August 8
      The pretty fire created by vocalist Alice Smith has erupted into an inferno of romantic modernism. Since the days of her working in Greg Tate's Moomtez and co-founding with Maximina Jusen the Globetronic Soul band with Jolie Fuego she is known as one of the unique and versatile persons and vocalists to come out of the downtown scene. Alice Smith emotes a voice that is both pleading and confident, sensual and vulnerable. Not to be typecast, Alice displays a sarcastic wit and an inquisitive maturity within her eclectic dynamism of original songs reflecting, hip-hop, Far Eastern, reggae, rock, jazz, and world beat rhythms. Alice reveals influences of Bjork, Patti LaBelle and Donny Hathaway supported by classical piano training received while growing up in Washington, DC. Alice Smith moves people with both her voice and personality and her music and maturity now rocks and paves the way for her to enjoy the success that her talents surely deserve. 9:30pm, $5 cash at door

      Mon, August 9
      LAURA BENANTI & GAVIN CREEL: Front & Center presented by Broadwayworld.com
      Tony Nominees Laura Benanti (Into The Woods, Swing, Nine) and Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie) strut their stuff as singers and songwriters. Featuring original music by the two Broadway favorites, Front & Center is proud to be coupling these two in a not-to-miss concert event. Also featuring special guest, Chris Baron from The Spin Doctors. Directed by Front & Center Artistic Director, Jamie McGonnigal. www.broadwayworld.com 7 & 9:15pm, $20

      Tues, August 10
      Joe Sample has entertained for more than four decades, first as a founding member of the ground-breaking fusion ensemble The Crusaders, and since the late 70s, as a popular solo contemporary jazz artist. Sample began playing piano at age five and the Houston, Texas native rooted himself in many different musical genres including gospel, soul, bebop, blues, Latin, and classical music. Like many jazzmen of his time, Sample started out playing hard bop, but went electric during the fusion era. Joe Sample says, "I grew up in a time and place where segregation was an acceptable way of life, and for me the piano was the only place I could run for an act of healing. I still feel that expressing myself this way is my great sanctuary. I would like my legacy to be not only that I reflected the times in which I lived, but also that my music had the power to help heal people's pain the way it has healed mine." 7:30pm, $35

      Tues, August 10
      With two critically acclaimed and musically influential albums on Epic Records, October Project became an internationally beloved cult band in the mid-90's. Re-formed by songwriters Julie Flanders and Emil Adler with harmony-goddess Marina Belica now on lead vocals, the band is back to cast its magic spell on listeners, along with original guitarist Dave Sabatino, percussionist Urbano Sanchez and guest cellist Martha Colby. "The music is airy and transporting, shimmering with sometimes dark, sometimes inspirational, always thoughtful songs." -Boston Globe www.octoberproject.net 9:30pm, $25

      Wed, August 11
      HEEB STORYTELLING: hosted by Marc Maron, feat. Jessi Klein, Rain Pryor, Mike Albo, Stephen Glass, Albert Maysles, Wendy Shanker & Adam Rinn
      Heeb Magazine (The New Jew Review) presents Heeb Storytelling: part cabaret, part Catskills, this popular series pushes the very notion of a Jewish story to the brink. Marc Maron (comic, author, and host of Air America's Morning Sedition) hosts a fearlessly funny evening of 7-minute stories performed by Rain Pryor (Richard's daughter), Albert Maysles, Stephen Glass, Wendy Shanker, Mike Albo, comedienne Jessie Klein, among others. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com. 7pm, $15/$12 when bought in combination with Matisyahu (9:30pm) show ($24 total)

      Wed, August 11
      MATISYAHU - Hasidic Reggae Superstar
      In the crowded NY reggae scene, Matisyahu stands out like no other...and when he grabs the mic, jaws hit the floor. Standing over six feet tall with his black hat, black coat, and long black beard, Matisyahu is the face of a new cultural fusion. He seamlessly integrates the power of reggae music into his life in Crown Heights as he lives and studies Jewish texts among Brooklyn's Lubavitch community. And while it might sound like kitsch, it's not. Combining the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, while remaining wholly original, Matisyahu is 100% real, conscious dancehall reggae...turning cynics and critics into fans at every bend. www.hasidicreggae.com Special Offer (at box office only): Buy a ticket for both Matisyahu at 9:30pm and the Heeb Storytelling event feat. Marc Maron, Jill Sobule and others at 7pm and pay only $24! 9:30pm, $15/$12 when bought in combination with Heeb Magazine (7:30pm) show ($24 total)

      Thurs, August 12
      RACHEL FULLER: CD Release
      Rachel Fuller's just-released debut, 'Cigarettes and Housework' (Universal), is a contemporary album filled with original heartfelt songs laden with hooks and tender ballads, which includes musical contributions from Pete Townshend, Pino Palladino and Mark Brzezecki. Fuller has been composing music since the age of 10. A classically trained pianist, Rachel's orchestral works have been recorded by the London Chamber Orchestra and she has also orchestrated music for Pete Townshend's 'Lifehouse Chronicles' recording and concerts at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. Rachel Fuller (piano/vocals), Jolyon Dixon (guitar), Stuart Ross (bass), Jodie Hawkes (drums). www.rachelfuller.com 7pm, $18

      Thurs, August 12
      Astaire is the duo of Brazilian/American siblings, Bruce and Erica Driscoll, crafting sexy europop with a Brazilian undercurrent. Spending much of their lives surrounded by the traditional sounds of Brazil, along with a steady diet of Britain's finest singles, Astaire have developed a keen sense for intoxicating rhythms, strong hooks and sweet melodies. The band traded their Midwest base for NYC in early 2004, where they have been teaming with producer Andy Chase (Ivy, Tahiti 80, Divine Comedy) and arranger/composer Zé Luis Oliveira (Caetano Veloso, Bebel Gilberto, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil) for their debut EP and forthcoming album. "The lush cinescapes of the pair's music are as diverse and exotic sounding as their international upbringing." -CMJ New Music Report www.astairemusic.com 9:30pm, $12

      Fri, August 13
      TANYA DONELLY with special guest Rachel Goswell
      A former member of Throwing Muses, Belly and The Breeders makes her return next month from 4AD. Tanya Donelly's Whiskey Tango Ghosts is scheduled to hit stores July 26 from 4AD. It's Donelly's first record since her 2002 solo record Beautysleep (4AD). Rachel Goswell, formerly of Slowdive, opens the show. 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

      Sat, August 14
      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.
      The quirkily eclectic Melomane ("lover of melody" in French) is a NY-based chamber pop band that combines guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, cello, trumpet and miscellaneous noise into a melange of haunting melodies and hummable pop that evokes Wings, Leonard Cohen, Can and Giant Sand, all in the same breath. "It's this versatility - often displayed within one song - that makes the mercurial blend so spellbinding. Melomane breathe life into their music by raising the specter of chaos.they inevitably coalesce in to a lush ebullient refrain." -Village Voice www.melomane.org 7pm, $12

      Sat, August 14
      Coumba Sidibe, whose first album was the highest-selling album in Africa for a female vocalist, is known the world over as the multi-titled Queen of Wassaoulou music. Coumba's rise to eminence began when she was a leading singer with the group L'Ensemble Instrumentale du Mali and her presence brought Mali's Wassaoulou tradition of singing to the forefront of the world music scene. Cited by Oumou Sangare and Ramata Diakate as being a primary influence, to say that Coumba Sidibe is a legend does not capture the range and depth of her impact. Now living in New York, Sidibe offers her fans a rare chance to see her live at Joe's Pub and be re-introduced to her robust, tenor vocal stylings that brought Mali to the rest of the world. 9:30pm, $15

      Sun, August 15
      The pomposity of opera meets the majesty of rock...or the other way around. "La Donna," the debut album from the East Village Opera Company takes the classic Italian operatic and Neapolitan folk song repertoire and reimagines it with swirling guitars, rich string textures, deep grooves that range from sultry to bombastic, and anything else that popular music has had to offer in the last century. Fronted by singer Tyley Ross (last seen in NY in Broadway's Miss Saigon) and multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter (Music Director of the Downtown Messiah), this is opera like you've never seen or heard, in yet another command return engagement! "Both achingly poignant and downright hilarious" -CBC Radio www.eastvillageoperacompany.com 7:30pm, $15 advance/$20 at door

      Sun, August 15
      9:30pm, $7 cash at door

      Mon, August 16
      DEBRA BARSHA: Barsha Sings Barsha
      Maybe you heard her get with the funk with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, or you saw her onstage with Charles Busch. You could have caught her on Thomas Dolby's Flat Earth Tour or, if you saw the musical Radiant Baby at the Public Theater last year, then you heard her driving score. But, if you haven't heard her, haven't experienced her, now for one night only, Debra Barsha will share her sensual, raspy, sex-filled voice with you when she sings her eclectic songs that will hit you where it counts...Joe's Pub presents Barsha sings Barsha. "Ms. Barsha's throbbing melodies seductively recall the heyday of Donna Summer" -Ben Brantley, NY TIMES. "A white Patti Labelle" -George Clinton 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, August 16
      BURRITO DELUXE feat. Garth Hudson & Sneaky Pete Kleinow
      Burrito Deluxe, featuring musical sage Garth Hudson of The Band and Flying Burrito Brother/pedal-steel innovator Sneaky Pete Kleinow, is a musical treat that has found its true voice with their second release, The Whole Enchilada. The band will be performing new material from what is sure to be one of the most highly regarded albums of the year as well as classics from The Band and Flying Burrito Brothers and some well chosen covers. Living legends Hudson and Kleinow will be joined by Carlton Moody, Jeff "Stick" Davis and Rick Lonow. Tonight this stellar grouping of musicians reminds New York City what the roots of roots rock are. www.burritodeluxe.com 9:30pm, $25 in advance/$30 at door


      Tues, August 17 - Thurs, August 19
      DONOVAN: beat café
      Donovan, acclaimed writer and singer of such influential hits as sunshine superman, universal soldier and mellow yellow, now continues the beat tradition through his new exploration entitled beat café. beat café celebrates Donovan's new CD and bohemian poetry and songs for a new beat generation. Donovan is honored by all generations as a rare and unique artist who reflects and embraces developments in music, poetry, and the spiritual paths which have profoundly changed our perception of reality. Join him at joe's pub as he continues this development and no doubt strengthens his own legacy. www.donovan.ie/beatcafe
      These performances presented in association with the HOWL Festival of East Village Arts. 7 & 9pm, $45

      Wed, August 18
      Oh, the stories Adam Dorn -- aka Mocean Worker -- can tell. You see, he's been around. When he was barely out of short pants, Adam began working as an assistant to bassist/producer Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, EU). He has compiled and produced dozens of jazz and R&B reissues. Can others on the cutting edge of contemporary music boast of working on a Judy Garland retrospective? No. His credits as musician include collaborations with Bill Frisell, Hal Willner, Brian Eno and that shaggy little guy from U2. The man he calls "Pops" is none other than legendary producer Joel Dorn (Roberta Flack, John Coltrane, Leon Redbone). And under the Mocean Worker moniker, he has released three albums of genre-defying electronic music: Home Movies from the Brain Forest (1998); Mixed Emotional Features (1999); and Aural & Hearty (2000). Mocean Worker's "Enter The Mowo" is an album RollingStone.com called "...his best work" and is certainly the record everyone was waiting for from Adam Dorn. He'll perform selections from this album live, cut to visuals from the likes of Harry Smith and beyond. Afterwards, he'll get behind the decks to spin some smooth grooves. This performance presented in association with the HOWL Festival of East Village Arts. www.moceanworker.com 11pm, $10 cash at door

      Fri, August 20
      TIN HAT TRIO: Book of Silk CD Release
      Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal emotional chords, Tin Hat Trio -- Mark Orton (guitar, prepared guitar, dobro, banjo), Carla Kihlstedt (violin, viola, trumpet violin, voice) and Rob Burger (accordion, prepared piano, toy piano, field organ, celeste, harmonica) -- makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Tin Hat Trio celebrates the release of Book of Silk (Rope-a-Dope) which features new compositions by all three members that further explore the sumptuous textures and ingenious synthesis of folk strains and the new music devices and chamber jazz dynamics that have helped define the trio's sound. Book of Silk is Tin Hat Trio's most impressive recording to date. Lush and intriguing, poignant and experimental, the group's music remains as mysterious and inviting as ever. "If Astor Piazzolla had written a sound track for a Hitchcock movie, or if an Albanian folk trio had listened to Robert Johnson, Thelonious Monk, and Stravinsky, they might have come up with music that sounds like Tin Hat Trio." -Acoustic Guitar. This performance presented in association with the HOWL Festival of East Village Arts. www.tinhattrio.com 7:30pm, $20

      Fri, August 20
      Cantinero is the nom de music of Chris Hicken, a prodigiously talented expatriate Brit who has made New York City his home for more than a decade. With his Artemis Records debut, "Championship Boxing," the Birmingham, England-raised singer/producer/songwriter has fashioned a strikingly ingenious collection, blending organically created experimental textures with classic confessional popcraft. "Heartfelt Brit Indie Rock with a New York Twist...deliciously poignant lyrics". -Q Magazine 9:30pm, $12

      Sat & Sun, August 21 & 22
      Algarin's MONGO AFFAIR is a poetic and musical journey with legendary Nuyorican poet Miguel Algarin. It's about chemical-electrical, physical breakdowns. It's about Sunday afternoons. It's about the love and hate for the tar and concrete jungle of Manhattan. Titled after his groundbreaking first book of poetry MONGO AFFAIR published in 1978, this performance showcase captures the excitement of the historical literary work through the infusion of performance poetry with live Jazz and Salsa music, tap dance, and Caribbean and African DJ tracks. Miguel Algarin, a three-time American Book Award winner, is one of the most prolific, creative and influential literary figures in the United States and Latin America. Through his writings and the founding of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Algarin became a leading figure of the Nuyorican movement of the 1970s, which created a literature of Puerto Rican identity and fostered its entrance into the larger world of American avant-garde poetic. Joining Algarin, the featured Mongo Affair Players include Carl Hancock Rux (on 8/21), Kayo (on 8/22), Emanuel Xavier, La Bruja, Reg E. Gaines, DJ Sabine, Calvin Gaines, Maya Smullyan-Jenkins, Alexandria Bradley and Sergio Rivera y Grupo Caribe. "[Algarin's writings] turned me on after exhibiting beauty and gentility, miraculous writing from the Lower East Side of New York." -Allen Ginsberg. These performances presented in association with the HOWL Festival of East Village Arts. www.arcose-ny.com 7:30pm, $20

      Sat, August 21
      THE CLOGS w/ special guest Erik Friedlander
      Clogs are a quartet of improvising classical musicians who met while studying at the Yale School of Music. The group consists of Bryce Dessner (guitar/composer/The National), Rachael Elliott (bassoon), Thomas Kozumplik (percussion), and is "led" by Australian composer and strings player, Pamda Newsome. Post-rock and avant-garde publication The Wire has celebrated their "eerie, looping folk melodies...delicately bowed and struck strings [and] beautiful 'lost at sea' effect," though reactions from the classical music establishment has been equally strong. This fall the group will release their third album, Stick Music (Brassland), and embark upon a nationwide tour supported by a grant from Chamber Music American and the National Endowment for the Arts. www.clogsmusic.com
      Erik Friedlander is a unique cellist whose work blurs the boundaries between classical and jazz. For years he worked closely with downtown stars like Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, and Joe Lovano, leading the LA Times to call him "the first potential star performer on his instrument." 2003 and '04 have found Friedlander fulfilling this prediction. He released his first solo album, Maldoror (Brassland); was awarded high honors in The Wire and Downbeat's annual critic's polls; and an appearance at Austin's SXSW festival and subsequent club dates have also found him wooing a crossover audience. www.erikfriedlander.com. These performances presented in association with the HOWL Festival of East Village Arts. 9:30pm, $12

      Sun, August 22
      The HOWL! Festival Presents: THE 2nd ANNUAL HOWL! POETRY JAM hosted by Bob Holman, feat. Moby, Carl Hancock Rux, Ed Sanders, Lili Taylor, and Edwin Torres
      A Benefit for FEVA, the Federation of East Village Artists
      Join Moby, Lili Taylor, Edwin Torres, Ed Sanders and Carl Hancock Rux for a rousing night of readings and rantings, in a benefit for FEVA, the Federation of East Village Artists, with a special tribute to HOWL festival inspiration, Allen Ginsberg. Your host, Bowery Poetry Club impresario, Bob Holman. Further festival details, please visit www.howlfestival.com. $50, 9:30pm

      Mon, August 23
      KEREN ANN: Not Going Anywhere CD Release
      "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." 7:30pm, $12

      Mon, August 23
      Forro In The Dark plays the music of Louis Gonzaga, The King Of Baiao, a style of Brazilian dance music that is built around a trio of accordion, triangle and zabumba (a small bass drum that sounds huge). The relentless driving rhythms of the accordion, much like Zydeco, combine together with beautiful and distinctly Brazilian melodies. Often humorous, these are songs about life in the rugged, dry and unforgiving landscape of northern Brazil. This is party music for hard working people who would gather together at night for a "forro", where they could drink and dance and forget their troubles. Forro In The Dark is Rob Curto on accordion, Mauro Refosco on zabumba, Jorginho Amorim on triangle, Sergio Brandao on bass and cavaquino, Smokey Hormel on guitar. Individually, they have played with Beck, David Byrne, Johnny Cash, Rosemary Clooney, Bebel Gilberto (...just to name a few). As a group, they bring a contagious sense of joy to the room whenever they play these great Gonzaga songs, inspiring people of all races and ages to dance away their blues. 9:30pm, $12

      Tues, August 24
      Bossa nova phenomenon Rosa Passos, one of Brazil's truly great singers and guitarists, returns to Joe's Pub to celebrate the release of her album Amorosa (Sony Classics). A beloved figure in Brazil, Passos' sweet, sultry voice and gently beautiful acoustic guitar work was introduced to broader worldwide audience last year through her participation in Yo-Yo Ma's triple Grammy-award winning Obrigado Brazil recording and tour. Influenced by João Gilberto (to whom she pays tribute with this album) and Dorival Caymmi as well as Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn, All Music Guide raves "Rosa Passos is one of the few singers currently in Brazil dedicated to a genuine evolution of Brazilian music, devoid of fashionable trend and commercialism." Connect Brazil heralded the arrival of Rosa Passos as "quite possibly, the best female vocalist in Brazil. Delicately creative on her own terms, she posseses the voice of a worldly angel...she could be the female embodiment of João Gilberto at his very best." 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

      Wed, August 25
      "Reverse Latino" Kevin Johansen is "a New Yorker in Buenos Aires and a cosmopolitan Argentinean in New York, out of place in Montevideo as much as in Alaska" (where he was born). An unclassifiable mestizo and cultural nomad in the tradition of Manu Chao, Johansen blends English and Spanish in an organic and natural way, toying with various rhythms and elements of the Americas, from cumbia to milonga and son cubano, handled with a 'quasi' pop sound. Johansen's music, though Latin-rooted, also reflects his cosmopolitan point of view into what he calls variously "Cumbias flamencas, Celtic Sambarera, Hip pop, Transvestite Tango." Of Argentine mom and American dad, Johansen uprooted from Argentina to New York in 1990 and was discovered by his mentor Hilly Kristal, owner of legendary CBGB's, who invited him to participate in his future record company and play at CB's Gallery as a "house band" every Saturday, until he returned to Argentina in 2000. During '03, Kevin found major success in Argentina, with a gold record fueled by its "Barry White and Leonard Cohen meet Nirvana" song Down with my Baby featured as the theme of a popular prime time soap opera. Spanish journalist Jordi Turtós put it this way: "The album fascinates immediately due to Johansen's personality. He is not a musician that you can make quick and easy comparisons with (that which we musical journalists so much love to do). We're screwed. As he himself says, he does 'cumbia tanguera', habaneras in English, reggae porteño, little ballads a la Leonard Cohen..." Nominated for 3 Latin Grammy Awards: Album, Song and Video of the Year. Presented in association with HOWL: East Village Festival of the Arts www.kevinjohansen.com 7:30pm, $15

      Wed, August 25
      Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuna has "the voice of an angel" (Newsday) - a pure, compelling and original voice. She draws upon the culture of her homeland by fusing Latin rhythms with her instinctive jazz sensibilities. Vocal legend Abbey Lincoln says "Claudia sings in the tradition of the great ones. Her sound is her own." She performs many of her songs in Spanish, making it clear that music crosses all barriers, particularly when sung with her distinctive brand of authentic emotion and passion. At Joe's Pub, many of Claudia's selections will come from her new MAXJAZZ CD, "Luna", which has been warmly received by her fans and the media. "Acuna's voice is an instrument of wonder -- [she] is a natural, blessed with a gorgeous, honey-rich sound and an unerring sense of phrasing." -Los Angeles Times www.maxjazz.com 9:30pm, $15
      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 at Delacorte Theater and Public Theater.

      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 day of show at Delacorte Theater and Public Theater.

      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 day of show at Delacorte Theater and Public Theater.

      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 day of show at Delacorte Theater and Public Theater.

      Fri, August 27
      Mos Def explores jazz with the premiere of Mos Def Big Band. 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 & hip-hop. Featuring Mos Def (vocals), Will Calhoun (percussion), Wallace Roney (trumpet) Antoine Roney and Don braden (saxes), robin Eubandks (trombone) Orrin Evans (piano) and John Benitez (bass)."Mos Def has proven himself an explorer as well as an eclectic.further development along these [jazz] lines really would be something to behold--for Mos devotees and open-minded jazz fans alike." -Jazztimes www.mosdefinitely.com
      Meshell Ndegeocello, celebrated bassist and Grammy-nominated solo artist, has pulled together some of the best and most creative musicians in the world. 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 creativemusicians in the world to raise praises, shouts and celebrations ofindividual interpretation. The legendary Oliver Lake and Ron Blake on saxophones; Peck Allmond on trumpet, tuba, flute and kalimba; Michael Cain on piano; Chris Dave on drums and DJ Jahi Sundance. Meshell, celebrated bassist and Grammy-nominated solo artist, provides artistic direction as well as her innovative compositions. Suitable for free minds, open hearts and shaking behinds. www.spiritmusicsextet.net
      $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members

      All artists and dates subject to changes.

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      LATE NIGHT @ joe's pub...Doors at 11pm
      Thursday...THE G SPOT
      G-Spot Thursdays @ Joe's Pub, a retreat from the ordinary club scene, a place where the sexy, successful and mature come to meet and mingle. The best mix of music by DJ Mary Mack.

      Fridays...Gumbo Fridays
      This weekly Friday night is dedicated to the mix of the greatest in hip-hop, rock, and 80s being provided by New York's Hottest DJ's combined with a very chic, downtown trendy crowd. The Gumbo party is known for its beautiful
      array of women and eclectic mix of New York's young celebrities. Six months after its inception this Friday has become a staple in New York City nightlife and has found a new home at Joe's Pub. Door Done Well by Sam Sneed. Doors 11pm $TBA.

      Saturday...DJ Stimulus
      Brian Gefter and Michael Romer of Gaslight Entertainment host Decadence with a DJ Stimulus spinning to a packed house of movers and shakers. To book your party at Decadence call 212.539.8778.

      Sunday...Sunday Night Classics
      Evil Dee Presents.The Demolition Team
      A whole host of phenomenal DJ's are part of this team of the best in hip hop. Dj's Butta L, Lord Sear, Mr. Walt and the man himself hit the decks spinning everything enjoyable.

      Monday...8/9...Airborne Audio, Rob Sonic, No Surrender and special guest Mike Ladd
      No Surrender, the four man urban psychbeat crew hailed by VICE Magazine as "your new favorite shit" has been a fixture on the NYC underground for some time. Following the critical acclaim of their debut LP, White Power Black Magic, the crew continues to push and shred the envelope of "hip-hop" in directions never explored. Equal parts Public Enemy, Love and Bad Brains with a little battery acid mixed in. Rob Sonic - Rob is the frontman of the critically acclaimed indy rap crew Sonic Sum, a group described by CMJ as "the Radiohead of hip-hop". Recently signed to the trailblazing Def Jux label, Mr. Sonic is set to release a analog digital hybrid on the world complete with hauntingly poetic, well-layered lyricism. Easily the most eccentric member of the Def Jux family, he is also one of the godfathers of the so-called avant-garde hip-hop scene slowly emerging since the late 90s. Airborne Audio - Upstart label Ninja Tune wasted no time in snatching up the bulk of the regretably short lived crew Anti-Pop Consortium (Warp Records). While the duo of High Priest and M. Sayyid have noticably shifted away from the quirky spoken-word fusion that former bandmate Beans is known for, they have maintained their expertise for block breaking beats infused with random synth play. A treat for beatheads around the world. Mike Ladd - Mr. Ladd is a renaissance man of the NYC underground... even though he lives in Paris. With quite a few critically-acclaimed albums under his belt including the seminal Welcome to the Afterfuture, Mike has spent years working on various concept albums, the most successful being 2003's The Majesticons. Since then he has been working on a top-secret album for K7 that is poised to turn electronic music on its ear. 11pm, $8 cash at door

      Tuesday...ER (Eclectic Ride)
      KYA Entertainment presents The Eclectic Ride- hosted by BELINDA BECKER and FORREST. A night of great music from NYC's best DJs (ie DJ Cosi, Belinda, DJ Herbert, and DJ Reborn) and soul samples from the world's most eclectic mix of artists (ie Bilal, Meshell N'Degeocello, Alia Marie, Dead Prez, Lady
      Alma, Goapele, Martin Luther, Wunmi, Anthony Hamilton, and more). Come experience another level of partying. For more information or reduced list email. kya@....

      Wednesday... 8/11...Matisyahu with special guest DJ Annan
      In the crowded NY reggae scene, Matisyahu stands out like no other...and when he grabs the mic, jaws hit the floor. Standing over six feet tall with his black hat, black coat, and long black beard, Matisyahu is the face of a new cultural fusion. He seamlessly integrates the power of reggae music into his life in Crown Heights as he lives and studies Jewish texts among Brooklyn's Lubavitch community. And while it might sound like kitsch, it's not. Combining the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, while remaining wholly original, Matisyahu is 100% real, conscious dancehall reggae...turning cynics and critics into fans at every bend. www.hasidicreggae.com 11pm, $15 cash at door


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      Next, I have an important question for everyone: Are You Registered To Vote?? This election, wherever you stand on the political spectrum, is too important to ignore. Remember, in 2000, in some states like New Mexico and Florida the margin of victory was less than the number of people who will be here at one of Jill Scott's shows! Don't know how to register? Here are a bunch of great websites that make it easy (and soon we will be working with Music For America.org who will be here for selected shows registering people):

    • Bill Bragin
      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
      Message 68 of 68 , Nov 4, 2004
            "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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        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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        more beautifully,
        more devotedly than ever before."

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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

        Wed, November

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