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  • Bill Bragin
    Where to begin??? First off, thanks to everyone who came out to the Joe s Pub in the Park series - it ended less than a week ago, but already starting to
    Message 1 of 68 , Sep 1, 2004
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      Where to begin??? First off, thanks to everyone who came out to the Joe's Pub in the Park series - it ended less than a week ago, but already starting to recede into a catalogue of happy memories. Special thanks to my colleagues Shanta Thake, Sara Hill and John DeCicco, who did double duty along with me at the Park AND downtown at the Pub, and to Kevin Abbott and everyone who helped hold down the fort downtown.

      We've moved immediately into the Imagine Festival of Arts Issues and Ideas, and had some incredible events already. A few more upcoming, and the theme seems to have attracted some VERY special guest appearances.
      Tonight (Thursday) we have an evening of incisive and hilarious South Asian and Arab-American stand-up comedy at 7:30, followed at 9:30 by incisive and hilarious bleached blonde ultra-fundamentalist music and spiels (oh, she probably wouldn't want me to use Yiddish) by Tammy Faye Starlite and her Angels of Mercy, with a very special guest appearance by RNC man-about-town Steve Earle.

      And on Friday, we just learned that the Jazz Against War benefit with Maroon and Jazz Passengers will include a super special guest appearance by the one and only Elvis Costello, who will sing a song with his old friends in the Passengers.

      There are lots of other Imagine Festival (www.imagine04.org) events happening around town. I had the pleasure of djing (as a friend pointed out - a rare English language dj set) of 80's protests songs at an Activate (www.activate.us) party at the Knitting Factory, while Steve Earle (him again), Spearhead and Tom Morello played upstairs, and tonight I got to attend an all-star reading of the Constitution (of the U.S.) at Cooper Union, sponsored by People for the American Way (www.pfaw.org) which was suprisingly fun and inspiring (largest spontaneous standing ovation of the evening came during the reading of the Bill of Rights' first amendment mention of the right to peacefully assemble....; sections devoted to impeachment procedures also seemed to get a big response.)

      Followed that with a performance by Urban Bush Women at the Pub, which dealt pointedly with the questions of Why Vote? UBW had more dancers than I've seen at one time on the Pub Stage - 15 dancers at one point! It was amazingly powerful. But there are many more opportunities to see dance at Joe's Pub this month, as we continue our relationship with DanceNow NYC as part of their annual festival. The four performances, on Sept 9, 10 (2 different shows) and 18, offer an incredible opportunity for dance fans and dance newbies to check out a cross section of established and emerging companies over a great variety of styles - work that's fun, sexy, moving, provocative, physical, accessible, experimental, and thoughtful. The festival is getting great press, including this piece from Sunday's Times Arts & Leisure: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/arts/dance/29DUNN.html

      Lots more to read about at the Pub - Tony Award winner Avenue Q's John Tartaglia does 3 solo shows, Ad-Lib-erty, on Labor Day weekend, so come see why he's become so beloved among theater fans. Joss Stone is so completely sold out, there's nothing I could do for tix, if you didn't jump on the tix when I gave the onsale notice. Julia Fordham is geting damn close. Lots more you can read about, below.

      On the DJ front, save the date for Saturday, September 18 at nublu for all kinds of craziness at our monthly GlobeSonic party (www.globesonic.com), We'll kick it off with a special book publishing party for Guy Garcia's The New Mainstream: How the Multicultural Consumer is Transforming American Business (http://www.harpercollins.com/catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0060584653 <http://www.harpercollins.com/catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0060584653> ), move into a Cd release party for JUF, a Balkan dub side project of Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, and as the clock strikes midnight, celebrate my 3xth birthday. More on all of those in a week or two soon...

      Last note - if you are staying in town this Labor Day weekend, don't forget the amazing Brazilian Day line-up on Sunday on 46th street with Timbalada, Skank and...Gloria Gaynor, and all weekend long, NY's largest street celebration since last Sunday's United for Peace and Justice March, (www.unitedforpeace.org) with the annual West Indian Day carnival.

      That seems like enough for now. See you somewhere out there. NYC is a great place to be.


      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.
      IMAGINE FESTIVAL of Arts, Issues & Ideas:

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

      Tammy Faye Starlite & The Angels of Mercy with special appearance by Steve Earle: It's My Party / Thurs, September 2

      The Jazz Passengers with special appearance by Elvis Costello / Maroon: Jazz Against War / Fri, September 3

      The Fabulous Soul Shakers / Fri, September 3

      Cause Celeb! Viva Las Divas! with special guests Charles Busch and Julie Halston / Sat, September 4

      The Fabulous Entourage / Li'l Gn'R / Sat, September 4

      John Tartaglia (of Avenue Q): AD-LIBerty / Sun & Mon, September 5 & 6

      Julia Fordham / Tues & Wed, September 7 & 8

      Rusty Truck / Tues, September 7

      Joss Stone / Wed, September 8 SOLD OUT

      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

      Daphne Rubin-Vega / Sun, September 12

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mondays, September 13 & 27 and October 4 & 11

      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

      What I Like About Jew with special guests Todd Barry, Al Goldstein & more / Sat, September 18

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

      Blackie & the Rodeo Kings / Mon, September 20

      Shelly Fairchild / Mon, September 20

      Kiran Ahluwalia / Tues, September 21

      Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem / Tues, September 21

      Darlene Love / Wed, September 22

      Jill Sobule with special guest Jim Boggia / Thurs, September 23

      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 SOLD OUT

      Gaby Kerpel / Sun, September 26

      Boban Markovic Orkestar / Mon, September 27

      Patricia Barber / Tues - Wed, September 28 - 29

      John Butler Trio / Thurs, September 30

      Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter / Thurs, September 30

      Lizz Wright / Sun, October 3

      Laura Bell Bundy: Shameless! / Mon, October 4

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

      Xavier Rudd with special guest Nine Mile / Wed, October 6

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

      Fairport Convention with special guest Eleanor McEvoy (early show only) / Fri, October 8

      The Lascivious Biddies / Sat, October 9

      Chris Smither / Sat, October 10

      BroadwayWorld.com Presents Standing Ovations 2, A Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS / Sun, October 10

      Teitur with special guest Tina Dico (of Zero 7) / Tues, October 12

      Domenico + 2 / Tues, October 12

      Gail Ann Dorsey / Wed, October 13

      Haale / Thurs, October 14

      Richard Lewis / Fri-Sat, October 15-16

      Anthony David and Angela Johnson / Wed, October 20

      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

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

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

      Monica Salmaso / Fri, November 5

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

      Vienna Teng w/ special guest tbd / Thurs, November 11

      Eric Anderson/ Fri, November 12

      Kelly Joe Phelps / Thurs, November 18

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

      The Real Live Show / Tues, November 30

      BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet / Tues, December 7

      One Ring Zero w/ special guests Rick Moody and more / Fri, December 10

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

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


      Thurs, September 2
      LAFF IT UP...AND VOTE!!: Aladdin, Vidur Kapur, Dean Obeidallah, Vijai Nathan
      The future of America in the hands of four hilarious South Asian and Arab-American comedians -- Aladdin, Vidur Kapur, Dean Obeidallah, and Vijai Nathan -- who focus their wit on encouraging young people to take charge of their future and get out the vote this election. This all star cast will cover everything from pop culture and politics in the US, to the experiences of gay immigrant youth in New York. And don't forget to register to vote at the registration centers that will be set up before and after the show!
      Vijai Nathan offers a hilarious perspective on dating, childhood, pop-culture, politics and racism that stems from her experiences growing up as a "foreigner" in the country she was born and raised in. www.vijaicomedy.com
      The son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother, Obeidallah uses sharp wit to expound upon personal experiences rather than relying on stereotypes for his routine. Dean Obeidallah has been featured on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central and Air America radio, and he hosts a monthy radio show on WBAI and organzies the Arab-American Comedy Festival. www.deanobeidallah.com
      The "pointedly witty" (NY Times) Aladdin, co-founder of the multi-ethnic social and political comedy troupe Colorblind, is a roaringly funny stand-up and performer of acclaimed solo shows that have been called "timely, funny and moving" (Newsday). www.aboutaladdin.com
      Vidur Kapur, "Probably India's only Openly gay comic who is really funny" (Comedy Matters), has been getting international attention with his edgy, urban, groundbreaking comedy which focuses on his experiences as a gay, Indian immigrant, in a performance that is personal, vulnerable, irreverent and brutally honest. www.vidurkapur.com
      Laff it UP is part of Speak Up Act Up for A New America, an initiative of Breakthrough, a human rights organization that uses popular culture and education to promote values of dignity, equality and justice. www.breakthrough.tv Presented in association with the Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues and Ideas www.imagine04.org 7:30pm, $12

      Thurs, September 2
      with special guest appearance by STEVE EARLE
      Country-singer-cum-evangelist Tammy Faye Starlite is thrilled to be performing at Joe's on Sept. 2, 2004, where she hopes to rally support for the incumbent, George W. Bush, in his holy crusade for a second term as President Of the United States. She and her band, The Angels Of Mercy, will sing songs of joy and faith and celebrate his (and His) imminient second coming. Presented in association with the Imagine festival of Arts Ideas and Issues. www.imagine04.org www.nyamerica.org www.tammyfayestarlite.com 9:30 pm, $15

      Fri, September 3
      THE JAZZ PASSENGERS with special guest appearance by ELVIS COSTELLO / MAROON: Jazz Against War
      Two promienent acolytes of the downtown jazz scene perform a Jazz Against War benefit with a portion of proceeds supporting for United for Peace and Justice.
      The Jazz Passengers were co-founded by Curtis Fowlkes and Roy Nathanson in 1987 and was an offshoot of the Lounge Lizards. They found strong affinity in their Brooklyn roots, their affection for hard bop, comedy and eccentric currents in modern American music. In 1989 Bob Blumenthal wrote in the Boston Globe, "The seven piece Passengers often suggest a perverse mainstrean band, a hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa." The Passengers have been playing serious and not so serious songs and sort of songs since that time on a lot of cds and in a lot of countries. They have collaborated with Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Scott and a whole host of other folks along the way. On one of their earliest Canadian Tours the Vancouver Sun exclaimed, "They even took Segovia's name in vain, enough already". www.jazzpassengers.com
      Maroon is led by vocalist Hillary Maroon and pianist / keyboardist Benny Lackner and features bassist Derek Nievergelt (Terence Blanchard, Jeremy Pelt) and drummer Lance Carter (Elliot Sharp, Cassandra Wilson, Sonny Sharrock). In a review of their latest album, 'Who the Sky Betrays,' Coda's James Hale wrote, "Smart, tough and utterly contemporary, Maroon joins Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones and others on the cusp of jazz and alternative pop. They come at covers of songs by Radiohead, Soundgarden, Chrissie Hynde and John Lennon from odd angles, exploring the emotions of the lyrics in more explicit ways than the originators, and pushing hard at the harmonic structures. ...Singer Hillary Maroon is a strong, intimate lyricist who takes life head-on, whether it's the romantic uncertainty of 'Spun Me Shaky' or the reality of post-9/11 life in Lower Manhattan on 'Is This The Time?' Best yet, she and co-leader Benny Lackner have composed one of the first great protest songs of the New Normal - 'Bully on the Block.'" www.headfullabrains.com/maroon.htm 7pm, $18

      Fri, September 3
      It's impossible to talk about R&B music and not talk about the Soul Shakers. Forged from the days of the Brooklyn Paramount, and the Apollo Theatre, when Doo Wop/R&B vocal groups ruled the stage and rocked audiences, the Soul shakers are an entertainment phenomenon. Synonymous with style, class, and pizzazz, they give new meaning to the term "Live Show.: They closely integrate their audience into every performance, with all the electrifying sound and entertainment of their Doo Wop predecessors. The Soul Shakers produce an amazing display of talent as they glide across the stage with synchronized dance steps, as well as alternating from a harmonic background position to taking the lead spot. The Soul Shakers, a gathering of the hottest musicians to ever hold an instrument. Together they create a full, rich, bold sound... unheard of today... and destined to become the "New" R&B pop sound. 9:30pm, $12 cash at door

      Sat, September 4
      Cause Celeb! Viva Las Divas! with special guests CHARLES BUSCH and JULIE HALSTON
      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. September 4th's theme is CAUSE CELEB! VIVA LAS DIVAS! and inlcudes some of Hollywood's legendary ladies in the throes of careening from Stardom to Oblivion and attempting to climb out of the wreckage of their career nadirs with all the moxie that made them Fabulous to begin with. Divas we'll hear from include: Joan Collins, Diana Ross, Hedy Lamarr and Zsa-Zsa Gabor. Come see the show Michael Musto proclaimed "The most fabulous new glitter-ary event in Gotham!" With eight performers including Ms. Balbirer and Ms. Booker, and special guest stars Charles Busch (as Bette Davis) and Julie Halston (as Joan Crawford). 7pm, $15 cash at door

      Sat, September 4
      New York rockers and art-pop phenomenon The Fabulous Entourage unleash their latest concert extravaganza in an evening filled with rock n' roll and children, starting with opening band Li'l G n'R, the world's only all-kids Guns and Roses tribute band. The show is in support of the release of the original soundtrack of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, an Obie Award Winning Off-Broadway musical by Fabulous Entourage keyboardist Kyle Jarrow. The album features performances by a cast of children ages 8-13, as well as a bonus track of The Fabulous Entourage performing their version of the show's hit song "Rain." The Fabulous Entourage is known for its uniquely theatrical sound, situated squarely between the driving rhythms and lyrical prowess of the Talking Heads and the infectious art-pop energy of the B-52's. This keyboard/bass/drum trio, joined by two Supremes-style backup vocalists, has quickly established a reputation for lush arrangements, throbbing beats, and glam-rock theatrics. For more info, visit www.fabulousentourage.com
      Li'l G n'R is the first ever Guns N' Roses kids tribute band. The group, consisting of an alternating cast of five children ages six through eleven, made their concert debut in December 2003 at CBGB's Gallery and has since developed a huge following for their irreverent and impossibly cute concert shenanigans. For more information, visit www.lilgnr.com 9pm, $10 cash at door

      Sun & Mon, September 5 & 6
      JOHN TARTAGLIA (of Avenue Q): AD-LIBerty
      Best Actor Tony Nominee John Tartaglia, takes a night off from the Award winning "Avenue Q" and his puppet alter egos to perform in his brand new cabaret. Running the gamut from Mellencamp to pure camp, Johnny T. will sing some songs, share some secrets, and smash a few idols along the way. If you're already a fan, you know you're in for a helluva good time. If you've never seen him perform, then strap yourself in for a rising star that Backstage calls, "simply amazing." Directed by Alan Muraoka and choreographed by Jamie Harris. www.johntartaglia.com 7pm, $25

      Tues & Wed, September 7 & 8
      Internationally acclaimed British singer/songwriter, who has been singing and writing since age 12, demonstrates her keen ability to draw listeners into her deeply personal songs. 7:30pm, $25

      Tues, September 7
      Rusty Truck founder Mark Seliger had no intention of starting a band or making an album when he started writing songs. During his stint as chief photographer for Rolling Stone, Seliger had shot some of the top names in music or over a decade, and naturally developed a number of friendships among many notable musicians with whom he'd worked including Jakob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz and Rami Jaffee. Seliger's songs are refreshing and original, with a modern country/pop style, containing elements of traditional country, folk, pop, alternative, blues-infused rock and Latin influenced music over poetically intelligent lyrics. The hard-earned final result, the debut album titled "Broken Promises" contains Seliger's own voice and vision brought to life with Rusty Truck. 9:30pm, $10 cash at door

      Wed, September 8
      9:30pm, SOLD OUT. no, REALLY sold out

      Thurs, September 9
      Rachelle Garniez, NYC's own "diva with a difference" performs her original and evocative songs with her band, the Fortunate Few. This show will feature music from her latest CD "luckyday", as well as some brand new tunes and a couple of old favorites. The Fortunate Few are: Matt Munisteri on guitar and banjo, Dave Hofstra on bass and Barbara Merjan on drums and percussion as well as special surprise guests. "Slipping between pop, polka, country, ska, jazz, and yodeling, while playing accordion, piano, guitar, and plastic bells, Garniez is a master of surprise...fans of Bjork, Sinead, and Rickie Lee should seek it out. A-" -Entertainment Weekly www.rachellegarniez.com 7:30pm, $15

      Thurs - Fri, September 9 - 10 & Saturday, September 18
      DANCENOW/NYC: Dance-mOpolitan 10th Anniversary Cabaret Series
      "Perfectly timed - in the first weeks after Labor Day, when we are rested and starved for creative companionship . and perfectly located at Joe' Pub" (Village Voice), Dancenow/NYC, will launch the second season of DanceOpolitan during the 10th anniversary celebration of its citywide Dancenow/NYC Festival. The now year-round cosmopolitan urban dance series, in partnership with Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, opens with four uniquely different cabaret shows of what's now in dance, featuring 40 of today's hottest and most creative city-based choreographers and performers. From Latin to hip hop, toe to tap, bare feet to flamenco, each show includes gems from the festival's past, present and future, all faces you will surely want to keep an eye on. The hip and sexy new series where you can get a cocktail and hang out on the velvet couches while watching dance, is getting lots of sidewalk buzz and offers today's avid dance fan and newbie a new way to experience dance that is urban, accessible and irresistibly different. www.dancenownyc.org
      Thurs, 9/9, 9:30pm
      Hosted by Paul Matteson & Jennifer Nugent, with Aszure & Artists, Jeanine Durning, Stuart Hodes & Alice Teirstein, Sara Joel, Heidi Latsky, Joe Poulson, Jean Vitrano.
      Fri, 9/10, 7pm
      Hosted by Happy Hour Comedy Trio, with Eleanor Bauer, melissabriggs dance, Gina Gibney Dance, Ashley Gilbert, Lisa Gonzales, Sally Hess, Amos Pinhasi Dance, Neta Pulvermacher, Mary Suk.
      Fri, 9/10, 9:30pm
      Hosted by Happy Hour Comedy Trio, with Tiffany Mills Company, MorrisonDance, Vanessa Paige Dance, Jimena Paz, Romy Reading/Eryc Taylor, Peter Schmitz, Amber Sloan.
      Sat, 9/18, 9:30pm
      Hosted by David Neumann & Karinne Keithley, with Nicole Berger Dance Theater, Todd Williams & Antonio Ramos, Alexander Gish, Julian Barnett, Jane Gabriels, Elisa Monte Dance, Keely Garfield, Christopher Elam/Misnomer Dance Theater, Sara Hook/Mary Cochran.
      each show, $15

      Sat, September 11
      JOHN WESLEY HARDING, KELLY HOGAN, NORA O'CONNOR and band: Duets for Three Singers
      Three on a match. Old friends John Wesley Harding, Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor renew their acquaintance on stage at Joe's Pub. Harding and Hogan, once housemates in Atlanta, have sung many duets, including It's All My Fault (on JWH's album Awake), It's Only Make Believe (on the recent Bloodshot Records compilation Makin' Singles Drinkin' Doubles) and even I'm A Little Bit Country (on 20 More Explosive ... Explosions!). O'Connor (Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire and The Black) and Hogan sing together in Hogan's Wooden Leg in Chicago. Each performer will sing a set on their own, not to mention the duets and trios - all three performers will be accompanied by Kelly Hogan's touring band. 7 & 9:30pm, $20

      Sun, September 12
      Folk music legend Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60's Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today's "New Folk" performers. Paxton is a true voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. In describing Tom Paxton's influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: "Tom's songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they're becoming part of America." "Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense. Not just in his song crafting, his work ethic, his politics and his dedication to people's music, but also in his kind and generous heart...He's the coolest." -Ani DiFranco www.tompaxton.com 7pm, $25

      Sun, September 12
      Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Anna in the Tropics, Fucking A) returns to Joe's Pub to rock out her melodic, driving and sexy tunes. Join us in welcoming back a Pub favorite. 9:30pm, $20

      Mondays, September 13 & 27 & October 4 & 11
      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      Hairspray's cockeyed pessimist Jackie Hoffman brings the art of complaining from Broadway to Broadway/Lafayette in this ALL NEW SHOW. Now extended for six additional dates in May and June due to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim! "The tribulations of Broadway stardom -- well, near-stardom, anyway -- are the subject of Jackie Hoffman's endearingly bitter, explosively funny new solo show at Joe's Pub. ...Clearly, this is a world-class kvetch. Attention must be paid!" - Variety "With equal parts bad taste and uncanny precision, Hoffman skewers gay dads, matinee audiences, and breast-feeding moms. Not since W.C. Fields has anyone been so deliciously mean about children." -Village Voice "Often hysterical, sometimes shocking" -Playbill.com "Bitterness is oh so sweet at Joe's Pub, where the mordant pleasure that is Jackie Hoffman is spreading joy through anger in her one-woman show...she is one refreshingly talented and funny woman." -The New York Times. 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, September 13
      Those in the Joe's Pub audiences who were fortunate to catch the recent shows with Saban Barajmovic, "the King of the Gypsys", Joe's Pub is now proud to present Esma Redzepova who is internationally acclaimed as "the Queen of Romani song." Known to her adoring fans as Esma, she was born in the republic of Macedonia in which gypsy song are a part of everyday life and family tradition. Esma began her long professional career at the age of 13. She was the first Romani singer to make Romani and Macedonian music popular with non-Romani/Macedonian audiences and was the first female musician to sing on the radio in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Over the past thirty years her and her late husband Steveo Teodosievski have fostered forty nine children and trained them all as musicians and educated them all about Macedonian Romani cultural and religious traditions. Esma has performed in over 2000 benefit concerts and has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Price for all her humanitarian work. Her Joe's Pub appearance will begin her "Voice of Hope" US tour and will feature her five-piece band (drums, clarinet, dumbeek-drums, keyboard and accordion) the Ansambi Teodosievski. Four of these talented musicians began to play as young children at the famous Teododievski School of Music in Belgrade and are now well known all over the world. 9:30 & 11:30pm, $22 advance/$25 at door (Cash at door only for 11:30 show; for reservations call 212.539.8778)

      Tues & Wed, September 14 & 15
      Rafael de Utrera, one of Flamenco's most powerful young singers brings his company to New York City for an exclusive two-night engagement at Joe's Pub. Hailed by the cognoscenti and critics alike as the new Camaron, Rafael has sung for almost all in the pantheon of flamenco stars, including Paco de Lucia, Israel Galvan, Manuela Carrasco, Tomatito, Farruquito, Joaquin Cortes, Eva Yerbabuena to name just a few. Rafael's company will include Daniel Mendez on guitar, Jose Carlos Gomez on guitar, Bernardo Parrilla on violin and Francisco Javier Mera Rodriguez as percussionist. Rafael de Carmen will be the featured dancer. 7 & 9:30pm, $20

      Wed, September 15
      WORDSWORTH album release party featuring special guests Jean Grae, Masta Ace, Mr. Complex and Evil Dee
      Over the years, Wordsworth has gained solo notoriety by performing on radio shows (including Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito, and Sway and Tech's Wake Up Show), frequenting open mic venues, and appearing on popular mix tapes that have circulated worldwide. He continues to study acting, has written a number of film scripts and television treatments, and was recently featured in the award-winning independent film, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. In 2002 Wordsworth released his first solo single "On Your Feet" produced by Da Beatminerz, with B-side "That Way" produced by Curt Gowdy. In 2003 Words received praise for his second single "Not Me" produced by J-Zone, with the B-side "Wildlife" produced by Sebb. He recorded the song "Bosoms" with Soulive and J-Live, whetting the appetite of his fans for a solo project. In November 2003 Words signed to up-and-coming label Halftooth Records. The first single from Mirror Music "Gotta Pay," produced by Oddisee, with the B-side "Trust" produced by Dox 1, hits radio and stores in late June, and the streets are already buzzing to welcome this Lyricist Lounge All-Star back to tell the truth about life and turn a "Mirror" on us all. Sponsored by While you Were Sleeping. 11pm, $8 cash at door

      Thurs, September 16
      VOICES COLLECTIVE is a meeting of some of New York's most talented and diverse jazz singers - Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Kate McGarry and Luciana Souza. For this evening at Joe's Pub, they make their world premiere, uniting all their creative talents; presenting original compositions from each member and resetting them for five voices and a trio. Peter Eldridge and Lauren Kinhan are members of New York Voices and also have solo projects of their own in the original song writing arena; Theo Bleckmann is one of the vocal magicians with Meredith Monk and his own his own genre-bending work; Kate McGarry has been gracing New Yorkers with her soulful timbre for many years; Luciana Souza has been at the Pub in all her incarnations, Brazilian, Jazz, and Poetry inspired. 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

      Fri, September 17
      Imagine a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Bette Midler, add a dash of Louis Armstrong, one part rat pack and one part Rosie Clooney. Suede is the "Diva la Difference"! Think sophisticated pop/jazz, think naughty blues with a sizzling trumpet, think love songs that will make you swoon, think funny, think- Wow-what a voice! With David Pearl on piano and Sue Williams on bass. "A great voice, even better enthusiasm and an almost giddy delight at entertaining audiences that, if bottled, would make every anti-depressant on the market obsolete..." -Steppin Out Arts, NY www.suedewave.com 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

      Sat, September 18
      What I Like About Jew feat. special guests TODD BARRY, AL GOLDSTEIN & more
      What I Like About Jew is an unorthodox night of songs and comedy hosted by Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum, who've been called "Bart Simpsons of the Yeshiva" by Time Out New York, and "the Simon & Garfunkel of ethnic gag songs" by The Boston Globe. The duo was featured in Time Out's story on "The New Super Jews," and has been hailed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Philadelphia Weekly, which said: "Nothing compares to the bawdy borscht-belt comedy of Altman and Tannenbaum, who take Catskills seltzer-bottle humor to a dirty new low, with lyrics that make Lenny Bruce look like a choirboy." Altman and Tannenbaum are joined by guest singers and comics; past guests have included Dave Attell, Todd Barry, Ben Lee, and Tammy Faye Starlite. Altman is a defector from the acapella group Rockapella and a regular member of Losers Lounge; Tannenbaum co-wrote John Leguizamo's Tony-nominated comedy "Sexaholix," and appears often on VH1. All faiths are welcome! www.WhatILikeAboutJew.com 7:30pm, $12 advance/$15 door

      Sun, September 19
      The Cast of HAIRSPRAY: Mullets Over Broadway
      BroadwayWorld.com's Front & Center Concert Series
      See the cast of the Tony Award-winning show let their hair down, for one night only, performing some of their favorite songs in concert! Scheduled to appear: Carly Jibson, John Jeffrey Martin, Chester Gregory, Peter Matthew Smith, Abdul Latif, Todd Michel Smith, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Rusty Mowery, Terita Redd, Hollie Howard, Chandra Lee Schwartz, Leslie Goddard, Sabrina Reitman and Michelle Kitrell. Musical direction by Mark Hartman. Directed by BroadwayWorld.com's Front and Center series Artistic Director, Jamie McGonnigal. 7pm, $20

      Monday, September 20
      Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - the Canadian supergroup, the band - is a labour of love for Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson. Their individuals solo resumes are long and noteworthy and the combination and chemistry of them together in makes the musicianship superb, the vocals right on, and the lyrics sublime. In 1999, Kings of Love, their double album of originals and covers, folk, rock, ballads, even surf instrumental, won the JUNO in the Best Roots & Traditonal Album, Group category. Bark, their newest effort finds the trio maturing musically, featuring some of the best material that these three talented songwriters have ever put to disc. On stage the band's expert ability to meld and switch between musical styles and influences gives them a streetwise edge that is not only evocative in sould but also a deep musing on the full spectrum of human experience. 7:30pm, $15

      Mon, September 20
      With the vocal strength of Martina McBride and the spunk of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines, Shelly Fairchild's musical style bridges the gap between Wynonna and Patti Griffin. Her live performance is an electric experience for any music fan. Hailing from Clinton, Mississippi, Shelly
      Fairchild has spent her life readying herself for a career in country music. Her debut single, "You Don't Lie Here Anymore", is just hitting the airwaves. Columbia Records teamed Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire) and Kenny Greenberg (Mavericks, Ashley Cleveland) to produce her long-awaited album, RIDE, will be released in early 2005. Catch a hot new star-on-the-rise. www.shellyfairchild.net 9:30pm, $12

      Tues, September 21
      A performer of two distinct styles of vocal music from the Indian subcontinent, now India and Pakistan, Kiran Ahluwalia's music takes an unfamiliar path, blending Punjabi folk songs and an ancient form of poetic sung verse called ghazals-an Arabic word that literally means "talking to women." These verses are hands-down the most evocative and melancholic love songs in existence. In Ahluwalia's hands both traditions are subtly contemporized, conveying both the spirited playfulness of the folk tunes, and the lush grace of the ghazals with equal poise. Guitar, tabla, harmonium and percussion gracefully support Ahluwalia's sinuous vocals. Her latest album "Beyond Boundaries" recently won the 2004 Juno Award for Best World Music Album. www.kiranmusic.com This concert is part of the Upper North Side concert series, presented with the support of the Canadian Consulate in NY www.uppernorthside.org 7:30pm, $15

      Tues, September 21
      RANI ARBO & daisy mayhem
      Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is wicked percussion, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, and sparkling original songs - a crackerjack string band in love with American music. This band picks up what's lying around - from tin cans to traditional music - and creates something new. The band "has a grand knack for pumping new blood into old music... a tart, smart meld of American folk melody with buoyant splashes of jazz, pop, bluegrass and blues. Arbo's melodies feel timeless yet always surprising, with lyrics that offer provocative takes on classic themes of love and loss, doubt and resolve. Rani Arbo is ...a star of the first order." -Boston Globe www.raniarbo.com 9:30pm, $15 in advance/$20 at the door

      Wed, September 22
      Don't miss this rare intimate club appearance by Darlene Love, who has been hailed throughout her career as one of the greatest singers in pop music. From her first number one recording,"He's A Rebel", through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector, including "Da Doo Ron Ron", "He's Sure The Boy I'm Gonna Marry", and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry and has been nominated to the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. Her latest albums are Age of Miracles, recorded live in New York City and her first gospel album, Unconditional Love released by Harmony records. She has proven herself a talented actress as well, on stage and screen, starring as Danny Glover's wife in all of the Lethal Weapon films and lighting-up Broadway in such musicals as Grease and the Tony-award nominated Leader of the Pack. "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of Rock-and-Roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." -New York Times. www.darlenelove.com 7 & 9:30pm, $35

      Thurs, September 23
      JILL SOBULE with special guest Jim Boggia
      A remarkable songwriter, Jill Sobule sings smart, funny and poignant pop songs that transcend being merely witty and clever to strike deep
      emotional chords, set to irresistible, well-crafted melodies. Her insightful songwriting and strong guitarwork have made her a favorite among musicians like Lloyd Cole (with whom she played in The Negatives), Don Henley, Warren Zevon and others. "Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant ... grown-up music for an
      adolescent age." -New York Times
      4 Way Street member and purveyor of that beautiful pop sound that is found in record collections when record collections were on...well, records, Jim Boggia brings a welcome pop sensibility to every project that he is involved in. Boggia has been embraced by the music community and was the recipient of the coveted "Artist of the New Millennium" at the 2000 Philadelphia Music Conference. "Along with his superior guitar handling and a melodious and distinguished voice...Boggia entirely focuses on the path and ways to bring up the best features within his remarkable song handling and orchestrations." -All Music Guide 7pm, $15

      Thurs, September 23
      For more than 30 years, the Willem Breuker Kollektief has been one of Europe's finest ensembles playing contemporary and improvised music.
      Led by saxophonist/clarinettist/ composer Willem Breuker, the Kollektief cuts across traditional musical lines, combining jazz and 'serious' (i.e. classical) music with many popular genres, from marching band and circus music to latin dance steps and music for film and theatre. The result is both humorous and surprising, full of false starts and stops, clean breaks, sudden shifts in musical mood, and above all, a fine sense of irony. And whether playing Breuker, Weill, Gershwin, Morricone, Prokofiev or Ellington, the 11-member Kollektief maintains an orchestral precision that, in the words of one critic, "would be the envy of most philharmonics". "Breuker and his Kollektief klobber an eclectic collection of marches, swing, ballads and whatever else the kitchen has to offer. Their clever, tightly scripted repartee continues to amaze." -Downbeat www.xs4all.nl/~wbk/ 9:30pm, $15

      Fri, September 24
      TANUJA DESAI HIDIER/T&A and DJ REKHA: Born Confused Rock 'n' Revolutions Part II
      Join writer/rocker Tanuja Desai Hidier as she returns to NYC from London for a reading from her acclaimed first novel, the Indian-American coming-of-age tale Born Confused -- complete with custom-made mix from NYC's reigning queen of South Asian dance music, DJ Rekha. T&A (the Williamsburg-based band Tanuja sings/songwrites in with Atom Fellows) follows with a set of funky lit rock from their album When We Were Twins, the cross-Atlantic collaborative CD of original songs based on Born Confused, plus new tunes. Creative Artists Agency/Youth Intelligence and TrendCentral.com recently chose When We Were Twins as pick of the month for being a cutting edge trend of the future: the booktrack; the CD has also been included with the book on the syllabus of a Brown University literature course. Both CD and book will be on sale at the event. www.ABCreativeD.com | www.sangament.com 7pm (DJ set at 6pm), $12 advance/$15 at door

      Fri, September 24
      Dervish has long stood at the forefront of traditional Irish groups. Their concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes played with intuitive fluidity to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. All these elements are drawn together by vocalist Cathy Jordan's masterful stage presence. Her stories, songs and interaction with the audience draw people into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. "The musical integrity makes the group a formidable heir to the throne abandoned by The Bothy Band, if not a serious contender for The Chieftains' international space.Simply a brilliant and uncluttered testimonial to music, imagination and talent." -Irish Times 9:30pm, $20

      Sat, September 25
      Cited as 'an inspiration and a sign' by Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, admired by artists as diverse as KLF, Billy Connolly, Paul McCartney, the Delgados and the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, the Incredible String Band have always exerted an influence that far outstripped their record sales. From their Edinburgh folk club beginnings to pioneering an eclectic, 'world music' approach on Sixties albums such as 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion and The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, taking in enthusiastic experiments with theatre, film and lifestyles along the way, to a final incarnation as a six-piece folk-rock group, theirs has been a fascinating career. The wildly eclectic Scottish folk outfit-with the airy vocals and fret board prowess of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron as its two constants-began life resurrecting wondrous and ancient Celtic ballads, and then was transformed by the perfumed winds of 1967's psychedelic revolution to add sitar, oud, gimbri and all manner of exotic axes to its arsenal. The result is a gently mesmerizing psychedelia and anti-folk stance-consummate counterpoint to current psych heroes like Mogwai and Beachwood Sparks-that makes perfectly clear why the Incredible String Band remains just that: Incredible! 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20

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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 80's 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. 11pm, $10-$25 cash at door.

      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...9/6...PunkFunk: The Musical Legacy of Rick James
      w/ DJs Eleven & Cosmo Baker
      It's Labour Day - Everyone has had a long weekend of partying and the party continues with this wonderful tribute/legacy of Rick James. Get ready to dance the night away. These DJ's ELEVEN and COSMO know how to Rock A Party - They've played at all the high profile events around the City. 11pm, $5 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...9/8...33HZ and DJ Shakey
      An integral aspect to the 33HZ sound is that getting to the party is half the fun. Developing songs through a series of lengthy improvisational jam sessions and deliberate production experiments, 33HZ capture a glossy earnestness that wouldn't feel out of place on an FM channel playing vintage Minneapolis Funk beside modern French synth-pop. It's the sound of a 1979 Mercury Cougar cruising with the lights of the city in the rearview mirror. It's dusk. And the B-track is amped. The day's ending. Night beginning and the result is brisk and bittersweet. www.33hz.com DJ Shakey on the one and twos. 11pm, $8 cash at door.

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    • 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
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            "I will sing to those who will listen.  It is important to talk to the convinced.  I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, "Aren't you singing to yourself?"  The progressive community of this country is one of the most fragile in the world.  We suffer from illusions of being in greater shape than we are because we think it follows that if we are Americans, we must be great!  We are in great need of understanding our vulnerability, our need for validation, maintenance, nurturing and celebration.  We need to learn how to be longtimers and not forever be limited by operating ahistorically and responding to crisis after crisis..."
            "...It is important to gather together to nurture and feed as a community committed to being a presence in a society beyond our own meager lives.  When moving in new territories as an organizer I use the model I learned in the Black church and as a field secretary for SNCC.  First, there is a home base; there is a place that you can go back to for shelter, rest, and re-orientation.  It is from there that you move into the world offering your message and work sometimes to people who will throw rocks at you, throw you in jail, or slam doors in your face.  Facing the work of this intensity, we do not have to apologize for needing to return to home base.  There must be a strategy for going out, organizing, speaking and raising issues and then coming into yourself and your community for a check-in.  It is important to have a safety zone to refuel where you can eat your dinner with others who will understand and will protect your need to be vulnerable."
            - Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) from her Foreword "Nurturing Resistance" to Reimagining America: The Arts of Social Change
        I just came back from the WOMEX conference in Germany, where I was completely energized by being party of an international community of people who were celebrating the diverse cultural contributions of people who draw from their local roots and send them out to the world.  To a person, every conversation that came up with a non-American pleaded for the US to do the right thing with this election.  It's shocking that Americans are so out of touch from world opinion, (or worse, that they are in touch with it and simply don't care) that they (re)-elected this administration.  I try to console myself with the knowledge that the Northeast of the US, which I call my home, rejected Bush soundly, and in Manhattan and the Bronx, Bush received less than 17% of the vote. I also console myself with the knowledge that over 600 of you came out to see Tinariwen, a Tuareg guitar band, maybe just to shut me up and stop nagging, but also because we have a curiosity and openness to different cultural expressions.  Thanks to all the incredible media support and friends who spread the word on this one.  it was an amazing send-off, and reaffirms why I do what I do.  While I am profoundly disappointed with my country, I am proud of my community.  In these days and years ahead, we must continue to return to our "home base" to be refueled and energized by the creative spirits which surround us, so that we can continue to fight against the oppressive regime that is causing so much damage to our country and to the world.
        So, in the spirit of returning to home base and refueling, we are thrilled to have Dr. Reagon's daughter, Toshi Reagon, a warrior herself, performing for two shows on Saturday night.  Toshi led the orchestra for the recent production of her mother's collaboration with Robert Wilson, The Temptation of St. Anthony at BAM, featuring lots of Joe's Pub faves including Carl Hancock Rux and Helga Davis, and we all know how incendiary and celebratory Toshi's concerts can be.  Come expecting to be refueled, and reenergized with a spirit of love and righteous anger.  And don't be surprised if it's a family affair at the early set.
        A few other notes, and I want to hit send, cause I know you all missed getting this last week while I was away.  It's more important than ever to keep an international perspective, so we don't get too myopic these days, so I am going to particularly mention some shows that take a global perspective.  Before I go there, let me steer you to the newly renovated Joe's Pub website - now with searchability by artist, date, genre, keyword - lots easier to find what you are looking for and buy tix, and we got some photos and press quotes - all kinds of goodies.  It's still a work in progress, and the email blast is next on the hit list, so look forward to getting your feedback. visist www.publictheater.org .
        Brazilian Music!  Unfortunately, tomorrow night's show with Monica Salmaso, which was on track to selling out, had to be cancelled due to illness.  We are looking for someone to play tomorrow night at 9:30, but no one confirmed yet. We'll try to get her back next time she comes to the US.
        We have added a few great Brazilian shows - Rob Curto, accordionist formerly of Forro in the Dark, has a great new forro band, and will be joined by several exponents of Nordestino styles, including Scott Kettner of Maracatu NY and Nation Beat and Jorge Martins of Cascabulho - expect a hardcore Brazilian dance party of baiao, coco and maracatu rhythms on Monday, November 15. On Sunday, November 21, the incredible Brazilian soul singer Ed Motta will perform two shows - he's a star in Brazil, and a concert I produced at Central Park SummerStage, where he opened for one of his idols, Roy Ayers, and ended up collaborating on about 4 songs, goes down as one of the favorite shows I've worked on.  He's an amazing talent, and if you know a Brazilian music or rare groove/soul fan, just ask them - this one is essential.  Finally, on Nov 24, the Brazilian indie-pop duo Mosquitoes finally make their way to Joe's Pub.  We've been trying to get them here for a while, and are thrilled it's finally happening.
        Mexico Now!  Joe's Pub is proud to be a part of Arts International's citywide celebration of contemporary Mexican performing and visual arts, and for our part, we have some of the finest in Mexican alternative and electronic music.  On Monday, November 15, Monterrey's Plastilina Mosh make a rare NYC appearance, bringing a sound that has been described as "the Beastie Boys meets Beck meets Cafe Tacuba".  They will do two shows at 9:30 and 11:30 . The following Monday, we present the NY debut of two groups from Guadalajara's Nopal Beat movement - Sweet Electra and God is My Name - Nopal Beat is to Guadalajara what Nortec is to Tijuana, with a bit more of a downtempo and deep house flavor.  And just added, one of our favorites, Ely Guerra, who celebrates her new record Sweet and Sour, Hot y Spicy .  Ely's previous solo shows at Joe's Pub have been magical, and we look forward to finally seeing her here with the full band.  Special thanks to Arts International, KCRW radio and La Banda Elastica for their support.
        Roots reggae!  We don't have a chance to present live reggae as much as we'd want, and are thrilled to have one of roots reggae's finest exponents - Morgan Heritage, in a special intimate show celebrating their newest album - their gospel inflected harmonies, and conscious messages are positive and uplifting.  Tickets are close to sold out, so don't wait.  Next Wednesday, Sally Timms, of the Mekons fame, brings her countrified solo project along with Johnny Dowd, followed by the Irish pub rocker Joe Hurley with his all-star band the Gents :James Mastro (Ian Hunter, John Cale), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), Kenny Margolis (Cracker).  And Saturday, Nov 13, Pharaoh's Daughter brings you on a pan-Mediterranean journey.
        And speaking of global journeys, I had the great pleasure of spinning in two European countries last week - Fabian and I brought the GlobeSonic party to Essen's Salsoteca last Wednesday, as an unofficial kick-off to WOMEX, and it was a great place to gather all our friends together before the conference kicked into full gear, and show off our new visuals from Casey Meade of Projectile Arts.  Special thanks to Christine, Alexander and Jan of WOMEX for helping set it up.  I also stopped through London on my way back, and at the last minute, Jonathan Walton of Oi Va Voi invited me down to spin with him at a great party, Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club - great room, great crowd, great vibe, and felt frightfully like our home at nublu.  It was a terrific way to unwind from the conference craziness, and inspired by the rocking last day set by Mahala Rai Banda, I focused on Gypsy brass bands, and horn-drenched banda/cumbia/reggaeton jams, and I was very happy to see our good friends Susheela Raman and Sam Mills stop by to say hey. 
        Speaking of nublu, GlobeSonic will be back for the next in our monthly residency at Nublu on Saturday, November 13, and you can be sure I'll be dropping a bunch of new tracks I picked up last weekend - just going through the dozens of Cd's I picked up and already discovered some gems to share.  And we'll also have a special live set by Real Live Show, in a special birthday set. Real Live, who will be at Joe's Pub on November 30, bring a high energy show with two dope MC's Stimulus and Dionysus, backed by some of the funkiest instrumentalists on the NY scene. They've got a new CD Class Is In Session, released on Studio Distribution, now available at fine stores nationwide and online at www.studiodistribution.com/artist.php?id=67222   We look forward to seeing what sparks fly when we bring our two crowds together. 
        Resident DJ's: Acidophilus and Derek Beres (and Fabian Alsultany in absentia this month)
        Live set from Real Live Show
        Saturday, November 13
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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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        New York, NY  10003
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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

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

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

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

        E.S.T. / Thurs, November 4

        Monica Salmaso / Fri, November 5

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fridays, November 5 & 12

        Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely / Sat, November 6

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

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

        Cerveris / Uncle Moon / Mon, November 8

        The Petersons / Mon, November 8

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

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

        Ihsan / Heston / Tues, November 9

        Sally Timms / Johnny Dowd / Wed, November 10

        Joe Hurley / Wed, November 10

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

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

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fri, November 12

        Eric Andersen/ Fri, November 12

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

        Pharaoh's Daughter / Sat, November 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Kelly Joe Phelps / Thurs, November 18

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

        Marion LoGuidice / Fri, November 19

        Odetta / Sat, November 20

        Ed Motta / Sun, November 21

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

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

        Rich Price / Tues, November 23

        The Shorebirds / Tues, November 23

        Marta Topferova / Marta Gomez / Wed, November 24

        Mosquitos / Wed, November 24

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

        Brian Vander Ark / Fri, November 26

        Adam Pascal: Civilian / Sat, November 27

        Res / Sat, November 27

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

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

        Edison Woods / Sarah Slean / Tues, November 30

        The Real Live Show / Tues, November 30

        Nancy Sinatra / Wed, December 1

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

        Tony Joe White / Thurs, December 2

        Luciana Souza: Celebrating Neruda / Sat, December 4

        Juliana Hatfield / Sat, December 4

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

        The Luminescent Orchestrii and Choir / Mon, December 6

        Isle of Klezbos / Tues, December 7

        BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet / Tues, December 7

        Raul Midon / Wed, December 8

        Keren Ann / Wed, December 8

        Nora York / Thurs, December 9

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

        Lina Koutrakos / Fri, December 10

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

        Howard Fishman / Sat, December 11

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

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

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

        Heather Greene / Mon, December 13

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

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

        YahZarah / Kameko: Evolutionary Alternative / Tues, December 14

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

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

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

        Mike Errico Holiday Show / Sat, December 18

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

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

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

        Easter Rising written by Michael Arden / Tues, December 21

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

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

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

        ***Chris Smither / Fri, January 7

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

        Antony and the Johnsons / Sun, January 9

        Marlo Marron / Sun, January 16

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

        Katie Melua / Wednesday, January 19

        Lucy Kaplansky / Thursday-Friday, January 20-21

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

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

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

        Thurs, November 4
        7pm, SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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