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  • Bill Bragin
    Hey all, A few quick things. First - thaks to the Village Voice s Best of manhattan for choosing Joe s Pub as Best bar to get romantic and play grown-up
    Message 1 of 68 , Oct 6, 2004
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      Hey all,
       
      A few quick things. 
       
      First - thaks to the Village Voice's Best of manhattan for choosing Joe's Pub as  Best bar to get romantic and play grown-up  
      Pull out your date's chair and, without missing a beat, boldly ask for "two of your finest mojitos." The waitress replies, "Good choice"; you nod. Private tables, and when the lights go down, you can actually see the performers. This is JOE'S PUB. Dance, comedy, poetry, and music from folk to hip-hop; sooner or later, it turns up here. "        
       
      And what kind of shows do we have coming up for you to snuggle up for?
       
      Jackie Hoffman's hilarious award-winning show The Kvetching Continues has continued and continued since January.  Well, all good things must come to an end, so this Monday is the FINAL show.  You've procrastinated - this is your last chance, and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, so what more reason do you need?   And if you want more kvetching, the hilarious Richard Lewis will bring his own brand of Jewish angst for 4 shows next weekend.  He's gonna be on Letterman next week, so don't wait till all of America knows about these shows.
       
      This Saturday - we present our first ever kids daytime matinee with the rockin' Ralph's World -  tuneful powerpop for the young and young at heart, and we'll even have a kiddie mosh pit right in front of the stage so your kids can get up close and personal.  Reservations only - cash at door, and it's almost full so call 212-539-8778 to save a space now. 
       
      Sunday night, we have an amazing Indian guitarist Debashish Battacharya returning - he was here with Bob Brozman a few month ago, and his slide guitar playing is stunning.  Plus, he'll be playing with a great band that includes Ornette Coleman guitarist Kenny Wessell. Definitely worth checking out.
       
      Next Tuesday, we are please to welcome back Domenico +2, another face of the trio Moreno Veloso +2 (Caetano's son) and Kassin +2.  Three inventive young Brazilians bringing tropicalia and electro bossa to a new place, as they celebrate the release of their Luaka Bop/V2 release Sincerely Hot. Three artists whose unique mix of traditional Brazilian songwriting with the quirky beats, loops, and noises of contemporary electronica is defining the sound of New Brazil.  Don't sleep on this one.
       
      We're gearing up for CMJ, with some very hot shows, including some of our favorite women, Keren Ann & Joan as Police Woman and Haale, plus a multi artist showcase with some of the hottest in hip hop and progressive soul, including Camp Lo and Tamar-kali.  And pre-CMJ, David Bowie's longtime bassist and singer, and Chanteuse Club member Gail Ann Dorsey showcases her own songwriting in a rare show with her own band on Wednesday.
       
      Then next weekend we are proud to welcome back two Pub faves of smart quirky music - Polygraph Lounge finally get back after being kidnapped all summer by Simon and Garfunkel, and Stan Ridgway, of Wall of Voodoo, makes a rare NYC appearance.
       
      A few VERY special rock legends have just confirmed shows at Joe's Pub - see below for all new shows, but keep a special eye out for Ian McLagan of The Small Faces, and keyboard player for everyone from the Stones to Springsteen to Oasis, on November 18.  And if you saw the recent NY Times article on Nancy Sinatra's new record, with contributions from an all-star cast including Morrisey and Bono, to start, your interest was probably as piqued as mine.  So imagine my happiness when we got the call that she wanted to play Joe's Pub.  Ticket will go on sale any day now - just waiting to hear from Telecharge.  Show date is December 1 and she's doing 2 shows.  Keep checking in with Telecharge, and please, no email requests to me.  I'm out of the office the next 3 days. You're on your own for this one. Look for other new shows marked with a ***, including Antony & the Johnsons, Chocolate Genius Halloween show, and many more.
       
      And you've gone a whole email blast without mentioning ***Tinariwen***, you ask?  of course not!  Mali's Toureg desert blues rebels make their US debut at Joe's Pub on Oct 26 and 27, with a screening of the Festival in the Desert DVD, screened before the early show each night.  There is a great item on them in the current Rolling Stone, and Banning Eyre wrote a fascinating cover story in the current issue of Global Rhythm magazine.  Excerpts of that piece attached for your reading pleasure.  Beyond the story being interesting, the band rocks.  Don't miss them.  If you don't like opening attachments, try this link http://globalrhythm.net/Tinariwen_promo.pdf, courtesy of our friends at Global Rhythm.
       
      And what of GlobeSonic you ask - we'll be back at Nublu on Sat. Oct 16, during CMJ with the core trio of me, Derek and Fabian, plus unveiling our new visuals, by Projectile Arts' Casey Meade, as we get ready to go off to rock the opening night of the WOMEX conference in Essen Germany (Salsoteca - Wed, Oct 27 at 10:30 for those of you heading to WOMEX www.womex.com)  Free admission with CMJ badges or email printout.  For more info, and to find out more about GlobeSonic, or recommended shows like this Friday's Sidi Goma at Symphony Space and Lhasa at Southpaw (hard choice!) check www.globesonic.com.
       
      Calling it a night.  See you soon!
       
       

      Come see The Public Theater's production of DIRTY TRICKS, on sale now! Click here to buy tickets....or scroll to the bottom of this email for detailed info.
      Click here to purchase tickets to The Public Theater's production of "Dirty Tricks"!
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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.
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      For show descriptions for the upcoming month, and weekly late night events, see below.

      *** = newly-added show
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      Fairport Convention with special guest Eleanor McEvoy (early show only) / Fri, October 8

      Ralph's World / Sat, October 9 (morning show)

      Chris Smither / Sat, October 9

      The Lascivious Biddies / Sat, October 9

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

      Debashish Bhattacharya feat. Subashish Bhattacharya, Kenny Wessel & Stomu Takeishi / Sun, October 10

      Jackie Hoffman Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues / Mondays, October 11
      FINAL PERFORMANCE!

      Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / Mon, October 11

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

      Domenico+2, feat. Moreno Veloso + Kassin / Tues, October 12

      Gail Ann Dorsey / Wed, October 13

      BLOOM EFFECT AND H.U.S.T.L.E. PRESENT: Amanda Diva, Deuce Gangsta, Tamar Kali, Lone Catalysts, Camp Lo & many more, hosted by Natureboy Jim Kelly / Wed, October 13

      Keren Ann / JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN / Thurs, October 14

      Haale / Thurs, October 14

      Richard Lewis / Fri-Sat, October 15-16

      Polygraph Lounge / Sun, October 17

      Stan Ridgway / Sun, October 17

      Ana Gasteyer: Let it Rip! An Evening of Song / Mon, October 18

      Maria Christensen: Beautiful Now CD Release / Mon, October 18

      NouveauSoundz presents A Late Night Babble feat. Second2Last and Anu-Sun / Mon, October 18

      Buck 65 (part of Upper North Side Canadian Music Series) / Tues, October 19

      Alice Smith / Tues, October 19

      Suzzy & Maggie Roche: why the long face? CD Release / Wed, October 20

      Julian Fleisher and Martha Plimpton: Escape from LA / Wed, October 20

      Brash Recording Artist Anthony David w/ special guests Angela Johnson & DJ Moni / 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: Waterloo Sunset / Fri, October 22

      *** Benefit Concert for Operation Truth / Sat, October 23

      Ledisi: One Voice / Sat, October 23

      New Work Now: Good Canary / Sun, October 24

      Ellen Greene and Christian Klikovits: TORCH! / Sun, October 24

      East Village Opera Company / Mon, October 25

      *** Antony and the Johnsons / Mon, October 25

      *** Si*Se with DJ Sabo / Mon, October 25

      Tinariwen / Tues & Wed, October 26 & 27
      [learn more at http://globalrhythm.net/Tinariwen_promo.pdf]

      *** Suffrajett with special guest DJ Walter / Wed, October 27

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

      Martha Redbone: SKINTALK CD Release / Thurs, Oct 28

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

      Pierce Turner / Sat, October 30

      Revolutionary Ensemble / Sat, October 30

      New Work Now: The Unknown / Sun, October 31

      *** Chocolate Genius / Sun, October 31

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

      Vanessa Carlton with special guest Low Millions / Wed, November 3 [SOLD OUT]

      E.S.T. / Wed & Thurs, November 3 & 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 9

      Ihsan / Heston / Tues, November 9

      Sally Timms / Johnny Dowd / Wed, November 10

      Joe Hurley / Wed, November 10

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

      Isaac Mizrahi / Fri, November 12

      Eric Anderson/ Fri, November 12

      *** Adam Pascal: Civilian CD Release / Sat, November 13

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

      Plastilina Mosh (part of the Mexico Now Festival) / Mon, November 15

      Glen Phillips with opener tbd / Wed, November 17

      *** Ian McLagan (of Small Faces) and 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

      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

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

      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

      Luciana Souza: Celebrating Neruda / Sat, December 4

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

      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: What I Want CD Release / 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

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

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

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

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

      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

      *** Lucy Kaplansky / Thursday-Friday, January 20-21

      Min Xiao-Fen: The Blue Pipa Trio Celebrates the Year of the Rooster / Sat, January 22
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      UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTIONS
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      Fri, October 8
      FAIRPORT CONVENTION w/ special guest Eleanor McEvoy (early show only)
      Fairport Convention have been one of the most influential groups to emerge from the UK in the past three decades, called "the band that invented English folk-rock" by Dirty Linen. Recent recipients of a BBC2 Lifetime Achievement award, Fairport have always been a flexible group, with twenty-plus members passing through their ranks, including Ian Matthews, Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson - to name only a few. The current line-up of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie present audiences with rocking tour-de-force concerts. "The best British folk-rock band of the late '60s, Fairport Convention did more than any other act to develop a truly British variation on the folk-rock prototype by drawing upon traditional material and styles indigenous to the British Isles...comfortable with conventional harmony-based folk-rock as well as tunes that drew upon more explicitly traditional sources, and boasted some of the best singers and instrumentalists of the day." -All Music Guide www.fairportconvention.co.uk 7 & 9:30pm, $30

      Sat, October 9
      RALPH'S WORLD
      Special Morning Kids Show!
      The LA Times has called Ralph's World a "rising childrens music star" praising his "irresistibly unexpected approach to children's music." But Ralph's mantra has always been "I want to make great records, not just great kids records" - and it's never proved more true than on his new album The Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro (Mini Fresh Records). 'Kid Astro' may tickle young minds with songs about space travel, monkeys, dumptrucks and ants, but the album's hooks make it one of the best pop albums of the year. Period. Bring the kids to experience Ralph's World in person in Joe's Pub's first ever family matinee, in a special daytime show! www.ralphsworld.com 11am (doors 10:30am), $12 cash at door

      Sat, October 9
      CHRIS SMITHER
      The bluesmen on the Delta and the Appalachian mountaineers made timeless art with just one voice, guitar and a stomping foot. And that is the root of Chris Smither. An American original, a product of the musical melting pot, Smither. is one of the absolute best singer songwriters in the world. Over the last decade Smither has recorded one gem of an album after another (11 in total). His music draws as deeply from the blues as it does from American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. Since a teenager Chris Smither had sat at the foot of the masters of acoustic rootsy music. Now, in the new century, Smither stands as a master on his own. Great art never apologies for itself, Great art never follows trend. Chris Smither makes great art and is a haunting presence that once experienced never leaves you. 7pm, $20

      Sat, October 9
      THE LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES
      New Generation Cabaret quartet The Lascivious Biddies perform unconventional arrangements of original compositions and standards-to-be peppered with four-part harmonies and the influence of many generations of musical styles. Expect big things from these four young women.
      Their genre-defying debut CD "Biddi-luxe!" was released to accolades in 2002 & all signs point to this being only the tip of the iceberg. The Lascivious Biddies hit the ground making music and show no signs of slowing down... "[The Lascivious Biddies are] a pop-jazz quartet of clever women who yoke two similarly dissimilar styles -- girl-group vocals and King Cole Trio-style instrumentals -- to charming effect." -The Washington Post www.biddies4ever.com 9:30pm, $12 advance/$15 at door

      Sun, October 10
      BroadwayWorld.com Presents STANDING OVATIONS 2, A Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
      Featuring performances by: Bryan Batt, Laura Benanti, Laura Bell Bundy, Matt Cavenaugh, Melissa Errico, Cheyenne Jackson, Michael McKean, Raymond McLeod, Larry O'Keefe, Michele Pawk, Erin Leigh Peck, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Jai Rodriguez, Marc Shaiman, Toxic Audio, Eddie Varley, hosted by Scott Nevins. The concert will be directed by Jamie McGonnigal with musical direction from Mark Hartman. 6:30pm, $50

      Sun, October 10
      DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA feat. Subashish Bhattacharya, Kenny Wessel & Stomu Takeishi
      Debashish Bhattacharya: The World's Greatest Slide Guitarist in an evening of Classical Indian, jazz and world music featuring Subashish Bhattacharya on tabla, Kenny Wessel on guitar, and Stomu Takeishi on bass. Debashish Bhattacharya, world renowned North Indian slide guitar virtuoso, performs a transcendent set of breathtaking Indian classical music with his brother, tabla virtuoso, Subhashish Bhattacharya. Next, the brothers are joined for a set of barrier breaking jazz and world music with guitarist Kenny Wessel (long-time Ornette Coleman alumnus) and bassist Stomu Takeishi. Don't miss this incredible slide guitarist accompanied by some of NY's most adventurous musicians. 9:30pm, $15

      Mon, October 11
      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      FINAL PERFORMANCE! MUST CLOSE!
      A Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
      "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." -New York Times. 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, October 11
      GRACE POTTER and the Nocturnals
      With her bluesy, soulful voice, her skillful piano playing and her rich repertoire of prolific original music, Grace Potter has been captivating audiences throughout Ireland and the US. She is fast becoming an artist to watch in New England, and tonight's concert marks her official entrance into the New York scene. "Potter and her band glide through soul, jazz, folk and blues, combining them into a highly individual sultry pop sound" -Seven Days www.gracepotter.com 9:30pm, $12

      Tues, October 12
      TEITUR w/ special guest Tina Dico (of Zero 7)
      After his Joe's Pub in the Park perfomance with Suzanne Vega and Jonatha Brooke and tours with John Mayer and Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter Teitur returns to Joe's Pub with his idiosyncratic songs filled with a "classical simplicity and beauty" (Kashmir Klub). Teitur comes from the Faroe Islands (18 small islands in the middle of the northern Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland, Norway and Scotland) and his sensitive, melodic songwriting -- influenced by Sting, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and American Music Club -- puts him in the ranks of the new wave of Scandanavian tunesmiths like Sondre Lerche. Teitur's debut album Poetry & Aeroplanes (Universal), produced by Rupert Hine (Suzanne Vega), has been generating crowing acclaim from critcs and musicians alike. "It's unbelievable. the best record I've heard in a long time." -John Mayer www.teitur.com
      Tina Dico, the Danish singer whose warm, soulful vocals were featured on two standout tracks from Zero 7's latest album, opens with a solo set with material from her exquisite solo mini-album, Far. Garnering raves for her dusky voice and elegant songwriting, this year Tina was voted Best Composer at the Danish Music Critics Awards and picked up a Grammy at the Danish Music Awards, winning the highly coveted Best Songwriter category. "One track that must be singled out, "Home" (feat. Tina Dico) sounds like a long-lost recording from Joni Mitchell. Color this gorgeous." -Billboard www.tinadico.com 7pm, $15

      Tues, October 12
      DOMENICO + 2, feat. MORENO VELOSO + KASSIN
      Their burgeoning individual careers, to date, have included many years of touring experience with some of the founding fathers of Brazilian Bossa Nova and Tropicalia and collaborations with such diverse musicians as Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato, Brazilian noise-guru Arto Lindsay, and Trattoria artist Takako Minekawa. Most recently, they have embarked together on the project of a musical trilogy: three albums by the threesome, each created under the leadership of a different member, and allowing his particular vision to come to the forefront. With each incarnation, we see the triumvirate through a different lens. This year's release of Sincerely Hot infectiously combines samba, bossa nova, tropicalia, MPB (Msica Popular Brasileira), rock and electronic together in a raw, rough mix that still hangs on to its sweet Brazilian roots. It may be, in Moreno's words, "clearly a drummer's album," but its reconstitution of the diverse elements present on Music Typewriter - increasing the emphasis on groove and sonic experimentalism, without sacrificing the compositional mettle and subtlety that kindled the trio's first album - result in an invigorating, inventive, but approachable record that should appeal to ears of all stripes. Welcome to the revolving musical door that is Moreno, Domenico and Kassin. 9:30pm, $22 in advance/$25 at the door

      Wed, October 13
      GAIL ANN DORSEY
      On a mission to "make Easy Listening in the 21st Century 'cool' again," Gail Ann Dorsey's I Used to Be... is Burt Bacharach meets Bread by way of Laura Nyro. Over the past twenty years Gail Ann Dorsey has established herself as a top session and touring bassist and vocalist, becoming widely recognized through her work with Tears for Fears, Bryan Ferry, The Indigo Girls and most recently her nearly ten year musical partnership with David Bowie. Gail has also performed several times at Joe's Pub with Maggie Moore and the B-52's Kate Pierson as part of The Chanteuse Club. Her recently released, I Used To Be...is an artfully captured collection of personal insights and reflections spanning Gail's songwriting archives of the past 18 years, with compositions ranging from rock, to funk, to country, and pop in it's purest sense. The album, in addition to Gail's stellar vocal, guitar and bass performances features Catherine Russell from the Bowie band, The B-52's drummer Zach Alford (previously of David Bowie band) and a host of renowned musicians from Gail's Woodstock, NY community. www.gailanndorsey.com 7:30pm, $15

      Wed, October 13
      Bloom Effect AND H.U.S.T.L.E. present: AMANDA DIVA, BRASSMUNK, DEUCE GANGSTA, TAMAR-KALI, MUJA MESSIAH, ANDREA, REDHEADPHONE, LONE CATALYSTS, CAMP LO and DJ FLO FADER, hosted by Natureboy Jim Kelly
      CMJ showcase. 9:30pm - 4am, $12 cash at door

      Thurs, October 14
      KEREN ANN / JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
      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 made her auspicious U.S. premiere with Not Going Anywhere, a collection of all-English songs released on Blue Note's Metro Blue imprint this fall. "Ann's soft melancholia is powerful in its simplicity and easily evokes Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan, Rickie Lee Jones or even Stina Nordenstam... A giant new talent." -Other Music www.kerenann.com
      JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN is the solo project of superfoxxx Joan Wasser (Black Beetle, The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons). Joan, who defies easy classification, is a rock-jazz-punk-folk-r&b singer, songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and violinist with undeniable soul. Joan's songs, voice and stage presence have garnered comparisons to Dusty Springfield, Prince, and Chrissie Hynde -- but comparisons will never do justice to her unique voice and brazen attitude. Wasser's spare and dynamic arrangements (composed on guitar and Wurlitzer) are complimented by poetic, emotional lyrics sung at one moment in a deep throaty swoon and the next in a high wail. Joan recently opened for Rufus Wainwright on his U.S. and Canadian tour and performed and music directed Hal Wilner's Neil Young Tribute in Prospect Park this summer. Her self-titled EP was released in June with critical acclaim and she is currently recording her debut full length album with producer Bryce Goggin. "...vocally reminiscent of Deborah Harry singing Nina Simone." -Village Voice www.joanaspolicewoman.com 7pm, $15
      Limited number of CMJ badges to be admitted, space permitting.

      Thurs, October 14
      HAALE
      Weaving Persian melodies and Sufi-inspired lyrics through a soundscape of tribal beats, sci-fi sonic guitars, and a twanging setar, NY-born vocalist Haale draws on both her Persian and urban American roots to manifest a cross-cultural musical explosion. Alternating between strumming her setar and plucking her guitar, Haale draws audiences into the ecstatic and electric space where these two worlds meet. "This genre-bending seamstress will make you see stars while ascending to her own," exclaims Global Rhythm, who named Haale "Best Unsigned Artist, 2003." With Dougie Bowne, Shahzad Ismaily, Swiss Chriss, Bill Foster. www.haale.com 9:30pm, $15
      Limited number of CMJ badges to be admitted, space permitting.

      Fri - Sat, October 15 - 16
      RICHARD LEWIS
      Perhaps Mel Brooks put it best when he said, "Richard Lewis may just be the Franz Kafka of modern day comedy." Lewis has taken his life-long therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding and compelling art form, filled with dark and hilarious stream-of-consciousness personal observations. His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks introducing others to his brilliantly warped world. This year, along with continuing stand-up appearances, Lewis returns, for his fourth season, as a recurring guest star as one of Larry David's closest friends (as is true in real life) in the Seinfeld co-creator's HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Called "the most audacious comic wordsmith this side of Lenny Bruce...perhaps the most gifted comedian of his generation," by the Chicago Tribune, Lewis also charted on GQ Magazine's list of the '20th Century's Most Influential Humorists'. Don't miss this rare, intimate appearance of one of America's finest comics. "Indeed, he is the Jimi Hendrix of monologists, whose virtuoso free-form riffs on ex-girlfriends, family and other antagonistic denizens from hell are delivered in a mesmerizing, stream-of-consciousness frenzy, a piss-yourself-laughing assault on the senses. Not only is he one of the undisputed masters of postmodern comedy, but also to incurable, self-loathing neurotics he is a patron saint who deserves to be canonized". -Philadelphia City Paper www.richardlewisonline.com 7:30 & 9:30pm, $25

      Sun, October 17
      POLYGRAPH LOUNGE
      Back from assignment as embedded musicians on the Simon & Garfunkel reunion tour, Polygraph Lounge members Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer reunite with Polygraph ingenue, Melissa Fathman in a night filled with musical mayhem and noseflutes galore, as Joe's Pub proudly presents the culmination of two years of sold out 'PhLounge' shows which included special guest performances from the likes of Paul Simon, Edie Brickell and Geoffrey Holder. Described by NY Magazine as "zany, musically tight, and lyrically brilliant," don't miss Polygraph Lounge's show before they team up with Academy Award winning writer/director, Marshall Brickman to take their musical/comedy wares to Off-Broadway. www.polygraphlounge.com 7pm, $15

      Sun, October 17
      STAN RIDGWAY
      Stan Ridgway is an American music original. From his early days with L.A. art-punkers Wall Of Voodoo to his even more intriguing solo career, Ridgway has created a considerable body of work. His new album, Snakebite: Blacktop Ballads and Fugitive Songs (Redfly) is among the better outings of his long, off-kilter career and places him in the good company of Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits as songwriter and storyteller. Performing with a trio of guitar, bass and keyboards, this promises to be an intimate evening of songs new and old that can't be missed. "Ridgway blends together rock, jazz and blues in the service of his always strange, but never frivolous, storytelling. Over the years, his songwriting has become more personal." -New Yorker www.stanridgway.com 9:30pm, $25

      Mon, October 18
      ANA GASTEYER: Let it Rip! An Evening of Song
      Six year SNL veteran Ana Gasteyer, best known for singing characters like Bobbi Moughan-Culp and Celine Dion, returns to Joe's Pub appearing as Herself. On the path to TV stardom, Ana canned years of experience as a violinist, soprano and dulcimer enthusiast in favor of a brash and frivolous life in sketch comedy. In this evening of favorite songs and observations, her two selves finally collide, and agree that the dulcimer was a critical misstep. Ana's legitimating credits include The Rocky Horror Show on Broadway, Funny Girl, MTC's Kimberly Akimbo and a starring role in the upcoming movie musical 'Reefer Madness'. Join her for this fun-filled evening of Bon Mots and pretty ditties (and some belting, too!) Musical direction by Mitch Kaplan. 7pm, $20

      Mon, October 18
      MARIA CHRISTENSEN: Beautiful Now CD Release
      As recommended on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", Maria Christensen is a powerful performer and a strong-voiced singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as Celine Dion, N'Sync and Jennifer Lopez. Formerly signed to A&M records, Christensen's music combines elements of rock, pop and R&B, and she'll be joined by a five-piece band, including a DJ, celebrating the release of her newest CD. Billboard magazine remarked "This petite young woman vamps and belts with the bravado and earthy soul of a seasoned old-school diva." Special appearance by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Jai Rodriguez! www.mariachristensen.com 9:30pm, $12

      Mon, October 18
      NouveauSoundz presents A Late Night Babble feat. SECOND2LAST and ANU-SUN
      When Johny Lashley, Bade Francis, Brian Polite and Aisha Bell step on a stage a natural revolution occurs. Fusing Blues, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop. Second2Last mixes poetry and rhythm for an unmistakable sound that is anything but obscure. This musical squad tackles complex social issues and delivers soul with strong conviction, providing an unexpected blend of conscious- raising words and beats. www.second2last.com
      Anu-Sun has invested a great deal of time into developing the unique sound he calls Bohemian Chocolate (an eclectic blend of Jazz, Rock and Hip-Hop brewed for the fine music connoisseur). Now making his home in Harlem, New York, Anu regularly serves his "Nu" fusion to packed crowds in some of New York's most notable underground venues. www.anusun.com 11pm, $10 cash at door

      Tues, October 19
      BUCK 65 [part of Upper North Side Canadian Music Series]
      Straight outta Halifax like a honky-tonking, lyric-spewing wordsmith. Buck 65 is Richard Terfly, an extraordinary talent chock-full of thunder and wit. An artist who doesn't just rhyme, he captures you with stories both fantastical and sublime. Buck 65 is a double-sided coin; a honky-tonk blues man with a sword of emotion, erstwhile a hip-hop hero spewing gravel-voiced tales from a strange dark place. Buck's current record, Talkin' Honky Blues won the Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Best Alternative Album, and his forthcoming This Right Here is Buck 65 (out January '05 on V2) is the CD that will keep your head bobbing and never leave your CD player. "Buck 65 stands tall as one of the best
      writers in underground rap." -Pitchfork Support provided by the Canadian Consulate General as part of the Upper North Side Canadian Music Series at Joe's Pub. www.uppernorthside.com 7:30pm, $12

      Tues, October 19
      ALICE SMITH
      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, 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. After moving to New York in 1995 to study at Fordham University where she earned a B.A. degree in History and English she continued to gig with local bands. 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, $10 cash at door

      Wed, October 20
      SUZZY & MAGGIE ROCHE: why the long face? CD Release
      Suzzy and Maggie Roche have been singing together for most of their lives. Together with sister Terre, they formed The Roches and recorded ten albums, performing all over the US and Europe for over twenty years. The New York Times named their debut, The Roches, Album of the Year and they were hailed as the Best Vocal Group by the New York Music Awards. After numerous group and solo records, tours, television appearences and theaterical escapades, in January 2002, Maggie & Suzzy released the critically acclaimed Zero Church, an unusual collection of prayers set to music. Like Zero Church, The Roches latest album, why the long face? (Red House), features the Roches striking harmonies and singular songwriting. Thematically, the album focuses on what Suzzy describes as the "ever thinning line between opposites: comedy & tragedy, hope & despair, the political & the personal, the truth & the lie, success & failure, the simple & complex - just to name a few." www.roches.com 7pm, $20

      Wed, October 20
      JULIAN FLEISHER & MARTHA PLIMPTON: Escape from LA
      What started as a simple "caper" right here at Joe's has quickly mushroomed into what the LA Times calls "a triumph". It took only weeks for the brilliant and talented Miss Plimpton to take a simple guest spot in Fleisher's last appearance here and parlay it into a full-blown double-bill -- one which the duo wisely took to Los Angeles to perfect. There, in the crucible of the southern California sun, their little lark became a swan. "Singer-composer Fleisher has been a Manhattan nightclub supernova for some time;" continues the Times. "Plimpton has been a cultural axiom since she was 8. This barely explains [their] disarming authenticity...an irresistible team, with unerring chemistry, obvious regard and fabulous voices, her delicate belt a perfect fit with his soaring instrument...Intoxicating". "Priceless," says Variety, while Theatermania writes "The seemingly unlikely pairing of the nightclub entertainer and the award-winning actress could end up with the dynamic duo becoming the next Steve and Edie." Steve and Edie. Sonny and Cher. Bonnie and Clyde. Leopold and Loeb. Whatever! Fleisher and Plimpton invite you to join them for a special, one-night-only reprise, freshened up for their beloved home town, complete with new material, genuine surprises and very special guests. www.julianfleisher.com 9:30pm, $20

      Wed, October 20
      Brash Recording Artist ANTHONY DAVID w/ special guests: Angela Johnson & DJ Moni
      Anthony David's upcoming CD, "3 Chords & the Truth." Or Tony Harrington's. Or whatever name the Atlanta singer-songwriter is calling himself. Here's a suggestion: How about impressive. Once a year it seems like one act comes out of the Apache Cafe scene with remarkable promise. Last year it was Van Hunt, who toiled outside the spotlight as a musician-songwriter for local talent Dionne Farris. This year could very well be David's, who's also done his time as a background singer for Atlanta's India Arie. You can hear some Arie in his acoustic guitar-based debut (due in stores next month). But in his steady, gritty croon and lovely, plain-spoken writing there's Bill Withers, and yet another Georgia-groomed artist, David Ryan Harris." Angela Johnson delivers a refreshing breath of R&B' and Soul Music with a nice touch of funk. www.anthonydavidmusic.com, www.angelajohnson.com 11pm, 12 cash at door

      Thurs, October 21
      JOSH JOPLIN with special guest Cordero
      Josh Joplin's bent for story telling (political and otherwise) between songs may be the only reminder left, that still sharply draws on the early influence of his hero Phil Ochs. His songs and performances however give way to the more obvious comparisons with the young infectious pop anger of "Armed Forces"-era Elvis Costello, and a voice that easily recalls R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe". www.joshjoplin.com
      Cordero successfully pull of a wide range of sounds and styles: There's a strong Mexican influence (with vocals in Spanish), hints of the Breeders even, as well as a significant PJ Harvey presence. It's beautiful, inspired and refreshingly original music...expect to be charmed by songs from their new album Somos Cordero. -Village Voice 7pm, $12

      Thurs, October 21
      FEDERICO AUBELE - Live
      A live band show from Argentinian multi-instrumentalist Federico Aubele, whose sensuous and urbane debut Grand Hotel Buenos Aires (on Thievery Corporation's influential ESL label), is a brilliant sound collage of hypnotic Latin guitar and slinky, dub-influenced tracks with hints of tango. "...an indelible backdrop for martinis and good impressions...an intoxicating blend of South American-seasoned dub, acid-jazz, reggae, flamenco, and more." (Entertainment Today). "An exceptional debut album ...He surrounds his downtempo beats with delicate acoustic guitar figures, an array of sexy women singers (all vocals are in Spanish), and a rich tapestry of sounds and tones. Pushing flamenco and various styles of Latin music to the fore, he also draws upon dub and ambient, and it's the grace of this hip fusion that puts Aubele up there with such genre benders as Manu Chao and the Gotan Project. ...truly impressive first effort." -All Music Guide www.eslmusic.com/artists/aubele/aubele.html 9:30pm, $15

      Fridays, October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12
      ISAAC MIZRAHI
      "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, October 22
      BARB JUNGR: Waterloo Sunset
      Britain's Queen of chansons and European cabaret, often referred to as "A British Piaf" and "Britain's answer to Juliette Greco," Barb Jungr sings songs from her new album Waterloo Sunset. Following her first Joe's Pub performance, Stephen Holden of the New York Times proclaimed, "She digs beneath the songwriter's chameleon persona to ferret out a song's emotional core, and what she discovers can be revelatory." David Finkle of Backstage is another fan, raving: "Were someone twisting my arm to nominate the most important new act I've seen this year, I'd blurt out Barb Jungr...[her CD] only hints at her onstage brilliance. She's the best kind of actor because she thrives on taking risks - on knowing the rules and when to break them. A spontaneous, perfect set." www.barbjungr.com 9:30pm, $25

      Sat, October 23
      BENEFIT CONCERT FOR OPERATION TRUTH
      Founded by Paul Rieckhoff, Operation Truth is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is telling the truth on the war in Iraq. From a soldiers perspective, Operation Truth's goal is to educate and promote awareness of what is happening overseas. With performances by LadyBug and the Ions, The Laura Thomas Band, Mahogany, and Chris Brown and Kate Fenner, along with very special surprise guests and a host of well known speakers, our goal is to raise money to aide soldiers and their families upon their return home. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit Operation Truth and the soldiers. For more information go to www.optruth.com. And keep checking back for more info on the surprise guests. 6pm (doors open at 5pm), $20

      Sat, October 23
      LEDISI: One Voice
      With deep, smoky tempos, words that stir the heart and a voice that harkens the days when music was music, Ledisi takes the lead with her upcoming tour "Ledisi: One Voice". This phenomenal evening will be spent with Ledisi and her totally acoustic band and a stripped-down

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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. 
         
        GlobeSonic
        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
        nublu
        62 ave c (between 4th and 5th Streets)
        NYC - a blue city in a blue state
         
        Lastly, those of you who get my e-blasts regularly know what I think of the brilliant songwriter Stew, who has made himself an artistic home at The Public Theater.  Not only do we present him in Joe's Pub and at the Joe's Pub in the Park at the Delacorte, but we have also commissioned a theater piece, which he is currently developing.  Stew spent a few weeks this summer at the Sundance Theater Lab, where we was the hit of Park City, and he's coming back to NY in week, to my old stomping grounds at Symphony SpaceStew will be bringing his entire 8 piece band to New York for the first time, playing songs never before performed in New York. Selections will be played from all of his 8 albums (including The Negro Problem!). A must see show for old-school fans and new ones alike. Musical co-direction by Heidi Rodewald. Two completely different shows: 7:30 and 9:30. Buy tix to both and receive a free drink!

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

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

        All the best,
         
        Bill Bragin
        Director of Joe's Pub
        The Public Theater
        425 Lafayette Street
        New York, NY  10003
         
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        For show descriptions for the upcoming month, and weekly late night events, see below.

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        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
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        UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTIONS
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        Thurs, November 4
        ASLYN
        7pm, SOLD OUT

        Thurs, November 4
        E.S.T.
        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 MIZRAHI
        "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
        MONICA SALMASO
        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
        TOSHI REAGON & BIG LOVELY
        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
        CERVERIS / UNCLE MOON
        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
        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
        BLOOD OF HAITI/NEW WORLD MOVEMENT BENEFIT FOR RELIEF VICTIMS OF HAITI
        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 / JOHNNY DOWD
        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
        ISAAC MIZRAHI
        [see 11/5 for full info] 7:30pm, $20

        Fri, November 12
        ERIC ANDERSEN
        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
        PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
        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:
        PLASTILINA MOSH
        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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