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JOE'S PUB: Allen Toussaint, Kathy Mattea, Willy Porter, Steven Pasquale, Del McCoury and much more!

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  • Bill Bragin
    Coming back from an amazingly inspirational week of music - from the revelation of the Rajasthani Gypsy group, Rangeela, to Anoushka Shankar s gorgeous Rise
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2005
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      Coming back from an amazingly inspirational week of music - from the revelation of the Rajasthani Gypsy group, Rangeela, to Anoushka Shankar's gorgeous Rise project in her nightclub debut, to an always inspirational visit to WOMEX - this time at the UK's Sage Gateshead, where highlights included Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2, the raw Tanzanian afrotronica from Jagwa Sound, Cuban guitarist Pedro Luis Ferrer, Electric Gypsyland/Bucovino Club mastermind Shantel pouring shots of vodka for the revelers, rai jazz from Maurice el Medioni, and a kick ass set from Robert Plant & the Strange Sensations, who I got to see (with backstage passes to hang with the band!, courtesy of Rene Goiffon), and lots more.  If you want to check out some of the highlights of the showcases, heck out www.mondomix.com for live footage.  And if you can't make it to WOMEX, then experience the next best thing when globalFEST returns to NYC for 2 nights this January - the line-up is below, and tix are already on sale and moving quickly. www.globalfest-ny.org for info.
       
      Speaking of Gypsies, GlobeSonic Sound System is proud to be a part of the NY Gypsy Music Festival, and we'll be back this Saturday night at our home at nublu, sharing the bill with Ilhan Ersahin's Wonderland, featuring guest clarinetist Husnu Senlendirici.  Some of you may have heard him play with the band Laco Tayfa, who collaborated with Brooklyn Funk Essentials a few years back, and I just got his solo album, which is positively burning.  Don't miss it.  Besides, Fabian and I are carting trunks full of new musical discoveries picked up last weekend at WOMEX, including the new Nacao Zumbi album, and Congotronics 2 - even more radical mixes by a number of other artists to build up the mind-blowing musical scene that was introduced to us via Konono No. 1 (The Pub NYC debut show is sold out now, BTW, but tix are still available for the following night at SOB's, and GlobeSonic Sound System will be opening up, so don't sleep on it.)  GlobeSonic will also be spinning right near my apartment in Brooklyn on a great bill put together by Joe's Pub former late night guru Jen Lyons, on a bill with Brazilian Girls, Xavier and Beans... check out info below.
       
      SAT 11.05.05
      GlobeSonic Sound System @ NY Gypsy Fest w/ Wonderland featuring Husnu Senlendirici & Ilhan Ersahin's Wonderland
      Nublu | 62 Ave. C (4th & 5th St) | NYC 10pm | $15
       
      FRI 11.11.05
      GlobeSonic Sound System @ Brooklyn Shuffle w/Brazilian Girls, Xavier & Beans
      Southpaw 125 5th Ave | Brooklyn 8 pm | $20 adv/$23 day of
       
      As far as shows here - we are delving deeply into American music in the next week and a half.  New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint returns tomorrow night for another solo set.  Each of the past 4 shows have been revelatory - his songbook runs so deep, his piano playing is so magical - whether playing instrumental versions of hits like It's Raining, improvising Chopinesque Variations on a Theme by Professor Longhair, or collaborating surprise vocal guest Elvis Costello, who was in town for two of the brunch performances - each set has truly been a lesson in the range and depth of an American musical master. 
       
      With the Country Music Association awards coming to town shortly, we also are lucky to have a number of truly special intimate shows, by such artists as the inspiring Kathy Mattea, the sizzling Del McCoury, and the hot bluegrass youngbloods King Wilke.  So much more - the brilliant acoustic guitar work of Willy Porter, the classic Latin American Songbook sung by Ruben Flores (who appeared in this summer's Shakespeare in the Park production of Two Gents of Verona) directed by Richard Barone, our old friend Jeff Breithaupt and his brother Don presenting original songs in the classic (north) American Songbook style from their musical in development "Seeing Stars", with a great group of singers including James Naughton, Kate McGarry, Rebecca Martin and more.  And those of you who remember the rock musical; "People Are Wrong" will want to come see The Last CAR, featuring PAW cowriter Robin Goldwasser, along with Chainsaw Dick/Loser's Lounge's Chris Anderson, and Amy Miles, sharing a bill with the quirkily nostalgic Piñataland.
       
      Speaking of theater, Eliza Jane Schneider, who is best known for her voiceovers for most of the female characters on South Park, brings her solo show Freedom of Speech, which won the Fringe Festival award a few years back, for a very special night of hilarious theater.
       
      OK, that's enough for now.  Come see some shows. Keep reading.   Check out upcoming listings and don't procrastinate.  Encourage your friends to sign up for this list.
      425 LAFAYETTE ST.  NYC
      NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 9
      We are proud to celebrate the inclusion of the Pub's director, Bill Bragin, as a "New York Essential" in a recent issue of Time Out New York.

      Bill was selected as "New York's Finest Music Booker" for Joe's Pub, which TONY calls "an incubator for local talent... bringing in an overwhelmingly diverse range of acts from all corners of the globe."

      Want to find out what all the fuss is about?  Just check out this week's lineup!

      Want to buy tickets to a show?  Just click on the  picture of the artist or the TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW link and you'll be whisked off to Telecharge, where you'll be able to do just that.  And don't forget to  finish by dialing 212-539-8778 to reserve a table; all the seats in the house are first-come first-served without a reservation.

      Call 212-539-8778 for additional show information, table reservations or any questions you may have about the venue.
      11/4 - CHARLOTTE MARTIN
      Haunting Pop Pianist
      11/4 - ALLEN TOUSSAINT:  BENEFIT FOR NEW ORLEANS
      American Musical Treasure
      11/5 - PIÑATALAND / THE LAST CAR with Chris Anderson, Amy Miles and Robin Goldwasser
      Offbeat Avant-Pop
      11/5 - RUBÉN FLORES:  The Latin American Songbook
      Latin Musical Revue
      11/ 6 - ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER:  Freedom of Speech
      Fringe Festival Winning One Woman Theater from 'South Park' Star
      11/6 - R. STAR
      Indie Pop/Soul
      11/7 - THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS w/ special guests KATE MCGARRY, JAMES NAUGHTON and REBECCA MARTIN
      11/7 - STEVEN PASQUALE
      Broadway Star Cabaret
      11/7 - KHROMOZOMES, MUDVILLE + RED HEAD PHONE
      Late Night Dance and Hip Hop
      11/8 - WILLY PORTER
      Explosive Acoustic Guitarist
      11/9 - Nashville Songwriters Series:  COUNTRY TAKES NYC with RADNEY FOSTER, RIVERS RUTHERFORD, MIKE REID and HILARY LINDSEY
      11/9 - KATHY MATTEA
      Country/Folk Brilliance
      11/9 - A Celebration of the 75th Coronation of H.I.M. Haile Selassie featuring BLACK REDEMPTION MEETS WILD FIYAH SOUNDS
      IN DECEMBER - HOLIDAY SHOWS
      Weekly Late Night Events at Joe's Pub
      11/10 - DEL MCCOURY BAND with ABIGAIL WASHBURN
      11/11 - STEVE FISK + HEATHER DUBY
      11/11 - RENE RISQUE and the ART LOVERS
      11/13 - KING WILKIE
      11/14 - JORGE DREXLER: SOLO ACOUSTIC
      11/16 - KONONO NO. 1: CONGOTRONICS
      11/16 - LUCIANA SOUZA BRAZILIAN DUOS featuring ROMERO LUBAMBO
      11/17 - NEKO CASE
      11/18 - HOLCOMBE WALLER with special guest BC CAMPLIGHT
      11/18 - LUCIANA SOUZA QUARTET with ADAM ROGERS, SCOTT COLLEY AND NASHEET WAITS
      11/19 - HUNGRY MARCH BAND FAMILY MATINEE
      11/19 - SPENCER DAY
      11/19 - KRISTIN HOFFMAN
      11/20 - ALADDIN'S HOUSE OF REBELS: A BENEFIT FOR THE PAKISTAN RELIEF FUND
      11/20 - EISA DAVIS
      11/21 - ERIN MCKEOWN
      11/21 - NICOLLETTE RAMIREZ'S MEDIEVAL BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR
      11/22 + 11/23- RHETT MILLER
      11/22 - ALMA Y NIURKA: CD RELEASE
      11/23 - DOVEMAN + ESSIE JAIN
      11/4 - CHARLOTTE MARTIN
      Haunting Pop Pianist
      CHARLOTTE MARTIN
      FRI, NOV. 4
      7:30pm
      Charlotte Martin's Veins' (EP) does not stray from her classic enlivening style. As promising as In Parentheses, as invigorating as On Your Shore and Darkest Hour-Veins is an exploration of human relation and a mere glimpse of Charlotte's forthcoming sophomore full-length, Stromata. Martin's bona fide inner-pianist echoes the orchestrated ruminations of Kate Bush and the poetic storytelling of Joni Mitchell. Details described her as "a seductive  performer" and "a skilled lyricist who writes with surgical precision."

      VISIT CHARLOTTE MARTIN'S WEBSITE
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      11/4 - ALLEN TOUSSAINT:  BENEFIT FOR NEW ORLEANS
      American Musical Treasure
      ALLEN TOUSSAINT
      FRI, NOV. 4
      9:30pm
      By popular demand and after a string of sold out brunch and evening shows at Joe's Pub, Allen Toussaint, one of America's greatest musical treasures, returns. Singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer - the New Orleans native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been making hit records for over forty years. His massive influence on American music reaches deep into the idioms of rhythm and blues, pop, country, musical theater, blues and jazz. Some of the best known hits penned by Toussaint include: Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law;" "Fortune Teller," recorded by both Benny Spellman and The Rolling Stones; the Lee Dorsey hit "Working in the Coal Mine", also recorded by Devo and The Judds; and the Grammy-nominated "Southern Nights," recorded by Glen Campbell. The master has produced such artists as Etta James, Albert King, Chocolate Milk, The Meters, LaBelle, Ramsey Lewis, John Mayall and Dr. John, and has been covered by and/or performed with the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Raitt, The Judds, Robert Palmer, Otis Redding, The O'Jays, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Winter, Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Chet Atkins, Lenny Kravitz and Elvis Costello, among others. In 1996, he co-founded NYNO Records with Joshua Feigenbaum, devoted to presenting the indidgenous music of New Orleans, and releasing his first solo album in 17 years, "Connected." In New Orleans, Toussaint is revered for his distinguished record in public service, consistently devoting his talents to a variety of community and charity programs.  A portion of the proceeds from these shows will benefit the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans.
      "In a career that has spanned nearly half the century, Allen Toussaint has exerted an unparalleled influence over the New Orleans music scene." -- New Orleans Times Picayune

      VISIT ALLEN TOUSSAINT'S WEBSITE



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      11/5 - PIÑATALAND / THE LAST CAR with Chris Anderson, Amy Miles and Robin Goldwasser
      Offbeat Avant-Pop
      PIÑATALAND
      SAT, NOV. 5
      7:00pm
      Piñataland brings the past and future to life with songs about the moments where industry, disaster, nature and science come head to head with humanity. Songs topics range from uprooted Eskimos to the colonization of Mars. Pedal steel, tuba, violin, guitar, piano and drums hold forth on whatever the topic is with grace and style. "The surprise is how melodiously their antique-garde music pulls off the absurdly ambitious historical concept." - The Village Voice

      VISIT PINATALAND'S WEBSITE

      Listen to the Band:
      Piñataland - 'Velocity'

      The Last Car will entertain you with 10-12 songs or so and generally make you feel good about things. Lots of harmony and lots of love. It features Chris Anderson, Amy Miles, and Robin Goldwasser.  "The Last Car delights with clever songsmithing, rich three part harmonies and some genuine heart as they discover the consequences of eating your roommate's leftover Thai food." -Note Photons

       
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      11/5 - RUBÉN FLORES:  The Latin American Songbook
      Latin Musical Revue
      RUBÉN FLORES
      SAT, NOV. 5
      9:30pm
      Fresh from the Public Theater's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in Central Park, multi-talented singer/actor Rubén Flores makes his Joe's Pub debut in this special presentation produced and directed by Richard Barone. The evening will feature a carefully chosen mix of familiar and hidden gems from all the Latin American countries, presented in both Spanish and English in fresh, modern musical and theatrical settings that tear down all stereotypes, and raise the roof with their poetry and passion.

      PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RICHARD BARONE
      Musical Director: Fernando Hernandez
      Book by: Aaron Jafferis
      Musical Padrino: Memo Acevedo
       
      VISIT RUBÉN FLORES' WEBSITE



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      11/ 6 - ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER:  Freedom of Speech
      Fringe Festival Winning One Woman Theater from 'South Park' Star
      ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER
      SUN, NOV. 6
      7:00pm
      Winner of the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival's solo show award of excellence; Freedom of Speech is Eliza Jane Schneider' glimpse into the landscape of the American consciousness. An actress, vocalist, composer, oral historian and playwright, Schneider is best known as the voice of most of the female voices on the hit show South Park. Developed while traversing the country in a second-hand ambulance, asking the people she met along the way a simple yet compelling question: "What's going on?", Freedom of Speech is 1000 interviews , 317,000 miles and 10 years worth of research into the mind of the modern American. Often called Interview Theater, Freedom of Speech is much more than documentation. Through what the New York Times calls "Astonishing transformations", Eliza Jane Schneider recreates the lives and people she encountered in a hilarious 30-character solo play that the L.A. Times called "Stunning, virtuosic, pure poetry."


      VISIT ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER'S WEBSITE

      Listen to snippets from Eliza's performance:
      Eliza Jane Schneider - Sound Montage
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      11/6 - R. STAR
      Indie Pop/Soul
      R. STAR
      SUN, NOV. 6
      9:30pm
      Former lead singer for indie-rock band Stage, R. Star's debut album, Songs from the Eye of an Elephant is a heartfelt menagerie of rock and soul piano inspired by real-life stories of love, hope, and freedom released on his own indie-label Stone Crow Records out of New York City.  R. Star has toured the country supporting major acts such as Bon Jovi, KISS, Chevelle, and Third Eye Blind. He has also worked with top producers such as Greg Wattenberg (Five for Fighting) and Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam).

      VISIT R. STAR'S WEBSITE

      Listen to R. Star:
      R. Star - 'Losing Your Memory'
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      11/7 - THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS w/ special guests KATE MCGARRY, JAMES NAUGHTON and REBECCA MARTIN
      JAMES NAUGHTON with THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS
      MON, NOV. 7
      7:00pm
      Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the composer and lyricist (respectively) that comprise the Breithaupt Brothers, bring their ever-evolving songbook back to Joe's Pub for another all-star revue, featuring a bumper crop of new songs and favorites, as well as a sampling of songs from Seeing Stars, their "boxing musical," an old-school romantic comedy that takes place in New York's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in 1937. Included in the evening's line-up of performers are James Naughton, jazz singer Kate McGarry (Palmetto Records), singer-songwriter Greg Naughton, chanteuse Maggie Moore ("The Chanteuses Club," Hedwig and the Angry Inch), singer-songwriter Holly Palmer, actress/singer Shelley McPherson, and, all the way from Toronto, singers Adi Braun and Rikki Rumball. More performers and surprises to be announced! As songwriters, the Breithaupt Brothers take their cue from the Great American Songbook era, but bring a contemporary energy and outlook to the material that makes their romantic, wry, sophisticated originals seem entirely fresh.


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      11/7 - STEVEN PASQUALE
      Broadway Star Cabaret

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