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  • Bill Bragin
    Hi all, Happy Holidays everyone! First off, here’s info about two upcoming dj gigs: Tomorrow night I am spinning at Galapagos in Williamsburg on a Bill With
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 19, 2002
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      Hi all,

       

      Happy Holidays everyone!

       

      First off, here’s info about two upcoming dj gigs:

       

      Tomorrow night I am spinning at Galapagos in Williamsburg on a Bill With Burnt Sugar and Moisturizer – the show got a Short List mention in the Voice this week – my first appearance there – very exciting.  And my old colleague from SummerStage, DJ Rubrica aka Erica Ruben has a weekly gig in the front room there too, so good sounds will be happening throughout the ArtSpace.  For this set I’ll focus on Afro-tech, electro-Brazilian, maybe some nu-jazz, and whatever else the evening inspires…and knowing Burnt Sugar, it could inspire all kinds of different directions.I haven’t djed in New York for a few months – it would be great to see ya’ll there.

       

      BURNT SUGAR CHRISTMAS PARTY with special guests MOISTURIZER

       

      and DJ ACIDOPHILUS (that’s me)

       

      Friday, December 20

      9 pm

       

      Afro-futurist all-star big band BURNT SUGAR draw the sublime out of what seems like a chaotic freak-out. Shepherded by journo Greg Tate and inspired by electric Miles, BURNT SUGAR imaginatively trip through the black diaspora of the last 30 years." (Village Voice) With the live and active cultures of DJ ACIDOPHILUS aka Joe's Pub's Bill Bragin. 9pm $7

       

      Galapagos Art Space

      70 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

      718.782.5188

      www.galapagosartspace.com

       

      DJ Rekha of Basement Banghra/Mutiny/Bollywood Disco fame has started a new weekly party at Joe’s Pub on Wednesday nights called Beat Bazaar, and she has invited me to spin on the best night of the year – New Years’ Day, Jan 1 at 11 pm.  So shake off that hangover, and keep the party going with Acidophilus and DJ Rekha

       

      Lastly, those of you who have been on my list for a while may remember that I did music supervision for choreographer Wally Cardona on a piece called Trance Territories, featuring music provided by DJ $mall Change, which was part of the Joyce Theater’s Altogether Different festival a few years back.  Wally is an amazing choreographer who has been challenging the boundaries between the dance and the club world, and I am on the benefit committee for an upcoming run of his latest piece Morph: Live Remix at the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church.  Please consider buying a ticket – hope to see you there!

       

      Wally Cardona Quartet

      and the 2003 Benefit Committee invite you to a benefit performance of

       

      MORPH: Live Remix

       

      Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 7:30pm

      with reception immediately following the performance

       

      Tickets $50

       

      Danspace Project

      St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

      10th Sreet and Second Avenue

       

      RSVP by December 30 to JM at 212-375-8283 or

      Benefit2003@...

       

      make checks payable to WCV, Inc. and mail to

      WALLY CARDONA QUARTET

      140 Second Ave #501

      New York, NY 1003

       

      or purchase with credit card on line:  www.wcvismorphing.org

       

      Tickets will be held at the door.

       

      2003 Benefit Committee

       

      Michael J. Amador, Bill Bragin and Lisa Philp, Christina D. Burnett*, Penelope Dannenberg, Greg Fuchs, Olga Garay, Hugh and Alissa Hsu Lynch*, Natasha Kaiser, Chris Klatell, Ralph Lemon, Yail Lustmann, Kate Mattingly, Michelle Moskowitz, Renata Petroni, Peter J. Pih, Florentino G. Reyes, Laurie Uprichard, Joan Voltz*, Martin Weschsler

       

      *WCV Board of Directors

       

      Holiday time means family reunions for many of us, and this week at Joe's Pub there were some extraordinary reunions: on Sunday, actor/director James Naughton (Our Town) turned up to sing Love Me Tender with his daughter Keira at The Peterson's show.  (Keira's brother Greg Naughton will play this Sunday, on a bill with Julia Greenberg of People Are Wrong)
      And then last night, on the early show, Martha Wainwright was joined by her brother Rufus Wainwright and her mother Kate McGarrigle for some beautiful collaborations.  Later that night, the legendary Nona Hendryx capped an already unbelievable show by bringing out Patti Labelle, following their Labelle reunion at Madison Square Garden earlier in the evening!  All kinds of magic. 

      We have more incredible shows coming up including the first live shows since the summer by one of the biggest buzz bands of the year, Metro Area, the pioneering political humorist Mort Sahl (last time he performed at Joe's Pub, Woody Allen came to introduce him), the long-awaited New York return of another funky soul sister Sandra St. Victor (of The Family Stand), and New Years' Eve with the one and only Eartha Kitt.  And on New Year's Day, you can start 2003 off right when Joe's Pub's own Bill Bragin wears his DJ hat as Acidophilus joining DJ Rekha at her hot new global diaspora party, Beat Bazaar on Wednesday, Jan 1 at 11. 

      Loads of exciting shows have been added for January (Roy Ayers, Ute Lemper, Syd Straw added to the bill with Jill Sobule, Rosey, Colin Quinn, The Sea & Cake, Noche Flamenca) - April that are announced below, and won't be hitting ads for a while, so get a jump on things, and mark your calendars and buy your tickets now.

      Have a great holiday season!

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      New Year's Eve at Joe's Pub...
      The Legendary Eartha Kitt

      One show only!
      at
      8:00pm
      Concert Tickets are $125
      A pre-fixe menu is available.
      and/or
      Beginning at
      10:00pm bring in the New Year with friends and family and enjoy and open bar for one hour.
      Vibes brought to you by DJ Scram - spinning classics and hip-hop. Tickets are $75.
      VIP tickets are available for $135 a person and include an hour of open bar as well as a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for parties of three or more and you are guaranteed a table for the evening.
      Call us at 212-539-8778 to purchase tickets!


       Thursday, Dec 19 * Kate's Chink-O-Rama: Featuring The Chink-O-Rama Dancers *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $17
      Join MC Chink Daddy (Dave Jung), cultural terrorist Kate Rigg and the super-fly Chink-o-Rama dancer girls for

      a holiday pu-pu platter of brand new songs and sketches (like "The Charlie Chaniels Band" previewing from their new show Chink-o-Rama 2: Year of the Chink Daddy), alongside Chink-o-Rama classics enjoyed by irreverently rabid fans of all chink all the time. Special guest appearance by trip-hop/spoken word duo "Slanty Eyed Mama."

      Friday, Dec 20 * Jungli/Shrine for the Black Madonna *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Black Tea: A Concert in Tongues presents a new live music showcase honoring forces passionate, compelling and eternal with two of New York 's most captivating bands.

      Rocker-rapper-activist Tasneem A. Nanji is Jungli, "the health food of the music industry."  Destined to leave her mark on the world through a love for music and art, Jungli is original in thought, creativity and sound.  Her live show has been heralded "a precious gem." www.junglimusic.com
      Shrine for the Black Madonna creates magic-apocalypse love songs: eerie, explosive and shimmering with melodies.  Invokes elements of acid-pop, dub, African metal and Latin percussion.  "Atomic weight between 186.2 and 190.2...soars like lark's tongue." - Village Voice


      Friday, Dec 20 * Imani Uzuri Featuring Marvin Sewell with Special Guest Graham Haynes *
      Show(s) at 9:30 pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Celebrate the winter soul-stice and holiday season with underground phenomenon Imani Uzuri, a spiritual, soulful vocalist, reminiscent of Nina Simone for the age of electronica. Blues meats broken beat, with a band that includes guitarist Marvin Sewell (Cassandra Wilson), cornetist Graham Haynes, Dj Val Jeanty and cellist Nioka Workman. Imani has collaborated with the likes of keyboard legend Herbie Hancock, rapper Talib Kweli, drum-n-bass pioneers 4-Hero, Philly-based producer/Dj King Britt and London producer Tony Wah-Chu-Ku of Attica Blues. "Local drum n soul sensation Imani Uzuri [is] a commanding singer who performs soulful electronica...[she] never fails to mesmerize audiences with her narcotic blend of...ethereal sounds." - Time Out New York

      Saturday, Dec 21 * Antony and the Johnsons *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/Cash, Price $20
      Antony and the Johnsons present chamber cabaret in darkest blue, creating music that is highly dramatic, emotional, and lyrical. Compared to everyone from Nina Simone to Lotte Lenya, Antony 's voice is hauntingly evocative. The Johnsons, an ensemble featuring a string trio, piano, bass and drums, lay a foundation of lush yet minimal orchestral arrangements. "Listening to Antony 's voice is like hearing Elvis for the first time, two words and he has broken your heart, it is the most exquisite thing that you will hear in your life." Laurie Anderson

      Saturday, Dec 21 * The Glamazons: Jiggle Belles *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      'Tis the season, and what better way to celebrate than with THE GLAMAZONS?

      Big, Beautiful, Bodacious, Bountiful, Bawdy Burlesque Babes Burst into Joe's Pub with their holiday show JIGGLE BELLES. You'll hear their naughty versions of Christmas classics as they rock, tap, hula and shake the night away. You won't be able to get enough of these holiday presents, unwrapped just for you! www.glamazongirls.com

      Sunday, Dec 22 *
      Greg Naughton & the Stark Naked Sole / Julia Greenberg *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 advance/$15 at door
      Up-and-coming NY singer-songwriter Greg Naughton plays his soul-infused, roots-rock pop songs in an act that the New York Resident called one of the "Best 10 Shows of 2001. . . and one of New York 's best kept secrets." But don't expect the secret to last, as Greg's debut CD is attracting attention far from New York: "This season's strongest contender for rookie of the year" -Canada's 'National Post' ;"A rough-and-tumble folk-rock gem...Naughton is a magnetic writer & performer."-Performing Songwriter. www.gregnaughton.com  Julia Greenberg, most recently seen at Joe's Pub in "People Are Wrong", the quirkily brilliant musical she co-wrote, can trace her musical roots back to her grandfather Leo, who was a singer for the Ziegfeld Follies, and who married Esther to form a husband and wife vaudeville act. Born and raised on the then still pure Avenue A, Julia soaked in the music around her: from her grandparent's nightclub jazz to her older sister's Cars and Blondie albums to the labor union anthems her hippie counselors at her lefty summer camp used to teach her how to play guitar. "Her roots pop style is similar to Sheryl Crow, but with a more accessible and witty edge. When she plays with a band its all out rock...Like Shelby Lynne's her music has a slight country flavor and a lot of attitude."-New York Times
      www.peoplearewrong.net www.cropduster.com/juliagreenberg

      Sunday, Dec 22 * Emeline Michel *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Celebrate a Kreyol Christmas with lush, sophisticated, modern Haitian music from Emeline Michel, the nation's leading female singer, songwriter, record producer and bandleader. Emphasizing conscious lyrics and a broad palette of musical influences, including the Haitian compas, twoubadou and rara styles along with jazz, rock, bossa nova and samba, Emeline will play selections from her latest CD "Cordes et Ame" (Strings and Soul), which received Haiti's "Musique En Folie" awards for Best Haitian Album and Best Production for the year 2000. emelinemichel.homestead.com/home.html

      Monday, Dec 23 * Metropolitan Klezmer *
      Show(s) at 7:30 , Tickets by: Reso/Cash, Price $12
      Formed in 1994 as a collaborative adventure bringing together World Music and downtown virtuosos exploring Yiddish music with roots from all over the map, the vibrant Metropolitan Klezmer updates source material ranging from vintage soundtracks to underworld ditties to tenement wedding traditionals.

      These "modern-day purveyors of time-honored traditions" will perform old faves as well as previews from their upcoming third CD. "With influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown, Metropolitan Klezmer interprets aged Yiddish favorites with a mixture of tradition and irreverence... Led by percussionist Eve Sicular, the NYC-based eight-piece produces a sound that is not only exuberantly eclectic but also very danceable." -- flavorpill.net

      Monday, Dec 23 * Earthdriver *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Earthdriver is a union of countless influences and philosophies. Anything
      passionate is welcome into the crucible - from West African rhythms, to four on the floor funk grooves, to North African style chants in Spanish, to distorted rock, to campfire folk, to bubble gum pop, to Anthony Braxton inspired feedback. Earthdriver's music is the soundtrack to a growing social movement that is both political and highly personal. Featuring Jeremiah Hosea Landes (James Blood Ulmer/Gigi) - bass, Swiss Chris (Mos Def/Slick Rick) - drums, Ryan Waters (Sade), Kirk Douglass (Burnt Sugar/Imani Uzuri) - guitars, Mark Lesero and Bemshe - vocals, Oja - turntables/samples, Blu - painting, and special guests. www.earthdriver.org

      Thursday, Dec 26 * Common Rotation *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Common Rotation is a pop folk band with an alternative to the perpetual boredom.

      Combined with a theatrical stage show, their brand of intelligent eclectic acoustic guitar-driven pop music is enough to throw the forces of nature in reverse and gather a devoted audience. Fronted by Eric Kufs and Adam Busch (perhaps better known as " Warren " from TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), the group channel Simon & Garfunkel for a new era. Although they now reside in Los Angeles , they paid their dues honing their craft in the thriving New York folk scene. Anyone that has been fortunate enough to spend time with Common Rotation will attest to the band's enormously energetic live show. "...a lyric-driven, Barenaked-Ladies-meets-Phish vibe with fast-moving songs..." --Newsday www.commonrotation.com

      Thursday, Dec 26 * Groove Collective *
      Show(s) at 9:30 pM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Part social experiment, part musical experience, Groove Collective has been transcending categories for nearly a decade, with one goal in mind: to move listeners' minds and feet. Long before the term "jam band" hit the scene, this crew of New York City-based stylistic adventurers was laying down grooves that buzzed with funk, jazz, house, Latin and every party-inducing sound in between. Jam? These guys helped shape the modern definition. Come check out the streamlined collective: Jay Rodriquez - saxes and flutes, Barney McCall - keyboards, Jonathan Maron - bass, Genji Siraisi - drums, Chris Theberge - percussion. www.groovecollective.com

      Friday, Dec 27 * Metro Area-Live *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 advance $15 at door
      Hot on the heels of their new album, Metro Area makes their first live NYC performances since their memorable summer debut at PS1/MoMA.

      Metro Area's Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani sum their myriad influences into a dynamic, vibrant dance music mix that All Music calls "some of the most colorful, deep-feeling, melodic and simplistic-yet-full-sounding dance music of the time that will no doubt translate decades ahead...pays tribute to the bygone glory days of '70s and '80s boogie, old-school R&B, disco and house; all the while keeping this timeless melting pot fresh with a modern edge that has skillfully avoided any trends that have coincided with the duo's existence."  "[Not just danceable and listenable; it's instructive too...[they give] listeners old sounds and a new way to hear them." - New York Times www.environrecords.com

      Saturday, Dec 28 * Mort Sahl *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      If ever there was a call for a true American original, that time is now. Lauded for his fearless brand of political
      satire and incisive view of the human condition, Mort Sahl makes a return appearance to Joe's Pub. As George Bush Sr. once projected 'Mort's the thinking man's comedy' worldly wise and witty and always on the mark, Mort Sahl is not to be missed.

      Sunday, Dec 29 * John Moran with Eva Müller *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by:Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      John Moran, author/composer such music-theater works as "Jack Benny", "The Manson Family" (w/ Iggy Pop), and "Book of the Dead/2nd Ave " (w/ Uma Thurman, at The Public Theater) teams up with German born actress and dancer Eva Müller to present an evening of excerpts from many of his works.

      A protégé of Philip Glass, Moran earns ecstatic accolades from the press, including the NY Times:  "Phenomenally imaginative!" and the Boston Globe: "Moran is a modern day Mozart."  Following recent smash performances in Brooklyn , which inspired Time Out to rave "This one-hour show reaffirms Moran's reputation as one of the most important figures in the avant-garde scene," Moran and Müller promise new and different material as a treat for their devoted fans. 
      www.JohnandEva.com

      Monday, Dec 30 * Sandra St. Victor: 2nd Annual Pre-New Years Eve Bash *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 advance, $18 at door
      Sandra St. Victor, one of New York's favorite 'sanging sistas' returns for her first NYC show after a year working in Europe, to perform at one of her favorite haunts. Known for her work with rock soul group The Family Stand, as well as with such luminaries as Chaka Khan, Prince & Curtis Mayfield, Sandra's powerful live unit features Booker King, Scoota Warner, Albert
      Menendez and Danny Sadownick. Not to be missed! "The earthy soul vocalist/songwriter/producer...draws on her Ella Fitzgerald/Sarah Vaughan meets the Ohio Players/Sly Stone persona, to produce a moving, don't-categorize-me mix of R&B, jazz, gospel, pop, funk and rock." --Billboard Magazine www.sandrastvictor.com Presented in association with Sista Factory. www.sistafactory.com

      Tuesday, Dec 31 * Eartha Kitt *
      Show(s) at 8:00pm , Tickets by: Call 212-539-8778, Price $125
      What better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with a true legend of the stage and screen: the incomparable Eartha Kitt, in an intimate one-show-only appearance, with musical direction by Darryl Waters.

      "Now in her fifth decade of making men nervous, Eartha Kitt still electrifies audiences with her one of a kind persona, peppering her flirty set with gold-digging songs about champagne, stretch limos, and pearls," said the Associated Press.   "In an era when cabaret is mostly musty theater, Kitt's shows are fresh and vibrant - and increasingly being embraced by Gen-Xers."

      Thursday, Jan 2 * Compulsary Reading: Four new York Writers Bring in the New Year *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price Free
      Peter Nolan Smith, founder of the Trashy Intellectualism, reads about the Quincy Quarries, Destruction for the Sake of Fat People in Big Cars. Stefanie Fumo Classical explores modernism in this 3rd-class babylon . Bruce Benderson, author of User, Pretending to Say No, and Toward the New Decancence joyifies finding someplace like the old Times Square out in the Pacific Northwest of today. Jocko Weyland, skateboarding legend of the Answer is Never Tell a Tender Tale of Hard Rock Road Trips.

      Thursday, Jan 2 * Jolie FUEGO *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $10
      Vocalist Alice Smith and bassist/producer Maximina Juson are one of the most unique bands to come out of the downtown scene. Jolie FUEGO deliver a pretty fire that erupts into an inferno of 'Globetronic Soul' that brings an eclectic dynamism of original songs reflecting hip-hop, Far Eastern, reggae, rock, jazz and world beat rhythms. FEUGO not only impresses with the star talent of their vocalist and bassist but also moves people in a way that rocks and paves the way for a new generation.

      Friday, Jan 3 * Lil' Johnny Rivero & Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez with the LP Rumba Ensemble *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      An evening of intoxicating Rumba and hot Latin music celebrating the release of Montvale Rumba, the first production in 20 years by Latin Percussion founder Martin Cohen, with some of the world's most formidable master percussionists joining forces in the LP Rumba Ensemble.

      Conguero Lil' Johnny Rivero (one of the essential ingredients for the legendary Salsa band, La Sonora Pocena), and percussionist extraordinaire/singer/dancer Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez (winner of the prestigious International Thelonius Monk competition and member of Yerba Buena) capture the true essence of Afro-Cuban rumba, and give it a twist by invoking other intoxicating Latin folkloric rhythms from Puerto Rico, Venzeuela, Colombia and Brazil. The result are slow and steady burners, full of call/response, joyful choruses suggestive of African tribal culture, and explosive percussive exclamations. www.lpmusic.com

      Friday, Jan 3 * Hamell on Trial *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/Cash, Price $12
      Singer-songwriter, joke telling Hamell on Trial defies all musical categories. However, punk acoustic and anti-folk come close. With raw bold energy, Hamell on Trial, is a one man show that checks the pulse of the nation and gives out his rock-n-roll folk music straight to the heart.

      Saturday, Jan 4 * Roy Ayers *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $22
      Simply put...one of the greatest soul jazz artists ever makes his debut Joe's appearance. Roy Ayers and his vibes will take you on a journey through his classics which include 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine', 'Running Away', 'Love Will Bring Us Back Together' and 'Searching'.

      Sunday, Jan 5 * Dave's True Story / The Lascivious Biddies *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Best described as jazz-lounge with pop overtones, Dave's True Story (Dave Cantor, songwriter/guitarist and Kelly Flint, vocals) has built an impressive body of accomplishments since their formation in 1993. With two songs featured in the hit film Kissing Jessica Stein, this NYC-based indie band's 3 albums have sold over 50,000 copies, and counting. Flint uses her voice as a fine instrument and the result is a liquid, moody vocal flavor that transforms a room into a dreamlike state. She doesn't look or sound like anybody else. "A little disturbing, a little unnerving: Postmodern Lounge" --The New York Times www.davestruestory.com

      Sunday, Jan 5 * Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley*
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Married for five years, Broadway stars Marin Mazzie (three-time Tony nominee for Kiss Me, Kate, Passion and Ragtime) and Jason Danieley (Candide, The Full Monty) sing an evening of theatrical duets that depict wedlock and its challenges. "The couple's highly disciplined voices blend together beautifully, with Ms. Mazzie's ripened glamour sharpened by Mr. Danieley's tauter sound... [on their Sondheim medley] the singers' vocal stamina and theatrical prowess melded into a sustained dramatic statement about love and loss." - The New York Times

      Wednesday, Jan 8 * Kenny Vance and The Planotones *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $15
      Among today's great vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The Planotones have voices of original and inviting dimension. The group, Kenny Vance, Murray Weinstock, Angel Rissoff, Frenchy Fedieu and Johnny Gale redefine oldies with vocal authority and freshness. Their material is influenced by the music of the 50's and 60's, but they consistently bring a unique and musically sophisticated point of view. In this sense they are classicists, opening the eyes of a new generation to a rich historical musical style. With their cool and sultry musical approach, filtered
      through a Brooklyn vibe, they give a gift to those who are discovering them for the first time.

      Thursday, Jan 9 * Tutu *
      Show(s) at 7:00 pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 advance, $15 at door
      If you thirst for a straight-up shot of righteous soul music, then let Tutu fill your cup.

      This fresh-on-the-scene R&B singer recorded her songs this year with producer Lee Stone (Scarface, Pharoahe Monch) with a serious lineup of musicians that deliver a heavy dose of electric soul.  Tutu is also featured on 2 cuts on Pharaohe Monch's upcoming album for Rawkus/MCA Records.

      Thursday, Jan 9 *
      Gokh-Bi-System with Special Guest Toni Blackman/Opus Akoben *
      Show(s) at 9:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Gokh-bi System ("The Neighborhood System"), from Dakar , Senegal are part of a new wave of musicians and singers who are reclaiming the African roots of rap and hip-hop. Featured on the acclaimed "Africa Raps" compilation (Trikont) these urban griots blend traditional instrumentation with unique multi-language rhymes, addressing contemporary social issues, and have collaborated with Michael Franti (Spearhead), Tony Vacca and The Last Poets. They will be joined by the acclaimed freestyler Toni Blackman. "The voices knit as tightly as in a cappella singing. They are charismatic beyond belief..." - Daily Hampshire Gazette
      Hip-Hop scientists Opus Akoben's aim is experimentation; their music is a statement of sincerity in sound, content and performance. Veterans of Washington DC 's legendary Freestyle Union (co-founded by Toni Blackman), emcees Kokayi and Sub-Z elevate the rhyme with inventiveness and freedom, joined by DJ Ayce International. The emcees' innovative approach has led them to collaborations with progressive instrumentalists such as saxophonist Steve Coleman (in his Metrics ensemble) and pianists Omar Sosa and Andy Milne.  Their latest record Raw Life (Label Bleu) has been riding at the top of the French r&b/hip-hop charts with kindred true schoolers Blackalicious and J-Live. www.opusakoben.com

      Jan 10th, 11th and 12th * Habib Koite *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM ( 7:00 and 9:30 on the 10th), Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Malian guitar virtuoso Habib Koite has grown from being one of Africa 's best kept secrets to become one of the leading figures in contemporary world music. With one foot in the past and the other in the future, Habib Koite is an artist for a generation that has witnessed the breaking down of cultural barriers.

        Habib's deeply moving album Baro (Putumayo)  is filled with haunting melodies and virtuoso guitar playing swinging from Cuban-influenced grooves to ethereal and entrancing subtle Western influences. "His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar sound like a kora or ngoni." - New York Times

      Saturday, Jan 11 * An Evening of Sacred Music: Hassan Hakmoun and The Campbell Brothers *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Two traditions of sacred music come together in one inspirational evening.

      Drawing on an intensely spiritual and ancient tradition of trance and purification via rhythm and movement, Hassan Hakmoun, the master Gnawa musician from Morocco , infuses an Arabic influence with a West African sensibility. The driving, ecstasy-inducing rhythms of Hakmoun's sintir (a 3-stringed bass lute) and his soaring call-and-response vocals have been featured in collaboration with such artists as Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Don Cherry, Kronos Quartet and Pharaoh Sanders.  Masters of Sacred Steel, The Campbell Brothers have dazzled secular audiences playing incendiary and soul-stirring material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar. "Truly magnificent and moving. ...[Pedal steel guitarist Chuck] is the Jimi Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of the steel guitar..." raves Real Blues.   www.hassanhakmoun.com www.campbellbrothers.com

      Sunday, Jan 12 * Ethel & Burnt Sugar *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      This special shared bill for the Arts Presenters conference features two adventurous groups recently awarded prestigious DNA Project grants from Arts International, made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ethel has taken the new music world by storm with their 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet, featuring uptown and downtown performing stalwarts Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds, and Mary Rowell. The powerhouse ensemble, whose sizzling technique and top-flight classical training has been tapped by a who's who of music, from Steve Reich to Joe Jackson, have been acclaimed as "...a mighty amplified force, with style, breadth, power, chops, and rock 'n roll spirit." - Andante.com
      Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber is "the world's second fully improvisational acid funk band," bringing together a bevy of guitarists, keyboardists, percussionists and vocalists for exploratory groove-based group improvisations ranging from jazz-rock fusion to trip-hop, jungle and ambient house music. "Under the direction of guitarist, and bandleader ... Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar aptly summoned the spirits of chaos and order to sublime effect, unleashing a ferocious performance that left many listeners speechless and others cheering for more." -JazzTimes
      www.jazztimes.com/live_burnt_sugar.cfm

        www.ethelcentral.com www.artsinternational.org

      Monday, Jan 13 * Simon Shaheen: Qantara & The Near Eastern Music Ensemble Plays the Music of Mohammad Abdel Wahab and Umm Kalthoum *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $30
      Simon Shaheen, the premier Arab lute virtuoso in this country, has mastered the musical traditions of two worlds, the Maiddle East and the West. In the first half of the program he will be joined by his ensemble Qantara which blends the music of the Middle East with Spanish and jazz influences.

      In the second half he and the Near Eastern Music Ensemble will perform Shaheen's arrangements from the repertoire of the most celebrated musical figures in the Arab world, Mohammad Abdel Wahab and Umm Kalthoum.  "He has coaxed the oud's elastic, syncopated sound across musica

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      Hi all, On this last night of 2002, I want to wish you all the best for a very Happy New Year. Thanks to those of you who came out for my last DJ gig with
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        Hi all,

        On this last night of 2002, I want to wish you all the best for a
        very Happy New Year.

        Thanks to those of you who came out for my last DJ gig with Burnt
        Suagar and Moisturizer at Galapagos - it was so much fun, we're
        looking at trying to get another gig together set up for some time in
        Feb.

        For those of you who can't wait, I will be djing on New Years' Day
        night - this Wednesday, January 1 at 11 at Joe's Pub with DJ Rekha of
        Basement Bhangra/Mutiny/Bollywood Disco fame at her new weekly party
        called Beat Bazaar. Admit it, some of you are too jaded to go out on
        New Years's Eve, so this is a great chance to ring in the new year
        and extend that holiday week. And if you do go out New Years' Eve,
        it's a good way to shake off that hangover, and keep the party going.

        Lastly, those of you who have been on my list for a while may remember
        that I did music supervision for choreographer Wally Cardona on a
        piece called Trance Territories, featuring music provided by DJ $mall
        Change, which was part of the Joyce Theater's Altogether Different
        festival a few years back. Wally is an amazing choreographer who has
        been challenging the boundaries between the dance and the club world,
        and I am on the benefit committee for an upcoming run of his latest
        piece Morph: Live Remix at the Danspace Project at St. Mark's
        Church. Please consider buying a ticket – hope to see you there!

        Wally Cardona Quartet
        and the 2003 Benefit Committee invite you to a benefit performance of

        MORPH: Live Remix

        Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 7:30pm
        with reception immediately following the performance

        Tickets $50

        Danspace Project
        St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
        10th Sreet and Second Avenue

        RSVP by December 30 to JM at 212-375-8283 or
        Benefit2003@...

        make checks payable to WCV, Inc. and mail to
        WALLY CARDONA QUARTET
        140 Second Ave #501
        New York, NY 1003

        or purchase with credit card on line: www.wcvismorphing.org

        Tickets will be held at the door.

        2003 Benefit Committee

        Bill Bragin and Lisa Philp, Michael J. Amador, Christina D. Burnett*,
        Penelope Dannenberg, Greg Fuchs, Olga Garay, Hugh and Alissa Hsu
        Lynch*, Natasha Kaiser, Chris Klatell, Ralph Lemon, Yail Lustmann,
        Kate Mattingly, Michelle Moskowitz, Renata Petroni, Peter J. Pih,
        Florentino G. Reyes, Laurie Uprichard, Joan Voltz*, Martin Weschsler

        *WCV Board of Directors

        *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events****************
        Visit our website at: <http://www.JoesPub.com> http://www.JoesPub.com
        To be REMOVED from our list send email to:schedule@J...
        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 you can call 212-239-6200.
        Questions or comments please email us: schedule@J...
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        Tuesday, Dec 31 * Eartha Kitt *
        Show(s) at 8:00pm, Tickets by: Call 212-539-8778, Price $125
        What better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with a true legend of
        the stage and screen: the incomparable Eartha Kitt, in an intimate
        one-show-only appearance, with musical direction by Darryl Waters.
        "Now in her fifth decade of making men nervous, Eartha Kitt still
        electrifies audiences with her one of a kind persona, peppering her
        flirty set with gold-digging songs about champagne, stretch limos, and
        pearls," said the Associated Press. "In an era when cabaret is
        mostly
        musty theater, Kitt's shows are fresh and vibrant - and increasingly
        being embraced by Gen-Xers."

        Thursday, Jan 2 * Compulsary Reading: Four new York Writers Bring in
        the
        New Year *
        Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price Free
        Peter Nolan Smith, founder of the Trashy Intellectualism, reads about
        the Quincy Quarries, Destruction for the Sake of Fat People in Big
        Cars.
        Stefanie Fumo Classical explores modernism in this 3rd-class babylon.
        Bruce Benderson, author of User, Pretending to Say No, and Toward the
        New Decancence joyifies finding someplace like the old Times Square
        out
        in the Pacific Northwest of today. Jocko Weyland, skateboarding legend
        of the Answer is Never Tell a Tender Tale of Hard Rock Road Trips.

        Thursday, Jan 2 * Jolie FUEGO *
        Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $10
        Vocalist Alice Smith and bassist/producer Maximina Juson are one of
        the
        most unique bands to come out of the downtown scene. Jolie FUEGO
        deliver
        a pretty fire that erupts into an inferno of 'Globetronic Soul' that
        brings an eclectic dynamism of original songs reflecting hip-hop, Far
        Eastern, reggae, rock, jazz and world beat rhythms. FEUGO not only
        impresses with the star talent of their vocalist and bassist but also
        moves people in a way that rocks and paves the way for a new
        generation.

        Friday, Jan 3 * Lil' Johnny Rivero & Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez with the
        LP Rumba Ensemble *
        Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        An evening of intoxicating Rumba and hot Latin music celebrating the
        release of Montvale Rumba, the first production in 20 years by Latin
        Percussion founder Martin Cohen, with some of the world's most
        formidable master percussionists joining forces in the LP Rumba
        Ensemble.
        Conguero Lil' Johnny Rivero (one of the essential ingredients for the
        legendary Salsa band, La Sonora Pocena), and percussionist
        extraordinaire/singer/dancer Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez (winner of the
        prestigious International Thelonius Monk competition and member of
        Yerba
        Buena) capture the true essence of Afro-Cuban rumba, and give it a
        twist
        by invoking other intoxicating Latin folkloric rhythms from Puerto
        Rico,
        Venzeuela, Colombia and Brazil. The result are slow and steady
        burners,
        full of call/response, joyful choruses suggestive of African tribal
        culture, and explosive percussive exclamations. www.lpmusic.com

        Friday, Jan 3 * Hamell on Trial *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/Cash, Price $12
        Singer-songwriter, joke telling Hamell on Trial defies all musical
        categories. However, punk acoustic and anti-folk come close. With raw
        bold energy, Hamell on Trial, is a one man show that checks the pulse
        of
        the nation and gives out his rock-n-roll folk music straight to the
        heart.
        Saturday, Jan 4 * Roy Ayers *
        Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge,
        Price
        $22
        Simply put...one of the greatest soul jazz artists ever makes his
        debut
        Joe's appearance. Roy Ayers and his vibes will take you on a journey
        through his classics which include 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine',
        'Running Away', 'Love Will Bring Us Back Together' and 'Searching'.

        Sunday, Jan 5 * Dave's True Story / The Lascivious Biddies *
        Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
        Best described as jazz-lounge with pop overtones, Dave's True Story
        (Dave Cantor, songwriter/guitarist and Kelly Flint, vocals) has built
        an
        impressive body of accomplishments since their formation in 1993. With
        two songs featured in the hit film Kissing Jessica Stein, this NYC-
        based
        indie band's 3 albums have sold over 50,000 copies, and counting.
        Flint
        uses her voice as a fine instrument and the result is a liquid, moody
        vocal flavor that transforms a room into a dreamlike state. She
        doesn't
        look or sound like anybody else. "A little disturbing, a little
        unnerving: Postmodern Lounge" --The New York Times
        www.davestruestory.com

        Sunday, Jan 5 * Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley*
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
        Married for five years, Broadway stars Marin Mazzie (three-time Tony
        nominee for Kiss Me, Kate, Passion and Ragtime) and Jason Danieley
        (Candide, The Full Monty) sing an evening of theatrical duets that
        depict wedlock and its challenges. "The couple's highly disciplined
        voices blend together beautifully, with Ms. Mazzie's ripened glamour
        sharpened by Mr. Danieley's tauter sound... [on their Sondheim medley]
        the singers' vocal stamina and theatrical prowess melded into a
        sustained dramatic statement about love and loss." - The New York
        Times

        Wednesday, Jan 8 * Kenny Vance and The Planotones *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $15
        Among today's great vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The
        Planotones
        have voices of original and inviting dimension. The group, Kenny
        Vance,
        Murray Weinstock, Angel Rissoff, Frenchy Fedieu and Johnny Gale
        redefine
        oldies with vocal authority and freshness. Their material is
        influenced
        by the music of the 50's and 60's, but they consistently bring a
        unique
        and musically sophisticated point of view. In this sense they are
        classicists, opening the eyes of a new generation to a rich historical
        musical style. With their cool and sultry musical approach, filtered
        through a Brooklyn vibe, they give a gift to those who are discovering
        them for the first time.

        Thursday, Jan 9 * Tutu *
        Show(s) at 7:00 pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
        advance, $15 at door
        If you thirst for a straight-up shot of righteous soul music, then let
        Tutu fill your cup.
        This fresh-on-the-scene R&B singer recorded her songs this year with
        producer Lee Stone (Scarface, Pharoahe Monch) with a serious lineup of
        musicians that deliver a heavy dose of electric soul. Tutu is also
        featured on 2 cuts on Pharaohe Monch's upcoming album for Rawkus/MCA
        Records.

        Thursday, Jan 9 * Gokh-Bi-System with Special Guest Toni Blackman/Opus
        Akoben *
        Show(s) at 9:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        Gokh-bi System ("The Neighborhood System"), from Dakar, Senegal are
        part
        of a new wave of musicians and singers who are reclaiming the African
        roots of rap and hip-hop. Featured on the acclaimed "Africa Raps"
        compilation (Trikont) these urban griots blend traditional
        instrumentation with unique multi-language rhymes, addressing
        contemporary social issues, and have collaborated with Michael Franti
        (Spearhead), Tony Vacca and The Last Poets. They will be joined by the
        acclaimed freestyler Toni Blackman. "The voices knit as tightly as in
        a
        cappella singing. They are charismatic beyond belief..." - Daily
        Hampshire Gazette
        Hip-Hop scientists Opus Akoben's aim is experimentation; their music
        is
        a statement of sincerity in sound, content and performance. Veterans
        of
        Washington DC's legendary Freestyle Union (co-founded by Toni
        Blackman),
        emcees Kokayi and Sub-Z elevate the rhyme with inventiveness and
        freedom, joined by DJ Ayce International. The emcees' innovative
        approach has led them to collaborations with progressive
        instrumentalists such as saxophonist Steve Coleman (in his Metrics
        ensemble) and pianists Omar Sosa and Andy Milne. Their latest record
        Raw Life (Label Bleu) has been riding at the top of the French
        r&b/hip-hop charts with kindred true schoolers Blackalicious and J-
        Live.
        www.opusakoben.com
        Jan 10th, 11th and 12th * Habib Koite *
        Show(s) at 9:30 PM (7:00 and 9:30 on the 10th), Tickets by: Box Office
        and Telecharge, Price $20
        Malian guitar virtuoso Habib Koite has grown from being one of
        Africa's
        best kept secrets to become one of the leading figures in contemporary
        world music. With one foot in the past and the other in the future,
        Habib Koite is an artist for a generation that has witnessed the
        breaking down of cultural barriers.
        Habib's deeply moving album Baro (Putumayo) is filled with haunting
        melodies and virtuoso guitar playing swinging from Cuban-influenced
        grooves to ethereal and entrancing subtle Western influences. "His
        reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining
        rock
        and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar
        sound
        like a kora or ngoni." - New York Times
        Saturday, Jan 11 * An Evening of Sacred Music: Hassan Hakmoun and The
        Campbell Brothers *
        Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
        Two traditions of sacred music come together in one inspirational
        evening.
        Drawing on an intensely spiritual and ancient tradition of trance and
        purification via rhythm and movement, Hassan Hakmoun, the master Gnawa
        musician from Morocco, infuses an Arabic influence with a West African
        sensibility. The driving, ecstasy-inducing rhythms of Hakmoun's sintir
        (a 3-stringed bass lute) and his soaring call-and-response vocals have
        been featured in collaboration with such artists as Peter Gabriel,
        Paula
        Cole, Don Cherry, Kronos Quartet and Pharaoh Sanders. Masters of
        Sacred
        Steel, The Campbell Brothers have dazzled secular audiences playing
        incendiary and soul-stirring material from the African-American
        Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling,
        wailing,
        shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar. "Truly
        magnificent and moving. ...[Pedal steel guitarist Chuck] is the Jimi
        Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of the steel guitar..." raves Real
        Blues. www.hassanhakmoun.com www.campbellbrothers.com
        Sunday, Jan 12 * Ethel & Burnt Sugar *
        Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        This special shared bill for the Arts Presenters conference features
        two
        adventurous groups recently awarded prestigious DNA Project grants
        from
        Arts International, made possible through the generous support of the
        Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ethel has taken the new music world by
        storm with their 21st-century realization of the classical string
        quartet, featuring uptown and downtown performing stalwarts Ralph
        Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds, and Mary Rowell. The powerhouse
        ensemble, whose sizzling technique and top-flight classical training
        has
        been tapped by a who's who of music, from Steve Reich to Joe Jackson,
        have been acclaimed as "...a mighty amplified force, with style,
        breadth, power, chops, and rock 'n roll spirit." - Andante.com
        Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber is "the world's second fully
        improvisational acid funk band," bringing together a bevy of
        guitarists,
        keyboardists, percussionists and vocalists for exploratory groove-
        based
        group improvisations ranging from jazz-rock fusion to trip-hop, jungle
        and ambient house music. "Under the direction of guitarist, and
        bandleader ... Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar aptly summoned the spirits of
        chaos and order to sublime effect, unleashing a ferocious performance
        that left many listeners speechless and others cheering for more."
        -JazzTimes
        www.jazztimes.com/live_burnt_sugar.cfm
        www.ethelcentral.com www.artsinternational.org
        Monday, Jan 13 * Simon Shaheen: Qantara & The Near Eastern Music
        Ensemble Plays the Music of Mohammad Abdel Wahab and Umm Kalthoum *
        Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $30
        Simon Shaheen, the premier Arab lute virtuoso in this country, has
        mastered the musical traditions of two worlds, the Maiddle East and
        the
        West. In the first half of the program he will be joined by his
        ensemble
        Qantara which blends the music of the Middle East with Spanish and
        jazz
        influences.
        In the second half he and the Near Eastern Music Ensemble will perform
        Shaheen's arrangements from the repertoire of the most celebrated
        musical figures in the Arab world, Mohammad Abdel Wahab and Umm
        Kalthoum. "He has coaxed the oud's elastic, syncopated sound across
        musical borders, from classical Arabic compositions to contemporary
        jazz
        fusion. He has stretched social boundaries, too, establishing himself
        as an important interpreter of Arab culture for Western audiences." -
        New York Times. Presented in association with World Music Institute
        and
        DE World Entertainment & Management. www.simonshaheen.com
        Monday, Jan 13 * Astrid Hadad *
        Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
        Mexican cabaret artist Astrid Hadad and her band Los Tarzanes
        intersect
        old-fashion cabaret singing and
        performance art. Outrageous costumes, love, politics, shopping,
        sacrilege & tequila are all on the agenda in this
        visually titillating show. Hadad's infused medleys of folkloric
        mexicano, opera, rock and blues are a study in
        contrasts.

        Monday, Jan 13 * Ute Lemper *
        Show(s) at 11:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
        The German cabaret legend, Broadway star and recording artist returns
        to
        Joe's Pub for a one-night-only late night
        sneak preview of her upcoming 2004 US Tour show, "All That Jazz,"
        featuring songs from Broadway and the
        classic international cabaret songbook of such composers as Kurt
        Weill,
        Jacques Brel and more.

        Tuesday, Jan 14 * Jill Sobule / Syd Straw *
        Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge,
        Price
        $15 advance, $20 at door
        A remarkable songwriter, Jill Sobule sings smart, funny and poignant
        pop
        songs that transcend being merely witty and clever to strike deep
        emotional chords, set to irresistible, well-crafted melodies.
        Her insightful songwriting and strong guitarwork have made her a
        favorite among musicians like Lloyd Cole (with whom she played in The
        Negatives), Don Henley, Warren Zevon and others. "Jill Sobule can
        claim
        her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last
        decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant ... grown-up
        music for an adolescent age." - New York Times Reclusive, yet
        friendly
        Syd Straw leaves her Vermont shack to head for the big city to
        test-drive some new songs and old favorites. Straw, who has sung with
        the celebrated Golden Palominos, been backed by The Skeletons, and
        collaborated with such artists as Rickie Lee Jones, Freedy Johnston,
        Marc Ribot, David Sanborn, and Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, has been acclaimed
        by All Music Guide as "...an enormously gifted vocalist and songwriter
        who has her own distinct musical vision...That vision is a rootsy one,
        with lots of country and blues influences." www.jillsobule.com |
        www.sydstraw.com
        Wednesday, Jan 15 * Danish Radio Big Band feat. Renee Rosnes & Jim
        McNeely *
        Show(s) at 7:00 Tickets by: Reservation Required, Price Free-Call
        212-539-8778
        The Danish Radio Big Band, one of the most critically acclaimed big
        bands in the world (they famously recorded with Miles Davis for his
        1989
        Aura release - the only big band music Miles recorded other than the
        Gil
        Evans material), will be teaming up with Canadian piano great Renee
        Rosnes (Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson) and 2002 Grammy nominated
        arranger/conductor Jim McNeely for a program consisting of Renee
        Rosnes
        compositions as well as some standards. Arrangements are by Renee
        Rosnes, Jim McNeely and Michael Mosner.
        This special event is FREE to the public; RSVP to 212.539.8778
        required.
        Thursday, Jan 16 * Rosey and Rhian Benson *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
        advance, $15 at door
        Rosey, playing in a stripped-down acoustic format, has been
        dubbed "the
        love child of Robert Plant and Rickie Lee Jones" by Entertainment
        Weekly
        when they named her as one of the "Summers' Hottest Singers" based on
        the success of her song "Love" (featured on the soundtrack to the film
        Bridget Jones Diary), and then on her debut album Dirty Child
        (Island/Def Jam) Rosey calls her diverse blend of music "urban rock 'n
        roll" and describes her influences as:
        "funk-blues-rock&roll-folk-hip-hop-pop-hindu-african-trip-hop-
        brazilian-
        cuban-jazzed out fusions-reggae-australian, sufi-klezmer-gypsy music,
        and torch song standards".
        Rhian (pronounced Ree-Ann) Benson is a new African/British artist
        with a
        unique blend of R&B/Soul, jazz and reggae, backed by an extraordinary
        5-piece band. She is currently recording her debut album,
        collaborating
        with producers James Poyser (Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Jill Scott) and
        Bob
        Power (Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, D'Angelo)
        www.islandrecords.com/rosey/home.las www.rhianbenson.com
        Jan 17 and Jan 18 * Colin Quinn *
        Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        An evening with Colin Quinn, straight from his brand new Comedy
        Central
        show, "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." The Saturday Night Live and
        off-Broadway veteran takes the stage for two special
        performances. "Like
        Jackie Mason and John Leguizamo before him, Quinn turns racial
        stereotypes into humorous anecdotes that keep the audience rolling."
        --UPI

        Friday, Jan 17 * Tom Burris & Regina Spektor *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        Known for impeccable song-craft and shows with an almost manic energy,
        singer-songwriter Tom Burris plays music from his recent release, For
        Sale (Tomato). Former leader of Boston cult faves Jabbering Trout,
        Tom's
        solo work showcases his rare lyrical control, musical inventiveness,
        and
        unique point of view, in hummable story songs about sailors and
        outlaws,
        farmers and pregnant teens. As Burris's producer John Alagia (Dave
        Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Folds Five), puts it: "Tom has the
        killer combo of beautiful, heartfelt songs delivered by a
        compassionate
        and compelling voice." Originally from Moscow, Downtown NYC songwriter
        and singer Regina Spektor can best be described as a punk chanson. She
        writes songs for piano and voice and is influenced by such diverse
        artists as Mozart, Bjork, Radiohead, Tom Waits and the Velvet
        Underground.
        www.tomburris.com | www.cdbaby.com/spektor2
        Saturday, Jan 18 * Barb Jungr-Sings Bob Dylan & Jacques Brel *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
        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 the works of two legendary songwriters with extraordinary
        passion
        and commitment. Returning after her acclaimed New York autumn debut
        for
        one night only - her only US performance!
        "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." - David Finkle - Backstage
        www.barbjungr.com
        Sunday, Jan 19 * Kate's Chink-O-Rama: Featuring the Chink-O-Rama
        Dancers
        *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $17
        Join MC Chink Daddy (Dave Jung), cultural terrorist Kate Rigg and the
        super-fly Chink-o-Rama dancer girls for a holiday pu-pu platter of
        brand
        new songs and sketches (like "The Charlie Chaniels Band", "Soon-Yi and
        Cher" previewing from their new show Chink-o-Rama 2: Year of the Chink
        Daddy), alongside Chink-o-Rama classics enjoyed by irreverently rabid
        fans of all chink all the time. Special guest appearance by
        triphop/spoken word duo Slanty Eyed Mama.

        Monday, Jan 20 * Akiko Yano *
        Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
        "Akiko Yano is a world class songwriter with a clear, gentle,
        wide-ranging voice. She is also an accomplished, endearing performer
        who
        might be a Japanese Carole King, Joni Mitchell, or Meredith Monk..." -
        -
        Jon Pareles - NY Times. Akiko Yano is one of the most famous people
        you
        never heard of. She has recorded with many of the world's great
        musicians, and has been a major star in Japan since she was 21. Akiko
        has continued to collaborate with some of the world's most reknowned
        musicians: Thomas Dolby, Pat Metheny, and The Chieftains (whose CDs
        include Akiko's songs and vocals), singing in both Japanese and
        English.
        Akiko is now an artist with EPIC/SONY records. "Yano's singing becomes
        so glued into her own spiritualized presentation of change that she
        stops sounding as though she's recording in Japanese..." --LA Weekly.

        Monday, Jan 20 * GNAC *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $10
        "GNAC" , is Mark Tranmer , a composer from Manchester. The name 'gnac'
        was taken from the Italo Calvino story 'Moon and Gnac' which can be
        found in the volume of short stories entitled 'marcovaldo'. since this
        story refers to a cognac factory it is reasonable to pronounce it
        'neeyak' but some people say 'guh-nac' and the odd person says 'gee
        nac'. GNAC is a participant of the NEEN movement, for which he wrote
        the
        music when Neen (www.neen.org) has been introduced to the public at
        the
        Gagosian Gallery in New York in June 2000. His melodies are extremely
        addictive : they will install themselves in your soul in the same way
        that a piece of software does to a computer. Here is his website for
        more info and sounds : http://www.marktranmer.com . For his Joe's pub
        performance , Mark Tranmer will be visually assisted by different Neen
        artists, including the Japanese Neenstar Mai Ueda (www.maiueda.com),
        different Neen artists, including the Japanese Neenstar Mai Ueda
        (www.maiueda.com), Miltos Manetas (www.manetas.com ) and Angelo
        Plessas
        (www.angeloplessas.com).

        Tuesday, Jan 21 * The New Jazz Composers Octet *
        Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
        From the hearty and swinging to calming and soft, with rich
        musicality,
        compelling craft and appealing spontaneity,
        The New Jazz Composers Octet is a decidedly contemporary ensemble that
        bravely and brilliantly looks back to jazz' golden era of the late-
        '50s
        and early- '60s. The band, which the New York Times called "the sound
        of
        the new jazz mainstream" and the Village Voice described as a "think
        tank that stretches hard bop's kind-of-unstretchable formula,"
        celebrates the release of "Walkin' the Line", featuring David
        Weiss-Trumpet, Myron Walden-Alto Sax, Jimmy Greene-Tenor Sax, Steve
        Davis-Trombone, Xavier Davis-Piano, Dwayne Burno-Bass, E.J.
        Strickland-Drums and special guests Craig Handy-Alto Sax and Nasheet
        Waits-Drums.
        Wednesday, Jan 22 * The Sea and Cake With The Aluminum Group Opening *
        Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge,
        Price
        $20
        After a three year absence with no new CD, The Sea and Cake mark a
        triumphant return with the release of 'Oui' and improve on their hard
        earned status of being Indie Rock Demi Gods by adding this new release
        to their wide and vibrant palette of sounds, tones, textures and
        songs.

        Thursday, Jan 23 * Rosey and Queen Esther *
        Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
        advance, $15 at door
        Rosey, playing in a stripped-down acoustic format, has been
        dubbed "the
        love child of Robert Plant and Rickie Lee Jones" by Entertainment
        Weekly
        when they named her as one of the "Summers' Hottest Singers" based on
        the success of her song "Love" (featured on the soundtrack to the film
        Bridget Jones Diary), and then on her debut album Dirty Child
        (Island/Def Jam) Rosey calls her diverse blend of music "urban rock 'n
        roll" and describes her influences as:
        "funk-blues-rock&roll-folk-hip-hop-pop-hindu-african-trip-hop-
        brazilian-
        cuban-jazzed out fusions-reggae-australian, sufi-klezmer-gypsy music,
        and torch song standards".
        Fresh from a lead role in George C. Wolfe's critically acclaimed new
        musical Harlem Song at the Apollo Theater, Queen Esther - solo
        performer/musician/vocalist - returns to Joe's Pub with a four-piece
        band to perform her newest songs, which have been described as "black
        hillbilly soul" -- guitar-based back-porch country-blues, with a
        sometimes decidedly urban feel. www.islandrecords.com/rosey/home.las
        <http://www.islandrecords.com/rosey/home.las> www.queen-esther.com
        Thursday, Jan 23 * Unitard: Showdown- War of the Words with Mike Albo,
        Nora Burns and David Ilku *
        Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
        Attention all Label whores, Social junkies, Party crashers, Gyms fags,
        Crystal freaks, Super models, Baby haters, and Press hounds: Unitard
        is
        back with a scathing collection of non-stop comic monologues and
        social
        commentary by Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku.

        Jan 24 and Jan 25 * The Chanteuse Club: Gail Ann Dorsey, Maggie Moore
        and Kate Pierson *
        Show(s) at 7:00 pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge,
        Price
        $20
        Making their New York City debut, The Chanteuse Club reunites after
        their sold-out upstate New York gigs last year with a rare acoustic
        evening of solo performances. The Chanteuses: Kate Pierson of the
        world
        famous pop group the B-52s, Gail Ann Dorsey, bassist and vocalist for
        David Bowie, and Maggie Moore of the hit Off-Broadway musical Hedwig
        and
        the Angry Inch, will create a rare, intimate acoustic evening of music
        together, accompanied by Rob Arthur on piano. Join the Chanteuses for
        what promises to be an unforgettable evening of songs performed by
        three
        very different artists, who each take their turn bringing you some of
        their favorite covers and originals ^ for four shows only.

        Sunday, Jan 26 * Lisa LeAnn and Terry Dean put on a Dance Show *
        Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15-
        On
        Sale Soon
        Lisa LeAnn & Terry Dean are back and bringing their act into
        Manhattan!
        They serve up a "hip, young, and ballsy" (Village Voice) WHAT-IS-UP in
        Downtown and Brooklyn modern dance, tonight's line-up includes: Katie
        Workum(smartset/ken nintzel),
        Leigh Garrett (fischerspooner/dddorvillier/smartset), Terry Dean
        Bartlett (STREB/Ringside), Stacy Dawson (Bessie Award-winner, in one
        of
        her final NY appearances), Brian Brooks Moving Company, Lisa Leann
        Dalton (ex-STREB, Big Apple Circus choreographer, Winner: 2002 Women's
        National Pro Rodeo Finals Bareback Broncs), DJ Signify(1200 Hobos) and
        additional surprises. "Lisa LeAnn & Terry Dean really have their
        finger
        on the pulse...six or seven short works, a whole palette of
        aesthetics... there's always a very physical, acrobatic, even
        dangerous
        element. It's exciting to be in the room. I hadn't felt that feeling
        about dance for a while" - The New York Times
        home.earthlink.net/~epist/DANCESHOW.html
        <http://home.earthlink.net/~epist/DANCESHOW.html>

        Shows that have just been put on sale:
        Renee Cologne on January 28th
        Rene Risque & The Art Lovers on January 28th
        Jen Chapin/ Judith Owen on January 29th
        Garland Jeffreys on January 31st
        People are Wrong on February 1st
        Gary Lucas with Min Xiao-Fen on February 3rd
        Noche Flamenca on February 5th through the 9th
        Stella Chiweshe: Queen of Mbira-Solo on February 10th
        Wenzel Sings Woody Guthrie: Ticky Tock on February 11ths
        Tammy Faye Starlite: Used Country Female CD Release on February 13th
        Junior: Postcards From Australia on February 18th
        American Composers Orchestra Presents Randall Woolf on February 21st
        Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough: Who's on First on March 6th through
        8th
        The Waifs on April 4th
        Fred Hersch and Norma Winstone Songs and Lullabyes on April 6th

        late night @ joe's pub...
        Doors at 11pm
        Thursday
        DJ Beverly Bond
        The queen of soul beverly bond spins her patented rare grooves and
        unreleased tracks at her urban music industry mixer.
        Friday
        Pure
        Big Ben and Kasper spin a mix of hip-hop, old school, and classics.
        This
        party is always live and loud till 4am.
        Saturday
        Decadence
        Brian Gefter, Michael Romer, and Adam Elzer of Gaslight Entertainment
        host Decadence with a rotating lineup of guest DJs spinning Hip-Hop
        and Classics. To book your party at at Decadence call 212-539-8778.
        Sunday
        Dub Supreme
        Dub Supreme with Brooklyn's own "Black Redemption Soundsystem"
        Featuring
        Ras Kush and Special Guests such as Jah Shaka will Select the Tracks
        and
        MC the Evening with Mike and Effects. Once you hear the beats, they
        can't be denied.
        Monday
        Holiday Party
        Come celebrate the Holiday with Margeaux Watson (music editor, Time
        Out)
        and Idris (HBO's The Wire) as they heat up this cold winter with a hot
        and sticky mix of irresistible Hip-Hop and seductive Soul.
        Tuesday
        Eclectric Ride with DJ Language and Belinda

        Wednesday
        BEAT BAZAAR
        with
        DJ REKHA AND ACIDOPHILUS
        spinning diasporic grooves from all over
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