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  • Bill Bragin
    Gonna keep it short and sweet since we re late sending this out this week. Just don t forget to read closely and discover new shows just added - like another
    Message 1 of 68 , Apr 4, 2003
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      Gonna keep it short and sweet since we're late sending this out this week.
       
      Just don't forget to read closely and discover new shows just added - like another Issac Mizrahi show on April 13, folloiwng his recent sellout, and upcoming dates with Lloyd Cole, Sandra Bernhard, Linda Thompson, Stew (of the Negro Problem) who was amazing at Lincoln Center last night (for $45!!!!), Erin McKeown, Devendra Banhart, and the fastest rockinest Gypsy brass band on the planet, Fanfare Ciocarlia.  When the shows are sold out cause you waited too long to buy tix, don't forget you got advance notice....
       
      On the DJ front, I will be jding two nights at Southpaw on a bill with Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey and video artists Micro museum on April 27-28 - see below for details, and keep your eyes out for GlobeSonic on the orad in Miami at the TransAtlatic Festival in May, and at the Amsterdam Roots Festival in June, details coming soon.
       
       Beat the Donkey & Micro Museum Artists
      with DJ Acidophilus (GlobeSonic)  
       
      at Southpaw
      125 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope Brooklyn  (bet. Sterling &  St. John¹s Place)
      3 Shows Only:
      April 27 at 4 PM (Special Family Program) Adults $10, Kids under 16 Free with an Accompanying Adult
      April 27 at 9 PM and April 28 at 9 PM Adults $10
       
      Also check out my GlobeSonic brethren Sultan 32 and Derek Beres at events this week:
      4.6.03, 2-5 PM - FREE
      ARAB FAMILY DAY

      Sultan 32 at the Queens Museum of Art

      4.8.03, 8 PM
      Planet Magazine party @ Suba, 109 Ludlow St.
      Derek Beres will be spinning 8-11, Sultan32 from 11 to 2 at this scenester heaven for Planet Magazine (www.planet-mag.com), bringing global beat fusion to the forefront. Open to public 9 PM - 2 AM, $8.

      *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events****************
      Visit our website at: http://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 you can call 212-239-6200.
      Questions or comments please email us: schedule@...
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      Friday, Apr 4 * The Waifs *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Hailing from North Australia, The Waifs have traveled the wide brown land for the past 10 years singing their tales of apples, true hearts, mothers and occasionally ....love. Armed with acoustic guitars, honeyed harmonies and a blues harp, sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson together with guitarist Joshua Cunningham and their resident drummer and bass player perform with an infectious energy. In 2001, The Waifs took America's folk festivals by storm, earning rave reviews as the first Australian act ever to take the stage at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island:

      "The Waifs carried the momentum of a freight train with busted brakes!" - Providence Journal. In 2002. The Waifs released "Sink Or Swim" stateside to great acclaim. Their last Joe's Pub show sold out in advance.  Buy tix early. www.thewaifs.com.au

      Saturday, Apr 5 * Asylum Street Spankers *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in Advance $18 at Door
      Austin's Asylum Street Spankers believe the best music is funny, joyful, moving and adventurous. On their new album My Favorite Record (Spanks-a-lot/Bloodshot) they careen through rollicking rags, swinging country-blues, heartbreaking waltzes, and more. Performing with absolutely no amplification whatsoever, the Spankers electrify audienes with immense wit and skill, using old musical tools to create utterly modern music. "A National Treasure: audacious, genre-defying, good-time music of considerable substance." - Jazz Review
      Sunday, Apr 6 * Fred Hersch and Norma Winstone: Songs and Lullabyes *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The universally acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch returns to Joe's Pub with vocalist Norma Winstone, BBC's Vocalist of the Year (2001), performing a mix of standards as well as selections from their new release "Songs and Lullabyes" (Sunnyside) featuring music by Hersch and lyrics by Winstone. "Hersch's work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers," says The New Yorker. The Los Angeles Times calls Winstone's singing "a superb example of state-of-the-art, imaginative, virtually beyond-definition singing."
      www.fredhersch.com www.normawinstone.com  
       
      Sunday, Apr 6 * Gutbucket Movie Night *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Check out the great preview in current www.flavorpill.net! 
       Gutbucket's cartoon movie night takes Manhattan as the punk-jazz-kerzoom performs live, with film! This is no mere musical accompaniment in the style of the old silent films - this genre-destroying gang of shapeshifters mixes in dialogue from animation shorts and flaunts some acting skills as they dance and shout dialogue from the films they've musically re-written. For this performance, gutbucket will feature their re-scored versions of Nick Park's highly acclaimed and extremely wacky "Wallace and Gromit" series, just before taking them on the road to Europe - so catch them before they leave the continent. Some fans said that after seeing gutbucket's "Wallace and Gromit," they couldn't imagine seeing the films in their original form.

      Apr 7th, 21st and May 5th * The Petersons *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      The Petersons, described by The New York Times as "a hipster theater mock-rock group with a devoted following" return to Joe's Pub for three new engagements. The show-a unique blend of live music and irreverent satire (a situation-rock-comedy, if you will)-will delight even the most jaded sketch-comedy aficionado. The Petersons are Adam Stein, Keira Naughton, Matt
      Saldivar, Evan Robertson and Pete Simpson, and they promise to come prepared with a completely new show and special guest each night. Previous guests include Tony Award winners James Naughton and Robert Sean Leonard, Emmy Award nominee Michael C. Hall, cabaret phenomenon Rene Risque, singer/songwriter Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing), and more. Come visit The Petersons-the door's always open. "One of the funniest, most original shows in town"- Time Out New York www.petersonic.com Two special discounts available at box office only: See all 3 Petersons shows for $36, nearly 3 for the price of 2! OR On April 21, see The Petersons and Mrs. Peterson's brother Greg Naughton for only $22!

      Monday, Apr 7 * Andy Stochansky *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $12
      Critics are raving about Andy Stochansky's Five Star Motel, which reveals a richly melodic and ambient pop sound. Interview exclaims, "After years as Ani DiFranco's drummer, if there's any justice in this world, soon they'll be referring to DiFranco as his singer." Rolling Stone Online calls the tracks on Five Star Motel "simple, endearing and elegant songs deserving of repeated listening," and the Hartford Courant says, "Critics...would have little to complain about at all if pop music was always this genuine and beautiful." Tonight's solo-acoustic performance will feature material from the current release, Five Star Motel, as well as a preview of songs he's currently perfecting for a follow-up release in early 2004. www.andystochansky.com

      Apr 8th and 9th * Marc Maron : Decompostion *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      In an attempt to put some things to rest forever Marc Maron is going to break some things down and perhaps break down himself by the end of this show.

      Tuesday, Apr 8 * Ben Taylor Band *
      Show(s) at 9:30 pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $12
      Concise melody and emotive lyric paves one unique story after another with The Ben Taylor Band's remarkable debut album, Famous Among the Barns. Raised in a musical family (parents are Carly Simon and James Taylor), lead singer/songwriter Ben Taylor was immersed in music from an early age. The Band's main inspiration is from "everyday happenings": emotions, relationships, even the glory of the great outdoors that surrounds them. The songs are an eclectic mix of moods and definitive moments in time. The Ben Taylor Band's sound is genre defying as Larry explains, "It's extremely difficult to categorize our sound: it's part pop, part rock-and-roll, part folk. But honestly, it's like nothing I've been hearing out there lately-which is either a very good or a very bad thing." Taylor adds, "I couldn't be more proud to sound like either of my parents, physically or stylistically, this is who I am. But I am a different guy and I write different music." The Ben Taylor Band is poised to release their first album to retail stores in the Winter of 2003. "What we're looking forward to most is getting out there and touring around, meeting the masses," says Taylor. "Connecting with the audience-that's what it's all about."

      Wednesday, Apr 9 * Jenifer Jackson with Special Guests Phillips and Driver *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 
       
      Check out the great Jenifer Jackson album review in recent Time Out NY magazine! 
      Jenifer Jackson is a singer's singer and a writer's writer, that rare breed of performer who knows that emoting for the sake of pyrotechnics has little to do with truly delivering a song. On her Bar/None debut, "So High", produced by Pat Sansone, Jenifer smolders and soars in a terrific mix of her own compositions, from finely crafted pop to '60s-flavored folk-rock with a surprising detour into Philly-style soul. Her band features a stellar lineup of musicians that includes Sansone on bass, plus long-time NYC compatriots Oren Bloedow (guitar) and Joey Barbato (piano/accordion), and drummer G. Wiz, fresh from New Orleans. Texan songstress Gretchen Phillips (known for her work with pioneering lezzie-rock combo Two Nice Girls) and David Driver (seen recently alongside Elvis Costello and Deborah Harry in "Fire At Keaton's Bar & Grill" and the Losers Lounge's "People Are Wrong!" at Joe's Pub) are Phillips&Driver. These unlikely musical soulmates -- and all-around awesome vocalists - mix country twang with cocktail swing as they tackle their favorite heartbreak tunes (by artists ranging from Jimmy Rodgers, Leonard Cohen, and the Scud Mountain Boys to Badfinger, Bad Company and Barry Manilow) on their debut recording "Togetherness" (Bar/None Records). www.jeniferjackson.com | www.Bar-None.com

      Apr 10th, 11th, and 12th * Jimmy Scott and The Jazz Expresions *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $30
      A dream comes true for Joe's Pub. Ever since the Pub opened its doors in 1998, we have wanted to present this great talent to our audiences. That time is here. Jimmy Scott, Billie Holiday's favorite singer and international jazz favorite brings his heartbreakingly fragile, eggshell vibrato, gleaming falsetto and languid floating style of jazz to Joe's Pub. Now in his late 70's this soulful swinger and his jazz combo conjures up songs that are not merely performed but lived in and creates a profoundly emotional experience that transfixes audiences and fleshes out a
      persuasive portrait of jazz mastery and storytelling. Scott is simply exquisite!

      Thursday, Apr 10 * Gordon Chambers with Special Guest Raul Midon *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in advance, $18 at Door
      With a discography that includes Whitney Houston, Angie Stone, Anita Baker and Aretha Franklin, Grammy-winning songwriter Gordon Chambers -- who "has everyone from Britney Spears to Marc Anthony clamoring for his lush arrangements and romantic lyrics," (Vibe) -- will perform "unplugged" versions of his hits and debut a new suite of pop-soul solo artist material. "Son of Stevie, Luther, Sarah, Betty, Little Jimmy. Son of jazz, soul, gospel; son of West African lullabye. Chambers makes his own groove with whatever music necessary." -- Village Voice
      Multi-instrumentalist Raul Midon straddles latin, pop & jazz, with a hair-raising, show-stopping voice and dazzling guitar technique. He toured with Shakira, was featured with Paquito D'Rivera, & sang background vocals on 60 records. He & his music are featured on DJ/Producer Louie Vega's upcoming record "Elements of Life." "Comparisons to Stevie Wonder may seem ridiculous but not when you're talking about Raul Midon," -- The Miami Herald. www.midon.com

      Friday, Apr 11 * Jody Watley: Midnight Lounge CD Release *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      After two decades of Grammy-winning, platinum-selling success as a solo artist and with the band Shalamar, The Queen of Cool Miss Jody Watley makes a very rare live band appearance to celebrate the release of her new album, Midnight Lounge (Avitone/Shanachie-Shinbone Alley). Thorughout her career, vocalist, writer and fashion icon Watley has remained a defiantly individual artist, refusing to conform to marketing trends and formulas, embracing R & B, dance, funk, jazz and house music. With its mix of house and downtempo grooves, "Midnight Lounge" represents a continuation of the timeless, organic fusion of soulful dance rhythms, Watley has explored the past few years. DJ Bill Coleman will spin to set the mood right. ww.jodywatley.net

      Saturday, Apr 12 * Brock Mumford *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      In preparation for the recording of a new CD, guitarist and songwriter Matt Munisteri and his swinging post-alt musette combo Brock Mumford will be presenting fresh re-workings of songs by the largely forgotten composer Willard Robison, as well as giving a sneak peek at new originals. The New Yorker calls Munisteri "a present day ironist, with a prewar (First World War that is) heart", and the band's recent CD "Love Story" is being described as "sounding like the Band's second album as written by Dave Frishberg", and "Glorious all the way through...this is fun, fun music that arrives as drifting fairy dust, but proves itself through peerless musicianship.". The Village Voice has declared that "bands like this are why you move to New York." <http://www.brockmumford.com/> www.brockmumford.comwww.brockmumford.com <http://www.brockmumford.com/>

      Sunday, Apr 13 * Isaac Mizrahi *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      "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 one special show . Featuring jazz pianist and rising star Ben Waltzer and his quintet, it's not something you can afford to miss. www.oxygen.com/isaac/

      Sunday, Apr 13 * Julia Murney *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in advance, $20 at door
      Julia Murney is a familiar face in New York Theatre. Her NYC credits include The Wild Party (Queenie), A Class Act (Felicia) and Time and Again (Kate Mancuso) for Manhattan Theatre Club; Crimes of the Heart (Chick Boyle) for Second Stage Theatre; Mata Hari (Pistolette et al.) at the York Theatre Company, as well as several workshops, readings and benefit concerts.

      Monday, Apr 14 * Dusty Springfield Day, NY *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:00 PM, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Dusty Springfield was undoubtedly England's Greatest Pop Vocalist with an extraordinary career that spanned 4 decades. This tribute to the legendary "Queen of Blue-Eyed Soul", is a benefit for Dusty's charity of choice, the Royal Marsden Hospital (www.royalmarsden.org) , where she was treated during her battle with breast cancer that finally claimed her life on March 2, 1999. Artists scheduled to perform include the legendary Kate Pierson of the B-52's, Canadian music legend Carole Pope (of Rough Trade), chanteuse extraordinaire Maggie Moore (Hedwig, Are you There God It's Me, Ann Margaret?) , downtown icon Brenda Bergman, British cabaret icon Andrew Abelson, upcoming vocalist Sammy Allen, and the 6'2" sultry, fire-headed siren Varla Jean Merman, and Betty, with musical direction by the talented Tracy Stark, and many more surprises. www.dustydaynyc.com

      Tuesday, Apr 15 * Morley with Special Guest Kaki King*
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by:Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Morley exudes radiance and warmth, with hints of mystery, intrigue, and hidden emotional undercurrents. Her cosmopolitan songs, heard on her recent CD Symphonic Sky, are simultaneously spiritual, sensual and down-to-earth, with a soulful, internationalist bent. "Morley creates modern soul music - cerebral lyrics, sultry grooves and vocal sophistication." -Elle
      www.morleymusic.org
      Thumping basslines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc on her audience and guitar. At 23, she is already a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions. Though her style and tunings are suggestive of Michael Hedges, Kaki is more about the L train than placid landscapes. www.rosebudus.com/king

      Tuesday, Apr 15 * Na2 with Special Guests N'Dambi and Karen Bernod and Other Soulful Surprises *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by:Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Sista Factory celebrates its 4th year anniversary with Na2 (pronounced nay-too), one of the music industry's best kept secrets, taking center stage and making his soul-piercing presence felt. A quintessential soul funkster with a refreshing, yet gritty sound he has provided background vocals and opened for well known and nationwide underground artists. "Na2 is an artist not only to be heard but to be felt. He?s sexy, sleek and smothered in soul." ~ BET.com Joining Na2 on stage will be sultry, soulful storyteller N'Dambi, whose rich voice resounds with a slow-burning blues simply not found in today's voices. Also appearing is singer Karen Bernod, whose voice The Chicago Tribune called "polished yet fiery... [it] reels you in gently and then leaves you wanting more and more as the intensity builds." www.Na2Music.com | www.sistafactory.com

      Wednesday, Apr 16 * Savina Yannatou & Primavera En Salonico *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      The extraordinary Greek vocalist Savina Yannatou and the group Primavera en Salonico offer an open sound without borders or labels, moving from simple songs to contemporary forms with an understated, almost laconic sensuality. With an exquisite interpretive capacity, Savina and the musicians find themselves like rope-dancers on the chord which connects the modal music of the East with the equivalent music of Western Europe, music of the Middle Ages and the popular polyphonies of the Mediterranean, even exploring the territory of collective free improvisation meeting modern jazz. Tonight she celebrates the release of the live CD Terra Nostra (ECM). "Yannatou is a chameleon; playful, sexy, and richly endowed with musical intelligence. She is an astonishing artist." - The Age (Melbourne)

      Thursday, Apr 17 * Paul Brill and Madeleine Peyroux *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      NYC-based singer/songwriter Paul Brill distills the essence of Americana and Pop, creating transcendant "Post-Country Heartache" music that is soulful and timeless, while remaining refreshingly modern. Brill celebrates the release of his latest CD, Sisters LP (Scarlet Shame Records), performingaz with his band, weaving a narrative amongst the sultry tones of pedal steel, guitars, strings, piano, and vocal harmony. ..."For those wondering, 'Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?', he's right here..." Billboard - Critic's Choice www.paulbrill.com After being discovered busking on the streets of Paris, NY-based Madeleine Peyroux debuted with a bewitching blend of jazz, folk, country and blues on her album "Dreamland" (Atlantic), which won acclaim for Peyroux's smoky passion, fresh songwriting and nuanced interpretations of classics made famous by Billie Holliday, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf and Bessie Smith with a sensual, and hauntingly laconic voice that evokes Lady Day herself. Playing with multi-instrumentalist, William Galison. Peyroux will perform songs from Dreamland, as well as new material to be recorded for her long anticipated second album. madeleinepeyroux.com.

      Thursday, Apr 17 * Rene Risque and The Art Lovers *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Sexy and outrageous rock & roll cabaret driven home by a misguided "international pop star, lover" whose provocative lyrics flaunt his lifestyle of extremes and boast of his luxuriously degenerate exploits. www.renerisque.com

      Friday, Apr 18 * Mia Rebel *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $20
      Mia Rebel is a singer/songwriter and a musician who has been described as tantilizing shiznic by the music
      industry. Mia is the voice over girl for ATT, A1 Steak Sauce and background vocalist for Phyllis Hymam, Teddy
      Riley and N'SYNC. Mia Rebel currently is touring the globe performing her new album, featuring the new single
      "She Says" from the Universal major motion film EMPIRE! starring John Leguziomo. The R&B singer teams up
      with Grammy award winning Richard Joseph and band memebers from Roberta Flack and George Benson.

      Friday, Apr 18 * Andrew Bird *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Reso/ cash, Price $12
      Celebrating the release of their new album, "Weather Systems" Andrew Bird performs with special guest Ben Hanna (Grandpa's Ghost).

      Saturday, Apr 19 * Susan Werner *
      Show(s) at 7:30 PM 9:30 PM, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Susan Werner is one on the most riveting performers on the acoustic circuit, with an expressive and powerful voice and remarkable talent as a pianist. Tonight's shows highlight her piano-based originals, which have been influenced by such American songbook masters as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The Boston Globe refers to Werner as "a talent with unlimited potential" while Philadelphia Magazine echoes that she has "a voice like an angel and enough charisma to make Radio City Music Hall feel like an intimate night club." www.susanwerner.com <http://www.susanwerner.com>

      Sunday, Apr 20th and 27th * Kate's Chink-O-Rama: Featuring The Chink-O-Rama Dancers *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm on the 20th and 9:30 Pm on the 27th , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $17
      Join MC Chink Daddy (Dave Jung), comic diva Kate Rigg, and the Chink-O-Rama Dancers for this legendary Nuyorasian comedy revue which packs a political wallop through wild satirical characters, rollicking song parodies and modern fly girl dancing funky urban asian style. New stuff includes: The Charlie Chaniels Band doing The Devil Went Down to Juilliard, My Boyfriend's Black, and korean b-girl MiRi Park breakin to Flower Drum Song.

      Sunday, Apr 20 * Pharaoh's Daughter *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 in Advance, $15 at Door
      The Village Voice offered up Basya Schechter's Pharaoh's Daughter as "the
      Best Middle East Peace Plan" for 2002. The Washington Post calls Pharaoh's
      Daughter "both hypnotic and charged." On stage, the band fuses Jewish,
      Middle Eastern, Indian, classical and jazz influences. Its roots are Basya's early work as singer/songwriter, her compelling voice, powerful musicianship and mesmerizing compositions. This Passover show on Easter Sunday will feature oud/guitar, string trio, recorders/woodwinds, zurna, upright bass, dumbek/percussions...and macaroons! Discover why Rhythm Magazine says about Pharaoh's Daughter.... "I want more of this band. Much more!" www.pharaohsdaughter.com/

      Monday, Apr 21 * Greg Naughton & The Stark Naked Sole *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      A magnetic writer & performer, NY up-and-comer Greg Naughton returns to Joe's Pub to lead his band through a soul-infused, roots-rock set of songs from his debut CD, Demogogue -- hailed by Performing Songwriter magazine as a "rough-and-tumble folk-rock gem." "Greg Naughton and his band are one of NY's best kept secrets... not for long" -The New York Resident www.gregnaughton.com Tickets for this show and "The Petersons" 7:00pm show can be purchased together for a special discount (Lead Peterson, "Mrs. Peterson," is Greg's sister, Keira Naughton).

      Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr 22 * Lloyd Cole *
      Show(s) at 7:00 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $22
      Called "one of the most articulate and acute songwriters of the postpunk era" (All Music Guide) Cole swept the UK with The Commotions in the mid '80's, followed by acclaimed solo records and singularly literate pop gems with his band The Negatives. For these shows, he makes an intimate solo appearance, sharing his sharp and insightful songwriting showcasing his heartfelt and cinematic songs about bittersweet love. His last shows at Joe's Pub sold out very quickly - don't delay. www.lloydcole.com

      Thursday, Apr 24 * John Epperson *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15 in Advance, $20 at Door
      JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH musically and anecdotally follows the oddball career of John Epperson -- The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka -- as Epperson plays the Joe's Pub piano and sings of a life that spans from a tiny town in Mississippi to American Ballet Theatre, from firetraps in the East Village to the runways of Paris, from the corporate boardrooms of Hollywood to his birthday, April 24, 2003! David Finkle, cabaret critic for "Backstage" says it's "a funny, often touching autobiographical revue!" Special lyrics by Tom Orr; Directed by Barry Kleinbort. www.lypsinka.com

      Thursday, Apr 24 * Evan Dando *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by:Sold-Out

      Friday, Apr 25 * Jen Chapin Band *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Jen Chapin creates a rich tapestry of deep grooves and spacious textures with some of NYC's finest jazzers, including husband Stephan Crump, whose "hip" bass playing forms the backbone of her critically acclaimed duo album Open Wide. Allaboutjazz.com has written: "Chapin delivers probing lyrics in a strong, endearing voice; on stage she's remarkably at ease...the songs are simple, with absorbing frameworks that shine a light on the masterful subtlety of each player." "Like [Cassandra] Wilson, Chapin has one of those voices with which you could easily fall in love, a voice with which you want to curl up and get cozy..." - The Berkshire Eagle www.jenchapin.com

      Friday, Apr 25 * Daphne Rubin-Vega *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Fresh off her run at The Public Theater in Pulitzer Prizewinner Suzan-Lori Park's Fucking A, Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT, The Rocky Horror Show, Free to Be You and Me) returns to Joe's Pub to rock out with her excellent band. Join us in welcoming back a Pub favorite. http://www.daphnerubin-vega.com

      Saturday, Apr 26 * Omar Sosa Trio *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm 9:30 Pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      There's an invigorating new jazz sound coming from Cuba, a music of great virtuosity and innovation drawing on a wide range of musical tradition - from Latin jazz to straight-ahead to European classical music, and it's leading
      ambassador is composer and pianist Omar Sosa. His impressionistic music encompasses cha-cha grooves and Monkish phrases, Yoruba chants, hip-hop beats and rhapsodic melodies. The award-winning Cuban composer and pianist brings the economy of a Thelonious Monk and the melodic richness of a Keith Jarrett to the rhythmic power of Afro-Cuban music. You might say modern, urban music with a Latin jazz heart. The North Sea Jazz Festival remarked last year that Omar "will be ranked among the great wizards of the keyboard, with Chick Corea and George Duke." And Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, states: "World Music has been around for a long time now, but nobody embodies it better than Omar Sosa."

      Sunday, Apr 27 * Jay-Jay Johanson *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Swedish import Jay-Jay Johanson's jazz-trained, art-damaged electronic melancholy is about to be what everyone in the music world will be talking about in 2003. Like Chet Baker crooning over Bjork's string arrangements and Portishead's broken, tripped-out beats, Jay-Jay writes melodies you can't believe you haven't heard before but which stay with you like your best friend after the big breakup. Glitchy electronic music has never been this satisfying, this approachable, this enjoyable. Already enjoying a certified European hit with album "Antenna," Jay-Jay now brings his emotive electronic music stateside. "Imagine the perfect male counterpoint to Bjork's 'Vespertine,' an absolute stunner!" -Other Music, NYC

      Wednesday, Apr 30 * Josh Ritter with Special Guest Nellie McKay *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $10
      Details magazine's "Next Big Thing" Josh Ritter's songs are a rare gift of natural, intuitive beauty, praised for their beautifully spare, timeless songwriting and winning comparisons to Nick Drake, Will Oldham, and Ron Sexsmith. "Not that Dylan, Springsteen, and Van Zandt (Townes, that is) comparisons should be bandied about freely, but the 25 year-old Idaho-born
      Josh Ritter is one of those rare performers who can bend genres into a seamless wonder without giving much thought to the whole process...'Golden Age of Radio' is damn near perfect." - San Francisco Bay Guardian www.joshritter.com
      Wunderkind Nellie McKay has been called one of New York's most intriguing performers, quickly becoming a growing cult sensation for quirky songs steeped in the classic pop of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building, filtered through a post-Eminem sensibility. Time Out NY raves that McKay "infiltrates her material with a roguish lyrical bite reminiscent of Randy Newman. She is a dynamite piano player and a pitch-perfect vocalist and has a stage presence akin to a giggly Doris Day."
      http://www.antifolk.net/artists/nelliemckay/

      Wednesday, Apr 30 * Postdata Featuring Ivan Banavides & DJ Nova Plus Pre-Show Set by DJ Gato *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Featuring singer, songwriter and producer Ivan Benavides, the former frontman of psycho-tropical funk outfit Bloque and co-producer/writer for electro Latino pioneers Sidestepper, and DJ Nova (King Chango, Om), Postdata doesn't simply blend Latin music and new trends; it uses them as springboards into a wild, prismatic world of sound, breaking the boundaries between genres. The evening will also feature Colombia's DJ Gato spinning her own blend of deep house & electroclash. "Ivan Benavides is a front man who radiates charisma, sarcasm and urgency" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

      Thursday, May 1 * Polygraph Lounge *
      Show(s) at 7:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      With the smell of an off-Broadway run and a potential CD release in the air, Polygraph Lounge returns to Joe's Pub for an evening of "Smorgasmusic" including nose flutes for all and the incomparable Melissa Fathman. Plundering the common cultural currency of yesterday, today and tomorrow, P-Lounge geniuses Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart specialize in anarchic musical hilarity. "Once their mischievous, hyperactive creativity gets loose, there's no stopping it" raved The New York Times "Two highly sought-after pop-to-jazz-to-20th-century-experimental sessionmen go all Spike Jones and/or Weird Al on your fanny with puns decipherable only by scholars equally versed in Ornette, Iron Butterfly, the muckamuck European tradition, Alvin and the Chipmunks? testicles, and Moby Dick~using didgeridoos, theremins, car alarms, and OEwhirlee-copters? no less," The
      Village Voice tries to explain. www.polygraphlounge.com

      Thursday, May 1 * Alison Brown *
      Show(s) at 9:30 , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Alison Brown's style of jazz, classical, pop, folk, and latin mix is a true ground breaker, opening up new vistas for the banjo which was once associated with "pickin' and grinnin'". Brown and her quartet take quantum leaps beyond traditional bluegrass with a sound that is an ear opening pleasure.

      Friday, May 2 * Laptop: Don't Try This at Home-- CD Release & Screenplay Reading *
      Show(s) at 4:30 PM 7:30 PM, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12 in Advance, $15 at Door
      With his new all-female band, the irreverent Laptop (a.k.a. Jesse Hartman) will perform his ironic electrorock and wonderfully twisted pop tales that melt-in-your-mouth at a release party for his new CD, Don't Try This At Home (Gammon Records). Laptop's latest disk is anything but floppy - revelling in the realms of ex-girlfriend exorcism, music business detestation and snapshots of scathing city cynicism. It may sound heartless but it's also hilarious. As Time Out London recently put it, "Jesse Hartman's (Laptop) wry, New-Wave-meets disco songs are a punky, post-modern delight: gleeful, geeky and very, very chic."
      Prior to the CD release party, Hartman, also an award winning filmmaker, will direct the first public reading of his new screenplay (co-written with Greg Takoudes), also entitled Don't Try This At Home (a cheeky, conceptual companion to the CD), by a fantastic cast with additional music by Laptop. Don't Try, the film, is a dark comedy about an 18 year-old musician, desperately searching for a way out of suburbia, who thinks he's found the answer in a fallen New-Wave idol that takes him under his wing. He couldn't be more wrong, or could he? www.laptopic.com

      Friday, May 2 * Kelli Sae CD Release *
      Show(s) at 9:30 Pm , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      "Sae it's so!" The powerfully soulful Kelli Sae returns to New York with a special performance celebrating the release of her new album, HEROINE (OGW Entertainment). Wonderfully sultry and startlingly gritty vocals lace Sae's deeply soulful R&B dance grooves, pulsating latin beats and heart wrenching ballads into an experience that demands your attention. As lead singer for internationally successful bands Incognito, Count Basic and Phillip Saisse Acoustic trio, singer/songwriter/producer Kelli Sae has created a signature sound that has reached millions around the world. For this show, Sae is joined by an 8-piece band to introduce HEROINE - pure and uncut. "The depth and realness of her performance and songwriting is undeniable and downright intoxicating. You're pulled into Sae's world within seconds..." -Billboard Magazine www.kellisae.com

      Saturday, May 3 * Victoria Hanna: Transletters *
      Show(s) at 9:30 PM , Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Defying definition, the inspired work of Jerusalem-based vocal artist Victoria Hanna depicts her ongoing experimentation with the vocal and conceptual boundaries of language. A Storahtelling Company project, TransLetters is an interdisciplinary artistic collaboration between Hanna, New York-based multimedia and installation artist Ori Kleiner and Integrated Media Artist Amichai Wolf, drummer Tamir Muskat and guest musicians. TransLetters is an experiment in deconstructing the Hebrew alphabet as an elemental code, exploring its mystical nature and relation to modern modes of communication. "Victoria Hanna is something else...she held the room rapt with her acrobatic voice at turns lovely haunting and frightening....." Time Out NY "Experimental vocalist Victoria Hanna blends deft vocal acrobatics with a sonic backdrop of electro hebrew trance..dazzling n.y.c.audiances with her cabaret shows.." Paper magazine Supported by the New York - Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission www.storahtelling.org

      Sunday, May 4 * Turtle Island String Quartet *
      Show(s) at 7:00 PM 9:30 PM, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Since its inception in 1985, Turtle Island String Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings, "stand[ing] tradition on its civilized ear." (People Magazine). Yo Yo Ma has proclaimed TISQ to be "a unified voice that truly breaks new ground - authentic and passionate - a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today." Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with 20th century American popular styles, redefining them with zest, imagination and brilliant technique. The journey has taken Turtle Island through forays into folk and bluegrass, swing, be-bop, classical Indian forms, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, bossa nova and salsa...a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals, blending adventurous ingredients to create an "American Vernacular" style of new textures and forms. "This group has set a standard beyond the reach of its few contemporaries...In the multifarious idiom they have all but invented, Turtle Island remains the ne plus ultra."~ The Los Angeles Times www.tisq.com

      Shows that have just been put on sale:
      Barbara Robinatte Moss and Linda St. John
      on May 7th
      Lucia Pulido
      on May 7th
      Bill Shannon "CrutchMaster": What is What Live
      on May 8th
      Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group: Pot Liquor
      on May 8th
      Orisha, Mambo to Hip-Hop: The Journey
      on May 9th
      Angela Johnson
      on May 10th
      Tamar-kali: Pseudo Acoustic Siren Songs
      on May 10th
      Keigwin Kabaret with Larry Keigwin & Friends: Mama's Boy!
      on May 11th
      The Civilians: Gone Missing
      on May 12th
      Jessy Moss
      on May 13th
      Will Power: A Benefit for Third Wave Foundation
      on May 13th
      Sandra Bernhard
      on May 14th through May 17th
      Julia Fordham
      on May 14th and 15th
      Sequitur: Power a Cabaret
      on May 18th
      LaChanze
      on May 19th and 26th
      An Evening with Linda Thompson Featuring John Doyle and Teddy Thompson
      on May 20th and 21st
      Stew (of the Negro Problem)
      on May 22nd
      The Scott Walker Songbook: David Driver Sings Scott Walker
      on May 29th
      Willem Breuker Kollektief
      on June 3rd and 4th
      Henry Threadgill
      on June 6th and 7th
      Erin McKeown: Grand CD Release
      on June 11th and 12th
      Devendra Banhart
      on June 14th
      Barb Jungr-Sings Bob Dylan & Jacques Brel
      on June 20th and 21
      Fanfare Ciocarlia
      on June 21st
      Rene Risque and The Art Lovers
      on June 25th
      Paris Combo
      on July 9th

      late night @ joe's pub...
      Doors at 11pm


      Thursday
      DJ Beverly Bond
      DJ Beverly Bond spinns an unforgettable set. Phenomenal guests such as Red Alert, ?uestlove, and Lord Finesse share the turntables always serving up a set of underground hip-hop, soul, and even an occasional house track to a music industry crowd.

      Friday
      Luv Pub

      It's a live and loud Friday crowd with DJ Danny O keeping the party flowing until 4am spinning a serious set with everything
      from Disco to Hip Hop.

      Saturday
      Decadence
      Brian Gefter and Michael Romer of Gaslight Entertainment host Decadence with a DJ Kasper spinning to a packed house. To book your party at Decadence call 212-539-8778.

      Sunday
      Dub Supreme
      Explorations in Dub continue with Selector Ras Kush and the Black Redemption Sound System bring the sound of roots combined with the most eclectic in roots steppers dubwise selections.

      Monday
      4/7 DON MCKENZIE
      Clavedon Entertainment presents this night of collaboration featuring Don McKenzie. This amazing lineup of artists includes Abby Dobson, Stori James, Apollo Heights, Jim Kelly, The Mike Fredo Band, Mike Ladd and others. DJ Knox Robinson will be taking a break as editor of The Fader to grace the 1's and 2's.

      4/12 Val Val
      Val Val, vocalist, artist, and rocker brings together this collaborative project sharing the stage with musicians, visual artists, and other phenomenal talents. This night will involve Ms. Wike, Mat Fieldes, Vic Thrill, and other fellow soldiers of bliss.

      Tuesday
      Eclectic Ride
      KYA Entertainment and Belinda Becker present Eclectic Ride. A night of soul samples and good beats featuring DJ's Reborn
      and King Life with unexpected live performances weekly. Past performers include Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Dead Prez, Alia Marie, Mums, and others.

      Wednesday
      New Wednesday Party!!!
      Pavan, Mike & Justin Show You How To SLOW YOUR ROLL
      Our Wednesday offering is a throwback to times when we didn?t use a velvet rope to measure all things fabulous. On our plate is a 70's inspired night of straight up rock & roll baby. With hometown bands on showcase each week, and DJ Mike Williams throwing down anything not Top 40, you might feel the need to put those cowboy boots to work. Cornerstone Records will be sponsoring the event once a month with a band off their industry sampler of signed and un-signed hype, the Cornerstone Player. The only thing a table reservation will get you is a bucket of beers, so Smirnoff Ice drinkers be warned.
      4/9: Tammany Hall/ Points West
      4/16: The Izzy's / SoundTrack


      Triple Treats
       
       Beat the Donkey & Micro Museum Artists
      with DJ Acidophilus (GlobeSonic)  
       
      at Southpaw
      125 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope Brooklyn  (bet. Sterling &  St. John¹s Place)
      3 Shows Only:
      April 27 at 4 PM (Special Family Program) Adults $10, Kids under 16 Free with an Accompanying Adult
      April 27 at 9 PM and April 28 at 9 PM Adults $10

      SOUTHPAW presents CYRO BAPTISTA'S Brazilian percussion ensemble BEAT THE DONKEY and WILLIAM and KATHLEEN LAZIZA, the founding inter-disciplinary artists of MICRO MUSEUM, will join forces at Brooklyn's SOUTHPAW at 125 Fifth Avenue (between Sterling and St. John's Place) in Park Slope for a special  family program on April 27 from 4 - 6 PM.   Free for kids under 16 with accompanying adult.   
       
      Additional shows on April 27 & 28 at 9 PM. Admission $10.  DJ ACIDOPHILUS (GLOBESONIC) will carry on before and after the show.

      Southpaw is between Sterling and St. John's Place on 5th Avenue.  It is Brooklyn's newest and coolest 5,000 sq.ft. entertainment and music venue.  It is experimenting with high concept programming and has a full season of music and entertainment happening nearly every night. Take the M, N, & R trains to Union Street.   Jeremy Schonfeld, co-owner of Southpaw says, "These artists are collaborating for the first time and it promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears.  Plus families will love the special program we are designing as both a live extravaganza & a show and tell.   It is edu-tainment for kids of all ages.  Adults without youngsters are invited to attend the later shows for an additional sizzle with a capital S!  But whatever show people choose to come to -- I predict they will be energized and inspired."

      BEAT THE DONKEY is NYC's wild percussion, funk, samba, jazz, hip-hop and rock jam supergroup led by world famous, madman, Brazilian percussionist CYRO BAPTISTA (Sting, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Trey Anastasio of PHISH, Medeski Martin and Wood, John Zorn, etc.)  BTD is a torrid, unstoppable ensemble of drummers, percussionists, dancers, tap dancers, Capoeira performers, singers, a DJ, and exotically costumed players for a musical spectacle unlike any other.  Their CD was selected by New York Times critic Jon Pareles to be one the top 10 alternative CD's of 2002.  One music fan recently wrote "I had the absolute pleasure to see this band live...They have the power in form of music and transported me to magic moments the whole time the show lasted..."    More details about BEAT THE DONKEY at www.cyrobaptista.com

      William and Kathleen Laziza of Micro Museum are "industrial strength artists" (NY Newsday) working along with a network of diverse emerging and professional artists out of their interdisciplinary art center at 123 Smith Street since the mid 1980's.  Their art was selected by the New York Times to be the example of "Art of the Future" in their 2000 Millennium collectible edition.   They've produced original video, cyber, kinetic, sound, visual and performance art together for 26 years,  most notably as Downtown Community Television's first cyberartists in a live simultaneous broadcast and webcast called The Crystal Box.  Check out www.micromuseum.com

       Mixing in the live and active cultures,  Acidophilus, of the GlobeSonic collective, digs deep into the muddy swamps and hoists an antenna to the global satellite to bring the noise from Brazil and beyond. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/activecultures/ and www.globesonic.com

       Tickets may be purchased in advance at TICKETWEB at www.spsounds.com
      Digital pictures available anytime. (718) 797-3116
       
       

    • Bill Bragin
      I will sing to those who will listen. It is important to talk to the convinced. I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, Aren t you singing to
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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
         
        t/ 212.539.8512
        f/ 212.539.8505
        e/ bbragin@...
        www.joespub.com
         
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        to make music more intensely,
        more beautifully,
        more devotedly than ever before."

        Leonard Bernstein



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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
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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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        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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