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  • Bill Bragin
    Hey all, Been busy getting through a short work week, so hope some of you are still near your computers to get this, becuase tonight s African shows with
    Message 1 of 68 , Jul 3, 2003
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       Hey all,
      Been  busy getting through a short work week, so hope some of you are still near your computers to get this, becuase tonight's African shows with Stella Chiweshe and Ramata Diakite should really be treats.  And fans of world fusion will really enjoy Saturday's shows with Trio Noir and dancer Anna Pipayon (plus gooves by DJ Neva and later Senegalese jazz fusion by Abdou Mboup.
      We have some extra special world music initiatives coming up - some of the artists including Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man and Cuban vocalist Bobi Cespedes - were recently featured in the NY Times World Music hiughlights, but we have lots of other great artists, including a trio of Persian artists - Sussan Deyhim who last performed at the Lincoln Center Festival last year (with a band that includes Karsh Kale, Richard Horowitz and Living Colour's Will Calhoun), Haal, and Axiom of Choice; other African shows include Cesaria Evora's protege Fantcha, South Africa's Vusi Mahlasela with Madagascar's Solo Razaf; and some briliant cutting edge Latin alternative shows, including underground Argentinian sensation Juana Molina, Mexican chanteuse Ely Guerra in an intimate solo show, and Colombia's Postdata, featuring Ivan Benavides from Bloque and Sidestepper. And next week, as a lead in to Bastille Day, we welcome the return of the sultry, eclectic and swinging Paris Combo. And this Sunday, don't miss the special Dub Supreme Party with Russ D from Boomshakalaka Sound System.
      But don't think we've forgotten about other styles - we've got everything from Classical pianist Christopher O'Riley tackling the music of Radiohead (see the feature in the current Time Out NY) to the acclaimed pop cabaret Broadway stars Melissa Errico  Melba Moore (from the original cast of Hair) and Christy Baron, to comedian Rich Hall, to country star Deana Carter, to singer songwriter sensations Alexi Murdoch and Madeleine Peyroux (now with Gary Lucas also on the bill).
      Have a great 4th, and see you soon.
      Visit our website at: www.JoesPub.com
      Location: 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th St. & Astor Place.
      Take N train to Broadway & 8th St. or 6 train to Astor Place.
      For information & reservations please call 212.539.8778
      or, for Telecharge listed events you can call 212.239.6200.
      Joe's Pub Schedule of Events
      Thurs, July 3 * Stella Chiweshe & The Trio *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Stella Chiweshe, the undisputed mbira queen of Zimbabwe, follows-up her truly memorable solo performances at Joe's Pub last February with a not-to-be-missed band performance! "With her band, she blends mbira and marimba in pointillistic consonance in pieces that can be elaborately meditative or, when they're topped with her robust voice, full of joyful propulsion." says the New York Times. Chiweshe's soulful music moves from mourning to revolt, from suffering to spiritual prowess with songs of liberation, spiritual experience and social commentary. The mbira, or thumb piano, is traditionally used in Zimbabwe for music that summons spirits, and Chiweshe's delicate, but powerful playing, regal presence, and deep spiritual affinity to the mbira creates a transformative experience full of complexity and haunting beauty. "Plenty of artists claim to play "trance music," but Chiweshe delivers the genuine article. Portions of her repertoire come straight from the religious rituals of the Shona people, and audience members at her concerts have claimed spontaneous healings or visits from spirits in response to the beautiful melodies she coaxes from her mbira." --Amazon.com http://www.piranha.de/records/english/artists/art_stella.htm

      Thurs, July 3 * Ramata Diakite *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, Price $15
      Ramata Diakite hails from the Wassoulou region of Southern Mali and belongs to the younger group of musicians coming from this musically fertile region. Diakite's singing talent was discovered in a local choir group and she was quickly given concert experience on tours in France and Africa as a back up singer. In December 1995 she recorded and released a cassette of her music which became a best seller in Mali. Ramata Diakite now tours the world giving concerts of her own, and has performed with such acclaimed artists as Salif Keita and Taj Mahal.

      Fri, July 4 * Ian Moore *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Singer songwriter Ian Moore is a pop connoisseur gifted with soulful ethereal vocals and divine musicianship. Moore began playing violin at the age of 4. He was already touring in his teenage years when he played lead guitar for Joe Ely. Moore has released 5 critically acclaimed CD's in the past ten years and is currently preparing a live, solo and acoustic DVD with a companion studio CD titled "Luminarias". Seattle's music magazine, The Stranger calls Ian, "a stellar songwriter blessed with an absolutely stunning voice." www.ianmoore.com

      Sat, July 5 * Trio_Noir & Anna Pipoyan: Birthdaynoir *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $10
      Belly dancers, salsa, nu-jazz, oh my...!!! Benoir invites you to celebrate his annual birthday bash in style, premeiring TRIO_NOIR at Joe's Pub. Nu-works feature Michael Lawson's Hendrix/Coltrane style of electric violin/mandolin, Anna Pipoyan's fiery fusion dancing, and Monsieur Noir's saucy take on flamenco-jazz played on nylon string guitar. Drummers Mathew Baranello & Fred McCondichie are regulars with LAWSON/NOIR providing the spicy groove to their Santana rock, Afrobeat, and Dub explorations. DJ Neva sets it off spinning global Muzik for the Masses.

      Sat, July 5 * Abdou Mboup & Waakaw *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      One of the greatest hand percussionists in jazz, Afro Fuzion artist Abdou Mboup was born in the small town of Kebemer, Senegal to a griot family of oral historians and musicians. Abdou soon became a key figure in the development of the Mbalax style (Senegalese dance music) and in the early 1970's was the first musician to incorporate various traditional instruments into Senegalese popular music. Abdou has played, recorded and composed for Pharoah Sanders, Jean Luc Ponty, The Tom Tom Club, Joe Zawinul, Randy Weston, Angelique Kidjo, David Murray, Bill Laswell and more. Playing kora and percussion and singing in his native language, Wolof, Abdou will be joined by Miho Nobuzane (piano and vocals), Bruce Martin (keyboard, percussion and vocals), Darryl Hall (bass,vocals), Craig Rivers (saxophone) and Charles T. Hopkins (drums).

      Sun, July 6 * Tim Sullivan: Diary of a Songwriter *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20, $35 if purchased in conjunction with Heather Sullivan at 9:30pm
      Diary of a Songwriter is a musical journey that traces the roller-coaster career of a singer/songwriter from the plains of Oklahoma, to the bright lights of LA, to Nashville's music row. It's all about the music- how great songs get written, how they become part of who we are, and how they shape our lives, our loves, and our dreams. The ups and downs of songwriting that is funny, touching, and altogether captivating. With humor and insight, award-winning songwriter, Tim Sullivan, shows how a gifted artist creatively transforms life experiences into songs that have the power to delight the mind, comfort the soul, and provoke our deepest and best emotions. Sullivan is a master storyteller, a charismatic performer who has lived the stories he tells. His wit, his eye for the quirky detail, and his soaring tenor voice make Diary of a Songwriter a memorable and compelling evening of musical theater.

      Sun, July 6 * Heather Sullivan with special guest Robin Brooks Sullivan *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20, $35 if purchased in conjunction with Tim Sullivan at 7pm
      Heather Sullivan started playing piano and 'hearing' songs at the age of four. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Heather moved to LA and started playing gigs and met Ron Alan Cohen, Emmy Award winning producer and composer and they have been a team ever since. Her songs have been featured on HBO's Soprano's, CBS's That's Life and film including John John in The Sky starring Randy Travis, and Special Delivery starring Penny Marshall. She can also be heard on the compilation soundtrack Totally Adult with tracks by Linda Ronstadt and Shawn Mullins. Tonight Heather will be joined by special guest Robin Brooks Sullivan who recently released her first CD".
      Special event: 7/6 Black Redemption Sound of Praises and Dub Supreme present Russ D from The Disciples with Boomshackalacka Sound System. New York City is currently experiencing the electrifying waves of dub music, and the tradition of the Jamaican originated sound systems. The journey continues with Russ D from Boomshakalaka Sound. All blessed to participate will feel what has been moving the world and inspiring underground music of so many forms.


      Mon & Tues, July 7 & July 8 * Holly Cole *
      Shows at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Holly Cole imbues eclectic standards and songs with an uncanny combination of sensuality, innocence, originality and sheer musicality. She has been staking her own substantive claim to this timeless repertoire for the past thirteen years and has charted an career that has included six domestic gold and platinum albums (Canada) and one international gold album (Japan) featuring some of the most engaging vocal work in the world of contemporary pop and jazz. On stage, as anyone who has witnessed one of Cole's captivating, mercurial performances can testify, she's completely in her element. Holly has just put the finishing touches on her new album "Shade," based on jazz standards with a loose summer theme, marking a return to form from an artist that has truly defined jazz vocals to the popular music lover. www.hollycole.com

      Mon, July 7 * Maria Christensen *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Performing songs from her forthcoming CD, Maria Christensen is a powerful performer and a strong-voiced singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as Celine Dion, N'Sync and Jennifer Lopez. Formerly signed to A&M records, Christensen's music combines elements of rock, pop and R&B, and she'll be joined by a five-piece band (including a DJ). Billboard magazine remarked "This petite young woman vamps and belts with the bravado and earthy soul of a seasoned old-school diva." www.mariachristensen.com

      Tues, July 8 * Melissa Errico *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      A vocalist with superlative technique and interpretive power, Melissa Errico performs music from her debut cd "Blue Like That" (Manhattan Records/EMI), including original pop and soft-rock material by her brother Mike Errico, who will also accompany her on guitar and vocals, "new standards" by Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, and Billy Joel, as well as a jazz standard by Rodgers and Hart. Though her album is the fruition of a life-long dream, Errico already has an impressive showbiz pedigree including her Tony-nominated performance as the lead in Michel Legrand's Broadway musical "Amour". Other credits include: Broadway (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), film (Life or Something Like it) and TV (Ed, The Norm Show). "Melissa Errico is beautiful and has a beautiful voice: earthy at the bottom and effortlessly rising into an ethereal soprano, with a shimmering vibrato delicately applied; everything she sings sounds clean and pure...Working in that now well-known idiom of soft adult pop-rock-jazz-whatever, she has made a really gorgeous record, elegantly produced by Arif Mardin, whose Grammy for Norah Jones's debut CD helped call attention to his long line of hits...Errico shapes her material with real artistry and inward emotions." -New York Times www.melissaerrico.com

      Wed, July 9 * Paris Combo *
      Shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $22 in advance, $25 at door
      A retro-cabaret where Django's gypsy jazz meets blues, swing, flamenco and North African rhythms, Paris Combo's latest album, ATTRACTION (Ark21), is a gorgeous collage of musical styles that could only come from the cosmopolitan streets of contemporary Paris. Fronted by chanteuse, songwriter, and accordion player Belle du Berry, Paris Combo puts jazzy and sexy twist on the rootsy chanson tradition. "As seductive as midnight champagne in a Left Bank cabaret...Paris Combo has the chops, the wit, and the charm to do it all with the kind of style that can never be taught. -All Music Guide

      Thurs, July 10 * Christopher O'Riley plays Radiohead: True Love Waits *
      Shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $22 in advance, $25 at door
      Christopher O'Riley is an artist whose passion and understanding of the genius of Radiohead have led SONY Classical to release "True Love Waits," an album of his original solo piano transcriptions of some of Radiohead's greatest songs. "True Love Waits" features his unique re-imagining of this Brit prog-rock phenomenon's music and continues to demonstrate the articulate and insightful musicianship that he applies to his well-known interpretations of Stravinsky and Scriabin. Also the host of the popular public radio show, "From The Top," Christopher O'Riley's career demonstrates that relevance and classical music need not be anathema to each other. Last year's sold-out NY concert of this material at the Miller Theater inspired the NY Sun to write, "O'Riley has made a statement about what constitutes good serious music and why it needn't be commissioned by a symphony orchestra to deserve attention. [His] transcriptions proved that Radiohead can be as unfailingly moving for true compositional reasons as any working classical composer..." While Rolling Stone's 4-star review says, "With unblinking virtuosity, he captures the band's signature contradiction: encountering something exhilarating...and feeling simultaneously somehow unwell." www.christopheroriley.com

      Fri, July 11 * Citizen Cope *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, Price $20
      Former live keyboardist and dj for the Washington based group, Basehead, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope celebrates his debut solo LP on Dreamworks recorded with a shows representing a musical collage of character-driven story-telling cast in raw and rugged rythms bound to lasting melodies suggesting a variety of American music.

      Fri, July 11 * Richard Strange *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, Price $15
      The London-based art-punk, writer, actor, musician and adventurer Richard Strange is playing a rare show in New York City. Since his proto-punk band The Doctors of Madness first hit the headlines in 1975, Strange has worked in every field of the performing arts. In 1981 he recorded a live album at New York's hottest club, Hurrah!, for New York's hottest record label, Ze Records. As an actor he has worked on movies with Jack Nicholson Batman), Kevin Costner (Robin Hood) and Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York), and undertook a year-long world tour as a member of the cast of Hamlet, under the direction of the Russian maestro Yuri Lyubimov. Last year saw the UK publication of his memoir, "Strange- Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks" which details his thirty years at the hub of London's Pop Culture. The show at Joe's Pub promises a selection of songs old and new, readings from the book, and a few surprises. With friends like his, the guest list could be a long one. www.richardstrange.com

      Sat, July 12 * Christy Baron*
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      A truly talented vocalist and stage veteran (Les Miserables on Broadway, Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Christy Baron reveals an intriguing repertoire of modern classics delivered through her evocative voice on her latest album Take This Journey (Chesky Records). But it's not only the sound of her voice that captivates the audience...her ability to maintain the
      delicate balance between the musical and poetic ideas of both the composer and the lyricist creates the kind of mood that prepares the listener for a simply wonderful journey, including stops at Sondheim, Bacharach, Carole King and Stevie Wonder. "A soulful and insightful interpreter of both standards and more recent songs." --LA Jazz Scene

      Sat, July 12 * Fantcha *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Fantcha, the acclaimed protégé of Cesaria Evora, sings bluesy torch-style morna songs and upbeat coladeira dance numbers, songs filled with the romantic, acoustic sound of Cape Verdean music. Fantcha's songs and sensual, beautiful voice showcases the African, Cuban, and Brazilian influences in her music. "One of Cape Verde's rising stars...Fantcha's albums are living testaments of her unique style and ability...[her]musical style and charisma should not be missed." -www.afropop.org

      Sundays, July 13, 20 & 27 * Melba Moore *
      Shows at 7 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $25
      Melba Moore, has embarked on yet another new adventure by releasing her first ever "Gospel" recording. "I'm Still Here," written and produced by Shirley Murdock and her husband Dale Degrot, and several top notch songwriters promises to be worth the 10 year wait, and an awesome musical testimony of her trials and triumphant return to the elite inner circle of the artistic elements of this universe. She began her career in the ground breaking musical "Hair," where she originated the role of Dionne. Directly on the heels of "Hair," came the role of Lutiebelle Gussiemae Jenkins in the long running musical, "Purlie" which she won the Tony for Best Supporting Actress. She most recently starred in the new musical "The Jackie Wilson Story" at the famed Apollo Theatre garnering rave reviews as Jackie's Mother. Also she filmed a supporting role in "The Fighting Temptations" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles set for a fall release.

      Mon, July 14 * Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw *
      Shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Rich Hall's alter-ego, Otis Lee Crenshaw, is a Jack Daniels swigging singer/songwriter, country music-loving professional redneck and serial bigamist. Backed-up by his band, Crenshaw regales his audience with stories of his trailer-trash jailbird life in songs entitled "Women Call It Stalking (It's Just Selective Walking)", "Tonight the Malt is Single And So Am I", "Are You My New Daddy Now?" and "Do Anything You Want to the Girl (Just Don't Hurt Me)". David Letterman said of Rich Hall, "We say a lot of people are funny. He's the real thing." London's Observer newspaper raved, "Next to Otis, all other comics seem one-dimensional!" and The Guardian said, "His rapid fire wit is so spontaneous he should leave his brain to science."

      Tues, July 15 * Deana Carter *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $30
      Deana Carter is the daughter of legendary guitarist known for his work on Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline' and Simon and Garfunkel's 'Sounds of Silence' and thereby has a genetic way of knowing and defining country music on her own terms. With the release of her new CD 'I am Just a Girl' Deana Carter shows a mature confidence and no-nonsense sweetness that not only shows that she is not afraid of real life extremes but that she can write songs that command your attention because of their evolving instrumentation that lends the songs a cadence and melody that is unique and characteristic of Deana Carter herself.

      Tues, July 15 * Elisabeth Withers *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Meet Elisabeth. Back at joe's pub by popular demand. This Rock, Soul Funk'n jewel is no joke. With a voice that hits you in the root of your spine and the back of your neck, this young organic
      jewel is coming at you with the experience that many veterans in the business can't think to touch. She's here to put the sweetness back into that down home taste of collard greens, and that "Oh My God" back into that side order of corn bread with a home grown style of vocal flavor.

      Wed, July 16 * Sussan Deyhim *
      Shows at 7 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Iranian-born, NY-based vocalist Sussan Deyhim has recorded with some of the most cutting edge musical minds of the day, such as Ornette Coleman, Peter Gabriel, Bobby McFerrin and Bill Laswell. Born in Teheran to an old aristocratic family, Deyhim left Iran at the revolution to pursue a career that has spanned the gamut of dance with the Bejart Ballet, to composing for motion pictures, to becoming a major force in World music, creating a unique synthesis that marries the strains of traditional Middle Eastern music with cutting edge technology and very progressive sensibility. She recently served as star and co-composer of the multi-media theatrical production of Logic of the Birds, a collaboration with fellow New York-based Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat and others. Deyhim's catalogue of CD's includes solo albums (Madman of God, Shy Angels, and Turbulent), a collaboration with Richard Horowitz (Majoun), and appearances on the soundtracks of the Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, and Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. "...an overpowering presence. Her wordless incantations are amplified in harmonized layers and recycled into sampled loops, beckoning you into this virtual desert ritual." - Billboard www.sussandeyhim.com

      Thurs, July 17 * Leona Naess *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Likened to the songwriting of Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and Beth Orton, Leona Naess depth and range explore many sides of music that reflect her personal lyrics, saintly voice, and breathtakingly beautiful songs with a unique overall effect. Ness's largely acoustic stripped down CD debut 'I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll' is adventurous, emotional and explosive and already has caused a positive impact with music fans and critics alike.

      Thurs, July 17 * Juana Molina *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      >From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juana
      Molina's delicate vocals intertwine with guitar and subtle electronic programming, creating a hypnotic blend of the traditional and the futuristic. Celebrate the release of the American debut album SEGUNDO (Domino Recordings) with her first-ever NYC performance. www.juanamolina.com

      Fri, July 18 * Alexi Murdoch *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      With his warm, richly timbred voice, accompanied by acoustic guitar, the Scottish-bred Alexi Murdoch conjures sparse, poetic images to reclaim space and unfold music in his own time. Murdoch, who's been described as having the "voice of Nick Drake" and the "lyrical gifts of Harry Chapin," appeared on the Los Angeles music scene last February and began immediately
      captivating audiences at the Mint, Hotel Café, and Troubadour (where he most recently played to a sold-out house with Joseph Arthur) with his subtly hypnotic and moving music. The songs themselves are simple and, according to music legend Van Dyke Parks, "beautifully crafted." "When I like something, signed or not, I want to tell the world: from Dido to David Gray to Coldplay to Norah Jones to Sigur Ros and hopefully in the next year Alexi Murdoch." -WKCR Morning Becomes Eclectic www.aleximurdoch.com

      Fri & Sat, July 18 & 19 * Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement *
      Shows at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Part rock opera, part psychedelic yard sale, Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement creates a magically absurd world where nothing is sacred. Presented by The Elementals and coocoohandler, The Basement's bubble-gum/brown-metal sound, coupled with comically warped puppets, propels audiences on a trippy joyride through the underbelly of the American psyche. Since 2000, the Dirty Basement has sold out shows at Joe's Pub, P.S. 122, the Toyota Comedy Festival, and the Bowery Poetry Club. Show Business Magazine calls it "the lowest level of entertainment humanly possible, and often times even lower." www.dirtybasement.com

      Sat, July 19 * Madeleine Peyroux with special guest Gary Lucas *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      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.
      Guitarist extraordinaire Gary Lucas, just cited as one of DownBeat's "66 Hot 6-Stringers", is one of the foremost solo acoustic players around. Tonight he will concentrate on country blues on the National steel guitar, his own arrangements of Chinese pop from the 30's, and original fingerpicking pyrotechnics. "Gary Lucas is one of the only guitarists who matters." -Time Out New York www.garylucas.com | www.madeleinepeyroux.com

      Mon, July 21 * Wu Man *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as 'the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.' Having toured and performed with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma and Philip Glass, Wu Man now presents her own show to kick off the recently released album on Naxos Records, Pipa: from a distance. Born in China, Wu Man immersed herself in studying the ancient art of pipa and now melds together traditional Chinese art forms with contemporary Western elements, creating new classical forms. The Boston Globe raved: "Wu Man's performance is merely the platform from which she mounts musical excursions of warring savagery, of philosophic rumination, of overwhelming tenderness, always arresting and always moving." www.wumanpipa.org

      Mon, July 21 * Psychotherapy Live! *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      Armed with a couch, a doctored "Masters of Clinical Psychology" degree and a pair of microphones, Lisa Levy performs Psychotherapy Live! In only thirteen minutes, Levy sets out to solve the problems of her "patients" (willing angst-ridden audience volunteers) aided by a well-worn copy of "Psychology Made Easy." With a genuine concern for the mental health of all who attend her show, Levy involves the audience in treating the "patient" by encouraging them to call out helpful suggestions and opinions. Stop by during the show for "office hours" and make an appointment to meet Lisa Levy, who is hailed by the New York Times as a "shrink with stage presence, if not certification!"

      Tues & Wed, July 22 & 23 * eastmountainsouth *
      Shows at 7:30 pm on the 22nd & 9:30 pm on the 23rd, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      eastmountainsouth represent the confluence of high-lonesome heartbreak, modern ingenuity and raw veined Americana. The core of the group, Kat Maslich and Peter Adams show Appalacha from both sides of the fence. Adams is a trained composer and Maslich has folk musical roots which flavors everything she does. Together they perform haunted music with modern beats. Wonderful collaboration and a hybrid of music that is so original that it has never been encountered before.

      Tues, July 22 * Kim Hill (formerly of Black-Eyed Peas) *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $12
      "Don't call it a comeback! I've been here for years," is what LL Cool J told the world in the early 90's. This exclamation seems appropriately fitting for a woman who has been on the scene since 1995. Kim is not just another new face in a sea of female "neo-soul" songbirds with headwraps and incense behind their ears. Kim's music creates it's own trademark and her live performances create it's own audience. She has shared the stage with a spectrum of artists including the late Biggie Smalls, Black Eyed Peas, The Pharcyde, Cody Chestnutt, Slum Village, Common, Wyclef, Outkast, De La Soul, Medusa, No Doubt, A Tribe Called Quest and Aaliyah to name a few. She even appeared on Tupac's "Mamas just a Little Girl," an ode to young single mothers off his 2x multi-platinum album, Better Dayz. However it was the chance meeting in 1995 at a BMI Showcase with Interscope's multicultural alternative hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas that sent Kim on a whirlwind adventure that would ultimately change her career. She has signed on with 2400/Universal Records as a solo artist. This event is supported by Sista Factory www.sistafactory.com

      Wed, July 23 * Bobi Cespedes *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Bobi Cespedes quite simply possesses one of the most powerful, poised, and elegant voices in the world. The Cuban-born singer, percussionist, and Yoruba-Lucumi priestess has been gathering acclaim with her ensemble Conjunto Cespedes as well as with Mickey Hart's Planet Drum and Bembe Orisha bands. She carries on the centuries-old tradition of Afro-Cuban singing and drumming on her long-anticipated album, Rezos (Six Degrees Records) produced by Greg Landau (who also crafted Susana Baca and Quetzal's debut releases.) Offering "a refreshing taste of how tradition and innovation can intertwine, without sacrificing either in the process," (Billboard) Cespedes combines an ancient, elemental sound inflected with the contemporary dance grooves, reggae, hip hop and r&b of her adopted home of Oakland, California. "Funky laid-back songs for the Afro-Cuban Gods...spicily atmospheric music...with irresistible grooves...(Bobi's) forged a thoroughly individual path, balancing all the elements to perfection, looking to the future while still respecting the tradition that's nurtured her." - Folk Roots (UK) http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com/travelseries/artists/bobi/index.htm

      Thurs, July 24 * Kate's Chink-O-Rama: feat. MC Chink Daddy & the Chink-O-Rama Dancers *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $17
      Back for one night only!! MC Chink Daddy (Dave Jung), comic diva Kate Rigg, and the Chink-O-Rama Dancers return with their legendary funky urban asian comedy/music revue. Edgy political satire, wild characters, rollicking song parodies and hot asian fly girls. See the funky urban asian experience, the laffs are fresh the flava is nuyorasian.

      Fri, July 25 * Vusi Mahlasela and Solo Razaf *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, Price $18
      Straight from Madagascar, guitarist Solo Razaf began playing guitar at 12, turned professional at 17, toured with rock bands and then in1983 settled in as Miriam Makeba's guitarist and also began a career as a producer and soloist. Razaf is responsible for creating an atmosphere of variety that shows the full extent of his talent as a composer and guitarist. His music is a concept that pulls together the music of Madagascar folk music and French chanson. Razaf is simply superb and beautiful. Vusi Mahlasela is one of the foremost South African composers, vocalists, percussionists, guitarists, and also a well-respected writer. In addition to being featured in Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, a celebrated documentary that tells the story of music and the struggle against Apartheid, he performed at Nelson Mandela's first inauguration in 1994 and was a member of the Congress of South African Writers. Learning to play on a guitar he made out of tin cans and a fishing line, Mahlasela was already an experienced performer by the end of his teens. He gained notoriety for his remarkable voice and range as well as the social commentary of music, for which he has been called the Woody Guthrie of South Africa.

      Fri, July 25 * Martha Redbone *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $15
      Martha Redbone, whose music is "a diagram of the American dream, equal parts
      folksy guitar strum, Hendrix swagger and Stevie Wonder-esque funk" (Pittsburgh City Paper) returns to Joe's Pub to premiere new songs from her upcoming sophomore album. Redbone's debut "Home of the Brave" -- winner of Best Debut Artist at the 2002 Native American Music Awards -- has received nationwide critical acclaim: "Stunning debut" raved Billboard, and "Ingenious," said Music Connection. In the past year Martha has been honored to share the stage with legends Randy Brecker at The Downtown Messiah and Parliament's George Clinton, and this appearance will cap a busy July of festival appearances around the country. www.martharedbone.com

      Sat, July 26 * Hazelle Goodman: On Edge with Guest Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin *
      Shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Public Theater favorite Hazelle Goodman returns with her hilarious and moving solo theater tour-de-force, On Edge, directed by Vernice Miller. Ms. Goodman is known for her unique ability to create work that provokes and inspires. She brilliantly transforms into a variety of characters without the use of any accoutrements. Among her many credits, Hazelle starred opposite Woody Allen in the ground breaking role of Cookie in Allen's Deconstructing Harry and recently as Evelda Drumgo in the blockbuster thriller, Hannibal. Guest poet Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin opens. www.hazelle.com

      Mon & Tues, July 28 & 29 * Melissa Ferrick: Solo *
      Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30 pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, Price $20
      Known for her emotionally charged lyrics, and powerfully driven guitar work, Melissa Ferrick comes to Joe's Pub for two very special nights of intimate solo shows. Her latest album, Listen Hard, on her own Right On Records, is the most passionate and personally invested album Melissa has released to date. "A high-energy belter [with] stunning vocal finesse and an ability to play with syntax like Armatrading and Van Morrison." -Boston Globe www.melissaferrick.com
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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
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            "I will sing to those who will listen.  It is important to talk to the convinced.  I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, "Aren't you singing to yourself?"  The progressive community of this country is one of the most fragile in the world.  We suffer from illusions of being in greater shape than we are because we think it follows that if we are Americans, we must be great!  We are in great need of understanding our vulnerability, our need for validation, maintenance, nurturing and celebration.  We need to learn how to be longtimers and not forever be limited by operating ahistorically and responding to crisis after crisis..."
            "...It is important to gather together to nurture and feed as a community committed to being a presence in a society beyond our own meager lives.  When moving in new territories as an organizer I use the model I learned in the Black church and as a field secretary for SNCC.  First, there is a home base; there is a place that you can go back to for shelter, rest, and re-orientation.  It is from there that you move into the world offering your message and work sometimes to people who will throw rocks at you, throw you in jail, or slam doors in your face.  Facing the work of this intensity, we do not have to apologize for needing to return to home base.  There must be a strategy for going out, organizing, speaking and raising issues and then coming into yourself and your community for a check-in.  It is important to have a safety zone to refuel where you can eat your dinner with others who will understand and will protect your need to be vulnerable."
            - Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) from her Foreword "Nurturing Resistance" to Reimagining America: The Arts of Social Change
        I just came back from the WOMEX conference in Germany, where I was completely energized by being party of an international community of people who were celebrating the diverse cultural contributions of people who draw from their local roots and send them out to the world.  To a person, every conversation that came up with a non-American pleaded for the US to do the right thing with this election.  It's shocking that Americans are so out of touch from world opinion, (or worse, that they are in touch with it and simply don't care) that they (re)-elected this administration.  I try to console myself with the knowledge that the Northeast of the US, which I call my home, rejected Bush soundly, and in Manhattan and the Bronx, Bush received less than 17% of the vote. I also console myself with the knowledge that over 600 of you came out to see Tinariwen, a Tuareg guitar band, maybe just to shut me up and stop nagging, but also because we have a curiosity and openness to different cultural expressions.  Thanks to all the incredible media support and friends who spread the word on this one.  it was an amazing send-off, and reaffirms why I do what I do.  While I am profoundly disappointed with my country, I am proud of my community.  In these days and years ahead, we must continue to return to our "home base" to be refueled and energized by the creative spirits which surround us, so that we can continue to fight against the oppressive regime that is causing so much damage to our country and to the world.
        So, in the spirit of returning to home base and refueling, we are thrilled to have Dr. Reagon's daughter, Toshi Reagon, a warrior herself, performing for two shows on Saturday night.  Toshi led the orchestra for the recent production of her mother's collaboration with Robert Wilson, The Temptation of St. Anthony at BAM, featuring lots of Joe's Pub faves including Carl Hancock Rux and Helga Davis, and we all know how incendiary and celebratory Toshi's concerts can be.  Come expecting to be refueled, and reenergized with a spirit of love and righteous anger.  And don't be surprised if it's a family affair at the early set.
        A few other notes, and I want to hit send, cause I know you all missed getting this last week while I was away.  It's more important than ever to keep an international perspective, so we don't get too myopic these days, so I am going to particularly mention some shows that take a global perspective.  Before I go there, let me steer you to the newly renovated Joe's Pub website - now with searchability by artist, date, genre, keyword - lots easier to find what you are looking for and buy tix, and we got some photos and press quotes - all kinds of goodies.  It's still a work in progress, and the email blast is next on the hit list, so look forward to getting your feedback. visist www.publictheater.org .
        Brazilian Music!  Unfortunately, tomorrow night's show with Monica Salmaso, which was on track to selling out, had to be cancelled due to illness.  We are looking for someone to play tomorrow night at 9:30, but no one confirmed yet. We'll try to get her back next time she comes to the US.
        We have added a few great Brazilian shows - Rob Curto, accordionist formerly of Forro in the Dark, has a great new forro band, and will be joined by several exponents of Nordestino styles, including Scott Kettner of Maracatu NY and Nation Beat and Jorge Martins of Cascabulho - expect a hardcore Brazilian dance party of baiao, coco and maracatu rhythms on Monday, November 15. On Sunday, November 21, the incredible Brazilian soul singer Ed Motta will perform two shows - he's a star in Brazil, and a concert I produced at Central Park SummerStage, where he opened for one of his idols, Roy Ayers, and ended up collaborating on about 4 songs, goes down as one of the favorite shows I've worked on.  He's an amazing talent, and if you know a Brazilian music or rare groove/soul fan, just ask them - this one is essential.  Finally, on Nov 24, the Brazilian indie-pop duo Mosquitoes finally make their way to Joe's Pub.  We've been trying to get them here for a while, and are thrilled it's finally happening.
        Mexico Now!  Joe's Pub is proud to be a part of Arts International's citywide celebration of contemporary Mexican performing and visual arts, and for our part, we have some of the finest in Mexican alternative and electronic music.  On Monday, November 15, Monterrey's Plastilina Mosh make a rare NYC appearance, bringing a sound that has been described as "the Beastie Boys meets Beck meets Cafe Tacuba".  They will do two shows at 9:30 and 11:30 . The following Monday, we present the NY debut of two groups from Guadalajara's Nopal Beat movement - Sweet Electra and God is My Name - Nopal Beat is to Guadalajara what Nortec is to Tijuana, with a bit more of a downtempo and deep house flavor.  And just added, one of our favorites, Ely Guerra, who celebrates her new record Sweet and Sour, Hot y Spicy .  Ely's previous solo shows at Joe's Pub have been magical, and we look forward to finally seeing her here with the full band.  Special thanks to Arts International, KCRW radio and La Banda Elastica for their support.
        Roots reggae!  We don't have a chance to present live reggae as much as we'd want, and are thrilled to have one of roots reggae's finest exponents - Morgan Heritage, in a special intimate show celebrating their newest album - their gospel inflected harmonies, and conscious messages are positive and uplifting.  Tickets are close to sold out, so don't wait.  Next Wednesday, Sally Timms, of the Mekons fame, brings her countrified solo project along with Johnny Dowd, followed by the Irish pub rocker Joe Hurley with his all-star band the Gents :James Mastro (Ian Hunter, John Cale), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), Kenny Margolis (Cracker).  And Saturday, Nov 13, Pharaoh's Daughter brings you on a pan-Mediterranean journey.
        And speaking of global journeys, I had the great pleasure of spinning in two European countries last week - Fabian and I brought the GlobeSonic party to Essen's Salsoteca last Wednesday, as an unofficial kick-off to WOMEX, and it was a great place to gather all our friends together before the conference kicked into full gear, and show off our new visuals from Casey Meade of Projectile Arts.  Special thanks to Christine, Alexander and Jan of WOMEX for helping set it up.  I also stopped through London on my way back, and at the last minute, Jonathan Walton of Oi Va Voi invited me down to spin with him at a great party, Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club - great room, great crowd, great vibe, and felt frightfully like our home at nublu.  It was a terrific way to unwind from the conference craziness, and inspired by the rocking last day set by Mahala Rai Banda, I focused on Gypsy brass bands, and horn-drenched banda/cumbia/reggaeton jams, and I was very happy to see our good friends Susheela Raman and Sam Mills stop by to say hey. 
        Speaking of nublu, GlobeSonic will be back for the next in our monthly residency at Nublu on Saturday, November 13, and you can be sure I'll be dropping a bunch of new tracks I picked up last weekend - just going through the dozens of Cd's I picked up and already discovered some gems to share.  And we'll also have a special live set by Real Live Show, in a special birthday set. Real Live, who will be at Joe's Pub on November 30, bring a high energy show with two dope MC's Stimulus and Dionysus, backed by some of the funkiest instrumentalists on the NY scene. They've got a new CD Class Is In Session, released on Studio Distribution, now available at fine stores nationwide and online at www.studiodistribution.com/artist.php?id=67222   We look forward to seeing what sparks fly when we bring our two crowds together. 
        Resident DJ's: Acidophilus and Derek Beres (and Fabian Alsultany in absentia this month)
        Live set from Real Live Show
        Saturday, November 13
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        Lastly, those of you who get my e-blasts regularly know what I think of the brilliant songwriter Stew, who has made himself an artistic home at The Public Theater.  Not only do we present him in Joe's Pub and at the Joe's Pub in the Park at the Delacorte, but we have also commissioned a theater piece, which he is currently developing.  Stew spent a few weeks this summer at the Sundance Theater Lab, where we was the hit of Park City, and he's coming back to NY in week, to my old stomping grounds at Symphony SpaceStew will be bringing his entire 8 piece band to New York for the first time, playing songs never before performed in New York. Selections will be played from all of his 8 albums (including The Negro Problem!). A must see show for old-school fans and new ones alike. Musical co-direction by Heidi Rodewald. Two completely different shows: 7:30 and 9:30. Buy tix to both and receive a free drink!

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

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

        All the best,
        Bill Bragin
        Director of Joe's Pub
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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

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

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

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

        E.S.T. / Thurs, November 4

        Monica Salmaso / Fri, November 5

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fridays, November 5 & 12

        Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely / Sat, November 6

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

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

        Cerveris / Uncle Moon / Mon, November 8

        The Petersons / Mon, November 8

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

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

        Ihsan / Heston / Tues, November 9

        Sally Timms / Johnny Dowd / Wed, November 10

        Joe Hurley / Wed, November 10

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

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

        Isaac Mizrahi / Fri, November 12

        Eric Andersen/ Fri, November 12

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

        Pharaoh's Daughter / Sat, November 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Kelly Joe Phelps / Thurs, November 18

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

        Marion LoGuidice / Fri, November 19

        Odetta / Sat, November 20

        Ed Motta / Sun, November 21

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

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

        Rich Price / Tues, November 23

        The Shorebirds / Tues, November 23

        Marta Topferova / Marta Gomez / Wed, November 24

        Mosquitos / Wed, November 24

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

        Brian Vander Ark / Fri, November 26

        Adam Pascal: Civilian / Sat, November 27

        Res / Sat, November 27

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

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

        Edison Woods / Sarah Slean / Tues, November 30

        The Real Live Show / Tues, November 30

        Nancy Sinatra / Wed, December 1

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

        Tony Joe White / Thurs, December 2

        Luciana Souza: Celebrating Neruda / Sat, December 4

        Juliana Hatfield / Sat, December 4

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

        The Luminescent Orchestrii and Choir / Mon, December 6

        Isle of Klezbos / Tues, December 7

        BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet / Tues, December 7

        Raul Midon / Wed, December 8

        Keren Ann / Wed, December 8

        Nora York / Thurs, December 9

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

        Lina Koutrakos / Fri, December 10

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

        Howard Fishman / Sat, December 11

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

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

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

        Heather Greene / Mon, December 13

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

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

        YahZarah / Kameko: Evolutionary Alternative / Tues, December 14

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

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

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

        Mike Errico Holiday Show / Sat, December 18

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

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

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

        Easter Rising written by Michael Arden / Tues, December 21

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

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

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

        ***Chris Smither / Fri, January 7

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

        Antony and the Johnsons / Sun, January 9

        Marlo Marron / Sun, January 16

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

        Katie Melua / Wednesday, January 19

        Lucy Kaplansky / Thursday-Friday, January 20-21

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

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

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

        Thurs, November 4
        7pm, SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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