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  • Bill Bragin
    Yet another incredible week - check out recent review of Susheela Raman in this week s Voice, Bettye LavVette review in Tuesday s NY Times (still on-line) and
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      Yet another incredible week - check out recent review of Susheela Raman in this week's Voice, Bettye LavVette review in Tuesday's NY Times (still on-line) and much more.  Sidestepper were amazing this week - if you aren't at Morley or Peter Salett and Howie Statland on Saturday, then check them out with Cafe Tacuba and Yerba Buena at Celebrate Brooklyn on Saturday night. And Ivan Benevides, co-producer, guitarist and vocalist from Sidestepper, will be back with his other project Postdata, on August 21.
       
      Read below for updates of new shows on sale - readings by Lou Reed and more in a benefit for the HOWL! East Village Arts Festival, the return of Carl Hancock Rux (Joe's Pub's inaugural performer 5 years ago in October - Happy birthday to us!), They Might Be Giants back for another installment of their Quarterly Report at Joe's Pub, the exquisite Mia Doi Todd, legendary Garland Jeffreys back for 2 nights in October....
       
      We also will be sending a separate announcement tomorrow about a very special engagement as part of our 5th Anniversary season, with early onsale for subscribers to our email list.  If you have any friends who want to sign up for the regular Joe's Pub email list (minus intrusive yahoogroups ads and my typo-filled editorializing), have them click this link below so they can get the latest news before it goes to the general public.
       

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

       

      Fri, August 8 * Schiavo / Cristopher Lucas *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Schiavo is a melodically driven modern rock band, whose self-titled debut CD is receiving rave reviews from CD-Baby, which calls their music "perfect" and garageband.com, which describes them as "utterly passionate." The recent winner of VH-1's "Guitar Center Big Break Unsigned Band Contest," Schiavo's music, which has been compared to Sting, Goo Goo Dolls, and U2, has been featured on the WB Network's hit show Dawson's Creek and the NBC show Passions, and can be heard regularly on 92.3 K-Rock. The Independent Press called Schiavo's live show "contagious, sensitive and euphoric," giving the band a five-star review. www.schiavomusic.com
      Cristopher Lucas calls his music "eclectic acoustic soul" though you may understand it better as acoustic rock with a bluegrass twinge, finger-lickin bass lines and syncopated drums. He is a natural performer, who sings with the sincerity and wit of singer-songwriters we all know and love, evoking the sensitivity of James Taylor with the richly layered sound of Ben Harper, with songs that are expansive and urgent though seldom loud, layered with simple melodies and rhythms so supple that they stay with you the first time you hear it. www.cristopherlucas.com

      Fri, August 8 * Ethel *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Ethel has taken the new music world by storm with their 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet, featuring uptown and downtown performing stalwarts Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds, and Mary Rowell. The powerhouse ensemble, whose sizzling technique and top-flight classical training has been tapped by a who's who of music, from Steve Reich to Joe Jackson, have been acclaimed as "...a mighty amplified force, with style, breadth, power, chops, and rock 'n roll spirit." -Andante.com www.ethelcentral.com

      Sat, August 9 * Peter Salett / Howie Statland of NYCSmoke *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      A fixture on the downtown scene, Peter Salett gears up for the October release of his fourth record with his Joe's Pub debut. "An unusually credible rocker whose pretty, piercing pop sometimes recalls those moments in the Velvet Underground when Lou Reed's Brill Building streak would shine through" (The Nashville Scene), Salett's beautiful newrecord sounds like the early days of the singer/songwriter; John Lennon, Neil Young, Nick Drake...Salett has also been featured on many soundtracks, including the title track from his last band record Heart of Mine, which was the main theme of Edward Norton's film Keeping the Faith, mixed by T-Bone Burnett. "Peter Salett stands apart because of his voice, a rich and burnished instrument he obviously cultivates as much as he does unforgettable melodies and sharply drawn narratives." -The New Yorker www.petersalett.com
      Singer/songwriter/guitarist Howie Statland of NYCSmoke and previously of RCA's Thin Lizard Dawn, addresses issues ranging from alienation to love, from loneliness to the streets of NYC, which are truly Howie's sole inspiration. "...an honest, unflinching salvo from an undeniably talented artist." -The Herald Times "(For the Posers, NYCSmoke's debut...) is distinguished by its combination of straight ahead rock instrumentation and smarter than usual lyrics. Statland proves to be an astute observer of society and human nature..." -Billboard www.soundarte.com

      Sat, August 9 * Morley *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      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

      Sun, August 10 * Judith Owen / Nini Camps *
      Show at 6:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12 Advance / $15 at Door
      Judith Owen has been described as one of the "great talents of her generation" by Richard Thompson, with whom she performed at Joe's Pub as part of his 1,000 Years of Popular Music. Performing from her acclaimed album 12 Arrows, the soulful Welsh-born singer, songwriter and masterful pianist has a witty, theatrical flair that plays perfectly off the deep, emotional nature of her music. The LA Times calls Judith "whip-smart and endearing," while Variety Magazine describes her as having "an early Randy Newman charm; she's a rocker and a jazz chanteuse, a charmer and a seducer." www.judithowen.net
      New York City singer-songwriter Nini Camps blurs the lines of rock, country, folk and pop to create a sound that is as diverse as it is powerful. Live, Camps plays her acoustic guitar with an often surprising ferocity, and is never afraid of using her voice, brass slide, loop pedals and open tunings to offer electrifying live show. Songwriter's Monthly says, "Her songwriting is as solid as her guitar playing is sure...she rocks. Nini is at her best, playing hard with style. Just good music." www.lovepie.com

      Sun, August 10 * Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15 advance /$18 at Door
      Called "The greatest Zairean guitarist of the Afro-Parisian era, " (Village Voice), Diblo Dibala's virtuosic approach to the guitar has made him one of the top instrumentalists of modern African music, with scorching lead guitar lines that leave audiences breathless. After Dibala's 1980s recordings with soukous vocalist Kanda Bongo Man made him an international star, Diblo formed his own band, Loketo (which means 'hips', as in 'shake your...'), and became the in-demand soukous session man in Paris. In 1990, Diblo formed his current outfit Matchatcha, which continues his tradition of incendiary Congolese Rumba. "[Diblo] pushed his Matchatcha band on and on with a barrage of intense and delirious guitar licks. Often a song would begin as a romantic ballad, only to be slowly transformed and reworked by Diblo's guitar playing into a hot dance track. Within each song, Diblo's solo work would lead the music to higher and higher heights of listening pleasure. " -africasounds.com

      Mon, August 11 * Jacqui Naylor *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      With remarkable clarity, poetic delicacy, sultry sophistication, and a languorous warmth both sweet and sexy, singer-songwriter Jacqui Naylor's vocals organically wrap themselves around original compositions and timeless standards alike. Celebrating the success of her new CD Shelter (Ruby Records/Ryko) with a quartet featuring pianist and album co-producer and co-writer Art Khu, the native Californian's music is equally informed by a charged intelligence and straight-from-the-heart delivery. JazzTimes enthuses, "In the never-ending 'next big thing' sweepstakes, bet on Jacqui Naylor to be a frontrunner." "Jazzy, folkish, bluesy, hipster and thoroughly contemporary...this is a project with an aural personality of its own." - All About Jazz. www.jacquinaylor.com

      Mon, August 11 * Phoebe Snow: Natural Wonder CD Release *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $25 Advance / $30 at Door
      For one show only, the incomparable Phoebe Snow returns to Joe's Pub to celebrate the release of Natural Wonder (Eagle), her long-awaited new album. Phoebe's powerful voice and deeply personal songwriting defies categories. From early pop hits like "Poetry Man" to classics alongside Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald in the all-star New York Rock and Soul Revue, to gospel with The Sisters of Glory (Mavis Staples, Thelma Houston and CeCe Peniston), she can do it all. "Phoebe Snow's first original album in 14 years finds the veteran songstress in finest fettle - both as a singer and songwriter. Sometimes understated, other times intensely atmospheric, the production spotlights her autobiographical and personal lyrics while never losing sight of one of the most powerful voices in pop. " -Billboard. Phoebe's previous shows at Joe's Pub sold out out quickly - don't wait! www.phoebesnow.com

      Tues, August 12 * Clogs: Lullaby for Sue CD Release*
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $10
      Clogs, an instrumental quartet hailing from Australia and the United States, celebrate the release of their new sophomore album, Lullaby for Sue (Brassland). The Wire lauded their first record's "eerie, looping folk melodies...delicately bowed and struck strings [and] beautiful 'lost at sea' effect." Compared to artists as diverse as Arvo Part, Sigur Ros, and Godspeed You Black Emperor! Clogs' latest is even more rhythmic, ambient, electric, and eclectic than the first. Think myriad stars in Aussie skies; red desert violins; gnarled attic guitars; medieval bassoons; junkyard metal as percussion. The Philadelphia City Paper writes that "few new CDs in any genre will do as much to challenge the way you listen to music." www.clogsmusic.com

      Tues, August 12 * Franky Perez *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $12
      Nevada-native Franky Perez recently released his debut album Poor Man's Son on Atlantic Records. Mixing his Cuban roots with blues, rock and pop influences, Franky has put together a solid debut, featuring the single "Something Crazy", which has found itself in rotation on VH1. His songs range from "Beautiful Mistakes", which features a violin played over a distorted acoustic guitar, while "Southwest Side", represents his Cuban roots in a Latin pop song about a Miami neighborhood. Others are blues-influenced and illustrate the work Perez has put in to becoming a musician. Perez was recently named an artist of the month by House of Blues.

      Wed, August 13 * Penny Arcade: New York Values *
      Shows)at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      In New York Values, performance star Penny Arcade, creator of the international hit Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore!, turns her hilarious eye toward the suburbanization of New York. Redefining standup comedy while dancing to an extraordinarily fun, theatrical sound score that will have you rocking in your seat and roaring with laughter, Penny tears away the veil from the
      death of rebellion as expressed by "bourgeois bohemia", The Vagina Monologues, and postmodernism. Hysterically funny, high impact comedy loaded with content about sexual and identity politics, the media, celebrity culture, 9-11, globalization, war and the future of the western civilization. Get your spiritual booster shot from the funniest girl in New York with something to say, in a controversial and eye-opening show for the eclectic, independent, thinking public who don't need their entertainment filtered. "Penny Arcade is a wonder to behold; she manages to entertain, absorb and broaden the audience simultaneously. Beg, steal a ticket." -Australian Newsweek. www.pennyarcade.tv

      Thurs, August 14 * Kim Richey *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Kim Richey sings with the authentic beauty of the American heart and matches it to the unique melodies and innovative arrangements which not only show the warmth of her voice but also lives up to her successful and highly acclaimed stint in country songrwriting. Having previously penned number one country hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Radney Foster she has now moved deeper into her writing and has moved forward toward discovering her own personal sound with her fourth album release 'Rise'.

      Thurs, August 14 * starflyer 59 *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $12
      starflyer 59 is a three-piece Christian pop-rock band from Orange County, Calif. Mixing their Southern California roots with Britpop influences, starflyer 59 has been releasing music on the label Tooth and Nail for nearly a decade. Led by Jason Martin, who plays most of the instruments himself, their sound is dreamy, space-rock with lush and ethereal sounds. Recently, they released the album Old, which draws as much from their usual influences as it does from 70's classic rock. The ten songs on Old combine Martin's drunk-on-love vocalization with classic guitar-rock riffs.

      Fri, August 15 * Mary Fahl *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $20
      Already known to music fans as the evocative voice of October Project, Mary Fahl launches into an exciting new phase as a songwriter with a broad range of musical idioms that creates an exotic spacious soundtrack of acoustic electronic and orchestral textures to go along with her mature sensibility, vivid voice and commanding stage presence.

      Fri, August 15 * Eleni Mandell / Melomane *
      Show at 9pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      On her latest album, Country for True Lovers (produced by Tony Gilkyson, formerly of X), Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell showcases her quirks, sex appeal and extraordinary pipes to make "exactly the late-night, film-noir country album" (NOW Magazine) that will charm fans of Neko Case. Eleni's voice has the purity and spunk of Patsy Cline and her songs have the melodic catchiness and emotional directness of the best country songs. "From the very first whisper, it's clear that Eleni Mandell has got it. That raw, hair-raising quality that separates the gifted communicators from mere singers can be felt in each lingering caress." --NOW Magazine www.elenimandell.com
      The quirkily eclectic Melomane ("lover of melody" in French) is a NY-based chamber pop band that combines guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, cello, trumpet and miscellaneous noise into a melange of haunting melodies and hummable pop that evokes Wings, Leonard Cohen, Can and Giant Sand, all in the same breath. "It's this versatility - often displayed within one song - that makes the mercurial blend so spellbinding. Melomane breathe life into their music by raising the specter of chaos...they inevitably coalesce in to a lush ebullient refrain." -Village Voice www.melomane.org

      Sat, August 16 * Raul Midon with special guest Joss Stone *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      The buzz is growing into a roar for multi-instrumentalist Rau'l Midon, who straddles latin, pop & jazz, with a hair-raising voice and dazzling guitar technique that has been dropping-jaws everywhere he performs, including a recent Carnegie Hall performance at the JVC Jazz Festival, where he "stopped the show with his horn scats and melisma on Stevie Wonder's "Make Sure You're Sure" (Newsday). Midon has performed with artists varying from Shakira to Paquito D'Rivera, sang background vocals on 60 records and most recently, has been featured on DJ/Producer Louie Vega's record Elements of Life. "A Must See Performer!" -The Miami Herald. www.midon.com
      Making her NY debut, singing sensation Joss Stone, possesses a voice - immediate and unforgettable - that is steeped in the sound of America's classic soul. On her forthcoming CD The Soul Sessions (S-Curve), co-produced by soul legend "Clean-up Woman" Betty Wright, Joss unleashes an extraordinary voice on spine-bending reinterpretations of classic and little known deep soul gems that Joss makes her own; songs originally popularized by the likes of Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Carla Thomas and others, alongside contemporary tracks including the White Stripes "Fell in Love with a Boy." Holding her own with a titanic group of collaborators on the CD -- including Miss Wright and her follow architects of Miami soul, Timmy Thomas, Willie "Little Beaver" Hale" and Latimore, and the Philadelphia soul masters The Roots and Angie Stone -- Joss takes you into a surprisingly soul-deep collection that is sparking comparisons to a young Aretha or Gladys Knight. "3,456,299,239" - ?uestlove, of the Roots, rating Joss on a scale of 1-10

      Sat, August 16 * Maya Azucena with special guest Joss Stone *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      With the fire of a young Chaka, Maya Azucena steps out with a vocal range and versatility that battles the finest with a sound that is intrinsically hip-hop street-soul with catchy hooks. Celebrating her debut, Maya Who?!, with her band, blending live soul with hip hop, jazz and rock energy. Recently Highly Recommended in the New York Times Weekend Section/Pop&Jazz Guide. "Local vocalist Maya Azucena deserves massive props. With every passing month she seems to be more on the rise, so here's a chance to catch her before she takes off nationally. Blending soul, hip hop, rock and latin jazz in her music, perhaps the most stunning feature of her performances is her natural presence - in terms of both raw vocal power and sheer charisma." -Flavorpill.com www.MayaWho.com
      [see above for Joss Stone description]

      Sun, August 17 * The Cuban Cowboys / Ya Esta *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Reso/Cash, $12
      Joe's Pub presents an evening of Latin Rock and Soul. Time Out NY calls Ya Esta (7pm) a "homegrown version of Latino Alternative: Cuban Son goes up against funk and bebop." The Cuban Cowboys (8pm) fuse traditional Cuban motundo and guajira with dark surf guitar and garage rock sensibilities. "The Cuban Cowboys are like Ricky Ricardo meets Tom Waits at a Pixies concert." Both bands feature incendiary frontmen and put on incredible live shows. www.thecubancowboys.com | www.yaestamusica.com

      Sun, August 17 * Marieann Meringolo: Imagine...If We Only Have Love CD Release *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15 advance / $20 at door
      She is an award-winning vocalist who has been described as "a hidden treasure" by Back Stage. She has the natural ability to find new and inspiring ways to transform standards and make them truly her own, and at the same time master an original song as though it were a classic. Time Out New York says: "If k.d. lang's DNA were to get whipped together with Barbara Streisand's in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the result might well be Marieann Meringolo." So, come & celebrate her long-awaited second solo CD "Imagine...If We Only Have Love." You'll be glad you did. "The voice of Marieann Meringolo will woo you, win you and whisper in your ear." -Newsday. www.MarieannMeringolo.com

      Mon, August 18 * Sekou "Diamond Fingers" Diabate *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $20
      The dazzling West African guitar virtuoso, Sekou "Diamond Fingers" Diabate, of the legendary Bembeya Jazz, is widely considered to be one of the top few guitarists on the continent of Africa, with an innovative personal style that mixes African and Cuban influences, and even Hawaiian slide guitar. Beginning in the early 60's, Diamond Fingers helped to pioneer a movement of modern Manding dance music that moved the musical inspiration and lyrical eloquence of the Manding griot tradition onto the dancefloors and airwaves of young West African capital cities. During Bembeya's Jazz's recently-ended 14 year-hiatus, Diamond Fingers went on to release several acclaimed solo discs featuring his breathtakingly fluid improvisations. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to witness one of the world's great musicians up-close.

      Tues, August 19 * Kristin Hersh *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      A solo acoustic evening with Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses. Kristin Hersh's solo life -- her "day job" she calls it -- is ongoing with five solo albums, most recently, The Grotto. Perhaps the most nakedly acoustic album she's ever made, it was recorded quick on the heels of the rampantly electric Throwing Muses album. Hersh's music is as much gripping, anguished and angry as it is quiet, stark and reassuring, and her words express an honesty of emotion that frees the spirit to soar while unflinchingly plumbing the depths of heartbreak and misery. www.throwingmusic.com

      Tues, August 19 * Kurt Rosenwinkel Band: Heartcore CD Release *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel has stepped beyond the boundaries of jazz on his new CD Heartcore (Verve), produced by Q-Tip, from the legendary hip-hop crew A Tribe Called Quest, to create a distinctly personal new sound. Rosenwinkel lays his typically elegant melodies over bold and unpredictable underpinnings, traversing a musical landscape in which washes of sound surge under melodies, drum machines and synthesizers alternate with shakers and horns, and keening romantic interludes are punctuated by moments of raw bombast. Since landing in New York in 1991, Rosenwinkel has established a singular voice as a writer and improviser, combining soaring, romantic melodies with angular, unsettling harmonies, and penning compositions that sound like Cole Porter tunes refracted through some strange cubist prism. Rosenwinkel has toured with legendary artists, including Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Joe Lovano and compared to such groundbreaking guitarists Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and John Scofield who calls Rosenwinkel, "One of the finest and most creative jazz guitarists playing today" www.vervemusicgroup.com/verve/artist.asp?aid=3011

      Wed, August 20 * Jenni Muldaur *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $12
      Jenni Muldaur, daughter of Geoff and Maria Muldaur is a solid singer/songwriter that brings sincerity and feeling to anything she puts her voice on. Having done much session work as a vocalist and having released her own records in the past, Jenni Muldaur's love and experience in music makes for a perfect contemparary pop sound that consistenty improves upon itself time and time again.

      Wed, August 20 * Rene Risque & The Art Lovers *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $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

      Thurs, August 21 * Melissa Errico *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $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

      Thurs, August 21 * Postdata feat. Ivan Benavides & DJ Nova *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $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 techno-tropical whiz kid, turntablist/programmer DJ Nova (King Chango), 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. After their last appearance at Joe's Pub, Newsday's Ed Morales raved, "With his clean-shaven head and jittery sensuality, Ivan Benavides - a formidable songwriter who once penned hits for Colombian pop-vallenato star Carlos Vives - brought the future of Latin music to the stage of Joe's Pub...It was as if he were taking the songwriting spirit of Latin New York's '70s Golden Age and updating it with 21st century angst...Postdata's lineup is tightly drilled, explosive and thoroughly representative of New York's musical melting pot."

      Fri, August 22 * East Village Guitar Legends: Lenny Kaye & Gary Lucas & Dave First w/ special guests Tom Chiu and Dave Eggar (of the Flux Quartet): A Benefit for Howl! Festival of East Village Arts *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Lenny and Gary together is very HOWL! - Two guys who have defined and refined the sound of East Village rock: Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith forever, as well as Jim Carroll and countless others "Wearing the hats of critic, musician, compiler [of the seminal DIY garage rock collection Nuggets], and producer...Lenny Kaye is an undervalued contributor to the genesis of punk rock...Kaye's primitivist noise and capacity for loosely structured improvisation made him the perfect accompanist for punk pioneer Smith's earthy free-verse poetry." - All Music Guide
      Gary Lucas, who Melody Maker called "A True God", has provided a sound drenched in power for damn near anyone with balls, from Captain Beefhart to Jeff Buckley, with extroardinary fingerpicking pyrotechnics. "Gary Lucas is one of the only guitarists who matters" - Time Out NY
      Composer/guitarist/laptopist David First will present, with very special guests Tom Chiu (violin) and Dave Eggar (cello), a section from his recent major project Operation:Kracpot -- a compositional framework incorporating binaural beating, resonances from the earth's electromagnetic field, spherical harmonics, and leaps of faith into the world of outsider science.
      "mind warping minimalism" - New York Times, "it crossed the line past which music becomes magic" -Village Voice, "Guaranteed to get your head spinning indeed" - Paris Transatlantic www.davidfirst.com www.howlfestival.com

      Fri, August 22 * Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber is "the world's second fully improvisational acid funk band," bringing together a bevy of guitarists, keyboardists, percussionists and vocalists for exploratory groove-based group improvisations ranging from jazz-rock fusion to trip-hop, jungle and ambient house music. "A multi-ethnic troop of New York birth but no fixed genre, Burnt Sugar expand, contract and groove like liquid mercury ...under the baton of producer/guitarist Greg Tate, the voices, guitars, strings, keys, horns and percussion also summon overlapping echoes of George Clinton, the electric Miles Davis of Get Up With It, Lee Perry's dark magic at Black Ark Studios, plantation blues and gangsta hip hop (minus the gats and 'hos): Ellington to the future via the Grateful Dead's Anthem of the Sun." -Rolling Stone 2002's Ten of the Best, >From Under the Radar. www.burntsugarindex.com

      Sat, August 23 * Forro in the Dark *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Forro In The Dark plays the music of Louis Gonzaga, The King Of Baiao, a style of Brazilian dance music that is built around a trio of accordion, triangle and zabumba (a small bass drum that sounds huge). The relentless driving rhythms of the accordion, much like Zydeco, combine together with beautiful and distinctly Brazilian melodies. Often humorous, these are songs about life in the rugged, dry and unforgiving landscape of northern Brazil. This is party music for hard working people who would gather together at night for a "forro", where they could drink and dance and forget their troubles. Forro In The Dark is Rob Curto on accordion, Mauro Refosco on zabumba, Jorginho Amorim on triangle, Sergio Brandao on bass and cavaquino, Smokey Hormel on guitar. Individually, they have played with Beck, David Byrne, Johnny Cash, Rosemary Clooney, Bebel Gilberto (... just to name a few). As a group, they bring a contagious sense of joy to the room whenever they play these great Gonzaga songs, inspiring people of all races and ages to dance away their blues.

      Sun, August 24 * Asylum Street Spankers *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Austin's Asylum Street Spankers believe the best music is funny, joyful, moving and adventurous. On their latest 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 audiences 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." sez Jazz Review "The Spankers pull it off like vaudevillian pros and back it up with serious musical talent...inspired, lunatic brilliance!" addz Rolling Stone www.asylumstreetspankers.com

      Sun, August 24 * Rock Poetry Celebration Featuring  readings by Lou Reed  and More: A Benefit for HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts *
      Show at 9pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $50
      An evening of readings by some of rock's greatest poet laureates, lyrical luminaries and performance stars, featuring East Village legends Lou Reed, Karen Finley, and a bevy of guest stars. www.howlfestival.com

      Mon, August 25 * Louise Pitre: Upper North Side Canadian Music Series *
      Shows at 7 & 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $25 in advance, $30 at door
      Louise Pitre has been called "a Canadian treasure" by the Ottawa Journal and "a real star" by Variety but it was not until she was hand picked by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame to star in Mamma Mia on Broadway that she came to the attention of audiences in New York. Ever since , however, she has stolen hearts and brought crowds to tears as Donna in Mamma Mia, in her solo performance at New York's Town Hall, Toronto's Massey Hall and on her thrilling cds "All of My Life Has Led To This" and "Songs My Mother Taught Me". In this very rare cabaret appearance, part of the Upper North Side Canadian Music Series at Joe's Pub, Louise Pitre takes your heart and warms it, holds it, crushes it...then makes you laugh! She runs the gamut from Piaf, Brel, and Al Jolson to Michel LeGrand, Bonnie Raitt and everything in between. See Louise at her most intimate accompanied by Musical Director Diane Leah. Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General, New York: www.uppernorthside.org | www.louisepitre.com
      Click here to purchase tickets now!

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

      Thursday: DJ Beverly Bond
      DJ Beverly Bond spins an unforgettable set weekly. 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: Pub Luv
      It's a live and loud Friday crowd with guest DJ's 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: Spice
      Damon Degraff hosts a night of sexy caribbean beats with DJ Eric La Peau keeping the vibe smooth. Sponsored by Clarendon.

      Monday:
      August 11: DJ Scribe's Love Revolution with guests Carol C & Tortured Soul
      love revolution... revolution love...
      In these times of homeland security and preemptive strikes, it seems that love has become a revolutionary act. But don't expect a hare krishna bus parked on Lafayette. At this monthly Monday night, the love will be served up straight to your hearts, ears and feet, by the baddest (and most loving) underground djs you will ever hear, period. FREE

      August 25: Three the Odd Way: Return of the Supernegros Feat. Eman, Djinji Brown & Sharif Simons
      These three New York nightlife luminaries will be playing everything vital in soul, funk, house and anything beat-driven. Eman (Bang the Party) and Djinji Brown (Seven Heads) will be DJing some unstoppable tracks and all three of these bad SOB's will be performing live. $10

      Tuesday: Eclectic Ride
      KYA Entertainment presents The Eclectic Ride - hosted by BELINDA BECKER and FORREST. A night of great music from NYC's best DJs (ie. DJ Cosi, Belinda, DJ Herbert and DJ Reborn) and soul samples from the world's most eclectic mix of artists (ie. Bilal, Meshell N'Degeocello, Alia Marie, Dead Prez, Lady Alma, Goapele, Martin Luther, Wunmi, Anthony Hamilton and more). Come experience another level of partying. For more information or reduced list email kya@....

      Wednesday: 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.
      8/13: Fifth Year Crush, Royal Playboy Cartel
      8/20: Nortec Collective, La Leche
      8/27: Virgin 2, Buttah


    • 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
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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

        *********************Joe's Pub Schedule of Events*********************
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        Location: 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th St. & Astor Place.
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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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