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  • Bill Bragin
    Greetings all, Seems like NYC is finally back to normal , so I am taking this excuse to get out of town for a week. I ll be gone till Labor Day weekend, so
    Message 1 of 68 , Aug 21, 2003
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      Greetings all,
      Seems like NYC is finally back to "normal" , so I am taking this excuse to get out of town for a week.  I'll be gone till Labor Day weekend, so if you reply, don't be surprised if you don't hear from me till September.
      A few special hints before I leave town:
      The New Yorker Festival will announce some very special events for September 19 - 20 in their program guide which is coming out on Monday.  Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 28 at noon through Telecharge only www.telecharge.com 212-239-6200.  The events will feature interviews with authors on Friday, Sept 19, and on Saturday with a pretty big deal musical artist.  I can't tell you who the musical artist is, but she is is in town this week performing at a baseball stadium.  Please note, this is an interview and *not* a musical performance, but still, she's a pretty fascinating person.  Also note, there are no house seats for this show, so PLEASE don't ask. 
      Even in the dog days of summer, we have some extremely fine programs to close out August.  The HOWL Festival has two benefits - this Friday, with three legends of guitar - Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group, Gary Lucas of Capt. Beefhart fame, and microtonal guru David First.  More great guitars later that night when Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber bring their sprawling sonic alchemy to the Pub.
      And on Sunday, true rock royalty will read in a celebration of Rock Poetry, with Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, The Fugs' Ed Sanders, and host Bob Holman.  There will also be special surprise guests, and though I can't tell you who this is either, rumor has it that yams may be involved. 
      On the world music side, Djelimady Tounkara, one of most finest guitarists in Africa and subject of Banning Eyre's terrific booka dn companion Cd "In Griot Time", will bring his acoustic project, featuring some of his colleagues from Mali's legendary Super Rail Band, on Wednesday, 8/27.  And Sunday, 8/31, Monique Seka, Ivory Coast's Queen of Afro Zouk will set the club on fire for Carnaval weekend.
      Brazilian music fans, take note of three VERY special engagements.  Forro in the Dark, whose nublu party has been an underground sensation, will bring their infectious Northeastern Brazilian dance music to Joe's Pub, now with pre-show set spun by Brazilian Beat's Greg Caz. nublu fans will also want to come back on Sept 3, when the Nublu Orchestra, under the conduction of Butch Morris, will make their Joe's Pub debut, with an all-star lineup that includes nublu main man Ilhan Ersahin and his Love Trio buddies, plus Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Graham Haynes and many others.  Later that night, Love Trio will play, along with very special guest U-Roy! 
      And just added - the legendary bossa nova singer Miucha - collaborator with Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz and Tom Jobim, will make perform at 11:30 after the Djelimady show.  She's playing at Lincoln Center Out of Doors this weekend for thousands of people with her quintet.  This intimate duo performance should be quite a special treat, and marks what she said is her first NYC club appearance probably since she sang with Getz.  You may also be familiar with the music of her brother Chico Buarque, and her daughter, Bebel Gilberto. Tickets for this are only available for cash at door - make reservations by calling 212-539-8778.
      And on sale next week will be the NY debut of Brazil's newest musical sensation, and current Latin Grammy Nominee for Best New artist, Fernanda Porto.  She is one of the leaders of what's been dubbed the "Sampa novo" movement, which also includes Suba, the late producer of Bebel's debut record, and there's an interesting article online here http://www.arts.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/08/16/bmbraz16.xml&site=6
      And if you like your world music to blend headbanging hard rock and Swedish polskas, Hoven Droven are the band for you. Saw them in Stockholm a few years back, and the crowd was alternately waltzing and pogoing.  Stoooopid, stoopid music, which I mean only in the best way.
      Dance music fans of a different sort will not want to miss a live performance by the shimmeringly beautiful house music of Ananda Project, led by the highly acclaimed Chris Brann of P'taah fame. 
      And so on, and so on.  Keep reading, check out the special shows added on the bottom, like appearances by Cyndi Lauper, the first NY solo show of Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady, and special engagements by Boz Scaggs and Sandra Bernhard.  Remember, we announce the shows here first - so act now, and if your friends want to sign up to get the early news, have the click the links below, for the general Joe's Pub version, or my personal, typo-ridden, tacky-ad-laden Yahoogroups, special recommendation filled spam.
      Have a great end of summer, and see ya all in September.

      *********************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.
      Support for Louise Pitre and Djelimady Tounkara provided by TV5. Click here for more info.
      Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

      coming to joe's pub...
      Join us as we celebrate our fifth anniversary, with a very special lineup of performances, including Boz Scaggs, Sandra Bernhard, Cyndi Lauper, Shelby Lynne, They Might Be Giants, Garland Jeffreys, Jack Casady, Marc Cohn and much more! Most tickets already on sale! Tickets available at The Public Theater box office, or through Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or www.telecharge.com. See below for further information on these shows and more...

      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 * Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez*
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $12
      Christine Ohlman, The Beehive Queen, known for her mile-high platinum blonde hairdo, leads Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez (whose fourth CD, Strip, just released on TNA Records, has been called "..wicked and wanton, filled with heathen rock n' roll and sinful soul music...in a word, great"); is the vocalist with The Saturday Night Live Band; has recorded with Double Trouble, Charlie Musselwhite, Marshall Crenshaw, Eddie Kirkland and others; and is a writer and music historian.

      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 Lou Reed, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Ed Sanders & More, hosted by Bob Holman: 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, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, 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

      Tues, August 26 * Barbara Sfraga: Under the Moon CD Release *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      A "voicist" of extraordinary passion and range with a penchant for free-spirited improvisation, Barbara Sfraga is also a savvy bandleader-composer-lyricist and gifted arranger who delights in putting a new spin on the familiar. Celebrating the release of Under The Moon, her second release and debut for A440 Music Group, she breathes new life into well-worn standards by Ellington, Carmichael, Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein while offering vivid interpretations of songs by Angela Bofill and Bob Dylan. Barbara's beautiful voice and restlessly creative streak as an improviser will be showcased with an ensemble featuring CSQ's bass artisan, Christopher Dean Sullivan, percussionist - soundrhythium Michael T.A.Thompson and pianist Bill Pernice. "Her dynamic delivery brings to mind Anita O'Day or Patricia Barber her self-assured unpredictable phrasing at any tempo earns her high marks when compared with other new-generation vocalists." - JazzTimes Magazine www.barbarasfraga.com

      Tues, August 26 * Joe Condiracci *
      Show at 9:30pm Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Joe is a gifted songwriter with the ability to provide an intimate look into love and relationships whose lyrics and voice compel you to feel the happiness and the heartache. His songwriting and arranging abilities have proven to be strong enough to stand up to the biggest names in music as his single "Angel" climbed up the charts to #15 on FMQB. With a smooth and soulful voice, Joe manages to capture his audience, and keep them captive long after the set is over. "A young man who has a magnificent horizon in the music/entertainment industry because of his musical, writing and singing abilities." (Tom Dowd - Producer) www.joecondiracci.com

      Wed, August 27 * Djelimady Tounkara (of Super Rail Band) *
      Shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $20 for 7:30 & $25 for 9:30
      Djelimady Tounkara, the extraordinary virtuoso guitarist of Mali's legendary Super Rail Band, is called "[undeniably] one of the world's greatest guitartist" by Amazon.com. A pioneer in transforming ancient Manding griot music onto guitar, he helped pioneer the modern Malian sound, adding influences from Cuban son, American rock, jazz and blues, flamenco, and French variete. Djelimady's touch, his rhythm, his sense of swing and of the perfect note, and the elegance of his solos all make him one of the greatest guitarists of his time, up there with Eric Clapton and BB King. Performing from his acoustic release, Sigui, (Harmonia Mundi) Djelimady's band will include members of the Super Rail Band, and features Samba Diabate on rhythm guitar, Bamba Dembele on percussion, Samba Sissoko and Mariam Tounkara on vocals. "...simply one of the world's most gifted guitar players, fluid and inventive in the extreme. He's shown many times that he can transform traditional music into modern gold...ideas spring, fully-formed, from his fingertips. There's not a wrong move or a dull moment [he] sparkles."- Mondomix

      Wed, August 27 * Miucha Live Performance with Leandro Braga *
      Show at 11:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/Cash, $30
      Miucha, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has had a decades-long career in the arts, as a multi-talented composer, singer, and of late a filmmaker. Her latest album "Miucha Compositores", which was produced by Jose Milton, presents songs from the great names of Bossa-Nova, such as Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell and Chico Buarque. Her latest project has been the production of a film with the well-known Brazilian filmmaker, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, detailing the life of her late father, Sergio Buarque de Hollanda, an eminent historian and well-known scholar in Brazil. Miucha began her professional career in 1975, when she joined together with Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz on a record entitled "The Best of Two Worlds". In that same year she appeared at the Newport Jazz festival with Stan Getz, and also recorded a track with Antonio Carlos ("Tom") Jobim called "Boto" on an album of Jobim's.  

      Thurs, August 28 * Ananda Project with special guests Peter Daou & DJ Shifty *
      Show at 8:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $20
      Innovative and prolific producer / composer / remixer Chris Brann (of Wamdue / P'TAAH fame) and his Ananda Project collective kick-off their debut North American tour with an intimate live performance in support of their new album 'Morning Light' (out August 12 on King Street Sounds / Nite Grooves). Special guests include DJ Shifty and veteran keyboardist, producer and modern jazz / electronic instrumentalist Peter Daou (formerly of The Daou). Daou, who makes his live solo concert debut, will be previewing compositions from his forthcoming solo full-length. Expect a memorable evening of blissful, melodic and sultry, organic-infused club-rooted beats sprinkled with esoteric jazz, funk and electronic nuances. Presented by King Street Sounds and Shifty Entertainment in association with Giant Step "[10 out of 10]....Shimmering oceans of house ebb and flow from beginning to end, sweeping you up into its endless expanse of rhythm and soul and leaving you breathless with its beauty...[Ananda Project is] funky, it's fresh and it moves effortlessly between the intellectual and the sexual. This is what heaven must sound like." - Mixer "The tension between kinetic and potential energy helps spark Peter Daou's piano and synth solos. In feel, contour, pitch-bend nuance, and sometimes in timbre, his improvisations hark back to Herbie Hancock's mellower Headhunters-vintage work." - Keyboard www.kingstreetsounds.com | www.giantstep.net | www.peterdaou.com

      Fri, August 29 * Gloria Deluxe / Black Cat Orchestra *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Gloria Deluxe, fronted by singer and accordionist Cynthia Hopkins, perform a wry and artful blend blend of garage-rock, back-country ballads, honky tonk, and cabaret. "For those who like their alt-country heavy on the theatricality, Gloria Deluxe is a welcome arrival... Hopkins looks innocently waiflike, but from her bee-stung lips pours gruesomely Gothic storytelling, wrapped in a weary, country twang with a raspy undertone. Imagine Lotte Lenya's kid sister shacking up in a cheap Atlanta hotel with Tom Waits and spending her time slumming with visionaries, addicts, and murderers". - Time Out New York www.gloriadeluxe.com
      The Black Cat Orchestra plays cinematic pop music from the Mediterranean, Asia, Eastern Europe and their home town, Seattle. Elegant, deft an informal, the Orchestra leans to and creates cultural intersections: Greek tangos, Turkish psychedelia, country western songs with an Indonesian air, Bollywood ballads, and more. Voice, cello, accordion, drums and bass weave together to create "the Mitteleuropa of your dreams--a place where folk, classical, klezmer and rock collide in a stately dance" (The Rocket). www.blackcatorchestra.com

      Friday, Aug 29 * The Pocket Band with guest Jamila *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $12
      Jamila- After a long stint backing Philly duo "Kindred", Jamila steps out on her own, for her solo debut performance. With her Kentucky drawl, smooth vocal prowess, and engaging stage presence, Jamila is poised to begin an amazing journey on which fans will enthusiastically accompany her. The Pocket Band is an entirely original band from Washington DC that blend reggae, hip hop and rock to create a unique sound. Their incredible vocals, great lyrics and a strong reggae influence have them being described as Dave Matthews meets Sublime. With two full length records under their belt and a live record in production, The Pocket is poised to take it to the next level with their resonating live show wherever they play.

      Sat, August 30 * Basya Schecter (of Pharaoh's Daughter) *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12 in advance/$15 at door
      Singer/songwriter Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter showcases her compelling voice, powerful musicianship and mesmerizing compositions drawing on a unique blend of Mideastern/Jewish influences in a special intimate show featuring solo and duet arrangements on oud, saz and guitar plus surprise guests. "Boasting a deep, soulful voice with an expansive range suited to the demands of the material, which veers from dark, moody, world-beat influenced singer-songwriter folk-rock to Hasidic- and Arabic-influenced chant. The control and dynamism she displays is hypnotic" - Berkshire Eagle www.pharaohsdaughter.com

      Sat, August 30 * muMs: Strange Fruit CD Release *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15 in advance/$20 at door
      muMs, a verbal instrumentationalist cultivated in the chemical that created hip hop -- The Bronx, New York -- puts his most creative work on CD, as he celebrates the release of Strange Fruit, an engaging and innovative fusion of jazz and spoken word, music and movement. As muMs the schemer, he has performed his unique art on New York underground rap and poetry scenes since 1992, leading to featured roles in the documentary Slam Nation, Spike Lee's Bamboozled, and a recurring role as Poet, in HBO's crtitically-acclaimed series Oz. The show, the experience, and the man will be unforgettable. www.sirmuMsila.com

      Sun, August 31 * Michael Cavanaugh (from Movin' Out) *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Michael Cavanaugh, the Tony-nominated star of the Broadway hit musical Movin' Out comes to Joe's Pub with his band to perform his original music from his highly anticipated new CD Sounds A Lot Like Me. His catchy melodies, clever lyrics, and powerful voice bring classic rock and roll to the to the year 2003. Michael Cavanaugh is... "Amazing" -- New York Times "Brilliant" -- Variety Magazine, "Phenomenal" -- Chicago Sun-Times www.michaelcavanaugh.com

      Sun, August 31 * Monique Seka & The Black Warriors *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Celebrate Labor Day Carnival Weekend with Monique Seka, the Queen of Afro Zouk. Ivory Coast's most popular female singer, Seka has been at the forefront of the music for more than 15 years with a subtle charm and a silky voice have made her a legend and a positive inspiration for a next generation of young singers from her native Ivory Coast. With a strong stage presence and dancing abilities, Seka mixes her Afro-zouk rhythms with hints of salsa, soukous and funk of salsa. She made her entry on the Afro-dance floors with her first album Missounwa in 1989, went on to win France's prestigious Grand Prix of the Afro-Carribean Music, and subsequently sold over a million copies of the title track of her 1995 album Okaman. She has just released her 5th album last year on Sony/France.

      Mon, September 1 * Joe Cassidy, "Rock Star" *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Before Law School, before Broadway, there was a dream: To be a Rock Star (without the rehab). You will rue the day you miss: A concert evening of re-interpreted Classic Rock and Blues songs from the 60's-90's, such as Carry On My Wayward Son, Can't Find My Home, and Love the One You're With (to name a few) performed by Broadway veteran Joe Cassidy (1776, Show Boat, A Christmas Carol, Les Miserables), backed by a 5-piece band led by Musical Director Vadim Feichtner (William Finn's Elegies at Lincoln Center), and back-up vocalists including fellow Broadway vets Sally Wilfert (Tom Sawyer), Farah Alvin (The Look of Love, Grease) and more. "Cassidy exhibits startling stage presence and a tremendous voice." -Theatermania.com.

      Tues, September 2 * Azure Ray with special guest Martha Wainwright *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $10
      Acclaimed Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray make achingly beautiful music, building stunning soundscapes of love, loss and hope are told with fragile clarity and delicate delivery. True southerners at heart, their music can't help but sway and smolder like neo-American gothic balladry. Poised to release a beguiling new album - "Hold On Love" - on Saddle Creek Records this fall, Azure Ray won't stay a well kept secret much longer. "Azure Ray makes music for longing: woozy, somnambulant pop that billows out slowly, great white sails of song fluttering up against midnight skylines." -MAGNET "If maudlin but beautiful, expertly crafted pop songs keep a room in your heart's hotel, get with it." -Pitchforkmedia.com www.thewarmsupercomputer.com/azureray.html
      Martha Wainwright is a singer-songwriter of keen insight and originality. With her band, she brings a solid musical strength to her songs with a voice that can break your heart and material that is wise, vulnerable and revealing.

      Tues, Sept 2 * Tracy Bonham *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/cash, $15
      Since the release of her first album The Burdens of Being Upright, which featured the hit single "Mother Mother", Tracy Bonham has continued to grow as an artist fusing fierce guitar chords with honest and personal lyrics. In early 2000, Bonham released the album Down Here, which was the follow up to her gold-certified, twice Grammy nominated debut. Now currently at work on her third album, this classically trained violist turned singer/songwriter continues to make passionate, insightful music.

      Wed, Sept 3 * Hoven Droven *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      The music of Hoven Droven (closest translation: "helter skelter" or "whatever") is a unique and powerful blend of traditional Swedish folk and fierce hard rock, where violin and electric guitar duel for the audience's attention. Breathing new life into old Swedish tunes while lovingly preserving the tradition at the same time, Hoven Droven's commitment to brain tickling arrangements and head banging grooves is infectious. They routinely rock your socks off with a diverse sound created by sax, drums, percussion and bass. "...like some odd game of chicken in which the fiery crash of two stubborn opponents leads not to mangled and singed flesh but to the birth of something new and powerful, rising phoenix-like from the smouldering heap of twisted Volvos, Hoven Droven have made something weird and beautiful at the fatal intersection of fiddle and electric guitar." -PopMatters. www.hovendroven.com

      Wed, Sept 3 * NuBlu Orchestra, Conduction by Butch Morris *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $20
      In the tradition of Butch Morris' "Holy Ghost" and "Skyscraper", the NuBlu Orchestra is the quintessential Nouveau-Avant art music. With the likes of Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Graham Haynes, Ilhan Ersahin, Kenny Wollenson, Jessie Murphy and Butch Morris conducting with a host of stellar musicians and guests, including Juini Booth, Matt Pennman, Jesse Murphy, Didi, DJ Barry Cole, Mauro Refosco, Jana Andevska... "This music is completely surprising and simply overwhelming ...building the most incredible crossings of styles." -Neue Musikzeitung. "If there is one thing you can say about Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, it's that his music is genuine...he creates moving, beautiful music while conjuring the unknown." -Time Out New York. www.nublu.net | www.conduction.us

      Thurs, Sept 4 * Mia Doi Todd - Solo *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Mia Doi Todd is a truly singular artist. A classically trained singer, self-taught guitarist, Butoh dancer, pianist, and master of musical and lyrical understatement, she writes and sings songs that resemble no one's. Her stunning Columbia debut, The Golden State, was produced by Mitchell Froom (Los Lobos, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello) and has earned rave reviews for her pure and crystalline voice, intensely intimate lyrics and arrestingly original music: "A cool, ethereal collection of Tori Amos-style songs that beautifully showcase Todd's soothing voice and enchanting lyrics." -Marie Claire www.miadoitodd.com

      Thurs, Sept 4 * Dancenow/NYC presents: Treats, Treasures, Little Pleasures: Program A: Hosted by Keely Garfield & Lawrence Goldhuber * Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15, All 3 shows for $40 at Box Office Only
      "True to its wildly spontaneous self" (The New York Times) the 2003 Dancenow/NYC Fall Festival will kick off its ninth season with a new Cabaret series at Joe's Pub. The two-night, three-show revue brings together a potent mix of 25 cutting edge dance luminaries, dauntless, unabashed and irresistible. Hosting the three shows are Keely Garfield & Lawrence Goldhuber, "an enjoyable sly pair of combative, nutty lovers," Clare Byrne and Nicholas Leichter "club-kid dance chic with a slightly psychotic edge" and Larry Keigwin's Kabaret, "a parcel of pure explosive energy." The brew of guest artists, to date, includes Monica Bill Barnes, Janis Brenner, Faye Driscoll, Barry Blumenfeld's Tap Fusion, Sara Hook, Eryc Taylor, David Neuman, Jimena Paz, Amos Pinhasi, Claire Porter, Romy Reading, Anthony Rodriguez, Gus Solomons and Carmen de Lavallade, Wallie Wolfgruber, Roger Jeffreys' Subtle Changes and much more. Each show is a different elixir, full of treats, treasures and little pleasures. Catch one, you will surely want to catch them all! Discount available at the Box Office if you buy tickets for all three! www.dancenownyc.org

      Fri, Sept 5 * Dancenow/NYC presents: Treats, Treasures, Little Pleasures: Program B: Hosted by Clare Byrne & Nicholas Leichter * Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15, All 3 shows for $40 at Box Office Only
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      Fri, Sept 5 * Dancenow/NYC presents: Treats, Treasures, Little Pleasures: Program C: Hosted by Larry Keigwin/Keigwin Kabaret * Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15, All 3 shows for $40 at Box Office Only
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      Sat, Sept 6 * Hip Hop Hoodios *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      This Latino-Jewish urban music collective promises lots of booty-shaking and laughs alike. Comprised of bilingual musicians from Jewish/Latino backgrounds, the members of Hip Hop Hoodíos are linked by a common love for Latin alternative music, or rock and rap "en Español". But don't call these guys the Jewish answer to Tenacious D or the Latino respuesta to the Beastie Boys - Hip Hop Hoodíos are out to change the notions and preconceptions of Latin music entirely. NY Newsday calls their 'Raza Hoodia' album "an empowering fusion of New York urban cultures", while Volkswagen recently picked up their new song 'Gorrito Cosmico' for a national ad campaign. Special DJ set from DJ Juba, who'll spin those nastee Judeo-Spangala beats, at 9PM. www.hiphophoodios.com

      Sun, Sept 7 * Polygraph Lounge *
      Show at 7pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Plundering the common cultural currency of yesterday, today and tomorrow, P-Lounge geniuses Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart specialize in anarchic musical hilarity, joined by the incomparable Melissa Fathman. Nose flutes for everyone. "Once their mischievous, hyperactive creativity gets loose, there's no stopping it!" raved The New York Times "Two highly sought-after pop-to-jazz-to-20th-century-experimental sessionmen go all Spike Jones and/or Weird Al on your fanny with puns decipherable only by scholars equally versed in Ornette, Iron Butterfly, the muckamuck European tradition, Alvin and the Chipmunks? testicles, and Moby Dick using didgeridoos, theremins, car alarms, and whirlee-copters? no less," The Village Voice tries to explain. www.polygraphlounge.com

      Mon, Sept 8 * Oh Susanna / Rose Polenzani & Lorna Hunt *
      Show at 7pm Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Singer-songwriter Oh Susanna can conjure landscapes at the drop of a lyric and a pluck of a doomed chord. Best known for her harrowing ballads which seeded her debut album, Oh Susanna sings in a voice of passion which transfixes and transports. Her current release, Oh Susanna (Nettwerk), marks a departure for the Toronto-based artist from the days of touring with her companions Kinnie Starr and Veda Hille as The Scrappy Bitches taking a more intimate and feminine approach to the music. "Every now and then there is a voice that you hear that is genuinely affecting. Neil Young is one those voices...it's the same with Oh Susanna. She pulls the heartstrings." -BBC www.ohsusannamusic.com
      27 year old singer-songwriter Rose Polenzani began her career with self-released demos in 1997 and was quickly signed to Indigo Girls' Amy Ray's label, Daemon Records in 1999. She has released two critically acclaimed solo albums ("Anybody" 1999; "Rose Polenzani" 2001) and tours constantly, performing regularly with folks like the Indigo Girls, Over The Rhine, Shawn Colvin, David Gray and Joan Baez. In 2002 she joined fellow New England singer-songwriters Erin McKeown, Jess Klein and Beth Amsel on the wildly popular one-off collaborative project/release "Voices on the Verge" (Rykodisc). www.rosepolenzani.com
      The 1998 release of Lorna Hunt's audiophile award-winning indie debut "All In One Day" resulted in airplay at both college and community stations in the US & abroad, inclusion in several indie films and a fervent & growing fan base. Dubbed "progressive post-folk" by the press, Lorna's new album "Sentimental Bedlam" does apogee-expanding gyrations - it rocks, it floats, it gimps, it smotes. Tracks from the album have already received nationwide airplay in the Starbucks chain. www.lornahunt.com

      Mon, Sept 8 * Les Yeux Noir *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      Les Yeux Noirs have been sharing all the magic and emotion of Gypsy music around the world for over ten years, winning acclaim for their boundless energy, technical excellence, soaring improvisations and spontaneity. Part gypsy, part klezmer, this is the music that has moved people to sing and dance around the world for centuries. With each frenetic stroke of their bows they take the listener further into a dizzying vortex of Central European sounds and images. Both joyous and nostalgic, this nomadic music perfectly reflects the lives of a persecuted people in exile, caught up in a massive Diaspora, all with an unshakeable will to live. Les Yeux Noirs invite us to share in intense moments of emotion and indescribable joy, as they weave their magic wih extraordinary energy.

      Tues, Sept 9 * Edie Carey: When I Was Made CD Release *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Armed with her graceful, soaring voice, and her undeniable skill for carving everyday images in almost startling detail, singer-songwriter Edie Carey grabs hold of her audiences and doesn't let go until she steps off the stage. While her songs are what first draw listeners in, it's what she says in between that keeps them coming back. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey's wry and often self-mocking humor, coupled with her ability to tell a great story, makes people feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend. The winning combination of her engaging stage presence, her heart-grabbing songs, and her almost unearthly voice are why her career as a recording and performing artist continues to be so successful. "She cuts into a subject...with a diamond-edged blade. Beware. You'll be drawn into her spell." - WUMB, Boston www.ediecarey.com

      Tues, Sept 9 * Rich Price and Stephen Kellogg *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Reso/ cash, $12
      Stephen Kellogg is a classic songwriter with a thoroughly modern approach and an amazing voice only matched by his stage presence. Rich Price is an up and coming singer/songwriter.

      Wed, Sept 10 * Josh Ritter: Hello Starling CD Release *
      Show at 7:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $12
      Details magazine's "Next Big Thing" Josh Ritter celebrates the release of his second album Hello Starling (Signature Sounds). Ritter's songs are a rare gift of natural, intuitive beauty, praised for their beautifully spare, timeless songwriting and winning comparisons to Nick Drake, Will Oldham, and Ron Sexsmith. "Not that Dylan, Springsteen, and Van Zandt (Townes, that is) comparisons should be bandied about freely, but the 25 year-old Idaho-born Josh Ritter is one of those rare performers who can bend genres into a seamless wonder without giving much thought to the whole process...[his debut album] 'Golden Age of Radio' is damn near perfect." - San Francisco Bay Guardian www.joshritter.com

      Wed, Sept 10 * Stew: The ABC's of Stew *
      Show at 9:30pm, Tickets by: Box Office and Telecharge, $15
      With a gift for hook-filled melodies, taut poetic narratives, and sardonic sense of humor, the brilliant "Afro-Baroque" songwriter Stew (also of the acclaimed band The Negro Problem), offers old favorites and a sneak preview of songs from his upcoming album Something Deeper Than These Changes. Following his recent Joe's Pub debut, the Village Voice raved: "Dude's a better singer than Richard Pryor and a better stand-up comic than Jimmy Webb, and I'm tempted to call him America's best songwriter" . The LA Times has exclaimed that Stew's songs, combining elements of cabaret, soul and subversive pop are "gorgeous, deeply felt, wildly sophisticated and at times, hilarious. "All Music Guide called Stew's The Naked Dutch Painter... "One of the first singer/songwriter masterpieces of the 21st century," while Entertainment Weekly selected that collection as its Best Album of 2002, gushing: "Stew's lush sense of melody and witty, journalistically detailed lyrics..make his second solo album, with its reminiscences of psychotropic drug dalliances and portraits of well-read women who carry switchblades, a true treat for those who care about innovative, thought-provoking pop...wonderful!"
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      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.

      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
      9/1 Evil Dee presents...THE CLASSICS

      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.

      8/27: Miucha with Leandro Braga at Joe's Pub
      Miucha, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has had a decades-long career in the arts, as a multi-talented composer, singer, and of late a filmmaker. Her latest album "Miucha Compositores", which was produced by Jose Milton, presents songs from the great names of

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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
        The Public Theater
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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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