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  • Bill Bragin
    Hey all, Well, the autumn chill is in the air and the memories of the hazy, lazy, rainy days of summer are fading fast. Boz Scagg s sold-out run has been
    Message 1 of 68 , Oct 2, 2003
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      Hey all,
       
      Well, the autumn chill is in the air and the memories of the hazy, lazy, rainy days of summer are fading fast.
       
      Boz Scagg's sold-out run has been terrific, and we have lots more great shows coming up next week.  Jazz fans have some special treats when T.S Monk (Thelonius' drummer son) and Nnenna Freelon perform on Monday, and then Tuesday night, the acclaimed saxophonist Jane Bunnett brings her award-winning Cuban-jazz ensemble the Spirits of Havana, as the next installment of our ongoing Upper North Side Canadian Music Series.  We'll continue our NAFTA ways on Wednesday, with the Mexico-based, Peruvian born Tania Libertad - fans of great bolero singers or of Afro-Peruvian vocalists like Susana Baca won't want to miss this.
       
      On Thursday, The Klezmatics, who this week's Time Out raves about as one of the best bands on the planet, will celebrate the release of their latest album, Rise Up!.  Friday, Simone, the daughter of Nina Simone, and recent star of Broadway's Aida, will carry on her legacy in fine style, and then next weeked cult legend lyricist and poet Fran Landesman will make a very rare NY appearance with the hipster's hipster Bob Dorough (of Schoolhouse Rock fame for you young-uns) and Jackie Cain, of Jackie & Roy.
       
      You've seen me go on in the past about new soul sensation Joss Stone, who made her public debut at Joe's Pub this summer - you can read more about her in the new issue of Enetertainment Weekly, and in today's NY Times. 
       
      One of the legendary singers Joss brought with her last time was Gwen McRae of Rockin' Chair and Funky Sensation.  Well, Gwen had so much fun, she has agreed to come back and do a full show of her own - going on sale in the next few days, the show is scheduled for November 25 at 9:30. 
       
      Also just announced, Gina Gershon will perform on Monday, Oct 13 - call the reservation line in a few days at 212-539-8778 for info.
       
      Lastly, upcoming GlobeSonic dj gigs include:
      Progression Sessions with SOund Tribe Sector 9, LTJ Bukem and more - Oct 10 at The Roxy, NYC
       
      Halloween at nublu - 62 Ave C - FREE - 11 pm
       
      And a WOMEX gig is Sevilla, Spain on Wednesday, Oct 22 with the great flamenco group Martires del Compas - details to come next week
       
       
      *********************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

       

      Wed, October 1
      AVISHAI COHEN and Friends: Lyla CD Release
      Critically acclaimed bassist, pianist, composer & band leader Avishai Cohen celebrates the release of Lyla, his fifth recording as a leader, and the first on his new label, Razdaz Recordz. Whether performing with Chick Corea, The International Vamp Band, his rock group Gadu, or with his trio (featuring pianist Sam Barsheshet and drummer Mark Guiliana), Avishai plays an ever-evolving, diverse blend of music that unites elements from rock, jazz, pop and hip hop into a fiercely original sound. At once affecting and virtuosic, Avishai Cohen's music is energy for the body and soul. The mission of the man and his fellow musicians is simple: Let our music inspire you. "...uplifting and inspirational." -NPR. "...strength and presence, he plays singing, propulsive bass figures...constantly adorning the music with dramatic touches..." -New York Times. www.avishaicohen.com 7:30pm, $12

      Wed, October 1
      PJ LOUGHRAN
      With a fiery voice and a handful of love letters, PJ Loughran (pronounced Lo'ck-rin) has been receiving standing ovations around the grottos of the NY and New England club scene for almost two years. As the New York Post said, this "skinny-white-boy Al Green", whose sound has been compared to everyone from Richie Havens to John Popper to Paul Simon (with a little Dave Matthews and Bill Withers mixed in), is quickly attracting a steady following through his uninhibited performances and earnest stage presence. www.pjloughran.com 9:30pm, $12

      Thurs - Sun, October 2 - 5
      BOZ SCAGGS: But Beautiful
      Grammy Award-winning artist Boz Scaggs celebrates the release of his latest album, But Beautiful, with a very special engagement as a highlight of Joe's Pub's 5th Anniversary season. An assured, logical next step in an enduring musical career, But Beautiful signals the arrival of an important new voice in the domain of the great American songbook, and sets a new benchmark for a career that has spanned 30 years and many accolades. Called "a stunning collection of jazz standards" by The New York Times, But Beautiful, on Scaggs' own Gray Cat Records, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. With his classic hits like "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle", Scaggs combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. Now with this foray into jazz, Scaggs continues to prove himself as one of most creative and original artists in the music industry. Rolling Stone raved that the "veteran soul rocker takes on some American pop classics - with extremely classy results," while The Boston Globe recently proclaimed that his latest is "one of the year's best albums of jazz vocals... a thing of shimmering beauty." www.bozscaggs.com $35; 10/2 @ 7:30pm, 10/3-5 @ 7 & 9:30pm

      Thurs, October 2
      JACK CASADY with special guests Box Set
      Founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jack Casady's full driving tone and innovative melodic bass work has defined the role of bass guitar in rock and roll for close to four decades. Liberating the bass from its traditional role as part of the rhythm section, Jack's pioneering approach has brought the instrument to the forefront. With sweeping chords and stormy melodic lines Jack's bass distinguished not only Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna but also a variety of side projects and recordings with artists including Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash, Warren Zevon, Country Joe and The Fish, Rusted Root and Gov't Mule. Now with the release of his first ever solo CD, Dream Factor (Eagle), Jack Casady opens the next chapter in his ever evolving career, showcasing his signature sound in a variety of settings, traveling through blues, rock, country, folk, funk, r&b and soul, joined for this special show by special guests from his album, Box Set. www.jackcasady.com | www.boxset.com 9:30pm, $25

      Mondays, October 6 & 27
      MELISSA ERRICO
      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." -The New York Times www.melissaerrico.com 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, October 6
      NNENNA FREELON / T.S. MONK
      Following her double Grammy-nominated Soulcall, vocalist Nnenna Freelon has returned to the recording studio to honor one of music's greatest composers, arrangers and performers - Stevie Wonder. Freelon has expressed her admiration for Wonder's music by recording his songs on her previous albums. With her new Concord release, Tales of Wonder, Freelon puts her own inimitable stamp on this legendary music, taking listeners on a journey of the heart, the way Soulcall took fans on a journey of the soul. The CD is also the first vocal album ever done as a tribute to Wonder.
      T.S. Monk - drummer, bandleader, composer, and vocalist was drawn to the drums before the age of ten and his destiny sealed when Max Roach, with whom he studied, gave him his first drum set. T. S. later received the New York Jazz Awards First Annual "Recording of the Year" and'Downbeat's prestigious 63rd Reader's Poll Award for Monk On Monk, the 80th Anniversary Birthday Tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk. Crosstalk, Monk's new recording, he seamlessly bridges musical worlds, adding vocals for the first time in more than fifteen years to his recording. T. S. Monk continues to display his leadership and artistry through his recordings and live performances worldwide, on television and in concert. 9:20pm, $20

      Tues, October 7
      JANE BUNNETT & the Spirits of Havana
      Upper North Side Canadian Music Series
      Twenty years after her first trip to Cuba, the accomplished Toronto-based soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett's creative energies are inextricably linked to Afro-Cuban music. Her affinity for the island's percolating rhythms and folkloric traditions animates her original music, and when collaborating with Cuba's most esteemed traditional and contemporary musicians, she sparks an invigorating cross-cultural exchange that remains respectful of island traditions. Bunnett has earned multiple Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of a GRAMMY), and has amassed critical acclaim for her performances and other recordings from Down Beat, JazzTimes and the Jazz Journalists Association. A brilliant instrumentalist who has also played with such jazz legends as as Dewey Redman, Don Pullen and Charlie Haden, Bunnett, along with her husband, trumpeter and producer Larry Cramer, has created a profound and trailblazing body of work, most recently documented in the acclaimed Cuban Odyssey CD and companion DVD (Blue Note). "Like a love affair that gets better with age...each of her projects since has delved deeper into Afro-Cuban folklore, jazz, and popular Cuban dance traditions...This is a very special project that should not go unnoticed...Highly recommended." -Descarga.com
      Part of the Upper North Side Canadian Music Series, sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General, New York www.uppernorthside.org | www.janebunnett.com 7:30pm, $15

      Tues, October 7
      ROYSTON LANGDON
      This fall launches the solo career of Royston Langdon and his lush classic rock band. After three albums and years of national tours behind him (most recently with Oasis and The Black Crowes) with his band SpaceHog, Royston is thriving very well on his own. Last winter, Royston started writing hits such as "Cool Water" as he embarked on a different voyage with a fresh new group. Royston has continued his relationship with Bryce Goggin, producer of SpaceHog's platinum selling "In the Meantime" to come up with a collection that has been described as "From Cream to Queen" with stunning references to a young David Bowie. www.roystonlangdon.com 9:30pm, $12

      Wed, October 8
      TANIA LIBERTAD
      Tania Libertad is one of the most significant Latin American artists on the scene today, beloved for her love of risk, passion, and above all - freedom. With over 2 million copies of her albums sold, 33 releases, and the honorary title of a UNESCO Peace Ambassador, Libertad's acclaimed career has led her to collaborate with such luminaries as Cesaria Evora, Pablo Milan? Miguel Bos?Djavan and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera. Highly acclaimed in her adopted home Mexico for her emotionally powerful boleros, on her recent album Costa Negra (World Village), Libertad explores the rhythms of her native Peru, drawing from similar inspiration as her countrywoman Susana Baca. "Costa Negra brings together many boleros (a lyrical, often heartbroken, ballad), a style that Latin American fans would quickly associate with Libertad. "...[it] possesses an uncomplicated elegance, thanks to the fine acoustic musicianship and Libertad's beguiling vocals." -Billboard www.tanialibertad.com 7 & 9:30pm, $20

      Thurs, October 9
      THE KLEZMATICS - Rise Up! CD Release
      The Possessed Jews with Horns are Back! The Klezmatics are known for blurring the lines of tradition with a modern sonic aesthetic. From ecstatic songs of praise to Yiddish carnival songs, from a kick-ass workers' march to slamming Klezmer tunes old, new, frantic and mysterious, The Klezmatics rise up once again on their latest outing - Rise up! Shteyt Oyf! (Rounder) - continuing the unlikely combination of ancient shtetl party music with an innovative consciousness that could only arise from the experimental and intellectual East Village. "The Klezmer revival of the 1980's was still young when the Klezmatics exploded onto the scene, shaking up Eastern European Jewish folk with jazz and world-music influences. Seventeen years later, it's impossible to imagine the genre without them...their music remains as deeply compassionate as it is invigorating, as accessible as it is virtuosic." -Time Out NY www.klezmatics.com 7 & 9:30pm, $18

      Fri, October 10
      THE LATIN PROJECT
      Taking notes from such successful interpreters of the blend of South American and Western sound as Jazzanova, Incognito and Masters At Work, The Latin Project owe as much to those entities as they do to the classic works of Milton Nascimiento and Sergio Mendes. On their debut artist album for Electric Monkey Records, Nueva Musica, The Latin Project--English natives Jez Colin and Matt Cooper--exercise their knowledge of underground, cutting edge music, while enhancing it with organic components such as warm vocals and traditional musicians. The Latin Project blend some of the favorite established Latin musicians with the most up-to-date electronic production. 7:30pm, $10

      Fri, October 10
      SIMONE feat. BluSyde
      Daughter of world-renowned chanteuse Nina Simone and star of Aida performs for the first time at Joe's with her band Bluside. Expect an amazing evening of R&B, funk, rock, ballads and other surprises from this very talented and beautiful songstress. 9:30pm, $15

      Sat & Sun, October 11 & 12
      FRAN LANDESMAN: In Her Own Voice
      feat. special guests Jackie Cain & Bob Dorough
      Fran Landesman -- the "Dorothy Parker of the jazz world" -- makes a very rare return visit from London to her home town of Manhattan to perform songs and poems from her remarkable 50 year career as a lyricist, accompanied by her writing partner of the past 10 years, British composer and pianist Simon Wallace. With a sharp eye for humor and life's dark corners, Fran's words -- from "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" in the early '50s to "Scars" in the late '90s -- have inspired performances by some of the world's greatest recording artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand and Miles Davis. "...one of the finest songwriting partnerships alive. Landesman is the poet laureate of the borderland between urban hipness and emotional insecurity, Wallace's melodies match the form and mood of the words to perfection." -The Observer (UK)
      www.franlandesman.com 7 & 9:30pm, $30

      Tues, October 14
      MATT NATHANSON
      7:30 & 9:30pm, SOLD OUT

      Wed, October 15
      CARL HANCOCK RUX
      Carl Hancock Rux, the artist who inaugurated Joe's Pub on its opening night five years ago this month, makes his first New York City concert appearance with his new band, with a sneak preview of his upcoming CD "Apothecary Rx" (Giant Step). Filled with vision, beats, majesty and memories, Apothecary Rx encompasses everything from gospel to hip-hop, rock to jazz and, as a result, sums up the breadth of Carl's sonic inspirations and possibilities. "Rux himself is a Sunday-morning preacher conjuring Saturday night's fever..." -Village Voice. "The dizzying oral artistry of Carl Hancock Rux unleashes a torrent of paperbag poetry and post modern hip-bop music; the ritualistic blues of self awakening." -NY Post www.carlhancockrux.com 7:30pm, $15 cash at door

      Wed, October 15
      JULIAN FLEISHER
      Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Waters and Mel Torme before him, Julian Fleisher (producer of legendary downtown duo Kiki and Herb) mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a 12-piece band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub. "I have seen the future of vocal Jazz! He's got a marvelous, resonate baritone, with impeccable intonation, and a wonderful choice of material...talented, funny and hip." -LA Jazz Scene, East/West Connections www.ratherbig.com 9:30pm, $20

      Thurs, October 16
      MARC COHN
      7 & 9pm, SOLD OUT

      Fri, October 17
      THE COLBY PRIOR BAND
      17 year-old singer songwriter Colby Prior has been writing poetry since she was 11 years old. At age 13 she wrote her first song on guitar and she's never looked back. Colby has been hanging out backstage with such artists as Phoebe Snow, Maroon 5 and Gavin DeGraw and making a name for herself as a studio singer. Now with The Colby Prior Band, comprised of Colby and four innovative musicians all under the age of 20, she is beginning to make a name for herself as a rock artist in her own right. "Halfway thru her first song, I was thinking in six months she's going to be such a huge star I won't be able to reach her by phone...she renewed my faith in rock and roll." -Rick Carnes (Hit Songwriter and President of the Songwriters Guild) www.colbyprior.com 7pm, $12

      Fri & Sat, October 17 & 18
      GARLAND JEFFREYS & the Coney Island Playboys
      The legendary Garland Jeffreys doesn't fit into neat little boxes: his
      thoughtful, passionate songs mix new wave, soul, reggae, garage rock, doo-wop and Latin influences to create a deeply personal hybrid that reflects his own multi-ethnic roots. A New York native and veteran of the fertile mid-70's and early-80's scene that included peers like Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Graham Parker & the Rumour, Southside Johnny, Mink DeVille and Phoebe Snow, Jeffreys' songs range from streetwise urban-romantic love songs to penetrating social critiques tackling issues of race in America - on his album Don't Call me Buckwheat, which has been called "one of the most important, hard hitting records since Marvin Gaye's masterpiece What's Going On." (Amazon.com). Recent activities include appearances in the Martin Scorcese PBS special The Blues, and contributions to tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen. Don't miss these intimate full band shows in GARLAND and his CONEY ISLAND PLAYBOYS' only NYC concerts this fall. www.garlandjeffreys.com 9pm, $25 in advance/$30 at door

      Sat, October 18
      PETER SALETT / PHIL ROY
      A fixture on the downtown scene, Peter Salett, celebrates the release of his fourth record, After A While, (Coda Terra Records) with his second Joe's Pub performance. "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
      Phil Roy has re-entered the music scene with an album that has made everyone sit up and take notice. "Issues+Options" boasts a melange of beautifully written and executed songs with collaborators ranging from Glenn Tilbrook to Nicolas Cage, and has finally moved Phil Roy into the spotlight. The Associated Press calls Melt, a track from the album "simply one of the most gorgeous love songs ever" and Rita Houston from WFUV has made it her pick for Song of the Year. "The Phil Roy album has affected me like no other record in the past decade. Not only is this soul music, this is music for your soul." -XM Satellite Radio www.philroy.com | www.petersalett.com 6:30pm, $15

      Sun, October 19
      PIERCE TURNER
      Alone with nothing but a guitar, a headset, a rack of synths and his acrobatic dancing shoes, Pierce turner can raze a concert hall to rubble in a finger-click. This Celtic Soul artist whose previous albums have been produced by such greats as Philip Glass and John Simon comes to Joe's Pub with a hot string quartet ready to impress. "Clambering across the tables, little shimmies and clattering a smashing ashtray to the ground to screams of adoration, Turner breaks down the barrier between audience and performer and really gives himself in a way that makes him naked." -The Irish Times www.pierceturner.com 7:30pm, $15

      Sun, October 19
      NELLIE McKAY
      Now signed to Columbia Records, wunderkind Nellie McKay has beencalled one of New York's most intriguing performers, quickly becoming a growing cult sensation for quirky songs steeped in the classic pop of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building, filtered through a post-Eminem sensibility. Time Out NY raves that McKay "infiltrates her material with a roguish lyrical bite reminiscent of Randy Newman. She is a dynamite piano player and a pitch-perfect vocalist and has a stage presence akin to a giggly Doris Day." www.antifolk.net/artists/nelliemckay 9:30pm, $12

      Mon, October 20
      MIROSLAV VITOUS - solo
      Miroslav Vitous, the great bassist and Weather Report founding member,
      performs a very rare solo concert. Long one of the truly outstanding
      bassists in jazz, Vitous' command of the instrument is complete. Playing the
      foreground as much as the background - majestically - Vitous is striking for
      the purity of his playing and for his wide-open and subtle compositions. In
      addition to celebrated group work alongside artists such as Miles Davis,
      Herbie Hancock, Terje Rypdal and Roy Haynes, his more recent work includes
      solo recordings and explorations of the new technological challenges of
      MIDI-Interface for bass and samples. Vitous is recently returning to the US
      public eye with the release of his highly anticipated new recording
      Universal Syncopations (ECM), featuring some of his longtime peers and
      collaborators: John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Jan Garabrek and Jack
      DeJohnette. "Beguiling" -New York Times 7:30pm, $20

      Mon, October 20
      COLIN STEEL
      Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Colin Steel has everything going his way -
      a soaring voice, inspirational & introspective songs, a fast-growing
      following, and an independently released debut CD. Performing solo or
      playing with his group of supporting musicians, he brings a raw energy to
      his audience night-in and night-out. Born in Washington DC, Colin soaked up
      a mishmash mix of early R.E.M., Pixies, Nirvana, John Lennon, and 60's soul
      while playing bass & then drums in local bands (The Backsliders,
      ThunderChicken). His move to New York coincided with his move to guitar &
      vocals, and after one summer of channeling The Velvet Underground through a
      beat-up 4-track recorder, he began writing the brit-soul ballads and detuned
      alt-grooves that mark his first album. "Pulling together the vocal sounds of
      Shannon Hoon and Jeff Buckley, Colin sings straight to the heart of each
      song..." www.music-critic.com 9:30pm, $10 cash at door

      Tues, October 21
      GEOFF MULDAUR'S FUTURISTIC ENSEMBLE: A Vision of Bix Beiderbecke
      Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic Ensemble celebrates the release of their landmark
      recording of American music, "Private Astronomy - A Vision of the Music of
      Bix Beiderbecke" - on Deutche Grammophon's EDGE label. In creating chamber
      orchestrations for Bix's piano pieces, Geoff has taken a stunningly original
      look at one of the musical geniuses of the 20th century. Added to these
      instrumental works will be songs from the period sung with joyful affection
      by Martha Wainwright, Geoff and the Harmony Boys. The 13-piece Futuristic
      Ensemble will include Mark Gould, principal trumpet with the Metropolitan
      Opera; Ted Nash, alto saxist with Wynton Marsalis and Arnie Kinsella drummer
      for Garrison Keilor's Shoe Band. www.geoffmuldaur.com 7pm, $25

      Tues, October 21
      LISALA: Get It CD Release, and introducing Heston
      A vocalist, songwriter and producer, Lisala has developed a gritty soul and
      r&b sound that is sanctified by lush motifs that call vocal pioneers like
      Chaka Khan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Clark Sisters and Patti Austin to mind. Her
      powerhouse pipes and innovative compositions make for a listening experience
      that is both brand new and old as earth. While "Get It" is her first solo
      album, it has been more than a minute in the making. "Get It" will pilot you
      into sonic outer space. "The impassioned crooning...gutbucket singing [of
      this] soulful soprano pierces through." -Jazz Times Magazine www.lisala.com
      ASCAP songwriter Heston is one of the most sought-after musicians on the
      Atlanta music scene. This Dominica born, Philadelphia raised, islander has
      the charisma to connect with audiences from 'underground to mainstream' and
      whether it is opening for featured acts like Cody ChesnuTT, Motown artist
      Donnie, or Slip & Slide's LaTocha Scott (formerly of Xscape), his music
      crosses all boundaries and each song collectively echoes emotions of Sam
      Cook, the energy of Bob Marley, and the sexuality of Marvin Gaye. Heston is
      on his way to magnificent things.
      www.HestonMusic.com A Sista Factory presentation - www.sistafactory.com 9:30pm, $12

      Wed, October 22
      SEX MOB - CD Release
      Sex Mob is a band out of time: a smartly old-fashioned quartet of world-class musicians with a satchel full of charts. Sex Mob is social music: a rollicking midnight set with clatter and drinks and a band. Sex Mob is a happy contradiction: an experimental jazz outfit whose music has slid readily into the mainstream via SNL, MTV, and NPR. The winners of two Downbeat Critics' Polls, Sex Mob celebrates the release of "Dime Grind Palace", what bandleader and trumpeter Steven Bernstein calls his "dream record." After four LPs focusing on the songbooks of others (including Duke Ellington and James Bond composer John Barry), Sex Mob's newest album features original material in their own unique voice, the result of an ongoing dialogue between master players (saxophonist Briggan Krauss, bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen) and a diverse palette of inspirations ranging from the Art Ensemble of Chicago to Dixieland to Little Richard. 9:30pm, $15

      Thurs, October 23
      RAUL MIDON / KAKI KING
      The buzz is growing into a roar for multi-instrumentalist Raul Midon, who straddles soul, pop & jazz, with a hair-raising voice and dazzling guitar technique that has been blowing minds 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 Chaka Khan, 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 "His style is a febrile amalgam of Stevie Wonder vocals, feel-good pop songwriting, sophisticated jazz harmonies and a ferociously aggressive way of playing acoustic guitar." -Washington Post
      Thumping basslines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc on her audience and guitar. At 23, she is already a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions, feaured on her new release Everyody Loves You (Velour). Though her style and tunings are suggestive of Michael Hedges, Kaki is more about the L train than placid landscapes. Her playing has a passion and an edge that keeps her tenuously balanced, one foot in the acoustic world, the other in rock'n'roll. "The most striking young musician to emerge in decades...The stunned audience went ballistic at her spectacular musicianship. " -LA Weekly www.kakiking.com | www.midon.com 7pm, $12

      Thurs, October 23
      THE BAD PLUS
      The Bad Plus -- bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King -- are three post-modern jazz iconoclasts who combine keen wit, dynamic musical contrasts, and an original sensibility in what's been called "the loudest piano trio ever." Drawing inspiration from dance music, pop and rock, and peppering their compelling originals with covers of Nirvana, Aphex Twin and Blondie, The Bad Plus deconstruct their influences in a steadfastly pure jazz idiom all their own. Their celebrated Tchad Blake-produced major label debut, With "These Are The Vistas", (Columbia) is riddled with mayhem, startling surgical precision and rhythmic abandon. The Washington Post declares, "These Are the Vistas isn't just a breath of fresh air -- it's a tornado. If you want to know where jazz is headed next, look here." "It's an equilateral chamber group that merges jazz, pop, and the conservatory in a heady and original way, accessible and seriously playful" - The Village Voice www.villagevoice.com/issues/0310/giddins.php www.thebadplus.com 9:30pm, $20

      Fri, October 24
      JESSE HARRIS and the Ferdinandos
      plus special guest TBA
      Recently signed to Blue Thumb/Verve, Jesse Harris is now enjoying his first major label release 'The Secret Sun'. Harris has already garnered a strong fan base as well as critical acclaim for his music, most notably when he surprised the music industry by winning the Song of the Year Grammy for writing 'Don't Know Why' for Norah Jones. Harris wrote a total of six songs for Norah's multi-Grammy winning album. Harris and his band, the Ferdinandos, have previously released three independent CDs. 7pm, $12

      Fri, October 24
      HAALE
      Sufi rocker from the Bronx, NY-born vocalist Haale blends ancientPersian melodies with contemporary Western instrumentals, creating pieces that are quintessentially hybrid, reflecting both her lyrical Persian roots and her American alternative rock aesthetic. Singing in English and Farsi, Haale's performances draw audiences into the ecstatic and electric space where these two worlds coexist. "This genre bending seamstress will make you see stars while ascending to her own" exclaims Global Rhythm Magazine, who named Haale "Best Unsigned Artist of the Year." www.haale.com Limited number of CMJ badges admitted. 9:30pm, $12

      Sun, October 26
      TILT BRASS BAND / GUY KLUCEVSEK - PHILLIP JOHNSTON DUO
      By combining their individual experiences with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Medeski Martin and Wood, Henry Threadgill and La Monte Young into a ten-piece powerhouse, TILT is expanding and exploding the brass band tradition with a style-blind diversity of sounds from the fringes of concert music, full-band improvisations and beyond. Their set at Joe's Pub will include the premiere of new works from band mates Dave Ballou and Kevin Norton, and the New York premiere of prolific downtown composer Elliot Sharp's Coriolis Effect.
      Polka-Bop? Trance-Tango? Avant-Baroque? For over two decades, accordionist Guy Klucevsek has been plumbing the forefront at the intersection of contemporary classical music and world music, while saxophonist Phillip Johnston has been investigating the overlap of jazz, blues and new music. Now in a new duo, with an original repertoire written by both for the group, they express the overlap of intersections with wry wit, finger-bustin' chops and a mysterious charm that defies description. You name it, you claim it. Tonight Klucevsek / Johnston Duo celebrates the release of their CD Tales from the Cryptic (Winter & Winter). "Two players who share a sly, delightfully skewed way with musical idioms, Klucevsek and Johnston, are world-class instrumentalists and, seemingly, natural partners." -The New Yorker. home.earthlink.net/~philjohnston/ 7pm, $15

      Sun, October 26
      ARTO LINDSAY
      Arto Lindsay has made a lifelong habit of crossing both geographical and musical borders. Born in the United States and raised in Brazil during the heyday of that country's pointedly eclectic Tropicália movement of the 1960s, the multi-faceted songwriter/producer/vocalist/guitarist has forged an international reputation as an artist whose work is as seductive as it is challenging. From his late 70's recordings of abrasive "no wave" through his acclaimed series of solo albums beginning in the late 90's, Lindsay has bonded rhythms and melodies from diverse cultures and genres in provocative new ways, crafting inimitable soundscapes whose impact can range from fragile pop pleasure to sheer sonic assault. 9:30pm, $15

      Mon, October 27
      THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS
      w/ special guests BETTY, Maggie Moore, Rebecca Martin, Kate McGarry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Greg Naughton, Rikki Rumball, and other surprise guests! Into a world hungry for the musical and lyrical sophistication of the Great American Songbook comes the Breithaupt Brothers, whose songwriting is inspired, informed and infused by that great era. The brothers -- Don (music) & Jeff (lyrics) -- are unabashed about their debt to the era and the George/Ira paradigm implicit in their sibling partnership. Befitting such an ambitious point of departure, the Breithaupts (pronounced "Bright-up") work from a starting point that assumes a high level of harmonic and melodic sophistication and words that run the gamut of love and romance, from giddy inception to dark aftermath. Although the resulting songs hark back to a bygone era of craftsmanship, they are full-blooded, contemporary, relevant, and new. Joining the songwriters this evening will be a wonderful jazz quintet of New York musicians and an all-star guest list of singing and theater talent that includes Rebecca Martin (MAXJazz), Kate McGarry (Palmetto Records), BETTY (BETTY Rules), Maggie Moore (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (On The Town), singer-songwriter Greg Naughton, and other surprise guests! 9:30pm, $20
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      I will sing to those who will listen. It is important to talk to the convinced. I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, Aren t you singing to
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            "I will sing to those who will listen.  It is important to talk to the convinced.  I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, "Aren't you singing to yourself?"  The progressive community of this country is one of the most fragile in the world.  We suffer from illusions of being in greater shape than we are because we think it follows that if we are Americans, we must be great!  We are in great need of understanding our vulnerability, our need for validation, maintenance, nurturing and celebration.  We need to learn how to be longtimers and not forever be limited by operating ahistorically and responding to crisis after crisis..."
            "...It is important to gather together to nurture and feed as a community committed to being a presence in a society beyond our own meager lives.  When moving in new territories as an organizer I use the model I learned in the Black church and as a field secretary for SNCC.  First, there is a home base; there is a place that you can go back to for shelter, rest, and re-orientation.  It is from there that you move into the world offering your message and work sometimes to people who will throw rocks at you, throw you in jail, or slam doors in your face.  Facing the work of this intensity, we do not have to apologize for needing to return to home base.  There must be a strategy for going out, organizing, speaking and raising issues and then coming into yourself and your community for a check-in.  It is important to have a safety zone to refuel where you can eat your dinner with others who will understand and will protect your need to be vulnerable."
            - Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) from her Foreword "Nurturing Resistance" to Reimagining America: The Arts of Social Change
         
        I just came back from the WOMEX conference in Germany, where I was completely energized by being party of an international community of people who were celebrating the diverse cultural contributions of people who draw from their local roots and send them out to the world.  To a person, every conversation that came up with a non-American pleaded for the US to do the right thing with this election.  It's shocking that Americans are so out of touch from world opinion, (or worse, that they are in touch with it and simply don't care) that they (re)-elected this administration.  I try to console myself with the knowledge that the Northeast of the US, which I call my home, rejected Bush soundly, and in Manhattan and the Bronx, Bush received less than 17% of the vote. I also console myself with the knowledge that over 600 of you came out to see Tinariwen, a Tuareg guitar band, maybe just to shut me up and stop nagging, but also because we have a curiosity and openness to different cultural expressions.  Thanks to all the incredible media support and friends who spread the word on this one.  it was an amazing send-off, and reaffirms why I do what I do.  While I am profoundly disappointed with my country, I am proud of my community.  In these days and years ahead, we must continue to return to our "home base" to be refueled and energized by the creative spirits which surround us, so that we can continue to fight against the oppressive regime that is causing so much damage to our country and to the world.
         
        So, in the spirit of returning to home base and refueling, we are thrilled to have Dr. Reagon's daughter, Toshi Reagon, a warrior herself, performing for two shows on Saturday night.  Toshi led the orchestra for the recent production of her mother's collaboration with Robert Wilson, The Temptation of St. Anthony at BAM, featuring lots of Joe's Pub faves including Carl Hancock Rux and Helga Davis, and we all know how incendiary and celebratory Toshi's concerts can be.  Come expecting to be refueled, and reenergized with a spirit of love and righteous anger.  And don't be surprised if it's a family affair at the early set.
         
        A few other notes, and I want to hit send, cause I know you all missed getting this last week while I was away.  It's more important than ever to keep an international perspective, so we don't get too myopic these days, so I am going to particularly mention some shows that take a global perspective.  Before I go there, let me steer you to the newly renovated Joe's Pub website - now with searchability by artist, date, genre, keyword - lots easier to find what you are looking for and buy tix, and we got some photos and press quotes - all kinds of goodies.  It's still a work in progress, and the email blast is next on the hit list, so look forward to getting your feedback. visist www.publictheater.org .
         
        Brazilian Music!  Unfortunately, tomorrow night's show with Monica Salmaso, which was on track to selling out, had to be cancelled due to illness.  We are looking for someone to play tomorrow night at 9:30, but no one confirmed yet. We'll try to get her back next time she comes to the US.
         
        We have added a few great Brazilian shows - Rob Curto, accordionist formerly of Forro in the Dark, has a great new forro band, and will be joined by several exponents of Nordestino styles, including Scott Kettner of Maracatu NY and Nation Beat and Jorge Martins of Cascabulho - expect a hardcore Brazilian dance party of baiao, coco and maracatu rhythms on Monday, November 15. On Sunday, November 21, the incredible Brazilian soul singer Ed Motta will perform two shows - he's a star in Brazil, and a concert I produced at Central Park SummerStage, where he opened for one of his idols, Roy Ayers, and ended up collaborating on about 4 songs, goes down as one of the favorite shows I've worked on.  He's an amazing talent, and if you know a Brazilian music or rare groove/soul fan, just ask them - this one is essential.  Finally, on Nov 24, the Brazilian indie-pop duo Mosquitoes finally make their way to Joe's Pub.  We've been trying to get them here for a while, and are thrilled it's finally happening.
         
        Mexico Now!  Joe's Pub is proud to be a part of Arts International's citywide celebration of contemporary Mexican performing and visual arts, and for our part, we have some of the finest in Mexican alternative and electronic music.  On Monday, November 15, Monterrey's Plastilina Mosh make a rare NYC appearance, bringing a sound that has been described as "the Beastie Boys meets Beck meets Cafe Tacuba".  They will do two shows at 9:30 and 11:30 . The following Monday, we present the NY debut of two groups from Guadalajara's Nopal Beat movement - Sweet Electra and God is My Name - Nopal Beat is to Guadalajara what Nortec is to Tijuana, with a bit more of a downtempo and deep house flavor.  And just added, one of our favorites, Ely Guerra, who celebrates her new record Sweet and Sour, Hot y Spicy .  Ely's previous solo shows at Joe's Pub have been magical, and we look forward to finally seeing her here with the full band.  Special thanks to Arts International, KCRW radio and La Banda Elastica for their support.
         
        Roots reggae!  We don't have a chance to present live reggae as much as we'd want, and are thrilled to have one of roots reggae's finest exponents - Morgan Heritage, in a special intimate show celebrating their newest album - their gospel inflected harmonies, and conscious messages are positive and uplifting.  Tickets are close to sold out, so don't wait.  Next Wednesday, Sally Timms, of the Mekons fame, brings her countrified solo project along with Johnny Dowd, followed by the Irish pub rocker Joe Hurley with his all-star band the Gents :James Mastro (Ian Hunter, John Cale), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), Kenny Margolis (Cracker).  And Saturday, Nov 13, Pharaoh's Daughter brings you on a pan-Mediterranean journey.
         
        And speaking of global journeys, I had the great pleasure of spinning in two European countries last week - Fabian and I brought the GlobeSonic party to Essen's Salsoteca last Wednesday, as an unofficial kick-off to WOMEX, and it was a great place to gather all our friends together before the conference kicked into full gear, and show off our new visuals from Casey Meade of Projectile Arts.  Special thanks to Christine, Alexander and Jan of WOMEX for helping set it up.  I also stopped through London on my way back, and at the last minute, Jonathan Walton of Oi Va Voi invited me down to spin with him at a great party, Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club - great room, great crowd, great vibe, and felt frightfully like our home at nublu.  It was a terrific way to unwind from the conference craziness, and inspired by the rocking last day set by Mahala Rai Banda, I focused on Gypsy brass bands, and horn-drenched banda/cumbia/reggaeton jams, and I was very happy to see our good friends Susheela Raman and Sam Mills stop by to say hey. 
         
        Speaking of nublu, GlobeSonic will be back for the next in our monthly residency at Nublu on Saturday, November 13, and you can be sure I'll be dropping a bunch of new tracks I picked up last weekend - just going through the dozens of Cd's I picked up and already discovered some gems to share.  And we'll also have a special live set by Real Live Show, in a special birthday set. Real Live, who will be at Joe's Pub on November 30, bring a high energy show with two dope MC's Stimulus and Dionysus, backed by some of the funkiest instrumentalists on the NY scene. They've got a new CD Class Is In Session, released on Studio Distribution, now available at fine stores nationwide and online at www.studiodistribution.com/artist.php?id=67222   We look forward to seeing what sparks fly when we bring our two crowds together. 
         
        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
         
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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

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

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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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