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  • Bill Bragin
    Many of you have asked me - can you really fit dance on that stage? And the answer is, we do, and it looks absolutely great. This weekend, our on-going
    Message 1 of 68 , May 6, 2004
      Many of you have asked me - can you really fit dance on that stage?  And the answer is, we do, and it looks absolutely great.  This weekend, our on-going collaboration with DanceNow/NYC continues with another amazing line-up of some of the most talented dancers and choreographers on the scene today, including Doug Elkins, David Neumann, Nicholas Leichter, Ellis Wood, Heidi Latsky and more. I know many people I know who are huge music fans don't see dance very often, maybe cause they don't know who to see, or feel intimidated, or the price is too high....this series provides a great low-cost way to check out a really broad range of work that is fun, kinetic, sexy, thought-provoking - and to have a few cocktails while you're there. The previous DanceNow events have been excellent - don't miss it this time.
      Fans of New Orleans music who acted quickly probably have their tickets for the subdudes this weekend - as of today, we only had tickets left for Sunday, and even those may be gone now, but it's still not too late to get tickets for the mighty Dirty Dozen Brass Band, so don't miss this chance to see one of the Big Easy's finest exports.
      Broadway, gospel and soul fans won't want to miss this weekend's shows by Billy Porter, currently an artist in residence here at The Public Theater, who knocked people out with his Sylvester-like role in last season's musical Radiant Baby.  He'll be recording his shows for a live record, showing off is amazingly versatile talent.
      Recently, my recurring theme has been emerging themes, and one of those themes has been Brazilian music.  next Friday, the multi-talented Grammy nominated electro-bossa Fernanda Porto returns to Joe's Pub, this time with guest appearances by living colour's Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish, who just recorded some tracks with her in Brazil. (and check their bandmate Vernon Reid's masque gig later in the month).  Just announced, on Monday May 17, Arto Lindsay celebrates the release of his latest album Salt, followed two days later by a CD release concert of his often collaborator Vincius Cantuaria, whose new album Horse & Fish is also just out.  Later in the month, don't miss singer and pianist Eliane Elias, and MPB vocalist Nicole Borger, and keep your eyes peeled for Cibelle in July.
      Speaking of visionary boundary-defying artists, next weekend will also see the return of Nigerian soul rocker Keziah Jones on Friday, followed by two very special shows on Saturday with Garland Jeffreys - one show a benefit for downtown's McBurney Y, featuring some surprise guests, and later that night, a stripped down rock set-up with 2 guitars, bass and drums.  Garland has been a stalwart of the NY rock scene for years, and runs in some pretty esteemed company (last time I saw him on stage, it was joining Bruce Springsteen , Willie Nile and Gary US Bonds) so you never know who he might round up for the benefit.
      And lastly, just a reminder that we have extended Jackie Hoffman's hilarious show, The Kvetching Continues, which has gathered acclaim from all corners. The tribulations of Broadway stardom -- well, near-stardom, anyway -- are the subject of Jackie Hoffman's endearingly bitter, explosively funny new solo show at Joe's Pub. ...Clearly, this is a world-class kvetch. Attention must be paid!" - VARIETY

      "With equal parts bad taste and uncanny precision, Hoffman skewers gay dads, matinee audiences, and breast-feeding moms. Not since W.C. Fields has anyone been so deliciously mean about children." -VILLAGE VOICE

      "Often hysterical, sometimes shocking" - PLAYBILL.COM

      "Bitterness is oh so sweet at Joe's Pub, where the mordant pleasure that is Jackie Hoffman is spreading joy through anger in her one-woman show...she is one refreshingly talented and funny woman." -THE NEW YORK TIMES

      After being sold out steadily since the beginning of the year, new tickets are now available.  Don't miss it.
      One last note of appreciation in the memory of Sir Coxsone Clement Dodd.  You'll be sure to hear some classic Studio One reggae classics in his honor at the next GlobeSonic one week from Saturday, may 15 at nublu. Respect.
      *********************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.
      Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

      Fri-Sun, May 7-9
      the subdudes
      the subdudes, one of the premier originators of American roots music and pioneers of what was to become the "Americana Sound," have reunited and will celebrate the release their first album in eight years, Miracle Mule (Back Porch Records) with three special nights of shows. the subdudes' sound -- a rich, warm, soulful mix of roots-rock, funk, gospel, and blues fueled by amazing vocal harmonies backed by guitars, keyboards, accordion and percussion -- is a product of their native New Orleans background. Three of the original band members, Tommy Malone, Steve Amedee and John Magnie will be joined by Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa. "Born in New Orleans and forged in Colorado, the subdudes played Rocky Mountain swamp rock; expansive big-sky-country harmonies soared out of a roux of blues, R&B, and zydeco, as if the bayous were 8000 feet above sea level. The sound was pure magic." -Offbeat Magazine www.subdudes.com 5/7 & 8 at 7:30pm, 5/9 at 9:30pm, $20
      *Fri & Sat shows SOLD OUT; tickets available for Sun ONLY.

      Fridays & Saturdays, May 7-8 & June 4-5
      DANCENOW/NYC: Dance-mOpolitan
      Hailed by The New York Times as "the dance equivalent of the New York International Fringe Festival," Dancenow/NYC returns to Joe's Pub this spring to present an all new urban space series - Dance-mOpolitan, a new way to look at dance that is dynamic, intimate and sexy! "Get a Cosmo with your Choreography," (Alicia Zuckerman, New York Magazine) during this cosmopolitan urban spring series on the first weekends of May and June.
      Hosted by Doug Elkins on May 7 & 8 and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women on June 4 & 5, each show is a potent blend of cutting edge dance makers and performers - dauntless, unabashed and irresistible. This new performance series that is bringing dance into one of New York City's hot night spots is "Simply put, a Blast!", according to The New York Sun. The perfect extension of DanceNow/NYC's unconventional programming - showcasing more than 70 highlights and new discoveries in a unique club setting year-round, curated byDancenow/NYC's Artistic Directors, Tamara Greenfield & Robin Staff. Artists include:

      May 7 & 8, Hosted by Doug Elkins with Subtle Changes/Roger C. Jeffrey; Nicholas Leichter; Ellis Wood Dance; Dixie Fun Lee Dance Theater; Laura Peterson and Dancers; Heidi Latsky Dance; David Neumann and Karinne Keithley; Clare Byrne

      June 4 & 5, Hosted by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women with Mary Cochran (aka Valeska); The Bang Group/David Parker; Gus Solomon's & Carmen de Lavallad; Robert Battle; Thom Fogarty...and more. www.dancenownyc.org 9:30pm, $15 per show/$25 for one May and one June show, if purchased together (at Box Office only)

      Sun, May 9 & Mondays, May 10 & 17
      BILLY PORTER: At the Corner of Broadway and Soul
      The New York Times raves, "A Masterclass in Diva from an Ebullient Personality." Billy Porter returns triumphantly to Joe's Pub to record LIVE! - At The Corner Of Broadway & Soul, an evening of song featuring new American Broadway standards, gospel, and soulful originals of his own. 7:30pm, $20 advance/ $25 at door

      Mon-Tues, May 10-11
      LLOYD COLE with special guest Dave Derby
      Called "one of the most articulate and acute songwriters of the postpunk era" (All Music Guide) Cole swept the UK with The Commotions in the mid '80's, followed by acclaimed solo records and singularly literate pop gems with his band The Negatives. For these solo shows, he celebrates the North American release of Music in a Foreign Language (One Little Indian), which features his tradmark sharp and insightful songwriting and showcases his heartfelt and cinematic songs about bittersweet love. His last shows at Joe's Pub sold out very quickly - don't delay. www.lloydcole.com
      "Derby, who moved from Boston to New York in the late '90s, is having a serious love affair with what he calls the avocado Mafia bands: Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, and a clutch of other deceptively laid-back, savvy singer-songwriters who sprang out of the '70s LA music scene. Like theirs, Derby's songs are lovely and sincere, but there's an all-important edge to the earnestness, a wry subtext to the easy listening." -Boston Globe www.davederby.com May 10 - 1 show at 9:30pm; May 11 - 2 shows at 7 & 9:30pm, $25

      Wed, May 12
      7 & 9:30pm, SOLD OUT

      Thurs, May 13
      DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND: Funeral For A Friend CD Release
      A quarter century after their inception, New Orleans' legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances, DDBB have revitalized the brass band tradition, earning them acclaim as "...one of the two or three most enthralling jazz acts in the world..." (London Times). Now, back at Joe's Pub to celebrate their city's vast musical heritage, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band launches the new album Funeral For A Friend (Ropeadope), a breathtaking and deeply spiritual neo-traditional homage to the jazz funeral dedicated to their dearly departed friend and original tuba player, Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen. Produced by Craig Street (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry), Funeral For A Friend finds the Dozen mining the treasures of traditional blues and gospel spirituals for a reflection on loss, love and celebration of life, while displaying a depth of emotion not often associated with New Orleans Brass Band music. "The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is arguably the most influential ensemble to emerge in New Orleans over the last 25 years..." -Offbeat Magazine www.dirtydozenbrass.com 7 & 9:30pm, $25

      Fri, May 14
      FERNANDA PORTO  with special appearances by Doug Wimbish & Will Calhoun (of Living Colour)
      Composer-singer-musician-programmer Fernanda Porto was one of the first musicians in Brazil to experiment with electronica and traditional Brazilian music, creating an original blend of samba, bossa nova and drum 'n' bass that was credited with revitalizing Britain's languishing drum 'n' bass scene when her hit single "Sambassim" was released there in 2002. Following her sold-out her New York debut at Joe's Pub last fall, Porto returns in celebration of the May US release of her self-titled debut CD which has already been certified gold in Brazil. A 2003 Latin Grammy nominee, Porto plays most of the instruments and handles all the programming on the album. In concert, this self-possessed dynamo does expert duty on keyboards, saxophone, electric guitar and drums, accompanied by a band that has no trouble linking the future of Brazilian music with the traditions of the past. "Fernanda Porto's siren song reinvents samba for the drum 'n' bass generation." -Time Out New York http://portal.trama.com.br/fernandaporto 7pm, $15

      Fri, May 14
      Keziah Jones took a lead in the international scene as a cosmopolitan young person bluesman, a kind of philosopher musician. Keziah mixes the blues, the soul and the funk to create a clean style in the line of the Ben Harper or Lenny Kravitz. Olufemi Sanyaolu, alias Keziah Jones, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, 1968. Largely influenced by the political and moral personality of Fela Kuti, and by the playing of Jimi Hendrix, Keziah Jones first release was 'Blufunk Is A Fact' and his latest, 5th release is entitled 'Black Orpheus'. 9:30pm, $10 cash at door

      Sat, May 15
      GARLAND JEFFREYS and Friends: A Benefit for the McBurney Y
      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. For this show, Garland, a Y member for 37 years, will be joined by very special guests in a benefit for the McBurney YMCA's Youth and Family Programs. The McBurney YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth and families. For 152 years, the McBurney YMCA has been a leader in New York City, creating and delivering high-quality programs that serve people of all ages, from pre-school children to older adults. It has long been the cornerstone of a diverse community, bringing people together from the Chelsea/Greenwich Village/Union Square community through programs that greatly enrich their lives. When an individual joins the McBurney YMCA, he or she becomes part of a caring community. The McBurney YMCA is for everyone: people of all ages, ethnicities, religion, incomes and abilities. www.ymcanyc.org/mcburney | www.garlandjeffreys.com 6:30pm, $50

      Sat, May 15
      GARLAND JEFFREYS: 2 Guitars, Bass & Drums
      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, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, 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. Don't miss Garland's only New York City shows this year. This show will feature Steve Goulding, Alan Freedman, Mark Bosch and Brian Stanley. www.garlandjeffreys.com 9pm, $30 advance $35 at door

      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      Sun, May 16 & Mondays, May 24, June 7, 21 & 28
      Hairspray's cockeyed pessimist Jackie Hoffman brings the art of complaining from Broadway to Broadway/Lafayette in this ALL NEW SHOW. Now extended for six additional dates in May and June due to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim! "The tribulations of Broadway stardom -- well, near-stardom, anyway -- are the subject of Jackie Hoffman's endearingly bitter, explosively funny new solo show at Joe's Pub. ...Clearly, this is a world-class kvetch. Attention must be paid!" - Variety "With equal parts bad taste and uncanny precision, Hoffman skewers gay dads, matinee audiences, and breast-feeding moms. Not since W.C. Fields has anyone been so deliciously mean about children." -Village Voice "Often hysterical, sometimes shocking" -Playbill.com "Bitterness is oh so sweet at Joe's Pub, where the mordant pleasure that is Jackie Hoffman is spreading joy through anger in her one-woman show...she is one refreshingly talented and funny woman." -The New York Times
      $20, May 16, June 7, 21 & 28 7:30pm / May 24 9:30pm

      Sun, May 16
      TODD ALMOND: Deep North Woods CD Release
      Todd Almond, composer, performer and a fresh voice in the current music scene celebrates the release of his second CD Deep North Woods. He brings with him a band that includes John Curley and Michael Horrigan (of Afghan Whigs), Bill Alletzhauser (of Ruby Vileos), and special guest stars. A guest composer at the Sundance Theater Lab in 2003, and the creator of original music for countless scores for plays, Todd Almond is rising up the ladder of New York City theater and capturing the interest of a new generation of theater-goers. "Almond is simply lovely." -Variety. 9:30pm, $12

      Mon, May 17
      Matthew Ryan's new album, Regret Over the Wires, is visceral, elegant and honest. Ryan's first collection for Hybrid Recordings highlights a newfound vigor and commitment to the union of an often violent rock and roll with beauty, insight and humor. Produced by Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin), Mark Robertson (Those Legendary Shack Shakers) and Matthew Ryan, Regret Over The Wires was recorded and mixed in 30 days.
      Gary Jules is releasing his newest album Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets. Working once again with longtime friend and collaborator Andrews, Jules has crafted a spare-but-compelling album filled with beautifully sung meditations on faith, hope and love. From "Mad World" (featured in the film "Donnie Darko") and the mandolin-driven "Princess of Hollywood Way" to the upbeat "DTLA" and the soothing breeze of "Barstool," Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets is exactly the kind of diverse album you expect from an artist Rolling Stone called "an important new songwriting talent." 9:30pm, $18

      Mon, May 17
      Arto Lindsay has made a lifelong habit of crossing both geographical and musical borders. Known as a member of No New York (produced by Brian Eno) and as a staple of downtown NYC music scence in the 80s, producing tracks for Laurie Anderson and David Byrne, collaborating with John Zorn, contributing lyric translations to compilations of Brazilian music on Byrne's label Luaka Bop. An artist known for perennially pushing music and sound ahead to new dimensions, his newest recording project "Salt" will bow on Righteous Babe Records on May 11. Lindsay will perform with long-time collaborators Melvin Gibbs (Henry Rollins alumnus) on bass and computer and Micah Gaugh (Apollo Heights, Cecil Taylor alumnus) on keyboards, saxophone and vocals. "Salt" is an uncanny meld of earthy Bahian grooves and provocative electronic textures. www.artolindsay.com 11pm, $10 cash at door

      Tues, May 18
      A very special "Jerusalem Day" performance at Joe's Pub. A truly Zionist musical project...as though they have touched God...a beautiful choir like we have never heard before. The 14 person choir consists of children from the Ethiopian Jewish community, mostly new immigrants, who now live in the Netanya area. For more than an hour hear and see magic and bring tears to eyes. It is a naive, pure, and heart-warming project and one that should not be missed. The first ever U.S. non-theater performance by Shlomo Gronich and The Sheba Choir. 7 & 9:30pm, $45

      Wed, May 19
      Brazil's quintessential musician's-musician performs exciting post-Bossa music with deep roots in the Bossa Nova tradition, sweet melancholy-tinged melodies and ripe with the possibilities of the future. This show celebrates the release of Vinicius' brand new album Horse & Fish on Bar/None Records.
      Also, this will be the only show on this tour with Michael Leonhart on trumpet (Steely Dan, Lenny Kravitz). "A magnetic performer with a stunning, personal repertoire of beautiful and modern Brazilian songs of love and life." -The Guardian (UK). 7:30pm, $20

      Wed, May 19
      ISABEL ROSE: The Single Life
      With her unique blend of pop, jazz, cool and sass Isabel Rose brings you a night of song and laughter you won't forget. Choosing songs from every canon, no holds are barred, all rules are broken, and all bets are on that you'll be tapping your toes under the table and singing along to the annoyance of the person next to you. As a follow up to her sold-out appearance last fall, Isabel returns to Joe's Pub with her seven piece band led by Jeff Klitz and directed by Carl Andress, ready to blow the roof off the house one more time. 9:30pm, $20

      Thurs, May 20
      Rolling Stone once stated, "Before there was Jewel, there was Janis Ian." It is an apt portrayal of an artist known for her ethereal vocals, poetic wordplay, and sublime melodies. Through more than three decades, Ian has managed to keep her music fresh and inspiring. She burst on the scene at age 15 with her controversial saga of interracial love, "Society's Child." Self-penned and arranged, it topped the charts and created a storm of discussion. She achieved a new level of popularity in the 70s with a trio of masterpieces. The first contained "Jesse" which became a pop standard after Roberta Flack topped the charts with it. The second contained "At Seventeen" that sold over a million copies and earned Ian her first two Grammy Awards, and the third was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of its day. Ian entered the '80s with the international disco hit "Fly Too High". The release of her 18th studio album, Billie's Bones, is the latest achievement in Ian's remarkable career and beautifully showcases her superb songwriting and sultry vocals, with a resplendent mix of unadulterated folk, jazz and blues performed in Ian's unpretentious style. "In the mass of singer/songwriters that seem to surface weekly it is easy to forget that older masters of the craft still walk among us and offer vital work...an emotionally wrenching singer, a fine guitarist, and a remarkably consistent writer." -Amazon
      www.janisian.com 7 & 9:30pm, $20

      Fri, May 21
      GREAT DRUM FOUNDATION presents Masters of Spirit feat. T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Bao'an Cao, Debashish Battacharya, Hilario Soto & Franklin Kiermyer
      Great Drum Foundation presents master musicians from various cultural backgrounds that explore the world's traditions of spiritual music. This special event at Joe's Pub will Feature: T.V. Gopalakrishnan (Indian Carnatic and Hindustani vocals, violin and percussion.), Bao'an Cao (Erhu, Suona and Huluxiao of China), Debashish Battacharya (Indian slide guitar), Hilario Soto ("Ilawi" Aymara flutes of the Andes), and Franklin Kiermyer (drumset, musical director). All artists are internationally renowned and it is a rare treat to have them all performing together in a night that is sure to be unforgettable. This event is sponsored by AHIRI Organization of Indian Classical Music & Dance. www.ahiri.org 7pm, $20 in advance/$25 at door

      Fri, May 21
      John Wesley Harding is a modern-day folksinger whose biting, cynical observations, and winning melodies have drawn comparisons to Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, from whom he took his name. "Wes" draws on a wide assortment of musical influences, pushing the boundaries of the all-too-often formulaic singer/songwriter tag to create something all his own. Known for his wry sense of humor, spontaneous live performances, and outrageous acoustic guitar playing, Harding's 11th album Adam's Apple was just released on DRT Records. "Sweet-voiced and precise...he couldn't have possibly made an album as smart, tuneful, catchy, wide-ranging and emotionally engaging." -The Oregonian www.wesweb.net 9pm, $15

      Sat, May 22
      PHIL ROY with special guest Julian Coryell
      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. In his Best of 2003, Stephen Holden of The New York Times Roy's: "Issues and Options" as one of his top two releases of the year www.philroy.com 7pm, $15

      Sat, May 22
      "Prince of New York, pop icon, etc." -Village Voice. "Is there a musician more deserving of the moniker Man About Town than Richard Barone?" asked The New York Times. And it's a good question. Since leading 80s post-modern popsters The Bongos, Barone has forged an acclaimed solo career as a consummate writer & performer, record producer, an in-demand co-writer/collaborator, and musical and theatrical director ("The Downtown Messiah"). Barone's star-studded, sold out tribute to Miss Peggy Lee for the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall will be reprised at the historic Hollywood Bowl and Chicago's Ravinia Festival in July. Amidst his numerous projects, and as he returns to the studio to complete his first new solo recording in a decade, Richard looks back to his past catalog one last time, re-interpreting his own gorgeously layered chamber pop from a new vantage point. With his trademark lush but stark setting of guitar & cello, occasional piano, vibes, and percussion, the voice and the songs take center stage. This special show will be a live rendering of his new, limited-edition import CD retrospective, "COLLECTION: an embarrassment of richard." Richard will be joined by Tony Visconti, bass; Julia Kent, cello; Johnny Rodgers, keyboards & vocals; Danny Mallon, drums, vibes & percussion; and Nick Celeste, guitar & vocals. www.richardbarone.com 9:30pm, $15

      Sun, May 23
      Broadwayworld.com presents: STANDING OVATIONS SPRING 2004 - A Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
      7pm, SOLD OUT

      Mon & Tues, May 24 & 25
      Alt-country pioneer Steve Forbert's blend of folk, rock and country has paved the way for younger artists. It has been 23 years since Forbert enjoyed an all-too-fleeting moment of fame with his top 20 hit Romeo's Tune. While he hasn't cracked the pop charts again, time has done nothing to dim this Mississippi native's creative fires. An enthralling live performer, Forbert usually hits the stage solo, armed with just an acoustic guitar, a few harmonicas and his boyish charm. This stripped-down approach suits his expressively wispy rasp of a voice and his affecting tales about life and love. When Forbert tears into his songs with his eyes shut tight and his foot keeping time, you get the feeling he's out there doing this as much for himself as he is for his audience. For these two Joe's Pub dates with Steve, the wonderful Stacey Earle will also perform and will also be sitting in with Steve Forbert on some of the show. Stacey Earle may have a brother, Steve Earle, who is one of country music's most gifted and distinctive talents. But don't get the idea that she intended to follow in her sibling's footsteps when she arrived in Nashville in 1990. This Texas native has made a return trip to yesteryear by offering traditional, stripped-down country music. Her half-gritty, half-twangy voice, which is sometimes reminiscent of Nancy Griffiths', is like a breath of fresh tumbleweed. Stacey Earle always tinkered around with music and played it, by ear, around the house when she was younger and now all of us are more thankful for it because
      Stacey Earle is simply a a stunning woman who knows how to play roots-driven folk, blues and alternative country like no other. 7pm, $22

      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      Mondays, May 24, June 7, 21 & 28
      See May 16 for further info.

      Tues, May 25
      Pharaoh's Daughter celebrates the re-release of Out of the Reeds on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. With a sound the Washington Post calls "both hypnotic and charged...", Pharaoh's Daughter has singer/songwriter roots, notable for Basya Schechter's deep & compelling voice, powerful acoustic guitar playing and mesmerizing Jewish, Middle Eastern and Indian influences. "This is the album that Basya Schechter was born to make; reverent, intelligent and exciting settings of classical Jewish liturgy and folksongs with superb backing...a bona fide genuine, gilt-edged masterpiece. Five stars." -Jewish Week www.pharaohsdaughter.com 9:30pm, $12 in advance/$15 at the door

      Wed, May 26
      Throughout her 16-year career, Grammy-nominated Eliane Elias has explored her passion for jazz as well as the music of her Brazilian homeland. One of jazz's finest pianists, the Brazilian born, New York based Elias has been heralded by People magazine as a rare vocalist and MusicHound Jazz as a powerful two-handed linear pianist whose fleeting lines are punctuated with chords and varied by altering dynamics, diverse phrasing ideas and a wide range of moods and emotions. Elias not only understands how to make great music, but has the wisdom, confidence and perseverance to keep it exciting. Her latest release Dreamer is the first primarily English CD that Eliane has recorded and promises to bring her spine tingling vocals to an eager new audience. "Elias delivers soft and swinging music hip and hot enough for North and South America. Whether the groove is acoustic or electronic jazz, it's all Elias, and it's all good." -Global Rhythm www.elianeelias.com 7pm, $20

      Wed, May 26
      JUDITH OWEN with special guest Nicole Borger
      Judith Owen has been described as one of the "great talents of her generation" by Richard Thompson, with whom she performed at Joe's Pub as part of his 1,000 Years of Popular Music. Performing from her acclaimed album 12 and showcasing new material from her forthcoming CD, the soulful Welsh-born singer, songwriter and masterful pianist has a witty, theatrical flair that plays perfectly off the deep, emotional nature of her music. The L.A. Times calls Judith "whip-smart and endearing," while Variety Magazine describes her as having "an early Randy Newman charm, she's a rocker and a jazz chanteuse, a charmer and a seducer." www.judithowen.net
      Nicole Borger is a prolific MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) singer-songwriter from San Paulo, Brazil. Due to her diverse background, she sings and writes in many styles and in several languages. Tonight she will be showcasing that variety, performing her latest songs based on the poems of Florbela Espanca, and many others. Nicole will be joined by her pianist Gilson Schachnik in a night that marks Nicole's debut performance in the United States. www.nicoleborger.com.br 9:30pm, $15

      Thurs, May 27
      LISALA with special guest Skyy City
      After her sold out performance last year, Lisala returns to Joe's Pub as fierce as ever. A vocalist, songwriter and producer, Lisala has developed a gritty soul and r&b sound that is sanctified by lush motifs reminiscent of vocal pioneers like Chaka Khan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Clark Sisters, and Patti Austin. Her powerhouse pipes and innovative compositions make for a listening experience that is both brand new and old as earth. Her first solo album "Get It" continues to be praised by critics and fans alike. "The impassioned crooning...gutbucket singing [of this] soulful soprano pierces through..." -Jazz Times www.lisala.com 7pm, $12

      Thurs, May 27
      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 Water and Mel Tormé 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 generously endowed 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.julianfleisher.com 9:30pm, $20

      Fri, May 28
      THE SHARP THINGS with special guest Chris Lee
      The Sharp Things are a sprawling orch-pop ensemble from right here, NYC. Led by Perry Serpa, the band's debut LP Here Comes The Sharp Things has been recently lauded by the NME as being, "Delightful, the lot of it!" The standard Sharp Things lineup features more musicians than you can count on your fingers. But tonight, Serpa strips it down to its bare best, utilizing strings, horns and piano with some special guests, showcasing his tunes of woe, self-loathing and just plain loathing in baritone blue, conjuring everything from Leonard Cohen to Belle And Sebastian, American Music Club and Elton John (pre-Lion King). "Musically, this is head-shaking astonishing." raves Flaunt. "Straightforward but lush songs locked in an embrace with classic melodies," adds Time Out NY. www.thesharpthings.com
      Combining electric rock and soul with shimmering acoustic music and stunning vocals, Chris Lee's rapturous live performances showcase both his own songs and breathtaking interpretations of classics. "The city's best (and most honest and brutal) soulful singer songwriter...The kind of songwriter most guys wish they could be; few have the nerve to sing so frankly about falling out of love, and fewer still can match his soulful pipes...Chris Lee is a star already; it's up to us to catch up." -Time Out New York 7pm, $12

      Fri, May 28
      ROXANE BUTTERFLY with Graham Haynes
      Roxane Butterfly celebrates National Tap Day at Joe's Pub. A collage of freestyle tap-dancing with live-music interactions blending electronics, words, afro-jazz rhythms and movements, Roxane Butterfly's unique artistry is a fascinating journey into the creative process of tap and a
      vibrant hymn to Life. The New York Times recently called her "The Coltrane of dancers". She will be joined by Graham Haynes on cornet and effects. www.beauteez.free.fr 9:30pm, $15

      Sat, May 29
      Guitarist and composer Vernon Reid is a true artist, one whose art is a work forever in progress, from his formative years on the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk scene with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, to his leadership of the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, to his collaborations with creative spirits ranging from guitarist Carlos Santana and African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd. Vernon's album with Masque (Leon Gruenbaum - keyboards, Hank Schroy - bass and Marlon Browden - drums), an instrumental album entitled "Known Unknown", is scheduled for release in April 2004 on Favored Nations records. 7:30 & 9:30pm, $20 advance/$23 at door

      Sun, May 30
      EUAN MORTON with special guest Denise Summerford (from Taboo)
      Euan Morton, recently seen in a critically-acclaimed turn as Boy George in the Broadway musical Taboo, makes his solo concert debut, performing an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and rock songs, joined by Denise Summerford, also from the cast of Taboo and seen in recent productions of Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy and Steven Sater/Duncan Shiek's The Nightingale. Euan and Denise will be backed by a band that includes members of the Taboo orchestra. Called "a glorious star" by Liz Smith, Morton has been nominated for Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for his performance in Taboo and received an Olivier Award nomination when he originated this role in London. Euan was also seen as Mercury in the London workshop production of the Queen musical We Will Rock You. "Morton's a revelation - a distinct voice." -AP. "Summerford's a show stealer." -TheaterMania.com. www.officiallyeuanmorton.com | www.DeniseSummerford.com 7 & 9:30pm, $20

      Mon, May 31
      ELIZA LUMLEY - Sings
      Eliza began her singing career as a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge and then went on to train at the Royal Academy of Music. She has performed on stage all over the world - from Broadway to the Royal Shakespeare Co., the Royal National Theatre to London's West End, where she created one of the principle roles in the world-wide smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! Her show is an eclectic journey through the sounds of the 20th century, an exploration of love and loss through Spanish and French chanson, Kurt Weill and particularly the work of the most successful of British rock bands, Radiohead. Her interpretations for piano and voice juxtapose Thom Yorke's angular modern lyric with a contemporary neo-classical re-working of the music, that are as haunting as they are inventive, and reveal a beauty often obscured, albeit deliberately, in the song's original form. 9:30pm, $15 cash at door

      Tues, June 1
      7 & 9:30pm, SOLD OUT

      Wed, June 2
      Jeffrey Gaines, who "possesses a raspy, soulful voice and a knack for soul-searching gut-check lyrics" (Paste), brings his passionate performance style to Joe's Pub for two exclusive New York City concerts. Gaines made his debut at Radio City Music Hall last March, opening for Tori Amos, and returns to Joe's with songs from his DVD-Plus release Jeffrey Gaines Live, the first ever full length DVD-Plus to be released in the US. It contains many highlights from Gaines' decade long career spanning 5 amazing albums. www.jeffreygaines.com 7 & 9pm, $20 advance/$22 at door

      Thurs, June 3
      Vocalist Angela McCluskey is a force of nature with an inexplicable magnetism and infinite energy. Co-founder of The Wild Colonials, and owner of the evocative vocals behind Télépopmusik's Grammy-nominated, "Breathe," Angela has already entered our collective consciousness via Mitsubishi's omnipresent ad campaign. On her solo debut album, The Things We Do (Manhattan Records)produced by Shudder To Think's Nathan Larson, Angela delivers her most heartfelt performances to date. It's a swinging and swaying rock-soul record about sex, death, joy, fear, love, pain, and beauty, interpreted by one of music's most exquisite modern voices, subtle and bittersweet. "The striking vocals of Angela McCluskey will make you remember the first time you heard Miles blow his horn or Billie sing the blues." -Hits www.angelamccluskey.com 7:30pm, $15

      Thurs, June 3
      Intimate and uplifting, Jolie Holland's debut studio release, Escondida (Anti-/Epitaph), is a breath of fresh air for fans of great singer-songwriters. Combining blues, folk, jazz and pop in totally inventive ways, Escondida marks the emergence of a unique and important new voice in the music scene. Jolie's vision flavors piedmont blues guitar with pure, sensual and elastic vocals that hint at classic singers like Billie Holliday. Her rare combination of truly beautiful, unique songs and an out-of-this-world delivery makes for quite a striking first impression -- her sound is natural and timeless, her songs full of surprises, both musical and lyrical. Jolie's self-released album Catalpa became an underground hit, and was selected by The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the 10 best albums of 2003, who exclaimed "...throughout this remarkable debut, there is also an eerie, haunting feel, sounds from other times and places unified by Holland's ageless voice. She sounds like a little girl and then like an old woman, sometimes both at once." and called her "...a songwriting talent of poetic grace...Holland's voice is a remarkably supple instrument; and her phrasing and the way she sidles up to notes is nearly miraculous." www.jolieholland.com 9:30pm, $12

      Fri, June 4
      Schiavo is a melodically driven modern rock band, whose self-titled debut CD is receiving rave reviews from CDBaby, which calls their music "perfect" and garageband.com, which describes them as "utterly passionate." The recent winner of VH-1's "Guitar Center Big Break Unsigned Band Contest," Schiavo's music, which has been compared to Sting, The Goo Goo Dolls, and U2, has been featured on the WB Network's hit show Dawson's Creek and the NBC show Passions, and can be heard regularly on 92.3 K-Rock. The Independent Press called Schiavo's live show "contagious, sensitive and euphoric," giving the band a five-star review. www.schiavomusic.com 7:30pm, $12

      Sat, June 5
      A fixture on the downtown scene, Peter Salett returns to Joe's Pub, playing songs from his newest release, After A While (Coda Terra Records). "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 new record sounds like the early days of the singer songwriter; John Lennon, Neil Young, Nick Drake... Salett has also been featured on many soundtracks, including the title track from his last band record Heart of Mine, which was the main theme of Edward Norton's film Keeping the Faith, mixed by T-Bone Burnett. "Peter Salett stands apart because of his voice, a rich and burnished instrument he obviously cultivates as much as he does unforgettable melodies and sharply drawn narratives" -The New Yorker www.petersalett.com 7:30pm, $15

      JACKIE HOFFMAN Live at The Public Theater: The Kvetching Continues
      Mondays, June 7, 21 & 28
      See May 16 for further info.

      Mon, June 7
      An Evening with GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL:
      MATTHEW DEAR (live vocal debut) / DYKEHOUSE (live band debut) / AEROC (live debut)
      with special guest DJs Sam Valenti IV & Friends
      Ann Arbor, Michigan label Ghostly International present an evening of live debut performances in New York. Matthew Dear's steely minimal techno comes to life in a vocal performance, Dykehouse's one-man shoegazer movement is fleshed out with a whole band and Geoff White's guitar-led Aeroc project arrives in the US for the first time. "Valenti's roster grows to include acts that defy its past even as critics attempt to close in on what Ghostly International is". -The Fader www.ghostly.com 9:30pm, $12

      Tues & Wed, June 8 & 9
      MELISSA FERRICK: The Other Side
      Known for her emotionally charged lyrics, and powerfully driven guitar work, Melissa Ferrick returns to Joe's Pub for 2 very special intimate shows playing her songs and taking your questions in celebration of the release of The Other Side (Right On Records). "A high-energy belter [with] stunning vocal finesse and an ability to play with syntax like Armatrading and Van Morrison." -Boston Globe www.melissaferrick.com 7pm, $25
      Click here to purchase tickets now!
    • Bill Bragin
      I will sing to those who will listen. It is important to talk to the convinced. I am often asked if when Sweet Honey sings, Aren t you singing to
      Message 68 of 68 , Nov 4, 2004
            "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
        10 pm - close
        $5, free with email
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        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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        f/ 212.539.8505
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        to make music more intensely,
        more beautifully,
        more devotedly than ever before."

        Leonard Bernstein

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        Joe's Pub Schedule of Events

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