LADY RIZO, MICHELLE SHOCKED, et al. Set for Joe's Pub in June


The following acts are set for the June 2011 line-up at Joe's Pub: 
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Friday, June 17 at 7:30 PM; $25

Terminology has distinct limitations in the world of traditional music. While useful for reference and classification, it is often imprecise, arbitrary, and overlapping, with jargon that changes continually over time. Consider, for example, this set of spirited and expertly-performed songs by The Wronglers and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Is it old-time country? Bluegrass? String-band music? Some of these songs are also prevalent in such other genres as western swing, proto-rockabilly, and folk revivalism. Some are rooted in African-American blues. And others date back - at least in terms of melody - to an indigenous British repertoire from many centuries past.

But whatever they are called - past, present, or future - these songs represent a classic American repertoire, a timeless cultural legacy. And that's precisely why The Wronglers and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have aptly entitled this fine new album Heirloom Music. These songs are national treasures, a precious bequest to ensuing generations. They are performed here with a grace and proficient fluidity that may sound deceptively simple. But beneath such seemingly effortless delivery there is a deep core of reverence for tradition, not to mention an equally deep core of exuberant delight and pure fun.

The six members of The Wronglers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and guest guitarist Rob Gjersoe are all in fine form here on this fully realized set of American jewels. You are about to embark on a journey through a century of great traditional music classics. You are about to inherit the joy and grit that is Heirloom Music.

LADY RIZO: unescorted
Fridays March 18 at 9:30, April 22 at 11:30, May 20 & June 17 at 9:30 PM; $15 in advance / $20 at the door

The incomparable "cabaret star" (NY Magazine) Lady Rizo is back for an unchaperoned evening of song and decadence. You may have seen her here at Joe's Pub with her "glam bottom baring dance troupe the Assettes " (Village Voice), celebrating the billboard top ten in the monthly series Our Hit Parade, or midtown at the gothic Night Hotel co-hosting the weekly transnational lounge Foreign Affairs.

But here is your chance to have her all to yourself. Her seamless mix of bawdy humor and elegance has been likened to Mae West but it's her vocal chops that have garnered recent attention: collaborating with both Yo-Yo Ma & Moby on albums this year, singing selections of the American Songbook in front of the internationally acclaimed 36 -piece orchestra The Knights, and at MOMA for a sold out cabaret for the Kirchner Exhibit.

Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 & 9:30; $30

J GEILS, fresh from his reunion with AEROSMITH at Fenway Park and producer, writer and sports car restoration expert is a rockin' master of the blues as well as rock. Known for several huge classic rock hits and a soulful approach to the blues, he has now been nominated for the ROCK HALL OF FAME and now teams w/JEFF PITCHELL

one of the hottest guitar slingers on the circuit, drawing comparisons to JIMI HENDRIX or STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN. His CD, HEAVY HITTER, reached #7 on the BILLBOARD CHARTS. Also on the bill, is GERRY BEAUDOIN , nominated for a GRAMMY....and they will be playing some of the J GEILS BAND hits as well as some of JEFF's songs and blues, blues blues and rock,rock, rock!

An excerpt from the Fitchburg Sentinal Newspaper: "J Geils, who recently teamed up with the International Songwriting Contest winner Jeff Pitchell, whose CD "Heavy Hitter" reached No.7 on the Billboard Charts...brought the house repeatedly to its feet during a Marlborough MA" Presents: RECORDSETTER LIVE!
Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 PM; $12

Dubbed "Best Oddball Night" by New York Magazine, RecordSetter LIVE! features an all-star lineup of New York City performers setting unique world records. The night is hosted by Universal Record Database (URDB) co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, known for their regular segments on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Brooklyn jazz trio Blast Off!!! serve as the house band.

Previous RecordSetter events have seen the likes of Reggie Watts, Morgan Murphy, M. Doughty, Arden Myrin, AJ Jacobs, Kumail Nanjiani, Joe Mande and Owen Biddell set records they've invented themselves. Sold-out crowds have witnessed and participated in feats like Fastest Time to Name All Star Trek TV Episodes in Broadcast Order, Most Costume Changes While Listening to Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' and Largest Group "Meow" Rendition of 'Lean on Me'. All records are documented on video and added to the URDB website for people around the world to challenge.