Posted in music | pictures on May 22, 2006

Last week: El Madmo played the Delancey
This week: The Sloppy Joannes played Rockwood Music Hall.

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I wonder if the Village Voice was trying to be funny when they wrote "local gals the Sloppy Joannes are having fun, and it’s refreshing that every new gal group doesn’t have to sound like Tori Amos or Norah Jones." It's possible they just didn't know that 10-time Grammy award winner Norah Jones is actually IN the Sloppy Joannes (not to be confused with El Madmo). Singer-songwriter Sasha Dobson and Norah's backup singer Daru Oda are the other two members of the band that played last night (May 21, 2006) at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

the Sloppy Joannes @ Rockwood Music Hall

Like her band The Little Willies, The Sloppy Joannes are a country-tinged act. Wes (who was sitting next to me) said they played "a lovely collection of country-tinged diddies putting the spotlight on some real crafty songwriting". The crowd was being quiet & attentive, so Sasha encouraged everyone to get a little rowdier. "We play in a pool hall every Saturday night", they said, "We're used to it" (I'm not sure which pool hall).

Norah played lead guitar and lent backup vocals. The set highlight was a Hawaiian number that featured Daru on 'lead vocals' and 'tricky Hawaiian word pronunciation'. They played a bunch of cover in addition to some live material.

the Sloppy Joannes @ Rockwood Music Hall

there's no Sloppy Joannes website, but I believe you might catch them this Wednesday night (May 24, 2006) @ Rodeo Bar in Manhattan.

the Sloppy Joannes @ Rockwood Music Hall

the Sloppy Joannes @ Rockwood Music Hall

Alexandra Scott played right before the Sloppy Joannes and is definitely worth a listen. Check out the Madonna cover streaming on her MySpace.

Previously
Suckapants saw El Madmo too | has MP3s
Norah Jones' 'punk band' El Madmo played the Delancey

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Comments (11)

Wish we could find out about these shows before they actually happen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2006 3:09 PM

"there's no Sloppy Joannes website, but I believe you might catch them this Wednesday night (May 24, 2006) @ Rodeo Bar in Manhattan"

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2006 3:11 PM

the pool hall they play at is Fat Cat.

Posted by tlo | May 22, 2006 3:56 PM

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Posted by fpabarcdw | May 24, 2006 2:56 AM

Its simple but effective. They also do other genres. Adolescent poetry is worth a look.

Posted by risperdal | May 24, 2006 3:25 AM

Tristan Taormino (one of my favorite sex writers and educators. She's awesome)

Posted by fosamax | May 24, 2006 4:28 AM

and what makes it worse is that you stopped to think about it and have a look to see if anything was coming before you went through

Posted by inter-casino | May 24, 2006 5:32 AM

With a turn she left the blushing girl at the counter, but not before saying in a reassuring tone, You really should take him up on the offer. He is very good at it

Posted by CARISOPRODOL | May 24, 2006 12:46 PM

norah jones is the best singer i have ever heared

Posted by rohan | April 14, 2007 4:54 AM

So this Sloppy Joannes originated from whom? I was always told and believed it is called a sloppy JOE...please shed some light so my on the subject, and girlfriend wont think i'm crazy.

Posted by Nasty N8 | July 19, 2007 10:24 PM

SO where did this Sloppy Joannes Name Come from? I know the sandwich...always heard it refered to as sloppy joe's. Think my cafeterian at my college had it listed the same way. Interested to hear back from you.

Posted by Nasty N8 | July 19, 2007 10:30 PM

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