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Rock & Popcorn Female Singer/Songwriter Showcase, Pamela Means and more…

On Jan 4, the Knitting Factory presents the Rock & Popcorn Female Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Margaret Glaspy, Fifth Nation, Brit & the Cavalry and Clarissa Cupéro. The event provides local New Yorkers the opportunity to check out budding local musicians while snacking on popcorn. Cupéro is an upcoming pop/rock singer-songwriter artist who recently completed an EP at the Cutting Room in Greenwich Village. Brit & the Cavalry play with a blend of silky strings and horns suddenly terrorized by distorted guitar along with the vocal toppings of a "rootsy chanteuse" Fifth Nation is the creative, romantic and ultimately spiritual connection of singer/songwriter/guitarist King Julia and drummer Music Read.  

Singer-songwriter Pamela Means brings her impressive guitar and vocal chops  and insanely catchy tunes to the Rockwood Music Hall on Dec 19. Celebrate her latest release, Precedent, at the show.

Phoebe Legere is not just a singer, songwriter and piano player. She is fluent in both music and art, and loves to invent new ways of breaking down the barriers between those art forms. She calls her approach “total art synthesis.” This composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, painter, songwriter, improviser and a multi-format artist—who might more accurately be called “the female Andy Warhol”—performs at Iridium on Dec 21.

An evening of Dolly Parton’s most beloved gospel music, Our Lady J: Gospel of Dolly, takes place Dec 28 at Joe’s Pub. Celebrated by Ms. Parton herself and accompanied by the Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, Our Lady J and guests shed new meaning on Dolly’s greatest hits, as well as her lesser known songs, in this annual celebration of the Queen of Country.

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