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Eddie Owen Presents: Jill Sobule

Thursday, February 17
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$0 to $30

Reserved: $25 ($28 day of show)

Premium Reserved: $30 ($33 day of show)


“Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant …grown-up music for an adolescent age.”

                                                      -New York Times


Jill Sobule, an award-winning artist with the ECR Music Group, has released a dozen of albums spanning  three decades of recording, tackling such topics as the death penalty, anorexia nervosa, shoplifting,  reproduction, the French Resistance, adolescent malaise, LGBTQ issues, and the Christian Right, to name a  few – with her trademark wit and aplomb.  

On stage, she entertains, amuses, provokes, and more often than not, takes her audiences on an emotional  roller coaster, from comedy to pathos in a few bars of music, often within the same song.    

Jill Sobule’s recording career began in 1990 with the album Things Here Are Different (MCA), produced by  Todd Rundgren. Radio took notice thanks to the single’s “Too Cool To Fall In Love”. Her 1995 self-titled album  (Atlantic) brought her mainstream commercial and critical success with two hit singles: the satirical gem  “Supermodel” from the movie Clueless and “I Kissed A Girl” (the original), the first ever openly queer-themed  Billboard Top 20 record.  

For her most recent album, the Ben Lee-produced Nostalgia Kills, Sobule turned her warm wit and laser focused poet’s eye on herself more than ever before. For all its graceful, funny, and heartbreaking explorations  of awkward youth and grown-up regrets, Nostalgia Kills is as of-the-moment as anything in Jill Sobule’s catalog. Through her own experiences, she explores issues our society still collectively struggles with (LGBTQ  rights, teen mental health, our unhealthy obsession with staying forever young) and gently skewers our  tendency to dwell on the past at the expense of addressing the present.  


Sobule has performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello, Warren Zevon,  and John Doe. She inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. She has shared billing with Don  Henley, Joe Jackson, Warren Zevon, the influential LA punk band X, and Lloyd Cole & The Negatives. She  regularly co-stars with comedian/actress/author/SNL alumni Julia Sweeney in their Jill & Julia Show, an  unusual and mesmerizing combination of song and storytelling. A road warrior, she plays more than 100  shows a year.  


In November of 2019 Jill sang a song as herself on an episode of the Simpsons. Most recently, Sobule has  been working on two projects: an autobiographical show directed by two-time Obie-winner Lisa Petersen,  (titled F**k 7th Grade!) which will premiere in May 2020 at Pittsburgh’s City Theater, and another concept  album, this time a series of short musical portraits of working women, which she expects to complete within  the year.