Josie Cotton with Beebe Gallini
Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive & Nobool Presents
with Beebe Gallini
Thursday, October 7
Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+
RAIN or SHINE
General Admission: $18 ADV / $24 DOS
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the section of seats
** In the event of further reduced capacity, tickets will be honored in the order they were purchased. Reserved seating will be first priority.**
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Josie Cotton had a new wave hit with “Johnny, Are You Queer?” but there’s more to this underrated singer/songwriter than her shock-value novelty hit. Not only are Cotton’s two early-’80s albums underrated pop gems, she since resumed her career in a surprising fashion; rather than jump the lucrative ’80s nostalgia bandwagon like so many of her Los Angeles contemporaries, Cotton has turned to a lovely, haunting version of art rock closer to that of Jane Siberry or Kate Bush.
Cotton’s first album, Convertible Music, was rushed to completion and released in the summer of 1982. A glorious blast of Farfisa organs, surf guitars, and Cotton’s appealingly whiny voice, the album scored another minor hit with the near-perfect “He Could Be the One.”
Cotton appeared in the 1983 cult classic Valley Girl, singing both her previous singles and the Gary U.S. Bonds oldie “School Is In” during the climactic prom sequence. Her second album, 1984’s From the Hip (Elektra), features the superb “Jimmy Loves Maryann”
Josie reappeared in 1997 with the mysterious Frightened by Nightingales. Co-produced by her husband, legendary L.A. punk producer Geza X, the album is worlds away from the snappy ’60s pop of her ’80s albums. A follow-up, The Influence of Fear on Salesmen was released in early 2002.
Beebe Gallini Garage Rockers, Soul Stompers, 60’s style Killer co-ed crew. Former and current members of Miss Georgia Peach, The Gloo Girls, Speedway, Rhinestone Chassis, The Short Fuses, Nikki Corvette and the Stingrays, Bluebird, Strumpet, Brownstar, Brits Out Of America, The Fevers, Tina and the Total Babes, L’Assassins, The Toxenes & more
Food & Beverage
The Hook & Ladder Theater boasts a full bar with exciting signature summer drinks, ice cold Summit Brewing beer and has also partnered with food vendors to present an exciting summer menu along with a number of scheduled ‘pop-up’ chef appearances. Make it dinner and a show Under the Canopy!
Thank you to our supporting partners: Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive Realty, Nobool Presents, KFAI 90.3FM, The Hub Bike Co-op, Music In Minnesota, Geek Love Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.