A landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places, CSPS Hall is known today as Eastern Iowa's center for contemporary art, music and theatre.
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Location: CSPS Hall
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1103 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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The Denver-born songwriter/guitarist/singer’s work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic.
Jill Sobule at CSPS Hall on Thursday, June 22, 2023 @ 7PM.
Jill Sobule has released dozens of albums spanning three decades of recording. The Denver-born songwriter/guitarist/singer's work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. While her songs cover expansive thematic ground, they benefit greatly from Jill's subtle intelligence and skillful light-handedness. No sloganeering flag-and-fist waving here, but rather portrait and story songs about human beings, real and imagine, which allow us to step back from the issues they tackle, be they individual or societal, and to relate to them as we would to a close friend. 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.
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.
This is a General Admission seated show held in the theater of CSPS Hall. Doors will open 1 hour before showtime. $16 advance, $19 door