Jill Sobule Contributed photo

NOTE: This concert has been postponed to April 10.

 

Jill Sobule plans to perform with Emma Ivy at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. in Portland.

Sobule’s work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic.

In a dozen albums spanning three decades of recording, the Denver-born songwriter/guitarist/singer has tackled such topics as the death penalty, anorexia nervosa, shoplifting, reproduction, the French Resistance, adolescent malaise, LGBTQ issues, and the Christian Right. Her hits include “I Kissed A Girl” and the alt-rock anthem “Supermodel” featured in the film “Clueless”.

Sobule was one half of The Jill & Julia Show, providing music while actor Julia Sweeney contributes storytelling. Sweeney is considered a pioneer in crowdfunding and is constantly exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing music industry. Her latest record is “Nostalgia Kills,” produced by Ben Lee and released on her own Pinko Records label.

Sweeney’s theater credits include a musical adaptation of the Broadway classic “Yentl,” “Prozak and the Platypus,” and “Times Square”. Her latest, “F*ck 7th Grade,” was postponed due to COVID-19, but was performed and filmed for three days at a make-shift drive-in over the Summer. The musical is a finalist for the Lambda Literary awards in LGBTQ Drama category this June.

Tickets cost $15-$20.

For more information, email [email protected], call 207-761-1757 or visit onelongfellowsquare.com.

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