Five Firsts: Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

NAME: Jill Sobule
INSTRUMENT: multi

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Ziggy Stardust”

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies show – on mushrooms. Really!

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a drum-set in red sparkle

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Hey Joe”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … We were The Secrets of the Vatican. Even in eighth grade, I loved bad band names.

The sublime pop singer-songwriter Jill Sobule – who scored a hit with “I Kissed a Girl” in 1995 and is currently working on a musical version of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s gender-bending play, “Yentl” – returns to Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Thursday (February 23). Tix are $15.

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