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This Jagged Little Pill benefit concert is the emotional purge we need

Brooklyn artists take turns singing the album in its entirety.


We all have something to scream about lately, and this Manhattan concert is your chance to vent all those feelings — it’s even for a good cause!

Jagged Little Pill was the cathartic 1995 debut album of anti-diva Alanis Morissette and the soundtrack of our teenage angst, so what better time to revisit it than just as we’re entering another dark moment in history? On Feb. 17 at Midtown bar American Beauty, a roster of local singers including Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) and Mayteana Morales (Pimps of Joytime) will take turns performing the full track list, from heartbreak banger You Oughta Know (screw you, Uncle Joey!) to the rare pop culture grammar lesson that is Ironic.

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The singers will be backed by members of Brooklyn powerfunk group Turkuaz and friends, and though their genres couldn’t be more different, drummer Mikey Carubba promises they’re keeping the music true to the album. A portion of proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood because, as he puts it, “I feel like the cause and the music lend themselves to each other perfectly.” Alanis would approve, so come out and get loud.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show at 10 p.m., 251 W. 30th St.

 

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