Cabaret/living drag legend Martha Graham Cracker is a Philly institution that has become a New York institution, much like the act of saying "New York sucks." Meanwhile, Molly Pope — generationally and spiritually, Cracker's cabaret peer, albeit in slightly different musical directions, even while each wreaks beautiful havoc on the genre — might could be a New York institution that becomes a Philly institution, like leaving New York for Philly. I say this because there's something really Philly about her presentation, gutsy and brash and soulful. Consider, for example, her read on Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero." What?
This is all somehow very Tracey Ullman by way of Northeast Philly, is it not? But I digress, and I very much jump the gun. You can speculate for yourself as these two Joe's Pub regulars hit Chris's Jazz Cafe on a Monday night. It is, perhaps, the single best way to avoid the Eagles Monday Night Football game.
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