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Jamie Kilstein

  • Fête Music Hall 103 Dike Street Providence, RI 02909 (map)

Fête & The Bowery Presents

Jamie Kilstein

with TBA

Monday, April 25th

Fête Lounge
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: ADV $8 • DOS $10
All Ages



Jamie Kilstein


Jamie Kilstein is a spoken word, political indie punk renegade. He’s been featured in Timeout Chicago, Sydney, New York and London as a Critics Pick. He’s played everywhere from the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to the dive bar down the street where you probably used to live, and his first book #Newsfail was released from Simon and Schuster. Before the dream began to take shape, Jamie could be found living out of his car, having dropped out of high school and now has shared the stage with Bad Religion, and Talib Kweli, among others.  

Jamie has put his rants and thoughts, his social commentary to songs and music in what can only be described as liberal punk waging war against homophobes, sexists, and bigots with music that makes you want to change the world.  His musical style is not only revolutionary but his band is energetic with songs that mean something and have been gaining a lot of press and fans.   

Compared to Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra Bill Hicks and Joe Strummer, Jamie has been seen on Conan, is a regular on MSNBC, as been featured on FX, Showtime, CNN and many shows around the world.   

When not singing and performing, Jamie Kilstein co-hosts Citizen Radio, which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Adam Savage and Robin Williams. He and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top "media heroes". Most importantly: Glenn Beck has called him a "doofus" and "goofball".

Jamie Kilstein is a regular on MSNBC, has been featured on FX, Showtime, CNN and many shows around the world.   

“Jamie Kilstein is amazing and I will be spreading the word. He has the spark that energized my conscience. We need more comedians kicking it hard the way he does every night” - Robin Williams   

“Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks” – Janeane Garofalo   

Jamie Kilstein is at once irresistibly endearing and wonderfully audacious. Watching his work is like going to cuddle a puppy and having it hump your leg. But funnier. - Tim Minchin  

"Jamie Kilstein mixes music and rants to produce politically charged songs that  echo the likes of Joe Strummer and Bill Hicks" - The Skinny UK