To music fans that have helped her move more than 60 million units of sales worldwide — at least half of them via her 1995 blockbuster Jagged Little Pill — Alanis Morissette is the multiple Grammy winner (and onetime Canadian teen-pop star) who exploded onto the alt-rock landscape with “You Oughta Know;” who duetted in short order with everyone from Ringo Starr to Tricky, and who more or less taught us a new meaning of the word “Ironic.”
To Red Bankers — or at least those borough-based viewers of the Kevin Smith askewniverse — Alanis Morisette is nothing less than God, the supreme being that she portrayed for the last act of Smith’s controversial 1999 epic Dogma. On the evening of Sunday, July 27, God herself returns to Red Bank for an “intimate and acoustic” sermonette on the stage of the greater Green’s most glittering cathedral of entertainment, the Count Basie Theatre.
While she’s not touring behind a hypercurrent release (her last long-player was 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights), the LA-based singer, songwriter and producer is gigging around with a set that offers stripped-down arrangements of signature best-sellers, deep-dish album cuts and canny covers — an experience that harkens back to the global-houseparty vibe of her popular MTV Unplugged taping. Tickets for the 8 pm show ($35 – $89.50, with a $125 Gold Circle option including meet and greet reception) can be reserved right here.