Friday, December 22

US Tour Dates 2007 (East Coast and South)

Thu 1 Feb New York NY Knitting Factory (with Kiko Veneno)
Fri 2 Feb New York NY Knitting Factory
Sat 3 Feb New York NY Knitting Factory
Sun 4 Feb New York NY Knitting Factory
Wed 7 Feb Asbury Park, NJ Wonder Bar
Thu 8 Feb Philadelphia PA Johnny Brendas
Fri 9 Feb Washington DC 9:30 Club
Sat 10 Feb Charlottesville VA Starr Hill Music Hall
Sun 11 Feb Williamsburg VA College of William and Mary
Tue 13 Feb Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
Wed 14 Feb Charlotte NC The Evening Muse
Thu 15 Feb Asheville NC Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Fri 16 Feb Athens GA 40 Watt Club
Sat 17 Feb Atlanta GA Earl
Sun 18 Feb Atlanta GA Earl
Tue 20 Feb East Nashville TN Radio Cafe
Wed 21 Feb East Nashville TN Radio Cafe
Thu 22 Feb Memphis TN Hi-Tone Cafe
Fri 23 Feb Little Rock AR Sticky Fingerz
Sat 24 Feb Dallas TX Gypsy Tea Room
Mon 26 Feb Austin TX Continental Club
Tue 27 Feb Austin TX Cactus Cafe

Confirm with venue before making travel plans

whatever the reason

vic chesnutt

Listen to Vic Chesnutt and Elf Power at the 40 Watt Christmas Party

Thursday, December 21

Jonathan Richman Tribute in Glasgow

Jacques posted the flyer for the Grundioso Christmas party to celebrate Jonathan Richman in Glasgow, Scotland here.

You can see pictures from the party here, thanks to James!

Tuesday, December 19

Revolution Summer update

Jonathan Richman is executive producer of Miles Montalbano's film Revolution Summer, produced also by Miles Montalbano and Liz Ross. The three were formerly in a band with Charles Gonzales called Sun of Mercury. Montalbano filmed Richman for the DVD Take Me to the Plaza, and is his brother-in-law.

Revolution Summer is the debut feature film from writer/director Miles Montalbano. The film stars Mackenzie Firgens (Groove, Quality of Life), Samuel Child (The Hamiltons), and Lauren Fox (Pi, Noon Blue Apples), and features an original score by Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers, There’s Something About Mary).

Revolution Summer website

Revolution Summer at IMDB

Richman and Montalbano previously collaborated in 2001 on the Super-8 film Love and the Monster:

Speaking of Roger, his son Miles Montalbano has just finished a new short film and is premiering it at Duffy's on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. It stars one of Chico's true talents, Samantha Perry, and features an original soundtrack by Jonathan Richman. more

Duffy's in Chico, California is a favorite gig for Jonathan Richman:

The always entertaining Richman was indeed back for two heartfelt nights in intimate Duffy's Tavern, a favorite home club of sorts for the constantly touring "proto punk" and his stoic partner, standing drummer Tommy Larkins on the glittering cocktail kit. more

The film apparently began as an anti-war protest effort and evolved during post-production, done by Montalbano in Richman's San Francisco home, into something more subtle (and questioning):
Revolution Summer is in many ways a fantasy film--a Bush-era digital retelling of Orwell's 1984 ... Montalbano intends to take Revolution Summer on the road next year even if the film meets with festival success. "I look forward to getting in the van, hitting the road, and touring it like a rock band. That would be fun." (Montalbano) more from ReleasePrint (PDF)

Previous Jojopost on Revolution Summer and Love and the Monster by Bob here

Monday, December 18


in this bar things were laissez-faire

December 21st in Scotland

On December 21st, Grundioso records, an indie label from Scotland, is organising a Christmas party in Glasgow to celebrate Jonathan and his music. Here is the flyer :

Information on Grundioso can be found at :