Thursday, December 15

2012 UK and Europe dates updated

Jonathan Richman ©Nathan Connelly via NGCCartoons All Rights Reserved

The tour will go continental in March. Please let us know if you come across other dates. Thanks!

(Previously in UK)

Sun 4 Mar Essen, Germany Grend (tix)

Tue 6 Mar Frankfurt, Germany Sinkkasten Arts Club (tix- no info)

ALSO IN ITALY (info courtesy Alberto via Bob in comments, venues unknown):


10 MARZO 2012 - NAPOLI

11 MARZO 2012 - ROMA



15 MARZO 2012 - MODENA

Sun 18 Mar Murcia, Spain sala 12 y medio (no info)

Mon 26 Mar Feyzin, France L'Epicerie Moderne (tix) w/ Zak Laughed

Thu 29 Mar Paris, France La Flèche d'or (tix)

Confirm with venue before making travel plans

Thanks to Nathan Connelly for the use of the great cartoon!

Monday, December 12

Bohemia: Friday at The Smell in LA (9 Dec 2011)

Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins - 'Bohemia' via BLACKTENTPRESS

Elsewhere (Santa Ana), Todd A writes:

In what’s become an annual tradition, I went to see Jonathan Richman last Thursday night. This time, he was in the Constellation Room at the Galaxy Theater. (read more, great pics too)

Friday, December 9

the man does what he wants

jr_IMG_1748 ©2011 RosebudPenfold
image ©2011 RosebudPenfold

︙Sam Lefebvre at SF Weekly on Wednesday's show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco:

Indeed, when he played "Old World," a cut from the first Modern Lovers LP, it was straight-ahead, but inflected with the nervous and emotive vocal style cultivated on recent records. Only half the song was actually performed: it ended abruptly, and it was difficult to tell whether that was intentional or not. But Richman gracefully began a new tune immediately. The man does what he wants. (read more)

Sex Pistols – Roadrunner via geminiLIZ

︙Sean J. O'Connell at OC Weekly on Thursday's show at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana:

Johnny Rotten once told Spin magazine that he "hates all music." "Not one song?" asked the interviewer. "Oh yeah," he responded. "'Roadrunner' by the Modern Lovers." How's that for an endorsement? (Read more)

Old World