04/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad PlanetRead More
04/22 Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
04/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Sitwell's Coffee House
04/25 Columbus, OH @ Bethel Road Pub
04/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
05/13 New York, NY @ The Living Room
05/21 Schenectady, NY @ The Eighth Step
John Brodeur is kicking off a huge tour in 2011 in support of his album, Tiger Pop Ten, a double-disc album that will be released April 5th, although I'm almost certain you can get the album at one of his upcoming shows.
I do have a funny story behind the Cause bar, it was originally called Sauce. Unfortunately, there was another restaurant called Sauce at the time and the two were in legal dispute for the use of the name. Sauce had to change its name, and instead of shelling out even more money for a new logo, they just ended up switching the S and the C and now they're called Cause. The joke was, if anyone asks why they changed their name, you can say "just 'cause..."
The Farewell Circuit was a no-show. I won't go into details, but let's just say that they've failed me before - and tonight was a second strike against them.
Powerpop band, The Humbugs, was the support band. I quite like them, they had two singers, Adam and Kristin, who are actually married. I didn't know their music, but they did squeeze in a cover of The Nerves' "Hanging on the Telephone" (I have a soft spot for Paul Collins as you know).
In contrast to the full Humbugs band, John Brodeur was very minimalistic with his one-man show. It's kind of interesting to see Brodeur playing all the acoustic, loops, beat boxing, tambourine, etc., all in real-time.
The toy piano was used for "Daily Affirmation". Other songs played were "Young (Neil Young)", and "Movie of the Week". I don't know if these songs were actually released on any albums, but these songs were: "Spit it Out" (from Brodeur's other band, Maggie Mayday), "Dying For Me" from the new/old album Tiger Pop Ten and "Heartbreaker" from Get Through.
He ended the set with "Sucker", but a cappella style.
John Brodeur is wrapping up his 2011 tour. Check out the double-disc album, Tiger Pop Ten, which was recently released. You can pick up a copy at johnbrodeur.com.