Whether you think Jonathan Richman is an untrained genius or an overrated man-child, you can’t deny that he’s entertaining…
What? You've never heard of Jonathan Richman? Did you see "There's Something About Mary"? That's him singing in the tree.
His last album, O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth, came out in 2010, via Vapor Records. Surely he will have new material to work with… but if not, he does have a million songs from his days with The Modern Lovers to draw from.
His current tour schedule below:
06/02/12 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
06/03/12 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
06/04/12 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
06/05/12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
06/06/12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
06/07/12 Pittsburgh, PA Downtown Pittsburgh
06/08/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
06/09/12 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
06/12/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
06/13/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
06/14/12 Richmond, VA The Camel
06/15/12 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
06/16/12 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
06/17/12 Birmingham, AL BottleTree
06/19/12 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
06/20/12 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
06/21/12 Houston, TX The Continental Club
06/22/12 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/23/12 San Antonio, TX The Korova
06/24/12 Marfa, TX Marfa Book Company
06/26/12 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
06/27/12 Tucson, AZ La Cocina
06/28/12 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
06/29/12 Los Angeles, CA Echo
06/30/12 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
07/01/12 San Francisco, CA Make Out Room
07/02/12 San Francisco, CA Make Out Room
07/03/12 San Francisco, CA Make Out Room
If you haven’t heard of Free Energy by now, you are seriously missing out on life my friends. The five piece band is originally from Red Wing, MN but now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We have seen Free Energy a few times here. They are always a hoot to see live, and I know they have a massive fanbase because the two brothers are from Red Wing, Minnesota.
What's Free Energy up to these days, you ask? All I know is that they have a new album called Love Sign coming out soon. The preview song you can hear is called "Electric Fever", via Soundcloud.com.
Fri Jun 15 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN
Sat Jun 16 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
Sun Jun 17 - Plush - St Louis, MO
Tue Jun 19 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Wed Jun 20 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Thu Jun 21 - Shadow Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA
Fri Jun 22 - Strand Capitol Theatre - York, PA
Sat Jun 23 - Morgan's Pier - Philadelphia, PA
PS, as usual, Free Energy will be playing at the 400 Bar. This venue has been booking some interesting bands lately.