Critic’s Pick – Jonathan Richman

Critic’s Pick – Jonathan Richman

B y Matt Clevenger

Jonathan Richman

Former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman will appear at the historic Southgate House in Newport this Wednesday, March 9, performing his one-of-a-kind acoustic show with long-time drummer and collaborator Tommy Larkins. Richman is a living legend of sorts, known for writing the classic punk rock song “Roadrunner,” as well as his more genre-defying work with the Modern Lovers throughout the 70s and 80s. Also known for his appearance as the acoustic guitar-toting troubadour in the Farrelly Brothers’ film “There’s Something About Mary,” Richman now tours and records as an acoustic-based act, and has developed a fiercely devoted following with his uniquely poetic blend of folk, rockabilly and jazz. Wednesday’s appearance at the Southgate House offers a relatively rare chance to catch the San Francisco-based duo’s intense live show. Tickets are $12; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. More information can be found online at www.southgatehouse.com or www.vaporrecords.com.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]