Posted by ws1 on:
Jonathan Richman has apparently played both Soho and the Ventura Majestic in recent years. I hear that both visits were poorly publicized, and that he played to sparse (criminally sparse) crowds. I also managed to miss both shows, only hearing about them days later, and then feeling..unhappy and stupid.
Wedged between the wall and some old mid-century couch with a bunch of friends, popcorn and a Hefeweisen was the perfect way to watch (a legend like) Jon Richman do his thing. Very happy day.
Aly Comingore (who I keep seeing everywhere that is good) should have a proper review up on the Indy soon.
In the meantime, here are two videos to make you feel bad that you didn't go.
That Summer Feelin'
And the tail end of 'I was dancing in a lesbian bar'.