Jonathan Richman Announces West Coast Run of Shows
Los Angeles, CA – Jonathan Richman has announced a run of west coast shows with drummer Tommy Larkins. These eight shows, including a three-night stand at The Mint in Los Angeles, will round out a successful year of touring in the U.S., Canada, U.K. & Europe.
Upon wrapping up these dates, Richman will continue to work on his forthcoming 2010 album with Larkins. This collection of songs will be a follow-up to his Vapor Records release Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild (2008), a moving portrait of love and loss from one of modern music’s most original artists. The album featured a newly recorded version of “Old World,” The Modern Lovers 1976 classic, as well as a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Here It Is”. Other stand-out tracks include “As My Mother Lay Lying,” “When We Refuse To Suffer” and the playful title track.
Wed Dec 2 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR [8PM; $15]
Thu Dec 3 Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA [8PM; $10]
Sat Dec 5 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA [8PM; $15]
Sun Dec 6 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA [8PM; $15]
Tue Dec 8 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA [8:30PM; $15 adv / $18]
Wed Dec 9 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA [8:30PM; $15 adv / $18]
Thu Dec 10 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA [8:30PM; $15 adv / $18]
Fri Dec 11 DiPiazza’s, Long Beach, CA 90804 [7:30PM; $10]
As a testament to the old uncompressed world of music meant to be experienced in a full range of decibels able to capture a work’s intended depth, Vapor Records offers “Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild” as an unprotected 1411-bit wav file: