Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman reissuing four ’70s albums for the first time, touring this fall

Four '70s Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers albums are getting vinyl and CD reissues for the first time ever via Omnivore Recordings. Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (1976) will be out August 19; Rock ‘N’ Roll With The Modern Lovers (1977) will be out September 16; Modern Lovers ‘Live’ (1977) will be out October 21; and Back in Your Life (1979) will be out November 11. You can watch a trailer for the reissues below.
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The Divine Shows Up: Jonathan Richman

At an almost-full Wilbur Theater on a tense Thursday night, just as Celtics fans down the road roared at the tip off in the 2022 NBA finals, an equally enthusiastic crowd saw Jonathan Richman stumble on stage. Even at 71 years old, his loose limbs were flying every which way...
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Jonathan Richman plays MUSACK benefit Saturday

(June 16, 2022) MUSACK, the charity founded by Nantucket High School graduate turned comedy writer Donick Cary to help give island students a voice through music, announced its 2022 grant awards this week. MUSACK will provide funding to the Nantucket Community Music Center for a “band-builder” program run by Floyd...

Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins Play The Waldo June 10

The Waldo Theatre, at 916 Main St. in Waldoboro, is excited to announce that Jonathan Richman, one of America’s most unique and dynamic songwriters, will be performing an intimate acoustic set with Tommy Larkins at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Originally from Boston, Richman formed the Modern Lovers,...

Tour news: Burna Boy, Bill Burr, 311, Jonathan Richman, BMTH/Knocked Loose, more

Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more. Having recently played a sold-out show at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Nigerian afro-fusionist Burna Boy has announced a summer tour in support of his upcoming album, Love, Damini. Dates kick off July 21 in Detroit and include Minneapolis, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Montreal, and Atlanta. Head here for all dates.

Legendary musician Jonathan Richman plays surprise show in San Francisco at Green Apple Books

Customers at Green Apple Books on Clement Street didn’t expect to find a man with a guitar wandering among the fiction and cooking sections as they shopped. It was Independent Bookstore Day, which occurs annually on the last Saturday of April, so they assumed he may have been part of the festive ambiance. But once they got a closer look at him, they couldn’t believe who it really was — and why the legendary musician was playing an otherwise unadvertised gig in San Francisco.
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Benefit Concert: Jonathan Richman

A night of music featuring Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins to benefit MUSACK, the charity founded on Nantucket that gives underprivileged kids and teens nationwide a voice through music by providing musical instruments, scholarships and support to music teachers.

Pageant Theatre returns with guest Jonathan Richman for Q&A

The Pageant Theatre lit up their projection screen to astound attendees for the first time since the pandemic. The Modern Lovers’ founder Jonathan Richman showcased at the theatre from Nov. 26-27 to share stories and music lessons about The Velvet Underground. The theatre held a special viewing of Todd...

Jonathan Richman expands 2022 tour, playing new Williamsburg venue The Opera House

Jonathan Richman and longtime collaborator/drummer Tommy Larkins will be on tour in 2022. Dates include a few rescheduled shows with Superwolves (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Matt Sweeney with Emmett Kelly), as well as new shows in Brooklyn, Providence, Somerville, Chicago, and more. All dates are listed below. The Brooklyn shows...
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'Velvet Underground': New Apple TV rock doc features Boston music legend Jonathan Richman

One might think it a fool’s errand for a filmmaker as revered as Todd Haynes to build his documentary debut around a rock band Cher thought so lame she famously declared, “They will replace nothing … except maybe suicide.” Ah, but when that band is The Velvet Underground, you go for it with gusto, which is what Haynes does in meticulously examining the rise and fall of perhaps America’s most influential avant-garde music makers.

Jonathan Richman impersonator scams LoveOly Summer Fest

LoveOly Summer Fest is an annual music festival run by the Olympia Film Society that has featured Jonathan Richman many times over the years. This years festival was also set to feature Richman, except… the festival never actually spoke to Richman or his representatives. Rather, an impersonator contacted the festival and stated that "Richman" wanted to play the event. The organizers talked to the scammer on the phone (who impersonated Richman himself) and then booked "Richman" as the headliner.

Olympia Music Festival Scammed By Fake Jonathan Richman

Fans gearing up to attend the LoveOly Summer Fest in Olympia, WA this past weekend were disappointed to learn that Jonathan Richman would not headline as planned on Saturday. However, the former Modern Lovers frontman—who made a notable cameo in There’s Something About Mary—didn’t bow out of the lineup for health reasons or a family emergency. Instead, he was forced to cancel because he didn’t even know he was supposed to perform.