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Nov. 14, 2013

In the pantheon of musicians whose artistic legacies hinge almost entirely on just one album, Jonathan Richman is right up there with The Violent Femmes. Richman’s self-titled 1976 debut with The
09.20.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly roundtable with station promotions direction Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we celebrate the busiest concert season of the year with our annual fall concert preview. There are plenty of big shows to look forward to, including rare Milwaukee appearances from Jonathan Richman, James Blake and Michael Nesmith (the guy from The M...
07.29.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
One of rock 'n' roll's great charmers, Jonathan Richman will play Shank Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14, the venue announced this weekend. With his first band The Modern Lovers, Richman inspired a generation of '70s punk bands before moving on to a more acoustic, traditional style of rock 'n' roll inspired by the music of his youth. Richman still tours regularly, but for whatever reason it has been ages...
03.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A great exchange overheard at Atomic Records on Saturday: College kid (holding vinyl): I don�t have a record player; what should I do with this? Atomic employee: Uh, don�t buy it because you won�t be able to play it. On its second-to-last day, Atomic was as busy as I�ve ever seen it outside of live in-stores and midnight release parties. The staff posed for a couple of qu...
06.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Arriving, fittingly, on the heels of that Velvet Underground bootleg that made the rounds online in February, the blogs have been passing around links to a recently unearthed a rare�as �Richman�s biggest fans never even knew this thing existed� rare�Jonathan Richman set of demos from the early 1980s named Jonathan Goes Funky. It�s a worth hearing for both Richman fans and those whose Rich...

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