Jonathan Richman Tribute
A tribute to Jonathan Richman and a benefit for the Somerville Arts Council
Please join the Somerville Arts Council at a show where local bands will perform 15 minute sets—all Jonathan Richman songs! Hosted by Somervilleʼs Rock nʼ Roll nexus PAʼs Lounge, in Union Square, the bands will perform on two alternating stages, one acoustic and one electric, insuring the bang-bang excitement of non-stop Rock nʼ Roll!
Jonathan Richmanʼs songwriting spans four decades and includes hundreds of Rock nʼ Roll songs in many styles. Our bands aim to please by performing selections from each, including the proto-punk rock of “Roadrunner” to the1950ʼs rock influenced “Ice Cream Man” as well as the rocknʼ child-like wonder in “Abominable Snowman in the Supermarket.”
Many thanks to our former board members, rockers, and tribute curators, Lou Bunk and Ben Morse. And to the bands for donating their time and talent.
9:00 Hot Molasses
9:20 ACLU Benefit
9:40 Young & Old
10:00 Ghost Symposium
10:20 Asa Brebner (former Modern Lover!)
10:50 Chris North
11:10 The Double-Stops
11:30 Adam & Eve
11:50 Streight Angular
$ 8 cover; doors at 8.