Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 18, 2012

photos by Craig Barritt

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is in town for two shows at the Best Buy Theater tonight (5/18) and Saturday (5/19) to which tickets are still available. Last night, Weller played an invite-only show at the Paul Varvatos store (aka the old CBGBs space) and his 15 or so song set ran his entire career, from Jam classics "Eton Rifles" and "Art School" through songs off Weller's new album, Sonik Kicks.

Weller also stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed the Jam's "That's Entertainment." You can watch that below, and check out a few more pictures (mostly red carpet) and setlist from the Varvatos show.

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller

John Vavatos and Paul Weller
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Paul Weller

Jesse Malin joins in the fun

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Paul Weller

John Varvatos and The Fleshtones' Peter Zaremba
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Paul Weller

John Varvatos and Miles Kane
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Paul Weller

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Comments (22)

Nice mop on your head

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:31 PM

rich guys at their private party. Who cares???

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:32 PM

You guys always have the greatest pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:34 PM

I'll never miss a show at John Varvatos. Definitely one of the top venues in the city.

Posted by The Pope | May 18, 2012 3:02 PM

not the same Paul Weller from The Jam. Can't be. Seems to me his politics may have changed a tad.

Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:03 PM

Can someone seriously say Who Cares??? about Paul Weller and The Jam? Stupidity, ignorance, and douchebaggery. Good lord.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:07 PM

"an someone seriously say Who Cares??? about Paul Weller and The Jam? Stupidity, ignorance, and douchebaggery. Good lord."

does someone this ignorant actually exist in reality? i hope not.

the jam>anything and everything you listen to

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:22 PM

smuckers

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:25 PM

The Jam were incredible but Weller has gotten so lame. It's kinda sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:32 PM

His guitar playing was fucking phenomenal last night. Just balls out musicianship which transcended styles, periods, venues, nostaglia & relevancy. You folks analyze this shit way to much. He just kicked ass!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:48 PM

such a bad haircut

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:55 PM

Alright, I'm gonna cut the bangs real real short, grow the sides real real long, then bleach it. Yeah. That's the look. Pussy here I come.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:55 PM

i think the term is "douchenozzlery"

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:56 PM

He could cut his hair like some douchebag who must be the only person on the planet who doesn't know The Jam, and he'd still be cooler than any of us could ever hope to be.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 4:18 PM

'Can someone seriously say Who Cares??? about Paul Weller and The Jam? Stupidity, ignorance, and douchebaggery. Good lord."

Hey moron, this wasn't the Jam, and this isn't CBGB. This was way past his expired date Weller playing a private party for a rich clothing designer and his fashion friends. Hence, the post: rich guys at their private party. Who cares??

Nobody is saying who cares about Weller and the Jam, I am making a comment on the absurdity of this particular "event".

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:02 PM

Be former fate grope cadoo Fowley Birch.

Posted by fate grope cadoo | May 18, 2012 5:04 PM

He can't sell any tickets at Best Buy. Embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 9:56 AM

anyone know who opened up for weller at the best buy theater last night?

Posted by David | May 19, 2012 12:35 PM

Weller is not like you. He is a Rockstar of the first order. He doesn't dress like you, cut his hair like you, walk like you, play like you, sing like you or think about music or anything else like you. The current taste in, in America at least, is for people in bands to look and act just like their audience. Weller and some other English acts { like the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, the Who, Clash , to name a few } never looked or acted like their audiences. They were artists; leaders and not followers. Weller still is. Oh, by the way, his politics have always been plain as day in his lyrics since 1977. One more thing, he's 53 years old and rocks his ass off. If you don't dig it, you ain't seen it. Have a nice day.

Posted by Grown Man | May 19, 2012 7:16 PM

SNAP!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 9:16 PM

the desert sharks opened. i didn't see them

Posted by evan | May 21, 2012 1:35 PM

paul weller is the men.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:45 PM

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