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John Cooper Clarke
We recently mentioned that Miriam, the new recording project of Miriam Linna (Kicks fanzine writer, A-Bones drummer/singer, Norton Records co-founder, etc) released her debut album of garage rock/Phil Spector pop, Nobody's Baby, earlier this year on Norton and that she'll be opening for The Muffs at the NYC stop of their tour happening October 10 at The Bell House with Vivian Girls/Hole-related band Upset (tickets). Before that though, she'll play her first official NYC show ever (she's technically played here before) as Miriam on September 12 at Bowery Electric.
The show is with US punk legend Cheetah Chrome (of Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs) and legend in his own right, "bard of Salford" and UK "punk poet" John Cooper Clarke, whose work was likely exposed to a younger, larger audience when Arctic Monkeys used his lyrics on "I Wanna Be Yours" from last year's AM. Mad Juana are also on the bill and Billy Miller of Norton Records will DJ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Two days later at the same venue (9/14), both Cheetah and John will appear at the Ramones 40th anniversary celebration (a different one than the one that happened earlier this month) with other punk legends such as Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators), Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers), Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids) and many others. Tickets for that show are on sale now and proceeds will benefit Love Hope Strength. Full lineup here.
John Cooper Clarke also has other US dates around that time including two more in NYC: September 15 at Bowery Poetry Club and September 21 at The Standard Hotel. All of his dates are listed below.
UPDATE: John Cooper Clarke dates are postponed due to visa issues.
Cheetah also has other tour dates, including a solo acoustic set in NYC on September 11 at Niagara (112 Ave A), which is free. All of his dates are listed below as well.
Miriam - "My Love Has Gone"
'Evidently John Cooper Clarke' documentary trailer
John Cooper Clarke "Health Fanatic"
John Cooper Clarke in 1982
John Cooper Clarke - "Evidently Chickentown"
"Evidently Chickentown" used in Sopranos
Cheetah Chrome - "Sonic Reducer" live in 2009
John Cooper Clarke -- 2014/2015 Tour Dates
Aug 31 Sun North Dorset @ End of the Road Festival
Sep 10 Wed Cambridge, MA, USA @ Cantab Lounge
Sep 12 Fri New York, USA @ The Bowery Electric
Sep 14 Sun New York, USA @ The Bowery Electric
Sep 15 Mon New York, USA @ Bowery Poetry Club
Sep 21 Sun New York, USA @ The Standard Hotel
Sep 22 Mon Boston, MA, USA @ Church of Boston
Sep 23 Tue New Haven, CT, USA @ cafe nine
Oct 2 Thu Ipswich @ Cameo Hotel Copdock
Oct 4 Sat London @ Southbank Centre
Oct 5 Sun Milton Keynes @ The Stables
Oct 17 Fri Portsmouth @ Pyramids
Oct 18 Sat Bristol @ Anson Rooms
Oct 23 Thu Birmingham @ Birmingham Town Hall
Oct 24 Fri Hull @ Hull City Hall
Oct 25 Sat Gateshead @ Sage Gateshead
Oct 26 Sun Glasgow @ O2 ABC Glasgow
Oct 28 Tue Lancaster @ The Dukes, Lancaster
Nov 14 Fri Liverpool @ Camp and Furnace
Nov 15 Sat Norwich @ Epic Studios
Nov 16 Sun Brighton @ Theatre Royal Brighton
Nov 19 Wed Wakefield @ Unity Works
Nov 20 Thu Edinburgh @ The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Jan 3 Sat Manchester @ O2 Apollo Manchester
Cheetah Chrome -- 2014 Tour Dates
9/11 Niagara New York, NY (solo acoustic, free)
9/12 Bowery Electric New York, NY (full band)
9/14 Bowery Electric New York, NY (Ramones 40th Anniversary)
10/17 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX