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photos by Greg Cristman

Graham Parker / Ian Hunter at The Paramount
Graham Parker
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band

...[Graham] Parker (who has for the past several years lived near Woodstock,New York), was in personable form, joking with an enthusiastic dancer in the front row ("Are you by from the Fall River area, by any chance?"), remembering an offer from one of Aerosmith's management teams ("You should open for Flock of Seagulls"), and arranging his hits and near hits with generous care ("From Squeezing Out Sparks, side one").

The sound was beautifully balanced so you could catch every nuance of guitarists Brinsley Schwartz and Martin Belmont trading leads, and even most of those genius lyrics. - [The Phoenix]

That review from from Graham Parker & the Rumour's recent show in Boston at The Wilbur (12/6). Before that, he played NYC and then a show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on December 2 with onetime Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter. Pictures from the Paramount are in this post.

New Yorkers (or folks visiting) will have another chance to see Ian when he plays City Winery on February 9 and 10, and tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Graham has a few West Coast shows coming up and will probably be attending the premiere of Judd Apatow's new comedy, This Is 40, (to which he contributes songs and also appears in) which is out December 21.

More pictures from the Paramount show (including setlists for both) are below.

Continue reading "Graham Parker & the Rumour and Ian Hunter played The Paramount (pics, setlists, updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Graham Parker

Arriving on the mid-'70s London scene as a rough'n'ready product of the pub-rock era -- an R&B- loving Nick Lowe with a sharper, more ambitious pen, as it were -- Parker predated Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, both of whom would second his illustration that the singer/songwriter idiom could be recharged, giving intelligent rock fans an excitable and energetic alternative to (slightly) older guardsmen like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Randy Newman and Van Morrison. - [Trouser Press]
Last year, pub rock survivor Graham Parker reunited with his old band, The Rumour, to make Three Chords Good, their first album together in 31 years. You can stream the album below via Spotify.

Graham and the Rumour are currently touring the record in America and will be playing the previously mentioned NYC show at Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture on Saturday (12/1, tickets) with openers The Figgs, and then The Paramount Theatre in Long Island on Sunday (12/2, tickets) which is a co-headling show with Ian Hunter. All tour dates are below.

Parker's had a long career, and had college radio hits with his 1988 album The Mona Lisa's Sister and has kept on going since. He may be about to get another moment in the spotlight as fan Judd Apatow tapped Parker to not only contribute songs to his new film, This Is 40, but also appear in the film. The comedy, a sideways sequel to Knocked Up (about Paul Rudd's character from that film) will be out in theaters December 21. The soundtrack was produced by Jon Brion and also features Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Lindsay Buckingham, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Wilco, Loudon Wainwright and more. Tracklist is below, as is the trailer for the film.

A list of tour dates, album stream, videos, and the This Is 40 trailer and soundtrack tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Graham Parker reunited with The Rumour, made first new LP in 31 years, on tour, appearing in 'This Is 40' (dates, streams)"

Donovan

In celebration of his induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, folk legend Donovan will be playing shows in three major US cities this fall before his TBA world tour in 2013. Those cities include, Washington DC, New York City, and Los Angeles. NYC gets its show on October 19 at The Concert Hall (part of NYSEC and located on 2 West 64 Street). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Other upcoming shows at The Concert Hall include progressive/folk/classical band Renaissance on October 20, Rickie Lee Jones on November 1, Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's folk rock group Blackmore's NIght on November 2, Graham Parker & The Rumour on December 1, and more.

A list of all Donovan dates and a classic live video are below.

Continue reading "Donovan playing three US shows this fall (dates)"

Graham Parker

"C'mon out to Brooklyn's Bell House on November 7th for a grand day. Carrying on the tradition of Bloodshot CMJ and SXSW parties...but now for serious local music fans. Come early, eat, drink, and enjoy some great music.

Featuring Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Brooklyn's own Cordero, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Lydia Loveless. Doors at 5:30 Show at 6:30

Tickets only $10!! Available Now! Food provided by the Good Fork of Red Hook.

**This marks the return of the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, whose appearance at last year's Bloodshot 15th anniversary BBQ in Brooklyn was cancelled due to their horrific van accident

**Seeing Rock and Roll legend Graham Parker is worth the price of admission ALONE
**Catch newcomer Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless also plays Maxwell's Saturday night with Peter Case.

Graham Parker also plays the Rubin Museum of Art on December 10th.

Neko Case @ the 2009 Newport Folk Festival (more by Jim Brueckner)
Neko Case

"During the weekend of October 16th through October 18th, The New Yorker will present its tenth annual Festival, a three-day series of events that brings together some of the world's most talented and distinguished people in the fields of literature, art, film, music, humor, business, food, politics, design, and science....

...Pop-music offerings will include interviews with and performances by Neko Case, Bon Iver, Steve Earle, and Loudon Wainwright III; a pub-rock reunion with Ian Hunter, of Mott the Hoople, and Graham Parker, of Graham Parker and the Rumour; and a panel discussion about the music industry with Jace Clayton, Josh Deutsch, Melvin Gibbs, Danny Goldberg, and Livia Tortella. In addition, a special Brooklyn Playlist concert at Brooklyn's Bell House, curated by Sasha Frere-Jones and Kelefa Sanneh, will feature Dirty Projectors, House of Ladosha, Jubilee, and Liturgy."

This is a full three months before Bon Iver's other upcoming NYC show. More New Yorker announcements soon. "Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 18th, at 12 noon, and may be purchased at newyorker.com/festival"

photos by Tim Griffin

John Wesley Harding

" Graham Parker (musician, Bloodshot Records)
" Josh Ritter (singer-songwriter) (moved from March)
" Eugene Mirman (comedian, Flight of the Conchords)
" Daniel Wallace (magician/author, Big Fish)
" Dan John Miller (actor/musician, ex-Blanche, played Luther Perkins in I Walk The Line)
" Sam Lipsyte (author, one of New York Magazine's "Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of")
" Daniel Felsenfeld (classical composer/author)
That's how John Wesley Harding's April 15th (last night's) show at Le Poisson Rouge was billed. The show marked the end of a tour and the end of a three month NYC residency at Le Poisson rouge. February pics HERE. March pics HERE. April pics below...

Continue reading "John Wesley Harding, Graham Parker, Eugene Mirman, Josh Ritter & more @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - pics "

John Wesley harding

John Wesley Harding will be releasing his latest album, Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead, on March 10 via Popover Corps/Rebel Group. Recorded with backing band The Minus Five (featuring Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck of REM), Who Was Changed is Harding's first rock album since 2004's Adam's Apple. Included with the new record is a live bonus CD, recorded at Brooklyn's Union Hall on October 27, 2008 with guest duetist Josh Ritter among others.

John Wesley Harding will be hosting a series of unique variety shows, featuring a hand-picked crew from the worlds of music, literature and comedy. The three-show residency will be held at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on February 11, March 11 and April 15.

The Feburary 11th lineup is:

- Jonathan Ames (author, HBO pilot, Bored to Death, with Jason Schwartzman)
- Rick Moody (author, The Ice Storm, Demonology, The Black Veil)
- Eugene Mirman (comedian, Flight of the Conchords)
- Shivaree (musician, Zoë Records)
- Carla Rhodes (rock and roll ventriloquist)
- P.T. Walkley (songwriter/film composer, Ed Burns collaborator)

Tickets for that JWH show are still on sale.

One day earlier (February 10th) you can catch Eugene Mirman celebrating the release of his new book at The Bell House in Brooklyn. John Oliver, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal and Paul F. Tompkins are also performing at that show, which is sold out.

One day earlier than that (February 9th) (TODAY!) Eugene Mirman will be performing, for free, again with Kristen Schall, at UCB. It's all part of Leo Allen's 11pm Whiplash show that Zach Galifianakis will also be attending. Info and free tickets HERE.

As stated above, John Wesley Harding will be back at LPR in March and April. So will Eugene Mirman. A video trailer for this week's show, and the full lineup of all three (including Roseanne Cash, Josh Ritter, and Graham Parker), below...

Continue reading "JOHN WESLEY HARDING's Cabinet of Wonders... and other EUGENE MIRMAN shows, Josh Ritter, albums & stuff"

Burbs

The Wellmont Theatre is not the only venue in Montclair, NJ holding interesting concerts. "Outpost in the Burbs" holds shows at religious and educational institutions. Tonight's Steve Earle show at The First Congregational Church is sold out (Sept 5), though the Graham Parker show on September 26th still has tickets available