$7 OCID / $15 W/O
A rock and roll legend in every sense of the word, Jonathan Richman is highly regarded as one of the godfathers of punk. Jonathan formed seminal proto-punk band The Modern Lovers in Boston in the early 70s (known especially for "Roadrunner," widely regarded as the official song of Massachusetts) and has been making music and touring ever since. Nowadays, Jonathan delivers a stripped-down acoustic set, playing an unplugged classical guitar and crooning or speaking, with no support save for his long-time drummer Tommy Larkins. His minimalist songwriting style has been described as childlike, whimsical, and just plain brilliant– he incorporates his rock and roll past with folk and world music, delivering witty and often hilarious lyrics in a wide variety of languages. Think kids music for grown-ups; with all the attitude, style, and versatility a godfather of punk could possibly have, and all the tenderness of a children's folk singer.