Editor's Note: Below is a quick-shot review of last week's Jonathan Richman show in Davis Square. He didn't play "Roadrunner," so that gives us an excuse to post it up top, video shot at New York City's Coney Island High back in 1998 for Joey Ramone's birthday party. YouTube rules.
As JONATHAN RICHMAN'S live repertoire shifts further and further away from the legend of the Modern Lovers and his cult-classic solo albums of the ‘70s and ‘80s, audiences are now seeing his most recent material finally taking life.
There aren't too many people in this world that are both
self-indulgent and opinionated enough to stand and talk for three
straight hours -- Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, maybe the Pope if given
something lean on.Luckily for those out to get their money's
worth, Henry Rollins held nothing back Wednesday night at the
Somerville Theatre and earned his inclusion on that short list.
St. Vincent has a new album, Actor, coming out next month. The video for the sort-of title track (and best song) "Actor Out of Work," works within the theme established by the album and song's title, as Clark holds auditions for thespians whom she sits across from while they try to make themselves cry.
Above: Three-fourths of U2, live at the Somerville Theatre, taken from this guy's Flickr stream.
Additional photos found here.
Below: Video from Fox 25:
All of this is enough to make you think No Line isn't their worst-received album since Pop!
Stay tuned to this post for live updates throughout the next two
days from our embedded source who's headed to the secret U2 show
tomorrow, as well as updates from around the web.
Wed March 11
4:59: @02144now says 10,000 expected to congregate in Davis Square tonight
4:45: @atu2 sez: Now inside rehearsing "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
4:30 pm: U2 has arrived at the Somerville Theater.
More after the jump...
Only one way to find out . . .
Our sources tell us that U2's secret Boston show will take place March 11 at . . . the Somerville Theater.
The band previously announced a three-city mini-tour of small venues, including LA, Chicago, and Boston. Tickets have been given away by local radio stations -- including WFNX, which gave away its last pair this afternoon -- but the venue has up until now been a closely-guarded secret.