switch
 
 
Home / Events / Music Calendar / Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm, Saturday November 24 | $10 advance, $12 day of show. Jonathan Richman plays nightly through Monday, Nov. 26.
The Know
2026 NE Alberta St.
 

[MODERN LOVER] “Once I was young and intense,” sang Jonathan Richman on 2008’s Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild. We remember, Jon. That was the Jonathan Richman who declared he’d “go insane if you won’t sleep with me,” who said he won’t pretend to like a girl “when she makes me feel appalled.” The new Jonathan Richman—who has actually been around for 30-plus years—is more likely to compare himself to a little airplane than complain about not getting laid. But the memory of that brasher, nervier artist hangs over Richman’s nevertheless unique discography, if only because it lasted for one single, agitated burst. Before his first group, the Modern Lovers, had even finished its classic, self-titled debut, Richman wanted to scrap what they’d recorded and try a mellower, island-influenced sound, which he’s been exploring and refining ever since, right up to his last album, 2010’s O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth. But Richman remains a punk at heart: When he walked into tiny Northeast Alberta dive the Know in 2010, he fell in love, and asked to play there. Now he’s returning for a three-night stand, offering an impossibly rare opportunity to spend an intimate evening with one of America’s most distinctive songwriters.  



Where: The Know
Phone: 473-8729
Address: 2026 NE Alberta St.
Website: www.theknowbar.com

 
 

The Know

2026 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR
97211
 
Other events in Music Calendar

The Blow, Anna Oxygen

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

[ELECTRO POP] The word “unplugged” might not mean the same thing to formerly Portland-, now Brooklyn-based duo the Blow as it does to most other people. That's w ...

9 pm | $15.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Jukebox the Ghost, Twin Folks, Secret Someones

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

[BIG POP] Jukebox the Ghost is a band that makes a broken heart sound like walk through the park. There are puppies running around, the sun is shining and there you ...

8 pm | $13.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Club Chemtrail: Sudanim B2B Miss Modular, Ben Tactic, Lincolnup, SPF666, Commune

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

[MODULAR CLUB] Founded in 2013 by Sudanim, Miss Modular and CYPHR, South London’s Her Records is on its own crooked branch of the dance music family tree, with onl ...

9 pm | $6.
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. Web | Map
Also At The Know

Lubec, Sister Palace, Golden Hour

Sunday, Feb 01, 2015

[ANGULAR JANGLES] There’s a small, dusty of corner of Sub Pop’s pre-Shins/Postal Service catalog that’s made up of dour indie-pop outfits whose bread and butte ...

8 pm | Call venue for ticket information.
The Know 2026 NE Alberta St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close