Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty seven years of touring have left him in good shape. He’s coming to town.
“One of the greatest songwriters ever to come out of Great Britain” Marc Riley BBC 6 MUSIC
“amERICa is that rare record. Goulden is grownup, with all of the stereotypical benefits: an air of wisdom, emotional texture, and, perhaps most cliché of all, a seasoned voice. amERICa isn’t complacent or satisfied; Wreckless Eric anatomizes his surroundings with the wide-eyed thrill of discovery. His American flyover reveals simmering cultural disturbances and essential beauty alike.” Pitchfork
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat.
His new album “amERICa” out now on Fire Records is enjoying universal acclaim from critics and public alike.
“Wreckless Eric has always been a pop musician. That is, he writes melodies with hooks in the chorus and fills his verses with quick, vivid details aimed to make you nod your head in recognition. The precise nostalgia and wry yearning he brings to this slice of autobiography rings true, funny and poignant.” Ken Tucker, NPR/Fresh Air
El SUPERRITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
BOOM! Shak-a-lak-a ~ funk, soul, disco, wave, synth-pop, hip-hop, groove, international ~ DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
"RHYTHM & BOOZE" w/ DJ SLOPOKE & BOOKER D! Old Soul and Sweaty Blues - dance your blues away! ~ Free ~ 9:30 pm
LIVE! On Stage: JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring
TOMMY LARKINS on the drums! ~ May 23/24/25
tickets available now: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2549616
There will be a limited number of tickets at the door, so get your tickets NOW! Don't miss out!
Jonathan Richman has been writing music, recording and touring for most of his life, gathering the loyalty of fans and fellow artists with his warmth, humor and insightful lyrics. In the early 1970s he formed the Modern Lovers, a major progenitor of punk music. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan and Tommy continue to record, write music together and tour across the US. Tommy’s drumming along with Jonathan’s guitar and singing create a live experience that is hard to forget.
“I’ve seen Jonathan and Tommy play live many times over the years and their shows genuinely make the world seem like a better place; a feeling that lingers long after the duration of the show. It’s always a thrill to watch them perform.” -long time fan
“Playing shows and making records keeps getting easier and more fun,” Jonathan states, adding, “…me and Tommy play totally different than we played two years ago. We already play a different style than we played on that live DVD, and the way we played then was totally different from the way we played three years before that. I still feel like we’re just starting out, and I still learn new stuff every night.” -Jonathan
KEITH bw DOOR TO BOHEMIA 7 inch Blue Arrow Records 2015
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(Please note that Jonathan Richman does not participate in the internet on any level.)
California Clap Presents: "Bat-Man is Lost in a Woods" Book Release Party featuring performances by David & Joanna, Anna Hillburg, Joel Robinow, Chris McVicker ~ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
RAW RAMP ~ w/ DJ Andy ~ rock n roll, soul, garage rock, power-pop and post punk ~ FREE! ~ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cumbia, Thai Funk, Samba, Afro-Beat, Salsa, Rai, Electro-Reggae, Afro-Funk, Asian-Psych, Rocksteady, Italo-Disco, Deutsche-Wave & MORE! ~ DJ 2shy-shy ~ FREE! ~
9:30 pm - 2:00 am
WRITE CLUB! We punch you with our word fists! ~ 6 writers for 7 minutes each in 3 bouts of literary fisticuffs ~ You pick the winners ~ $10 ~ 7pm door ~ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In a freak accident, mild mannered scientist Alan Leggitt was bitten by a radioactive Casey Childers, giving him the extraordinary ability to host WRITE CLUB SF on May 17th. Now he's gathered a host of meta-humans to battle for charity.
The meta-humans: Kitty Stryker, Alexandra Naughton, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Matthew Dowd, Na'amen Tilahun, and Lauren Parker
INVINCIBLE vs. INVISIBLE,
SUPER STRENGTH vs. SUPER SPEED,
and MAD WEALTH vs. MAD SCIENCE
WRITE CLUB is 3 rounds of 2 writers going head to head over a pair of opposing topics with 7 minutes each--7 MINUTES ONLY—to sway the crowd.
You pick the winner. Winner's charity gets money.
$5-15 Pay what you can
21+ cash bar, ATM available
Doors at 7pm — Show at 8pm
"Always cry4 Love, Never cry4 Pain" - a live tribute 2 PRINCE! ~ $8 ~ Doors at 6:30pm ~
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
The Seagulls (Jon's Birthday!) +The Low Rollers ~$8 ~ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
El SUPERRITMO! ~ DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
"ABOUT LAST NIGHT: A One Night Stand Story Telling Series" ~ $7 ~ Doors at 7:00pm! Show at 8:00pm! 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
BOOM! Shak-a-lak-a ~ funk, soul, disco, wave, synth-pop, hip-hop, groove, international ~ DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U + special guests ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
DJ FOODCOURT presents CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA DE BAILE! ~ DJ Foodcourt spins Latin rock from 6pm to 9:30pm. DJ SLOPOKE - The Funky Cabron! Latin vibe, Chicano rock, Cumbia, Mexican 60s pop, Rancheras, Salsa! ~ DRINK SPECIALS! FREE! ~ 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
McSweeney's Social Hour: Cowboy Disco Edition ~ w/ DJ Campbell ~ Raffle! ~ Tarot by Alese Osborn ~Tasty Snacks by Bi Rite ~ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McSweeney’s Publishing cordially invites you to a special evening of music, drinks and dance as we celebrate another day of book/art/merrymaking in the zesty San Francisco bay. Mostly, we just want to hear your stories about your great aunt's three legged show poodle and cha-cha slide with you in between Dolly Parton and Abba songs. There might even be a fog machine.
A few memorable histories & events that have also taken place on May 4:
1814 – Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
1974 – An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
2016 - You attend the McSweeney's Night of Cocktails and Cowboy Disco. As expected, you are magnetic and charming. Everyone loves you. You're absolutely contagious. You have become, The Life of the Party.
Let us carry on the tradition of great and beautiful things to happen on May 4th as we journey into a night of revelry. Special guests and details to be announced.
NOTHING BUT THE HITS WITH dj campbell - SF!
TIMOTHY MCSWEENEY'S CRAZY TIME RAFFLE
Goodies from Dandelion Chocolate!
TAROT READINGS BY ALESE OSBORN!
TASTY SNACKS FROM Bi-Rite Market