Jonathan Richman: Washington Starr Hill Music Hall

Jonathan Richman: Washington Starr Hill Music Hall

There certainly is something about Jonathan Richman. Although the cult icon is approaching the half-century mark, the man still commands the same attention that he once did playing in the parks and hospitals of his native Boston. Most intriguing...

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Manchester Hop & Grape

Manchester Hop & Grape

For a man who once wrote a near nursery-rhyme about bees, and who defines twee for serious-minded rock critics, Jonathan Richman has a reputation for tetchiness. Tonight, however, he goofs around like he's lovin' life. And why not? Evidently, he's...

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Dublin Vicar St

Dublin Vicar St

Forty-nine years old and Jonathan Richman is still singing like a teenage innocent, like his girl just left him for the high school beefcake. Like he spent all night serenading her bedroom window, and now he's turning to us - his ever-faithful...

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London Camden Jazz Cafe

London Camden Jazz Cafe

Grown men and women who can be described as 'childlike' are generally not endearing. Looking as though you need help tying your shoelaces does not make people want to stroke your head. It just makes you profoundly irritating. It's best,...

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I'm So Confused

I'm So Confused

Some say he invented punk, you know. Three decades on from that huge service to frustrated boys everywhere, he's undergoing a career renaissance. Thanks mainly to the help of more frustrated boys, and Cameron Diaz . But a man who dabbles...

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