Jon Auer in New York City This Week


Fresh off the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival with Radio8Ball, Jon will appear in the NYC area three times:

9.15 THE BELL HOUSE , Brooklyn, NY (w/ Fountains of Wayne)

9.16 LE POISSON ROUGE , New York, NY (w/ John Wesley Harding, John Roderick, Eugene Mirman, Steven Page & more)

9.17 THE LIVING ROOM, New York, NY (Long set)

More info here.

Scott Miller of The Loud Family and Game Theory has some nice things to say about Jon, “Conversations” and “Lady Sweet” here:

Jon Auer didn’t take a day off from crafting great music in the mid-2000s; his break-out Big Star moment (read on) only barely surpasses this Posies return to form, whose unhurried stroll up perilous baroque scales and back to meaty rock are an immense favorite of everyone in my household. I must have listened to this song a hundred times by now and it never gets old.


Jon will be playing a show on 4/1/09 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA with John Wesley Harding and comedian Eugene Mirman (from “Flight of the Conchords”) as well as John Roderick (of the Long Winters), Thee Sgt.Major III, and writer/novelist Sherman Alexie.

For more info go here to Jon’s Myspace posting.

Ken on the SXSW performance

“This is the show where I debuted much of the Soft Commands material. It was an emotional night. This year at SXSW, I was doing it all hours, full speed,” Ken says.

“The Posies played electric and acoustic sets, Big Star performed and I played several solo sets plus accompanied Robyn Hitchcock (twice) and John Roderick from the Long Winters.

“I was influenced by my fatigue and by wherever I was in my life at that point. Anyway, somehow, when I played these songs, I had a lot to release, and many mysterious and deep sentiments were attached to the erformances, hopping on as stowaways, making it sometimes difficult to proceed without being overwhelmed, but all in all it was an intense set.”