It’s Official

Jon shares the news on Facebook

pleased to announce: 1) The Posies will play “Frosting On The Beater” in its’ entirety on 4/17/10 @ The Crocodile in Seattle, WA 2) A handful of hours after said Crocodile show, freshly rocked Posies will leave Seattle for the south of Spain to begin recording a new album for release in 2010, and 3) The Posies will also play all new material for said new album @ The Crocodile on 4/17/10 as well. For rizzle! Tickets go on sale online 2/6/10 @


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Fresh off the Bob Mould/Spiral Stairs tour, Jon flies to Minneapolis for two sold-out shows at The Olde Town Creamery in Maple Lake, MN on 10.23 and 10.24.

Also, find a link to Driven By Boredom’s blog and excellent photos from the recent Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, NY which Jon performed at here.

“Posies front man Jon Auer gave the crowd a short musical break which was not without humor as he asked a girl in the front row to take a picture of him on stage so he could prove to his mom that he did a show with Eugene Mirman.”


Due to the abrupt departure of bassist Jason Narducy from the Bob Mould/Spiral Stairs tour Jon is currently on (Jason’s wife was about to give birth), Jon will now be playing bass with Bob and drummer extraordinaire Jon Wurster for the last two shows of the “Life and Times” tour. Jon has done his best to learn 18 songs in the last 40 hours (songs from every era of Mould’s career btw) and is thrilled to be confirmed for these dates:

10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
10/20 San Diego (Solana Beach), CA @ The Belly Up

Jon will still be playing with Spiral Stairs both nights as well.

(P.S. Jason Narducy made it home one hour before the birth of his daughter…Congratulations!)


Jon has a short run playing as part of Spiral Stairs’ band in support of his upcoming Matador release “The Real Feel”, which Jon also mixed and helped produce. Live he will recreate many of the sonic bits on the record.

Find what Pitchfork had to say about Spiral Stairs and Jon here.

and Brooklyn Vegan here.

The dates in question are with one of The Posies’ all-time faves, Bob Mould. As part of the tour, Jon will also be playing the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco along with Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, and The Flaming Lips.

Here are the dates:

10/15 Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
10/16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/18 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
10/20 San Diego (Solana Beach), CA @ The Belly Up

Auer Plays Athens, Alabama, & Atlanta!

Jon is making a solo visit to the Southeastern USA this week in three cities:

10/1/09 @ Little Kings – Athens, GA (with Linda and Ruthie from Magnapop!)

10/2/09 @ Bottletree Café – Birmingham, AL (early show @8pm – free!)

10/3/09 @ Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA (w/ Matt Brown, early show @ 8pm (all ages) ))

Jon has played solo in Atlanta before (back in 2006 w/ Mark Burgess of Chameleons UK fame – YouTube video here), but Athens and Birmingham are a first.


Here is what may possibly be the only chance to see Jon solo in Phoenix, AZ…ever! It’s just a part of the world/country he doesn’t get to that often. If you’re around, come see him play at The Last Exit on Friday, 9/25/09. (OK, technically it’s in Tempe, but hey…)

Find a good Q & A interview with Jon at here.

Find an article/show preview in The Phoenix New Times here.

Jon will also be live on KASC “The Blaze” at 4pm day of show for an interview and he’ll even play a song or two. You can tune in and listen here.

“He’s the lead singer of twenty three-year-old power pop dream The Posies and rounds out the second-wave Big Star revival. But next Friday, Jon Auer will be all alone at Last Exit in Tempe, showcasing his extensive repertoire of solo work.”

Jon Auer: Two Nights at the Olde Town Creamery

Tickets are NOW available for Jon Auer at the Olde Town Creamery in Maple Lake, MN.

Dates: Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th
Time: Doors @ 6:30PM – Show @ 8:00PM
Tickets: $20
This concert is a non-profit/private show. All beverages are complimentary. This event is a potluck, all guests are asked to bring a food item to share. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artist.

Please email Jackie for tickets @ with the number of tickets and the day(s) you’re interested in attending. Tickets will sell fast, so sales are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.