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.

End Of Week Update: June 6th, 2009

  • New shows added this week:

    7/16 – Ken Stringfellow DJs Arola Nights @ Arola Restaurant @ Hotel Arts. Barcelona, SPAIN
    10/28 – Ken Stringfellow @ Club Castro, Skopje, MACEDONIA

  • Ken has joined Twitter – follow his updates @KenStringfellow.
  • Magnet asks artists to name their favorite American power pop songs, and Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie) chose “Solar Sister.” Here’s what he had to say:

    It’s their finest moment, the perfect balance of bombastic, tricky cheapness and vocal creme fraische. I can’t understand half the words, but it doesn’t seem to matter that much. I learned more about singing harmonies with this record in my car than I did in three years of choir.

  • Also in Magnet: ‘Frosting On The Beater’ makes their list of Top 15 American Power-Pop Albums, and they’ve republished a 2002 article on the subject of power pop, with comments from Ken.
  • Press for next weekend’s shows in NY: The New Yorker & Ken is interviewed by the Brooklyn blog 24/Seven.
  • Not Lame and American Songwriter review ‘Smoking Kills’.
  • Lastly – Ken is playing with The Sad Knights in Lauzerte, France tonight, and the show will be streamed online at La Grosse Tambouille, 23h France time.

Jon To Play Robert Deniro’s Tribeca Film Festival in NYC

Jon will be playing two short shows at the Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge May 3rd and 4th. Go here for more info:

Jon will also be playing a full length show the Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn on May 5th. Go here and scroll down for details:

Also, Jon’s “Cemetery Song” was also included as a pick in this week’s “Voicebox” in the Village Voice. You can find it here:,voicebox,76498,22.html

For more on the Tribeca Film Festival go here:

Jon Auer US Tour Dates on

Pattern 25 have posted a list of Jon Auer shows for May; however, many are still tentative. Visit their site for full list; here are the shows that are confirmed right now:

5/04: The Basement, Nasville TN
5/08: local 506, chapel hill NC
5/09: Jammin Java, Vienna VA
5/10: World Cafe Live, Philadlelphia PA
5/11: Maxwells, Hoboken NJ
5/12: Mercury Lounge, New York NY
5/16: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
5/17: Schubas, Chicago IL

Also, here is a link to a feature The Tripwire did on Jon yesterday.