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Jonathan Richman


The Know (map) Northeast
Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 26, 8 p.m. 2012 21+


The chance to see one of the world's greatest songwriters in a teeny-tiny dive bar doesn't come along very often, so don't miss the legendary Jonathan Richman when he returns to the Know for a three-night stand. Only 40 tickets will be sold at the door each night, so line on up! NED LANNAMANN

Can Jonathan Richman do anything that isn't fluidly genuine? The man has nothing but sardonic class running through his veins. I'll write strongly about anyone who chooses to play a song called "I Was Dancing at a Lesbian Bar" for his national TV debut. Truly, to see him live at the Know can accurately be tagged with the staggeringly non-selective American pop-culture label of something you "can't miss." Not because he's been described as the godfather of punk, but because he's effortlessly tactful—almost, it seems, by accident. From the Modern Lovers to his recent productions, it's within the realm of possibility to suggest that Richman probably shows up to recording sessions with no plan and simply vocalizes whatever thought he scrounged together en route to the studio. JONATHAN MAGDALENO

The Know

3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

Event Times
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  • Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 26, 8 p.m. 2012
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