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Jonathan Richman 

When: Sat., Sept. 24, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $15
If you're expecting to see the 60-year-old former Modern Lover Jonathan Richman acting like a punk, a genre he helped to inspire, you'll be sorely disappointed. He quit acting, er, sounding like that way back in the '80s. Nevertheless, Richman is an inimitable songwriter and a sophisticate. His music's brattiness has been replaced by a beauty that's wildly eccentric and quietly refined. He might not sing "Roadrunner" or "Pablo Picasso"—two of the most recognizable Richman/Modern Lover anthems—but he will likely play acoustic guitar flawlessly, while dancing around and singing fluently in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. Punk's not dead—it just changed its tune. KELLY O

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