Jonathan Richman

Photograph: Courtesy High Road Touring
Jonathan Richman
The Bell House , Gowanus Wednesday February 20 2013 21:00

A Jonathan Richman show is always cause for excitement, particularly in the last few years, as he lightens his Dylan-like touring schedule. A few decades after he helped start punk rock with the Modern Lovers, Richman remains one of the country's most entertaining live acts—a real old-fashioned song and dance man. You'll usually find him in the company of drummer Tommy Larkins and his own acerbic wit.

Venue name: The Bell House
Address: 149 7th St
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Transport: Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St
Price: $16, ages 16+