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Come Together

A few days after his own show, John will return to the lovely Triple Door to take part in the John Lennon Tribute on October 9. You can buy tickets at the Triple Door website.

From the Land of Ice and Snow

If someone puts the word out that they want to make an indie Led Zeppelin compilation, how can you not want to participate. So when The Long Winters heard about the Portland-based project that would eventually become the double cd From the Land of Ice and Snow, they set out to record their take on the English band's epic 8.46 minute song In the Light. Recordings started when Nabil was still around to lay down a drum track, over which Eric played all the instrumental parts, so all John had to do was show up and sing.

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Myth 61 Revisited

Between watching Megadeth and Slayer, John wrote a piece about Bob Dylan, "authenticity", and humorless teenagers. You can read it at the SeattleWeekly.

DJ John on KEXP

John Roderick will be guest DJ'ing on KEXP, tonight Saturday August 28th, at 7pm PST with Hannah Levin, spinning mad jamz. Live stream at:

The Long Winters and Spiral Stairs split single

We resisted the urge to mess with your heads and title this message "The Long Winters Split". In fact, it wouldn't be fair, because although we still ask you to wait a little longer for the new album, you can get your hands on new Long Winters material with amazing regularity. Latest project to see the day of light is a split single for the Mt. Fuji label, with Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg of Pavement and Preston School of Industry fame.

It always rains in Seattle

A pipe exploded in the ceiling of the Triple Door and it was RAINING in the theater: Saturday's show was cancelled last minute. It was going to be John, Kathleen Edwards and Dave Bazan trading instruments, playing each other's tunes, and they had been looking forward to it greatly. Sorry to all who came out for the show. For those who hadn't seen these yet, this may be some consolation: three songs from the July show on the video page, including the Bun Family Players song Shane.

August 20th, in a place you cannot find

On August 20th, John Roderick will perform on a night hosted by John Hodgman at the Montague Bookmill in MA. This bookstore has the motto "Books You Don’t Need in a Place You Can’t Find", which sure sounds promising. And Hodgman describes John as a quasi-cave troll from Alaska. Should be a jolly night.

No pianobar, alas

Please be advised that John Roderick's Piano Bar for the City Arts Fest in Seattle in October has been cancelled, contrary to the initial line-up info that has gone out.

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