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Concert Preview: Jonathan Richman at Cabaret Metro, 3/11/11

The essential part of The Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman's distinctive vocals and music have been haunting the wealth of bands that have popped up since the first self titled Modern Lovers release back in 1976. One can find a similar quirkiness at times in the lyrics and delivery of Stephen Malkmus. Furthermore, Jens Lekman's sincerity seems entirely reminiscent of Richman's own style.

Those who have seen Richman on tour before speak of his unpredictability yet recordings from earlier in the tour suggest Richman is in top form with a live drummer accompaniment and even audience singalongs. Hey, he might even dance a little. Best of all, his voice sounds just as gentle and sweet as it always has, which suggests even if you were remiss in seeing the proper Modern Lovers, you won't be let down by seeing Richman's solo set at Cabaret Metro this Friday.

 
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