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PHOTOS: Jonathan Richman at the Cat's Cradle - 2/16/2013

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Jonathan Richman at the Cat's Cradle - 2/16/2013

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Jonathan Richman
Cat's Cradle
2/16/2013

The wife doesn't get the appeal of Jonathan Richman, but the man's music is like crack to me.  It makes me extremely happy that he continues to tour so much, because it gives me the chance to see him perform every year or two.  I got there a little early after stuffing myself silly at Carrburitos, and was worried the might be sparsely attended - there had been some winter weather that day, and even a hint of slick roads freaks folks out around here.  But by the time Jonathan took the stage, the place filled out nicely - not packed, but well attended especially for a venue the size of the Cradle.  Things started out rough - the man runs his own PA on the stage, and he just could not get satisfied with the settings.  After a few minutes he got settled though and lit into a nice set of his more recent songs.  Sure, I'd love to hear A LOT more of his older material, but like usual all we got was his classic "I Was Dancing in the…