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From Cabinet of Wonders to Colin Meloy

The Long Winters newsdesk is slowly working its way through all the news that is flooding the desks. So please forgive us for combining two very different shows in one go.
First up, John Roderick will once again join Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding, for his Cabinet of Wonders, a vaudeville night of music and literature. John will appear at six of the shows in October and November, which will take him to Chicago, Minneapolis, Iowa City, Grinnell IA (!), San Francisco and Santa Barbara. After this we will have no more complaining that John never performs in Iowa - agreed?

Then, in January John will join Colin Meloy on four West Coast shows of his solo tour. Slightly disappointingly, the tour doesn't seem to have a name, like Decemberists tours always do, but suggestions are welcome. Tickets are on sale already, so don't wait too long.
» Cabinet of Wonders
» Colin Meloy tour dates

CMJ New York band show

We are excited to announce that The Long Winters will do a band show during CMJ in New York. On Friday October 18th, The Bowery Ballroom will see the band perform the 2003 album When I Pretend to Fall in its entirety. This concert precedes a similar show in Seattle in November, celebrating the 15th anniversary of Barsuk Records.

The line-up for these shows will consist of the original When I Pretend to Fall band: Michael Shilling on drums, Eric Corson on bass and Sean Nelson on keyboard, with John Roderick guitar and vocals [due to other obligations Eric Corson won't be able to join the band in NY].
The band haven't performed together in this line-up since early 2004, but toured the WIPTF album solidly in 2003, to much acclaim, across the USA and all the way to Europe:
"With the release of their latest stellar offering, When I Pretend to Fall, local boys the Long Winters continue making a great impression both in and outside their home town of Seattle." - Portland, OR.
"After all, when these two [Roderick and Nelson] are singing together there is something magical in the air." - Rotterdam, Netherlands;
"It offered from the start all that makes The Long Winters so special: the energy, the wonderful harmony vocals, the fun in playing and the wonderful lyrics in every song - Münster, Germany

» Tickets on sale from Friday September 6th on the Bowery Ballroom website. Doors 6.30, show 7.30 pm. 18+.

Barsuk Anniversary show: The Long Winters play When I Pretend To Fall

Record label Barsuk Records celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and The Long Winters will join the festivities with a special show on November 8th, playing When I Pretend To Fall in its entirety. To add to the festivities, this will be a full band show - there haven't been any for several years now, so this is indeed a show not to be missed.
When I Pretend To Fall has an anniversary of its own: it was 10 years ago that Barsuk released the album.

This night is part of a four-night anniversary celebration on November 7-10 with Barsuk artists past and present for four once-in-a-lifetime shows in favorite Seattle venues. The show will also feature special guests from the Barsuk roster, including a very rare performance by Chris Walla, the Seattle debut of new Barsuk signing Minor Alps, and David Bazan.
This show and all three others will benefit Gilda's Club Seattle, a cancer support organization in the Seattle area.

This all ages anniversary show will take place at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle's University District. Doors open at 6.30, show at 7.30 pm.
» Tickets available now at the Neptune Theatre website, or a 4-day-pass from the Barsuk website

Seattle Rocks the Beatles, again

Last year, Seattle Rock Orchestra took on the challenge of performing two Beatles albums with the help of a number of performers. After last year's rendition of Rubber Soul and Revolver, this year will see interpretations of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour.

John Roderick will once again be part of this double bill performance on May 11 and 12 at Seattle's Moore Theatre. Other performers include Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger, The Long Winters), Tamara Power-Drutis, James Lanman (The Good Hurt), Hanna Benn (Pollens), Matty & Mikey Gervais (Curtains for You) and Hannalee.

» Tickets are available from The Moore Theatre website. Note that Saturday's show is in the evening (doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm) whilst Sunday's is a matinee (doors at 1:00pm, show at 2:00pm).

April 7th: Bazan! Edwards! Roderick!

This is the show one could only dream of. But on April 7th, it will come true: an intimate evening of music with Kathleen Edwards, David Bazan and John Roderick. Join them at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. Tickets have gone on sale today!
» More info and tickets on the Showbox website

Comedy. Music. Shuffleboard.

Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music FestivalAtlantic Ocean Comedy and Music FestivalHere's another opportunity to go cruising with John Roderick. Join your favorite comedians and musicians September 13th through 16th, 2013 for three fun-filled days on the high seas. It’s The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival. Sailing from Miami, there will be exclusive parties, a trip to a private Caribbean island, a stop in the Bahamas, and a truly spectacular lineup of comics and musicians:
Maria Bamford • Chuck Bryant • John Darnielle • Dan Deacon
John Hodgman • Hari Kondabolu • Josie Long • Al Madrigal
Marc Maron • Nellie McKay • Eugene Mirman • Jasper Redd
John Roderick • Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler • Nick Thune

» Read more and book now!

Looking back on JoCo Cruise 3

Three times lucky, the third JoCo Cruise proved another memorable event. In case you weren't able to join the waves, here's John Roderick's full performance on small screen.

New York double love

John Roderick will be visiting New York's City Winery not just once, but twice next week. First up will be the One Christmas at a Time show with Jonathan Coulton on Friday December 14th.
Then on Sunday 16 December John will join John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders. This will be a star-packed evening with Fountains of Wayne, Joshua Ferris, Colum McCann, Eugene Mirman, John Oliver, Ron Sexsmith, The Silver Ages, Stephen Kellogg, and David Wax Museum.
Two nights of great entertainment, New York sure gets double love!
» Full info and tickets on

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