The Bumbershoot Edition of John's new Q&A column at the Seattle Weekly, dealing with questions about funnel cake, beer gardens, and ne'er-do-well youngsters is out now. If you have any questions about life, the universe, or anything else, please contact John at the Seattle Weekly. Also, look for John's upcoming columns in the printed monthly edition of the Weekly's Reverb magazine.
The Long Winters are confirmed to be performing at a special show celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's ground-breaking album, Nevermind at the EMP Sky Church on Tuesday September 20. Proceeds from the $15-20 tickets will go to help notable Seattle-area music industry figure Susie Tennant, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Other performers on the bill include original Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. For more information and tickets, please visit Brown Paper Tickets.
When The Long Winters' very own John Roderick joined new media social networking site Twitter, it's safe to say he didn't expect much fanfare. Fast forward a couple of years and not only has John published an acclaimed book collecting 365 tweets (Electric Aphorisms), but has now been granted the top spot on a list of "50 Musicians Worth Following on Twitter" as compiled by Paste Magazine.
The Long Winters have announced a (thus far) one-off show, performing at the Showbox in Seattle for the City Arts Festival on October 20th. Festival passes go on sale on August 5th at StrangerTickets.com, and show specific tickets will be made available August 24th.
Whom exactly will make up the band, what this means for the still hush-hush new album, and whether it's the first of more end-of-year tour dates all remain to be seen, but a hometown Long Winters set at the Showbox is always something to get excited for.
John Roderick has recorded lead vocals on a song for Jonathan Coulton's forthcoming album, Artificial Heart. The album is set to drop in August, but you can stream John's contribution, the song "Nemeses", right now over at Paste Magazine.