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Roderick on the Line

We've mentioned it here before, but we'll say it again, because John's weekly phone calls with Merlin Mann have proved to be a winner. Roderick on the Line will give a you weekly dose of everything you may have wanted to know all along, and more. And to improve the experience even more, each episode comes complete with annotations by Merlin.
» Listen to the latest RotL or check out the archive of old episodes.

City Arts Fest show: unique line-up announced

This Thursday a unique The Long Winters show will take place at City Arts Fest, Showbox at the Market. John Roderick has worked with almost every musician in Seattle already, but he has found some amazing young new recruits for this one-off show. Watch this video made by Adam Pranica and you will get a taste of what to expect.

Additional bonus is that this limited edition show poster will be available from the merch stand.

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John & Jon: Nemeses

Jonathan Coulton has released a track called "Nemeses" from his upcoming album Artificial Heart, and it features John Roderick on lead vocals! You can listen to it at Paste Magazine, or watch a live performance from PAX on youtube.

Everything you always wanted to know about...

As you might know from his Twitter, John has a lot of things to say, if you let him. Recently John has been featured on 2 podcasts, and the list of topics covered is of truly epic proportions, from Lenny Kravitz' drummer to the John-Vanderslication of indie rock to what it is like being a dad and the inevitable food content.
First up was Air Raid's episode 60 "Hobos of the Future"; the next day already John went to visit Kaiser of Nerds and long-time Long Winters friend Merlin Mann to record the episode You Can Polish AC/DC All Day Long for Merlin's Back to Work podcast on 5by5. Since John and Merlin ran out of time but still had way too much stuff to talk about, Merlin decided to start a weekly podcast of his phone conversations with John, called Roderick On The Line (ROTL). » Read more.

John's Q&A column: Bumberhoot Edition

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.

Oh well, whatever

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.

Best at Tweeting

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, 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.

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