concert review

The Long Winters Took a Look Back at The Bowery Ballroom

Source: 
Bowery Presents' The Houselist
Author: 
Geoff Nelson
Publication date: 
October 21, 2013

The Long Winters Took a Look Back at the Bowery Ballroom

John Roderick and Sean Nelson, the two founding members of the lapsed and debatably defunct band the Long Winters, took the stage at a sold-out Bowery Ballroom on Friday night under the auspices of a reunion that maybe was and maybe wasn’t. They had gathered to play their seminal sophomore record, When I Pretend to Fall, just six months past its 10-year anniversary. Roderick was in his usual biting form, cracking sardonic jokes about fans’ online relationship with the band: “Now the fans can go home and express their displeasure on the Internet. Back in the old days, you just had to go home and suck it.” Nelson, an on-again-off-again member of Harvey Danger, nodded approvingly as those in the audience chuckled.  » read more

Photos & Perspective: Three Nights With The Long Winters, The Hold Steady, and Not Shooting Ryan Adams at City Arts Fest

Source: 
Seattle Weekly
Author: 
Chris Kornelis
Publication date: 
October 24, 2011

Photos & Perspective: Three Nights With The Long Winters, The Hold Steady, and Not Shooting Ryan Adams at City Arts Fest

​This post is part of a series in which longtime Seattle music photographer Laura Musselman provides her thoughts on what it was like to be at, and shoot shows.
By Laura Musselman

The Long Winters, Thursday, Showbox at the Market: I've seen them so many times I've lost count, in at least six or seven states with six or seven different lineups. If I could pick a best show, this one would be up there near the top. Sean Nelson's guest vocals? Mind-blowing. John & Sean's back-and-forth sarcastic banter? Classic. A backing band made of incredibly talented and adorable kids? Made my cheeks hurt from smiling all night.  » read more

City Arts Fest Day 1: The Long Winters

Source: 
City Arts
Author: 
Dan Digs
Publication date: 
October 21, 2011

City Arts Fest Day 1: The Long Winters

“My between-song banter is like Bill Cosby B-sides.”

The Long Winters' front-man John Roderick is known to amuse with his musings, and even when he's playing this fact down he's funny. Walking onstage and greeting the audience in a pink shirt, black tie, khakis, glasses, beard, and side-parting, he said he wants tonight's show to invoke “a familial feeling, like we're all in this together.”

“But I am an artist, and that could change at any time.”

Standing solo with an acoustic guitar, he opened with “Seven.” He's not a great singer or a great guitar player, but John Roderick possesses wit, likability, and a magnetism that makes you want to listen to what he has to say.  » read more

Monday morning check-in: John Roderick and the warmest day of the year

Source: 
Three Imaginary Girls
Author: 
Imaginary Liz
Publication date: 
September 12, 2011

Monday morning check-in: John Roderick and the warmest day of the year

Happy Monday morning!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and was able to make the most of what the experts have claimed to be the warmest day of the year. My weekend was packed with some mundane blah stuff which was thankfully overshadowed by one hellava Saturday night in Columbia City. After an amazing dinner at my new favorite restaurant (Island Soul, do not leave without trying one of their coconut corn muffins!), my friends and I headed over to the Fishboy / BOAT / Aqueduct show at the Columbia City Theater.  » read more

Sean's Tour Diary - Part 6 of 6

Source: 
The Long Winters official website
Author: 
Sean Nelson
Publication date: 
June 30, 2003

Sean's Tour Diary
Part 6 June 17-21

Day Twenty-Four

Tuesday, June 17
Toronto, Ontario. Horseshoe Tavern.
w/ The Trews, two other bands (sorry)
"When I asked you why Ontario, you said it sounds good on the radio."
Another day, another border crossing. An uneventful one, too, thankfully. It was a close call, actually. It looked like we were about to get the full treatment, but then our guards got called away to some urgent matter at another car, and we were waved away. While we were waiting, a small hatchback pulled up and four distinguished looking Arab men stepped out, walking ruefully towards the office inside. Nodding hello to them, I couldn't help but think how unbelievably worse the prospect of a border crossing must be for them. But enough cryptosociological pseudopolitical insights. It's time to rock the Horseshoe.  » read more

Sean's Tour Diary - Part 5 of 6

Source: 
The Long Winters official website
Author: 
Sean Nelson
Publication date: 
June 30, 2003

Sean's Tour Diary
Part 5 June 13-16

Day Twenty

Friday, June 13
Philadelphia, PA. The Khyber.
W/ 3 other bands.
"Jacob Javits, I'd like to thank you for everything (primarily, your glass house)."
It's almost not worth writing about this show, because it was almost not worth playing this show, because it was almost not worth travelling through three hours of nightmarish traffic and pissing rain to arrive at a bar with a lousy PA and an aggro jukebox, where we would be first on a bill of five bands, playing from 8-9, before any reasonable person would be at a rock show in the first place, especially since it's not all-ages.  » read more

Sean's Tour Diary - Part 4 of 6

Source: 
The Long Winters official website
Author: 
Sean Nelson
Publication date: 
June 30, 2003

Sean's Tour Diary
Part 4 June 8-12

Days Fifteen, Sixteen & Seventeen

Sunday-Tuesday, June 8-10
Bethel, NY. Governor's Bluff.
Three days off.
"Time passes slowly up here in the mountains. We sit beside rivers and walk beside fountains."  » read more

Sean's Tour Diary - Part 3 of 6

Source: 
The Long Winters official website
Author: 
Sean Nelson
Publication date: 
June 30, 2003

Sean's Tour Diary
Part 3 June 2-June 7

Days Ten & Eleven / Monday-Tuesday, June 2-3

Booth Bay, ME. Anderson home. Two days off.
“We are the victims of the pleasures of the sense of hearing.”  » read more

Sean's Tour Diary - Part 2 of 6

Source: 
The Long Winters official website
Author: 
Sean Nelson
Publication date: 
June 30, 2003

Sean's Tour Diary
Part 2 May 28-June 1

Day Six & Seven / Wednesday, May 28-Thursday May 29

Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ontario. Border crossing.
“My name’s Tim and I’m a criminal.”  » read more

Imaginary. You could call it that.

Source: 
Three Imaginary Girls
Author: 
Imaginary Dana
Publication date: 
May 13, 2003

Imaginary. You could call it that.

We all know good things come in threes. It took a band as brilliant as the Long Winters to finally think of playing at all three fabula-riffic Sonic Boom Record stores in one day, to promote the release of their long-awaited sophomore release When I Pretend to Fall. I was determined to follow them all day like the Dead Head I never was, and not just because I wanted to get the limited edition Long Winters Sonic Boom tour t-shirt, either.

I was there because I am a Long Winters superfan. {There, I've said it}. And that is just what superfans do.

Sonic Boom Capitol Hill

"No, you are!"  » read more

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