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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney "Superwolves" + Jonathan Richman

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney "Superwolves" with Emmett Kelly, Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins

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The Hangar Theatre

801 Taughannock Blvd

Ithaca, NY 14850

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney "Superwolves" with Emmett Kelly + Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins at Ithaca's Hangar Theatre!

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Our community’s health and well being is our top priority. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience during your visit to the Hangar Theatre, we are establishing the following COVID Safety Plan for this show.

For this particular show: Audience members must be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination and valid government ID, and wear a CDC approved mask at all times indoors. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the building and attend performances. Your proof of vaccination must show it has been at least 14 days after after having completed a vaccine series.

Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy are now set to prowl the US in support of their sublime new Superwolves album! To bring the LP's songs new and newer life, these Wolves add frequent co-conspirator Emmett Kelly to the pack and promise to provide welcome assemblage for all creatures wherever they may roam!

Jonathan Richman has been playing music, recording and touring for most of his life. Jonathan and his drummer Tommy Larkins win fans wherever they play. In the early 1970s, Jonathan formed the noted band The Modern Lovers. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney "Superwolves" with Emmett Kelly

After a successful roll up and down California this summer, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy are now set to prowl through select US cities again this fall in support of their sublime new Superwolves album! To bring the LP's songs new and newer life, these 'Wolves add frequent co-conspirator Emmett Kelly to the pack and promise to provide welcome assemblage for all creatures wherever they may roam!

If the simple thought of such magical communion as Matt Sweeney's guitar and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's voice doesn't instantly send shivers down your spine (it's been a while since you've seen a show, huh?), we suggest listening to Superwolves now to fully feel it - and consider, dear reader, what many critical minds have said thus far about this inimitable album:

"[Superwolf] had a specific quality to it, arcane and majestic. Their new one is called Superwolves. Like that first outing, it’s tremendous. Joined by sympathetic set of collaborators, the elemental dynamic remains clear at the center: Sweeney sings and plays electric guitar, Oldham sings with boundless grace about about grim realities, tender moments from hard people, and destiny.” - Aquarium Drunkard

"This was an album that wasn’t promised, but somehow makes good on every silent expectation that was welled up inside the waiting rabble who didn’t know the call could be answered."- Raven Sings The Blues

"Superwolves serves the song, dressing up where needed, but always presenting them in the manner most direct, even when the songs may take a few listens to sink in and blossom. It's an album that sneaks up on you -- let it play through and play often." - Brooklyn Vegan

"a triumph of troubador-ism, a lilting and sad album that sparkles with seasoned musicianship.” - Riff

“a fantastic record.” - NPR Music

Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins

“Richman is one of America’s most unique and dynamic songwriters…” – Nashville Scene

“Richman didn’t need much else besides a beat to work his magic.” – New York Daily News

“Buy tickets early. Buy tickets often. This is just good general life advice, but even more so when you’re talking about Jonathan Richman. Don’t get denied at the door, don’t leave things up to chance: You will regret it.” – Nashville Scene

“Rhymes worthy of Ogden Nash.” – The New York Times

“Richman has spent decades removing barriers between himself and his audience, cultivating an intimacy that is almost extinct in modern music.”- Nashville Scene

“The music we’re doing now works well in quiet places like theaters and performing art centers. We still don’t use a program or a set list so we don’t know what we’ll do until we do it. Please do not expect old songs. Many singers my age do a retrospective; this show is not like that. It’s mostly stuff made up in the last 3 and 4 years. Some of the songs presented might be in different languages; this is not to be esoteric or clever, it’s because the different languages help me express different feelings sometimes. One last thing, my idea of a good show has nothing to do with applause. It’s about if all the songs I sang that night were ones that I felt.” – Jonathan

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney "Superwolves" with Emmett Kelly, Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins

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The Hangar Theatre

801 Taughannock Blvd

Ithaca, NY 14850

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No Refunds

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