First time I saw Jonathan Richman was at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland in 2015. The first thing he did was make sure that he didn’t have to stand on stage, because he has never wants to be put on a pedestal. It was packed, but he tried his hardest to make everyone feel safe and included, and I feel like that is his legacy. A musical legend that actually cares about his fans and the people he surrounds himself with.
He’s also freaking talented, and is a legend because of his music alone. The Modern Lovers was created because of his starry love for music, and they released their first album through Berkeley label Beserkley Records in 1976. The Bay Area has been his home, has been a source of inspiration for him, and he continues to play here and remind us of his wholesome kind of love.
You have a chance to win tickets to see a kindhearted legend, and we need to cherish our kindhearted legends!