Does A.C. Newman perform New Pornographers songs by himself?

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After a hiatus from this kind of music, I've been exposed to The New Pornographers by way of a growing interest in contemporary pop-punk, and let me tell you, I love them! A.C. Newman is touring on his new "Slow Wonder" album and is coming to Washington DC, which is a mild drive for me. I'm wondering if anyone knows whether or not he plays the songs off of the New Pornographers albums at his solo shows. If he does, that sure would be great and even though I would miss the girl's soaring vocals, I'd be glad not to hear that cat with the creepy voice, who eats my lunch. Thanks so much to anyone that replies.

Aaron Spelling (AaronSpelling), Sunday, 1 August 2004 11:34 (fifteen years ago) link

anybody?

Aaron Spell1ng, Friday, 6 August 2004 12:29 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't know, but most of the songs on Slow Wonder are close enough to NP stuff that it would probably be worth going.

Huck, Friday, 6 August 2004 14:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Go for the Zumpano discs instead.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 6 August 2004 14:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Saw him in SF a month or so ago -- decent show, a little rough around the edges but worth seeing. No NPs tunes, tho...

Sean Thomas (sgthomas), Friday, 6 August 2004 14:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I'm only going if he's into Zumpano stuff. such a shame.

derrick (derrick), Friday, 6 August 2004 16:07 (fifteen years ago) link

anthony miccio's two cents:

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0432/miccio.php

chuck, Friday, 6 August 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

See I'm the opposite of Miccio. I much prefer "pop" as the root noun.

o. nate (onate), Friday, 6 August 2004 19:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Miccio also likes Limp Bizkit and Good Charlotte.

Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 6 August 2004 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link

I was actually gonna post a link to that on that thread where Roger Adultery asks how anyone could possibly not love the album. But if all I'm gonna hear is the standard "likes limp bizkit and good charlotte" thing, why bother.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 6 August 2004 22:30 (fifteen years ago) link

one thing I left out of that article was that anybody impressed by "Come Clean" should check out this unheralded pop band called Matchbox 20, who are identical except Newman doesn't have a donkey-voice and Rob Thomas can actually push his words through a stereo speaker.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 6 August 2004 22:34 (fifteen years ago) link

btw, Chuck, I love the headline!

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 6 August 2004 22:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Dude, Newman's voice comes through fine on my speakers, maybe you should upgrade your stereo.

o. nate (onate), Saturday, 7 August 2004 02:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd be glad not to hear that cat with the creepy voice

Dan Bejar? I'll pretend you didn't say that....

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 7 August 2004 03:14 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

I’ve been revisiting one of my favorite-ever sitcoms, the short-lived “Perfect Couples” (NBC, 2010-11).

This time around, I noticed how much the opening theme sounds like The New Pornographers... and indeed, turns out it’s an A.C. Newman joint.

morrisp, Saturday, 4 April 2020 04:36 (two months ago) link


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