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Jennifer O’Connor To Channel Her Inner Stevie Nicks In Philly

By Adam F on Thursday, May 13th, 2010

This news just in from the JOC camp….

She will be joining a loose cabal of “not-so-star-ish-indie-rock-stars” at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly next Monday to perform Tusk front to back.  I think this thing is also at Union Hall this Sunday.

A full press release right after the jump.

MARCH 29, 2010: In appreciation and celebration of musician Lindsey Buckingham’s mad genius and one of modern music’s most “punk rock-soft rock” albums, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society will perform its interpretation of the classic 1979 double album in its entirety Monday, May 17 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with special guest Jennifer O’Connor.

Jennifer O’Connor – New U.S. Dates With Robyn Hitchcock, Indigo Girls

By Gerard on Thursday, March 12th, 2009

(photo culled from setuoutrunning‘s Flickr stream)

with Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3

9 Washington DC @ Black Cat
10 Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s
13 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
14 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

with the Indigo Girls :

22: Detroit @ Michigan Theatre
23: Milwaukee @ Pabst Theatre
24: Indianapolis @ Egyptian Room
25: Memphis @ Minglewood Hall

(orderrific : ‘Here With Me’ on LP or CD direct from the Matador Store)

Free show alert!

By JenniferO on Thursday, March 5th, 2009


I am playing a free, acoustic-ish, set tonight, March 5 at The Delancey in the LES of Manhattan.

Here are the details:

The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, NYC, 8pm, FREE

8:15-8:45 (Hosting & Performing) Franz Nicolay
9:55-9:25 Yoni Gordon (
9:30-10:05 Serena Jost (
10:15-11 Jennifer O’Connor (

This is me:

See you later,


Jennifer O’Connor to perfom on KUT tomorrow

By Robby on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

(Image poached from setoutrunning‘s flickr page)

Taking a breath between gigs on her seemingly never-ending tour, Jennifer O’Connor and her band stop by Austin’s KUT to perform a special live session. Austinites can hear it on Thursday (1/22) at 2PM on 90.5 FM, while the rest can stream from

There’s more information to be found here.

Jennifer O’Connor -’09 Dates Continue

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

…on tour with Amy Ray…

…followed by February and March solo dates. If we don’t see you at one or more of these, hopefully it’s just the poor lighting.

(Here WIth Me, LP/CD/digital)

Jennifer O’Connor & Stand Up to Cancer present “Sister”

By Gabe on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Jennifer O’Connor recently donated her time and her beautiful song “Sister” to the Stand Up to Cancer organization.

Stand Up in turn commissioned a lovely video for the song. Cheers to Stand Up and to JOC for working on behalf of a worthy cause.

Jennifer O’Connor : New Song On Ugandan Benefit Comp.

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

(Jennifer posted the following via her MySpace page earlier this week.  She’s still on tour with Amy Ray as of this writing and can also be seen at a benefit for the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls on December 3 (Zipper Factory, NYC) and Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theatre on December 12 (supporting Dar Williams)

Hey everybody-

I recently recorded a version of “Deck The Halls” for a Christmas compilation. Caleb Palma of the awesome Hard To Find a Friend blog asked me to contribute and I did (as did the likes of like Oxford Collapse, Bodies of Water, Jason Colett, American Analog Set and more….). The comp is available for $7.50 as a download right here, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Children of Uganda Fund.

Intended Play sampler Fall 2008: ready to download and burn

By Patrick on Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Our spring Intended Play label download sampler was a huge hit, so we’re doing it again. Just like before, you get a track from one of each of our current and upcoming releases. Seven of the tracks have not been released on MP3 yet, and four of those are from albums that haven’t been released yet. The sampler this time is a bit more varied musically, from A.C. Newman’s jewel-like pop songscapes to the majestic neo-punk of Fucked Up to the gorgeous female vocals of Jennifer O’Connor to a track from Lou Reed’s painstaking, thoughtful, first-ever performance of his controversial classic album ‘Berlin.’ We also introduce an unreleased song from Pavement’s ‘Brighten The Corner’ sessions, due out on the deluxe edition of that album in November.

Click on the link to get a zipped file of all 13 tracks plus front and back artwork, and burn it yourself (or just listen to it digitally). And support the bands and the label… if you like the track, click on the album title link below to buy (or preorder) the album (or more individual tracks) directly from us.

Intended Play Fall 2008 (zip file)

Track listing:

1. A.C. Newman There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve (from Get Guilty, due out January 20)
2. Belle and Sebastian The State I Am In (BBC Version) (from The BBC Sessions, due out November 18)
3. Jennifer O’Connor Here With Me (from Here With Me, released August 19)
4. Shearwater The Snow Leopard (Remastered) from Rook, released June 3)
5. Lou Reed Caroline Says, Pt. II (Live) (from Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse, due out November 4)
6. Mogwai The Sun Smells Too Loud (from The Hawk Is Howling, released September 23)
7. Fucked Up No Epiphany (from The Chemistry Of Common Life, released October 7)
8. Jay Reatard An Ugly Death (from Matador Singles ’08, released October 7)
9. Jaguar Love Humans Evolve Into Skyscrapers (from Take Me To The Sea, released August 19)
10. Pavement Cataracts (from Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed., due out December 9)
11. Brightblack Morning Light Oppressions Each (from Motion To Rejoin, released September 23)
12. Times New Viking Call & Respond (from the Stay Awake EP, released October 14)
13. Condo Fucks What’cha Gonna Do About It? (from Fuckbook, due out March 2009)

Music Saves in Cleveland

By JenniferO on Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Last night we played at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland and we visited Music Saves - a very cool little record shop around the corner from the venue.  I talked to owners, Kevin and Melanie.  Here’s a pic of us after the interview in front of their very cool neon signage.

JO’C:  This is your store, right?  How long have you been at it?

K&M : 4 years.

JO’C:  What’s the best thing about running this store?

Kevin:  All the money you make from selling independent records.

JO’C:  Ha!  Right… I’m familiar with that perk as well.

Melanie:  Seriously, we are fans and it is really awesome to be able to be in the unique position where we can really help bands out in a way we couldn’t if we didn’t have this store.  If we love a record or a band we can really push them and turn people on to them.

JO’C:  How does being in such close proximity to the Beachland Ballroom affect your business?   I assume that’s why you chose this location, right?

Melanie:  Yes, that’s why.  We work together with Beachland.  We sell tickets to the shows and help promote the bands that play there.  We put on shows with them sometimes.  We are all good friends and part of the same community.

JO’C:  Do you stay open late on show nights?

Melanie:  Yes, sometimes.  We did recently for the Neko Case show.

Kevin:  We once stayed open until 3:30 in the morning for a Guided By Voices show.

JO’C:  That’s awesome.  I love the idea of being able to shop for records before, after or during a show.

Do you guys have a prized record in your own personal collection(s)?

Kevin:  I’m not so much of a collector.

Melanie:  Yeah, but we do have some stuff.  We have like 6 copies of that first Menomena record where it folds out into a monster.  There are only like 500 copies of those.   We each got that for eachother for Christmas that year.

JO’C: Aw, that’s sweet.  You guys are married, right?

K&M: Yes.

JO’C:  Ok, just a couple more questions.  What’s your favorite place to eat in Cleveland?

Kevin:  Probably Melt.

Melanie:  It’s full name is Melt Bar & Grilled.

Kevin:  Grilled cheese sandwiches.

JO’C:  Yum!  And its getting to be the time of year for this question….What’s your favorite record of 2008?

Kevin: Bon Iver.

Melanie:  We both love the Frightened Rabbit record too

JO’C:  They just did an instore here today right?

K&M: Yup.

Kevin and Melanie also professed a love for the new Marnie Stern record but thought maybe it was too soon to add it to their favorites of the year list.

Jon Langmead got some used Willie Nelson vinyl and we went and played our set at the Tavern.  Nick Lowe was playing the big room next door and I got to hear half of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” before we went on – which was pretty cool.  I also met Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric who were in attendance.  So, all in all, a pretty chockful day.

Love from Pontiac, MI where we will play with The New Year tonight,

Jennifer O’Connor

Jennifer O’Connor – On Tour Supporting Amy Ray

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

(at Brooklyn’s McCarren Pool, August ’08, photo taken from ilikeateenspirit‘s Flickr stream)

In addition to mid-October shows supporting The New YearJennifer O’Connor — continuing to crisscross the USA on behalf of her fantastic new LP/CD, ‘Here With Me’, is hitting some larger rooms from Nov. 2 to Nov. 22, opening for Amy Ray.

Mon 10/13 Philadelphia PA  M Room with Hotel Lights
Tue 10/14 Pittsburgh PA Howler’s with David Dondero & Boca Chica
Wed 10/15 Cleveland OH Beachland Tavern with The New Year
Thu 10/16 Detroit MI Pike Room at Crofoot with The New Year
Fri 10/17 Chicago IL Empty Bottle  with The New Year
Sat 10/18  Milwaukee WI YNOT 2
Sun 10/19  Madison WI  Cafe Monmarte
Tue 10/21 Minneapolis MN  7th Street Entry
Wed 10/22 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews
Thu 10/23 Columbia MO The Blue Fugue  with The Black Fortys
Fri 10/24 St. Louis MO  Off Broadway
Sat  10/25  Lexington, KY  Al’s Bar
Mon 10/26 Covington, KY  Molly Malone’s  with Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts
Sun 11/2  Buffalo NY  Tralf Music Hall with Amy Ray
Tue 11/4 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre with Amy Ray
Wed 11/5 Burlington VT Higher Ground with Amy Ray
Fri 11/7 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre with Amy Ray
Sat 11/8  Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street  with Amy Ray
Mon 11/10  New Haven Ct Toad’s Place with Amy Ray
Wed 11/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom with Amy Ray
Fri 11/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club with Amy Ray
Sat  11/15 Richmond VA Capital Alehouse with Amy Ray
Tue 11/18  Virginia Beach VA The Jewish Mother
Wed 11/19  Carrboro NC  Cat’s Cradle with Amy Ray
Fri 11/21 Asheville NC Orange Peel with Amy Ray
Sat 11/22  Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse with Amy Ray, Holland Dutch