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John on tour with Jonathan Coulton

After various collaborations and appearances with Jonathan Coulton (such as JoCoCruise One and Two, and the song Nemeses), John Roderick is now going to collect even more nerdpoints by joining JoCo on his upcoming Artificial Heart tour. The tour will take up the best part of June, with shows in both the USA and Canada.

For more information on where and when John will be supporting Jonathan with his music, please visit Jonathan’s website.

(Photo credit: Michael Bain)

Pop My Culture

Recently, John Roderick appeared in the Pop My Culture podcast. Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland.

John Hodgman and surprise drop-in guests Aimee Mann and John Roderick joined Cole and Vanessa at the Chateau Marmont to discuss The Hunger Games, young adult fiction, Zork, Justin Long, Battle Royale, Dick Gregory, early computers, the Tripod Trilogy, stickball fights, hobo bindles, and the anniversary of John Belushi’s death in the very hotel they are recording in.

» Listen to Pop My Culture 73

Live Wire! 100th live show podcast

The 100th live show of Live Wire! is now available as a podcast. This show features Susan Orlean, and musical guests The Portland Cello Project and John Roderick.

John to appear at Live Wire! once again

On March 17, John will pay his friends at Live Wire! in Portland a visit for their 100th show. You can buy tickets at the Alberta Rose Theatre.

More Than Shapes

Last autumn, Three Imaginary Girls and Dorsia Films put together a super intimate potluck / house show, with the guest of honor being John Roderick himself, who entertained song requests and told stories throughout the wonderful evening.

Dorsia Films captured it all on tape, and put together a collection of some of the very best moments in a video package dubbed "More Than Shapes." Clips from More Than Shapes were released each Tuesday throughout the month of February on both Three Imaginary Girls and the Dorsia Films production blog, and are now gathered on one page at the Dorsia Films website.

iPhone video

What do you get when John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants directs your video? John singing iPhone to iPhone on Jonathan Coulton's Nemeses.

January shows

John Roderick will play a headlining show at the Mercury Lounge in New York on January 28. Tickets are on sale now. Leading up to this, he will join Aimee Mann for three dates of her January tour: Jan 23 in Annapolis, MD, Jan 25 in Alexandria, VA and Jan 26 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA.

More details in the Shows section.

Hohner EX Artist guitar auction: get your piece of John now

Do you want to play guitar like John Roderick? Sorry, can't be done. But, you can play his guitar as much as you'd like! Just win his solid body Hohner EX Artist electric guitar, whose unique sound has appeared in The Long Winter's recordings. Small Print: Guitar has been used. It's got a few scrapes (nothing that's visible from a stadium seat), needs a set-up (easy!), but has been lovingly modified - with embellished pick-ups (blood red nail polish, an 80's classic). Don't let THIS ONE get away. Donated by John to benefit Suz, all proceeds help her recover from severe illness.
Make your bid now! Auction lasts until 8 December.

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