Friday, Nov. 2 – 8:00 pm World Cafe Live at The Queen Theater
Formed in New York in 1996, Fountains of Wayne took its name from an iconic garden store in nearby Wayne, NJ (which, sadly, closed recently), and has received steady critical accolades ever since. ‘Dean Of American Rock Critics’ Robert Christgau has called them “lyric poets” and “true art heroes.” The group’s line-up, with guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young, remains unchanged. FOW were nominated for two Grammys, including a belated Best New Artist nod in 2003, after scoring a hit with their third album, Welcome Interstate Managers. 2011’s Sky Full Of Holes is the band’s fifth full-length release.
Over 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era-defining pop hit “Someday, Someway,” Marshall Crenshaw creates an incredible new chapter in his career with his 429 Records debut Jaggedland. Crenshaw’s first studio recording in more than six years is his most musically dynamic and lyrically intimate collection yet. Classic Crenshaw attributes, including an indelible sense of melody and tuneful essence, combine to create a rich warmth and intimacy on every song of Jaggedland. The songs are musical observations about the human experience, mortality, the state of the world and, of course, love as viewed through the inimitable Crenshaw perspective. Tickets: http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/