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Guitarist Jonathan Richman’s most significant contribution to the modern-rock canon was as a member of proto-punk legends the Modern Lovers, but he has spent the vast majority of his 40-plus-year career writing and performing sweetly earnest acoustic story-songs. Last year, Richman released Ishkode! Ishkode!, his first full-length in half a decade. He swings through Athens on Wednesday for his anticipated annual stop at the 40 Watt Club, with longtime drummer Tommy Larkins providing a tasteful rhythmic backdrop. Singer-songwriter Ane Diaz, once an Athens-music fixture known for her work with the bands Producto and The Causey Way, opens.
JONATHAN RICHMAN The former Modern Lovers frontman known for his playful, evocative lyricism returns to town with his longtime drummer Tommy Larkins. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
ANE DIAZ Folk singer-songwriter known for her work with The Causey Way and Producto.